126 – Omnigraffle

UP 10 places In 2021

OmniGraffle is a powerful, yet easy to use diagramming and drawing tool

Website: omnigroup.com/omnigraffle
Commercial. Free Trial
Availability: Download for Mac and iOS

Ranking on the 2021 sub-lists

Top 150 Tools for
Personal Learning: 65
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Overall rankings in the previous 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 136 2019: 165 2018: 150 2017: 134 2016: 180 2015: –  2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: 72

Comments on OmniGraffle in 2021

“While this is Apple only, and dear, it so far is the best tool I’ve found to make diagrams. It’s got more capability than I need, but it also works the way I think, so…all told it’s still the winner.” Clark Quinn, Author and Consultant, USA

Previous comments

“Pretty much allows me to do anything needed for diagram design/layout. Fantastic support and continuous improvement are key to continued use.” One of the lead developers for ISO 10303, USA, 2020

“Besides writing, two ways I sort out my understandings are to diagram and to outline. I use OmniGraffle as a general purpose diagramming tool because, well, it largely works the way I want to think about it. Diagrams, mind maps, even recently as sort of posterboard. And I use OmniOutlinerto do, well, outlines. Another way to map out structures. I’d use a less costly tool, but…the columns feature is really helpful for annotation. Both, unfortunately, are Mac only (and sadly quite dear).” Clark Quinn, USA, 2020

Quick Guide to Omnigraffle 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Omnigraffle for teaching, training, learning and development.

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