OmniGraffle vs Lucidchart

Lucidchart’s cloud-based functionality and collaborative tools are lightyears ahead of OmniGraffle’s outdated desktop functionality.

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  1. Cloud-based functionality without boundaries

    OmniGraffle’s download-only software means outdated versions, lost files, and limited accessibility. On the other hand, Lucidchart is cloud-based and accessible from any computer or mobile device and offers frequent product updates.
     

  2. Robust collaboration that works wherever you are

    Real-time collaboration, @mention commenting, and in-editor chatting make Lucidchart the perfect tool for flexible collaboration—no matter where your team members are located. As a desktop software with limited connectivity, OmniGraffle’s restrictive collaborative abilities leave teams hanging.
     

  3. Device compatibility for seamless diagramming

    Lucidchart works uniformly across all devices and supports Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, so device incompatibility is never an issue for you and your team. OmniGraffle only works with Mac and iOS operating systems.
     

  4. A simplified interface for straightforward diagramming

    OmniGraffle’s interface is highly technical and time-consuming when it comes to finding and implementing even simple features. Lucidchart’s streamlined and intuitive interface, drag-and-drop shapes, and “feature find” functionality offer a smooth, hassle-free user experience.
     

  5. Integrations that expand your workspace

    With little to no connectivity to other applications, OmniGraffle requires users to create, edit, and share diagrams using their limited interface. Lucidchart integrates with many popular applications, including G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Slack, and more, with new integrations always in the works.
     

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Lucidchart vs OmniGraffle templates

Customize any template from our extensive gallery

Our easy-to-navigate template library houses hundreds of templates for virtually all diagram types, including flowcharts, mind maps, and network diagrams, with new templates added every week by our dedicated team of specialists. Each template is completely customizable, so you can create a diagram suited to your exact needs.
 

Lucidchart vs Omnigraffle data linking

Link your data to your diagrams in minutes

Save yourself the hassle of manual data entry by linking live data set directly to your diagram. Lucidchart lets you import data from Excel, Google Sheets, Zapier, Salesforce, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, and more. Once linked, any changes made to your data will be updated automatically in your visuals.
 

Lucidchart Omnigraffle import feature

Import existing diagrams from OmniGraffle, Visio, Gliffy, and draw.io

Make the switch to Lucidchart even easier by importing your existing diagrams over to your Lucidchart account. Our diagram import feature allows you to import visuals from OmniGraffle, Visio, Gliffy, and draw.io, so your work is never lost or altered.
 

Lucidchart vs Omnigraffle presentation

Present, publish, and share your diagrams

Showcase your work with Lucidchart’s in-editor presentation mode and easy-to-use sharing features. Lucidchart lets you publish your documents in a variety of formats, embed diagrams using auto-generated links, or import visuals directly to PowerPoint or Google Slides presentations in a few easy clicks.
 

Frequently asked questions about Lucidchart

Can I import OmniGraffle files to Lucidchart?

Yes, you can! Our import feature lets you import any existing work from OmniGraffle to Lucidchart. See the article below for a step-by-step guide.

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What account type will I need to use the OmniGraffle import?

Users can import and view files from OmniGraffle (as well as Visio, Gliffy, and draw.io) on any account level, but to edit imported diagrams, users will need a Professional, Team, or Enterprise account.

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How does Lucidchart’s drag-and-drop interface work?

Simply select a shape from the toolbox and drag it to wherever you’d like it on the canvas. Read the guide below to learn more about resizing and rearranging shapes.

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I work on a Mac, but some of my co-workers use a PC or Linux operating system. Will I be able to share and collaborate on my documents?

Because Lucidchart is cloud-based, you can share a live version of your document directly in Lucidchart and collaborate in real time. No more downloads or versioning issues.

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How long does the free trial last?

Lucidchart trials last for 7 days with no commitment—cancel anytime. We'll send you an email reminder before your trial expires.

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I tried OmniGraffle, but I just didn't like it. It was hard to use and cumbersome. Lucidchart is so easy to use. I already have another two co-workers converted.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Jacqueline G.  |  March 23, 2016

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