For diagramming any abstract ideas or complex interactions, Omnigraffle is way to go.
March 18, 2016

For diagramming any abstract ideas or complex interactions, Omnigraffle is way to go.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with OmniGraffle

OmniGraffle was one of tools that suggested by a department level. As a designer, we used Omnigraffle a lot particularly in the phase of discovering user needs and understanding user flow, and customer journey. I think it provides a very convenient way to create a flow chart and sitemap. Also I liked the feature of copying a diagram or any artifacts I made from Omnigraffle and pasting them as an image to any presentation tools. It was very convenient that I didn't have to worry about readjusting size or image resolution. Overall, it helps create a quick diagram and big landscape of our product and easily to share with team members.
  • There are good templates that I can use.
  • Easy to create and modify objects, text, and arrows.
  • Converting from Omnigraffle to other formats which make it easy to use the contents anywhere.
  • Cost is a bit expensive.
  • Sync with other wireframing, prototyping, graphic tools would be great. Specifically, if it can be converted to .ai or .svg (vector graphic tool) to customize the look and feel of diagrams more, then that would be great.
  • Collaboration & real-time feedback sharing functionality would be great.
  • It helps with communication among developers and engineers to be on the same page.
  • Documentation of abstract ideas and discussion using Omnigraffle provides great benefit.
  • It saves time for onboarding new employees to give them broader picture of business vision with diagrams and flow charts.
It has much more functionality with flexibility and automated creation of end-to-end from one object to another. It saved a lot of time of creating objects, rather it gave me more opportunities to focus on contents. Another good thing is, like I said in previous answers, there are many good templates out there.
OminiGraffle is well suited for the planning phase (diagramming, wireframing) of product development or sharing ideas or brainstorming different flows or customer journey. It's easy to create a technical flow chart to show complex interactions with an easier and clear way for the better understanding of audiences.

However, it's less appropriate to create high-fidelity mock up screens to share final designs and ideas in design phase.