Kapil Kale
Kapil KaleProduct @ AngelList

What's the best org chart builder?

I'm looking to make a hierarchy chart. It's actually not for an organization. What's the best software for this? Ideally, it would accept an excel format or something like that, and then handle drawing the visualization for me.
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  1. Vinit Agrawal
    Vinit Agrawal13Co-Founder at Tars (HelloTars.com) · Written
    Google sheet has a lot of amazing capabilities to plot your data for visualization. You will find tons of addons, apps and even template sheets built on top of which can be used for plotting whole range of data from an excel sheet.
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    Pingboard

    Easy, beautiful org chart software

    Rupak
    RupakChief Product Officer, Vultus Inc. · Written
    I use Pingboard for my company. It is very easy to use and visual org charts are easy to create.
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    Sam Cholera
    Sam CholeraFounder @ iSpy Sport Search · Written
    This looks really good, I'm trying for sure
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    Piktochart

    Making Information Useful Has Never Been Easier

    Kesava Mandiga
    Kesava Mandiga14Curious cat. Writer. Explorer. · Written
    More of an infographic tool but they have some nice templates for Organizational Charts...
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    Lucidchart

    Easily draw diagrams & collaborate with others online

    Karl Nislow
    Karl NislowFinance Manager @fuzzpro · Written
    Simple and flexible.
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    Paul DeVos
    Paul DeVosData Scientist · Written
    Super easy to use right out of the gate. Free tier would work for the the original poster's ask.
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    • ra.v.g
      ra.v.ggrinder

      I'm using Lucidchart to create figures (system architectures, concepts) for professional technical documentation (aerospace sector).

  5. 5
    Draw.io

    Create and share diagrams easily

    Nono Ghannam
    Nono GhannamBuilding awesome startups from MENA 🦄 · Written
    It's the easiest I've found. It's online and free.
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  6. I love Kumu for mapping systems, and organisations are no different. I find org charts are less compelling and certainly not as realistic as what you can do with a spatial map like Kumu.
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  7. Allan Caeg
    Allan CaegFounder, NorthStories.io · Written
    This is the bomb. Mind mapping apps are great for this purpose... MindNode is the most elegant way to create mindmaps on macOS and iOS
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  8. A_Sky
    A_SkySearch & find the best · Written
    Used by Nasa as well
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    MindMeister

    Create and share mind maps on mobile devices or the web

    André Gauci
    André GauciCEO @ Fusioo – Easy online database · Written
    Great mind-mapping tool
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  10. tobinharris
    tobinharrisCTO, Pocketworks Mobile Ltd · Written
    Confession - I made it. You can draw diagrams quite quickly without worrying about layout. E.g. https://yuml.me/edit/b261d3de
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  11. Matt Lovato
    Matt LovatoMarketing team leader · Written
    Matt Lovato made this product
    Samepage is a real-time collaboration platform with diagram drawing tools built in, so you can keep other project content and conversations next to the diagrams you draw with your team in real time.
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    Diagramiq

    Create slick diagrams and collaborate with your team

    Flavius Matis
    Flavius MatisProduct designer @DiagramiqApp · Written
    Flavius Matis made this product
    It's blazing fast, intuitive and there's a wide range of predefined shapes to choose from.
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    • Mihai Chereji
      Mihai CherejiFront-end Dev, ClassOwl

      Have been using this ever since it got out of beta.

      Really intuitive and fast, just wish mindmapping was on the table.

      Overall, really recommend, especially when diagraming in a team.

  13. plamen peshev
    plamen peshevCustomer Advocate · Written
    OrgChart JS lets developers to create simple, flexible and highly customizable organization chart for presenting structural data in an elegant way. If you have programming skills you can implement it by yourself.
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