SmartDraw Alternatives

    SmartDraw is described as 'Instead of starting with a blank screen, SmartDraw gives you the exact template you need. Then use simple commands to add your information and SmartDraw does the rest. There's no other drawing software like it' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to SmartDraw for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, iPad and Android. The best alternative is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SmartDraw are Pencil Project (Free, Open Source), Dia (Free, Open Source), yEd Graph Editor (Free) and LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 28, 2021

    1. Lucidchart

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      Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, collaboration, and data visualization to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time.
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      Most users think Lucidchart is a great alternative to SmartDraw.
    2. diagrams.net (previously draw.io) is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams. No login or registration are required and features include the ability to save locally (including SVG), a range of stencils, .
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      diagrams.net vs SmartDraw opinions
      Almost everyone thinks diagrams.net is a great alternative to SmartDraw.
      Good alternative for circuit diagrams and SLD for electrical networks.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Smartdraw allows automatic addition of blocks in flowchart in a simpler and with less clutter than draw.io
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    3. Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension* that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.
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      Some users think Pencil Project is a great alternative to SmartDraw, some don't.
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      Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Windows released under the GPL license.
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      Most users think Dia is a great alternative to SmartDraw.
    4. yEd is a powerful diagram editor that can be used to quickly create diagrams manually or import external data for analysis and auto-magically arrange even large data sets by just pressing a button.
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      yEd Graph Editor vs SmartDraw opinions
      Most users think yEd Graph Editor is a great alternative to SmartDraw.
      colourful and looks professional
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    5. Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing technical drawings, general posters, and much else.
    6. PlantUML is an open-source tool that uses simple textual descriptions to draw UML diagrams. The generator can be run anywhere within JVM and integrated with various application such as wiki, text editor, IDE, programming language, documentation generator, and others.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Zapier
      • bambooHR
      • Amazon Web Services
      • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
      • Microsoft OneDrive
      • Jira
      • Microsoft Office Word
      • Google Drive
      • Slack
      • Google Drive - Docs
      • Quip
      • Microsoft Teams
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Salesforce.com
      • Google Apps
      • Microsoft Azure
      • Microsoft Office 365
      • Google Drive - Sheets
      • GitHub
      • Microsoft Office Suite
      • LinkedIn
      • Confluence
      • Microsoft Office Excel
      Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, collaboration, and data visualization to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time.
      show more
      Most users think Lucidchart is a great alternative to SmartDraw.
    7. Microsoft Office Visio makes it easy for IT and business professionals to visualize, explore, and communicate complex information. Go from complicated text and tables that are hard to understand to Visio diagrams that communicate information at a glance.
    8. Google Drawings, part of Google Drive, allows users to collaborate creating, sharing, and editing images or drawings. It can be used for creating charts, diagrams, designs, flow-charts, etc. It contains a subset of the features in...
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