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Lucidchart vs XMind: What are the differences?

Developers describe Lucidchart as "Collaborative diagramming solution for your entire organization". Solution for visual communication. Create online flowcharts, diagrams, UML sketches, and ER models. On the other hand, XMind is detailed as "A full-featured mind mapping and brainstorming tool". It is the most professional and popular mind mapping tool. Millions of people use it to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming and get work organized.

Lucidchart and XMind belong to "Diagramming" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Lucidchart are:

  • Nothing to install
  • Drag and drop
  • Dedicated support

On the other hand, XMind provides the following key features:

  • Logic Chart
  • Gantt View
  • Presentation Mode

XMind is an open source tool with 1.15K GitHub stars and 349 GitHub forks. Here's a link to XMind's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Lucidchart and XMind
Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 1 upvote · 253.5K views

When starting my new role at #Stessa, I needed a solution to start diagramming some of my #Architecture so I'd be able to share my views on #SystemArchitecture with the rest of the team.

Visualization is key. Especially when working with complex/distributed systems. You want to make sure everybody's got the same understanding of your approach, so you can better communicate, and start delegating more.

In the past, I had worked with #VisualParadigm for #UML, in both desktop and #SaaS version of the product. Also worked with #LucidChart We also looked at potential alternatives such as Microsoft Visio for instance.

Ultimately, my recommendation was & we closed on Lucidchart, as it won on couple of key aspects : #Team #Collaboration, #Integrations with #AWS for instance, and certain specific visualizations we were looking for / others didn't have.

This isn't just for #Engineering. I've seen Lucidchart being used by #Product Teams, #Network #Engineers, #IT Departments, #DevOps, or non-Engineering related teams.

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What is Lucidchart?

Solution for visual communication. Create online flowcharts, diagrams, UML sketches, and ER models.

What is XMind?

It is the most professional and popular mind mapping tool. Millions of people use it to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming and get work organized.

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