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7.11.3
14 September 2019

Create diagrams, flow charts, and more.

TannerLee
28 September 2013

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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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Version 6.0

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angijordan
14 February 2018
Great app, but it is a bit expensive in class
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Version 7.7
Bluestar
06 July 2017
Liking it less and less after using it for about 10 years. Full of bugs and waaaaay behind Sketch.
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Version 7.4
Powercc
18 October 2016
For me one of the best apps. Easy to handle, fast results. Currently I wait for the german language version
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Version 7.0.3
LuxLogica
18 March 2016
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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Version 6.5.2
3 answer(s)
Bort1611
Bort1611
09 November 2016
I've been using Omnigraffle since what? Version 3 maybe? And up to now I've even qualified for an education discount. However, your comment is extremely pertinent. And I do have Affinity Designer. I have not been able to convince myself of the need to upgrade to version 7. Affinity Designer is a far more powerful tool at one-fifth of the price. Sorry OmniGraffle, but I will stick with version 6 and AD. If the upgrade to OG 7 was $30 I would do it. OG has served me well in the past, and the learning curve is not a steep one. For me the future looks like I have no need to upgrade to OG7. Using AD will mean some things will take a bit longer to do, at least initially, but I just don't see myself needing a $200 vector program on top of AD.
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Jayaii
Jayaii
11 November 2016
I think Affinity Designer and OmniGraffle are both great and also designed for different purposes. If one does a lot of flow charts and diagrams, I haven't used anything else that comes close to OmniGraffle in ease of use and quality of output. Affinity Designer is a joy to use for other types of graphic tasks. Both are wonderful tools.
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Pik80
Pik80
23 March 2017
I would say that Affinity doesn't cost enough since I wish Serif would have the money to expand their team so that they could push out products like Affinity Publisher. At only two apps that are currently being developed the company is far behind the selection of what OmniGroup provides.
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edum7697
25 January 2015
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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Version 6.1.2
Iztoubade
16 November 2014
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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Version 6.1
Snake-One
15 November 2014
Absolutely agree with TannerLee. Only direct purchase., otherwise you will get one-version-program only.
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Version 6.1
Bluestar
17 October 2013
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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Version 6.0.1
Weasel-Boy
05 October 2013
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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Version 6.0.1
TannerLee
28 September 2013
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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Version 6.0
3 answer(s)
Josetgmac
Josetgmac
03 October 2013
Also consider that Mac App Store license ($200) is equivalent to the Family Pack license ($300) for OmniGraffle - because the regular license is only for running OmniGraffle on two Macs simultaneously (and its strictly enforced.) In general, if you want to run the Omni apps on more than two Macs, you're better off purchasing from the Mac App Store. BTW, with OmniPresence sync, you can keep the same document open on multiple Macs, and changes will be updated live... it's pretty cool :-)
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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
05 February 2014
The Mac App store doesn't have OmniGraffle Pro - only the regular version.
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Josetgmac
Josetgmac
05 February 2014
OmniGroup sells the standard version of OmniGraffle 6 for $99 on the Mac App Store and then offers an in-app purchase for additional $99 for the Pro version. Moreover, they've found a clever, Apple-approved way to offer upgrade pricing by verifying whether you own a prior copy of OmniGraffle 5 from the Mac App Store, and offering you a 50-100% discount on the $99 in-app purchase price for the Pro version. They've shown great love for their Mac App Store customers :)
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Xplicit
26 September 2013
Nice update. Runs very smooth now. Much better without the separate panels.
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Version 6.0
xcoxco
26 September 2013
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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Version 6.0
3 answer(s)
Edu-mac
Edu-mac
26 September 2013
ok but my older licence is refused
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Espiridion
Espiridion
26 September 2013
If your license is for a previous version, it will work with that version. If you have a license for version 6 it will work for version 6. Don't expect an older license (e.g., 3, 4, 5) to work with the newest version 6.
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Xplicit
Xplicit
26 September 2013
@Edu_mac Sorry, but remarks like "ok, but my older licence is refused" make me think whether you should use a computer at all.
