EDrawSoft

EDraw Max

4.5 / 5 30 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Edraw Max integrates the 100% functionality and libraries of all our other products. It is a versatile diagram software, with features that make it perfect not only for professional-looking flowchart


Average Ratings

30 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $69.95/one-time/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • EDrawSoft
  • www.edrawsoft.com
  • Founded 2004
  • China

About EDraw Max

Edraw Max is an all-in-one diagram software that makes it simple to create professional-looking flowcharts, organizational charts, network diagrams, business presentations, building plans, mind maps, science illustration, fashion designs, UML diagrams, workflows, program structures, web design diagrams, electrical engineering diagrams, directional maps, database diagrams and more.


EDraw Max Features

  • Contact Management
  • Data Extraction
  • Design Templates
  • Image Editor
  • Print Management
  • Step-by-Step Wizard
  • Data Import / Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Flowchart
  • For Developers
  • Mind Map
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Organizational Charting
  • Templates
  • Collaboration
  • Diagramming
  • Drag & Drop
  • Organizational Charting
  • Process Mapping
  • Revision Management
  • Templates
  • Text to Chart
  • Collaboration
  • Data Import / Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Interactive Elements
  • Photos / Images
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Revision History
  • Templates

EDraw Max Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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I export my designs and share with non-Edraw max users as a Vector diagram.

Jun 24, 2018
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: Edraw max provides all users with a broad spectrum of template which cuts across different fields ,career paths and needs. I am a software engineer and I have been able to leverage Edraw max to create software architectural templates ,mind maps ,mobile and website mockups.
I get to share my software templates and mockups with my team ,which contain developers who are not familiar with Edraw max via a general format like html , .png etc and this enable my colleagues to easily go through my templates without the need for them to install the Edraw max software on their device.
For new users, Edraw max is the most intuitive diagramming tool money can buy out there, not even Microsoft Visio comes close to Edraw ,when it comes to intuitiveness.

Cons: I probably will want to be able to work on mockups and diagrams remotely with my co-developers ,however Edraw Max pro currently hasn't got this feature introduced into the Edraw max software as of now,hopefully they see the need for it in the nearest future.

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Everyone has a purpose Edraw max can serve.

Jun 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Edraw max should be everyones diagramming friend. I learnt to use Edraw max in just a matter of days and majorly via "trial and error" ,although the short one word description on every diagram describing what they are used for ,was very helpful.
Over the years Edraw max has served multiple purposes for me ,both in my professional life and outside my professional life. I have used Edraw max for office efficiency diagrams like Flowcharts , mindmaps,charts and graphs ,and also as a graphic design tool for infographic ,flyers ,business cards ,prsentations etc In all ,Edraw max has a use case in everyones life ,I will think.

Cons: I will like to be able to backup my diagrams in the cloud in real time. This will greatly reduce the likelihood for me to lose my important diagrams if they get infected on my computer or if I somewhat forget to save them.

Excellent tool for diagramming, documentation and creation of plans and maps of all kinds

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: * It allows to do from flow diagrams to mental maps, architecture maps, network diagrams or route maps such as how to get to the airport.
*It has a variety of libraries in terms of character maps, images and icons.
*Super intuitive and easy to use interface.
*Unlike other programs of digramacion, it allows to export the created files to the most common formats and used by offimatic suits in the market.
*Easy to print and export de files
*It is excellent for the creation of mental maps and project documentation.
*has multiple templates and predesigned elements to include in maps.
* It supports all kinds of content, it has keyboard shortcuts.

Cons: *It would be excellent if such a useful tool could be used from mac or Linux computers.
*sometimes it behaves a little unstable with windows 7, the rest is excellent

Overall: It gave me excellent results in the university since I could create complex digramas easily and in a short time.
In the work it has allowed me to document the networks of the company and of different customer facilities in an easy and fast way with professional quality.

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Best Diagramming tool out there.

