SmartDraw Earns 5-Star Rating on CNET

Popular Site's Highest Honor Latest for Software that Helps Businesses Work Smarter

San Diego, CA. November 11, 2009 - SmartDraw, the software that helps you work smarter by communicating your work visually, has earned the CNET top honor, its 5-Star editorial review rating.

In its review of SmartDraw 2010, editors noted that when drawing a diagram to illustrate your work, "SmartDraw [offers] a plethora of diagram templates and art elements that eliminate the need to start from scratch. A huge variety of possible uses has been included, from software engineering or business modeling to anatomical illustration. Generic templates include flowcharts, organizational charts, mind maps, family trees, ER diagrams, and far more. A clip-art collection helps fill out the basic templates, and a drag-and-drop tool lets users easily add frequently used symbol combinations. The program also functions as a standalone drawing tool, supporting free-hand drawing, image layers, text, and tables. Work can be saved in a number of formats including JPEG, PDF, HTML and ... more. As a fast illustration or business tool ... we think this program functions extraordinarily well."

"In today's economy, visually communicating processes that help a business to increase cash flow, close more leads, cut marketing costs or organize responsibilities is crucial," said Paul Stannard, SmartDraw CEO. "We are proud that people continue to recognize SmartDraw as a true business asset, and that industry organizations continue to recognize us as well."

About SmartDraw
SmartDraw helps businesses increase their bottom line by improving communication, refining operations, completing projects on time, and successfully implementing their plans through the everyday use of visual communication. SmartDraw, the World's First Visual ProcessorTM, enables business professionals to easily and automatically create more than 70 types of common business visuals, including timelines, maps, charts, decision trees and floor plans, to achieve presentation-quality visuals in just minutes to enhance understanding and knowledge retention. SmartDraw is used by more than half of the Fortune 500, some 2,000 K-12 schools and universities and thousands of law firms, police departments, health systems and private enterprises of all sizes. Founded in 1994, SmartDraw is privately-held, with headquarters in San Diego, California. For more information or to download a free trial version, please visit


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