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Edu-mac
26 September 2013
This verison is only 10.8 and you can't separate windows of tools !!!
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Version 6.0
3 answer(s)
Edu-mac
Edu-mac
26 September 2013
This is not Pro version
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jmrx
jmrx
26 September 2013
One star, really? If you have to stick with an old version of OSX you can still use an old version of OmniGraffle. I'd appreciate if future versions of MU would allow users to ignore comments/ratings from users below a certain score.
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Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
26 September 2013
Edu_mac, you've mentioned that the application is "only 10.8," so it seems that you're complaining about not being able to open it. How do you know you can't "separate windows of tools" if you can't run it? As for your criticism that the download is not the pro version, you're right: it's a demo. The various features of the standard and pro versions are unlocked by the serial number registered to you when you make a purchase, but not until then.
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KevinLinJCL
10 July 2013
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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Version 5.4.3
Radus
26 May 2013
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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Version 5.4.2
Donmontalvo
05 June 2012
Sweet...nice update to a most intelligently designed and usable application.
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Version 5.4
Kris-Perrel
09 November 2011
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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Version 5.3.6
kbaxxx
30 August 2011
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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Version 5.3
2 answer(s)
Bluestar
Bluestar
25 September 2011
Easy. "Lock" your shapes around the line BEFORE you draw the line. "De-magnetize" of shapes also should work. Check the help files.
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asheepthatspeaks
asheepthatspeaks
27 September 2011
Sorry, bluestar. I'm a new user of omni. Where can I find the option of locking shapes?
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Dr-David
20 July 2011
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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Version 5.3
3 answer(s)
amir12
amir12
27 October 2011
Apple discontinued your computer almost 6 years ago! Use an older version.
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Dr-David
Dr-David
27 October 2011
This bug was fixed shortly afterwards. I can confirm that 5.3.5 works on a Powerbook G4 under 5OS X 10.5.8.
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Markus-Winter
Markus-Winter
16 September 2012
Then maybe it is time to fix your rating?
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Ozean
22 January 2011
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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Version 5.2.3
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Bluestar
Bluestar
22 January 2011
Yeah, to me : a bunch of lazy devs. Instead of fixing annoying bugs they release it as 5.2.4, then they retreat and downgrade back to 5.2.3 and just release it for the Mac App Store. C'mon Omnidudes! Get with it do your job fix the app.
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Xplicit
22 January 2011
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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Version 5.2.3
Drtyrell969
23 August 2010
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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Version 5.2.3
Rubaiyat
29 January 2010
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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Version 5.2.1
2 answer(s)
Bluestar
Bluestar
11 February 2010
I use it for site wireframing all the time. It's great!
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Version 5.2.2 beta 1
22duke
22duke
20 July 2011
better look in to Axure or Justinmind for web site wire framing, dearer but much, much better then omni graffle which in my eyes is grossly overpriced for the features it has
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Abugirges
14 May 2009
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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Version 5.2 beta 3
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Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
27 August 2009
Version 5.2 seems to do a better job exporting Visio than before. At least from the two documents I share with my buddies. I guess we'll see as we hit more documents. Don
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Version 5.2rc2
Sherman-Wilcox
17 April 2009
Great program, couldn't live without it for my scientific publications.
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Version 5.2b1
Guntis
14 November 2008
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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Version 5.1rc1
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Xplicit
Xplicit
20 November 2008
You seem very smart. Maybe that's because they fixed it in the version you use?
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Version 5.1
Bluestar
Bluestar
24 January 2009
Can others confirms that this has been fixed in 5.1.1.-rc-1 ?
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Version 5.1.1rc1
Bluestar
Bluestar
25 January 2009
Yes, confirmed the window placement remembering issue has been fixed.
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Version 5.1.1rc1
Bluestar
11 September 2008
A major issue is still not fixed. See my comment below.
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Version 5.1 beta 2
Bluestar
30 July 2008
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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Version 5.0.1
2 answer(s)
Nils3000
Nils3000
19 August 2008
I have the same problem here and support told me, that is caused by a two monitors setup. Not only for that reason I am quite disappointed and I am definitively not going to upgrade to 5 (pro).
