Whimsical

Whimsical


4.5 / 5
8 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Software Companies: especially design, product, and engineering departments Digital Agencies: useful for creating UX deliverables and for leading collaborative exercises


Average Ratings

8 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $10.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    $10 / user / month billed annually $12 / user / month billed monthly
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Whimsical
  • www.whimsical.co
  • Founded 2017
  • United States

About Whimsical

Collaborative visual work space that lets you create flowcharts, diagrams, and virtual sticky notes.


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Whimsical Features

  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing

Whimsical Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Honestly the best

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I rarely get this excited about a product, but Whimsical changed my daily workflow. It is so easy to create easy, elegant diagrams and wireframes. And it's even easier to share - just send anyone a link and they'll be able to access the latest version of what you're working on.

Cons: I can only think of really minor things, like when I'm trying to comment on someone's diagram, some of the elements are not eligible to have comments added to them (like arrows and text).

Overall: Here's an example of one of the times Whimsical saved me: we had a super urgent fix my team needed to make with our software, but everyone kept talking in circles because there were so many different scenarios we needed to account for. I quickly put together a flowchart in Whimsical and sent it out so that everyone could get on the same page. I had to keep updating the diagram, which would have been a huge pain if I were creating a file in Sketch, then exporting it and emailing out each version to everyone. But with Whimsical, I could make all the changes I wanted and anyone with the link could see the latest changes in real time. It made everything so much smoother.

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Well-oiled flowcharting tool

Jan 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you need to do the job nice and easy - Whimsical is a go-to tool. Within a couple of clicks you can make all the stuff you need - wireframe mock, proof of concept, diagrams to back-up your presentation, the list goes on.

It is easy to get into and simple to use.

It is also very good for collaborative projects.

Cons: Free trial version features are limited and the full version costs a penny. This may be a huge turn off for those who need this kind of a tool but doesn't have the budget for it.

Overall: Whimsical doesn't really offer anything special but it does its job really well.

Create Simple, Beautiful Diagrams Very Quickly

Mar 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Whimsical is super easy to learn and use, and the diagrams that it produces are beautiful.

It feels like very well polished software; it's not quirky or buggy like other solutions.

I LOVE the infinite zoom - we can capture an ever-expanding arena of ideas.

Cons: I haven't found anything I don't like! It's not very feature rich - but it's not supposed to be.

Overall: I'm very glad to have found Whimsical.

For years, I've been creating simple to moderately-complex architecture and service diagrams using Google Draw. That process has worked, but it's been tedious and unpleasant. I spend more time tinkering with the drawing to make it look good than I do thinking about what I'm diagramming. I found other applications (draw.io, LucidCharts, etc) to have a similar experience.

Whimsical has been a breath of fresh air. It provides only the tools I really need, and it looks beautiful by default. It's let me "brainstorm" out diagrams very quickly, which is what I needed: to focus on architecting, not on fiddling with diagrams.

The output (PNG, share link, etc) is super convenient to use, and it's a breeze to drop into slides and other documentation.

Thanks for the great tool, Whimsical team!

Easiest Wireframing Tool

Apr 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The wireframing tool is extremely easy to use. It is perfect for both designers and non-designers alike. Due to its simplicity, it forces you to think at a wireframe level. Certain features like no number association with font size, rather a large-medium-small scale help focussing on the larger picture and not dive into visual design. Since its browser based, sharing wireframes with clients is also easy.

To get started one gets 4 free projects, which is enough for an individual designer like myself.

Cons: Being browser based, its biggest downside is slowing down the computer. It crashes every now and then.

Overall: Using Whimsical is delightful since it helps in focussing on wireframes while also creating work that can be easily shared with clients. I would recommend this to everyone, unless you have a very slow machine.

Whimsical is a powerful way for teams to quickly build flow diagrams, and wireframes.

Jul 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Whimsical has a frictionless web interface for creating complex flow diagrams and wireframes. It is a great tool that allows an entire team to quickly work together to align on key deliverables, project direction, and the UX of an app or website.

Cons: Whimsical has promised future features like mindmapping and sticky notes, but they have yet to deliver on them. The things they have delivered on work very well with little lag or bugginess.

Overall: Whimsical is a powerful piece of software that has allowed our team to quickly online on product direction, UX, overall app flows, and exploring wireframes for future web projects. It is a gem.

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UX made easy

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I loved the setup of it. As a product manager I was able to jump right in and start making designs. It's very intuitive to use as well and didn't require me to learn a bunch of additional tools.

Cons: The price. I was only allows to have 4 boards before they started trying to charge me. In addition, exporting was forcing me to export an entire board rather than just particular elements.

Easy to use and understand

Dec 17, 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 think Whimsical has the easiest UI of any flowcharting software. It's intuitive to get going on it and you don't have to think twice about making lines flow. I like it more than Lucidchart and that's saying a lot.

Cons: Every now and then I would fuss with the lines and shapes but that's all I can think of - it's for the most part very easy to use.

Overall: We use Whimsical collaboratively to create flowcharts for teams at all levels at our organization.

Whimsical

Apr 24, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like how easy it is to zoom in on my wireframe designs. I also love how you can get a shareable link so people can see the full extent of your design, rather than just a screenshot.

Cons: I wish there were more colors available.