SmartDraw.com is the creator of SmartDraw, the world’s first visual processor, software that enables the everyday use of visuals to improve communication.
Because people are six times more likely to retain and understand information presented to them visually, SmartDraw helps businesses increase their bottom line by improving communication, refining operations, completing projects on time, and successfully implementing their plans.
Whether it's a flowchart to explain a business process, a Gantt chart to show a project schedule or an organizational chart, SmartDraw is unique because it creates and automatically formats more than 70 different types of visuals for you, including timelines, mind maps, charts, org charts, project charts, maps and flowcharts, resulting in presentation-quality visuals in just minutes.
Cloudswave Score for SmartDraw
Rating based on 5 Critic Reviews
Clare Brandt, on PCWorld
SmartDraw can't be beat for automating many types of diagrams and graphics, but it can be frustrating to advanced users.
• Many templates.
• Good automation.
• Integrates with Microsoft software.
• UI hard to read.
• No searchable help.
Ted Needleman, on Notebook Review
If you're considering SmartDraw as a replacement for feaures in several other packages with which you're pretty much satisfied, such as the charting capabilities of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visio, then the answer is probably no. On the other hand, if you are tired of fumbling between different user interfaces with these already owned applications, you're likely to appreciate the common interface that exists in SmartDraw whether you are making a bar chart or a timeline.
Ted Needleman, on Technology Guide
SmartDraw’s own description of its graphic application as a “visual processor” is obviously a take-off on the term “word processor.” A word processor lets you arrange words into a usable format. By implication, then, a “visual processor” would allow you to organize imagery into a usable format.
Smart Draw 2012 is very good at doing just that. Beyond the huge libraries of chart types and color schemes that it offers, SmartDraw is able to automatically format charts and graphs. What’s more, it’s easy to export a chart or graph from SmartDraw into Word, Excel, or a PDF doc.
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