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About SmartDraw

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.

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Features & Specifications

Key Features

  • Save Time with Automatic Formatting
  • Over 70 Different Types of Visuals
  • Hundreds of Professionally-Designed Templates
  • Extensive Library with Thousands of Symbols
  • Customize and Create Your Own Symbols and Templates


Supported languages
Serviceable Area
Australia,  Canada,  China,  India,  United Kingdom,  United States
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android

Ratings Summary

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Domain Authority 61
Alexa Rank 14784
Platforms 88

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Plans & Pricing

SmartDraw standats

Single payment / 1 user(s)


  • 70 Types of Visuals
  • Automated Drawing

SmartDraw Business

Single payment / 1 user(s)


  • 70 Types of Visuals
  • Automated Drawing
  • SharePoint Support
  • PowerPoint Integration
  • Maintenance (1 Yr., a $49.95 value)

SmartDraw Enterprise

Single payment / 1 user(s)


  • 70 Types of Visuals
  • Automated Drawing
  • SharePoint Support
  • PowerPoint Integration
  • Maintenance (1 Yr., a $49.95 value)
  • Import and Export MS Project
  • Import Visio
  • Automatic Process Documentation
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Critic Reviews

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    Cloudswave Score for SmartDraw

    Rating based on 5 Critic Reviews

    5 Favorable reviews
    83 %
    1 Mixed reviews
    17 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
    0 %
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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User Reviews

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  • User review from

    Luca Campanelli

    SmartDraw is a handy software that is based on a very simple idea, simplify your work in the creation of concepts and visualizations of various kinds. It is natural to compare this product because Visio by using SmartDraw you can easily create an unlimited number of various types of diagrams and much more. To start using the product you can download free trial version of the product from the official site https://www.smartdraw.com The site also offers the opportunity to try the product directly from your browser.

    Pros :

    • The strength point of SmartDraw is definitely the ease of use, using this software you can create a true multiplicity of impressive visualization, some of the most interesting examples: flowcharts, Mind Map, Cause

      Cons :

      • The sale price is slightly high, but it must be said that the license is sold without the need for renewal (one-time purchase). It is sold in three different types of licenses: Standard $ 297 (on offer by March 21 to $ 197) Business $ 397 (on offer by March 21 to $ 297) Enterprise $ 697 (on offer by March 21 to $ 497).

      • March 14, 2016
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