Lucidchart vs. draw.io

Compare draw.io diagramming software with Lucidchart, the intelligent diagramming application. See how Lucidchart beats draw.io on advanced diagramming and more.

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Why teams choose Lucidchart

Easy-to-use, cloud-based diagramming

Easy-to-use, cloud-based diagramming

With gridlines, drag-and-drop shapes, sticky notes, plus support for both standard and custom shape libraries, Lucidchart makes it easy for everyone to build professional-quality diagrams in the cloud. As open-source software, draw.io offers a less intuitive interface, and diagrams are only shareable via Google Drive and OneDrive.

Data to clarify and automation to simplify

Data to clarify and automation to simplify

Making data actionable is simple with Lucidchart. Apply formulas for calculations, or use data linking to generate diagrams automatically. You can import data in draw.io but without powerful Lucidchart features for using formulas, conditional formatting, dynamic shapes, data-linked dashboards, and more.

Integrations with industry-leading apps

Integrations with industry-leading apps

Like draw.io, Lucidchart integrates with leading apps, such as Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. Not only does Lucidchart offer more integrations, but we also connect with apps that draw.io doesn’t, supporting a broad range of use cases. They include BambooHR for people teams, Figma for UX, LeanIX for IT, Salesforce for revenue teams, and Slack for everyone.

Better collaboration for every team

Better collaboration for every team

Lucidchart boosts collaboration by allowing entire teams to update and comment on diagrams simultaneously. While draw.io offers similar functionality, it doesn’t support shape-specific comments, which help make feedback specific and actionable. Additionally, unlike Lucidchart, draw.io doesn’t allow you to see a document’s revision history or compare versions.

“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

“My team is 10% faster in exchanging information thanks to Lucidchart.”

Alexandru Neatu - Head of Application Administration and Development at Veolia

“Lucidchart allows us to show our clients visually what we tell them verbally. The value is in the product’s simplicity—it’s easy to use and easy for anyone to understand, regardless of their technical level.”

Nathan Shaub - Senior Consultant at Credera

Comparing Lucidchart vs draw.io

FeaturesLucidchartdraw.io
Advanced diagramming features
Process diagram

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Hyperlinking

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Templates

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Layers

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Tasks

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Shape actions

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Sticky notes

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Org chart shapes with data and photos

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Org chart group view

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Compare versions

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Compare docs

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Revision history with versioning

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Data overlay

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Data refresh

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Mobile (iOS/Android) mockup shape libraries

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Data and automation features
Shape libraries

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Basic swimlanes

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Formulas

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Custom shape data fields

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Conditional formatting

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Data linking

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Data-linked dashboards and reports

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Dynamic shapes

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Smart containers

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Integrations for advanced diagramming use cases
BambooHR

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ERD import and export from SQL

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Feature is not included

Salesforce shape library or template

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ServiceNow integration

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LeanIX integration

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Sharing and collaboration
Download

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Commenting

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Email and link sharing

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Join ID

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Add passcode / expiration date to share links

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Publish without password

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Print

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Offline mode

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Presentation mode

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