Creately vs Lucidchart

Lucidchart’s advanced feature set and cloud-based functionality give users flexibility to create and share that Creately can’t match.

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Intelligent features for faster, simpler diagramming

  1. An easy-to-use interface—no learning curve required

    While Creately’s shapes are fine for creating basic diagrams, its unpredictable shape behavior and clunky formatting make it difficult to get started. Lucidchart offers smart formatting features, like auto-prompts, to make all of your diagrams clean and professional.

  2. Advanced features to help you gather insights faster

    Lucidchart users can leverage advanced features like automated diagramming, data linking, and custom shape libraries to quickly build visuals that place data in context. Creately’s feature set is lacking, making it more suitable for basic diagramming.

  3. Integrations with today’s industry-leading apps

    Creately doesn’t offer any opportunities to integrate with other applications. Lucidchart is fully integrated with more than 20 industry-leading apps like G Suite, Microsoft Office, and Slack, making it easy to access and share diagrams using the programs your team already loves.

  4. Collaborative functionality that works with your team

    Lucidchart lets users collaborate quickly and easily with real-time collaboration, shape-specific comments, @mention notifications, and collaborative cursors that show you who’s done what in your document. Creately only offers basic collaborative features.

  5. Mobile app support to create and share anywhere

    Creately’s download-only software limits its users to working on the desktop. As a cloud-based software, Lucidchart is accessible by desktop or mobile device, no matter the operating system, with free apps for Android and iOS.

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Select a template for customization

Lucidchart’s template library houses hundreds of templates to make diagramming simpler and faster. Each template is completely customizable, letting you tailor the content and include additional shapes to fit your use case. We add new templates to our gallery weekly, crafted by our team of dedicated template specialists.

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Integrate with the apps you use every day

With more than 20 in-house and partner integrations, Lucidchart lets you and your team stay connected with the apps you’ve already invested in. Our software is fully integrated with apps like G Suite, Microsoft Office, Confluence, Jira, Slack, Dropbox Paper, and more. Our integrations are easy to set up, so you can start inserting and sharing your work right away.

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Present, publish, and share in seconds

Easily create clean, professional presentations with our in-editor presentation mode or by embedding your work into a Google Slides or PowerPoint deck. You can also publish your documents in a variety of file types or share your work on social media or your website with auto-generated links.

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Import your data for easy visualization

Use our data linking feature to import your live data sets from any Excel, Google Sheets, or CSV file directly to any diagram. You can also connect data from Salesforce, Zapier, BambooHR, and other platforms. Lucidchart updates your diagram with any changes you make to your data set, letting you easily visualize your data in the context of your processes and systems.

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I love how simple Lucidchart is and how it allows us as a team to communicate the flow of our operations. I've experienced other software, and they weren't so simple for me or the team to use.

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