OmniGraffle Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

OmniGraffle

Diagramming tool

4.65/5 (34 reviews)

OmniGraffle overview

What is OmniGraffle?

OmniGraffle allows you to make a diagram, process chart, quick page-layout, website wireframe or graphic design.

Pricing

Starting from
$99
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One time license
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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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OmniGraffle reviews

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Nathan McQuillen

Flexible, powerful, somewhat quirky OS X native Visio alternative

Reviewed 2016-03-29
Review Source: GetApp

OmniGraffle is marketed largely as an OS X native alternative to Visio, but it shines as a separate product in its own right, and a perfect accompaniment to Adobe CS for technical drawing. It's fine for all those Visio-ish things, org charts and information maps and whatever else, but I mostly use it for circuit diagrams and other 2-D technical drawings, and it works very well for these purposes.

Pros
Flexible units, canvas sizes, pen colors, objects, magnet positions, routing algorithms, etc.; it does pretty much anything you'd expect, and then some. The ability to specify double lines with outline and gap color is especially useful for my purposes: automotive wiring diagrams where wires often have a main color and one or two tracer colors. I also use OmniGraffle for diagramming fluid flow in fuel and cooling systems. It's great for all such symbolic diagramming.

Cons
Object libraries are a bit wanting, as are the tools for drawing custom objects (I prefer to draw custom objects in Illustrator, and import them). But that's about it.

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Anonymous

Omnigraffle is Visio for Mac

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-28
Review Source: Capterra

I love omnigraffle helps me wireframe or produce flow documents of any process or project I am working on.

Pros
Oh my so many things you can do with this layers check, a good library of stencils, check solid community of users check many more checks to count

Cons
The only thing I would say on the downside of things is there are so many ways to use this product and finding the more advanced features will take a lot of mastery of use of the product.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Alexander Holley

The swiss army knife

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-17
Review Source: Capterra

It makes it ridiculously easy for me to sketch out brainstorming ideas and send them to the team. And they look professional.

Pros
Essentially if you want to create a diagram, you can make it in OmniGraffle. It has stencils for brainstorming, UML, AWS diagrams, site mapping, almost any kind of diagram and that is amazing. You could easily just have one piece of software.

Cons
It can do too much. It can do brainstorming, UML diagrams, app mockups, vector drawing... and it's not the best tool at many of those things. You just have to know what you can do quickly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Damon Darling

Easy To Use After Learning Curve

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I use OmniGraffle Pro on my Mac desktop for engineering design documentation. The tool is generally easy to use after learning a few key combinations for editing. It is easy to center and line up objects using the very smart alignment tools. The default shapes are nice and clean and objects with curves render smoothly. There is a lot of functionality that might not be immediately obvious until you start using the tool.

Cons
I have difficulty manipulating the connection lines. The key combinations to edit a line position are not immediately obvious and I had to use outside resources to figure it out.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Charles McClelland

Excellent Alternative to Visio for Mac Users

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-21
Review Source: Capterra

My go-to tool for non-trivial wireframe, laster-cut, IT architectural diagrams. This is a powerful feature rich tool and its import / export capabilities allow me to exchange work with Visio users.

Pros
Professional graphics with many import / export options. Outstanding for making flow charts, org charts and architectural diagrams for IT. Also a great tool for designing laser cut templates for on-line services as the object oriented approach is dimensionally correct and the wide format options improves chances you will meet the services' file format requirements.

Cons
Some of the features take a while to master. This is not a tool that you will pick up quickly or that you would use to create a drawing for a simple business presentation.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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OmniGraffle pricing

Starting from
$99
Pricing options
Free trial
One time license
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OmniGraffle - $99.99 (Individual License), $149.99 (Family License)

OmniGraffle 5 Professional - $199.99 (Individual License), $299.99 (Family License)

OmniGraffle features

API (377 other apps)
Access Control (151 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (203 other apps)
Activity Tracking (106 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (109 other apps)
Auditing (107 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (153 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (105 other apps)
Compliance Management (111 other apps)
Data Import/Export (139 other apps)
Data Visualization (100 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (110 other apps)
Monitoring (251 other apps)
Permission Management (96 other apps)
Real Time Data (100 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (126 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (152 other apps)
Role-Based Permissions (96 other apps)
Third Party Integration (203 other apps)
Workflow Management (129 other apps)

Additional information for OmniGraffle

Key features of OmniGraffle

  • Bézier lines and shapes
  • Mini-inspectors
  • Style tray
  • Stencil search
  • Canvas
  • Different styles
  • Auto layout
  • Graphing tools
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