OmniGraffle Pro
OmniGraffle Pro
7.16

4.3

OmniGraffle Pro free download for Mac

OmniGraffle Pro7.16

06 June 2020

Create diagrams, flow charts, and more.

Overview

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in the standard version, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.

What's new in OmniGraffle Pro

Version 7.16:
  • OmniGraffle 7.16 improves reliability when OmniGraffle documents are synced with third party providers. This release introduces a new file type that avoids compatibility issues with certain sync platforms, such as Dropbox, while maintaining great performance.
  • File Formats - A new default single file format has been added. This is a zipped version of the pre-existing file package format which has significant performance advantages over the old single file format that encoded images as XML data. This combines most of the benefits of the pre-existing formats in a way that is compatible with file syncing services like Dropbox. Versions prior to OmniGraffle for Mac 7.16 and OmniGraffle for iOS 3.14 will not be able to read this format.
  • Existing documents saved in legacy formats will have the option to upgrade or continue saving in the legacy format.
  • Legacy documents will prompt once per session to upgrade after the first edit.
  • Documents can be switched to the package format in situations where it is preferred. This can be done via File > Change File Type.
  • The Document > Format inspector has been removed.
  • Legacy formats are available under the OmniGraffle export format options.
  • All new documents will be created in the new format regardless of what the template uses.
  • Saving - The UI is unblocked sooner after a save is initiated to reduce interruptions to your work. Saving will continue in the background.
  • UI - The Style Well previews for tools have a background and border to provide visual consistency regardless of the light or dark theme appearance.
  • UI - The Line Tool style preview shows a curved line instead of straight when set to the Curved line type.
  • Exporting - New documents will have the OmniGraffle document format option selected by default instead of the stencil format.
  • Exporting - All layers are exported when using Flexible Canvas Mode with objects positioned outside the canvas bounds.
  • Stencils - Fixed a bug that could cause stencils which used legacy line routing to trigger a repeating error about autosave failing.
  • Line Routing - Fixed a bug with lines on shared layers that could cause lines to save with the wrong line routing. Affected files will not fix themselves automatically; modifying a line point will correct the issue and the line will save correctly going forward.
  • Text Positioning - Toggling the Wrap to Shape option can be undone.
  • Lines - When changing the text of an object set to Fit shape to text, any connected lines will automatically adjust.
  • Undo - Undo correctly positions objects that have been repositioned using the Geometry inspector.
  • SVG Import - Fixed a bug importing lines that have zero dimension.
  • Visio Import (PRO) - Fixed a bug causing the prompt about the paper size being too small for the margins to trigger more often than it should.
  • Visio Import (PRO) - Fixed a couple importing bugs that prevented some files from importing.
  • Shared Layers (PRO) - Objects on shared layers respect custom origins so they accurately report their location and adjust correctly to changes in position.
  • Keychain Access - If you have signed into an Omni Account in a different Omni app, you will no longer be prompted to unlock the keychain entry for "Omni Account".

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100 Reviews of OmniGraffle Pro

4
angijordan
14 February 2018
Version: 7.7

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Great app, but it is a bit expensive in class
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4
angijordan
14 February 2018
Version: 7.7
Great app, but it is a bit expensive in class
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2.5
Bluestar
06 July 2017
Version: 7.4
Liking it less and less after using it for about 10 years. Full of bugs and waaaaay behind Sketch.
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5
Powercc
18 October 2016
Version: 7.0.3
For me one of the best apps. Easy to handle, fast results. Currently I wait for the german language version
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LuxLogica
18 March 2016
Version: 6.5.2
Nowadays, when extremely full-featured programs such as Affinity Designer cost $50/license, if you're going to charge $200 for software, it better be *brilliant*. For $25, I'd consider adding it to my tools, but for $200, it's a pass.
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edum7697
25 January 2015
Version: 6.1.2
I gave up 6.0 version because I can't use it with two screens (there was not floated/separated windows). Since new features, I can use Omnigraffle and move all windows anywhere I want). Many thanks
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Iztoubade
16 November 2014
Version: 6.1
Quite a remarkable system requirement increase for a x.1 update. Fortunately, with iDraw and Affinity Designer around, I find myself using OmniGraffle Pro less and less.
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4
Snake-One
15 November 2014
Version: 6.1
Absolutely agree with TannerLee. Only direct purchase., otherwise you will get one-version-program only.
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3.5
Bluestar
17 October 2013
Version: 6.0.1
Crashed on my 6 times already. Really hat this update. Not much significant meaningful "improvements" to be found. UI FAIL! Constricting me to use one monitor for all my palettes. Crealy these guys don't understand that most designers, whether UX, UI or whatever tend to use TWO monitors. I want to be able to put my inspector out of the way on the other monitor from the canvas. Now in version I don't have that option. Thanks guys! Back to version 5.
