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Attribute Ratings

  • draw.io is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Apache OpenOffice

97%
14 Ratings
9.9

draw.io

99%
18 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Apache OpenOffice

90%
2 Ratings

draw.io

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

1.0

Apache OpenOffice

10%
2 Ratings
8.2

draw.io

82%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache OpenOffice

OpenOffice is the best for smaller offices, or offices that need flexibility and the ability to work with multiple file types. It's amazing when you're starting out and you can work without worrying about licensing, fees, or restrictive trial programs. It just works, and it works for free - which is pretty much the best case.
Nathan Bowman | TrustRadius Reviewer

draw.io

It's very easy to collaborate on the same file with team members and create simple concepts and flowcharts that you can use in the development process. It is also very handy for creating graphs and tables for presentations. Since this is a web application, we can use it anywhere, anytime and on any device; which provides great flexibility and accessibility. It also offers the functionality to save your work as you develop it, which is very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Apache OpenOffice

  • OpenOffice is ideal to have as an application on your PC versus utilizing an online word archive application like Google Docs.
  • OpenOffice can deal with an assortment of document types like [.doc, .rtf, .xml] , making it a fundamental apparatus for the individuals who don't approach Microsoft Word.
  • OpenOffice is a more profound programming than Word and is more open. I know, openness for a record composing programming, I know. In any case, OpenOffice takes into account rapidly evolving edges, typeface, size, and so forth, and I think shows improvement over Word, and in a simpler arrangement.
  • OpenOffice can deal with bookkeeping pages, essential information bases, introductions, and fundamental drawings. It handles the entirety of the typical Microsoft Office instruments inside one application.
Aurangzaib Adil | TrustRadius Reviewer

draw.io

  • Draw.io offers a lot of shapes and customizability of how the diagrams are laid out. We've been able to create a lot of different things with it, and have barely scratched the surface of the sorts of things that we could do.
  • Draw.io is fairly intuitive in the way that you draw shapes and connect shapes together, I was able to figure it out without a tutorial.
  • Draw.io is fast and performant for me compared with some of the alternatives.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache OpenOffice

  • There seem to be issues using this app in Windows 10. It worked fine when we used it on Windows 7, but after we upgraded the network with NEW Win 10 computers, it takes a very long time to process commands.
  • It will not allow any upgrades.
Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

draw.io

  • It's not completely robust like Visio is. I'm limited in the type and quantity of shapes I can use. But hey, it's free. And it works great.
  • Creating a swimlane process flow to show how different actors work together to complete a process was a little tough to figure out at first. But you can just look up quick "how to" instructions (hint - swimlanes are called containers, and you have to rotate them so they're horizontal rather than vertical - kind of a pain).
  • Adding special shapes and other graphics can slow down the speed of the application. However, I just try to keep it simple. If you're looking for something more robust, you'll probably be a little disappointed with draw.io.
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache OpenOffice

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Apache OpenOffice Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

draw.io

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$5 per month

draw.io Editions & Modules

Edition
Up to 10 Users$51
Up to 20 Users$111
Up to 50 Users27.501
Up to 75 Users41.251
Up to 100 Users$551
Up to 200 Users$951
Up to 500 Users152.501
Up to 750 Users$1901
Up to 1,000 Users227.501
Up to 2,000 Users377.501
Up to 5,000 Users827.501
Up to 10,0001,577.501
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It is so easy to use and produces quality work comparable to its paid competitor, Microsoft Office. I highly recommend this free software to any who need to make the switch to powerful and free Office software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

draw.io

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice 1.0
Based on 2 answers
Is there really support? There is a user forum but I do not see much developer input. Support options are limited. The most recent (Sept 2019) version of the product seems to have issues operating under Windows 10, yet there are few recent comments in the community forum, most comments are regarding older versions.
Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

draw.io

draw.io 8.2
Based on 9 answers
The support for draw.io is pretty decent, considering it is a free website. I had a question one time when I was trying to do something, so I sent an email to their support email and got a response fairly quickly with an answer to my question. They also have some excellent support tools on their support website for helping you get more familiar with their program, and I found that very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice is less intense on our computer systems and saves us a ton of financial resources. Since our document creation and editing needs are typical of a small business and not very complex, Apache OpenOffice is sufficient for us. We think that almost any smaller to medium sized business would feel the same way if they don't have a need to make or edit complex documents.
.Kim Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

draw.io

Draw.io is totally free and it has most of the features a commercial product like Visio would have, so I think it is a go-to. It has good integration with Google Drive and it can export to a variety of files. You are not constrained by some commercial proprietary file format. It can be used in a browser on any device or downloaded as a desktop app.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache OpenOffice

  • Moving to OpenOffice will save the company the cost of 500+ of Microsoft Office licenses in our company.
  • Because it is cross-platform, we could also save 500+ of Microsoft Windows licenses if we move everyone to Linux.
  • On the negative side, the lack of online collaboration and browser support may be an issue when you use clouds like Box, Workboard etc.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

draw.io

  • Our organization had a positive ROI migrating to Draw.io with simple cost savings over other products. We saved about 35% on our yearly "workflow, network diagram" software.
  • Migration from Gliffy was easy, but did come with some administrative overhead. Our IT team needed to go back through and check most diagrams for errors.
  • Our office saves a substantial amount of administrative overhead utilizing some of the templates provided within Draw.io.
Jesse Bickel, MS - PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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