Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is there anything available for Windows like OmniGraffle that isn't Visio?

share|improve this question
Is there something about Visio you need to get off your chest? :-) –  RBerteig Jul 30 '09 at 8:25
Which did you end up going with? In the same boat. –  blak3r Mar 23 '13 at 23:41
Lucidchart - lucidchart.com/pages/examples/flowchart_software –  Charles Roper Apr 8 '13 at 17:57
add comment

closed as off topic by Journeyman Geek, 8088, Diogo, BBlake, ChrisF Nov 13 '12 at 19:37

Questions on Super User are expected to relate to computer software or computer hardware within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

4 Answers

up vote 2 down vote accepted

I would suggest Lucidchart. It's a web-based application and supports:

  • Real-time collaboration
  • Export to PDF, PNG, JPG, or VDX (Visio)
  • Visio import / export
share|improve this answer
add comment

Here are several tools that can be used to make drawings in different ways:

  • Dia is an open source diagram editor that is clearly strongly inspired by Visio's UI. I tried it a couple of versions ago and wasn't very impressed. But it looks like I should take another look at the latest version.

  • Inkscape is a vector drawing tool that aims to support the complete SVG standard. It is oriented more towards graphic arts than flowcharts, but certainly can be used for either. I have and use Inkscape, and it meets my simple needs.

  • If you are primarily interested in flow charts and other graph-like diagrams, then it is possible that the AT&T Graphviz tools can be used to create your drawings for you from a textual representation of the graph. I personally use it to draw diagrams that document finite state machines, but it has lots of uses.

  • If you specifically want to draw sketches of possible graphical user interface organizations, then take a look at Balsamiq Mockups. It produces drawings that look like they might have been sketched on a napkin, yet they can be edited and even linked together to produce a mockup of a complex system.

  • Open Office has Draw, which the marketing hype claims can do all kinds of amazing and wonderful things. I haven't used it, and can't make any claims about it.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Maybe SmartDraw is good for you.

share|improve this answer
add comment

what you need is Pencil, you can import stencil and even create your own stencil from images.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.