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Weasel-Boy
05 October 2013
Version: 6.0.1
There appear to be some welcome improvements in V6. However, I find it rather disappointing to find that they still haven't implemented Object naming or interrogating a Group (and shifting a component within) without having to ungroup in List view...or that Guides are still global rather than local to layers. Really? Anyone who has ever created a complex OGP project using a few hundred objects/groups knows these few issues alone make working with this app a real workflow killer. Just sayin'.
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TannerLee
28 September 2013
Version: 6.0
A word of caution. Don't buy this from the Mac App Store - it's not upgradeable. Buy directly from the Onmi store. I bought the MAS version last year. Excellent product and well worth the price IMO. Now v6 is out and not only can I not take advantage of upgrade pricing, but the old version has been pulled from distribution in the MAS so I can't even download it. What a crock. I'll be buying this version directly from Omni. I won't use the App Store for anything over $10 or $15 from now on.
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4.5
Xplicit
26 September 2013
Version: 6.0
Nice update. Runs very smooth now. Much better without the separate panels.
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xcoxco
26 September 2013
Version: 6.0
Folks wake up. OmniGraffle and OmniGraffle Pro are now one and the same application, and download. The feature set exposed to users depends on the license entered into the application. The approach makes perfect sense. So if you download OmniGraffle 6 you have also downloaded OmniGraffle Pro 6.
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Edu-mac
26 September 2013
Version: 6.0
This verison is only 10.8 and you can't separate windows of tools !!!
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KevinLinJCL
10 July 2013
Version: 5.4.3
I am using OmniGraffle Pro 5.4.3 on OSX 10.8.4 (MacBook Pro). One issue blocks me. Font panel, only 4 font family appears. All other fonts disappears. The 4 fonts are: Futura, Gill Sans, Helvetica Neue, and Optima. In other applications, fonts work fine. All fonts I installed are there.. Please help. Thanks. -kevinlin
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5
Radus
26 May 2013
Version: 5.4.2
just found out it is possible to drop LaTeXit-pdfs into the open OmniGraffle Pro sheet and if double clicked the pdf can be reedited in LaTexit -- really nice
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5
Donmontalvo
05 June 2012
Version: 5.4
Sweet...nice update to a most intelligently designed and usable application.
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5
Kris-Perrel
09 November 2011
Version: 5.3.6
That’s the most powerful chart makers I’ve ever tried out. Like Photoshop and similar, the working space is based on layers and bundled with tons of features. I’m particularly impressed with the arrow flexibility, i.e. that you drag a box with 360 degree freedom and an arrow follows. Mistakes are easy to undo. Great document gallery.
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kbaxxx
30 August 2011
Version: 5.3
Very useful tool for when I need to draw up diagrams and also for creating PDF icons and other images. I really like the ability to operate on the shapes in the Pro edition. The only thing that annoys me is the snapping of lines to shapes when I don't want to do that. Other than that, a brilliant app.
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0.5
Dr-David
20 July 2011
Version: 5.3
Beware: Version 5.3 does not work on my Powerbook G4. It crashes so early into the launch that Apple's crash report dialogue is not activated. Have reverted to 5.2.3.
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Ozean
22 January 2011
Version: 5.2.3
5.2.3 has been released June 16 2010 - I guess it is only listed here because it has been re-released for the App Store. But re-listing it here on MacUpdate seems unnecessary to me…
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Xplicit
22 January 2011
Version: 5.2.3
5.2.4 is out now, but only available from the AppStore. If I open the AppStore I can only buy but not update. (Other apps I own which I haven't bought on the AppStore are nevertheless shown as "installed" but not OmniGraffle.) So what about existing customers?
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5
Drtyrell969
23 August 2010
Version: 5.2.3
This product sets my company aside from the competition. When I deliver patent level diagrams of what their product will do and how, they always ask me what tool I'm using to create the images. It's easy of use is second to none. Adobe should take some quick lessons from this software. Can't recommend enough.
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Rubaiyat
29 January 2010
Version: 5.2.1
This looks really interesting. I am looking at it as a possible place to do my website wireframing. Is anyone using it for this and can you comment on how well it works?
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Abugirges
14 May 2009
Version: 5.2 beta 3
This is a very good app. What makes it problematic is when you have to work in a mixed environment where people use MS Visio. The exporting do Visio does not correctly work in a couple of instances so that you can never be sure that the document shows the same as before. You need to manually check everthing before sending it out. This should be improved... please!! Apart from that OmniGraffle does a great job when it comes to any kind of concept specification.
