Lucidchart is a web-based diagramming tool, which makes drawing diagrams, flowcharts, orgganization charts, wireframes, and mind maps easy. Lucidchart allows you to work together with others in order to create diagrams in real time, with changes synced instantly. It is a superb tool for team collaboration and working with clients.
Lucidchart allows you to guide your clients through your diagram by collapsing groups of shapes so that you can simplify the diagram or by expanding them, to facilitate easier viewing. Diagrams allow you to add links to sections so that the viewer can jump from one information point to another.
With Lucidchart, process flow diagrams can be password protected and assigned authorized users. It also has a presentation feature, which allows you to share your diagram in a meeting. Files can also be exported in various formats, including PDF documents or HTML files.
A really useful feature of Lucidchart is that it provides real time collaboration across all users. The app supports a unlimited number of simultaneous collaborators. Lucidchart also supports group chat and comments, and it comes with powerful version control and revision history.
Templates and Examples
Lucidchart provides hundreds of templates and examples to choose from, including Flowcharts, UML, ERD, Wireframing/iOS Mockups, Network Diagrams, Orgganization Charts, Mind Maps, and BPMN. Diagrams created with Lucidchart can be embedded into blogs, wikis or websites.
Lucidchart supports the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
Lucidchart has a number of key features, including an intuitive user interface with virtually no learning curve. You can import and export Microsoft Visio documents. It also has enterprise-level security and admin controls, and integrates well with Google Apps, Confluence, and JIRA. You can also publish your diagrams to .PDF, .JPG, and .PNG.
Lucidchart integrates with the following apps and services: JIRA Software, Jive Software, Box, G Suite, Google Drive, Atlassian Confluence, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, and Google Docs.
Lucidchart uses a freemium, subscription pricing model, with plans starting from $4.95 per month for the Basic Plan, with a single user. It also has a free trial available (no credit card required). Lucidchart provides Free*, Basic, Professional, and Team plans. The Professional plan is priced at $8.95 per month for a single user. The Team plan is priced from $20 per month. *The Free plan is limited and allows you to create an unlimited number of diagrams with a limit of 60 objects per diagram.
Lucidchart is really easy to use, yet exceptionally powerful. It comes with hundreds of shapes to choose from, with easy drag and drop functionality. You can export to all manner of formats including PDF, PNG, JPG and Microsoft Visio (.vdx) It plays well with Google Drive, Confluence, JIRA, and Jive at no additional costs, and in case you run into any issues, there is a dedicated support team to help with any questions you may have.