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SmartDraw

The Smartest Way to Draw Anything

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SmartDraw Overview

SmartDraw provides thousands of built-in templates and symbols to make it easy for anyone to create any type of diagram. You can use SmartDraw to make flowcharts, floor plans, network diagrams, organizational charts, software design plans, electrical circuits, landscape designs, and so much more.

SmartDraw has powerful intelligence that automates much of the drawing process. You can add, move, and delete shapes and the app is smart enough to realign and fix your drawing as you go. This makes SmartDraw easier to use than any of its competitors. Automation allows you to make even complex diagrams more easily than with Visio®. The rich content also make it superior to any of the drawing tools in Microsoft Office®.

SmartDraw also works with the tools you already use. You can import Visio files and export your drawing in a single click to Microsoft Office for a professional report or presentation.

You can even share your diagram with anyone with nothing more than a link. SmartDraw Cloud makes it possible to use SmartDraw from any device or platform with a modern web browser. You get the security of working behind the firewall if you need, but also the freedom to create and edit diagrams from virtually anywhere.

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Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Devices Supported
iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Linux, Mac, Windows
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English

SmartDraw Pricing

Starting from: $197.00
Pricing model: One-time License, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

7-day Free Trial. Try it before you buy it. No obligation. No credit cards required.
$197.00 - Single User License
$12.95/month subscription to a Cloud version is available. Paid annually.
Discounts available for 5+ Multi-User Licenses.

Competitors Pricing

Akti

Starting from: €29.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Creately

Starting from: $5.00/month
Pricing model: Freemium, One-time License, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Team Org Chart

Starting from: $800.00/year
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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Key Features of SmartDraw

  • Save Time with Automatic Formatting
  • Over 70 Different Types of Visuals
  • Over 4,500 Templates and 34,000 Built-in Symbols
  • Integration with MS Office, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint
  • Import Microsoft Visio files
  • Export to PDF
  • Free Technical Support
  • Share Diagrams with Just a Link
  • Save to Dropbox®, Google Drive™, or OneDrive®.
  • Ability to Create and Edit Diagrams from the Web
  • Platform Independent: Work from Windows, Mac, Linux

Benefits

SmartDraw's rich content makes it stand out among its competitors. You get thousands of built-in symbols and templates so you never have to start with a blank page.

SmartDraw's exclusive automation features make creating even the most complex diagrams easy. You can insert new objects or move them around and your diagram will realign perfectly. You won't have to reconnect or adjust thing manually. And built-in themes will help add that professional finish for any diagram headed for a presentation or report.

SmartDraw Cloud brings the full power of SmartDraw to any platform or device. You'll get all the content and features of SmartDraw Business without the worry about compatibility issues. It's the perfect solution for a mixed office environment.

SmartDraw is the perfect Visio® alternative. You can easily import existing Visio® files with just a few clicks and continue working on them.

SmartDraw is fully integrated with the tools you already use to get your work done. You can export any completed diagram to Office or as a PDF in a single click. You can also save to third party storage services like Dropbox seamlessly. If you get SmartDraw Enterprise, you'll also get powerful integration to SharePoint, PowerPoint and Project.

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Love the mind mapping feature!

29th of December, 2011

A Wong
I've been using SmartDraw for about two months as a tool to help manage my projects. What I love about SmartDraw is the Mind Mapping feature, which allows me to create tasks in a visually friendly way that mimics brainstorming. It's been very helpful to me when starting out a project. I also really like the way we can add owners to each task in the same view. And the best part is, the information will get transferred to a Gantt chart or a timeline with the click of a button. Once you've filled in the details, you can push the information to a powerpoint slide to share with key stakeholders, again, with just a click of a button. There are many more features within SmartDraw that I am intrigued about but haven't had the opportunity to explore yet. I plan on playing with SmartDraw more once my current projects slow down.

Pros: Well organized and very easy to move data to other Microsoft Office applications (including Microsoft Project) or Adobe .pdf. There are also some great graphics and geographic maps in the library for use with presentations, flyers, floorplans, etc.

Cons: In the Gantt chart, there is a limited number of columns that can be used.

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10 Jan 2012
I still remember my first experience with diagramming software. I disconnected connectors, drew out-sized process boxes, and had a difficult time figuring out how to group the entire diagram together. Things have improved marginally since then. But, I s

FAQs for SmartDraw

Below are some frequently asked questions for SmartDraw.

Q. What are the main features of SmartDraw?

SmartDraw offers the following features:

  • Save Time with Automatic Formatting
  • Over 70 Different Types of Visuals
  • Over 4,500 Templates and 34,000 Built-in Symbols
  • Integration with MS Office, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint
  • Import Microsoft Visio files
  • Export to PDF
  • Free Technical Support
  • Share Diagrams with Just a Link
  • Save to Dropbox®, Google Drive™, or OneDrive®.
  • Ability to Create and Edit Diagrams from the Web
  • Platform Independent: Work from Windows, Mac, Linux

Q. What type of pricing plans does SmartDraw offer?

SmartDraw has the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $197.00
Pricing model: One-time License, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Q. Who are the typical users of SmartDraw?

SmartDraw has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does SmartDraw support?

SmartDraw supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does SmartDraw offer?

SmartDraw has the following pricing plans:

Free Trial, One-time License, Subscription

Q. Does SmartDraw support mobile devices?

SmartDraw supports the following devices:

Linux, Mac, Windows

Q. Does SmartDraw offer an API?

No, SmartDraw does not have an API available.

Q. What other apps does SmartDraw integrate with?

SmartDraw integrates with the following applications:

No information available

Q. What level of support does SmartDraw offer?

SmartDraw offers the following support options:

No information available


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