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5
Sherman-Wilcox
17 April 2009
Version: 5.2b1
Great program, couldn't live without it for my scientific publications.
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Guntis
14 November 2008
Version: 5.1rc1
BLUESTAR > I just tried to save my OmniGraffle Pro (OGP) 5.1rc1 (v.137.6.0.106738) document with the document window resized bigger than the actual document (about 1 inch to each side), then I quit application, re-opened saved document, and it opened with the same window size as it was saved in the previous session. No problems.
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Bluestar
11 September 2008
Version: 5.1 beta 2
A major issue is still not fixed. See my comment below.
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Bluestar
30 July 2008
Version: 5.0.1
This is generally a nice app. BUT! A small thing really annoys the hell out of me and the developers are not listening. I still don't see a fix in the list of issues fixed that corrects the survival of a window's size setting after a quit and re-launch. i.e., if one sets the window's size to be larger that the document (which I prefer for working with docs) upon relaunch and re-open the window boundaries revert to a default, which is the document's boundaries. This is still working in 4.1.2 and NOT after that.
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Missionman
09 June 2008
Version: 5.0.1 beta 3
Hi there Would be nice if you actually gave the ability to refresh the trial license with upgraded versions. I tried a copy of a previous version a while ago and have not been able to try any new versions of it ever since because I now receive "Your trial has expired" message so although the previous versions did not meet my requirements, I now no longer have the ability to see whether any future versions of Omnigraffle have the ability to swing me. I understand you have to try prevent people reusing trials but there are ways to handle this like refreshing the license on upgrading the version for example, or simply putting an expiry on the beta license so it can't be used past a certain date (like Merlin do - download a copy of their software, you might be able to learn a better method of handling this). I'll try the product again when you manage to resolve the licensing issues for trials, until then I'll continue using my Visio, because I can't see whether later versions are capable of matching my requirements.
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Leonardodv
08 June 2008
Version: 5.0.1 beta 3
My problem with this upgrade is that they removed the GUI Stencil, which is a deal breaker for me as a GUI designer. I use it a lot to form quick GUI layouts for my clients.
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Bluestar
10 May 2008
Version: 5.0.1 beta 1
I still don't see a fix in the list of issues fixed that corrects the survival of a window's size setting after a quit and re-launch. i.e., if one sets the window's size to be larger that the document (which I prefer for working with docs) upon relaunch and re-open the window boundaries revert to a default, which is the document's boundaries. This is still working in 4.1.2 and NOT after that. Let me know if this has been fixed. Otherwise I'm not even going to bother testing this one...
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OmniGroup
07 March 2008
Version: 5.0
Thanks for your feedback on our pricing! We try to price our products very competitively, and we believe that if you look at the alternatives in the same space (such as Visio and ConceptDraw) you'll find that our product is priced very reasonably. (And most of our customers strongly prefer it to those alternatives!) I hope that you'll take a second look at all the new features in OmniGraffle 5-it's a very substantial upgrade. But you don't have to take my word for it, we offer a two-week free trial (with full access to all features). -Ethan Schoonover, The Omni Group
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Bebdabhrhbrwefg-3r§5y5h4wtedsfb
06 March 2008
Version: 5.0
ditto on the upgrade price. $75 is ridiculous for the addition of... well, not much really... and a few bugfixes. omnigroup's increasingly greedy attitude is alienating a lot of former customers. back in the day, when OSX was new, omniweb were the heroes of the mac software world, being amongst the first to release quality apps at decent prices for the new OS. of late however their competitors' apps have superceded theirs in terms of quality - and omniweb's increasingly outlandish pricetags will do nothing but accelerate the stampede away from this increasingly out-of-touch company.
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Dylan-Mc
06 March 2008
Version: 5.0
I concur with the other folks. I don't mind paying serious money for software (heck, I bought OG Pro in the first place), but this upgrade fee is too rich for my blood. Yes, there's good stuff in this version, but much of it "belonged" in earlier versions (IMO), and the truly new stuff doesn't warrant the steep upgrade price.
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Maruko-Drinking-Team
06 March 2008
Version: 5.0
I agree: it's been a good app in the past, but $75 to upgrade is just too high. $49 would be okay. But $75 really does feel a little bit like BBEdit-style "gouge the existing customers quickly while we still don't have any direct competitors". BBEdit encountered TextMate, and soon the price was cut by $100. I think it is time somebody made a DiagramMate (or whatever).
