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Founder at a training & coaching company with 1-10 employees
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Top 20
Provides a seamless, collaborative, and engaging way of working, and the time saved has been a huge game-changer

Pros and Cons

  • "The ease of using Lucidspark is definitely my favorite. It has been very intuitive, and it is easy for me to drag and drop my ideas to be able to be viewed by my colleagues. It is easily accessible for everyone with whom I'm working."
  • "Sometimes, editing text can be confusing. Changing different fonts and subtitles and the shapes that you're trying to use can be confusing. There isn't that much that I would improve other than just nitpicky user differences."

What is our primary use case?

I've been mainly using it to make flow charts and kind of brainstorm ideas for my business. I have not used it for anything else yet. I'm going to expand later into more collaborative forms of using Lucidspark.

I've installed it on my computer.

How has it helped my organization?

Something that has helped me a lot is definitely organization and having a visual map of where I've decided to go with everything. It has helped me become more engaged with my colleagues and with my ideas. It is easier to bring something to fruition once I've had everything laid out in front of me. There is such a high level of engagement with the data that we've been using. It is easier to get everything done in a smooth manner during Zoom calls or even in-person sessions.

Its virtual whiteboard is very functional for brainstorming high-level ideas and concepts, and you can use it for this. It creates an easily accessible area where I can just put my ideas. I don't have to worry about having one person to do the job of writing everything down. It saves a lot of time when working collaboratively. I'm not sure how much time I'm saving exactly, but it has definitely been saving a lot of filler time. Probably, it has saved six hours just on working through. You don't have to assign people certain tasks. Everyone can work on the same thing at the same time.

Its Collaborator Colors feature helps in keeping a track of who's doing what and how different ideas are meshing together. It isn't the most important feature of Lucidspark for us. I am in a small business, and I don't necessarily need to scroll on some sort of infinite whiteboard to see everything, but it is very important from the visual aspect of knowing how everything has been organized. You can see a visual thought process on the screen.

One of my favorite things about Lucidspark is that it is very easy to use. It is very intuitive for all users. There is not much time lost in setting up or doing anything else, which makes it different from in-person sessions. In in-person sessions, you have to set up everything on a real whiteboard and spend time erasing it, whereas, in Lucidspark, you can just click, drag, and delete all of your ideas.

It is helpful for prioritizing ideas. I've been using Lucidspark to brainstorm ideas. Anything that I've used on Lucidspark is going to be one of my more prominent ideas. It makes it easy to bring them to fruition. It turns the ideas into more accessible thoughts that can be added and edited by me and my work colleagues.

It helps you see the way everyone is thinking and the way everyone is coming up with these ideas because it is so visual. Everything is in front of you, and you don't have to worry about the organization as much because it is helping you intuitively do that.

What is most valuable?

The ease of using Lucidspark is definitely my favorite. It has been very intuitive, and it is easy for me to drag and drop my ideas to be able to be viewed by my colleagues. It is easily accessible for everyone with whom I'm working.

What needs improvement?

Sometimes, editing text can be confusing. Changing different fonts and subtitles and the shapes that you're trying to use can be confusing. There isn't that much that I would improve other than just nitpicky user differences.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for about three or four months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable, and I have never run into any issues where I have to talk to a customer service team. It has been very reliable for me and everyone I've been working with. I wouldn't say that I've had any trouble with it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I haven't necessarily been in a place where I've needed to use the scalability aspect of Lucidspark, but in the future, I can see that being something that I would look into. Knowing how Lucidspark has been easy to use for me, I'm sure it would be easy for me to scale in the future.

Currently, I'm the main user of Lucidspark, and then I have people who come on to my charts and help me with them. There are probably around 10 or 15 people on it at one time, but I'm the main editor.

It has become my main form of brainstorming and creating ideas before I bring them out into my company. It is just a way to visually see everything before it becomes palatable within the company. In the future, I would end up using it more collaboratively with my colleagues, but for now, it is the personal and visual way of thinking about things.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never interacted with their technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used Jamboard in the past. I switched because Lucidspark was easier in my experience. It was easier for it to become a part of upfront work instead of making it difficult for everyone to be on one document at the same time. Lucidspark doesn't necessarily have the same glitches that the Google Suite apps have. It has this seamless, user-friendly format that does not get in the way of the actual creative process, whereas Jamboard kind of got in the way. It was more focused on setting it up than actually creating the idea.

How was the initial setup?

It is very straightforward. Learning how to set it up is very easy, and it doesn't take away from the process at all. It is easy to navigate, and it has images. Combined with this kind of modern setup, it is very easy for anyone to use. It took about half an hour.

What was our ROI?

Definitely, just the time saved has been a huge game-changer with everything that I've been doing. There is no time that I have to spend getting everyone into one document or into one file to try and create an idea. It is always there, and everyone is on the same thing contributing at the same time. As an administrator, it is easier to be straightforward and have everything planned out in one space rather than flipping back and forth between different files.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't think that the cost is ever something that I considered. It has always been worth it to pay a small payment and help everyone with their tasks. It has definitely helped me become more organized. I don't think that the cost has been a barrier at all, and it is worth it to be able to pay for it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I didn't evaluate other solutions. I just kind of went with it.

What other advice do I have?

It is completely worth it, especially during the time where half of the workers are online. It makes things much more seamless, and it gives us a more collaborative and engaging aspect of working where you feel like everyone is together, especially on the same file. Not overthinking the whole online aspect of Lucidspark would be my advice.

I have not yet used its integration with other products. I have also not used any other product from their suite. I have only used Lucidspark so far.

I would rate Lucidspark a 10 out of 10. I haven't had any issues.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Lucidchart vs. Lucidspark and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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