Typically online apps are "lighter" and less powerful than desktop apps, but they offer the benefits of easier collaboration and can run on multiple devices. Choosing between an online or a desktop app usually involves this trade-off. Not so with SmartDraw!
SmartDraw, running in your browser, offers the full power of our Windows edition with all of the benefits of collaboration and easy access of an online app. It is much more capable than any other online drawing application, including Lucidchart®.
Furthermore, you can move seamlessly between SmartDraw online and SmartDraw for Windows.
Start a diagram at work on your Windows desktop and finish it on the go on your iPad or Mac laptop. SmartDraw is the only diagramming app to offer both Windows and online editions that are fully integrated and compatible.
SmartDraw was designed with the end-user in mind. Years of customer feedback and experience helped refine SmartDraw's interface.
We also invented the concept of drawing automation: automatically placing shapes in the correct position and drawing the lines that connect them.
Our competitors have tried to copy these ideas, but none make it as effortless as SmartDraw.
Here is a short summary of just some of the features that make SmartDraw so much more easier to use than Lucidchart®:
SmartDraw is more tightly integrated with other apps than Lucidchart.
You and your team can work on the same diagram by sharing it on your included online account or by using your favorite file sharing apps like Dropbox®, Google Drive™, Box® or OneDrive®. You can also share files with non SmartDraw users by simply emailing them a link.
SmartDraw lets you choose from a wide variety of themes and styles so your diagrams always look professionally produced. Shapes and lines are properly sized and aligned automatically.
SmartDraw also provides more content:
And the symbols in SmartDraw work the way you'd expect them to. All of SmartDraw's symbols are vector-based so they will scale to any size and look perfect.
Most of Lucidchart's symbols are bitmaps. If you try to scale and stretch them, the results are blurry and blocky.
Even though running a Cloud app makes accessing and sharing diagrams easier, some organizations may find this feature undesirable from a security or compliance perspective. Not to worry, all of the features of SmartDraw are available as a native Windows app that can be run behind your firewall, with full integration with SharePoint®.
SmartDraw's companywide site license program makes it amazingly affordable to provide SmartDraw access to everyone in your organization.
Discover for yourself why SmartDraw is the smart Lucidchart® alternative.
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