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Greyman
06 March 2008
Version: 5.0
I have been a long time user of Omni groups Omni Graffle pro (version 2.x) and have been keeping up to date by procuring new license updates as needed to get me to version 4.0 pro version. Now that the pro version has been released and I have looked at the price for an upgrade ($74.95) I think this will be the time that I part ways with Omni and the OmniGraffle Pro (and non pro) product. I feel this pricing is a big mistake on their part with the majority of the OS X user base that would purchase this product probably owned a license copy of a recent visio product due to the lack of support from any native OS X application. You couple this new price and looking and what each user has paid for either VMWare Fusion or Parallels (79.99) to bridge this gap will make it hard to justify the extreme upgrade cost to upgrade from one version behind. I think $75 is a little bit steep for me not to want to start my virtualized windows xp system to look at a visio document Also being a licensed user of current versions of OmniOutliner Pro, OmniWeb, and OmniFocus as well I will start having to think twice before upgrading my license for any of these other products that Omni produces.
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D9
05 March 2008
Version: 5.0
Yes, I agree w/ others that the upgrade price is way too much, especially for OGP 4 users. The additions certainly can't justify that amount. This has become a terrible trend not only w/ these developers but a lot of Mac developers. It seems any "new" feature (or one perhaps intentionally not added previously) justifies a paid upgrade. It's really stopped me from even considering a lot of other shareware because of this trend. As I've always felt, every developer has the right to charge what he/she feels their work is worth. We, in turn, have the right to decline...and I will exercise my right w/ this program! Continue using OGP 4, not >>
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Darylf2
05 March 2008
Version: 5.0
OmniGraffle 5 Pro is an impressive upgrade. Its new Visio binary file importer loaded my Visio 2007 .vsd files VERY well and very quickly. Bezier curves appear to be handled very well! Some OmniGraffle 4 Pro documents imported a little oddly, though. While the drawings themselves were correct, the Canvas was smaller than in OmniGraffle 4 Pro, which was causing clipping when printing until adjusted (kind of a pain...).
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Jacko
05 March 2008
Version: 5.0
This is a great program. With this said and in my opinion, the upgrade price is a bit high considering the changes. The OmniGraffle Pro 4 upgrade was $49.95 for me. It's now $74.95 to move to OmniGraffle Pro 5.
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Espiridion
05 March 2008
Version: 5.0
I wish there was a way to edit and/or delete comments. I was too enthusiastic when I read about upgrades starting at $39.95. Sorry about that. I use OmniGraffle Pro 4. Upgrading to OGP 5 is $74.95. I've been a happy customer, and don't mind buying OMNI's software and paying for the occasional upgrade, but this is too much. I'll just keep on using version 4.
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Espiridion
05 March 2008
Version: 5.0
Upgrades start at $40. Even less for students. I was going to write an angry comment based on their upgrade prices, and I'm glad I visited their store first. I'm glad that OMNI listened to those of us who complained about their upgrade prices when version 5 was still in beta. BIG THANKS!!!
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JKT
05 March 2008
Version: 5.0
Fwiw, the upgrade pricing now that the final version has been released is $79.95 and not $99.
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Ericg
05 March 2008
Version: 5.0
The improvements contained in version 5 do not merit the cost of the upgrade. It's also a really good way for a company to sacrifice the good will they have worked hard to build up with their customers. I will not purchase the upgrade and will also be a lot more inclined to review and purchase software offered by companies that have more respect for their customers.
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k0gg
03 March 2008
Version: 5.0 rc 1
The cost of this upgrade is too much for me to continue financing this product. Count me out.
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StrictlyBagel
28 February 2008
Version: 5.0 rc 1
Terrible pricing philosophy. $99 for an upgrade is too much, given that the changes to this app are minor. I use OmniGraffle at times, but not enough to warrant this investment. More appreciation of its loyal customers would do Omni good and I despise their recent 'fundraising tactic.'
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Gcgiv
28 February 2008
Version: 5.0 rc 1
Let see, I paid $110 for v1, $60 for v3 upgrade, $50 for v4 upgrade and now they want $99 for v5 upgrade which for the most part doesn't feel much different from previous versions while old issues still remain. I use alot of stencils that contain images of computer equipment and constantly get the beach ball when interacting with the stencil window....very annoying and it is the same in v5. I think this software is very useful, but for what it offers, the pricing is getting out of hand.
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Espiridion
08 February 2008
Version: 5.0 beta 7
I agree with the comments regarding OmniGraffle's upgrade. I've upgraded many times, and now I'm staying with version 4. As much as I like Omni and their products this is just too much. In addition to OG Pro, I also own OOP, OW, OP, and OF. With this type of expensive upgrades I'm feeling less appreciated as a customer. Some comments in their blog regarding the upgrade price have remained unanswered. As I said, I'll stay with version 4.
