CNET Editors' Rating:

Easier than Visio®

SmartDraw is the only alternative to Visio® that runs on a Mac, online, and on Windows (and behind the firewall). With the best Visio® import and export capability in the industry, SmartDraw is the easy, powerful and affordable Visio® alternative.

More Powerful than Office

SmartDraw is more powerful and easier to use than the standard drawing tools included in Microsoft Office® and G Suite®. Any SmartDraw drawing can be inserted into Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint® as well as Google® Docs and Sheets. Learn More

Get Started Quickly

SmartDraw runs on any computer or tablet. It includes quick-start diagram templates for over 70 different diagram types from flowcharts to floor plans. Powerful automatic formatting means perfect layouts in minutes.

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"Without a doubt our best purchase was SmartDraw. Rarely have I seen such an impact with the deployment of software to end users. Adoption was immediate and increased the overall quality of our communications, process development and planning. Productivity was also improved as end users finally had a tool that put compelling, professional-quality visuals at their fingertups.

Not only is the product terrific, but from consulting, enterprise installation and training to end user support, the team at SmartDraw has been exceptional. I highly recommend SmartDraw."

Victor Bradley, Director of Information Systems and Operations, BBK

"By far the best software ever. It has everything and is very user-friendly."

Gary Afable, Norwalk, CT

"SmartDraw is an affordable, easy-to-use alternative to Microsoft Visio®. SmartDraw lowers our costs, increases productivity and really frees up IT resources."

Sankar Nayar, Hollister, CA

"I love your program. I'm a business owner and it's so simple to use, and easy to create what are normally considered to be complex documents and designs."

T.Albrecht, Larkspur, CA