Gliffy

Gliffy

4 / 5 34 reviews


Average Ratings

34 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $3.80/month
  • Pricing Details
    Billed Annually
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Gliffy
  • www.gliffy.com/

About Gliffy

Gliffy Diagram has enterprise-grade functionality and secure management features which make it for organizations of any size. Online diagramming software for any type of diagram building, editing, and sharing.


Gliffy Features

  • Data Import / Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Flowchart
  • For Developers
  • Mind Map
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Organizational Charting
  • Templates
  • Collaboration
  • Diagramming
  • Drag & Drop
  • Organizational Charting
  • Process Mapping
  • Revision Management
  • Templates
  • Text to Chart
  • Collaboration
  • Desktop Interface
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feedback Management
  • Interactive Elements
  • Mobile Interface
  • Mockup Creation
  • Page Linking
  • Presentation Tools
  • Prototype Creation
  • Revision History
  • Screen Capture
  • Wireframe Creation

Gliffy Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Gliffy is a great platform for quickly creating simple graphics

Jun 15, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Gliffy allows you to create great quality graphics and share these easily. the price of the monthly subscription is ok for the amount of content you get.

Cons: the free version is not really worthwhile better off paying the monthly fee to get the full feature set.

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We use Gliffy to do online systems documentation.

Jun 08, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the Gliffy is easy to use and integrates well with the rest of the Atlassian stack. This allows us to keep track of the documents created and search for them later. The functionality is comparable to the traditional market leader and has a robust set of inbuilt graphic elements.

Cons: I would like the see a data-driven model allowing me to have live diagrams that pull from outside databases.

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ER and UML, online and simple

Jun 06, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: -Allow to host your models and diagrams in the cloud and versioned.
-User Interface very intuitive -Supports most diagrams and model.
-Compare with the objectives for which it was designed.

Cons: -The free version is very limited and tedious with the subscription.
- Little compatibility to extract the diagrams.

Overall: I have designed multiple diagrams with the free version and has done its job. In addition, I can access projects from any machine with internet access.

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Gliffy is a good choice to sketch simple diagrams

May 19, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's easier set simple diagrams like flowchart, network, entity-relation or uml. It's easier to set the diagrams and you can save with your account, if you pay the monthly suscription you can link to your google account and share your diagramas with your team

Cons: I think that the diagrams for user interface are a bit limited I think need more personalization and more componentes like a table, it could great that include and html diagrams

Overall: I can do the entity diagrams of a database that doesn't generate the diagram, I can set a simple network diagrams

Gliffy is a place that you can create a simple diagram, such as a floor plan or a flowchart.

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Different types of diagram can be created easily.
Cost is low, can be found in Confluence and also Jira

Cons: Free account is very limited.
Google drive integration is only limited to business team account.
Export to Visio format is a headache.

Overall: Flowcharts / Diagrams can be created easily and able to attached to Confluence which is the place to store documentations.

All kinds of diagrams can be found in Gliffy. For example, I am a software developer, is easy for me to create flowcharts, Database Schema and those charts that are relevant for me.

Does what I need

May 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great flow chart tool with all the features needed for the basic flow charts
Even has network devices for network diagrams

Cons: Can sometimes freeze up when trying to move too many objects at the same time
Can only connect lines to certain spots on an object

The accessible flowchart application designed with ease of use in mind

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's very easy to use. If you can use a word processor, you can use Gliffy. Plus, there is a free version so that if you don't find yourself frequently making flowcharts but occasionally have something that really just needs one to help visualize it, you don't have to be a trained user in expensive software to be able to make a simple flowchart. There are many different styling options, and it has all the basic flowchart options that you need to make a variety of different types.

Cons: I can't really think of anything negative to say about Gliffy, it's a joy to use and I've never really encountered any issues using it.

Overall: Helps me create flowcharts to visualize complex processes and relationships

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Best Visio Alternative

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This online software replaced Visio permanently as a diagramming tool and for creating org charts. I also found even more uses to create funnels and share them easily with co-worker and customers.

Cons: The free plan includes 5 diagrams only but I can't see it listed on their website anymore. Paid plans are a good deal compared to the hundreds for Visio.

It's a great tool for flow charts and process flow diagrams

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It suits very well to flow charts and process flow diagrams. It has most of the elements that we need as ready drag and drop elements and it's great at alignments, flow arrows, etc. I'v build complex flow diagrams and the tool works very well for that

Cons: It seems very limited to strictly flow charts of process flow diagrams. It's very hard to make other kinds of diagrams or mockups. In that way, it is quite limited.

Overall: Using this to create process flow diagrams to communicate flows in the product to business users who would otherwise have a hard time understanding the different workflows is a huge benefit for us.

I use Gliffy to create process flow charts as well as organization charts.

Apr 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I am not a graphic designer or computer whiz by any stretch of the imagination. I haven't had another software yet that makes it so easy to create flow charts. It is VERY easy to use and the end products always looked very professional. They were also easy to export and insert into Powerpoint/Word which is where I was placing them.