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Bluestar
26 January 2008
Version: 5.0 beta 6
What does it take?... This latest beta version still doesn't remember window position on re-opening documents. Try it: open doc, resize window to a larger window than doc boundaries, save, quit. Open again, the doc window will default back to just the doc boundaries. Bummer! Version 4.1.2 does. Come on you dev guys why is this so hard to fix?!
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Ronan1
25 January 2008
Version: 5.0 beta 6
I've used this app for several years, but I'm deterred by the cost of yet another upgrade. There's no killer features included to justify it. Much as I admire the folks at Omni, I think they are trying to milk their customer base too hard.
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Memphisgeek
24 January 2008
Version: 5.0 beta 6
Nice program but not worth the price of the upgrade from 4.0. I'll be looking at other options now.
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Bluestar
13 January 2008
Version: 5.0 beta 5
Again! This beta version still doesn't remember window position on re-opening documents. Try it: open doc, resize window to a larger window than doc boundaries, save, quit. Open again, the doc window will default back to just the doc boundaries. Bummer! Version 4.1.2 does. Come on you dev guys!
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D9
12 January 2008
Version: 5.0 beta 5
Once again, another version upgrade that will not justify paying for the update. This really has turned into a very bad trend w/ software developers. It makes me a lot more reluctant to invest in any software unless it is vital to use and operate on my computer. But as always, they have the right to charge what they wish for their software, and we the right to reject it. Good luck, Omni. I won't be using >
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StrictlyBagel
11 January 2008
Version: 5.0 beta 5
Excellent app... but way overpriced.
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Bluestar
27 December 2007
Version: 5.0 beta 3
It wouldn't even open on Leopard 10.5.1...
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Donmontalvo
01 December 2007
Version: 5.0 beta 1
Omnigraffle Pro is one of the best applications ever made for Mac OS X. My only gripes are: 1. Keyboard shortcuts inconsistent with expected behavior. 2. Inability to maintain horizontal/vertical alignment on some connecting lines, especially where we need to overlap lines (I spend too much timeselecting one dot and moving it pixel by pixel and STILL not able to get overlapping lines to match up. 3. Inability to open some xml formatted exported files from Visio 2007. 4. Inability to get "keep fit to window" to stick between launches on same document 5. Page Setup doesn't stick on documents I hope the new Beta resolves these issues...more than I hope for more features. Don Montalvo, NYC
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Ncianca
30 November 2007
Version: 5.0 beta 1
OmniGraffle Pro is without question the best diagramming tool available for any platform. The new version 5 is a great update to this amazing tool. The new features are welcome and well executed. Here is a quick list of some new or updated features: The updated interface, designed to reflect the Leopard design direction, incorporates user interface elements well onto the window, giving the entire application an updated, modern & refreshed look. Some common tools have been added directly onto the ruler eliminating the need to use the corresponding inspector to get to them (they are still in the inspector though). There is also a new Tool Palette similar to what many other programs have which should make it easier for Visio, Illustrator and other users to transition to OGP. The new Stencils manager fixed numerous usability issues with the old one. Expanded Variables support (but none yet that will display the foreground and background color values, useful when making a visual style guide). Leopard QuickLook Support. Shared Layers which replace the old Master Canvas. This one will take some getting used if you use Master Canvases, but it's really an awesome solution to something many have wanted for some time - the ability to add multiple master canvases to a single canvas. It also makes it very easy to adjust the items on the Shared Layer so that they show up everywhere. Subgraphs allow you to group a collection of objects into a single entity very easily. There are some big changes with OGP5 and this includes having to update your documents (QuickLook only works with OGP5 format files). A slight issue is with documents that are larger then a printed page and where sized using the "Fit To Page". These will open with the page size reset to the standard page settings. The new scaling features should eliminate the prior issues with having documents that had more vertical or horizontal pixels then a standard printed page would hold. You will also need to update any custom templates you are using. OmniGraffle will you marry me?
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Ozean
21 November 2007
Version: 4.2.2
This really is an excellent app. Using layers to add additional information step by step, makes it easy to convey even highly complex information. The user interface also helps a lot - allowing access to the functionality without having to dig through several layers of menus. As many others here have already stated: the output looks gorgeous and can easily be adapted to different environments. However, all of this is even topped by their customer service, which in my experience has been quick and forthcoming even with issues that might seem minor when seen from the perspective of a software company. Five stars, and some well invested money.
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Bluestar
17 August 2007
Version: 4.2.1 beta 2
Still doesn't remember window position on re-opening documents. Bummer! Version 4.1.2 does. Come on you dev guys!