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Edraw max has an intuitive user interface , which is the reason why new users to Edraw max in my organization are able to pick up the workings of this solution in a short time.
Edraw max provides it users with a template library which comprises of virtually all forms of maps a user may need Edraw max for. Ranging from process maps to mind maps ,uml diagrams , process maps etc These maps are customizable ,thus making it easy for a user to re-modify them for any purpose,as against creating maps from scratch.

Cons: Edraw max is not cloud based, therefore I must always have access to my personal computer to make use of this solution.

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My design pal.

Feb 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Edraw max practically replaces the need for a pen and paper in the design process for me.With this program ,I create skeletal and architectural maps for my software designs. I love its export qualities ,allowing me access my work in multiple formats ; this is especially useful if I need to forward my work to third parties,who may not use Edraw max.
Its ease of use is also a first in the design industry. Lastly,I love how multi -facet this program is, ensuring it is useful in major industries from software engineering, fashion ,architecture , business management etc

Cons: Edraw max currently doesn't integrate with any other program I know of,in the design industry which is a rare occurrence these days.As I usually match multiple tools together to attain the best.

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Favorite Technical Diagramming Tool.

May 23, 2018
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: I like the sheer amount of templates ,I am provided with as a user of Edraw max. For every kind of diagram I have ever worked on with this tool , there is a default template to select from , which makes my work a step easier.
I love the new cloud storage feature recently released by Edraw max ,which makes it possible for me to view my diagrams across all of my devices and share with my workgroup using html web links.

Cons: I will like to be able to collaboratively work on diagrams in the nearest future with Edraw max. I think with the new cloud feature , Edraw max is just a step closer to introducing this.

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Multi-purpose quality.

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I use this software to bring mental mockup ideas into sketch and illustration without the need of a pencil and paper. However , the love triangle for me is the fact this tool can be used for way more. My mum uses this tool to design mockup fashion apparels and my dad uses this for designing basic architectural sketches. It is a family software for me.

Cons: I wish Edraw max would allow for integration with other software ; particularly a tool like Adobe in-vision.

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Makes it easy to understand process mapping basics.

Mar 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Edraw max has a short learning curve,coupled with self-explanatory illustration symbols which makes it easy for new users to understand the basics ,when it comes to process mapping.
I love the template library ,which basically covers every area one can think about from wireframes,mobile app interfaces,mind maps,org charts ,strategy maps etc
Lastly,it is a multi use design software ,with use cases across different industries.

Cons: Edraw max is desktop based,thus I am restricted to accessing it from just a single device.Will be great to have a cloud based version of this program released soon.

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Multiple use case.

Jan 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Intuitive user interface and a large template library for most diagramming types. This has also got a large usecase purpose from process mapping,org charts,wireframes,fashion and tile designs,uml diagramming etc

Cons: It has no support system like official online guide articles or videos.I practically learnt to use this tool via trial and error.Though must admit the interface is easy to understand

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Best protyping tool I have used.

Jan 05, 2018
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: Easy to understand user interface which makes it easy for new comers to prototyping and process maps create process maps and mockups very easily.Thanks to the user interface ,which comes with short descriptions for all of the icons.
Also gives me the ability to export my mockups,sketches and maps into over 6+ formats.

Cons: I wish this tool will allow me work collaboratively with my colleagues at work. Such feature is currently unavailable with this software.

Mind mapping and diagram software that can make nice presentations

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software have user interface that is very similar to Office applications , so similar that someone can make a mistake about it. Also, that means that user interface is well known and every Office user can start using this software immediately. There are plenty of options for everyone needs. Rarely good software for making business presentations.

Cons: "Export to graphic format" is without options that are needed for available formats (as size, color depth and similar).

Overall: I'm using it as add-on with my office suite. User interface is fantastic and well known, options are always visible and accessible. User experience is at same level as Office user.
Used for diagrams, mind mapping, floor planing, info-graphic and slide design.

Best designer program

Sep 08, 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 easy way you can drag and drop items to design your diagram, most items needed available and you can design on whatever field you need. I used this for most than 5 years and very comfort with it and never leave it!

