When comparing yEd vs Lucidchart, the Slant community recommends yEd for most people. In the question“What are the best flowchart / diagram softwares?” yEd is ranked 5th while Lucidchart is ranked 7th.
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Pro Completely free
Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. There also is a Web application.
Pro Automatic Layout
With automatic layout you get great looking diagrams with very little effort. yEd has the most versatile and most complete collection of automatic layout algorithms.
Pro Integrates with a variety of services
Lucidchart has Google Drive, Google Apps, JIRA, Confluence, Jive, and Box integration.
A selection of tutorials are available.
Pro Can import and export Microsoft Visio documents
Pro Revision history
Keeps track of previous version of files and is capable of reverting any changes made.
Pro Simple UI
Pro No data ownership
Users keep all rights to documents created using Lucidchart services.
Con Not free-as-in-freedom
Not released under an open-source license.