The ’s interface begs to be used for manipulating visual information, and it certainly delivers. And if you’re used to creating charts and diagrams at your desk with Excel or Visio, these five apps will deliver comparable tools that you can use from anywhere.


Numbers is the spreadsheet application ’s iWork suite . The iPad version, like the desktop version (and most spreadsheet applications), can create various types of charts and visualizations from data within spreadsheets.

OmniGraffle and OmniGraphSketcher

OmniGraffle is an iPad app for building charts, diagrams and other visualizations. It’s pretty expensive at $49.99, but it has a dedicated following. It’s also available for OSX . OmniGraphSketcher is a cheaper alternative priced at $14.99.

Roambi Visualizer

It can visualize data from sources such as SAP Business Objects, SAP Crystal Reports, IBM Cognos, Excel and The free version only works with Excel, CSV files and HTML. The pro version, which costs $99 a year per user, adds support for Docs and Pricing varies for the enterprise edition, which offers support for many more formats.

Easy Chart HD

On the lower end, Easy Chart HD is a simple and inexpensive ($.99) way to create and share bar, line, pie and sidebar charts.


For those just looking for a way to organize concepts, thoughts and ideas on the go, Instaviz is a diagramming app for building flowcharts and mindmaps.

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