About Lucidchart

Lucidchart is a web-based diagramming tool that makes drawing diagrams fast and easy. Quickly draw flowcharts, org charts, wireframes, UML, mind maps and more! More than 3 million users have chosen Lucidchart.

Work together with an unlimited number of others to create diagrams in real time, with changes synced instantaneously--great for team collaboration and working with clients. Outfit your company with Lucidchart for a fraction of the cost of alternatives like Microsoft Visio.

Pricing starting from:

$4.95/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Lucidchart

HUNDREDS OF TEMPLATES & EXAMPLES:
- Flowcharts
- UML
- ERD
- Wireframing / iOS Mockups
- Network Diagrams
- Org Charts
- Mind Maps
- BPMN

POWERFUL & EASY TO USE:
- Hundreds of shapes with easy drag and drop functionality
- Export to PDF, PNG, JPG and Microsoft Visio (.vdx)
- Integrations with Google Drive, Confluence, JIRA, and Jive at no additional cost
- Dedicated support team to address your questions

BUILT FOR COLLABORATION:
- Real time collaboration
- Unlimited number of simultaneous collaborators
- Powerful version control and revision history
- Group chat and comments
- Embed diagrams in blogs, wikis or websites

SECURE & RELIABLE:
- All data transferred using SSL with AES-256 bit encryption
- Hourly backups stored across multiple data centers
- 99.9% uptime SLA for enterprise customers
- Admin-specified password strength and reset frequency requirements

ROBUST FOR ADMINS:
- Upgrade other users to administrators to help manage users
- Set whether new users automatically join the team or require an invitation
- Control which domains your team can collaborate with outside your company

Devices

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Markets

Antigua & Barbuda, Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia and 93 others, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Switzerland, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, India, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Cambodia, St. Kitts & Nevis, North Korea, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Laos, St. Lucia, Sri Lanka, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Malta, Mexico, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Paraguay, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Suriname, El Salvador, Thailand, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Venezuela, Vietnam

Supported Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

$4.95/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Lucidchart: 63

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Auto Update
  • Automatic Backup
  • Brainstorming
  • Charting
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Linking
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Design Management
  • Desktop Interface
  • Diagramming
  • Document Embedding
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Employee Photos
  • Feedback Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing Software
  • Flowchart Software
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Historical Reporting
  • Image Library
  • Interactive Elements
  • Mind Maps
  • Mobile Interface
  • Mockup Creation
  • Multi-Language
  • Network Diagram
  • Organizational Charting
  • Presentation Tools
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Project Planning Software
  • Prototype Creation
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Real Time Data
  • Revision History
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Capture
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Login
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text to Chart
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Wiki
  • Wireframe Creation

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(1,191)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support Software
4.3/5

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Maciej K.
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  • Industry: Translation & Localization
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

One of the best mind-mapping tools on the market

Reviewed on 20/01/2021

Lucidchart is easy to use out of the box, has tons of features making it useful in basically every...

Lucidchart is easy to use out of the box, has tons of features making it useful in basically every use case I can imagine.
No cheap customer lock-in. You can easily export your projects and switch to another tool.

Pros

Abundance of features, which makes this software so versatile. You can basically use it for every task and project.
I mainly use it for mind-mapping and brainstorming, but it's also equally useful for taking notes, story-boarding, gathering ideas, presenting, drawing graphs, schemes and organisational charts, Gantt timelines, or even team building (it works great as an online whiteboard).
What I really love is ease of use and multitude of features. Every time I wish I could do something, it turns out it's possible. Seems like developers really thought about everything and listen closely to their users and use cases.
Also, you don't really feel that the software is locking you in--you can export your projects to similar software/platforms, e.g. Visio.

Cons

Getting to know some features takes time and energy, documentation and tool tips have some space for improvement.
Also, licencing model could be more friendly for small companies or people who use it as backup/auxiliary software only (en entry level paid subscription model).

Aaron C.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy to use and powerful diagramming tool.

