Lucidchart Vs. Visio®

Why use Lucidchart instead of Visio®?
Here are a few reasons to prefer our secure, cloud-based solution to Visio®.

Lucidchart is your Visio® alternative

Real-time collaboration
Webpage publishing
Multiple collaborators
Export to PDF
Community sharing
Social media sharing

Lucidchart's capacity for in-editor chatting and commenting results in higher productivity and reduced frustration.

G Suite
Google Drive
Microsoft Office 2013

Lucidchart integrates with more vendors and only charges you once per account, no matter how many integrations an account uses.


Lucidchart gives you more options to deploy your diagramming solution.

Visio® Support
Import .vsd files
Import .vdx files
VExport as .vdx files
Import stencils

““Today, we have well over 10,000 people who use Lucidchart day to day. And they adopted it because they really liked the product.””

Gabe Gloege - Director of Learning and Development at Pearson

“It’s very intuitive; the shapes just snap together and it clearly guides a person through the process of setting up a diagram.”

Burke Rich - Quality Assurance Analyst, ClientTrack

"Lucidchart did what we needed it to do...we can very quickly and easily draw a network.”

Joshua Fruhman - Head of Deployment, Breadcrumb by Groupon

“As a cloud tool, Lucidchart allowed the team to work together on a process model wherever we happened to be physically.”

Dave Paolicelli - Director, Definitive Logic


Even though Lucidchart is an online application, it still keeps your documents private and secure. Nothing you make will ever be shared with anyone unless you explicitly decide to publish or share it.

More collaboration

Customized Themes

More for your money

Cost per license is much less: Lucidchart provides greater value and savings to enterprise customers. Now you can outfit your entire department with Lucidchart for a fraction of the cost of Visio®.

More polished look

More polished look

Lucidchart's vibrant colors and gradient options give you more design flexibility and clean, professional-looking charts. Compare our diagrams with Visio's® and you will see a clear difference.

Interactive wireframes

Interactive wireframes

Lucidchart makes it easy to simulate real website functionality. Switching to demo mode allows you to show clients both the appearance and the interactivity of their future website or application.

Superior diagramming



If you have an account with Visio®, all of your documents are available for anyone to view. Regardless of your account level, Lucidchart won't make your documents publicly available without permission.

More collaboration

More collaboration

Lucidchart offers real-time collaboration, which means that you and your co-workers or clients can work on diagrams together at the same time and see each other's changes instantly.

Better libraries

Minimal maintenance

Our monthly software updates are deployed automatically, and you can switch workstations without the hassle of transferring your software license. It's easy to deploy Lucidchart with minimal IT support.

Which program is a better value for me?

When it comes to integrations (like Confluence and JIRA), Lucidchart is more affordable because you only pay for what you use. We offer free premium licenses to students and educators. We let you pay on a monthly OR yearly basis and you can cancel your account at any time. We think our software outperforms Visio®, but don't take our word for it: Start a risk-free trial today and see the difference for yourself!

Over 6,000,000 users

trust Lucidchart to keep them on the same page.

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