Tops on the list for most will be Microsoft’s Excel spreadsheet, or Apple’s numbers spreadsheet. If all you need is a colorful graph from some basic data, a spreadsheet can be pure overkill as both Excel and Numbers are packed with more features than most Mac users will ever use, and graphing data can be an exercise in futility (not to mention the cost of each app).
What you’ve got is data. What you want is a graph of your data. With the free Mac app Graph, all you do is enter data, and it spits out a colorful graph.
Graph focuses on the graph, not the data. Data can be inserted by a simple copy and paste from Excel or Numbers, or using the built in table interface.
Graph’s graphs include 1D, 2D, and 3D graphs in bar, column, pie, line, area, scatter, and perspective scalper, as well as volumetric, linear, and many other variations.
Click on a data point and Graph displays the underlying values. And, you can click and drag the graphs to rotate and view data differently.
Remember, Graph is not a spreadsheet. Just add the data, select the type of graph to display, and you’re done. Data and graph are stored in a document file.
If there’s a negative to deal with it’s the price tag. Graph is free. But there are ads that pop up on the bottom. The non-ad supported version of Graph is called Vvidget and it has a nominal price tag.