Lucidchart vs Microsoft Visio Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Chris Sim

a must-have tool for any workplace

2016-11-23

great diagraming tool and it's even better if you're familiar with Microsoft Visio. Easy to use, intuitive UI, amazing for sharing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 5001-10000 employees)

Lucidchart

2018-11-05

Pros

Good free alternative to Microsoft Visio with diverse flowchart set.

Cons

Free version only recommended for simple diagrams; restrictions on chart complexity and number of worksheets need to be expanded.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Foster

Digital Circuit Diagrams

2016-11-22

I have used LucidCharts in both engineering classes and research. I have primarily used it to draw abstractions of digital circuits (a mix of boxes with ports, clouds, and digital logic gates). It would be nice if LucidCharts included a box shape with pins/ports with corresponding pin/port labels. This would make alignment and labeling much easier.

Pros

- Has a free version - Broad range of available shapes - Ease of use (usually better than Microsoft Visio)

Cons

When drawing digital circuits, I often have many box shapes which represent digital processing modules. I use text boxes inside these boxes to label the ports of these modules. It is often tricky to get the wires (connecting lines) to attach to all the text boxes (pin/port locations) at the same point. (It is not impossible, but it can be tricky.)

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Lucidchart

See above.

Source: Capterra
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Diana Bayes

Good tool

2018-06-27

Pros

Less expensive than alternatives, you can make very professional process maps and charts using it, easy to use, good customer support.

Cons

Lucidchart library isn't as rich as Microsoft Visio, not much pre added templates etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Taufiq Anwar

Verified Reviewer

Super online diagram (BPMN) application

2016-12-05

Much better than Microsoft Visio. It's a great app for all people in Business Process Management, IT, and Engineering, product architect.

Pros

1. Easy to use 2. Huge library 3. Online draft storage

Cons

1. Not any problem I found so far.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Recommendations to others considering Lucidchart

I recommend to use this application. Give it a shot. I am sure that it will worth the time and effort that you are wasting elsewhere.

Source: GetApp
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Chandler Pettibone

Great Product for Network Diagram

2016-11-24

There was no way I was going to spend so much money for Microsoft Visio. Lucid Chart is great the best part is that IT students like me can get Lucid Chart for free!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Sarang Jalan

Best Mac Alternative to Visio

2019-04-11

Easy to pick up tool for creating flowcharts, mindmaps, org-charts etc. Does not require any special training.

Pros

A great tool for business consultants who are using Macbooks and don't have access to Microsoft Visio.

Cons

The internal library of shapes and images can be made more robust.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Lakshmi Annapragada

Flexible web based flowchart builder

2016-11-22

I have been using Microsoft Visio for very long but always came across difficulties when I wanted to edit the process flows on the go.

Pros

Web based, ease of use, flexible, seeded charts, model diagrams

Cons

Formatting Visio imported flows

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Lucidchart

Improve the usability when importing from Visio.

Source: Capterra
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Siyabonga Msimango

Cloud based and allows for collaboration.

2019-03-17

I use Lucidchart to create architectural charts and flows for software projects I am involved in.

Pros

Lucidchart is cloud based and allows me to create charts and flows even on mobile devices.It is compatible with files created on Microsoft Visio and allow for real time collaboration with other Lucidchart users.

Cons

Lacks a large template library like what is obtainable on Edraw Max Pro.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Hildelisa Cantu Vera

Great software

2016-11-23

I love being able to export diagrams to different formats and support for Drive and Microsoft Visio. The only thing I don´t like is that it takes too long to load the diagrams.

Pros

The large number of diagrams and compatibility with other similar software

Cons

The software takes a long time to load the diagrams

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kenneth Saxe

Browser-based flowcharting

2018-05-05

Pros

We have used Microsoft Visio for many years.

Cons

LucidChart's Basic account does not include Visio import and export capabilities. To have these capabilities you have to upgrade to a Pro account or above.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ian Mateo Sosa Tinoco

Creating a flow chart was never that easy!!!

2018-11-27

I use Lucidcharts to draw fast mind maps, charts and electrical/electronics circuits for teaching and writing papers.

Pros

Before using Lucidchart I used to work with Mindmap and Microsoft Visio. However, the ease of use and the ability to do it online sold me this application.

Cons

I am using the Free version, in this version the documents are restricted to only 60 forms. However, for the use that I am currently doing is more than enough.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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James Nelson

The best collaborative diagramming software I've experienced

2019-04-03

My first experience with Lucidchart was several positions ago, but each time I've moved I have continued to suggest this software to the teams I am on. The free version is easy to make small diagrams with and test out the functionality before deciding if the paid version is best for your team/company. Almost every team I have been on prefers using Lucidchart as it stops us from using the wrong version of a diagram if we just use the same document link.

Pros

It offers similar functionality to Microsoft Visio but in a cloud based, collaborative environment.

