SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: visio equivalent for the mac
Re: SIGIA-L: visio equivalent for the mac
From: Jesse James Garrett (jjg_at_jjg.net)
Date: Sat Sep 22 2001 - 00:22:26 EDT
>I tried running Visio 2000 on Virtual PC on my Powerbook G3 - that's my
>primary machine at work. It was too quirky to get anything done in an
I'm running the same setup and haven't had any more trouble than one
would expect with a Windows app. However, I'm pretty much only using
my visvocab stencils, so I'm probably not pushing Visio to its limits.
As for Mac-native software, I know there are many fans of
ConceptDraw, but when I last looked at it six months ago, it was
still a bit too unstable for regular use. Maybe that's changed since
then. OmniGraffle and Glyphix both hold the promise of producing more
polished (Illustrator-level) output than the other apps out there,
but I haven't had a chance to play with either much yet.
Still my favorite diagramming tool is the late, lamented Claris
Impact. Simple to learn, very flexible, and even cross-platform. With
one more rev it could have been the killer app for IAs. If you can
find a copy (I got mine on eBay for about five bucks) it's definitely
worth checking out.
Jesse James Garrett http://www.jjg.net/
jjg_at_jjg.net "the history of the future begins now"
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