Cons: There is nothing I dislike, I think we can advice for some improvements like designing the icons you like in the method Edraw work, I think if you can customize and design the icon to fit your diagram will be beautiful. Otherwise everything looks perfect!

Overall: It's help me designing my network and layout in multiple formats.

i use it to draw the network in my work

Jan 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -It have the cisco devices.
-Many options for draw: maps, figure, networks, is awesome.
-It have more options than visio.
-It's easier to use than visio.
-It have many tools.

Cons: -The price, to many expensive, but is a good tool.
-It is not as well known as visio.
-I use w7 in my work, and is not stable.

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One of the best features of EDraw Max is how I can be able to design anything from wirefraes.

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: EDraw Max has map templates which are large which enables me to have as many sample templates as possible I intend to create.

Cons: After I installed EDraw Max on my laptop of 1gb was unstable and caused some lagging on my machine.Apart from that EDraw Max is a great software for designs.

Overall: It has made it easier to implement my ideas into map format .

Easy software to use if you are looking to make simple but good looking flow/organization charts

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's user friendly and pretty intuitive. The auto-layout feature works great, which lets you easily add or make changes to any chart in the future.
There are plenty of templates for different types of charts you are looking to create, which can be easily customized to exactly what you need.
Export tool to Excel is useful too, as you can get a organization chart easily exported containing all information on a database format

Cons: I consider the the product a little bit pricey, especially since there are other free software that can do a similar job if you spend enough time learning them.
There is no sync with other software, and their printing somehow is almost always off. I find it easier to export the whole chart on a PDF and then print it.

Overall: Easy and fast creation of organizational and flow charts.

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Edraw is a good alternative to Visio

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It was relatively cheap. It seems to offer the majority of features that would be found in Visio. It has a lot of different export options as you would expect. It can be put on desktop computer or a network computer and it can be used in a server environment. I like the different license models it allowed us to demo the software with low overhead then we were able to scale up to the server version. For what it is this pretty good software imho. I would definitely recommend it to a friend if I had to do it all over again I would still choose eDraw. Did I mention this is a Visio substitute that is a cheap alternative yet?

Cons: It isn't Visio so there are some technical limitations but none so great that I need to upgrade to Visio.

Very useful!

Jul 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: If you are a teacher and like to integrate IT into your work, then Edraw Max is simply the best of friends. There are many templates to help you out, all highly customizable. In a couple of minutes you can have the desired mind map, diagram, presentation, etc. And this is due to the loads of basic shapes, icons, symbols, clip art, backgrounds, or text boxes that you can drag and drop. What is also worth mentioning is that Edraw is easy to use and very intuitive! The software interface features a sober Microsoft's ribbon bar, which obviously brings familiarity, while the library objects are nice and colorful. And, not in the least, your work can be exported to various formats (pdf, jpeg, png, word, excel, etc.).

Cons: I haven't found any weaknesses so far. The price may seem a bit high but it's anyway much more acceptable than the one asked by famous competitors.

Easy to use if you're familiar with Microsoft Office; the mapping generation tools are superb

Jul 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Similar interface to Microsoft Office tools with lots of detailed editing choices, customisable tools, helpful keyboard shortcuts and a plethora of diagrams charts. Mind mapping and process mapping is what I care most about and the results are a feast. You can export the maps in a variery of formats and graphics and you can share them with non-users of Edraw.

Cons: Searching in Libraries is not accurately tuned as I see more irrelevant items come up than I'd wish.

Overall: Illustration of concepts and mapping processes in digestable formats.

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Great diagramming software for making clear and understandable material for presentations

Jul 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to use for beginners as interface is very similar to an office software. There are plenty of templates and options for everyone needs. Symbols are very similar to real life things so there aren't any misunderstanding.

Cons: There aren't any cons except price because there are many similar free or cheaper applications that are very similar to Edraw Max

Overall: It helps me to do some/constant corrections and upgrades on my presentations and diagrams. Also, it helps me to be creative in my free time (to do some design on computer and not on paper).

