Creately vs SmartDraw Comparison Chart

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Kyle Jones

Good cheaper alternative to Microsoft Visio

2018-05-06

Quickly create professional quality diagrams.

Pros

You can create complex flowchart across most Operating Systems either from the desktop application or through the web browser.

Cons

Finicky when trying to be very precise where you want even with snap-to grids can be a problem. Also can be a resource hog on both the desktop and browser version.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tammy Dupree

Can easily create organizational charts

2017-06-08

Create Organizational charts, for the most part, with ease.

Pros

I love that I can set up an organizational chart fairly easily and make it as large as I'd like to.

Cons

Wish there were more printing options for a large chart. Though it's fairly user friendly, it also has some challenges. I wish it was a little easier.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Marc Share, PMP

Great alternative to Visio

2018-09-21

Quickly created working flow charts and diagrams for presentations

Pros

Streamlined usability Intuitive tool makes producing various diagrams and flowcharts much more Efficient

Cons

Importing tools are limited often requiring creation of docs from scratch

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Renea Hanks

So Glad I Discovered Smart Draw!

2018-06-24

The ability to create powerful, moving charts and mind maps.

Pros

My absolute favorite thing about SmartDraw is the simple drag and drop to build out anything from mind maps to flowcharts and more. An especially good investment for anyone needing to make their ideas clear and points understood in a powerful way.

Cons

The design of the dashboard could be better. It is a bit boring for all that it does. The layout would be better if I had the whole screen and the options to drag and drop were at the top.

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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Loren Stephanie

Excellent software with easy to use templates to realize my projects.

2018-08-21

I have easily used this software, I have created plans and diagrams for my work without problems.

Pros

It is a much easier to use design software than others, has excellent templates with shapes and symbols to make flowcharts, bar charts and graphs, and allows you to make custom templates, is excellent software for making plans without the need for an architect.

Cons

The software is a bit heavy and installation is slow. I think it's very expensive.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephany Vivas gil

It gives us the ease of choosing when creating powerful and flexible diagrams that have so many tool

2018-04-30

Pros

We help to create diagrams and the color of the sea, the technicians and the professional results.

Cons

You can prove the fault for seven days, from then on its use requires an individual license. there are things to improve

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Ease of use
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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Josh Crawford

Exactly what I was looking for

2016-10-18

As an HR professional, I wanted a tool to create organizational charts that made good looking charts and was easy to use.

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
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Great platform for simple submittal drawings.

2018-01-10

If you are trying to do small professional projects, or simply create a blueprint of you home, SmartDraw's ease of use and robust set of options make it the smart choice over competitors.

Pros

Where this software really shines for our business is its ease of use for submittal drawings when bidding and creating contracts for jobs.

Cons

It can be a bit finicky in trying to get it to do exactly what you want it to do. Its ease of use sometimes means that you are fighting those very elements that make it easy to make it do what you want it to do. Snap to grids and the like, while toggle-able, provide an annoyance when they should "just work".

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jody Slocum

Easy and Fun to Use!

2018-12-18

Pros

We were originally looking to use this software for creating an org chart and have found many other reasons to use it.

Cons

Connecting the lines can be a bit frustrating at times but it could just be the lack of experience with it. Seems like it should be more than capable of doing a quick job of any project.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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David Yarwood

Not a Replacement for Visio/Project

2017-06-27

Now we use it infrequently when we need to create a simple visual.

Pros

This product ships with a lot of prebuilt content, templates that can let you create quick and easy diagrams, visuals, etc for presentations.

Cons

Project plans look create, but when you need to update 1 date good luck. ugh.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Oscar Taboro

Great for new users to computer aided designs.

2018-06-28

Pros

I tried Smartdraw for the first time in 2016 and I was impressed by the ease of use ; I understood the major workings around this program in a matter of days.I have used Smart draw for Gantt style charting , simple drawings ,including floor drawings when I moved to my new home a while back. Smartdraw provides users with a variety of modules ,making it a program which can be leveraged by different professionals in different career fields.

