OmniGraffle

The premier diagramming application for Mac OS X

There's no better way to explain a project than via a diagram. OmniGraffle is an excellent application to create complex graphs, layouts or charts. View full description

PROS

  • Powerful tools
  • Import Microsoft Visio VSD files
  • Multiple ways to view your diagrams
  • Create complex diagrams

CONS

  • Expensive ($99.95)

Excellent
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There's no better way to explain a project than via a diagram. OmniGraffle is an excellent application to create complex graphs, layouts or charts.

As with other Omni Group applications, OmniGraffle is very intuitive, and offers a well structured interface, with easy access to your projects, tools, styles and other menus. OmniGraffle is a great program partly due to the tools it includes like Bézier lines and shapes, stencils or connection magnets. To improve the looks of your shapes you'll have to work with visual styles and smart guides to improve the look and structure of your diagrams.

Apart from powerful tools, a good diagramming program needs to give you a clear outlook of your project, even if it is very complex. The outline view in OmniGraffle gives you a clear view of the whole diagram and comes in really handy ton control changes as you're working. You can also use the Automatic Layout inspector to arrange your project in the best way possible. In case you need to insert multiple areas in your project, OmniGraffle integrates subgraphs, to collapse more content into sections and keep your graphs clear.

OmniGraffle will also let you import Microsoft Visio VSD files, meaning you can work on diagrams with PC users and not worry about compatibility issues.

There's no doubt about it, OminiGraffle is a powerful application, replete with tools and styles to design great looking complex diagrams. It's no surprise then that the program has a price tag of $199.95, which not all users will be ready to pay.

If you're looking for a professional application to create complex diagrams and aren't worried about the price, then OmniGraflle is definitely the program for you.

Changes

  • Fixed a regression where drop shadows on objects would not print.
  • Fixed a bug where shadows were not rendering properly for Mac OS X 10.5 users.
  • Found a few more cases where dragging a raster image to a pixel-based canvas would place the image on non-integral pixel coordinates.
  • The title of the Stencil Window should now again be localized.
  • Addressed an issue that would generate errant vertex points when using the Pen Tool.

When you need a clear understanding of how tasks, activities, and processes are carried out, OmniGraffle can help you produce amazing-looking diagrams that communicate information far better than words - and if you're just looking to make a poster for your Sunday garage sale, it's perfect for that too.

Diagrams are basic to the way people think, and we create them all the time without even realizing it. Whatever your profession or interests, chances are you’ve occasionally sketched out some ideas on a piece of graph paper or the back of a napkin. OmniGraffle is the tool to help you organize your thoughts visually, document them beautifully, and communicate them to the world.

More than just a silly name, OmniGraffle is a powerful, yet easy to use diagramming and drawing tool. OmniGraffle can help you make amazing graphic documents quickly by keeping lines connected to shapes even when they're moved, providing stencils full of common symbols for you to drag and drop, and magically organizing diagrams with just one click. Create flow charts, org charts, network diagrams, family trees, project processes, office layouts - or anything else that can be represented by symbols and lines.

Highlights from OmniGraffle 4 include a new dynamic outline view, diagram styles, a Bezier curve drawing tool, and greatly improved import and export options. OmniGraffle 4 Professional adds master canvases, notes, tables, document scale, improved Visio XML import and export, SVG export, and more.

OmniGraffle

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OmniGraffle Pro 6.1.3

User reviews about OmniGraffle

  • MrTonyAce

    by MrTonyAce

    "Nice ability to open .vsd on Mac"

    For those, who'd like to make different graphs easy and fast, I recommend ConceptDraw/ConceptOffice. More.

    reviewed on January 8, 2011