Lucidchart vs. Creately

Compare Creately’s diagramming tools with Lucidchart, the intelligent diagramming application. See how Lucidchart beats Creately on advanced diagramming, ease of use, and more.

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Why teams choose Lucidchart

Advanced features to clarify complexity

Advanced features to clarify complexity

With leading data and automation capabilities, Lucidchart allows you to build diagrams and flowcharts with greater complexity and depth. Leverage advanced features, such as data linking, formulas, SQL import and export, custom shape libraries with custom shape data, and more. Creately’s feature set is lacking, making it less suitable for advanced diagramming.

Reliable, intuitive, and easy to use

Reliable, intuitive, and easy to use

Lucidchart accelerates the speed of adoption for users of all technical abilities. With built-in shape libraries, anyone can easily drag and drop objects and lines, add text, insert image links, and edit colors within documents. Some Creately users report that the user experience is not only unintuitive but also unstable, resulting in frozen documents and lost work.

Integrations for a broad range of use cases

Integrations for a broad range of use cases

Lucidchart integrates seamlessly with the apps teams use most, such as Asana, Confluence, Google Workspace, Jira, Microsoft 365, Notion, Slack, and many more. It also connects with specialized apps used by teams throughout every org, including BambooHR, LeanIX, Salesforce, and ServiceNow. Creately only integrates with a handful of third-party apps.

Designed for better collaboration

Designed for better collaboration

With @mention comments and options for inviting collaborators via email, link, or Join ID, Lucidchart makes it easy for entire teams to work together anytime from anywhere. You can build, update, and give feedback on visualizations simultaneously. Some Creately users report problems when attempting to work concurrently with multiple users on diagrams.

“Lucidchart was easy to learn. It’s extremely user-friendly, and the drag-and-drop functionality saved me hours.”

Kailey Roeder - IT HelpDesk Associate at 2U

“I like that Lucidchart allows me to properly align and join objects. There’s a lot of flexibility, and I can create a diagram that looks very nice but was still very easy to make."

Rahul Amin - Fintech Product Manager at Uber

“We create UML diagrams, process flows, and database designs. We know that real-time collaboration and innovation is essential—that's why we rely on Lucidchart for all these critical artifacts.”

David Hardwick - CTO at BetterCloud

FeaturesLucidchartCreately
Advanced diagramming features
Process diagram

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Feature is included

Hyperlinking

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Templates

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Layers

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Tasks

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Feature is included

Shape actions

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Sticky notes

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Feature is included

Org chart shapes with data and photos

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Feature is included

Org chart group view

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Compare versions

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Compare docs

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Feature is not included

Revision history with versioning

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Feature is included

Data overlay

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Data refresh

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Mobile (iOS/Android) mockup shape libraries

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Feature is included

Data and automation features
Shape libraries

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Feature is included

Basic swimlanes

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Feature is included

Formulas

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Custom shape data fields

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Conditional formatting

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Feature is included

Data linking

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Feature is included

Data-linked dashboards and reports

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Dynamic shapes

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Smart containers

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Feature is not included

Integrations for advanced diagramming use cases
BambooHR

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Feature is not included

ERD import and export from SQL

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Feature is not included

Salesforce shape library or template

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Feature is not included

ServiceNow integration

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Feature is not included

LeanIX integration

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Sharing and collaboration
Download

Feature is included

Feature is included

Commenting

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Feature is included

Email and link sharing

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Feature is included

Join ID

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Feature is not included

Add passcode / expiration date to share links

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Feature is not included

Publish without password

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Feature is not included

Print

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Feature is not included

Offline mode

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Presentation mode

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Feature is not included

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