Vandaurico’s VizMac is a Visio viewer for OS X (10.6 or higher) that allows anyone to view, save and print Visio drawings and diagrams on their Mac.

The utility enables users to discover the advantages of using Visio drawings, charts, and illustrations in a Mac environment. Visio files saved as binary (.vsd) files must first be decoded using the VizMac web service before being able to view the drawing or diagram in VizMac. This transaction takes place in the background and is transparent to the end user.

Viewing Visio drawings, created on a Windows PC, is as simple as double-clicking the drawing (files with a .vsd, .vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx, or .vtx extension) or opening it directly from the VizMac application. VizMac will open, and render the drawing in its window. You can then pan and zoom in the drawing window by using toolbar buttons, keyboard shortcuts, or menu items in the shortcut menu.

Also, you can see properties on any shape by opening the Properties and Settings dialog box and then selecting a shape. Additionally, you can set drawing-layer visibility and colors in the Layer Settings tab, and annotation visibility and colors in the Markup Settings tab.

VizMac viewer for Mac allows users to open and view Visio files that were created on a Windows PC using the Microsoft Visio program. Files that are saved as XML (.vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx, or .vtx) on the Windows platform and given to a Mac user are opened directly on the Mac using VizMac. The tool reads Visio files 2008 and higher (including 2013).

VizMac costs US$3.99. It’s available from Vandaurico online ( or on the Mac App Store.