OmniGraffle for Mac

OmniGraffle for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 120 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    21,764
  • Date Added:
    November 13, 2014
  • File Size:
    35.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    103
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac/OS X 10.10

Editors' Review

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Considered a classic diagramming application by many Mac users, OmniGraffle helps you visually represent ideas, tasks, activities, and other things. The new 6.0.5 version introduces a revamped interface that addresses the dated look of its predecessor while improving on functionality and intuitiveness.

Pros

Great new interface: The OmniGraffle UI now sports dynamic sidebars that appear when needed and disappear when not in use. An approach similar to Microsoft's tidying of the Office ribbon might have been preferable, but Omni Group's revamping of the OmniGraffle interface is good.

Free syncing with OmniPresence: Your projects can be quickly shared with your other Mac or iOS devices through a background synchronization process. You can check what's being synchronized as well as pause the process at any time.

Presentation mode: This mode eases the presentation of diagrams by going full-screen and making canvases behave like slides. These canvas slides can be moved like a PowerPoint presentation, using either mouse clicks or arrow keys.

Multiple formats for exporting and Visio support: OmniGraffle can export diagrams or other creations in a number of formats, including BMP, TIFF, PDF, JPG, EPS, SVG, Visio XML, PICT Vector, PNG, and PSD. It can also conveniently import Visio XML files.

Cons

Designed for single-screen use: The older version of OmniGraffle let you use two screens; the new version does not. Some users will have to change the way they use the app, but for most users, the single-screen limitation will not be a major issue.

No CAD integration: OmniGraffle lacks support for AutoDesk file formats and cannot integrate CAD.

Bottom Line

Feature-rich and relatively advanced, OmniGraffle may intimidate some users, even those who have tried its earlier versions. Some adjustment to the new interface will be needed, but this application is not that difficult to figure out. It offers a great range of features and outputs beautiful diagrams, wireframes, and sketches.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"A useful office graphics software"

August 28, 2011  |  By maxwideman

 |  Version: OmniGraffle 5.3.2

Pros

Simple to use and cheap to buy

Cons

Limited functionality compared to more sophisticated software

Summary

Its value depends on your need.

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1 stars

"Too expensive for me"

June 11, 2010  |  By rsnape

 |  Version: OmniGraffle 5.2.2

Pros

Did not try product

Cons

Did not try product

Summary



Updated on Jun 11, 2010

Do not want to update

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5 stars

"Easiest diagramming software I've ever used."

November 15, 2009  |  By mstelly

 |  Version: OmniGraffle 5.2.1

Pros

Downloaded, installed, and began using it immediately. A common sense IDE layout, an extremely useful tutorial, and dozens of free add-on stencils made me an instant convert.

Cons

Haven't used it long enough to find any, yet.

Summary

I've used Visio for years It pales in comparison with Omnigraffle's ease of use and feature richness. I have since purchased the Pro version. It's that good.

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5 stars

"It does everything I want it to do."

October 10, 2009  |  By acocka

 |  Version: OmniGraffle 5.2

Pros

Easy to learn. Quickly creates great graphics.

Cons

It is truly a Mac product.

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4 stars

"Worthwhile addition to tool library"

August 06, 2009  |  By Lindsay Cook

 |  Version: OmniGraffle 5.2b6

Pros

Haven't used much yet, but like what I see

Cons

Haven't found much wrong yet.

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2 stars

"Not intuitive to use for mind maps"

June 12, 2009  |  By ianckayak

 |  Version: OmniGraffle 5.2b5

Pros

An Apple based product, to replace Visio on PCs, sounds good.

Cons

Wasn't intuitive in its use.

Summary

I could no get the gist of OmniGriffle from the pre-purchase S/W, It looked good and I would like to use such a product, but will have to find someone to give me a run through.

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5 stars

"brutal program"

January 24, 2009  |  By anibalm

 |  Version: OmniGraffle 5.1.1 rc 1

Pros

i love ir for all the colors

Cons

it is to good

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5 stars

"OmniGraffle rocks"

November 10, 2005  |  By Damien Sorresso

 |  Version: OmniGraffle 4.1 beta 1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I want OmniGraffle to bear my children.

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4 stars

"Beautiful and versatile little program"

October 26, 2005  |  By mistermish

 |  Version: OmniGraffle 4.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been using this and the previous version for everything from mind-mapping (brainstorming) to organizing complex flow-charts for estate planning and business deal purposes, to charting my kids' school's org. chart, to creating graphic overlays on top of maps that I need for my business. It seems to do it all, with much less fuss and much greater flexibility than using Powerpoint or, god forbid, other programs meant specifically for photo manipulation.

User interface is really pretty good, especially given what it can do, but like everything, there's a learning curve and the more you want out of the program the more you'll have to put up with a bit of digging around.

My only complaint is that it creates such beautiful charts and graphics that I often get caught up in the aesthetics and spend way too much time just making things look beautiful!

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5 stars

"A great software"

October 26, 2005  |  By badolina

 |  Version: OmniGraffle 4.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I use it for almost everything: Graphix, concept maps, meeting summaries, to do list. So intuitive, yet so powerful.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1
  • User Interface -- OmniGraffle has undergone an interface update in order to make it look more at home on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
  • User Interface -- The Canvases and Contents sidebar is now able to be made more narrow than before, and page numbers no longer interfere with the canvas name.
  • User Interface -- Inspectors can now be set in a floating tabbed interface, or pulled out into individual palettes for granular customization.
  • Inspectors -- New Fill filters and effects have been added, with the ability to blur, pixelate, and magnify content behind an object.
  • Inspectors -- The ability to stroke just the inside or outside of a shape has been added.
  • Inspectors -- A new Inner Shadow type is now available.
  • Stencil Library -- Stencil search results should now include results from our online Library, Stenciltown. Submit your own stencils at stenciltown.omnigroup.com!
  • Visio -- Support for Visio 2013 file formats has been added.
General
Publisher The Omni Group
Publisher web site http://www.omnigroup.com/
Release Date November 13, 2014
Date Added November 13, 2014
Version 6.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 35.85MB
File Name OmniGraffle-6.1.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 21,764
Downloads Last Week 103
Pricing
License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price $99.95

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