Visio® for Mac

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SmartDraw is a powerful alternative for anyone looking for Visio® on a Mac

Is There a Visio® for the Mac?

If you're on a Mac and want to use Visio®, you're out of luck. Visio® is a Windows only product. SmartDraw offers a powerful and easy-to-use solution for those looking for a Visio® alternative on a Mac.

SmartDraw offers more templates, better tools, industry-leading automation — all while being more affordable and available on any platform, Mac or Windows.

Visio for Mac

Why SmartDraw is the Better Visio® Alternative for Mac

SmartDraw Visio® 2016
Works on a Mac
Visio® Import and Export
Built-in Symbols 34,000+ 4,800+
Pre-installed Templates 4,500+ 100+
Automatic Flowcharting
Automatic Swimlane
Automatic Org Chart Formatting
Automatic Project Charts
Automatic Mind Maps
Automatic Decision Trees
Automatic Cause and Effect Diagrams
Automatic Genograms
Microsoft Office® Integration
G Suite® Integration
App for Confluence® and Jira®
Trello® Integration
Integration with OneDrive®
Integration with Google Drive, Dropbox®, Box®

Open Visio® Files and Stencils on a Mac

You won't have to recreate years of complicated diagrams or stencils by redrawing them. Import all your old Visio® files (both VSD and VSDX) and stencils. You can continue to collaborate with co-workers who may still be using Visio®. Once imported, you can edit, color, ungroup any file like it was created in SmartDraw. Export them back to Visio® in just a click. See how to import Visio® files on your Mac.

Import Visio Files on a Mac

Powerful Diagramming Intelligence and Automation

SmartDraw's automated drawing tools are smartly tailored to specific diagrams so that SmartDraw can take all the manual hassle out of drawing almost anything. Quickly add shapes using keyboard shortcuts and if you have to delete or move a shape, everything will realign and adjust automatically.

Smart drawing tools

More Content

SmartDraw has thousands more templates and symbols than its competitors. That's 34,000 symbols and over 4,500 diagrams at your fingertips. Whether you're drawing a flowchart or marketing matrix, you will never have to start with a blank page.

SmartDraw has more content

Sophisticated Integration

Visio® is stuck in the past. SmartDraw allows you to integrate with all the tools you already use across a variety of platforms. You can transfer completed diagrams to any Microsoft Office® program or any G Suite app effortlessly. Add diagrams to reports and presentations no matter what tools you use.

SmartDraw also integrates with the Atlassian stack so you can add diagrams to Confluence, Jira, and Trello.

SmartDraw integrations

Easy Collaboration

You can work on the same diagram using your SmartDraw account or your favorite file sharing app like Dropbox®, Google Drive, Box®, or OneDrive®.

SmartDraw works with Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, and more

More Affordable

Equip your entire organization for less than the maintenance cost on the equivalent number of seats of MS Visio®—save up to 50%. Request a site license quote here.

SmartDraw is more affordable

SmartDraw is Trusted by Millions

SmartDraw's users come from over 75% of the Fortune 500, universities and colleges, as well as city and government agencies.

SmartDraw customers

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SmartDraw is the smart Visio® alternative on a Mac or Windows.