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Bluestar
22 July 2007
Version: 4.2
This is truly a great app for a lot of things. But the new version (4.2) doesn't remember window positions for me as the regular 4.1.2 version does. Open document, set window position, save, close document, quit app. Upon reopen the doc window is slimmed down to the document boundaries, i.e. this new version does NOT remember teh window pos. Anybody else encounter this issue? Version 4.1.2 correctly remembers the window position set upon re-open.
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Dougeddy
05 July 2007
Version: 4.2 beta 6
I just love this program. It works with such ease and the final product looks so professional. I have used it to design different communion table outlays for different services. My committee folks love it because it is so clean, clear and attractive. Also, the folks at Omni are really excellent at getting back to people who have a problem or concern. I had some real problems with OmniOutliner and they were excellent and timely in assisting me.
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Bluestar
26 May 2007
Version: 4.2 beta 5
Great product, but the Beta doesn't remember window positions for me as the regular 4.1.2 version does. I talked to the support guys about this but I guess they haven't fixed it in this release. Also when I opened some files it gave me a bunch of "font errors" - but, I'm using FontAgent Pro and autoactivation - this, again works well in the regular 4.1.2 (non-beta) version of OmniGraffle Pro.
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5
Jacknyc
15 April 2007
Version: 4.2 beta 3
An amazing product. You'll look like you hired a top-notch designer!
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Thirstyrobot
06 September 2006
Version: 4.1.2
A small-business owner's best friend. I keep finding new ways to use this amazing app. Create mind maps with none of the hassle I find with Novamind. Build mastheads and buttons for your website -- right down to the rounded edges and shadow backdrop -- in mere seconds. Build a quick sketch of what you'd like a website to look like. All without ever having to go through the hassle of using Adobe bloatware. The only strike against this product is that it's really quite pricey. Plenty of us plunk down our money for it as is, yes, but I'd be willing to wager that the developers could triple their sales, just by nudging the price point down to $99.
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Ncianca
27 July 2006
Version: 4.1.2rc1
An Information Architects best friend.
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Jojoman
31 March 2006
Version: 4.1.2 beta 1
I've tried to use omnigraffle on an on & off basis. I use it to plan the layout of our production facility. Reason is that most people in my company uses windows visio, and when convert files from visio to graffle, I can never get the dimension to display properly. Graffle still lacks the ability to properly lay down the dimension lines for object that I created. I can see that Graffle is an excellent software but without a complete dimension tools I still need to go back to my PC. Large plant layout (20MB+ for my case), includes machinery, power lines, etc is almost unusable due to performance issue. Omni recognize this problem (see their website) but it must be solved before I can really put it into use. The performance problem is when you drag a group of object (complex ones) that the software takes forever (sometimes 3 min) to complete the process, during this time, if you move the cursor it will take another 3min longer. Sounds crazy I know. Hopefully, Omni will fix this soon, other then this, it is an great product and can easily beat similar software on any platform.
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4.5
Bombadil
30 March 2006
Version: 4.1.2 beta 1
This has great potential and is a much easier and prettier alternative(though less advanced)to Adobe Illustrator. I use both programs and if Omnigraffle had a few more bells and wistles I'd be happy to trash the Adobe app. I have to say this is and has been one of my favourite mac apps ever. The user interface is more intelligent than the Adobe solution and a good deal more attractive. The "snapping to point/line" function is better than Adobe's. This makes it perfect for flow charts and tree diagrams, and allowing a great deal more precision when aligning objects, in record time. My only complaint is the incorrect rendering of shadows in exported images. Once they fix this it will be quite a mac gem!
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4.75
Junehao
11 January 2006
Version: 4.1
Nothing to complain about. Simply the best. Now I rely on it for all my charting and diagramming works.
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5
Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 4.0
This is insanely great. One of those few programs that have the quality of an Apple iApp out of Cupertino. I'm highly impressed.
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4.25
Anonymous
21 September 2005
Version: 4.0
I love the way OmniGraffle looks and works and seem to find myself unable to resist trying out each new version that comes along. I was very happy to see the inclusion of bezier curves in this version. Unfortunately bezier curves seem restricted to "shapes" and I can see no way to use them in unclosed shapes or lines. The "line" tool does not seem to allow bezier curves. How disappointing. I guess Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand are safe for now.
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5
Anonymous
15 September 2005
Version: 4.0
OmniGraffle Pro is a work of art. Enables even the occasional user to produce gorgeous diagrams with a minimal of effort. An absolute must-have.