Cons: Honestly there is nothing I don't like about this software. I was using the free version so I couldn't save as many of my templates as I'd have liked to, but that of course has nothing to do with the software itself.

Overall: I was able to create very attractive and professional-looking graphics for client presentations.

Convenient but limited

Apr 13, 2018
3/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: I use gliffy with Confluence multiple times per week. It is certainly handy to have it built into a collaborative tool like Confluence, but its drawing abilities are limited. It absolutely saves time to have Gliffy as a widget built into Confluence. It is portable (works across any browser).

Cons: Worse than the limits is the performance for larger drawings. Once I've gotten into complex drawing with thousands of objects it gets INCREDIBLY slow. While I've had offers from Atlassian to help, this really is just their software limitations. I've had the problems across three different customer/work environments in which I've used Confluence to document large scale process improvements, flow charts, or network diagrams.

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UML made simple

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Gliffy works great if you need to create a diagram quickly. You can share it with other Users and update quickly. The best part is that you can integrate it with Confluence and then insert dynamic charts right in the documentation

Cons: I wish the chart looked more stylish and modern. Besides, it would be great if you could group the objects and manage them together as one group.

Simple but effective tool to create flowcharts

Apr 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Simple but effective diagrams. Has ready-made templates available for use. Can share your work with others via link or social media. Sharing also allows for collaboration with other users.

Cons: It is quite pricey on a monthly basis for single users. Having spellcheck on text would be nice too.

Giffy is wonderful

Mar 31, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great tool for creating quality looking drawings and diagrams. Its ease of use will allow you to create diagrams in a timely manner. What I like with Gliffy is that one only needs to know how to drag and insert forms and then add any text you want.

Cons: Nice to use but I think it can be quite limited as to the amount of stuff you can do with the objects.

Very handy diagramming tool

Mar 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have used Gliffy a few times to whip up a quick flow chart or diagram. Quite impressed with the diagram feature set and the speed. The interface is also simple and easy to use.

Cons: While I have experienced a few quirks with linking and moving objects, overall I still think its a pretty good diagramming tool.

Good flow charting tool

Mar 22, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Gliffy makes it easy to make basic flow charts. The visuals are ok, and the functionality is ok too; it does what it says it will do, just don't expect to be wowed.

Cons: It's tough to manage teams and share work... Wish that was easier. Also wish that we could pay by team instead of paying by user.

Great flowchart designing, UML diagram, prototypes

Mar 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: This is one of my web application me and my team members use for writing project reports and planning the workflow of project.

Cons: The UI/UX has not been changed for long time. The UI could be redesigned for better performance and looks.

Used Gliffy as a diagram tool to create process flow diagrams and data flow diagrams

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 1. A variety of options to draw different types of diagrams.
2. A lot of shapes which enables easy representation of information.
3. Integration with Confluence gives a great flexibility.

Cons: For extracting the diagrams from Gliffy, options should be offered which are compatible with other prominent tools.

Does what you need for basic flow charts

Mar 05, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I have used the Chrome extension and it is easy to install and use. It has all the basic features for what I needed for flow charting. I even used it to draw a quick network diagram.

Cons: Can sometimes lag and not cooperate when trying to move multiple items at once. Also, it only allows to attach a line to an item at specific points. I would prefer to be able to attach it anywhere on the line.

Very simple but stylish wireframe software

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Gliffy is straightforward to use and integrates fantastically with the Google Suite of products. Also has a Chrome extension to integrate with your browser.

Cons: Whilst not expensive, a monthly fee is required to get Google Drive integration. Almost too many wireframes to choose from and if you accidentally close a wireframe library it is a chore to bring it back

Very strong diagram tool right in Confluence!

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Really handy plugin to have for our Confluence users. Very easy to use and creates awesome diagrams without having to install software on each users workstation.

Cons: Recent cost increase is hard to swallow, I think it's doubled! Still not as good as Visio or SmartDraw as a complete alternative, however for in browser it can't be beat.

Feb 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Gliffy is a superb tool for creating quality looking, professional drawings, flowcharts and diagrams. Its ease of use will allow you to create diagrams in a timely manner. What I like also is that Gliffy is that one only needs to know how to drag and insert forms, figures and arrows, and then just add any kind of text you want.

Cons: Great tool, but I think it can seem quite limited the amount of stuff you can do with objects. Also there is a limitation on the types of color combinations that one can use.

Excellent workflow builder when used with Confluence

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Integrates well with Confluence and makes building ERD documentation a breeze. It's great to document requirements in Confluence, so they can be shared with others easily. Gliffy makes integrating ERDs seamless and easy!

Cons: Fairly expensive and there are other much cheaper alternates available. Does not have the tabs feature that many of us have come to expect.

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Used Gliffy for process documentation

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I used Gliffy through Confluence to help document processes. I found that the process flows made a great addition to our requirements documentation. Gliffy was easy to use and came with a lot of preset shapes and options.

