SmartDraw is a tool that allows the user to draw graphs and diagrams and then import and export them as need. SmartDraw is able to run on the Windows desktop, Mac, and offers an online option. SmartDraw allows users to create over 70 different kinds of chart and diagrams and includes a number of templates for the user to open the program and get right to work. When using SmartDraw, any graphs or diagrams or other visual that you create can be inserted into Microsoft office, whether you use Word, Excel, or Powerpoint, and can be inserted into Google Docs or Sheets. SmartDraw can also be used to document processes for efficiency control, to set up Lean initiatives, to create presentation-ready documents, to stay organized during meetings with your peer and so on. Some of the templates SmartDraw includes are calendars, charts and graphs, floor plans, maps, organizational charts, planograms, web designs, and many more. SmartDraw starts at $9.95 per month for a single user and $5.95 per month for more than 5 users. SmartDraw is a good software to create simple visuals for your business. SmartDraw comes with a ton of templates to help you start a project if you don't know where to begin and they are pretty easy to use. If you are looking to make drawings from scratch or use a template and change it up a lot, you may be frustrated with the lack of flexibility there but it isn't the worst thing. SmartDraw is also pretty affordable compared to competitors in the industry if you plan to draw a lot. The ability to export to Google Docs or Word, or Excel or Sheets, is also a plus and is very convenient when you need to attach a diagram you drew to another document.
- Export to Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Google Docs, or Google Sheets
- Over 70 different kinds of charts
- Available on Windows desktop, Mac, and online
- Customer Service
- Comes with templates to get you started
- Online can have issues with slowness
- Lacks flexibility