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Anonymous
07 September 2005
Version: 4.0rc2
This looks extremely promising. I'm thrilled that Omni got rid of the awful Mellel-like interface. I need to work with the program a bit more before I review it, but the improvement in interface alone makes this a very worthwhile update.
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Anonymous
26 August 2005
Version: 4.0 rc 1
Force-directed automatic layout still isn't fixed. It doesn't balance the spread of the elements on the page. Everything moves away from the top and left side of the page and to the edges of the bottom and right side of the page.
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4.5
Anonymous
26 August 2005
Version: 4.0 rc 1
Great software ... but the new icon does indeed suck!
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4
Anonymous
26 August 2005
Version: 4.0 rc 1
The dmgs from the second download location never work for me. As for the icon, my original assumption has been this would simply denote the beta state of the software, and change back to something more appropriate upon release.
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Anonymous
07 August 2005
Version: 4.0 beta 4
Force-directed automatic layout doesn't balance well on the page anymore. Everything moves away from the top and left side of the page and more to the bottom and right side of the page. I will make a screenshot and send an email shortly.
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Anonymous
31 July 2005
Version: 4.0 beta 4
I downloaded this new version to test it, but was so horrified by the icon that I trashed it instead. I'll stick with version 3.
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Chainking
30 July 2005
Version: 4.0 beta 4
I agree. The new icon is a big step backwards!
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Anonymous
30 July 2005
Version: 4.0 beta 4
Ugly new icon. Some may disagree, though. I feel like Omnigroup is loosing some of the old aestheticism that made them great. The old aestheticism was light, pleasing, subtle, elegant, and playful. Now it's turning into something too bold and less refined. Feel free to disagree. This is just my humble opinion.
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Anonymous
22 July 2005
Version: 4.0 beta 3
Need the return of auto-collapsing inspector(s)! Why remove such a great feature? In version 4, an expanded inspector can sometimes expand off-screen or hide under the Dock. In version 3, the inspector could never hide under the Dock or expand off-screen. Version 3 was great from an UI and usability point of view. Never, ever remove great features when upgrading to a newer version, unless the new enhances the old. I've also seen other great apps change interfaces for the sake of change and version upgrades. And I've actually had to stop using those new versions. I say: Never change or fix things if it works well. I also liked the old magnets better: They actually looked like magnets!
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4.5
Anonymous
16 June 2005
Version: 4.0b2
Despite what I said that the new interface eats up space, I must say that the new outlining feature turns out to be great. Previously, it took time to map something out. (Creating the blocks and connecting lines.) Now, you simply outline it like in OmniOutliner, and you see things visually happen on your canvas. This turns Graffle from an app that was usable to something invaluable. Still, the interface could need some tweeking, especially the inspectors - it needs auto-collapsing and maybe even transparency feature.
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Anonymous
29 May 2005
Version: 4.0b1
As I've written before, on my iBook screen (1024*768) the new interface actually takes more screen space. The palettes are slightly wider and they don't automatically collapse. Also, the drawer eats my screen space. Previously, I could have a document window and all my pallettes on the side - and the collapsable palettes function really helped. Now I have larger palettes, which don't automatically collapse, and a drawer to deal with. I give the new interface a thumbs down. Yes, it may work on those widescreen computers, it doesn't on my little iBook screen.
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4.75
Anonymous
29 May 2005
Version: 4.0b1
The new UI is much improved but, for me, the thing which really bumps v4 into a new orbit is the ability to enter text in outline format and have it appear as a structured OmniGraffle chart. If only it now had one-click "add new box" facilities, I could retire the (now rather tired) Inspiration and the elegant but rather limited NovaMind. As it is, OmniGraffle has gone from being something I often contemplate using but back away from -- because of the tedium of switching between shape, text and line tools -- to something I reach for half a dozen times a day, in one quantum jump. The Tipping Point, I'd say. Great stuff. (And graphically, results which make people say "Wow! What did you do *that* with?")
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4.5
Anonymous
28 May 2005
Version: 4.0b1
Amazing piece of Cocoa software. Let OS X Quarz really shine!
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4.5
Anonymous
26 May 2005
Version: 4.0b1
This new interface is amazing. Finally some order for this usefull tool. Go big.
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Anonymous
26 May 2005
Version: 4.0b1
My god it's obvious M Matas no longer work for OmniGroup...some icons are UGLY
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Anonymous
26 May 2005
Version: 4.0b1
The new interface is fantastic! I always struggled with the inefficient user interface of the old version. My Powerbook with it's 1152x768 resolution was always a matter of fiddling with my workspace to get the tools I needed. The new beta interface not only is much more visually appealing, adds many new and useful features, but is also significantly more efficient and takes up a lot less space! Can't wait for the final!
