About SmartDraw

SmartDraw offers a full suite of diagrams, templates, tools and symbols to design anything. Use SmartDraw to make flowcharts, residential and commercial floor plans, organizational charts, CAD and engineering diagrams, electrical designs, landscape designs, network diagrams, app and site mockups, wireframes, and more. SmartDraw automates much of the drawing process, users can add, move, and delete shapes, and the app is smart enough to realign and fix drawings as they are being worked on. Businesses can create a custom org chart using a pre-built template, or by drawing it from scratch, and utilize tools such as intelligent formatting, Visio file import, powerful automation, visual simbols, simple commands, and other intuitive tools.

With easy file sharing and integrations with Confluence, Jira, MS Office, GSuite Apps, Trello, Box and more, SmartDraw facilitates file storage, sharing, and collaboration. SmartDraw allows users to import, edit and export Visio files (VSD & VSDX), as well as import, edit and save Visio stencils. SmartDraw is available online and offline, allowing businesses to make diagrams whenever and wherever needed.

Pricing starting from:

US$5,95/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of SmartDraw

  • SmartDraw includes more diagrams, templates, tools and symbols than the competition, so you never need to start with a blank page.

  • SmartDraw allows for online and offline access, with the ability to access and use SmartDraw from any internet connected device.

  • SmartDraw includes a full Visio® import and export. You can import, edit and export Visio® files (VSD & VSDX) as well as import, modify and save Visio® stencils.

  • SmartDraw offers integrations allowing for easy file storage, sharing and collaboration, including: Confluence, Jira, MS Office, GSuite Apps, Box, Trello and more.

  • SmartDraw's automated features allow you to import files and have diagrams automatically created for you. You can also add, move and delete shapes with a simple button or mouse press, and have them automatically connected and formatted properly.

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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Pricing starting from:

    US$5,95/month

    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of SmartDraw: 78

    • 2D Drawing
    • API
    • Appointment Scheduling
    • Architectural Symbol Library
    • Automatic Adjustments
    • Automatic Formatting
    • Brainstorming
    • CAD Tools
    • Charting
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Crime Scene Management
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Linking
    • Data Visualization
    • Design Management
    • Design Templates
    • Desktop Interface
    • Diagramming
    • Dispatch Management
    • Drafting
    • Drag & Drop
    • Drag & Drop Editor
    • Employee Photos
    • Evidence Management
    • File Sharing
    • Floor Plans & Maps
    • Flowchart
    • For Offices
    • For Retail
    • Gantt/Timeline View
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • Graphical Data Presentation
    • Groundskeeping Management
    • HTML5 Technology
    • Idea Management
    • Incident Mapping
    • Interactive Elements
    • Job Scheduling
    • Landscape Design
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Mind Maps
    • Mobile Interface
    • Mockup Creation
    • Modeling & Simulation
    • Network Diagram
    • Occupancy Management
    • Offline Access
    • One Line Diagram
    • Org Chart Creation
    • Organizational Charting
    • Parts Management
    • Planogramming
    • Presentation Tools
    • Process Modeling & Designing
    • Project Management
    • Prototype Creation
    • Publishing / Sharing
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Reusable Designs
    • Revision History
    • Roadmapping
    • Scenario Planning
    • Scheduling
    • Scorecards
    • Screen Capture
    • Shelf Planning
    • Smart Chart Legend
    • Space Reservation
    • Strategic Planning
    • Symbol Library
    • Task Management
    • Template Management
    • Templates
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Version Control
    • Wireframe Creation
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,1 /5
    (81)
    Value for Money
    3,9/5
    Features
    4,1/5
    Ease of Use
    3,9/5
    Customer Support
    4,1/5

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    Rohit Y.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great tool for business analyst activities

    Reviewed on 2019/04/04

    Pros

    Can create your mind maps and complex flowchart of any kind with ease.
    Using it on office desktop and well integrated with Microsoft office suit. Also compatible with google docs which is very helpful

    Cons

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

    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: [email protected]

    -Chris

    Gerson C.
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    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    SmartDraw a powerful tool for diagramming, drawing, layout and more.

    Reviewed on 2018/02/08

    It is perfect for drawing projects, has a wide range of templates that make it easier for you to...

    It is perfect for drawing projects, has a wide range of templates that make it easier for you to work and all the types of diagrams you need (at least it is for my IT area), it has a desktop and online version that allows you to work in any place, it is very useful.

    Pros

    SmartDraw is a very complete plication for all types of diagrams that you need, has great virtues with respect to Visio that can be considered the number one in the market or at least used, when you need to diagram a project from the basic algorithm to the more complex gantt diagrams , this tool is very useful, it makes you much easier in work (in my experience much easier to use than Visio) the connection between diagrams is simpler, since finishing a diagram makes it much easier to do the following, has a wide range of options and templates that help you in the creation process, contributing to the development of diagrams for systems that you are going to develop, a very useful tool for projects where you need to correctly capture what you want to develop, use it, try it for yourself.

