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In searching of alternative to MS Visio for MAC and PC
with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

If you are looking a good alternative for Microsoft Visio for your Mac, then the good option would be a ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software. This smart application was developed for a purpose of providing its users with all the necessary tools, such as the pre-made examples and templates of already existing diagrams, charts, flowcharts, maps, schemes and other drawings, so all of them can be used as the drafts for your own great looking results.

To get the access to the “solutions”, full of the design elements as well as the samples, you can always download ConceptDraw STORE from this site having ConceptDraw DIAGRAM on your computer already. In ConceptDraw STORE you will see different solutions, depending on the business activity you are interested in and so getting there you can choose the most appropriate for you. All of the solutions are also available on this site and they can be found any time you need them using “Search” in the right top corner of your web page.

Thus, if you decide to create a map of your own country or your native city, then you can go to the “Continent Maps solution” from “Maps area” of “ConceptDraw Solution Park” on this site or to the maps area of the ConceptDraw STORE application, download it and choose any needed continent, country and so its contours for your own great looking map.

And the same about the other kinds of drawing – charts, flowcharts, diagrams and many more: you can always have your schemes finished within only a very short period of time having the appropriate solution, full of the necessary tools for your use.

Trying this great alternative to Ms Visio for your Mac, you will find ConceptDraw DIAGRAM a very useful tool for getting any needed drawing done within only a few hours or even minutes, depending on how familiar you are with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM drawing software.

ConceptDraw as an alternative to MS Visio for MAC

What are the advantages of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM over MS Visio for you to prefer the former to the latter?



Cross-Platform Compatibility

Cross-Platform Compatibility

The main advantage, of course, is that ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a cross-platform software. That means it can be run both on PC, and on Apple Macintosh! Lately many people have faced difficulties with sharing their documents among Mac users. With ConceptDraw you will not have such problem anymore, because you will be able to work on Macintosh with a document created on PC and vise versa. To run MS Visio on Macintosh you had to install a virtual machine to emulate PC, which made work difficult and slow a great deal. Now many users find ConceptDraw DIAGRAM the best analog of MS Visio for Macintosh. If you prefer working in Macintosh environment, then ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is your choice.

Reasonable price



Reasonable price

Another factor of no less importance in choosing software is its price. Here ConceptDraw DIAGRAM turns more beneficial at the price $199 for Professional version versus $589.99 for the similar version of MS Visio.
Furthermore, Licensing Policy for ConceptDraw products is very flexible. It allows single user to install software on both Macintosh and PC, or on computer with cross-platform environment. This is crucial factor for people who need to use laptops along with a desktop computer for their business purposes, and often computers have different operating systems.

Import & Export

Import & Export

Another ConceptDraw DIAGRAM peculiarity that is worth stressing upon is export to PDF and PowerPoint formats. Now you can easily design presentations and print your documents.

Shape libraries


Numerous specialized shape libraries

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users, as well as MS Visio users, have an opportunity to work with numerous external libraries; with their help you can create various documents with no need to search for the necessary elements for your diagrams in other software products. With ConceptDraw you can create your own objects and expand libraries to cover your needs.

Built-In Script Language


Built-In Script Language

The next point to be considered is the in-built language in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM It is ConceptDraw Basic. Unlike VBA language used in MS Visio, ConceptDraw Basic is much simpler to learn and use. Using ConceptDraw Basic doesn't require additional studying to use it, which will also save you time and budget.

MS Visio Support


MS Visio Support

A specific feature of ConceptDraw Products is their intercompatibility. Thus, once created with the help of any other CS Odessa product, your document is fully compatible with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM For instance, you can brainstorm ideas for new network development project, using ConceptDraw MINDMAP Your MINDMAP documents can be used in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM for further work at your project.

Import MS Visio files


Import MS Visio files

In case you used MS Visio before and now decided to switch to ConceptDraw DIAGRAM here is another good news for you — ConceptDraw DIAGRAM supports import of MS Visio files, using VSDX format. Therefore changing software products, you can keep all your documents, created in MS Visio. The transfer process will be very simple:

  • Export of your documents from MS Visio to VDX and VSDX format.
  • Import of these documents to ConceptDraw DIAGRAM


Free technical support


Free technical support

All ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users, unlike those of MS Visio, get professional technical support free, which is quite a nice and useful extra point to all the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM features.



ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a perfect alternative to MS Visio for MAC and PC platforms.


