Creately

Creately

Diagramming Software for Super Fast Interactive Visuals

4.3/5 (92 reviews)

Creately Overview

Creately is an intuitive and easy to use Visual Collaboration platform that is used by distributed teams around the world to communicate more effectively. Creately's unique and powerful contextual interface is easy to use and it works with the full capabilities of a Desktop application. Creately is accessible anywhere, draw and design right in your browser. No downloads or messy security configurations required. It is a completely interactive web-based software built for collaboration. You can now invite your team, clients and customers to securely review, comment and update business, technical and scientific diagrams. This is particularly valuable in globally dispersed teams, saving them time and costs. With a great library of Shapes and easy start Templates, Creately offers unlimited possibilities with the types of diagrams that can be created, including UML, Flowcharts, UI Mockups, Sitemaps and other business and educational diagrams. We’re always listening to our customers and adding to our fast-growing library of Shapes. Also, with multiple revisions, don’t worry about letting your clients & customers collaborate on your diagrams. With multiple version support, you’ll never lose your work and always have a great audit trail for your designs. It’s simple to export your designs in PDF, JPG, PNG formats for presentations, proposals or formal documentation.
Creately has the most sophisticated and raved about Flex application that rivals most desktop based diagramming tools. Our main differentiator is our patent-pending KObject technology that allows Creately to validate your diagram as you create it, just like 'Spell-Check' for diagrams. Besides the smart KObject technology, our innovative use of social media platforms makes collaboration easier and faster. With 1-click buttons for web-publishing and posting to Twitter, your diagrams can now reach everyone that matters.

Pricing

Starting from
US$5,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa

Supported Languages

Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Creately Reviews

Overall rating
4.3/5
89% positive reviews
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Nimanthi R.

an instinctive and simple to utilize Visual Collaboration stage

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/04/26
Review Source: Capterra

Key highlights of Creately Simple to Use Interactive Interface Constant Collaboration for Team Work Expertly Designed Templates to Get Started Fast Broad Shape Set Grouped into Libraries Fare Diagrams as PDF, JPG or PNG Work area Application for Offline Drawing Coordinated Google Image and Icon Finder Search Code Generation to Embed Diagrams to Websites Takes a shot at Windows, Linux and Mac OS Network Browser to Quickly Find Diagrams Capacity to Import Images Single Sign-On Drag and Drop Interface

Pros

Creately is an instinctive and simple to utilize Visual Collaboration stage that is utilized by dispersed groups far and wide to convey all the more successfully. Creately's special and incredible relevant interface is anything but difficult to utilize and it works with the full capacities of a Desktop application. Creately is open anyplace, draw and configuration directly in your program. No downloads or chaotic security setups required. It is a totally intelligent online programming worked for cooperation. You would now be able to welcome your group, customers, and clients to safely survey, remark and update business, specialized and logical outlines. The plastic, hues and actually simple to utilize. Basic, straight forward to utilize and not costly Simple diagram creation. Simple to look work for articles. Simple print It is effectively imparted to numerous clients to have a living archive for cooperation.

Cons

I can't think whether anything I didn't care for. Now and then it's extremely hard to import an SVG record Maybe a few highlights to upgrade the look and feel of the outlines. Ongoing joint effort highlights appear to hinder the application a bit The charting interface is structured in light of straightforwardness and accommodation. Shapes are assembled into libraries and just the vital libraries are stacked so the interface won't get jumbled with shapes. With ongoing joint effort, numerous clients can deal with together on a similar outline. Everybody can see the changed made by others immediately, making it simple to respond and decide.
Our inventive highlights incorporate relevant apparatus bars and 1-click make an interface. In 1 single tick, you can make the following item and the vital connectors too

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Highly recommended for businesses and individuals

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/03/21
Review Source: Capterra

Creately is highly recommended for businesses and individuals which create a large number of diagrams and flowcharts, since they can create these images quickly and without much effort, using the templates and other tools available.

Pros

Creately has more than 1000 templates, libraries and over 100,000 different examples which can be easily adapted by the user for their requirement. These examples can help the user visualize easily. The software can be used for creating flowcharts, UML and User interface mock ups in different patterns. One of the main advantage of Creately is the provision for collaboration, which allows the user to collaborate with up to twenty others online to create diagrams, flowcharts and other images together. This is helpful in collaborating with clients and colleagues any where in the world as required, saving time. The software can be used online or offline if required for creating different images.

Pros
- suitable for creating diagrams, flowcharts quickly
- more than 1000 different types of templates and 100,000 examples available, which can be reused to create images quickly, saving time
- collaboration feature, for working with customers and others world wide
- can be used offline and online.

Cons

Cons
- payment required, not suitable for those who require it occasionally

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Marco D.

Save your money for a better app

Reviewed on 2015/01/08
Review Source

Creately is a fairly intuitive and easy to use app. And it is quite inexpensive compared to the competition

Unfortunately, it is by no means presentation quality at all. Professionally, it would be suicide to present anything that comes out of this app. I purchased Creately for flowcharting and wireframing. I can use it for neither for the following reasons.