    Cons

    Its main against is the price, the full version is very expensive although it allows you to enjoy the desktop version and its cost is very high, I think you should download it to compete more in the market.
    The speed of the online version sometimes fluctuates negatively, it is a mistake that must be corrected.

    Tharindu D.
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    • Industry: Utilities
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Dedicated Software for Charts, Diagrams and Mind Maps

    Reviewed on 2021/03/09

    SmartDraw is the first chart making software I used and I used it for almost all my chart/ diagram...

    SmartDraw is the first chart making software I used and I used it for almost all my chart/ diagram requirements for a long time. Though I used this for creating mind-maps most of the time, it did contain all the tools one would require for any type of chart. The software does need some getting used to but once you're familiar with it, it does save a lot of time. If you're not used to a dedicated chartmaker, give this one a try. You'll never go back to manually drawing flowcharts, mind maps or hierarchies.

    Pros

    SmartDraw comes with a large number of templates that are customizable. You'll rarely have to build a chart from scratch with those. The software also consists of almost all the tools one would need to make a chart.

    Cons

    Using of the software does need a bit getting used to and the workspace is not the most state-of-the-art for this software category.

    Diana M.
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    • Industry: Furniture
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    Unstable and Quirky - Danger - Lost Work Zone

    Reviewed on 2018/08/21

    The only benefit I have received is when I quickly print what I am working on, so that this...

    The only benefit I have received is when I quickly print what I am working on, so that this horribly unstable and unpredictable program will not just lose it and delete even saved work from its memory. When you want to make certain measurements, you will never be able to do so, because it only allows "anchored" points to be measured - not the item or space you wish to measure. It is impossible to scale down their furniture selections/templates because they have it set to scale down the width, when all you want to change is the length. It has been a disappointing waste of time and money.

    Pros

    I has little to say for Pros: because it is just as easy to draw boxes without having this program. I learned every feature and applied all of the program's features. It is likely that you could get a beginning design to give to someone, as a simple floor plan, if that is what you need. But be sure to print it to preserve your work after each little change.

    Cons

    Customer service is practically nil and there is no "help" or troubleshooting. If you try to contact them for support, you have to wait and see if they will send you an email the next day - and they usually won't. If you get the email, it does not remotely address the trouble or offer to talk you through it if their "solution" or instruction is not on point. Really disappointing. There is no auto save unless you are working in the Cloud for this program. Further, it constantly just stops and closes itself - and dumps all of your work during that session, even if you have been saving! So, then the hours of work are permanently lost - no kidding, EVEN if you pushed save. If you use it, you must remember to save, save, save - after each little line or inclusion and then print. Then close the program before its instability causes it to just close itself as to the design you are working on. If you don't close it down, you will lose all of your work. Then - get this - when you reopen a file after it has decided to shut down, it says that there is a recovered work file and asks if you want to open it and recover it. If you say "yes" the program shuts down again, over and over and over. It is so unstable that it can't hold up to the tasks it claims to be performing with its features, such as layers, measurements, inserting photos, etc.

    Carl F.
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    • Industry: Arts & Crafts
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    smart draw 101

    Reviewed on 2019/07/18

    I am able to organize,plan,and create forms,documents for my ministry,and hobby,and it makes it so...

    I am able to organize,plan,and create forms,documents for my ministry,and hobby,and it makes it so much easier to do.smart draw is a great starter for anyone that has a hobby.or likes to keep track of activities.

    Pros

    This software not only helps you draw but has other activities you can plan,organize any kind of project you want to build.I got the free trial and it is great.it is good as a starter for a first timer that desires to create activities for work,school,club,organization.

    Cons

    the free trial is limited,but it is worth learning the basics of creating document,forms,and lots of projects that you are going.

    Response from SmartDraw

    Hi Carl,

    Thank you for the positive review. Good to hear you are getting so much use out of the software. If you need anything from us at all, please let us know.

    International: +1 858 225 3300
    US: 800-768-3729 / 858-225-3300
    email: [email protected]

    -Chris

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    SmartDraw offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$5,95/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Single User: $9.95 per month, billed annually Multiple Users (for 5+ users): $5.95 per month, billed annually

    We do not have any information about SmartDraw features

    SmartDraw has the following typical customers:

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

    SmartDraw supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    SmartDraw supports the following devices:

    SmartDraw integrates with the following applications:

    Box, Confluence, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Jira, Microsoft 365, Microsoft PowerPoint, OneDrive, Trello, WordPress

    SmartDraw offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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