Cons

Converting the diagrams to Visio files and vice versa can cause some issues with the diagram format.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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John Awe

I have stuck with Lucidchart for a while.

2018-12-18

Pros

I like that I am able to import elements from other applications such as draw.io and Microsoft Visio into Lucidchart.I can also connect Lucidchart with my Google Drive account ,thereby letting me backup important diagrams created with Lucidchart into the cloud ,where I will be able to access them in the future or share it with my colleagues .

Cons

I am quite old school,therefore still a fan of native application on my Windows pc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Steven Velásquez Chancí

Lucidchart facilities

2016-11-23

It's a great tool with many forms of downloading the work done, also permits to import stencils made in other software like Microsoft Visio, what is very useful for saving work.

Pros

It's very intuitive, and permits group communication

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Adanne Akhiojemi

Lucidchart is always within reach for me.

2018-08-01

Pros

I am an avid user of Lucidchart simply because it is cloud based , it is affordable,supports importing diagrams to and from Microsoft Visio and allows me to collaborate with my colleagues in real time ,while working on my diagrams.

Cons

I have no iota of reservation about Lucidchart. Its user interface was very easy to get used to ,and this is majorly because it has got similarities with Edraw max,which was the software I was coming from.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ana hernandez p.

good tool, allows to make the diagrams very quickly and work collaboratively without installations.

2018-06-28

the creation of flow diagrams and uml mainly that can be shared to work as a team, I can also use them from google docs without problems and store in my google drive account, I can also use the images saved onedrive in my diagrams.

Pros

It allows to import diagrams made in microsoft visio, omnigraffle, gliffy and draw.io you can also import figures from visio or in svg format to the library.

Cons

allows only 60 objects per document in the free accounts. the revision history is only available as a premium function, which forces me to use the google revision history docs when I want to work collaboratively.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kishore Kumar

My Review after using Lucidchart.

2016-11-24

I'm an Engineering Graduate Student. This is my Review after using Lucidchart for a Month. I'll be giving review about the product after use in a class project. Some problems are complex enough that you may not know how to ask the right question. That's where Web Apps come in. With a few clicks, these form based course assistants solve many types of problems which are commonly encountered in your classes, no questions asked. Create engaging lectures and materials by uploading your own real world data, or draw on thousands of data sets already available in Lucidchart. Tailor the look of your results with customiszble visualizations. The color, style, and elements of generated charts and plots can be customized and downloaded. And export results in 60+ file types. You can download results in various formats like XLS, PDF etc. There's so much you can do. They are always adding more content and more features to help you create the best classroom experience possible. So, that's good that it gets regular updates.

Pros

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.

Cons

I found customers (who already use LucidChart) sometimes shared their diagrams with just the employee needing it "right then". However if someone else needed to work on it they didn't have access, and usually didn't have the rights to be able to share it with other people in our company. I wish when customers shared it with someone in our team that it was automatically shared with everyone in the team. This was such a big issue for us we ended up canceling out company subscription and converting it to a single user subscription forcing everyone to log in using the same account. Issue resolved with customers sharing with us.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Lucidchart

Terrible when you want to share your work with outside users I pay a good subscription and the tools that I get for wireframes are very basic It always draws arrows automatically even though I'm building wireframes.

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Best diagramming software in the market, competitors don't come close

2018-08-03

Great experience so far, has become ingrained into our teams workflow and supports many of our products with strong documentation.

Pros

Their closest competitor is probably Microsoft Visio, but again they don't come close at all.

Cons

Sometimes when you are trying to manipulate your diagrams you can accidentally move lines that shouldn't be moved and have a hard time getting them back in place. Thankfully their is an instant undo for this. Also grouping objects can get a little confusing on how you should be interacting with them afterward.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jonathan Malan

Great system, super expensive

2018-04-08

Pros

It was a great system, but there are much better alternatives. Lucidchart is one that is much cheaper.

Cons

I can sign up to use Lucidchart for a whole year and pay less than a license for Visio.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Michael Foster

Good product but there are similar programs that are free

2018-08-01

Pros

Visio is a comprehensive diagramming software. When I was creating diagrams for college assignments, I found that Visio was relatively easy to use and could produce clean, professional-looking diagrams.

Cons

I found that the free program LucidCharts did everything I needed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Michael Nouguier, CISSP, PMP

There are better FlowChart solutions

2018-09-06

Pros

It creates flowcharts so it does what it says.

Cons

Visio is clunky and makes old looking diagrams and flowcharts. LucidChart is way more visually appealing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Artem Riabets

Convenient to work with block diagrams

2019-04-16

Pros

I used to work for Lucidchart, but that program has no desktop client, so I had to work from the browser.

Cons

It is difficult to deal with the library, it is difficult to immediately understand how to put on the working canvas drawings of standard products. Understood only after watching video tutorials on YouTube.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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