1. Technology

Diagramming Software for Windows and Macintosh

This software allows you to create diagrams, charts, graphs, flowcharts, and other business graphics. Most products include simple shape drawing tools, templates, and symbol libraries.

SmartDraw (Win)
Create flowcharts, organizational charts, technical drawings, web graphics, diagrams, business presentations, floor plans, and more.

3D Grapher (Win)
Easily create 2D and 3D animated graphs. Features OpenGL accelerator support, unlimited number of equations, built-in expression calculator, and more. $24.95 US.

Antechinus Draw Magic (Win)
"Antechinus Draw Magic is a powerful diagramming, flowcharting, and drawing program that comes with a vast set of extensible clipart libraries."

Chartist (Win)
Fast and compact application for creation and editing of flow charts, organizational charts, and various diagrams.

Chartsmith (Mac)
Charting and graphics software for Macintosh OS X. " Built from the ground up on Mac OS X technologies, this application will make you and your data hum. Whether for scientific data visualization, for business presentation, or for graphics publishing, Chartsmith makes charting and graphing quick and easy."

Dia is a gtk+ based diagram creation program released under the GPL license, designed to be much like the commercial Windows program 'Visio'.

Diagram Designer (Win)
"Simple vector graphics editor for creating flowchart, diagrams and slide shows." Freeware.

EDGE Diagrammer (Win)
Flowcharting and diagramming tool features templates, predefined shapes, customizable styles, diagram linking, and more. $129.95 US.

Flow Charting (Win)
Create hundreds of types of business diagrams with custom shapes, templates, and QuickConnect technology. Trial version available.

iGrafx FlowCharter (Win)
Create, view, update, and publish organizational charts to a number of formats, including Microsoft Office documents, your intranet, or Web site.

Inspiration (Win/Mac)
"Inspiration is the essential tool students rely on to plan, research and complete projects successfully. With the integrated Diagram and Outline Views, they create graphic organizers and expand topics into writing. This powerful combination encourages learning in multiple modes."

MacFlow & WinFlow (Win/Mac)
Create freeform charts & diagrams with over 400 symbols, customizable line and arrowhead styles, plug-in modules for expanded functionality, and more. $179 US.

MindMapper (Win/Mac)
Map your thought process logically. Can be used for for brianstorming, outlining, organizing, decision-making, presentations, and more.

OmniGraffle (Mac)
Create diagrams, family trees, flow charts, organizational charts, layouts, and more in Mac OS X. Try a feature limited free version or purchase for $59.95 US.

Ortelius (Mac)
Ortelius is vector-based map illustration software for creating scaled drawings, floor and landscape plans, and custom map graphics. Ortelius comes with dozens of pre-loaded vector map templates, and hundreds of map styles and symbols. Free downloadable trial version; Ortelius Standard Edition is $99USD.

RFFlow (Win)
Features over 1000 shapes organized into stencils, multiple fonts, adjust text size, color, and formatting, Auto Connect objects, snap to grid, and more. Trial version available. $79 US.

SimpleDiagrams (Win/Mac)
SimpleDiagrams is a small desktop application that helps you express your ideas quickly and simply. There's just enough functionality to describe a thought or capture a process.

TeeChartOffice (Win/Linux)
"Free charting tool for end-users and developers to easily create charts and plots using the powerful TeeChart Pro runtime engine." Available for Windows and Linux.

Visio (Win)
Business and technical diagramming from Microsoft.

WizFlow (Win)
Create flow charts and block diagrams. Features allow you to create and save custom styles, use over 100 pre-defined shapes, work with templates, and more. Shareware, $29.95 US

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