Reviewed on 30/09/2019

Lucidchart is my goto for complex network diagrams, system workflow diagrams, process workflows,...

Lucidchart is my goto for complex network diagrams, system workflow diagrams, process workflows, data flow diagrams, API call flow sequence diagrams, system component diagrams.
I have used it for years and don't see any reason to switch to another product.
I would highly recommend this product.

Pros

1) Super easy to get started with simple registration options.
2) Very flexible sharing and collaboration options.
3) Multi-edit a document in real time with other users.
4) Easily lock down access to documents.
5) Many predefined industry standard documents to start from
6) Large list of export diagram export options. Examples, PDF, PNG...

Cons

1) At times the shape locator tool on the left hand side can be confusing depending on the document type you are working on, for example if you are working on a DFD diagram, the shapes directly related to the diagram should always be visible first after which other shape groups should be searchable.

Lirio H.
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  • Industry: Higher Education Software
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Lucidchart student review

Reviewed on 03/07/2021

Muy buena, me permitido hacer trabajos de manera eficaz y en tiempo récord.

Muy buena, me permitido hacer trabajos de manera eficaz y en tiempo récord.

Pros

La facilidad para hacer diagramas de flujo, además de las diversas herramientas de colores y formas que permiten.

Cons

Que no exista algún beneficio para estudiantes en el pago, sería muy útil para ellos.

Jonathan C.
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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Got charged over $350 for a single month after my free trial elapsed

Reviewed on 05/07/2020

Terrible. I feel angry and used.

Terrible. I feel angry and used.

Pros

It works. You can make a chart and they have a lot of options.

Cons

I hopped on lucid chart to make a few slides for the class I was teaching. I got about 30 minutes in before the paywall hit. I had already sunk a bunch of time into my diagram and wouldn't be able to use it if I didn't sign up for the free trial. The website says you'll be charged about $9/month per person. The class came and went. I was busy and soon forgot about the trial. When I checked my credit card statement I saw a charge for about $360 dollars. The charged me $90 per person for a team of 5 people, without me ever having done anything extra to specify this. This is just the defaults. Costly mistake. I'm super angry. I don't bring in a lot, and simply wanting a good slide for class turned this into a many hundred dollar mistake.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy to use business process mapping software

Reviewed on 07/04/2021

Overall pretty good and easy to use software for business process mapping for anybody that needs to...

Overall pretty good and easy to use software for business process mapping for anybody that needs to pump out process maps fairly quickly. You can quickly churn out process maps with a relatively small learning curve and can access your saved diagrams through any browser.

Pros

Very intuitive and easy to use business process mapping software that can be used through the browser. I was looking for a MS visio replacement to run workshops with and this met my needs. I like the pre-built templates and the fact that i can have my colleague update the same business process map at the same time im using it (only available if you upgrade). The ability to publish to a MS visio format and a weblink is also useful. You can access the software directly on your browser as a SAS so it doesnt require any installation of software which makes it convenient if you're jumping between computers (it allows you to access your diagrams anywhere since its stored on the cloud)

Cons

-There's some minor glitches when mapping out business process lanes and performing some of the tasks. Formatting the process maps can be annoying sometimes and it does not have all the formatting customizability that a more robust business process mapping tool like MS visio has. Sometimes the browser is not responsive if you go idle for too long.
-I don't like the fact that users need to register/create an account if I want to share the published link with my business process maps to them
-Costs are kind of a turnoff because I'd rather pay a one time fee rather than a subscription cost since its not every day you'll be using this software

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Lucidchart FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Lucidchart.

Lucidchart offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $4.95/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Lucidchart has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Lucidchart supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Lucidchart supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Lucidchart integrates with the following applications:

Amazon EC2, AuditBoard, BambooHR, Box, Confluence, Dropbox Business, GitHub, Gliffy Diagram, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Jira, Jive, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Word, Nextpond, Nuclino, Okta, OmniGraffle, OneDrive, OneLogin, Quip, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, Visio, Zoho Connect, diagrams.net

Lucidchart offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Chat

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