Likelihood to Recommend
Particularly helpful to an organization that has Windows people who are staunch Visio users and Mac people who are die-hard
or Sketch users.
Read full review
Omnigraffle is great for documentation, mapping, flowcharting, and other technical diagramming scenarios. It's simple enough to bang out a quick illustration and powerful enough to build complex blueprints for complicated technical systems. If you need cross-platform compatibility, though, you're probably better off looking elsewhere. If you want complex integration with data sources (ala Visio's SQL Server integration for shape metadata), OmniGraffle also falls short — but those scenarios are few and far between in my experience.
Read full review Pros Creative resource for various visual support items The free version is robust and nice to staff who have not used it before to get to know the product Support has been helpful when needed Read full review OmniGraffle is fairly simple to use, but the one thing I think it does best is working with curved lines, particularly if you are using some of the available arc templates. Drop an arc onto your page, then tell it the dimensions it needs to be, and viola! Done. Manipulating the arcs is as simple as clicking and dragging offset points. OmniGraffle has also done an excellent job in stirring up the creative minds of many people who create templates and tools to work with OmniGraffle (not that Microsoft hasn't done so either), and managed to get the bulk of those into well organized repositories. What it all boils down to for me is: it just works. One doesn't need to have a computer science degree to work with it either. It is as simple or complex as you want it to be. Read full review Cons UI navigation Connector flexibility Improved table object Read full review There could be more scaffolding to support new users in getting to know how to best use all of the many features and tools it provides. There could be more support for printing. Many of our process flows extend beyond just one page, and OmniGraffle is rather finicky about printing multipage documents. We could use this tool more effectively if there was the ability to have real-time team collaboration. Document handoffs can be a point of missed communication, so it’d be great if we could ever have the option of working together in the same place at the same time. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Best product for my needs on the market
Read full review Support Rating
OmniGraffle is an excellent application for chart and diagrams development. Been using it for a while now and it's a multiple platform application.
Read full review Alternatives Considered
Cacoo is web-based and OS independent.
is a local install and mac only.
is a desktop app also and Windows only. Two strikes for me, as I use between 2-4 different computers daily where I expect my applications to be always up-to-date and files synchronized.
Read full review
To sum up:
use Omnigraffle for diagraming or for quick wireframe drafting use Sketch for more in-depth wireframing that you can then flesh out into a high fidelity mock-up, export assets for production, and integrate with prototyping tools like Proto.io and UXPin. Read full review Return on Investment Easier to diagram and create workflows without having to engage a designer's assistance. That means staff at lower billable hourly rates, reducing overall admin or billable hours cost. Less time involved in creating support documents for less robust product options. Again, reducing overall admin or billable hours cost. Most of our staff use the free version so no added cost until they are familiar and really embrace it = a reduction in upfront cost. Read full review Instrumental in smoothly transitioning a 3rd party development team from designs to requirements. Across cultures, US, Chinese, and Icelandic, OmniGraffle allowed our teams to speak the same language. The depth of the software make some elements that are useful less accessible than they should be. Read full review ScreenShots