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  • Gary Wentworth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Cleary the thread is not dead   People are still looking for answers/advice.  So let the thread live .

     

    To your response - yes, there are lots of alternatives.  OmniGraffle is another that I like.  They actually have a great suite of products that mirrors some of the MS products I am used to but that are not available for Mac.

     

    But, my point was that if you want to continue using MS Visio or Project, then Crossover - at least for me - has been a great alternative.  I tried Parallels and Boot Camp, but I actually do not like Windows - especially 8 - so Crossover has been great.

     

    IMHO.

  • NewbieMacLover Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree. This is still a valid question that users are still researching. I think more and more people will start to migrate away from Windows (as I did) to iMac's, because of how horrible Windows 8 is. Obviously, with the mobile movement, a lot of people dont even have the traditional home desktop's anymore. But those that do will consider iMac's over Windows, and those "power" users expect, and need, the full suite of Office products, or something similiar that still provides those capabilities. I am a relatively new iMac user, so I appreciate the responses and recommendations of those that have been working with it longer.

     

    I tried Parallels, and thought it was pretty cool, but wasnt crazy about it. I will try Crossover and some of the other recommendations, to see what works best for me. Thank you.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (42,270 points)

    Take a look at Libre Office, you get the functionality of Office Pro (exc Outlook but inc Access) plus MS Publisher, this thread contains several alternatives for Visio and Project.

     

    It's free, so worth a look.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9 (52,305 points)

    But those that do will consider iMac's over Windows, and those "power" users expect, and need, the full suite of Office products, or something similiar that still provides those capabilities.

    If you can't let go of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, try the free "work-alike" LibreOffice, as Csound1 recommended.

     

    If you want a combination Word Processor and simple Page Layout program, try Pages.

     

    If you need a spreadsheet, but not necessarily Excel, with better graphics, try Numbers.

     

    If you need presentation software with a bit more POP, try Keynote.

  • NewbieMacLover Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have seen Keynote but have not really gotten into it yet and played around with it. Is it compatible with Powerpoint? Would I be able to create a presentation in keynote, email it to a customer and have them be able to view it in PPT?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (42,270 points)

    NewbieMacLover wrote:

     

    I have seen Keynote but have not really gotten into it yet and played around with it. Is it compatible with Powerpoint? Would I be able to create a presentation in keynote, email it to a customer and have them be able to view it in PPT?

    Yes, Keynote can open PPT files and export to the same format. LibreOffice also has a fully compatible PPT module called Presentation.

     

    And there are other choices, try them out.

  • shikubela Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    LibreOffice is good, i dont like Pages and Numbers as they don't load fast and I simply cant get used to them.

     

    Also, I'm paying for office 365 home each month, as I like ms word on windows (i use 2 computers). when i was using office and skype on my macbook pro both freezed my computer, but since i upgraded memory from 4 to 8 gb the performance is better.


    For collaborative work or when i need to work on a same document from any device I use Google docs, they are a real gem for team work.

     

    For diagramming I use ConceptDraw PRO, as it is crossplatform and neat.

  • hayzey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As a networking engineer I am tied to Visio and use it every day.  Moving to OnmiGraffle, etc, isn't an option for me.

     

    The best solution i've found is... drum roll...  to run a Windows VM (under VMWare Fusion in my case) and launch Visio from there.

     

    cheers

    mark

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (42,270 points)

    Thanks for confirming (again) that Visio does not run on Mac operating systems, only Windows.

  • Darrel-Walters Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi all, I use Viso because of its simple ability to draw plans of houses etc and simply add doors, windows etc etc.

     

    I would like to use viso on my mac, but we cant. so does anyone know of a simple program that is simular to visio

     

    cheers

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (42,270 points)

    Read this thread, several alternatives are discussed.

  • dstauff2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There are lots of good suggestions mentioned throughout this thread. I landed on Lucidchart for my Visio for Mac solution. It's just as snappy as Visio, though it's cloud-based so it'll work on Macs (or any operating system.)

  • tbench90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree with dstauff2. Lucidchart has almost everything you might use Visio for, plus it works on any operating system.

  • r0x0rcist Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Srsly, d00d. What a lametard. MAC is also a kind of makeup. If I had to virtually beat up everybody that put Mac in all caps, I'd be one lonely ******* soul. And I'm not. MAC MAC MAC.

     

    Bust seriously, is there anything with the great types of shapes as Visio that works on my Mac? I've been trying out Dia & Omnigraffle. Omnigraffle is the better out of the two (for free anyhow). But, even if I have to pay, is there anything better? Just as easy to use as Visio and with the same amount and kinds of shapes. A lot of the free stuff seems like the shapes aren't plentiful enough. I need various kinds of users, machines (Server, DB, PC, etc.), firewalls... anything?

  • itana Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can check out at this site www.apponfly.com cloud version of MS Visio for you Mac, it´s much easier for me.

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