Cons: I only experienced one occasional issue with Gliffy. If I was working on a flowchart that had a lot of elements in it sometimes it would be hard to line everything up properly and it would get 'sticky'. This wasn't a consistent issue though and wasn't bad enough that I wouldn't recommend it.

Overall: Gliffy let me document processes in an easy to digest way.

Really great tool for creating workflows and map out processes

Dec 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Tons of ways to do charts and workflows for a variety of purposes. It's easy drag and drop and pull options. Lots of basic functions already preloaded.

Cons: It gets a bit tricky when you have multiple elements working together. It makes it hard to move specific actions or parts of the workflow and can get a bit stuck sometimes.

Use to do flowcharts, diagrams

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy, cheap, cloud-based. Gliffy is a great way to get into flowcharts, diagrams, and process flow mapping without dealing with low-quality drawing tools or high-price software packages. For students or occasional users, the free level may well be adequate; for small organizations, this is far superior in cost/benefit to Visio.

Cons: I *once* had a printout/export problem because of problems with a browser version. Gliffy support tried very hard to resolve the problem, but it did ultimately require them to do a software correction, and I worked around by using another browser. *Once.*

Overall: I use Gliffy to provide necessary visualization to management, co-workers, and customers when proposing and managing business process change.

Strong web based Diagramming tool- slick interface and strong features

Oct 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The interface in Gliffy is really slick and intuitive to use- this allows for even complex diagrams to be mapped out very quickly and the user experience is generally very good.

Cons: Google drive integration isnt available on the base subscription- price point is a little higher compared to similarly options and I believe it is an annual plan rather than monthly

Overall: Great interface to work with and did speed up the process of generating complex diagrams

Almost perfect

Sep 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software is a million times better than any Visio or other product when you want to create any type of diagrams. I have not ever had an issue that I needed to contact support about either, so the software is very stable/reliable from my experience.

Cons: I primarily use the free version of this software and they do not have very many icon types that are available by default. I know you can import any image you want, but it would be nice if they had more icons/symbols available. Specifically related to networking technology, etc.

Used Gliffy to create Entity Relationship & Data Flow Digrams

May 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 1. Easy to use tool, with a lot of options available allowing to create diagrams of various categories like DFD, ER diagrams etc.

2. Very extensive library for various kinds of shape.

3. Availability to be used with Confluence is a great feature, where we create diagrams online and can embed these to our documentation.

4.Having the gliffy plugin for Confluence and my rep is really helpful.

5. Helps to collaborate and capture feedback online.

6. Pricing is very reasonable in comparison to similar tools available in the market.

Cons: 1. Missing the feature of brainstorming.
2. Should provide an ability to download diagrams in various available formats

Overall: 1. Easy collaboration.
2. Requirements being represented via diagrams.
3. Ability to explain end to end work flow via flow charts.

Easy and intuitive for wireframing

Oct 03, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, fast to use. Works great in Ubuntu.

Overall: I have been using gliffy as my standard tool for wireframing interfaces, ER diagrams and flow diagrams for several years now. The software is easy to use and intuitive. There's a good range of form elements for wireframing and the export options work well.

They had a bad outage a while ago, but they were up-front about what happened and did a great job of keeping users informed of how service restoration was progressing.

I'm looking forward to making more use of the google docs integration.

Gliffy time

May 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I really like the ease of use of this product and the short learning curve when I first started to use it initially. They continually enhance this product to adapt to my needs and I actually have fun doing the designs I need to for workflows to brainstorming.

Pros: Inexpensive and easy to use

Cons: I have no cons to speak of sorry :)

Simple and quick, Confluence integration, lots of other integrations, but limited

Apr 17, 2014
3/5
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Comments: Gliffy is easier to learn than Visio, fairly intuitive and the common functions you need are close to hand (on right click or contextual menu button close to selected item). Was quicker to draw a medium complexity diagram with boxes and connectors than Visio (or Powerpoint), and the resulting diagram looked good. Good range of available symbols and easy to add your own stencils from a SVG-based artwork (and JPG importing was easy too). Small native file format, and it is text based (JSON) so it is searchable (and hackable if needed). But there are limitations, which means it for the most complex or structured diagrams it can't replace Visio, OmniGraffle, or a Architecture tool (and would not replace Autocad or similar either) I can see this may work better on tablets/touch screens than Visio No bulleted text/numbered lists Connectors won't "hoop" over lines, and you can't add additional bends in connectors (there are workarounds--import "hoop" shape or use a UML shape to fake a hoop with multiple lines) Can't have text less than 9px in size. Limited import and export options. But the product is continuously developing.

Pros: Quick Free versions available Lots of integrations: Chrome, Google Drive, Google Docs Addin, MS word Addin, Confluence. Allows sharing of diagrams to multiple collaborators. Not very expensive

Cons: Free version will make your diagrams public after 15 days. You have to pay desperately for each integration: e.g. a paid for confluence license won't equate Visio import has to be paid for. non-standard file format (JSON instead of GraphML)

Apr 01, 2018
5/5
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Feb 17, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Value for Money