CrossOver is a third party application/software, which make possible for you to install and run Windows based programs like Microsoft Visio on your Mac like any other Mac Applications.
Crossover comes with ‘easy to use’ user interface, following which anyone can install software like Microsoft Visio on their Mac OS, as well. So far, Crossover is the best solution to get Microsoft Visio on your Mac, as Microsoft has no plan to release any version of Visio for Mac users.
Here is a step by step instructions on how to install Microsoft Visio on Mac OS using Crossover:
Part – 01: Installing Crossover on your Mac.
At first, you must have crossover installed on your Mac, before you are going to install Microsoft Visio or any other windows application on your Mac machine. You can download the trial version of crossover, if you are not sure whether this software is worth buying or not. You can enjoy all features of Crossover for 14 days from that trial version. Follow the instructions below to install the trial version of Crossover on your Mac.
Step – 01:
Go to the website: www.codeweavers.com, and click on the ‘Download free trial’ button.
Step – 02:
Now, you have to provide your name and e-mail address once you clicked on the ‘Download Free Trial’ button. Click on the ‘Download Now’ button after you provide your name along with a valid e-mail address.
Step – 03
Your download should be started in the meantime, and you can see the downloaded file in the ‘Downloads’ folder.
You can also check the official crossover installation guide from here, if you find any difficulties during the installation process.
Part – 02: Installing Microsoft Visio using Crossover
Once you are done with the installation part of Crossover on your Mac, now you can go for installing Microsoft Visio on your Mac OS through Crossover by following the steps given below:
Step – 01:
Click on the ‘Compatibility’ link on the website: http://www.codeweavers.com
Step – 02:
In the ‘Compatibility Center’ you can search your windows application by name, which you intend to install on Mac OS.
Step – 03:
Type and search for ‘Microsoft Visio’ on the ‘compatibility Center’ and you will find this in the database entry for your application/software.
Step – 04:
After find and select ‘Microsoft Visio’, click on the orange colored and big ‘Install’ button. Now, you will be asked to download the ‘C4P’ installer file. Click on ‘yes’ if Crossover asks you whether you want to open the file which you are going to download from the Internet.
Step – 05:
Agree with the EULA, provide the product serial key for Microsoft Visio and your installation will be done within approximately 15 minutes.
Step – 06:
Crossover will generate a launcher icon for Microsoft Visio, click on which you can run that windows application on your Mac machine.