Lucidchart and Creately are both popular diagramming tools online, but Lucidchart has greater ease of use and a more robust toolset for professional and enterprise users. Here’s why we believe Lucidchart is the superior diagramming solution.
"Lucidchart did what we needed it to do...we can very quickly and easily draw a network.”
Joshua Fruhman - Head of Deployment, Breadcrumb by Groupon
“As a cloud tool, Lucidchart allowed the team to work together on a process model wherever we happened to be physically.”
Dave Paolicelli - Director, Definitive Logic
Lucidchart can apply Smart Themes to your flowchart with one click. You can also customize and apply your own theme and style options. No other diagramming product in our space offers this feature. Creately lacks this feature.
More polished look
Lucidchart's flexible design choices and customization options come together to create clear and aesthetically pleasing diagrams. You'll see a noticeable difference between our diagrams and Creately's.
Lucidchart makes it easy to simulate real website functionality. Switching to demo mode allows you to show clients both the appearance and the interactivity of their future website or application.
At Lucidchart, we value your privacy and the sensitive nature of your documents. Regardless of your account level, Lucidchart does not make any of your documents publicly available by default.
Creately offers real-time collaboration but doesn't provide chat or comment functionality. With Lucidchart, you can make comments to shared documents, chat while you are working together, or even start a Google Hangout directly in the editor.
We have many libraries that Creately is missing like AWS architecture and process engineering. Lucidchart's libraries also generally include more shapes and sub-sections.
When it comes to integrations (like Confluence and JIRA), Lucidchart is more affordable because you only pay for what you use.
We offer free premium licenses to students and educators.
We let you pay on a monthly OR yearly basis and you can cancel your account at any time.
We think our software outperforms Creately, but don't take our word for it: Start a risk-free trial today and see the difference for yourself!