LucidChart is an online tool that allows you to easily create flowcharts on your computer. The service offers free templates for editing mind maps and other illustrative layouts that help you study or organize a presentation at work.
Unlike solutions in Word or PowerPoint, the platform features automated functions that help you create a balanced layout without having to adjust detail by detail: just pick a template, add shapes and text, and paint your favorite color before sharing. Here's how to create browser flowcharts without installing anything.
Make mind maps without installing programs on your computer
LucidChart lets you assemble flowcharts from models or from scratch Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
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Step 1. Access LucidChart on the TechTudo Downloads page and press the "access" option;
Press the "login" button to use LucidChart in the browser. Photo: Playback / TechTudo
Step 2. On the service home page, create an account to start using;
Create a LucidChart account Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 3. Press Sign up for the free option and proceed;
Access the free version of LucidChart Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 4. Select one of the themes from the top menu;
Choose a theme to explore ready-made flowchart models in LucidChart Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 5. Then choose a template to start editing;
Select a LucidChart Template Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 6. Double-click inside a shape to start typing;
Insert text in template shapes Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 7. Explore the left menu to add new shapes. Resize the picture and turn on using arrows. At the top, configure the type of arrow that best fits your flowchart;
Add elements and call with arrows Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 8. Use the notebook to add comments to the flowchart;
Add notes to your LucidChart flowchart Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 9. To edit the look of the shapes, mark the desired items using the Shift key and change color, dashes, transparency and other attributes in the toolbar;
Change the look of flowchart elements in LucidChart Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 10. LucidChart also allows you to add computer images to illustrate the material;
Add photos to the flowchart in LucidChart Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 11. At the end, press Share in the upper right corner and give a name for the file to save;
Save the flowchart in LucidChart Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 12. You can send the material to other users of the service or generate a link that allows you to open the flowchart in the browser.
Get a link from LucidChart to share the flowchart. Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
How to assemble a flowchart? Ask questions on the TechTudo forum.
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