Edraw Max is the best Visio alternative for Windows, Mac and Linux to quickly create flowchart, mind maps, org chart, engineering diagrams, etc.
The Best Quality Visio Alternative Ever
What is the best Visio alternative to create vector
The answer is Edraw Max. It is Visio
compatible and a full-functioned Visio
students, teachers and business professionals to reliably create and publish various kinds of flowcharts, mind maps, organizational charts, network diagrams, floor
plans, electrical diagrams, software design diagrams, maps and more.
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Why Edraw is a Great Visio Alternative Software?
Many Visio users have to give up Visio because of its high price and frequent renewal. Among of them, many people choose Edraw for Visio alternative. Edraw is affordable and capable for hundreds of diagram creation. It's one of the best desktop Visio alternatives which is fast, easy, and stable.
Many people might mistakenly believe that software with higher price will definitely better than the one with the lower price. About this concern, please be rest assured that Edraw is dedicated to offering quality diagramming software for our most respected users at an affordable price. We are continuously working on the product and trying to make it better and better. Now it could fully replace the functions and features in Visio, and even works on Mac and Linux OS.
Moreover, if you choose the lifetime license, you will gain a lifetime upgrade
maintenance for free.
Fully Visio Compatible
Don't worry if your colleagues or clients are still using Visio. Edraw is fully compatible with Visio, so you can share files and collaborate with other Visio users.
- Import: Edraw could open and edit a file from Visio.
- Export: Edraw could export an EDDX file to Visio format, so that others who is using Visio could open and edit the file.
Support More Platforms than Visio
Visio is only available on Windows, but Edraw could also work on Mac and Linux. This is a great benefit for cross-platform users.
Offers More Drawing Templates and Symbols Than Visio
Edraw gives you much more drawing possibilities than Visio. It's a truly all-in-one diagram software trying to solve all your diagramming and data visualization issues. Besides flowcharts, mind maps, floor plans and org charts, you can also draw infographics, fashion design, cards, business forms, etc. Each type come with good-looking templates and examples that you can start on. You spend one payment for hundreds of products.
Less than 20
More than 800
Cheaper and with Better Service than Visio
Visio requires additional payment for every upgrade service, but Edraw offers a lifetime license and the price is much cheaper. Moreover, we offer more tutorial materials, including user manual (PDF), dynamic help (within the software), and online videos.
Need to Pay
Include a Lifetime License for Free Upgrade
Only User Manual
User Manual and Video Tutorial
Main Features Comparison with Visio
Edraw not only contains the features Visio has, but also includes some features Visio doesn't have. For example, the floating buttons make it more straightforward to diagram, and the vector sketching tools let users design any symbol fast and easily.
Automatic Spacing & Alignment
Multiple Connector Styles
Add and Edit Connector Texts
Add, Move and Delete Connection Points
Create Charts from Data Source
Define Default Connector Style
Editable Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Drawing Types Comparison with Visio
One of the main reasons people choose Edraw instead of Visio is that it supports more diagram drawing types. Each drawing type includes extensive design symbols and examples for users to get started fast. From the chart below, you can easily recognize the difference.
Overview of Drawing Types Comparison
Basic Flowchart, Highlight Flowchart, BPMN
Floor Plan, Garden Plan, Fire and Emergency Layout, Seating Plan
Mind Map, Concept Map, Bubble Diagram
Gantt Chart, Timeline, HOQ, WBS Diagram, Status Table
Basic Network Diagram, Rack Diagram
Basic Network Diagram, Rack Diagram, 3D Network, Cisco network, AWS
Organizational Chart, Custom Org Chart, Family Tree
Electrical Diagram, P&ID, PFD
Electrical Diagram, P&ID (simple and visual styles), PFD
Directional Map, Subway Map, World Map
UML, Program Diagram, NS Diagram, Use Case Diagram
Infographics for Education, Environment, Medical, Transportation,
Food, Music, Tourism, New, Business, architecture, etc.
Invoice, Quotation Form, Fax Cover, Packing List,
Report Form, Sales Form, etc.
Fashion Design for Women, Men, and Kids
Charts and Graphs
Bar Chart, Pie Chart, Line Chart, Area Chart,
Gauges Chart, Scatter Chart
Holiday Cards, Invitation Cards, Post Cards
Laboratory Equipment Shapes, Mechanic Illustration, Human Organs,
Chemistry Equation, molecular model, etc.
Team collaboration in Visio is not available if you don't pay to get the Microsoft Sharepoint. But as a better Visio alternative, the function is already built-in in Edraw. You can use it anytime you want. Edraw cloud help you save process, share documents, comment works, and collaborate with team members effectively.
Reviews About Our Visio Alternative
I was wondering what is the best alternate to Microsoft's
Visio that you guys use for your projects. I'm interested in something that
looks nice for presentations with non-technical upper management. Edraw is so
excellent product if you're looking for a professional level product that's easy
to use. It's easy to switch Visio to Edraw.-----Edward
I was looking for an easy-to-use alternative to Microsoft Visio for drawing, and a friend of mine recommended Edraw software. It is a very user-friendly software, and I have been using it since then.-----Joe
I think Edraw software is just a perfect Visio replacement, it is probably my favorite software.-----Tina
Edraw is a pretty sexy replacement to Visio for it takes smaller memory and shorter installation time.-----David
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Edraw Max is perfect not only for professional-looking flowcharts, organizational charts, mind maps, but also network diagrams, floor plans, workflows, fashion designs, UML diagrams, electrical diagrams, science illustration, charts and graphs... and that is just the beginning!