Edraw Max – Better Alternative To Microsoft Visio For Creating Flow Charts, Mind Maps, Diagrams

Review of: Edraw Max

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On August 22, 2019
Last modified:August 22, 2019


A perfect software for all your professional needs is really difficult to come by. If you are a graphic designer, an architect, or even a business model creator, then look no more! Here is the perfect solution for all your project needs. Whether you are a professional practitioner or a student, this software is just the correct one for you as it will help you to create your science models.

Although it is true that there are many similar software out there, the Edraw Max is dedicated to providing you with advanced features which will help create your model is an advanced manner, unlike many other basic software. The Edraw Max helps you in creating different forms of flow charts, diagrams, mind maps, business models, and so on. The following parts will introduce you to the different aspects of this software in an in-depth manner.


Notable features:

The Edraw Max comes packed with a ton of interesting and useful features. Some of them are as follows:

  1. A large number of free templates and symbols: the software provides you with a large number of free, premade and designed templates to ease the process for you. It not just saves a lot of time, but also helps you to standardize your work through uniform templates. The best things about these are that you get them for absolutely free of cost and they are accessible for all the packages you can use for the software. Pick and choose from a wide range of templates and also get inspirations to create your own personalized one! Besides the free templates, this software also offers you a large number of symbols which can be used to customize and upgrade your designs to a great extent. With over 50,000 inbuilt vectors for the symbols, you can even use them to create new symbols for your personal use. The most commonly used free symbols come in a wide range of shapes and sizes.template edraw max
  2. Ease in visualizing your ideas: Needless to say, Edraw Max seamlessly facilitates you to easily visualize your idea, no matter what it is. It is not limited to the most commonly used diagrams and charts/maps as it provides you an extremely wide variety of options when it comes to graphic designs (including many uncommon designs) such as project chart, concept map, fishbone and ER diagram, workflows, and many more. Moreover, the user interface of the software is very user-friendly and is therefore quite easily to work around even for the beginners.visualize
  3. Easy import and export options: The Edraw max software does wonders when it comes to import and export options. You can use the software to import almost any file in Visio format as well as to export the designs in a large variety of formats, such as PDF, Visio, PPT, HTML, and JPEG. This feature ensures convenient transition between different softwares and file formats.
  4. Makes your work easier and faster: Edraw Max comes with smart toolkits which helps you make your work a lot more fast and convenient. The toolkits are dynamic in nature, which allows you to customize each single aspect of the project you are working on and therefore helps in generating the best output possible. Moreover, this also helps you save time because you get to design all the elements according to your own needs, instead of navigating around the restrictions of limited impersonal options in terms of such toolkits.visio-floorplan
  5. The best all-in-one solution: Overall, the Edraw Max is absolutely the best all-in-one solution for all your project designing needs that you can get your hands on. This is primarily because of the limitless possibilities it offers you in terms of selecting the design you are working on. Be it mind maps, flowcharts, or any other type of diagrams and designs, you will find a suitable working platform and many options to work on the same on this software. The software features compact science illustrators, flow-chart makers, and so on, which are all customized according to your particular needs based on the exact design you are working on. It is great for both students who are starting to work in the field of design as well as working professionals who are looking for advancing their skills in the field.

How exactly does this work:

As already mentioned, the software is quite easy to use. You can easily work on it if you follow these steps:

  1. Download and then install the Edraw Max software on your system. It is available for different operating systems (such as Windows, Mac, etc.), so pick the one according to what works on your computer.
  2. After installation, launch it on your system. You will then be directed to a page with several different template options. From there, you can either choose any of predesigned templates to work on, or create a new one for yourself by choosing the blank drawing/template option.template selection
  3. Once you have started working, avail the options provided on the page to adjust page size and other customizable options to suit your needs. The taskbar provided on the left of the screen would contain most of these tools.workflow diagram
  4. The symbols which were mentioned earlier can be accessed from the options provided on the topbar. You can use them to insert different pre-designed or customized symbols into your project accordingly.basic shapes
  5. Once you are satisfied with your completed project, you can save the design in any output format either on your computer or on a cloud storage option.


There are four different versions for you to choose from according to your requirements. These are:

  1. Free version
  2. Subscription license: $99
  3. Perpetual license: $179
  4. Lifetime license: $249

Edraw Max is a user-friendly software which enhances your productivity manifold. It is a must for all of you out there who have been working on any form of graphic design and are looking for a versatile, all-round software to suit your needs. Download it today and there is no looking back!

Bradley Wood is a freelance writer who lives in Pomona, Los Angeles. He is pursuing graduation from the University of California (UC). Bradley frequently contributes his high-quality articles in Academics and Education to our site to help students in their day-to-day life.