Draw.io vs Microsoft Visio
Last updated: April 24, 2018
draw.io is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams. Draw.io is an online image editor that provides its user fast, easy and free way to create simple diagrams without the need to install anything on their computer. Everything that Draw.io offers can be quickly accessed via your web browser.
Create professional diagrams to simplify complex information with updated shapes, collaboration tools and data-linked diagrams. Simplify complex information with professional diagrams you can create in just a few clicks. Visio makes diagramming simple - whether you want to quickly capture a flowchart that you brainstormed on a whiteboard, map an IT network, build an organizational chart, document a business process, or draw a floor plan. Microsoft Visio free cloud alternatives are: Gliffy, Google Drawings, Creatly, DrawAnywhere, Diagramly
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2017 - Visio Online adds new themes, shapes and guides to leave Draw.io behind
Microsoft has updated its service Visio Online that allows anyone to create, edit and share diagrams through any web browser. Users can now create diagrams more easily with the help of Quick Shapes. When they hover over the arrows near any shape, they will see the quick shapes panel. They can select the needed shape and it will auto-connect with their existing shape. Users can use the smart guides to align their shapes. And they can also change connector types according to their needs. Microsoft has also added more shapes to the Visio Online. They can now search for desired shapes using the search-box above shape panel. Apart from the ability to add their own pictures, users can now use the “Find and Add a picture from web” option to add other pictures from the web. Thus Microsoft Visio provides more shapes than Draw.io