Escape the Mousetrap: SmartDraw Helps Users Create Flowcharts and Other Graphics without Ever Touching a Mouse

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SmartDraw.com announced today that users can now create polished, professional-looking flowcharts in minutes--without ever touching a mouse. With SmartDraw 2008, business professionals can use keyboard shortcuts to create flowcharts quickly and effortlessly. Flowcharts practically draw themselves, based on the user's instructions.

SmartDraw.com announced today that users can now create polished, professional-looking flowcharts in minutes--without ever touching a mouse. With SmartDraw 2008, business professionals can use keyboard shortcuts to create flowcharts quickly and effortlessly. Flowcharts practically draw themselves, based on the user's instructions.

"We performed user test after user test to look for the easiest, best way to make flowcharts," said Paul Stannard, CEO of SmartDraw.com. "Based on our results we replaced the manual drawing approach, used by Visio and other graphics software, with automatic drawing via simple commands. In fact by using the keyboard shortcuts to these commands, users can make great-looking flowcharts in minutes--without taking their hands off the keyboard."

SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software, is widely used to create virtually any kind of flowchart quickly and easily. Now, users can build flowcharts faster by clicking simple commands, rather than manually arranging and connecting shapes on the page with a mouse. Lines are drawn automatically, and formatting is automatic with shapes evenly spaced and perfectly aligned. Read more about mouse-less flowcharting with SmartDraw on the SmartDraw blog.

SmartDraw is the first software that automates the creation of business graphics, and is downloaded by more than 2 million people each year. Unlike other graphics programs that provide you with a blank screen and expect you to draw, like Visio, with SmartDraw you start with a template that is specifically designed to create the type of illustration you need. You enter the information and SmartDraw does the rest: building the graphic automatically using built-in rules and professional design themes to guarantee polished, presentation-quality results in just a few minutes. It draws for you! And, in the rare case that users need extra help, SmartDraw offers free customer support to all users.

Readers can check out a complete list of new features in SmartDraw 2008 at: http://www.smartdraw.com/product/upgrade/index.htm. In addition, users can download a free trial of SmartDraw from the company's website (http://www.smartdraw.com), and may also purchase online. Individual licenses start at $297. The company also provides variety of options for multiple-seat licenses, including an annual subscription agreement for company-wide usage starting at $2,995.

About SmartDraw.com:
SmartDraw.com is the creator of SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software and the first program that makes it possible for ordinary computer users to create presentation-quality business graphics in minutes. Each year more than two million people install and use SmartDraw and the company counts more than half of the members of the Fortune 500 as loyal customers.

Founded in 1994, SmartDraw.com is privately-held and based in San Diego, CA. In addition to SmartDraw 2008 for general business and home use, the company also offers SmartDraw Healthcare and SmartDraw Legal editions which include graphics and applications unique to their respective fields. For more information on the company or to download a free trial of SmartDraw, please visit http://www.smartdraw.com.

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