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Lucidspark Pros

Maryam S Waris - PeerSpot reviewer
Customer Success Manager at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
My workshops have seen a much higher engagement. In the past, maybe ten or twenty percent of my clients would normally participate. With Lucidspark being involved, I see almost 90% engagement of everyone in the room, because they're required to add something.
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David Deutsch - PeerSpot reviewer
Creative Director at Deutsch Creative
The whole reason why I use Lucidspark and Lucidchart is because of the way that I collaborate with other people, e.g., if I send somebody a document that it is more difficult to use because I have to convert everything to a PDF. With Lucidspark, I can give them a link. They can open it up, then they can move things around. That is very helpful. That is one of the reasons why I like using it. It's kind of like Basecamp with art.
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DG
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The fact that you can have multiple users working at the same time is a really big plus. The fact that we can all collaborate in real-time is a very useful aspect.
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June 2022
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Kevin Replinger - PeerSpot reviewer
Client Success Manager at Thankview
I have really enjoyed Lucidspark's virtual whiteboard. It is a big step up from some of the other tools that I have used... I appreciate the robustness of Lucidspark quite a bit. It adds a lot more functionality when it comes to multiple participants, and I really appreciate that it is an expanding canvas. The limited size and shape of something like a Jamboard is not conducive to new ideas expanding, going further.
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John Duer - PeerSpot reviewer
Counsel at a renewables & environment company with 51-200 employees
I discovered over time, after going through Visio and OmniGraffle, that when I started to use Lucidchart it was vastly superior. It is just so much more intuitive, so much more smooth. It works, it doesn't crash. It's just perfect.
Lucidspark has done an incredibly good job of providing a very robust library of templates. I'd like to see more of those. But right now there are many more useful templates than anything I've seen with any other similar apps. Hats off to Lucid for that.
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JP
CEO at a renewables & environment company with 1-10 employees
The time is no longer spent trying to get everybody to be in one document or sending documents back and forth so that everybody is on the same page. Those things add up, especially as a team gets larger. Also, there are errors that come with that, e.g., sending the wrong version of a document. If the document is held somewhere, then it is easy to determine who made the last correction. Everybody is a part of the team so I can remove people as an administrator who need to be removed or add them to a specific thing. It is very straightforward and worth it in that manner.
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DK
Senior Business Analyst at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
The virtual whiteboard is also absolutely fantastic. It has streamlined all of those aspects that we would have done via PowerPoints and other types of on-the-fly screen sharing that were used in the past. Now, everyone can be in the same space. That part of it really helps us to feel confident and allows us to be more engaged with the client and vice-versa, with the client being engaged with us.
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JM
Software Engineer
The user interface is easy to use. There were other things that I was expected to make work like other people had done and they were expected to make things like I had done. Even though we had a template, there were times when we couldn't access each other's template and it was very easy to just go ahead and make it just like they had it. It's very intuitive. It's very easy to figure out where things are and how to use things.
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MZ
Executive Assistant with self employed
I really liked the sticky notes. They made it easy to change the colors, just click and add ideas, move those ideas around, and then connect them. I felt like they were very intuitive and easy to use.
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LANCE TEARNAN - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees
The most valuable feature is the different ways that you can build out the charting and the mind maps. There are various different templates that are included in the program.
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Lucidspark Cons

Maryam S Waris - PeerSpot reviewer
Customer Success Manager at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Whatever they can do to help make the visual look a little cleaner would be great because it can get a bit messy, or inconsistent. If there were automations to do things like making sure that elements are of the same size and correct alignment, it would help to make the visual more presentable.
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David Deutsch - PeerSpot reviewer
Creative Director at Deutsch Creative
Layers would be great. They don't have a layer feature. When you have a lot of items in the same place, it is hard to pick them out.
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DG
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
One thing that I actually found difficult to do was to introduce video calls. Managing calls and the whiteboards and being all remote is difficult.
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Lucidspark
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Kevin Replinger - PeerSpot reviewer
Client Success Manager at Thankview
The one other significant recommendation is because I do work with folks outside of my organization quite regularly. The user experience of having them all have to set up a free account to join me in a workspace is a bit cumbersome. I really would love it if there was a Visitor link that would allow contributors who don't have free logins to join and participate.
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John Duer - PeerSpot reviewer
Counsel at a renewables & environment company with 51-200 employees
There is an emphasis on Google as a set of cloud apps and cloud storage but I don't use Google so that doesn't really help. We're a Microsoft shop so we've got a lot of OneDrive. We have been using Box, which I don't like and which we're moving away from, but my legacy storage asset was Dropbox. Some flexibility there would be worthwhile.
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JP
CEO at a renewables & environment company with 1-10 employees
Depending on how much Lucidspark wants to emulate a true whiteboard experience, there could be other ways to do things. For instance, we have to create the container when we do it. In a typical sort of whiteboard situation, it could be helpful if there were templated containers, like a parking lot, where someone could just click, then it would show up. Most people with a whiteboard process have something like this, but we do it ourselves.
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DK
Senior Business Analyst at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
I hope that one of the updates will be a zoom-in/zoom-out function that's a little different than what they currently have, just to make it flow better when you're trying to move in and out of the board. I know they're working on it and that would be great, once they get that together.
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JM
Software Engineer
They have a grid system for snapping too, and they've done a lot to try to line things up so that the lines don't squiggle when you draw a line between one item and another. Everything has to be lined up. Everything has to be 90 degrees exact. But a lot of other people on the team just throw something together really quickly and the lines are not straight. And so it would be nice to have some feature that eliminates that problem.
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MZ
Executive Assistant with self employed
There are still some things that are a little confusing or too advanced, which is why it's not easy to use and hop on. There could be some other features that could be added, like other templates.
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LANCE TEARNAN - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees
Using my iPad, it seems clunky and isn't as responsive as my PC.
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Buyer's Guide
Lucidspark
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about Lucidspark. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.