Monday, June 9, 2014

LucidChart in Google

LucidChart and Google Docs

LucidChart is an online mind mapping tool in Google Drive. It also works on the iPad to view and edit diagrams.  LucidChart is an add-on for Google Docs and makes it possible to create and insert diagrams without leaving your document. You can export to PDF, PNG and JPG.


In LucidChart:
  • Add a diagram to a Google doc
  • Lead a discussion
  • Collaboration
  • Green graphic organizers
  • Brainstorming with mind maps
  • Venn diagrams
  • Embed your diagrams in blogs, wikis or websites


Note: Using the free account you will not have access to: mind maps, UI mockups, iOS mockups, and Android mockups.

Getting Started with LucidChart in Google:

  • Open a Google Doc.
  • On the menu bar, click ADD-ON and select GET ADD-ONS.


  • Enter LUCIDCHART in the search bar and click + FREE to add.
  • Click ACCEPT to grant LucidChart access to Google Docs. The right sidebar will then be visible.
  • Click GET STARTED in the right sidebar.
  • Grant Google access to your LucidChart documents.

Using the LucidChart Add-on after Set-up:

  • Open a Google Doc.
  • Click the ADD-ONS tab and select LucidChart Diagrams > Insert Diagram. A sidebar will show three options: Create, Insert, or Edit.
  • Choose the option that fits your needs.





  • Click the CREATE button in the top-left area of the sidebar.
  • Choose the diagram type.

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