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What Lucidchart does better
Cloud-based for your convenience
While MindManager is a download-only software, Lucidchart lives on the cloud, so you don’t have to worry about downloading it to your computer or updating it. Use Lucidchart from any computer, on any operating system, and from anywhere.
Fully functional across all operating systems
Although MindManager is available for both Windows and Mac, you’ll only have access to about half of MindManager's features for Mac. All of Lucidchart’s advanced features are available regardless of the operating system––PC, Mac, or Linux.
Collaborative for more unified, efficient teamwork
Collaborate in real time with Lucidchart’s cloud-based platform. You can work together on the same document at the same time, share links with different levels of access, comment directly in documents, and more. None of this is possible with a desktop software like MindManager.
Easy to use and intuitive
Don’t waste time with MindManager’s outdated interface and limited formatting. Lucidchart’s simple, intuitive workspace, which offers easy-to-use mind map shapes and hundreds of templates to make diagramming quick and easy.
Compatible with your mobile devices
MindManager only lets you view diagrams on the mobile app, not create or edit them. In Lucidchart, you can view, edit, and share your diagrams across all of your devices with mobile apps for Android and iOS.
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Get started quickly with our templates
With hundreds of templates for all diagram types, our template gallery makes it easy to find what you need and quickly get started. Our dedicated team of template specialists adds new templates every week to help you work more efficiently. Plan projects with our roadmaps, track tasks and performance with our dashboards, clarify deadlines with our timelines, and more.
Connect to your apps with our integrations
Our integrations are simple to set up and easy to use, so you can start using Lucidchart right away. Connect Lucidchart to all your favorite industry-leading apps, including G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Slack, Confluence, Jira, Box, Dropbox, AWS, and more. Use Lucidchart to streamline your work processes and create powerful visuals across all your apps.
Link to your data
Do more with your data with Lucidchart’s data linking features. You can import data from Excel, CSVs, Google Sheets, Zapier, and more. Your Lucidchart diagrams will even update automatically if you link to live data in Google Sheets or Zapier. Use our data linking features to monitor your performance, analyze your data, and get your message across more effectively.
Choose from our many shape libraries
Lucidchart comes standard with hundreds of shapes that make it easier for you to create just the right diagram. Need to map out your process? Use our flowchart shape library. Want to make sense of your organizational structure? Make a professional and functional org chart with our org chart library. Additionally, you can create your own custom shape libraries with imported and custom shapes to keep your documents on brand and speed up the diagramming process.
Present your work from Lucidchart
Need a better way to present your diagrams? With presentation mode, you can create sleek, interactive presentations without ever leaving Lucidchart. Create slides that show your whole diagram at once or just portions of it for a more in-depth look. If you need to include your diagram in a more traditional slideshow, you can even import your entire presentation into Google Slides or PowerPoint.
Frequently asked questions about Lucidchart
Over 15 million users in 180 countries
I like that the software is easy to pick up, use, and get your message illustrated. Additionally, it's fantastic for mind maps, and I've created a number to help me out!
- GS | March 24, 2016