Three Powerful Google Docs Add-ons for Creating Diagrams and Flowcharts

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Below are three of our favourite  Google Docs add-ons that enable you to create a wide variety of charts and diagrams. Of course there are numerous other tools you can use for this purpose but these  are some of the best out there and ones which we have covered in several of our previous reviews. Check them out and share with us your feedback in our social media platforms.


1- Lucidchart


Lucid chart is an excellent Google Docs add-on that allows you to create and insert diagrams, flowcharts and mind maps into your Docs. Some of the features it provides to users include: hundreds of shapes and templates to choose from, drag and drop to add your own images, export to (vector) PDF, PNG, and JPG, embed diagrams in blogs or wikis, import documents from Microsoft Visio (.vsd, .vsdx and .vdx) and many more.

2- Gliffy

Cliffy is another great tool to use in your Google Docs to create professional looking diagrams and flowcharts. Some of its features include: easy-to-use diagram editor, extensive shape library with hundreds of industry-standard shapes and connectors, snap-to-grid, drawing guides, shape alignment and distribution tools, great for drawing a basic diagram, flow chart, UI mockup, site map, network map, business process model, org chart, floor plan, venn diagram, SWOT analysis, and other technical diagrams.

3- Charts


Charts allows you to build a chart from data in your Google Spreadsheet and insert that right into your document. Here is how it works:
  • Open Charts from the add-ons menu
  • Select a chart type. (The Chart Builder will explain how to organize your data)
  • Click the load data button and choose your spreadsheet
  • Now you can drag to select your data
  • That’s it; just click the Insert button.