Microsoft Visio

Feature-rich title for building and publishing charts and diagrams


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  • Category General
  • Program license Trial version
  • Version 2013
  • Works under: Windows 10
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Microsoft

Microsoft Office Visio is designed with numerous flow charts, drawing tools, templates and maps. It offers multiple formatting methods and ways to edit diagrams for a professional look. With Microsoft Visio, users can collect, draw and use dynamic data. It is made in a way that lets multiple users simultaneously work on a single document. In addition, the app lets users save their work in a cloud system like SharePoint or OneDrive.


With Microsoft Visio, users get a software tool that lets them diagram networks and systems. It is simple to use. Users just have to grab the image that they want on the left hand side. Afterward, they just have to drag the image to where they want it and release. The drawing function is easy to use, and line can be redrawn around the new images. Plus, the software has an exceptional number of images and symbols available. While vendors do make a number of symbols available for free, some of them cost money to use.

The main thing that Visio is used for is diagrams. It does this better than almost any other app on the marketplace. Whether you are making a simple or complicated diagram, Visio offers the stencils, shapes and objects that you need. You can also make your own shapes or import new ones. The entire goal of the program is to make diagramming as easy as possible.

When you start the program, you are given dozens of different templates to work with. Each template comes with the objects and menu that make sense for it. If Visio does not offer the template that you want, there is an online download page that has other options available. The program can also be used to make 3D map diagrams, although there are limited tools built-in for this purpose.


- Simple to use

- Easy to navigate interface

- Re-drawing is easy using the anchors

- Multiple tools available

- Plenty of symbols available

- Models are grouped by type


- Not technically a part of Microsoft Office

- The installation process is extremely long

- Vendors may charge for the symbols

- Not high-tech enough to truly be a CAD program

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