Good tool for basic functions and needs
March 02, 2020

Good tool for basic functions and needs

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio was used before we switched to Lucidchart for mapping and flow creations. It is used primarily to easily create flowcharts and tracking progress. It comes as a part of the Microsoft suite, which is nice. It is easy to use for the most part and suitable for basic operations and templates. The templates available make it a great beginner product.
  • Easy to use templates and UI.
  • Ability to work offline and one cloud support.
  • Infinite canvas and printing options makes it suitable for everyone to create and print.
  • The installer tool is clunky, rigid and uninviting.
  • The preloaded shapes and icons are limited in comparison to Lucidchart.
  • The user experience is not straightforward unless you take some basic tutorials.
  • Comes at no extra cost if you are a Microsoft suite user.
  • Does basic jobs perfectly well, useful for quick production jobs.
  • Learning curve is high.
The closest competitor is Lucidchart, but any drawing or design program can do this job very well. While I say this, it is also a simple tool for someone who is used to the MIcrosoft design language for their tools and will be able to pick it up easily and start using it almost instantly.
Never visited customer support. There are not many helpful resources on the web, as far as I understand.

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Visio is really a basic tool to create product strategy roadmaps, flowcharts and even simple artworks for immediate printing. While it does its basic functions well, it is limited to those basic functions.