Visio, designed for Windows users, can’t be viewed directly on Mac. But fortunately, there are several Visio viewers Mac which will help Mac users to view Visio files on Mac. With Visio viewer for Mac, you needn't install Visio on Windows anymore. Next, this article will recommend you the best Mac Visio viewer. But before that, we have to discuss other important concerns firstly.
Admittedly, the best characteristic of free Visio viewers for Mac is no need to pay. Nobody does not like free stuff. But there is no such thing as a free lunch! If you are still using free Visio viewers for your Mac, bad results may come up to you.
First of all, some free Visio viewers are not safe enough, if you download them, your Mac would encounter viruses and it could damage your Mac deeply. Secondly, downloading free Visio viewers may come with a lot of rubbish, spam and other useless software, which would make your system run slowly or freeze.
However, if you successfully downloaded a green and practical free Visio viewer on Mac, then congratulate you and hope you can share it in comment. Because not everyone has such a good luck.
I have tried several Visio viewers for Mac before and make a Comparison on them to see which provides the best function, specification and value for money. In consequence, Cisdem DocumentReader presents the best performance. Then, why it is the best useful one? I will show you the reasons below.
Cisdem DocumentReader is designed to read file and documents on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra Included). Many files types can be opened by DocumentReader, including Visio, WPD, WPS, XPS, and PDF. So, this application is absolutely a perfect Mac Visio viewer for users. For giving users a fantastic reading experience, DocumentReader provides different viewing styles, such as toolbar consisting view mode, searching pane, page navigation, zoom, rotate, save, copy, etc. The most important is DocumentReader ensure guarantee the quality of the file, it makes certain that all original text style, images, graphics, tables, hyperlinks, layout and formatting will not be changed.
Compared to other Visio viewers, Cisdem DocumentReader has many merits:
As for these features, we also have mentioned them in this article: How to Convert Visio to PDF on Mac?
Of cource, there is no perfect thing in the world. Cisdem DocumentReader inevitably contains the demerit that it only supports Mac OS X 10.8 or later.
Step 1. Download Cisdem DocumentReader and install it on your Mac.
Cisdem DocumentReader offers a free trial to download, in this case, you needn’t worry about spending money on the program you still haven't tested.
Step 2. View Visio files on Mac
After running the software, you can directly open your Visio files by adding them or drag & drop them into app. All of the contents will be displayed in front of you. Worth to mention, if you want to read other type of files, you can also view them by using Cisdem DocumentReader at the same time.
Step 3. Convert Visio to other formats (optional）
If necessary, you can print your Visio files, or you can save them as PDF, Text, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF files so that you can view them on other device.
Nektony Mac Visio Viewer
Nektony Mac Visio Viewer is a free-to-try Visio Viewer for Mac OS X which allows users to open .VSD, .VDX, .VSDX MS Visio document formats created with MS Visio 2000 – 2013 versions. Just as Cisdem DocumentReader, it also ensures that texts on Mac OS X will be displayed in the same way as original format when they were created.
Pros: Support Visio 2000 – 2013 versions.
Cons: It is not free, it does offer a free trial. A simple function.
Lucidchart Visio Viewer Mac
Lucidchart Visio Viewer Mac provides a great way to view Visio files on a Mac which allows users to Open VSD, VSDX, or VDX files and even export them back to Visio. It is charge according to the file size and it provides 4 charging modes. Chrome and Firefox are both available by Lucidchart Visio Viewer Mac, but unfortunately Safari is not supported.
Pros: No download needed.
Cons: View Visio files in read-only mode. A user feeds back "It stopped working after two files". Safari is not supported.
Lawbox VSD Viewer Pro for Mac
VSD Viewer Pro for Mac is a powerful Mac Visio viewer to help you to view Microsoft Visio VSD file on your Mac. It can read .vsd, .vsdx, .vsx, .vss and .vssx documents; and can save as PDF or image files.
Pros: Users can save Visio files as PDF or image files.
Cons: Requires Mac OS-X 10.7 or above. It is not an editor.
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