OmniGraffle Features

OmniGraffle

Diagramming tool

4.65/5 (26 reviews)

OmniGraffle Feature Summary

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

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OmniGraffle Feature Reviews

23 reviewers had the following to say about OmniGraffle's features:

Anonymous
(Internet company, 1001-5000 employees)

Solid Layout tool, Very nice UI

2019-07-23

It's a solid tool, and if you need a native flowchart/layout app to help with flows, this is the one.

Pros

The UI is familiar to those familiar with Sketch and other Design-based software.

Cons

Feels somewhere inbetween a vector-based design tool and a flowchart/layout tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Juan Torres - CSM

LOVE THIS APP I find it indispensable on my macs

2018-02-28

As a a developer I find this easy to use to show ideas and create workflows or prototypes.

Pros

You can pretty much create any type of layout with real scaled models.

Cons

The newer versions with layering have made the learning curve a little steeper, it use to be a real simple app.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kim Denker

A slick diagramming tool for easy visualizations

2019-02-22

We mainly use Omnigraffle to diagram workflows and content maps, and it has been a very useful tool in the short time that we've been using it!

Pros

For me, I like that the program can export your designs in a number of formats (PDF, JPEG, etc).

Cons

I wish it had the ability to allow for team collaboration. To be able to have multiple people edit the same file would be nice to have.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas Ropers

Great tool for Macs!

2018-03-15

Pros

Multiple layers for objects, plenty of formatting options for text and graphic objects, and easy to use and create templates, are all hallmarks of this application. It's pretty easy to build a library of art that can be re-used, and it's relatively simple to share that library across multiple users.

Cons

It would be nice to see some connectivity features added, perhaps something like a "web part" that could return a graph from Google Charts or data from another API.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Founder / CTO (Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Full featured

2015-11-25

However we found OmniGraffle the best in its class with an intuitive user interface and capability to import / export multiple formats.

Pros

- Easy to use - Intuitive (yet powerful) user interface - Ability to create custom stencils easily

Cons

- Limited support for complex SVG files - Limited support for visio documents and stencils - Limited set of built-in stencils

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use

Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Online Media company, 51-200 employees)

Draw me a process

2019-09-11

Pros

I like the slick interface, the computing power of the application and the fact that you can easily arrange sbhapes to make your graph look great.

Cons

As the application is not cloud based, it is time consuming to upload your graph and share it with collaborator.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, myself only employees)

Great app to quickly mock up any project

2019-03-30

Pros

Whether you want to make a website wireframe or a mobile app UI, you can quickly set the elements and reuse them.

Cons

It’s not very easy to make stencils from scratch, but not impossible.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Yeni Oguntula

Serves my wireframing needs well.

2018-07-07

Pros

It is cross platform and this fits well with the nature of my job,which almost forbids me being behind my desk regularly .With Omnigraffle ,I stay in control of my projects even while on the move and I am able to quickly make amendment to my wireframes ,if there is a need to.

Cons

It is obviously far from the most intuitive diagramming tool I have used and takes far too much time to learn for new users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Arts and Crafts company, myself only employees)

Great tool to quickly create content maps, site maps and more

2018-11-17

Pros

The quick drag and drop shapes make creating site maps, user flows, content maps, user flows, etc.

Cons

If more sharing with team features and collaborative notes were added, it would definitely add even more to the app. It's great for building site maps quickly!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
CoFounder & Contributor (Internet company, 1-10 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Hands Down, teh Best Mac Tool for Diagramming

2018-04-20

Pros

You can also import illustrator assets if you feel more comfortable creating vector assets in that program.

Cons

Hard to find much wrong with the software. The mobile iOs client is a little archaic - however, it works.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Nathan McQuillen

Verified Reviewer

Flexible, powerful, somewhat quirky OS X native Visio alternative

2016-03-29

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).

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Andrew Hunt

Multipurpose diagramming and design software

2018-11-02

Pros

Multiple export options of your document is also a huge plus.

Cons

It has a little bit of a learning curve in the beginning but if you have any previous experience with other design software it is not too difficult to learn Omnigraffle.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Brooks

Great alternative to Visio for the Mac

2018-02-28

Pros

I like pretty much everything about this software. It is easy to create flows and drawings for my projects.

Cons

I wish I could export directly to native Visio format instead of Visio XML for sharing files with clients.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Eric Wilson

Great for making charts

2018-09-17

Wonderful

Pros

Flexible enough to make just about any type of information graphics

Cons

Takes a while to learn how to use it if you aren’t familiar with the workflows

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alexander Allori

Have no fear... OmniGraffle is here! (Don't even think of looking at Illustrator.)

2018-03-06

Pros

To the contrary, OmniGraffle is specifically designed for making professional-looking, crisp vector graphics in a very intuitive and effortless way.

Cons

I wish there were more high-quality free stencils in the Stencil Town marketplace. Most of the nice ones cost some money. This doesn't detract from the software at all -- you can create whatever you want from scratch -- but if you'd like to jump ahead and use some nice "clipart-style" vector graphics, you might end up spending a few bucks like I did!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 10001+ employees)

One of the Best Apps to create Diagrams, flowcharts, org charts, and layouts

2018-12-04

Pros

The ease of use of this app due to the intuitiveness is the best feature. It's very easy to convert your thoughts to a presentable form/diagram easily.

Cons

Actually nothing. May be there are a lot of features that I do not use currently. But havent found anythign that I dislike yet.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Florian Cosmin Stanca

This is an amazing diagramming and graphical tool

2018-03-01

Pros

This software is full of features and practically you can make any diagram. We are using this and our diagrams stand out compared to the others.

Cons

The software is not really easy to use and you need a bigger period to get familiar with the features and tricks.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

This product helps us organize projects and as an admin it's easy to download and set up on laptops.

2018-02-21

Project organization just got easier with this software

Pros

This software it's used mainly by our engineering team and production team. They use it to help them organize and prepare projects.

Cons

It is very expensive and wish that they offered a bulk plan to be able to assign multiple users to this account.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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James Thoma

Wireframes have never been easier

2017-12-05

Pros

1) The tools is so stripped down and simple you can figure it out in an afternoon 2) And yet, there is nothing stopping you from making clean and exact wireframes 3) It is so functional yet simple, I use it in place of Adobe Illustrator when making some graphics 4) There is a trial, use it

Cons

There is a lot of clicking around for some basic functions I use over and over again. I wish the shortcut options were a little clearer.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex Wilson

Not an easy transition from the competing product

2019-01-19

Costly, doesn't allow for an easy transition from Visio.

Pros

It has the features of Visio (supposedly)

Cons

It is a very hard transition from Visio, it does not work the same way.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Henry Evans

Good system for drawing on the Mac

2019-01-21

Pros

Easy to draw quick diagrams on the Mac - flowcharts too.

Cons

Little hard to figure this out and learn exactly how the system worked - reminds me of Photoshop in that way.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel DeLuca

OmniGraffle - Better Than Visio

2018-09-19

This is an outstanding piece of software for creating diagrams. On the Mac there is nothing better.

Pros

If you are a Mac User and need something to replace Visio, or just need a good diagraming program I would highly recommend OmniGraffle. It is easy to use, has a great set of features, and allows you to create powerful documents.

Cons

I would love to see them offer this solution on Windows. I think there is a great opportunity there.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I regularly use OmniGraffle for creating process flow charts and influence diagrams.

2017-11-01

Easily clarify complex thought processes.

Pros

OmniGraffle is very easy to use.

Cons

OmniGraffle is packed with so many features that it can be difficult sometimes to figure out how to use those features in a chart as the supporting documentation is a little thin.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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