Cons

I have also found out that when creating Gantt charts with this program , I am limited in the number of coloumns I am allowed to use.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Chelsea McCurdy

Decently easy to use

2018-04-01

Pros

This is a better way to create flowcharts than slowly trucking through a PowerPoint or Word document, and the end product is much more put together

Cons

It is more difficult to navigate, but once you get the hang of it it's kind of fun to start designing

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Mercedes Perez

When I want to work with flowcharts and creating graphics, this is the best app!!

2018-05-11

Pros

This allows you to create flowcharts, other diagrams, calendars, flowcharts, family trees, architectural plans, maps and other types of graphics to make presentations.

Cons

Having a computer with enough processing capacity and memory so that it does not become slow to work in this application because it requires a lot of resources.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Natasha Arrieche

The perfect solution for diagramming work processes

2019-02-13

The diagramming is excellent for getting the information to others, helps to understand and document ideas, with this software the experience is unique, we have presented ideas of work, organization in diagrams and diagrams that have allowed us to understand, visualize the flow of information circulating in our area and the importance of each step we take from beginning to end

Pros

Create your diagrams and document the processes step by step of your workflow, ideal for planning strategies, powerful and easy to use, contains many templates to choose from to make your visual presentations.

Cons

The price can be a problem, since it is really expensive

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Rohit yadav

Great tool for business analyst activities

2019-04-04

Pros

Can create your mind maps and complex flowchart of any kind with ease.

Cons

So i didn't find anything and i will strongly recommend this for pm and business analyst activities.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from SmartDraw


Hi Rohit,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I'm happy to hear SmartDraw worked well for you. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out.

US: 800-768-3729
International: +1 858 225 3300
email: support@smartdraw.com

-Chris

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Anonymous
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SmartDraw is a great tool to help you create drawing of almost anything.

2018-05-07

Pros

I'm not the most artistic person, but with SmartDraw it allows me to create charts and drawings that look very professional.

Cons

Can be slow to install and resource hungry if you are trying to use this on an older machine it might frustrate you.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Douglas Davis

Diagrams and Flowcharts made easy

2018-07-13

Pros

SmartDraw gives us the ability to create custom workflow charts for various processes in our business.

Cons

I have problems making changes or additions to charts at times when I started with free trial. Had to buy individual license before i was able to finish learning to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Tania Tamara Ordaz

I love doing flow charts, timelines, mind maps, decision trees and other visual presentations.

2018-06-07

Pros

With SmartDraw, I can create visual documents in an easy way, in addition to streamline the work, smartDraw has templates that come with a library of shapes and symbols, which I can use with just drag them to the worksheet.

Cons

-Consume abundant resources, and its installation is so slow that it becomes tedious waiting until fully charged.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Christa Cohee

SmartDraw Review

2018-11-05

Overall, it does everything you need it to do and it is easy to use.

Pros

I like the ability to create everything from mindmaps to flowcharts.

Cons

It does seem to slow down my laptop when I'm using it. I don't know if this is the software itself or if this is a result of older technology but it does consume a lot of resources.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Safwat Amer

Incredible tool that allows you to easily create a variety of flow diagram designs.

2018-04-05

Pros

You can create all kinds of graphics that you can then use in your presentations by exporting to PowerPoint.

Cons

It consumes abundant resources, its installation is very slow and it is very complex so you need to know it to be able to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Juan Ramos

Perfect for my flow chart and flowchart designs

2018-04-28

Pros

You can create all kinds of graphics that you can then use in your presentations by exporting to PowerPoint.

Cons

It can be tested without limit for a while, and then its use requires an individual license, although the cost is relatively low.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Wojciech Korsak

I use SmartDraw to prepare visual documents in management area

2018-02-16

communication support and good way to share knowledge with others

Pros

I use SmartDraw to create: process maps, easy mindmaps, data flows and creative mix of ideas.

Cons

I'd like to see more options in mindmapping area, to be able to manage task information in advanced way.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anne Wong

Love the mind mapping feature!

2011-12-29

What I love about SmartDraw is the Mind Mapping feature, which allows me to create tasks in a visually friendly way that mimics brainstorming.

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.

Source: GetApp
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Arcadio Suarez

It is the special program for the realization of flow diagrams, with a large number of cliparts

2018-03-30

Pros

If you do not find a template that you like, you can create a customized template that suits your project, Photos, and images.

Cons

It consumes abundant resources if your machine is slow it can become tedious to work, besides its installation is slow

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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