Omni Group

OmniGraffle Pro


4.5 / 5
24 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Professional artists and designers to casual data mappers and beginning diagrammers will find something useful within OmniGraffle.


Average Ratings

24 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $199.99/one-time
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Omni Group
  • www.omnigroup.com
  • Founded 1993

About OmniGraffle Pro

Diagram software that enables designers to create website wireframes, electrical systems, family trees, and maps of software classes. You can quickly share tiny elements or mockups in a message to a friend, or export finished assets for the project in the format you need. It is a lot more simplified than other complex diagram software.


OmniGraffle Pro Features

  • Collaboration
  • Data Import / Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Flowchart
  • Mind Map
  • Organizational Charting
  • Templates

OmniGraffle Pro Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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LOVE THIS APP I find it indispensable on my macs

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to pretty much model or diagram anything you need from remodeling your house to building a new website. You can pretty much create any type of layout with real scaled models. The number of templates and icons within the app are good but the user base has created and shared a whole bunch of available templates for everything.

Cons: The newer versions with layering have made the learning curve a little steeper, it use to be a real simple app. The con is for you to make a presentable model you will have to spend some time in the app.

Overall: This application just gets better with each release, the developers really listen to what the users want and they have made a standard and pro model based on how much you want to spend and what features you need. As a a developer I find this easy to use to show ideas and create workflows or prototypes.

Great tool for Macs!

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The design capabilities of OmniGraffle Pro are excellent. 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. There are also a number of already-made libraries of graphic items that can be downloaded and used. I use this tool regularly for flow charting and process mapping for professional use, as well as some design work for personal use.

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.

Flexible, powerful, somewhat quirky OS X native Visio alternative

Mar 29, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

Great alternative to Visio for the Mac

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like pretty much everything about this software. It is easy to create flows and drawings for my projects. There are numerous stencils available online for download which improve my productivity.

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

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

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: For most "business"-related or academic tasks, you don't need Illustrator to make a quick schematic. It'd be overkill. And for most people, learning Illustrator is hard. To the contrary, OmniGraffle is specifically designed for making professional-looking, crisp vector graphics in a very intuitive and effortless way. Like other Omni Group products (e.g., the excellent OmniFocus task management software), OmniGraffle is robust and packed with features. But it's also user-friendly and easy to understand and use. It's the perfect choice for technical schematics, circuit diagrams, org charts, flowcharts, wireframe diagrams, etc.

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!

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Serves my wireframing needs well.

Jul 07, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Using Omnigraffle for my projects makes me work faster.I like the ease at which I am able to tweak my wireframes ,flows and maps on this program.I am provided with loads of templates to aid the quality of my work and draw inspiration from.

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.

OmniGraffle is indispensable for creating publication-quality graphics

Jan 07, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Draw on a fixed size canvas, what you see is what you get on the print -- very helpful for IEEE/ACM papers

Magnets and grid that connect and align objects

So many features and shortcut keys that I am still discovering, but all features are to maximize productivity

Cons: Learning curve is steep.

Documentation is still very long. Should have a shorter getting started documents that introduce all key concepts of OmniGraffle

Overall: Create publication-quality graphics

Illustrate complex systems

OmniGraffle - Better Than Visio

Sep 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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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. It can't be beat.

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

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

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Multipurpose diagramming and design software

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I have been an omnigraffle user for around 7 years now. I have used it to layout tiles for tiling floors and backsplashes, laying out designs for audio visual systems for signal flow and also have use it for designing patterns used to cut out stage design pieces on a CNC router. Line routing is very helpful for making signal flow diagrams. An extensive stencil library covering a variety of industries is a huge benefit making this software useful for many different purposes. 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.

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

Nov 01, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: OmniGraffle is very easy to use. It allows a user to create lucid charts that capture the essence of the logic of a process. I particularly like the fact that arcs drawn from one object to another are drawn such that they virtually pass through the center of an object so that arrowheads don't pile up on each other. One of the best features of OmniGraffle is that it allows a user to create layers that can be turned off and on to reveal successive layers when talking through the build-up of a process map.

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.

Overall: Easily clarify complex thought processes.

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

Feb 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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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.

Overall: Project organization just got easier with this software

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

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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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.

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

Nov 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The quick drag and drop shapes make creating site maps, user flows, content maps, user flows, etc.

The familiarity of the shapes, line tools, arrows, etc. can make quick work of projects that would take much longer in a program such as Illustrator.

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!

Versatile and easy, provides all your diagram-making needs

Aug 26, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: OmniGraffle Pro is a diagram making software that enables you to create different types of diagrams, graphs or model. Possibilities for diagram making are endless. There are many graph needed for our company's clients' websites, which I made through OmniGraffle Pro. The layouts are almost limitless with lots of different graphs, diagrams, and models which are highly modifiable depending on my own measurements.

Cons: The unavailability in different operating system is a downside especially that my workplace desktop operated on windows.

Hands Down, teh Best Mac Tool for Diagramming

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: For beginners, the program has useful stencils and templates that you can get for free to get you started. 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.

Great app to quickly mock up any project

Mar 30, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: It is quite easy to work with predefined objects. Whether you want to make a website wireframe or a mobile app UI, you can quickly set the elements and reuse them. I've used it even to build my office setup, once I built the objects representing the furniture I could make multiple proposals in no time, and see if everything fit.

Cons: It's not very easy to make stencils from scratch, but not impossible.

Wireframes have never been easier

Dec 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

This is an amazing diagramming and graphical tool

Mar 01, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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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.

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Not an easy transition from the competing product

Jan 18, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It has the features of Visio (supposedly)

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

Overall: I have not been impressed. Costly, doesn't allow for an easy transition from Visio. Not user friendly in my opinion.

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Good system for drawing on the Mac

Jan 21, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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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.

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Great for making charts

Sep 17, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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

Overall: Wonderful

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Nov 25, 2015
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: After using Microsoft Visio for years, it was not easy to get going with a similar diagramming app in Mac. However we found OmniGraffle the best in its class with an intuitive user interface and capability to import / export multiple formats. You will find it very easy to create or import your own stencils and start creating professional looking diagrams instantly.

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

A slick diagramming tool for easy visualizations

Feb 21, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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!

Nov 18, 2018
4/5
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