SimpleDiagrams

5 / 5 18 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Mid-sized businesses who want to make it easy for their employees to create simple diagrams. Business professionals, E-Learning professionals, visual communicators, project managers, marketing teams.


Average Ratings

18 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $49.00/one-time/user
    See pricing details
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • McQuillen Interactive
  • www.mcquilleninteractive.com/
  • Founded 2004
  • Australia

About This Software

A desktop diagramming app perfect for mid-sized businesses. Help your employees make quick diagrams, workflows, idea sketches and more. SimpleD has a simple user interface so nobody has to spend lots of time reading a manual. The hand-drawn look keeps ideas and messages clear. SimpleD comes with over 500 shapes, and there are more free downloads on the website. So don't cloud presentation visuals with "polish." Leave that for the specialists. Keep things clear with SimpleDiagrams.


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Features Checklist

  • Data Import / Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Flowchart
  • For Developers
  • Mind Map
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Organizational Charting
  • Templates

Product Reviews

Love SimpleDiagrams

Mar 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The hand-drawn appearance of icons.

Cons: Teeny niggle is blurriness of some menus (e.g. Finder) on Mac.

Overall: Simple Diagrams is great. Perfect for when you want to convey a serious message with a light touch.

It's easy to use and gives diagrams and presentations a fresh, engaging appearance. Only teeny-tiny niggle is some of the pop-ups are a bit blurry on my Mac. However, this hasn't stopped me using and loving SimpleDiagrams.

Vendor Response

by McQuillen Interactive on March 14, 2017

Thanks Liz! So glad you find the app useful. Based on your email to me, sounds like that blurry issue was from a past version. Let me know if you have any other issues using the app.

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Jan 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: SimpleDiagrams is a well-designed software program based on Adobe's light-weight Air platform that can help you to quickly describe your thoughts or capture a process - visually. The paid version gives you access to additional symbol libraries, the ability to export your diagrams to XML, Basecamp and Yammer, and rights to install SimpleDiagrams on up to 3 computers. Because it is built using Adobe Air, you can run it on any Windows, Mac or Linux PC

Fantastic! Love this! Makes quick work of my presentation pitches!

Jan 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: ease of use

Cons: not much. would like more symbols for technology, people symbols - for volunteers (people raising their hands), sad people, satisfied people jumping,

Overall: I love this product! I use it when I need to quickly present concept-ing to a group, or fellow collaborator, and just want to use photo I pull from the web, the arrows, people icons, etc. - quickly conveys the project flow and function - roles of those involved. Love this! MAKE even MORE cute icons and people ! I would purchase them asap as an upgrade package! Very well done toolkit for creatives, thank you!

Vendor Response

by McQuillen Interactive on January 25, 2017

Awesome. Thanks Erin! Lots lots lots more shapes coming in v4....out soon. :-)

WoW, I was urgently looking for something I do not know and I found this!

Jun 18, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: very powerful and easy to use, can work with any svg, png, import custom libraries

Cons: copy and paste (quality) / export PNG quality

Overall: just exactly what would you in need of, an enterprise architecture / Business Plan demonstration / Business Process Automation / Operational Performance Management / Workflow / Service Catalogue .. you name it ... it just puts a lot of condensed thoughts into a simple diagram! Genius!

Recommendations to other buyers: buy the software and contact Dan.

I like it and learned to effectively use it in a few minutes.

Mar 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I like it. It does its job well and helps me get organized by having me write down my thoughts. I more easily remember what is going on.

New to SD but really like it. Nice work.

Mar 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: New to SD but really like it. I have not had time to dig deep, but make really nice informal flow charts.

I love this!

