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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.
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OmniGraffle

If you're used to using Visio and similar tools on the PC then OmiGraffle for the Mac is a seamless transfer.Has the same level of capability as any other modelling tool on the market but is more cost effective and has the added bonus of also being functional on iOS devices.
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Pros

  • The number one strength of OpenOffice is the flexibility it gives. We can open any file type, save any file type - it's pretty much invincible. Even if we're going to work on this in a different program, just being able to open some of these ancient files that we get from local city governments is a huge win for us.
  • It's also administrator friendly - I'll use it a lot on the road because the licensing is so much easier to deal with than trying to check out a license from a server or make sure that everybody has internet connectivity.
  • It just looks pretty! It's legitimately a quality product, the layout looks good, it's not nearly as pushy as "other suites," and for the money it's the best!
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  • Creating diagrams and workflows
  • Creating Static Wire frame drawings
  • Creating Specification documentation for an application
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Cons

  • I would like to see more inclusive design - things that make accessibility a priority. Some of our users are older or vision impaired, and being able to include them is important to us.
  • This is nit-picky, but I don't like how it opens the startup menu every time - like you open a program, and it opens the overall menu. So, for example, I want to work on a database file in calc, so I open up calc - the first thing it does is say "which of these programs would you like to work with?" I just opened Calc - that's what I want, why are you asking me if I want to edit a presentation?
  • For whatever reason, formatting can sometimes be a little wonky around pictures - I get that that's a thing, but man I wish someone would perfect the ability to drag and drop pictures without exploding everything else in the document, you know?
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  • There is no capability for creating prototype or interactions, I've starting moving away from using Omnigraffle for wire frames for this reason as there are other tools that accomplish this while enabling interactive features.
  • It is difficult to create charts
  • Stability isn't where I'd like it to be. Although I don't ever lose much work due to how MacOS autosaves regularly, I do see crashes and weird glitches more often than I do when using my other productivity tools.
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OmniGraffle10.0
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Best product for my needs on the market
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Apache OpenOffice9.0
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It is pretty straight-forward as well as easy to learn. Its documents can be saved in various formats.
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Alternatives Considered

Apache OpenOffice (OO) is less complicated than MS Office. This makes it easier for beginners to learn. On the other hand, it does not seem to have some of the more advanced features that power users like (but that can confuse and frustrate basic users). OO could profit by abandoning some of the MS traits, such as not having an unnumbered first line option in spreadsheets.
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Axure RP is almost unnecessarily complicated in some areas and the UI can be drastically improved. FlairBuilder is great overall but lack of or slow support is what hurts it. OmniGraffle is one of my top 2 choices currently and InvisionApp is the other.
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Return on Investment

  • I don't have to worry about tangling with MS.
  • I can do word processing and spreadsheet work for free.
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  • Ease of Communication: makes it easy to show clean flows and diagrams to clients for increased understanding.
  • Visually appealing: let's face it, clients respond better to visually appealing deliverables, and flow charts are no exception. Omnigraffle makes looking good easy.
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Pricing Details

Apache OpenOffice

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

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