SmartDraw.com, maker of SmartDraw, the software that helps you work smarter by communicating your work visually, has earned the CNET Downloads.com top honor, its 5-Star editorial review rating.
In its review of SmartDraw 2009, editors noted that when drawing a diagram to illustrate your work, "SmartDraw [offers] a plethora of diagram templates and art elements that eliminate the need to start from scratch. A huge variety of possible uses has been included, from software engineering or business modeling to anatomical illustration. Generic templates include flowcharts, organizational charts, mind maps, family trees, ER diagrams, and far more. A clip-art collection helps fill out the basic templates, and a drag-and-drop tool lets users easily add frequently used symbol combinations. The program also functions as a standalone drawing tool, supporting free-hand drawing, image layers, text, and tables. Work can be saved in a number of formats including JPEG, PDF, HTML and AutoCAD Interchange. As a fast illustration or business tool … we think this program functions extraordinarily well."
Earlier this quarter and for the 7th year in a row, SmartDraw.com was honored at the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Awards for San Diego businesses, placing 31st among the city's top companies for sustained growth. In addition, SmartDraw was ranked in the "INC 5000" for 2008, which lists the 5,000 fastest growing small businesses in America.
"In today's economy, visually communicating processes that help a business to increase cash flow, close more leads, cut marketing costs or organize responsibilities is crucial," said Paul Stannard, SmartDraw.com CEO. "We are proud that people continue to recognize SmartDraw as true business asset, and that industry organizations continue to recognize us as well."
SmartDraw is the only software that makes it easy for anyone to document, analyze, and communicate their work visually, with professional-level results. Because people retain information six times greater when it is presented to them visually, SmartDraw helps millions of businesses to improve communications, effectively organize ideas, refine operations and work smarter. In addition to SmartDraw 2009 for general business and education, the company also offers SmartDraw Healthcare and SmartDraw Legal editions which include flowcharts, timelines, Gantt charts, graphics and applications unique to their respective fields. The company's customers include more than half of the members of the Fortune 500, 2,000 K-12 schools and universities, and thousands of law firms, police departments, health systems and private enterprises of all sizes. Founded in 1994, SmartDraw.com is privately-held and based in San Diego, CA.