Mar 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am ideas person! Love mind mapping - not outlining!
People who have projects that are not linear - but very associative - where components are interconnecting in a way that writing paragraphs and descriptions about concepts gets too long and you lose people!
Visuals are worth a thousand words!
It helps me put the macro then the micro together and to share the concepting with others!
CUTE iconography! Only "cons" to list, if there are any - I wish there were more people and computer icons. Like different age group demographic icons: moms, older people, students, business person, and the stuff they use in daily life - car, cellphone, ipad, computer, maybe a cool set of grunge quotation mark icons, like the brackets - love those! In sales process we are showing people and the things they use - how it makes their life easier - so having that visually helps to convey the interactivity. :) That's why. Really nice boxes and grunge sketch look - awesome!! I will check out the video and other components available for the upper level subscription. Very cool. Will incorporate some of this into my Prezi presentation! Fantastic tool.

Vendor Response

by McQuillen Interactive on March 12, 2016

Thanks Erin! Glad find SimpleD helpful. I'm working on a feature that will let you directly import lots more shapes. Stay tuned...

Wow, I am so happy I found Simple Diagrams

Mar 12, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am in the process of launching my visual creative planning business and completely in love with Simple Diagrams. The software is easy to use and has such simple yet stylish design. I can't wait to use the software to help my clients soon.

Super easy to use, straight forward functionality, stellar support!

Mar 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Did I mention the stellar support? Within minutes I was able to begin modeling processes and web page wire diagrams.

A couple years back I had an issue with running it on my MacBook, but that all works great now.

I've never experienced such timely, competent support with any other software product.

Any library for creating map ?

Jan 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Simple Diagrams is a very good and easy tool for use. How, I can not find any library or tool for creating the roads or junction of a simple sketch of map. See if later version can achieve this.

Diagrams are visually appealing!

Jan 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Have received numerous compliments on visually appealing style of the diagrams in my presentations. They "pop" on the screen, compared to typical powerpoint-style diagrams.

Amazingly simple

Nov 20, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is a tool that can make communication much simpler. Easy to use, reliable, and balanced price.

A Great Resource!

Nov 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: SimpleDiagrams rocks! It is easy and fun to use, and has become an essential part of my workspace. I don't know how or why I ever lived without it! It is reasonably priced, flexible, and did I mention fun? Thank you for creating such a wonderful product!

Vendor Response

by McQuillen Interactive on November 10, 2015

Thanks Alyx!

Extends the mind, prevents the mouth getting in the way!

Aug 18, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Finally, i have a way to share a "simple" idea with clients. In the fog of digital marketing, having clear diagrams has helped immensely, and in the first client side application, this software helped us land a major retainer client.

I've upgraded, and its awesome!

Vendor Response

by McQuillen Interactive on August 16, 2015

Glad to hear that simple and clear visuals are helping you communicate with your clients, Mark!

A great gem to find

Jul 05, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: After downloading the trial I didn't have to think twice to buy SD, or even wait, and it stayed in the dock. Not many apps do. SD is quick, easy, intuitive, fun, versatile and the custom shape capability opens up so much potential. I have already created a couple of sets a few days in to owning the software. I look forward to working with it in earnest.

Well designed (SW and shapes), open, flexible

May 01, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Very handy solution with fun factor.
Great concept (support of user libraries, SVG graphics).
And an open minded and repsonive developer.
Excellent price/value ratio!

Great product!

Apr 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I'm not much of an artist which is why I really like this product. It's simple to use and offers an array of creative versatility to choose from. I like how the diagrams tend to stand out from other generic sketches on the web.

Vendor Response

by McQuillen Interactive on March 30, 2015

Thanks Jeff! I try to keep SimpleD easy to use.

Fantastic software

Mar 06, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using SD for a long time now - since version 1. I've upgraded with every release so far. I consider it an essential part of my graphics toolkit. It is fast, lean, and has combinations of unique shapes and backgrounds that enable me to make distinctive sketches that could take more time in other software, like Visio (which I also have and like).

The customer service provided by Daniel McQuillen is superb. Every question I have ever asked has been quickly responded to. My suggestions might or might not be implemented, but they are always received with respect. I can't ask for better. And the price makes this tool affordable for me. This is a piece of software I strongly recommend - without reservation.