Flowchart Software Review

Edraw Flowchart is a program intended for people who want to create a schematic representation of a process.

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Your Edraw program is outstanding! 1.Fully uses the Windows XP user interface. It looks very nice! 2.Fast and small! 3.Has the right features! 4.Priced right. I hope you keep the promotional price. Home users and students cannot afford software like Visio. 03-Jul-2005 05:57:05 AM Reviewer: Robert McCarty

Great value for the money! If flow diagrams are the only thing you plan to use it for, Visio might be a bit of overkill. If you want to be using it for other things too though it would be better value for money. Visio is too expensive for my taste, and I have found a good flowchart software. I just wanted to write to say Edraw is great value for its money! It is very easy to use! 16-Jul-2005 10:27:14 AM Reviewer: Cathy

I'm very happy I've finally found a good flowchart tool! It's easy to use and easy to learn. - Eric Wilson, Software Developer, Switzerland

I compared several products, and Edraw Pro is by far the most powerful and versatile. I'm quite pleased! - Steven Larson

I've made a real impression on my boss (a publisher) because of the results that we have obtained using Edraw. - Robert Bascom , HR Manager, Saratoga, CA

This easy-to-use program creates flowcharts and network diagrams. The interface is straightforward and handy, with clearly labeled buttons, an outlook template window for adding shapes, samples gallery for managing examples. Edraw also provides a rather standard assortment of editing tools for resizing, rotating, grouping, order, align and distribute. We appreciated the large library of available flowchart shapes, as well as the ability to set their style, color and shadow. This application will output your show in a few flavors of common graphic format. But I wish it supported PDF format so you didn't have to download another application to create PDF file. Of course it has great value for its money. Without a doubt a rapid flowcharting software. - Richard Haufschild, USA

If flowcharts are the only thing you plan to use it for, Visio might be a bit of an overkill. If you want to be using it for other things too though it would be better value for money. Visio is too expensive for my taste, and I have found a good flowchart tool. I just wanted to write to say Edraw is great value for its money! - VikKachoria

I cannot recommend this enough. This is wonderfully functional. Makes flowcharts like nobody's business. Such a useful software in such a small package, goes to show how bloated today's software truly is. And it can export the flowchart to many different kinds of formats. I made the flowchart and exported it as a jpg file, and put it up on my website. - Amir Assad

Edraw Flowchart is a program intended for people who want to create a schematic representation of a process. It helps you organize and visualize any kind of data including work flow information, network transmission, computer software and so on. Aided by this program you can create presentations, flowcharts or diagrams.
Some samples are provided by the publisher. You can use these samples as templates, to learn how to use the program. Each object from the flowchart has a color scheme and an associated style (color properties, shadow position, transparency, and so on). There are some nice looking predefined styles, and you can also define your own drawing style.
You can insert many types of objects: lines, text, pictures, symbols, or connectors. OLE objects are supported, meaning that you can insert virtually any kind of document inside your flowchart. Excel, Word, PDF documents can be used in your flowchart using this option.
The user interface looks good, and most importantly is very easy to use. All predefined objects are organized into categories, making it easy to find what you are looking for.
Pluses: There are some computer users, like myself, who feel that a printed document is more easy to read than the computer screen. This program allows you to print any flowchart for reference purposes.
Drawbacks / flaws:
In conclusion: All the features of Edraw Flowchart make it worth its price. Give it a try and see for yourself. - Software32 Editor's Review

Many thanks for your mail concerning the free update to Edraw 2.0, and congratulations for this new version. I found your software very
user-friendly and practical.

GREAT PROGRAM! I'm loving it, and I just started with it. I used SmartDraw for years, and in my opinion, it has gotten TOO BIG. (It takes up over TWO GIGS!)
I can't believe all the functionality you packed into this little program. VERY impressive. I was getting sick of all the little quirks in that other graphics program. Yours is lean and mean, and I can actually get better results quicker, and nicer looking too. Thanks!! -Ron Stephens in San Jose, CA

This software is GREAT! You guys are not charging enough. Seriously. You saved me hundreds of non-productive hours with this purchase. I have MS Word which says it does flow charting- no contest compared to your software. And forget about Excel and PowerPoint- horses for courses as they say. Your Edraw is FAR superior. I am a consultant and for me, Time is Money. Thanks- much appreciated. Sal D.

Once again I've found that I don't need to spend hundreds on a full featured piece of software from a massive software house. I've needed a decent piece of software to create flowcharts for a while now and had been looking at Visio amongst others. As fantastic as Visio appears, it's far too full-on for my needs and I never would have used all it's features.
So I'm pleased to bring this little beauty to your attention... It does everything I need, seems a very light weight app, makes full use of the XP interface, offers a 30 day trial and only costs $100 for a license which includes free updates for life!
Great result and a lost sale for Microsoft I'm afraid.
When will large software houses learn and start offering slimmed down versions of their expensive apps..... (wishful thinking, they'll probably never need to!)
So not really a rip off, rather a few saved pounds, but either way I'm happy as I have the tool I needed and haven't broken the bank!

User friendly - good quality of outputs - versatile (multipurpose)

Seems to be a powerful & versatile tool (Trial helped with decision)

User friendly - good quality of outputs - versatile (multipurpose)

Edraw Max is rather a lightweight yet incredibly powerful diagramming tool.

Over the usual elements that you can see in any of similar solutions, Edraw Max provides a full power of modern interfaces, huge, smartly organized library of primitives, along with many examples and tutorials.

When you just start working with a new Edraw Max diagram, you are asked to select its kind and the software provides you with the corresponding primitives. Of course, you can always load more primitives or even search them by name. The kinds of diagrams available in Edraw Max cover all the areas you can imagine about schemes and diagrams: Flowcharts, DB architecture, Organization Charts, Mind Maps, Networks and much more, and there are several sections in the shapes library for each kind of diagrams, as well as several examples that come with the software. You can save your own shapes in the shape gallery for further usage.

As for drawing itself, Edraw Max provides a really convenient vector editor, with handy shapes grouping, locking and organizing, selection and zooming; you can control all the parameters (colors, fonts, and lines) of every shape, either yours or from the library. All the beauty pictures you have designed can be easily exported and printed in a strict correspondence with the screen picture. - The creative team of 3D2F

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Edraw Max is perfect not only for professional-looking flowcharts, organizational charts, mind maps, but also network diagrams, floor plans, workflows, fashion designs, UML diagrams, electrical diagrams, science illustration, charts and graphs... and that is just the beginning!