OmniGraffle stencils are one of the great things about OmniGraffle as they do some of the hard work for you when it comes to designing diagrams.
OminGraffle is an excellent alternative to Visio on Mac and one of the things that makes it so good is that there are stencils for just about everything.
However, there are now so many different places to get them that we thought we’d bring the best sites together to make things easier for you.
Here then is our selection of the best places to download OmniGraffle stencils in order of ranking.
Without doubt, the best source for OmniGraffle stencils is without doubt Graffletopia.
Graffletopia is easily the biggest and best source of templates for OmniGraffle and if you can’t find it here, chances are it doesn’t exist.
And if you don’t want to pay $24 a year for Graffletopia Pro account, you can download one template a month for free.
If you create and share a Graffletopia stencil with others, you get a free Graffletopia Pro account for one year.
Stenciltown was created by Omnigroup – the developers of OmniGraffle – and is a sort of free version of Graffletopia.
It’s more convenient than Graffletopia because it’s accessible from within OmniGraffle and makes it very easy to search and add new stencils.
There’s nowhere near as much choice in Stenciltown as there is in Graffletopia but it is growing slowly as users and OmniGroup add to it.
Simply search for the type of stencil you’re looking for and download it for free. If you don’t want to pay for Graffletopia, Stenciltown is an excellent alternative.
The stencils include shared layers for basic UX document needs such as title page, wireframes, storyboards etc.
Note that to install them, you need to install both the templates in your ~/Library/Application Support/OmniGraffle/Templates directory and also the Diagram Style which you need to unzip and move to your ~/Library/Application Support/OmniGraffle/Diagram Styles directory.
ZURB is another design blog that offers several free OmniGraffle stencils. The stencils are for mainly for designing interfaces for iPad and iPhone apps.
The design team at ZURB are kindly offering these templates for free to make low-fi wireframing for the iPad and iPhone quicker rather than having to painstakingly sketch them all out by hand.
Although the stencils are the copyright of ZURB they are being distributed for free under the MIT license.
CXPartners is a customer experience consultancy which offers a handful of free OmniGraffle templates for UX design. The wireframe templates and stencils are base styles for use with both OmniGraffle and Powerpoint.
Design and interaction blog Viget offers a free Omnigraffle stencil download of Twitter Bootstrap 3.0. They also still offer a free Twitter Bootstrap 2.0 download.
OmniGraffle GUI Bundle is a huge collection of OmniGraffle GUI stencils dedicated to creating prototypes for web, mobile and desktop.
The bundle allows you to easily create wireframes, mockups and high fidelity prototypes using OmniGraffle and includes over 3000 royalty-free vector shapes and icons created from scratch in OmniGraffle which can be edited and customized without needing additional tools.
It also includes UI Kits for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Facebook, Web/SaaS, Mac OS X, Windows Mobile, and Windows 8. OmniGraffle GUI Bundle costs $97 for all 9 UI kits with free lifetime updates and its well worth it if you regularly design interfaces for multiple platforms.
If you haven’t found the stencils or templates you need here, it’s also worth checking Stencils.io which aggregates a number of sites offering OmniGraffle stencils although many of them have already been covered here.
Note that the Yahoo Design Pattern Library used to have OmniGraffle stencils but it has now gone offline.
We hope this has helped you find the right OmniGraffle stencil or template for your needs but if you have any questions or suggestions where to find other stencils, let us know in the comments below.