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Version 5.0.2 rc 1
Guntis
Guntis
14 November 2008
I just tried to save my OmniGraffle Pro (OGP) 5.1rc1 (v.137.6.0.106738) document with window resized bigger than the actual document, about 1 inch to each side, then I quit OGP application, re-opened saved document and it opened with the same window size as it was saved in the previous session. No problems. My system: MacBook Pro 17" 2.33GHz, Mac OS X 10.5.5.
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Version 5.1rc1
Missionman
09 June 2008
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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Version 5.0.1 beta 3
1 answer(s)
JKT
JKT
07 July 2008
Fwiw, if you go to the OmniGroup store, you can download free 24 hour licences for any of their apps that provide you with full functionality. The only limitation is that you can't download licences within 48 hours of each other.
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Version 5.0.1 beta 5
Leonardodv
08 June 2008
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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Version 5.0.1 beta 3
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Frobozz
Frobozz
24 July 2008
You can always create your own stencils in OmniGraffle. As a UI designer, I created my own. In fact, you could probably take the old stencil from OmniGraffle 4.x and copy-and-paste it into a new stencil in 5.x. Stencils are just small vector documents like any other OmniGraffle document-- except they have only one canvas.
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Version 5.0.1
Bluestar
10 May 2008
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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Version 5.0.1 beta 1
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jonathan-dale
jonathan-dale
11 May 2008
I hear you! I have emailed them about this a couple of times. For a professional application, it is highly distressing to have to resize all of your open windows when you quite the app and start it again. Unacceptable.
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Version 5.0.1 beta 1
OmniGroup
07 March 2008
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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Version 5.0
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D9
D9
07 March 2008
Ethan, I can appreciate your comments. As I stated in an earlier post, it's certainly with OmniGroup's right to price their software as they deem appropriate. However, I'd contend that your remarks are misguided towards the majority of the complaining posts. These are not potential OmniGraffle Pro users but current users who feel the price of upgrading their current version to 5 is not justified by the price. We are well aware of the incredible ease and features of OGP, but we do not carry that same admiration for version 5 at the current upgrade price. Once again, OmniGroup is obviously entitled to pursue a policy that best suits their business. I just think a lot of us current users feel this policy is not in our best interest. Thanks for "listening".
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Version 5.0
Espiridion
Espiridion
07 March 2008
Indeed it's an interesting way of treating loyal customers. I've already spent some money on OGP, in addition to a few upgrades. I don't recall ever being disappointed by an Omni upgrade fee as I am with this one, and I have purchased most of their software as well as upgrades in the past 7 years or so.
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Version 5.0
Digginestdogg
Digginestdogg
10 March 2008
I am a long-time user of OG product (Focus, Graffle, Outliner)--Outliner and Graffle through several versions including upgrading to pro from the standard versions that came with my Mac 3 or 4 years ago. But having paid the upgrade to 4 Pro only a year ago it seems I am balking at the stratospheric price of this one. The upgrade is twice as expensive as it needs to be for a great app I don't use daily. For example: Illustrator, clearly 5 times the app OmiGraffle Pro is, is $199 to upgrade from CS2 to CS3--5x the app but 2.5x the cost to upgrade. As I said--the OG 5 upgrade costs twice what it should cost. This is where I stop patronizing Omni products I think. I'll stay on 4 and start evaluating a migration strategy and course.
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Version 5.0
Juddbert
Juddbert
12 March 2008
I'm afraid I have to agree with Espiridion. I really cannot see anything in OGP version 5 that offers an incentive to upgrade from version 4. At $25 to $30 perhaps, but $75 - sorry, not interested. Like digginestdogg, I purchased OG Pro just a year ago and saw what; one minor upgrade? Sorry Omnipeople, but this is not the way to treat loyal customers - not if you want to keep them that is. I'll stick with version 4, and try to ignore the slightly tarnished view I now hold of OmniGroup.
