draw.io vs Lucidchart

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  1. Features that help you do more than just “draw”

    draw.io’s product is free to use, but you get what you pay for. While it can handle basic line and shape combinations, you’re better off trusting your more complex diagrams to Lucidchart’s drag-and-drop shapes, dynamic formatting tools, and customizable templates.

  2. User-friendly diagramming for every user

    Lucidchart is built for users of all experience levels—with intuitive guides, gridlines, and a convenient “feature find” tool. draw.io’s interface is less polished and has proven difficult to master for both less experienced and practiced users.

  3. Collaborative tools that enhance communication

    Lucidchart allows multiple users to update and comment on diagrams simultaneously. While draw.io offers similar functionality, they do not offer shape-specific comments, and it’s difficult to tell which users have made updates. In addition, draw.io diagrams are only sharable and collaborative when used in conjunction with Google Drive.

  4. Ideal for teams and enterprise users

    Lucidchart better protects your data by providing wide-ranging security features, including domain lockdown, dedicated support, and easy license provisioning. draw.io lacks the enhanced security that most enterprise clients require.

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When you need inspiration or help to start diagramming quickly, our template gallery gives you access to hundreds of expertly designed templates. New templates are added each week by our team of dedicated template specialists, so check back regularly to see what’s new. 

Lucidchart app integrations

Stay connected with powerful integrations

Lucidchart offers integrations that make it easier to add visuals to the apps you use every day, including G Suite, Microsoft Office, Slack, Jira, Confluence, and more. Our integrations are simple to install and easy to use, allowing you to get to work quickly.

Lucidchart data linking feature

Use data linking to skip manual data entry

Easily connect your diagrams to live data with our data linking feature. Lucidchart lets you link your diagram seamlessly to data sets from Excel, Google Sheets, Zapier, Salesforce, and more. Once linked, your diagram will automatically update as changes are made to your data.

Lucidchart draw.io import feature

Import from draw.io, Visio, Gliffy, and OmniGraffle

Rather than lose your diagrams from draw.io, Visio, Gliffy, and OmniGraffle, simply move them over to Lucidchart and continue to edit and share them using Lucidchart’s intuitive features.

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I would definitely choose Lucidchart over draw.io. Lucidchart’s ease of use puts it head over heels over draw.io.

User in Medical Devices | August 14, 2018

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