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"The pricing is very competitive. It is more cost-effective than some competing products, such as Visio.""The price and licensing are good.""The pricing and licensing are fine, though I wish they didn't require you to buy the licenses in batches of five.""I pay $95 a year for it. It seems like a reasonable price.""I was using the free version of Lucidchart, which was very helpful.""The price of this product is a little bit high. It is probably 20% higher than what I expected to pay for such a solution.""Pricing-wise, it is pretty fair. I don't really know what group pricing looks like, but right now, I pay $10 a month for my Lucid subscription. One thing I would say is that I do worry about my bosses being okay with paying $10 a month for every single employee because we would have around 20 people. It makes me a little nervous about whether they are going to pay $200 a month for people to be able to use this software. At the same time, from where I'm sitting, it's totally worth it. We save a thousand dollars from using this software. It's still a no-brainer.""The pricing is very reasonable, and they have a free trial available that you can play with."

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Top Answer: Hi @Krista Thompson ​ - Yes, LucidSpark is a much more nimble and, in some ways, user-friendly tool than LucidChart. LucidSpark is designed to do a better job managing multiple users participating… more »
Top Answer: The wireframe and mock-up features have been the most useful so far. It's easy to create the mock-ups and then communicate to our development team what they need to look like. Lucidchart's… more »
Top Answer: I would like to learn more about Lucidspark. When that was released, I was surprised to learn that it came with a separate subscription model and was not included in my existing Lucidchart… more »
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Our online diagram application makes it easy to sketch and share professional flowchart diagrams.  From brainstorming to project management, we support all of your communication needs. 
That’s why millions of users choose Lucidchart.

Create presentation-quality business graphics with SmartDraw. SmartDraw makes fast results possible by taking a fundamentally different approach to drawing software. SmartDraw focuses on the end result (your illustration) not the drawing process. Instead of staring at a blank screen, with SmartDraw you start by selecting the exact template you need from over a hundred different types. Then use simple commands to add your information and SmartDraw does the rest.
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Sample Customers
Google, Salesforce, Adobe, Whirlpool, Uber, Wal Mart, Pearson, Twitch, Riot Games, Western Union, Trimble, Starbucks
GM, Mayo Clinic, FedEx, Kraft, General Dynamics, JPL, SAP, Nestle, NIH, Tesla, Texas Children's Hospital, Wisconsin, Emerson, Pepsi, University of Michigan
Top Industries
Computer Software Company16%
Manufacturing Company11%
Wellness & Fitness Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Educational Organization6%
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm8%
Company Size
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise34%
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise42%
Large Enterprise17%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Lucidchart vs. SmartDraw and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,873 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Lucidchart is ranked 2nd in Mind Mapping Software with 50 reviews while SmartDraw is ranked 5th in Mind Mapping Software. Lucidchart is rated 8.6, while SmartDraw is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Lucidchart writes "Organizational charts help to visualize and understand team hierarchies and relationships". On the other hand, Lucidchart is most compared with Lucidspark, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Visual Paradigm and IBM Blueworks Live, whereas SmartDraw is most compared with Visio, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Mindjet MindManager.

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