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Version 5.0
Zeitkind
Zeitkind
28 March 2008
Well, I think most v4 users never missed the features regarding Visio, so they don't see the "value" or v5. I tested OG several times in the past, but the missing support for Visio was just a killer for me. Now I consider buying it and I'm glad to see the Visio support. I bought ConceptDraw many years ago, but their price politic was far worse and the program kept crashing for me, so the ability to switch to OG is fine for me.
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Version 5.0
Kaidoh
Kaidoh
07 April 2008
Same for me: I used OG Pro for years and I really like it. The new features would be appreciated. But every user always only needs a subset of the new stuff (for me Visio support is absolutely unimportant while shared layers sound very promising). I understand that Omni wants to earn money with their products, but 80 $ for an upgrade is too steep for my budget and it's perceived benefit (as it is for OmniFocus btw). I guess I'll be happy keeping version 4 for quite a while and hope for a discount some day.
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Version 5.0
Silverdr
Silverdr
24 July 2008
Thank you for your comment and explanations. Unfortunately they are not very cogent for long time users of your products. The changes in your pricing policy made me STOP upgrading. Sorry - I won't pay for an upgrade this much. I paid already for several "Pro" versions and upgrades in the past but with this move you made a "stop" for me. And judging by the comments (not only) here - I am not the only one thinking this way. Sure - it is your business and your choice but with the latest version's pricing schemes you stopped being a rare pearl of the software companies with great software and great pricing. This image is more and more lost now. As someone already mentioned - now we only need a competitive product to fully look away from you.
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Version 5.0.1
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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Version 5.0
Dylan-Mc
06 March 2008
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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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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Version 5.0
Greyman
06 March 2008
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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Version 5.0
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OmniGroup
OmniGroup
06 March 2008
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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Version 5.0
D9
05 March 2008
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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Version 5.0
Darylf2
05 March 2008
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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Version 5.0
Jacko
05 March 2008
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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Version 5.0
Espiridion
05 March 2008
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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Version 5.0
Espiridion
05 March 2008
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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Version 5.0
JKT
05 March 2008
Fwiw, the upgrade pricing now that the final version has been released is $79.95 and not $99.
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Version 5.0
Ericg
05 March 2008
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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Version 5.0
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Sherman-Wilcox
Sherman-Wilcox
05 March 2008
Like Microsoft? That's all well and good, but this is a really excellent piece of software, and virtually unique in its capabilities. Also, I have found this company to offer outstanding technical and customer support. So, while $79 is a sum of money (this is for the Pro upgrade, by the way), I think it is not unreasonable, given the quality of this software. That said, I expect that I will only upgrade to the non-Pro version this time.
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Version 5.0
Ericg
Ericg
05 March 2008
Don't get me wrong. Omnigaffle Pro is great software and, in general Omni Group has terrific products. But they have worked really hard to develop loyal customers. There are too many high cost upgrades and this one, in particular, really does not have so many indispensable features. It is a little like Microsoft - over-marketing and over-selling. There was a time when the Apple world was a lot different and more consumer friendly from the Windows world. They are a lot more a like nowadays...but I wouldn't part with my iMac or my Powerbook.
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Version 5.0
Espiridion
Espiridion
05 March 2008
Interesting that you mention Microsoft. I don't recall paying for a single upgrade of Office 2004. When Office 2008 was not yet released, Microsoft made it available for around $30-$40 one day. Very nice! I missed that offer, and got Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition for around $130. Not bad for upgrading 4 programs, getting added features, and getting a "new" program called Expression Media. :-)
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Version 5.0
Ericg
Ericg
05 March 2008
Great point! Maybe it's time for Omni to take a page from the Microsoft book. They could do a lot worse.
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Version 5.0
k0gg
03 March 2008
The cost of this upgrade is too much for me to continue financing this product. Count me out.
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Version 5.0 rc 1
gryphonent
28 February 2008
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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Version 5.0 rc 1
Gcgiv
28 February 2008
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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Version 5.0 rc 1
Espiridion
08 February 2008
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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Version 5.0 beta 7
Bluestar
26 January 2008
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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Version 5.0 beta 6
Ronan1
25 January 2008
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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Version 5.0 beta 6
Memphisgeek
24 January 2008
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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Version 5.0 beta 6