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SmartDraw.com is the creator of SmartDraw, the world’s first visual processor, software that enables the everyday use of visuals to improve communic... Learn More


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Cacoo is a web based real-time collaborative drawing application. Illustrations created in Cacoo can be linked to from web based documents, Wiki’s, ... Learn More

Pricing Starting From

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SmartDraw

Architecture

$ 197
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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Cacoo

Design

Free Plan

Available Features

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SmartDraw

Architecture

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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Cacoo

Design

Plan For One User

Export Format: PNG only

Sheets Allowed: 25 sheets

Shared Folders: 1 Folders

Shared Editors: Up to 15 users per diagram

Up to 3 users per shared folder

Payment System Free

Most Favorable User Review

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SmartDraw

Architecture
User review from
8
Luca Campanelli
Mar 14, 2016

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).

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Cacoo

Design
User review from
9
Maryna Bondarenko
Dec 2, 2015

Cacoo is unique of its kind. Partially it repeats the functionality of many online graphic editors, but also it has some unique options. First of all, this is user's collaboration on the graphic projects. Users can work on the same project simultaneously, communicate with each other in the chat, invite another Cacoo users to collaborate on the current diagram. Cacoo is perfect for those who are working in the team. One can give the access to all participants, and then they could collectively create, modify, supplement, correct the graphic elements in real-time. For the free account holders, it is possible to share the project with 15 people. Cacoo interface is similar to the graphic editor window. There are buttons to add graphic elements (e.g. lines, various squares, rectangles, ovals, arrows, little pictures of computers, houses). Every element could be adjusted. For example, one can change the color, font style (italic, bold, underline), add shadow, select the location of multiple objects. When the project is ready, it is possible to share it with the other users, to save it as a PNG on the local drive. Web page embedding is also possible. Every Cacoo user has the personal page, where it is possible to see all the completed projects, to edit them, to get the direct links on diagrams, to leave comments. Besides, every project can be copied and then edited. Due to this the creating of similar projects could be a little bit easier.

Pros :

  • Good collaboration features, real-time collaboration.
  • A wide range of vector formats are supported for the exporting for paid users.
  • Great alignment tools and styling options.

Cons :

  • Cacoo is no more freeware anymore.
  • 25 sheets in the notebook limit for the free users.
  • Poor navigation tools, no navigation around the screen.
  • It's impossible to change existing shapes.

Most Favorable Critic Review

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SmartDraw

Architecture
75
Ted Needleman , Notebook Review

Wednesday 01 August 2012

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.

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Cacoo

Design
75
Anonymous contribution , BlinkList

Thursday 23 May 2013

Cacoo's user interface is easy to understand and users should have no problem finding their way around this application. A great selection of images and symbols are available and additional objects can be installed from the main website. Diagrams can easily be shared in a variety of ways including comments made on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Cacoo is one of the few that has a PayPal option for payment. The application is stable, well designed, and provides a great deal of possibilities to those who need a diagram solution.

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Demo Video

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SmartDraw Demo Video

Architecture
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Cacoo Demo Video

Design

Screenshots

Typical Customer

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SmartDraw

Architecture
  • Business
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Cacoo

Design
  • Business

Supported Devices

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SmartDraw

Architecture
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Cacoo

Design

Supported Languages

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SmartDraw

Architecture
  • English
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Cacoo

Design
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

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