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Anonymous
04 May 2005
Version: 3.2.2
Not so long ago I started to use OmniGaffle. Before that I was using ConceptDraw V for Mac. (www.conceptdraw.com) I was just curious what would be better. And I can say that ConceptDraw is more professional and for advanced users whereas Omnigraffle is lighter. But what I like the most about both programs is that they are cross-platformed.
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4.75
geologist
09 April 2005
Version: 3.2.1
Brilliant application and superior results! I use it to create poster for print and web (see the new global geological timescale promotional poster for example at stratigraphy.org), The workspace is intelligent, with easily navigable palettes that don't leave you wondering where that tool was. The smart guides and alignment features I find more versatile than Illustrator's. Although, I still use Illustrator and Omnigraffle side by side since for projects with many hundreds of objects, Illustrator seems a bit faster. Highly recommended!
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4.75
Anonymous
24 March 2005
Version: 3.2
Worth every penny..... this program is great! You can even use this program as a word processor, There is no support, for linking text boxes, and vector line support is a little limited. There are so many good things going for OmniGraffle. If you have not used this program try it out. It is one reason I would buy a mac!
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4.25
Anonymous
10 March 2005
Version: 3.2rc1
Great program overall. A few minor problems: 1) It doesn't import or save directly to visio binary files, which are the industry standard as of today--it does a fair job of importing/exporting Viso XML files, but unfortunately those files are far less common. 2) It uses screen real estate unwisely. For example, the pop-up Zoom % menu is by the window resize widget. It should be tucked up top with the canvas and layer controls as this makes the window waste space drawing empty scroller bars when you are working on a single page graphic. Also, when you show the rulers, it wastes an entire horizontal strip for one single "Units" popup menu. This also should be tucked into the layer/canvas control strip. All this wasted space reminds me of all the control strips in Windows Word and Visio where more than half your screen is wasted with strips and you only see a port-hole of your actual document (not that it is anywhere near as bad as microsoft in that regard, but you get the idea). Also, the auto-lines do not wrap around objects nicely like they do in Visio and it is a little more feature poor than Visio in a number of areas. There is no auto-numbering of items for example. All that beign said, it's my favorite app of its type on any platform. 3.2bRC1-3/2005
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4.75
Anonymous
13 May 2004
Version: 3.1.2
I love OmniGraffle Pro. I use it for all kinds of things, from mapping adventure games to creating flow diagrams for software modules. I can't say I agree with comments that it's slow -- it performs very well on my 667 MHz PowerBook G4, for example.
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5
Anonymous
29 April 2004
Version: 3.1.1
Awesome program!!! I develop Human Machine Interfaces for consumer products. This program is the ultimate for creating screen flows. Its interface is laid out very well and has a lot of functionality. Of all the graphical programs I have in my toolbox, this one is in the top 4: Illustrator, Photoshop, Director MX, OmniGraffle Pro. I have been using OmniGrafflePro for about 6 months now on some very complicated projects and it has not let me down. The PDF export is great for distribution to other team members (on PCs).
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Anonymous
28 March 2004
Version: 3.1
Good program. Features 5, Stability 5. Expensive and slow. Ease of use 4, Value 3.
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hgoor
25 March 2004
Version: 3.1
I run this app on a Powerbook G4 667mhz (512mb) and it is annoyingly SLOW. Also I'm missing some essential options like having a header/footer or an option to "clone" a canvas (usefull for making functional designs for webpages). Btw: does anyone out there know if there is a WEB stencil with standard buttons, drop down/pull down etc. ?? Other than that: very good app.
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4.5
Anonymous
02 February 2004
Version: 3.1b1
Very good drawing app but it is slow.
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4.75
Anonymous
30 May 2003
Version: 3.0.1
Absolutely fantastic. And technical support is pretty good, too. Has replaced Inspiration as my flowcharting program of choice.
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Anonymous
22 May 2003
Version: 3.0.1b3
Fantastic Piece of software!
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5
Anonymous
15 May 2003
Version: 3.0.1b2
I like this program so much I want to give it another 5 stars! The Copy As Applescript feature is really cool! Makes it super easy to start automating a bunch of stuff. Why don't all programs have this?
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5
Schmelding
14 May 2003
Version: 3.0.1b2
OmniGraffle Pro, will you marry me?
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5
Anonymous
07 May 2003
Version: 3.0.1b1
I have been using OmniGraffle since version 1 and it is simply one of the best programs I've ever used. The interface is so intuitive and the new 3 Pro version rocks. Creating diagrams, wireframes and such is just so fluid and clean. My clients are always impressed by the results.
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