Alternates to Visio & Other Methods

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digitalethan

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I recently purchased a MacBook Pro as my portable computer (I run Server 2012 R2 & WIN8.1 on my desktop at home), and I realized that I probably want Visio on my laptop.

Now I already knew that Microsoft hasn't made an OS X Compatible version to Visio, so I had planned on either going the VMWare route or to remote into my desktop.

However, I'm wondering if there are any alternatives to Visio that Apple users recommend. Although I've owned a MacBook before, I never really looked into it since I used to remote into my computer at work.
 

maddogfargo

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I think Sun's OpenOffice (* Used a lot on Linux systems) has presentation and visualization software. And most of the time both OpenOffice and MS Office can open each other's files.

You could give it a try if it is available for MAC.
 

carterdunley

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I would recommend using Lucidchart. It sounds like you will still be getting Visio files and you will probably want to edit them. Lucidchart is a free (single user others cost some money, but not too bad) online diagramming tool. It syncs up with your google drive so you can download and edit them right in the browser. It also is pretty intuitive so you don't have to worry about taking a long time to get adjusted. Overall it has been pretty great for me.
Best of luck

Reference: https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/alternative-to-visio-for-mac-OS-X

 

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Omnigraffle. http://www.omnigroup.com/omniGraffle
World class product and designed to work on OS X. The guys I know who love Visio on Windows and also have a Mac, use this product when they can. The only issue is that Visio import and export with Omnigraffle is not 100% clean.

I've used Visio on my Macbook Pro using CrossOver and that works really well too.
 

iambradhanks

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Ran across this on Cult of mac. Same program?

http://www.cultofmac.com/309297/lucidchart-replaces-visio-on-mac/
 
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