Edraw Max Provides Solid Mind Mapping and Flowchart Creation

Nov 04, 2016
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The use model is a lot like the Microsoft suite, so learning how to use it is quick and simple. I did not take any classes or read a manual, I just started using it.

Cons: Displaying the work area is a bit awkward, I am continually zooming in and out and reselecting my view area manually.

Overall: I started using a free version of Edraw for mind mapping, and it is very effective for that purpose. I upgraded to the paid version to be able to use it for flow chart creation, as it is simpler than Microsoft Visio.

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Qucik diagram designing Tool

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I mostly use Edraw for engineering related diagrams, UML diagrams and work structure breakdowns. It has made my work easy, Before that I had to spend hours on designing diagrams in excel which was a cumbersome task

Cons: Edraw does not offer accessibility to my diagrams from other devices. It should introduce some online features or at least an online storage to make work easy for users, Otherwise it is best.

Overall: Time saving and give better diagrams

I use Edraw to design flowchart, map processes, design floor layout

Jan 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This sofware gives a lot of possibilities as it offers in a single platform a number of possibilities that it should take several softwares to meet

Cons: I find the choice in the different types of chart limited and I believe the software would benefit from a more robust reporting suite

Overall: This software enabled me to improve the presentation of some of our reports by using infographics

Great program and intuitive to use. One can generate great looking diagrams.

Jun 23, 2018
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: There are many templates to choose from based on your application. Symbols can be customized to meet your requirements.

Cons: I really can't think of any! This is by far the best drawing progeam I have seen. I worked with Visio for a long time, but this is superior.

Overall: I initially had issues getting support, but that quickly got resolved. The got back to me with usefull answers quickly.

Much easier than Adobe at a percentage of the cost!!

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Much more user intuitive than Adobe and produces just as good graphics without all the hassle of Illustrator!!

Cons: We have not found any Cons at this point of using the software. It has a few nuances but nothing that worth mentioning.

Overall: Easy easy easy and inexpensive!!

I found this product to be better than Microsoft Visio, which I used primarily in daily job duties.

Jun 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I really enjoyed the pre built templates and the selection that comes with it. I like how easy it is to change and adapt them to what I need them for. I also like how professional the end product turns out, even for an amateur.

Cons: The most difficult thing about this software is the learning curve that comes with it. When I first started to use the product, I found the layout and lack of guidance to be very frustrating. Once I started to use it, I did become more familiar.

Overall: I found that it was easier to use and more professional looking end product compared to Microsoft Visio.

Fantastic Visio Alternative for Mac

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, fully featured, great value

Cons: Not quite as many features as Visio

Overall: As a Visio user I was looking for a mac alternative and EDraw serves this purpose very well. The interface is simple and the feature set is is very complete.

It is by far the best tool for technical drawing I have found for the Mac, especially if you are used to using Visio.

essential tool to create diagrams, structures, programs and presentations

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: facilitates and simplifies the creation of a diagram in any aspect, either, design, maps, databases, structures, among others. Allowing the user an important tool to create diagrams, programs, commerce presentations, among others.

Cons: the types of graphics are very limited and I can not access other models of diagrams, programs and presentations from other devices, limiting myself only to those that have the program

Awesome fashion design tool and templates

Sep 11, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This drawing software includes so powerful formatting function. I just need to double click a shape to type text in it. And the shape automatically resize according to the contents. While I still remember the big hassle of adding text in PDF. Inserting the text boxes, resizing the shapes and formatting the text separately. All these nuisances are eliminated finally.

Excellent for a quality exhibition

May 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Very simple to use, the simplification of my flowcharts are impressive. I can present my papers with security and a lot of illustration. THANK YOU, I LOVE IT!!

Cons: It is an expensive software compared to other products that generate a similar result, the rest is excellent

Easy-To-Use Diagram Software

Dec 13, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Use Edraw max to make your organizational charts feast for audience's eyes, let you create graphics and diagrams to suit all of these requirements and much more.