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In addition to the above material, we would like to give opinions of some users who have already switched from MS Visio to ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

I choose ConceptDraw DIAGRAM because it was the closest to MS Visio on the Mac side. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM has all of the features I need and can output as a MS Visio file if needs to be... — says Kris Rockwell, Hybrid Learning Systems

The main reason I switched is that I moved from a PC to Mac and currently there is no version MS Visio for Mac. And installing virtual PC etc. etc. was just too much of a hassle... — says Randolph Jacinto

MS Visio has become quite complicated and it turns out that UML diagrams are easier to create with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM MS Visio has some strange behavior that, I think, is related to integrating with modeling tools such as Rational, etc. I just want a diagramming software and nothing more! Another reason is I like the Apple OS X operating system very much. I've been a long-time Window's user (and software developer) and I'm tired of the same old thing, I suppose. In general, the software for Apple platform seems nicer and easier to use... — says Andrew Joseph

The main reason for the switch is my switch from a PC to a Mac computer. I have tried Graffle Pro and found that it wasn't the perfect replacement. I am still playing with the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM draw capabilities. One thing that MS Visio does extremely well ( better than any other diagram product that I have seen) is that you can cut and paste the diagram into a Word.doc and it looks perfect. That is not true of Graffle Pro and quite frankly not really the case with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM from what I can tell. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM does have some nice templates and useful features. I will continue to use it and evaluate the capabilities. The ability to go back and forth between PC and Mac and MS Visio and ConceptDraw is an important capability... — says John Latham.PhD, Managing Partner, GENITECT LLC

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Use thousands of Templates and Examples:

  • Flowcharts
  • Business Process Models
  • UML
  • ERD
  • Building Plans
  • Network Diagrams
  • Gantt charts
  • Org Charts
  • Mind Maps
  • Business Infographics
  • Dashboards
  • Engineering diagrams
  • Graphs and Charts
  • GEO Maps
  • SWOT Matrix
  • Marketing Diagrams
  • TQM Diagrams
  • Science and Education diagrams
  • Software Development diagrams
  • Finance and Accounting flowcharts




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The Mind Map Evernote Possibilities →

It makes it easy to share your notes with coworkers, associates, classmates, and friends.The Mind Map Evernote Possibilities *
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How to exchange data files of major mind mapping software? →

Data Exchange - Tools to exchnage data files of major mindmapping software for team collaboration. The Mind Map Exchange solution allows you to share mind maps with others who have 3rd party mind map applications.How to exchange data files of major mind mapping software? *
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Pyramid Chart Examples →

When we think of an hierarchy, we intuitively imagine a pyramid. Thus, a lot of management tools use pyramid charts as examples or illustrations of various documents or models. You can create any type of triangle diagram using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. A triangle (pyramid) diagram is often used in marketing to show the data hierarchy. This pyramid diagram represents the Top Brand Model. It illustrate the model of rebranding strategy. It can be used by marketing agency dealing with rebranding strategies development. It’s critical for marketing diagrams to be both clear and eye catching. ConceptDraw Pyramid diagrams solution meet all these requirements and can be successfully applied for creating and presenting various marketing pyramidal diagrams.Pyramid Chart Examples *
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Design Elements for UML Diagrams →

The Rapid UML solution from Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park includes 13 vector stencils libraries for drawing the UML 2.4 diagrams using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software.Design Elements for UML Diagrams *
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Credit Card Order Process Flowchart. Flowchart Examples →

This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample shows the Flowchart of the Credit Card Order Process. On this diagram are used the flowchart symbols that represents the processes and documents. The flowchart symbols are connected with arrows.Credit Card Order Process Flowchart. <br>Flowchart Examples *
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Diagram of a Basic Computer Network. Computer Network Diagram Example →

What is a computer network? This is a set of devices and systems that are connected to each other (logically or physically) and communicate with each other. This could include servers, computers, phones, routers, and so on. The size of this network can reach the size of the Internet, and can consist of only two devices connected by a cable. This sample shows the connection scheme of the home WLAN equipment to the Internet.Diagram of a Basic Computer Network
Picture: Diagram of a Basic Computer Network. Computer Network Diagram Example
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Technical Flow Chart →

Flow chart is a diagrammatic representation of an algorithm and essential part of planning the system. Flow charts are widely used in technical analysis and programming for easy writing programs and explaining them to others. So, one of the most popular type of flow charts is Technical Flow Chart. Technical Flow Chart can be drawn by pencil on the paper, but it will be easier to use for designing a special software. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park will be useful for this goal.Technical Flow Chart *
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