Edraw vs Lucidchart

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Advanced features that work where you work

  1. Cloud-based software for added flexibility

    Edraw is a download-only desktop software, leaving you to deal with constant product updates, outdated versions, and lost files. Lucidchart’s cloud-based software avoids all these hassles while letting you access your work from any computer, mobile device, or operating system.

  2. Advanced features that simplify the diagramming experience

    Lucidchart gives you access to advanced features like automated diagramming, data linking, conditional formatting, and more—with new features being added constantly. Aside from basic diagramming tools, Edraw’s feature set is limited.

  3. Real-time collaboration to keep you connected

    Lucidchart supports real-time collaboration with team members in the same document, as well as @mention notifications and shape-specific commenting. Edraw’s collaborative functionality is limited to uploading and sharing in a team cloud.

  4. Industry-leading apps that work with your team

    Edraw requires its users to work in their environment with limited connections to other platforms. Lucidchart’s powerful integrations let users connect with today’s leading applications, including G Suite, Microsoft Office, Slack, Atlassian, and more.

  5. Mobile support for every user and device

    Not only is Lucidchart available on desktops and tablets, but our mobile apps for Android and iOS also let you access and edit your work anywhere, at any time, on any mobile device. Edraw is only available on the desktop.

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The features that set Lucidchart apart

Lucidchart templates

Search our template gallery for inspiration

Our easy-to-navigate template gallery carries hundreds of templates for everything from flowcharts to network diagrams. Simply search for the diagram you need and customize it to suit your needs. With new diagrams being added every week by our team of template specialists, finding the right template is easier than ever.

Lucidchart integrations

Integrate with the apps you’ve already invested in

Our diagram software offers integrations that are easy to set up and easy to use. Our integrations let you insert your diagrams directly into the applications you and your team already use, like G Suite, Microsoft Office, Confluence, Jira, Slack, and many more. You can even import and visualize data from Salesforce, Zapier, BambooHR, and other platforms. 

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Lucidchart presentation mode

Present, publish, and share instantly

Lucidchart makes it easy to share your work on your terms. Our auto-generated links let you share or embed your visuals in a matter of clicks. Display processes, systems, and information by using our in-editor presentation mode or embedding your diagrams in a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation. You can also publish your document as a PDF, JPEG, PNG, or another file type.

Lucidchart data linking

Link your live data sets for automatic updates

Connect your live data set directly to your diagram instead of wasting time manually entering individual data points. Our data linking feature lets you import your data from a CSV, an Excel spreadsheet, and Google Sheets. We’ll even update your diagram with any changes you make to your data set.

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I started my diagramming experience back in 2011 with Edraw Max. However, I tried out Lucidchart in 2016, and I have never had the cause to look back ever since.

Adanne A. | January 8, 2018

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