Top 10 Free Alternatives to Visio for Mac


Recently we list professional alternatives to Visio for Mac. If you want to use free Visio alternatives, read our guide.

Visio for Mac

LucidChart – Browser based Visio editor. Free version allow you to add 60 objects and store your files in 25mb online storage. If you want to export Visio files, you need to upgrade your account.

Draw.io – Fast and easy to use web app. You can save your work in Dropbox, Google Drive or your local computer drive. Its work with all major browsers. Draw.io been updated to open VSDX Visio files.

Gliffy – Gliffy is a best web app to design Venn diagrams, floor plans and SWOT analysis. Its fully integrated with Confluence and JIRA.

Free version only allow you to design 5 diagrams and provide 2MB storage space. You can export diagrams into various file formats including XML.

SlickPlan  – Best on to create flowcharts, sitemap and diagrams. Its export file to  Word, PDF and XML.

Creately – Creately offer both desktop and browser version of app. Free version has some limitations.

LibreOffice Draw – Open source alternative to Visio. You can export your files in SWF and XML format.

Dia – Free cross platform flowchart and diagraming tool. You can save documents in VDX and XML format and export to PNG, SVF, WMF and EPS.

Processon – You can create technical diagrams online via Processon web app.  Sign up required.

Pencil Project – You can export your files to OpenOffice format, PDF, web pages and SVG. Its have integration with ClipArt.org. Its also avialve as a Firefox add-on.

yEd (Desktop app) – Non-web app. Its work with Microsoft silverlight, JRE 6 and HTML 5.

Pencil Project – You can export your files to OpenOffice format, PDF, web pages and SVG. Its have integration with ClipArt.org. Its also available as a Firefox add-on.

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One response to Top 10 Free Alternatives to Visio for Mac

I would say that there are 3 serious Visio alternatives: ConceptDraw, Lucidchart, Omnigraffle. However, when I need just to preview Visio files from my colleagues on a Mac, I use VSDX Annotator. I can make notes quickly and sent the file back for editing.

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