OmniGraffle - Great for flowcharts, and information architecture
March 21, 2016

OmniGraffle - Great for flowcharts, and information architecture

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

We use Omnigraffle for charting out website and user flows. This includes flow charts, information architecture and more. To my knowledge, it is only used by our department.

Omnigraffle helps us create a total picture of what a website project will look like, how many pages there will be, and how users will interact with it. We then use this to discuss with stakeholders for feedback and iterations.
  • Flow charts. You can set up a grid and import libraries.
  • User Journey. You can map out how a user will interact with a website. Everything is click and drag, and creating arrows etc. is fast and easy.
  • I use the arrows function a lot, and I find it is very particular. I wish the process was easier. If i don't use OmniGraffle for a month or two and come back I feel like I need to learn it again.
  • I'd like to auto-resize things according to the grid I set. Perhaps this is already a feature?
  • How a file is saved is actually a bit confusing at first. It always saves copies I think?
  • Helps me sell things to stakeholders (pretty flow charts). Keeps things moving fast.
  • Saves me time from having to do this in Adobe Illustrator, or Google sketch.
  • Sketch
I like that OmniGraffle lets me see my assets and it feels a little more drag and drop.
It has never been my go-to tool for prototyping or wire-framing. I find other tools do that better. I use it almost exclusively for work where I need to map flows, information, charts etc. For wireframing it feels like too many clicks etc. I'd rather use sketch for scenarios like that.