SmartDraw

SmartDraw

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 178 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2009.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,058,350
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 17, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (7-day trial, print-limited); $197.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    23.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    758
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Word processors work wonderfully, right up until the time you need to draw a diagram to illustrate your work. SmartDraw provides a handy shortcut for anyone in this situation, offering a plethora of diagram templates and art elements that eliminate the need to start from scratch.

A huge variety of possible uses has been included, from software engineering or business modeling to anatomical illustration. Generic templates include flowcharts, organizational charts, mind maps, family trees, ER diagrams, and far more. A clip-art collection helps fill out the basic templates, and a drag-and-drop tool lets users easily add frequently used symbol combinations. The program also functions as a standalone drawing tool, supporting free-hand drawing, image layers, text, and tables. Work can be saved in a number of formats including JPEG, PDF, HTML and AutoCAD Interchange.

As a fast illustration or business tool for someone who's not doing full-blown design work, we think this program functions extraordinarily well.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    5.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 178 votes

    • 5 star 93
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 40
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5 stars

"I love this software."

October 21, 2008  |  By kkeiko44

 |  Version: SmartDraw 2009.5

Pros

Easy to use and many file formats to choose from. Flowcharts look better than Visio with many sylized options.

Cons

I have not had any problems with the product.

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5 stars

"The perfect program for medical presentations"

October 10, 2008  |  By Nipper50

 |  Version: SmartDraw 2009.5

Pros

I use the 'Healthcare Edition'. The graphics are the best I have found. I prepared managerial, educational, and graduate school presentations with equal ease. It also did not require a lot of timeconsuming training - very user friendly!

Cons

I could always use more healthcare graphics!

Summary

Easy to use . The end product is professional. Interfaces easily with my work programs (multiple versions of Microso from 98 to Vista). Reasonably priced - especially withal the graphics in the library. A wonderful product!

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5 stars

"Be More Productive with SmartDraw"

October 09, 2008  |  By iowas24

 |  Version: SmartDraw 2009.5

Pros

-Makes communicating, managing & organizing easier
-Versatility & number of graphics/productivity tools
-I can animate any piece of any chart or graphic that I create in SmartDraw and present it in any way I choose in PowerPoint

Cons

-The software has done everything I have needed it to do to make my job easier and more productive (gantt/project charts, mind maps and flow charts and presentation integration), so I have no negatives to report at this time.

Summary

--In the end, this software is a must have for a business professional or anyone looking to communicate more effective or organize more efficiently...or be a more productive employee or manager for that matter.

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5 stars

"Visual Productivity Just Got Better and Easier!"

September 24, 2008  |  By roxykat73

 |  Version: SmartDraw 2009.5

Pros

Better flowcharts, 3D views, better charts and graphs, project charts with dependencies, improved timelines, data plotting for maps, more automation pretty much everywhere, new PowerPoint tab, even sticky notes!

Cons

There is so much in SmartDraw 2009, it can be a bit overwhelming. You need to take some time to go through each category to see what is new and how it can help you.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2009.5
Version 2009.5 features smarter flowcharts, better PowerPoint integration, project charts with dependencies and milestones, smarter mind maps, better organization charts, sticky notes, better floor plans, and cooler effects.
General
Publisher SmartDraw Software
Publisher web site http://www.smartdraw.com/
Release Date September 17, 2008
Date Added September 17, 2008
Version 2009.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Presentation Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 23.68MB
File Name smartdraw_setup_CNET.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,058,350
Downloads Last Week 758
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 7-day trial, print-limited
Price $197

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