Balsamiq vs Lucidchart

While Balsamiq offers robust wireframing capabilities, Lucidchart’s advanced features allow users to create any type of diagram—quickly and professionally.

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More than just wireframing software

  1. Create wireframes, mockups, and so much more

    Balsamiq is ideal for creating wireframes—its users are limited to only that type of visual. Lucidchart users can create wireframes and mockups, plus flowcharts, mind maps, org charts, timelines, network diagrams, and so much more.

  2. Integrate with industry-leading apps

    Offering only integrations with Atlassian and Google Drive, Balsamiq gives few opportunities for users to connect to other software. Lucidchart offers the same integrations, plus additional integrations with G Suite, Microsoft Office, GitHub, and Slack, and other leading apps.

  3. Leverage advanced features for easier diagramming

    Lucidchart includes automated diagramming, data linking, conditional formatting, and other advanced functionality, with new features being added and refined every day. Balsamiq’s advanced features are limited to low-fidelity wireframes. 

  4. Easily collaborate with teams and stakeholders

    Balsamiq offers basic collaborative functionality, including @mention comments. Lucidchart takes collaboration a step further with in-editor chat, collaborative cursors, thorough revision history, and more.

  5. Diagram from any device, anytime

    Lucidchart lets you access and share your diagrams from anywhere, regardless of your operating system. With the Lucidchart app for iOS and Android, users can also diagram from any tablet or mobile device. Balsamiq users can only work on their desktops. 

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Create any diagram in half the time

Lucidchart’s modern interface makes it easy to start diagramming without the learning curve. Simply drag a shape onto your canvas and populate additional shapes and lines from there, or get started with one of our templates. Select multiple shapes at once to change colors, fonts, and styles instantly.

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Select and customize a template

Lucidchart’s template library houses hundreds of templates to make diagramming simpler and faster. We offer templates for every type of diagram, including wireframes, wireflows, and blockframes to help you design and improve your user experience. Our template library is easily searchable by diagram type, with new templates being added every week by our team of dedicated specialists.

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Explore our shapes—or create your own

Lucidchart users can take advantage of pre-made shape libraries, including flowchart shapes, org charts, sitemaps, BPMN, network icons, sticky notes, mockup shapes, and many more, to build their diagrams faster. In addition to Lucidchart’s industry-standard shapes, users can create their own shape libraries by uploading and importing custom shapes. 

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Present and share your diagrams

Create sleek and interactive presentations that showcase your wireframes and other diagrams clearly and professionally. You can present your visuals from any device, without ever leaving Lucidchart, or export your entire presentation to Google Slides or PowerPoint. Easily share your work by exporting your diagrams in the format of your choice, or insert it directly into your favorite apps with our powerful integrations.

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Get answers to your Lucidchart questions

Our goal is to keep all of our users diagramming productively and efficiently. Use Feature Find to quickly locate shapes, actions, and Help Center topics without leaving the editor. If you have a question about how to get started, how to use a particular feature, or how Lucidchart can apply to your role, visit our Help Center or one of our forums. We’ll answer your questions quickly and get you back to diagramming.

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Over 15 million users in 180 countries

The UI wireframing is powerful. It’s the perfect compromise between a powerful diagramming tool and a great wireframe/mockup tool.

Mike M. | September 24, 2019

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