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Microsoft Visio vs Cacoo: What are the differences?

Developers describe Microsoft Visio as "Diagramming made simple". Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience. On the other hand, Cacoo is detailed as "From flowcharts to wireframes: a tool for every diagram". It is an easy-to-use online diagramming application for planning, organizing, sharing, and optimizing your ideas. With real-time collaborative editing and a large selection of templates and shapes ready to use, your team can create professional diagrams in minutes. Flowcharts, mind maps, wireframes, network diagrams, and more are easy with its intuitive editor.

Microsoft Visio and Cacoo can be primarily classified as "Diagramming" tools.

Some of the features offered by Microsoft Visio are:

  • Versatile templates and thousands of shapes
  • Support for industry standards
  • Built-in validation

On the other hand, Cacoo provides the following key features:

  • Commenting
  • Simultaneous editing
  • Revision history
Decisions about Cacoo and Microsoft Visio
Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 1 upvote · 249.3K views

When starting my new role at #Stessa, I needed a solution to start diagramming some of my #Architecture so I'd be able to share my views on #SystemArchitecture with the rest of the team.

Visualization is key. Especially when working with complex/distributed systems. You want to make sure everybody's got the same understanding of your approach, so you can better communicate, and start delegating more.

In the past, I had worked with #VisualParadigm for #UML, in both desktop and #SaaS version of the product. Also worked with #LucidChart We also looked at potential alternatives such as Microsoft Visio for instance.

Ultimately, my recommendation was & we closed on Lucidchart, as it won on couple of key aspects : #Team #Collaboration, #Integrations with #AWS for instance, and certain specific visualizations we were looking for / others didn't have.

This isn't just for #Engineering. I've seen Lucidchart being used by #Product Teams, #Network #Engineers, #IT Departments, #DevOps, or non-Engineering related teams.

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    What is Cacoo?

    It is an easy-to-use online diagramming application for planning, organizing, sharing, and optimizing your ideas. With real-time collaborative editing and a large selection of templates and shapes ready to use, your team can create professional diagrams in minutes. Flowcharts, mind maps, wireframes, network diagrams, and more are easy with its intuitive editor.

    What is Microsoft Visio?

    Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.

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    What are some alternatives to Cacoo and Microsoft Visio?
    Lucidchart
    Solution for visual communication. Create online flowcharts, diagrams, UML sketches, and ER models.
    Gliffy
    Make flowcharts, network diagrams, uml diagrams, org charts, mind maps, wireframes, and more.
    Miro
    It is a visual collaboration platform to create, collaborate, and centralize communication across your company on a single online whiteboard.
    drawio
    It is a free online diagram software for making flowcharts, process diagrams, org charts, UML, ER and network diagrams. It is an open platform where you can create and share diagrams. It’s integrated with the tools you already use.
    FigJam
    It is an online whiteboard for teams to collaborate, brainstorm, map out flows, and more. It is easy to learn and fun to use, so anyone can participate and share their ideas.
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