Re: Need App Recommendation

Subject: Re: Need App Recommendation
From: Lee Fisher <blibbet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 14:46:24 -0700

On 5/13/10 2:28 PM, Combs, Richard wrote:

| Why should someone who has Visio switch to a program "inspired" by Visio,
| when she can just continue using Visio?

Because [IMO] the question was about a company looking for software
options, not about telling a Visio owner/user to keep using Visio. As I
understood the question she might want to continue running Visio, but
the company might choose another non-Visio solution.

The question was about options for diagramming software, for a company
that didn't want AutoCAD, for a person with Visio skills (applicable to
Dia tool as well). If the point of the question was to say "just use
Visio", then great. If looking for other options, Dia fits this.

Besides your Office/Visio-centric recommendation, the thread also
included non-Visio recommendations such as Omigraffle and Google
Sketchup. Seeing these, I wanted to recommend one of the better open
source options to this thread.

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