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Likelihood to Recommend

OmniGraffle

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.
Jeff Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

Best suited for mind-mapping exercises. I use it with my clients to build out new processes and org charts. There are so many departments that can benefit from the product: HR, IT, Customer Service, Design, etc. The only challenge is how the individual would like to utilize it. I don't know that it's best as a board for notes and ideas. It would be a little difficult to codify with the platform.
Brianne Matthias | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

OmniGraffle

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

  • Simple low fidelity wireframing
  • Site mapping
  • User flow mapping
Andrea Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OmniGraffle

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

  • The ability to share is a bit lacking (you can only share the link if the document is public).
  • Would be great if we had the ability to make the notes smaller.
Brianne Matthias | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

OmniGraffle

OmniGraffle 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best product for my needs on the market
Ash Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

OmniGraffle

OmniGraffle 10.0
Based on 2 answers
OmniGraffle is an excellent application for chart and diagrams development. Been using it for a while now and it's a multiple platform application.
Rene Sabillon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

Whimsical 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've never needed to use Whimsical's customer support. I've been able to intuitively find answers to any questions about using the app. The tool is completely intuitive. I'm annoyed that I'm still typing and that this question is required even though it's not applicable to my use of the application
Andrea Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OmniGraffle

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.
Matt Railey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

Whimsical has a flexible interface and a more cost-friendly plan than Lucidchart. Whimsical allows you all the room to create whatever comes to mind in one space, whereas with other products, you have to create a separate document to use the different functions. Other apps like MindMapper are singular in objective, leaving users unable to really choose the tools they need in one space. Whimsical creates a playground for ideas to flourish.
Brianne Matthias | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

OmniGraffle

  • 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.
Kirk Brote | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

  • Whimsical has saved us hours of time in the information architecture phase of our projects.
Andrea Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OmniGraffle

General

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

Whimsical

General

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

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