OmniGraffle

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OmniGraffle is for creating precise, beautiful graphics. Like website wireframes, an electrical system design, a family tree, or mapping out software classes. For artists, designers, casual data-mappers, and everyone in-between.

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OmniGraffle review by <span>Dan C.</span>
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The best diagraming tool on a Mac

What do you like best?

Extremely quick. Easily customizable. Lots of shortcuts. Large community, Tons of templates.

What do you dislike?

Needs some polish when it comes the the user interface and shortcuts. There are also bugs, bugs, and bugs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend Omnigraffle over most diagramming tools out there. I have tried many of them and in one way or another they have left me disappointed and have turned back to Omnigraffle. Once you learn how to outline with shortcuts the application becomes a breeze to use. Don't let the user interface deter you from learning this program. Take some tutorials and I guarantee you that you will never look back.

There are many useful stencils and templates that you can get for free to get you started. Once you have mastered how to use them it is very easy to start creating your own if you wish to. You can also import illustrator assets if you feel more comfortable creating vector assets in that program.

Omigraffle provides a range of export options as well so that you can produce jpegs, pngs, multiple page pdfs, and many more.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a user experience designer and I make diagrams, site maps, and user flows to realize client products. Omnigraffle is lighting fast. I am able to diagram a process during client meeting and have them approved by the end of the meeting. I also value the export options that allow me to produce artifacts for clients, managers, and developers.

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OmniGraffle review by <span>Anthony P.</span>
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A Powerful Data Mapper for the Mac

What do you like best?

The program comes with templates and the ability the manipulate the data to varying degrees of complexity. The app works across all desktop and ios platforms which is a great when having to make final tweaks to a presentation and not at your desk.

What do you dislike?

Too many menus to do initial quick and dirty layouts. It would be nice to have a very simple set of tools to create mind maps and connectivity. When starting on a project or idea, the data comes quickly and this format wants to be more structured. This lends itself to final presentation work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

excellent tool for presentations and mind mapping

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We mind map everything we do, from the initial task, processes, etc. The product is also used to create various charts we use in presentations.

What Diagramming solution do you use?

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OmniGraffle review by <span>Amik A.</span>
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Omnigraffle Still #1 for Wireframing

What do you like best?

Omnigraffle allows me to move faster than any other piece of software to quickly map out ideas.

What do you dislike?

The output is still not as beautiful as it could be - there should be more tools to allow for beautiful templating so additional software is not needed to create presentation quality artifacts.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use Omnigraffle for rapid thought mapping and wireframing - but you might want to switch to another piece of software if you need to make client presentations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wireframing and mapping out user flows has been the #1 benefit of using Omnigraffle. No other piece of software does a better job or allows me to work as efficiently.

OmniGraffle review by <span>Gillian L.</span>
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Visio for Mac

What do you like best?

Super easy to use for non-design folks to visualize information in alternative ways. They're pretty diligent about continuous updates and enhancements to make the software more applicable for new uses.

What do you dislike?

There have been times when the updates have changed the fundamental way you use the software and I've had to take some time to teach myself the new functionality before jumping into a time-sensitive assignment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Omnigraffle primarily to illustrate processes and for web development. I am an account person at an ad agency but am able to contribute significantly to the creative process by using this tool for site maps and wireframes.

OmniGraffle review by <span>Richard R.</span>
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Mac users needing an alternative to Microsoft Visio, this is it!

What do you like best?

Quick loading and intuitive. The ability to import Visio files is a definite plus! Laying out line drawing for systems I build, this is an excellent alternative to the mainstream Visio on Windows machines.

What do you dislike?

Visio imports can sometimes be imported incorrectly resulting in misplaced points and lines. This can be fixed with a little time, but ultimately it would be nicer if the imports went smoother.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For Mac users needing a solution for diagraming and flowcharting, Omnigraffle is the one to get.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We utilize Omnigraffle for creating quick line drawings for upcoming installations of network and AV systems which in turn are given to our CAD operator that uses them to create the official drawings.

OmniGraffle review by <span>Brielle M.</span>
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Omnigraffle Principal Wireframe Software

What do you like best?

Omnigraffle is simple to pick up and use. I like the ability to quickly create and gauge different level fidelity of wireframes in one software. A wide variety of wireframes libraries to get started with for mockup and quick and dirty prototypes.

What do you dislike?

Minimal ability to create live wireframes or linked prototypes in the versions I have used. Occasionally, find a confusing error in the UI when looking to change a style of an object.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Think of how you will share wireframes with clients, stakeholders, and teams. If you need to create prototypes or illustrate specific user interactions you may need to find a prototyping tool like Invision in addition. It's an industry standard so it's still a great software to go with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Generally, need to link a series of medium to high fidelity wireframes in order to show the flow of a specific user goal. I find it effective in communicating the goals without indicating to a overall look and feel.

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