Announcing colorful themes and new org charts

Posted on by eliza

Nearly 3,000 of you responded to our call for survey respondents, and we listened. You asked for better-looking diagrams, more robust web development tools, and enhanced shape libraries, among other requests. We took action on the most pressing issues and are happy to announce 4 improvements to Lucidchart that will ease your stress and simplify your work. Thank you for the feedback, and enjoy the new features!

Theming system

Many users have asked for a way to quickly enhance the look of their diagrams, and we’re pleased to deliver a theming system that creates a polished look.

Each theme applies a tasteful blend of colors, lines, outlines, and text styles to a selected diagram. To access and preview these themes, click on the preset theme button on the top left corner of the editor interface, or click on the graphics panel on the right.

Better org charts

We’ve completely revamped our org charts for greater ease of use. Users can now import data from a .csv file, assign photos to members of their organization, and otherwise expedite the creation and management of their org charts. Combine these features with the new theming system and you’ll be drawing sophisticated org charts in minutes, not days.

To assign a photo, drag an image from the “User images” section or directly from your desktop, then drop it onto the org chart shape and assign to the appropriate recipient. Now the image will be connected indefinitely to that name, making it even easier to rearrange chart structure over time.

Android mockup additions

To complete Lucidchart’s suite of web development tools, we now offer a complete mockup library for Android apps.

It includes all the standard shapes, such as tab bars, headers, sliders, progress bars, and text boxes. Best of all, we introduced light and dark screen options, so you can demo an app experience with a complete set of style choices. We built these elements from scratch to give you less pixelation and faster loading times. Mockups are premium features, but you can demo it now at no cost!

Improved Google Apps management

Last but not least, we’ve optimized Google Apps management by implementing a search-based filter. Now you can see every user from your domain, and if someone’s not on your Lucidchart account, you can easily send them an invitation. This functionality will simplify the work of Google Apps admins and increase collaboration across your organization.

If you’re a Google Apps admin, you can access this feature by following these step-by-step instructions — and if Lucidchart isn’t installed on your domain, you can rectify that by clicking here.

Partner highlight

The makers of FlashPanel, the award-winning management tool for Google Apps admins, have been using Lucidchart to streamline processes and improve their offerings. To learn how to drive similar results for your business, check out the case study here.

We’ve also teamed up with Paperless 2013 to promote digital tools for your home and office use. Click the link to explore a plethora of productivity tools!

Please let us know what you think of these new features, and watch for more improvements as we respond to user requests. As always, thank you for choosing Lucidchart.

- The Lucidchart Team

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