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Lucidspark is well suited for teams who want to be aligned in understanding. Lucidspark even works well as an ideation or brainstorming tool an individual can use in isolation. Lucidspark would not work so well if it is needs to be an authoritative source of information but luckily there is a way to convert Lucidspark to Lucidchart
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Omnigraffle is great for documentation, mapping, flowcharting, and other technical diagramming scenarios. It's simple enough to bang out a quick illustration and powerful enough to build complex blueprints for complicated technical systems. If you need cross-platform compatibility, though, you're probably better off looking elsewhere. If you want complex integration with data sources (ala Visio's SQL Server integration for shape metadata), OmniGraffle also falls short — but those scenarios are few and far between in my experience.
Read full review Pros Intuitive and simple design is one of its strong points, so zero learning curve! Clearing away the whole board or parts of the board is a breeze to avoid confusion. The different pens with colors and nib thickness allow easy explanations. Read full review OmniGraffle is fairly simple to use, but the one thing I think it does best is working with curved lines, particularly if you are using some of the available arc templates. Drop an arc onto your page, then tell it the dimensions it needs to be, and viola! Done. Manipulating the arcs is as simple as clicking and dragging offset points. OmniGraffle has also done an excellent job in stirring up the creative minds of many people who create templates and tools to work with OmniGraffle (not that Microsoft hasn't done so either), and managed to get the bulk of those into well organized repositories. What it all boils down to for me is: it just works. One doesn't need to have a computer science degree to work with it either. It is as simple or complex as you want it to be. Read full review Cons After editing one item on a board, all other items can be dimmed, took me a few seconds to work out that I had to hit the ESC key to resolve Can't put my finger on exactly why but the minimap is a bit frustrating to use I'd really like to see options that only admins have visible but not clickable, then I'd know without asking that a given thing could be accomplished Read full review There could be more scaffolding to support new users in getting to know how to best use all of the many features and tools it provides. There could be more support for printing. Many of our process flows extend beyond just one page, and OmniGraffle is rather finicky about printing multipage documents. We could use this tool more effectively if there was the ability to have real-time team collaboration. Document handoffs can be a point of missed communication, so it’d be great if we could ever have the option of working together in the same place at the same time. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
It’s integral to the way we operate and run the business. It’s slick, professional and always having new features added
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Best product for my needs on the market
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This is the where Lucidspark has some opportunity to have improvement, the learning curve can be not as intuitive as Lucidchart. The main area of improvement would be to have a similar interface as Lucidchart. For example, to scroll between the x and y axis can be difficult until the user discovers the tab on the left hand side that has the arrow and the hand. Until the user discovers that tab on the left hand side, the chart is difficult to navigate around.
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From the sales team to the online training resources, there is so many ways that you can get information and questions answered the people over at Lucid really go out their way to ensure you and your teams success not to mention all of the help and support in app. Its the attention to detail and understanding of their user base that puts them over the other companies.
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OmniGraffle is an excellent application for chart and diagrams development. Been using it for a while now and it's a multiple platform application.
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It is a very accessible and wide range of tools to help kick-off any projects and brainstorming sessions. It is user-friendly in terms of content sorting and collaborative ideations. It is also loaded with good quality export options and colours for a very practical client presentation and team understanding of the content across boards.
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To sum up:
use Omnigraffle for diagraming or for quick wireframe drafting use Sketch for more in-depth wireframing that you can then flesh out into a high fidelity mock-up, export assets for production, and integrate with prototyping tools like Proto.io and UXPin. Read full review Return on Investment I've made a Planning Poker template in Lucid that we use for Sprint Planning, and it's made it easier to switch to Story Points and forego task breakdown and time estimation altogether. It does save time during Sprint Planning but that's less significant than the fact that developers no longer feel the need or pressure to conform to whatever random time estimate was provided. That's thanks to Story Points, not Lucid itself, but Lucid surely made Planning Poker a lot easier than it used to be. As an added bonus, it stores voting history, so we can go back during the Retrospective and review particular items of interest that we completely botched the sizing of. Read full review Instrumental in smoothly transitioning a 3rd party development team from designs to requirements. Across cultures, US, Chinese, and Icelandic, OmniGraffle allowed our teams to speak the same language. The depth of the software make some elements that are useful less accessible than they should be. Read full review ScreenShots