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3 Posts authored by: eliza1wright




Chuck Frey is a mind mapping expert for the ages, so imagine our delight when he reviewed Lucidchart on his mind mapping site.

Here are a few highlights from his review. If you have a co-worker or friend in need of a diagramming tool, why not point them to Chuck's analysis?


"Lucidchart is the most impressive diagramming application I've seen in some time. I love the way it speeds the development of new diagrams, through features like the pop-up that appears at the end of a line so you can quickly add another shape when creating flowcharts, as well as the ability to set the app's default formatting for shapes and lines. With other diagramming programs I can't even begin to tell you how many hours I have spent selecting and adjusting the formatting of multiple objects. Lucidchart does away with all of that and lets you get down to business."

"Its integration with Google Drive and Microsoft Office 2013 are also very impressive. Considering that these two productivity suites are used by a critical mass of the world's businesses, Lucidchart has positioned itself to enable teams and individuals to do much more than was ever possible before. especially with the growing emphasis on visual thinking today.


When it comes to reviewing software, nothing irks me more than unintuitive user interfaces - functionality that leaves me scratching my head and wondering, "What the hell were they thinking?" I'm pleased to report that Lucidchart did NOT give me any of those moments. In fact, it was quite the opposite experience. The application was well-behaved, intuitive, and a pleasure to use. This was supported by some excellent tutorials, which helped me to get up to speed with it quickly. Kudos to the development team on a job well done."


Thanks, Chuck! Click the links above to read the rest of his review. If you haven't already done so, try Lucidchart in Jive by clicking on this link: Congrats to Lucidchart, Jive's First Third Party Pre-installed App!

The Electoral College…what a trip.  Every four years, like clockwork, I go shamefully to Google and ask, “How does the electoral college work?”  So to assist my fellow citizens, I created a simple diagram in Lucidchart which explains the basics of the election process.  It doesn't include every possibility, but it comes close.  Click here for a high-res version and here for an image you can share.

Nobody likes staying up late, staring blearily at their computer screen, and clicking "refresh" every five seconds as they wait for a promised email update on a crucial project.  But what choice do you have?  Well, if you haven't heard, Lucidchart announced an integration with Jive !App Experiences less than six months ago.  For Jive users, this means that document updates--from you or any number of collaborators--are automatic and seamless.  It means that you never have to leave the Jive community while working on a Lucidchart document.  It also means that an unlimited number of users can work on a document at the same time, from anywhere in the world--no refreshing necessary.

Getting started is simple.  When editing in Jive, users simply type a "!" character and choose !Lucidchart to immediately select an existing diagram or create a new diagram.  Users can then embed and share a huge variety of visual communications, from org charts to mind maps to wireframes.  In addition, Jive users can seamlessly import, edit, and export Microsoft Visio documents using Lucidchart.


Install Lucidchart from the Jive Apps Market to begin diagramming today, and don't forget to take advantage of our
tutorial library.