View Full Version : Alternative to Microsoft Visio?
28th October 11, 03:50 PM
In my Designing for User Experience class we use Visio to create wireframes. However, I don't want to buy it just to do my homework at home but I don't want to be stuck using the computer labs at school either.
So is there an open source alternative that is just as good or better than Visio that you'd recommend?
Thanks for any suggestions.
29th October 11, 12:52 AM
Pen + paper works well for me.
In particular, get one of those gridbooks for maths.
29th October 11, 12:34 PM
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31st October 11, 06:40 PM
You can try Dia as an open source alternative to Visio.
Since I usually do more than just wireframes, I tend to prefer SmartDraw as a Visio alternative (http://www.smartdraw.com/specials/visio-vs-smartdraw.htm)
12th October 12, 11:07 PM
Another great Visio (https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/tour/visio_alternative/) alternative is Lucidchart.
You can use hotspots and state changes.
29th January 13, 08:49 AM
I think the answer to do this depends on what you're currently doing / or want to do.
If you want a specific diagram type ( eg: mind maps only ) then it's best to use a specialized tool for it.
I use Creately (http://creately.com/visio-alternative-online) because I want to UML, Mind maps, ER diagrams and many other related to software engineering
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