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1. Visio
2. Photoshop
3. Dreamweaver
4. AutoCAD
5. iTunes
6. Movie Maker
7. MS Project
8. Norton Ghost
9. Nero
10. Publisher
Top 10 Open Source
1. Dia
2. OpenOffice Draw
3. StarUML
4. Quanta Plus
5. FreeCAD
6. Clonezilla
7. Avidemux
8. ArgoUML
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Download SmartDraw
SmartDraw VP is the world's first visual processor. In the same way that a word processor automatically formats documents, SmartDraw VP automatically formats your visuals as you create them, making it possible for anyone to create professional-quality visuals of all kinds in minutes. SmartDraw includes hundreds of pre-drawn templates for more than 70 types of visual, including flowcharts, mind maps, project and gantt charts, organization charts, colorful 3D graphs, floor plans, country maps, network diagrams, landscape plans, and more. Export your visuals to Microsoft Word, Outlook or PowerPoint with a single click. Import and export supported with Microsoft Project, and data can be imported from Excel. Publish your visuals to Microsoft SharePoint from within SmartDraw. SmartDraw VP can open and edit Visio files too.

Open source SmartDraw alternatives

StarUML 5.0
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
StarUML is a great open source UML application. Supporting UML 2.0 and MDA (Model Driven Architecture) StarUML let's you work with all related diagrams. Code generation can be done for Java, C++ and... Read more
Kivio 1.6.1
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Kivio is part of the KOffice open source office suite. For flowcharting, network diagrams and all other graphing need Kivio solves them with an easy to user interface. As part of the KOffice office... Read more
ArgoUML 0.24
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
ArgoUML is a great UML (Unified Modeling Language) tool. Written in Java and using Java Web Start makes it easy to work with (install) and use on any platform. It has full support for the UML 1.4... Read more
OpenOffice Draw 3.0
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Open Office Draw, part of the Open Office package, wasn't designed to compete with high-end graphics packages but is an easy to use, effective drawing tool that makes it simple to create flowcharts,... Read more
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Dia is designed to be much like the commercial Windows program 'Visio'. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship... Read more

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