Airtable vs Lucidchart

Lucidchart’s open canvas and advanced features make it better suited for diagramming than Airtable’s spreadsheet format.

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  1. Robust functionality for limitless diagramming potential

    Airtable specializes in spreadsheets and databases and only supports org charts, Gantt charts, and timelines with limited functionality. Lucidchart is built specifically as a diagramming platform and supports dozens of diagrams, including org charts, flowcharts, network diagrams, and more.
     

  2. Straightforward design—no learning curve

    Lucidchart’s interface offers user-friendly features like drag-and-drop functionality, extensive shape libraries, and gridlines and guides for easy diagramming. Airtable’s workspace is more cluttered, making it difficult to find even basic features.

  3. Dynamic collaborative features for instant communication

    Airtable is limited to basic sharing and commenting tools—with no real-time collaboration. Lucidchart supports real-time collaboration in addition to @mention notifications, in-editor chat, and related features, so you get the benefits of working face to face, even when working across time zones.
     

  4. Flexible formatting for uninhibited creativity

    Lucidchart’s open canvas gives you the freedom to create, format, and rearrange your diagram as you please. With Airtable’s spreadsheet format, you’re limited to working within structured blocks using their specific formatting guidelines.
     

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A closer look at Lucidchart’s superior features

lucidchart templates

Find and customize a template in minutes

Search through our template gallery for inspiration for your next diagram or to customize a diagram quickly and easily. Our gallery houses hundreds of templates for org charts, flowcharts, network diagrams, and more—new diagrams are added regularly by our dedicated template specialists.
 

lucidchart data linking

Stay linked to your live data

Easily connect to live data from Google Sheets, Excel, Zapier, Salesforce, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, and other sources with Lucidchart’s data linking feature. Once your data has been linked, any changes made to your data set will be automatically updated in your diagram, saving you hours of manual data entry.
 

lucidchart app integrations

Connect with industry-leading apps

With a wide selection of in-house and partner integrations, you can create, edit, and share your work using the industry-leading apps your team already uses every day. Easily connect Lucidchart with G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Jira, Dropbox, Slack, Confluence, and other leading platforms with our effortless setup and easy-to-use features.
 

lucidchart sharing features

Showcase and share your work instantly

Publishing and sharing your work is easier than ever with Lucidchart—whether you want to email your work to specified users, embed your diagram on a website or social media, or export your diagram using one of our powerful partner integrations.
 

Frequently asked questions about Lucidchart

How can I import data to Lucidchart?

Lucidchart’s data linking feature lets you import data from a variety of sources. To learn how to link your live data, check out this tutorial.

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What types of data files does Lucidchart support for data linking?

Lucidchart supports data linking to live data sets from Google Sheets, Excel spreadsheets, and CSVs, saving you the effort of manually entering or updating your data.

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How does Lucidchart support data linking and collaboration?

Lucidchart allows you to control who has access to your data once it’s been linked to a diagram. To learn more about data linking and collaboration, check out this article.

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What integrations do you offer?

Lucidchart integrates with a number of today’s most popular apps, including G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Slack, Jira, Confluence, and more. Click below for a full list of integrations.

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How long does the free trial last?

Lucidchart trials last for 7 days with no commitment—cancel anytime. We'll send you an email reminder before your trial expires.

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If you find yourself making lots of graphs and visualizations for reports and clients, this is the tool you need. Lucidchart makes it super easy to create flexible graphics, and the collaboration piece is amazingly intuitive.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Joseph R. Sweeney  |  June 18, 2019

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