1. no rulers or guides.
2. the type is not center justified correctly on any shape you try to use.
3. The center of the parallelograms are off center. So when you try to align a vertical column of shapes the parallelograms make your chart step to the side.
4. Scaling. If you try to scale the stop/start shape. It distorts....and not just a little bit.
5. The 1-click create other objects command only allows you to create two different objects. The problem with this is that if you are using a specific color style or font, you have to format the shapes that weren't included in the command.
6. there is no (no fill) option for any of the shapes. So if you try to use the swimlanes you can't see the grid.
7. The connecting lines will put up a fight. Especially when you don't want them to.
8. If you need to use this work for a presentation, you will need to import the file into illustrator and then fix everything to the extent that it is just faster and easier to do it all in illustrator.

Response from Cinergix Pty Ltd

Hi Marco,
Thanks for using Creately and taking the time to leave a review. Although we agree with some of your points some are bit off the mark. I'll try to address them one by one.
1. Agree. Will talk with dev team about adding a ruler.
2. Disagree. As soon as you type the text is center justified.
3. Agree. Will ask the dev team to fix this.
4. Disagree. The start/end scale seems to scaling as required.
5. Disagree. 1-click create adjust according to the context/diagram type. For example when drawing a flowchart by default you can create a process, decision or a start/end.
6. Disagree.There is a fill option in the toolbar. To see the grid when using a swimlane, select the swimlane, click "Fill" and check the "No Fill" option under colors.
7. Agree. The connecting lines adjust according to the diagram. Its done to speed up diagramming and most of our users appreciate it. But in a large complex diagram it can be a hinderance.

Most of this probably happened because we did a poor job of educating our users. And we'll definitely work on improving our help section. If you feel what we've mentioned is wrong or not sure about anything above please drop a mail to [email protected] and probably we can convince you with a live demo or work together to resolve your issues.

Thanks again for using Creately and hope to see you coming back soon.

Sincerely,
Creately team.

Creately for free and awesome drawings

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/04
Review Source: Capterra

Very interesting and glad that i found this to simplify the scenarios and work around my software projects.

Pros

Creately is a Free and open license on-line licensed software that can be used very easily for all sorts of diagramming and work flow designing. I have been using creately for more that 4 years for my work and campus work.

Highly recommend using creately for simple or advanced diagramming

Cons

Limited options available in the free version was the main blocker for me and the watermarks. But always it is best to proceed with the paid plan as it is totally worth purchasing that.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Economy cost curves made easy

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/02/06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I really liked being able to graph quickly and make my graphs look really professional. It is also helpful that I can copy and paste them to include new cost curves in the same graph

Cons

2 things, most software like this have unlimited space on a sheet (ie. One Note, Grafio, etc). Creately limits your space and therefore I can't keep all graphs that go with the same subject together. The second thing I don't like is not being able to paste in objects like brackets, etc. Their options are very limited and something as simple as brackets can't be pasted in from a different source.

Response from Cinergix

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave a review and I'm glad you liked the product :-) . I'll try to address your concerns.
The default diagram area is 1500x1500. This is generally enough for most diagram and set this way for optimum scrolling experience. But you can expand the diagram area to 5000x3300 which will probably help you add all your diagram in one area. You can do this via Properties -> Page Size.
I'm not sure what you meant by inability to copy and paste brackets. I discussed with our QA team and the initial tests performed fine. It could be a specific object or a diagram type. I'd be happy to look further into this and help you out. You can reply to email or email [email protected] mentioning your issue.
Thanks again for the review.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Creately Pricing

Starting from
US$5,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Creately offer both personal and team accounts.

Personal plans are 5$/month or 49$/year (20% savings)
Team 5 : 25$/month or 249$/year
Team 10: 45$/month or 449$/year
Team 25: 75$/month or 749$/year
Team 50: 125$/month or 1229$/year
Team 100: 200$/month or 1999$/year

Public : Free , 3 collaborators / 1 Project / Limit of 5 public diagrams

Creately Features

  • API
  • Projections

  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for Creately

Key features of Creately

  • Ability to Import Images
  • Code Generation to Embed Diagrams to Websites
  • Community Browser to Quickly Find Diagrams
  • Desktop Application for Offline Drawing
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Easy to Use Interactive Interface
  • Export Diagrams as PDF, JPG or PNG
  • Extensive Shape Set Grouped into Libraries
  • Image Library
  • Integrated Google Image and Icon Finder Search
  • Professionally Designed Templates to Get Started Fast
  • Real-Time Collaboration for Team Work
  • Single Sign On
  • Works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS

Benefits

The diagramming interface is designed with simplicity and convenience in mind. Shapes are grouped into libraries and only the necessary libraries are loaded so the interface wont get cluttered with shapes.
With real-time collaboration many users can work on together on the same diagram. Everyone can see the changed made by others instantly, making it easy to react and make decisions.
Our innovative features include contextual tool bars and 1-click create and connect. In 1 single click you can create the next object and the necessary connectors as well.

Creately FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Creately.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Creately offer?

Creately offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$5,00/month

Pricing model: Free, One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Creately offer both personal and team accounts.

Personal plans are 5$/month or 49$/year (20% savings)
Team 5 : 25$/month or 249$/year
Team 10: 45$/month or 449$/year
Team 25: 75$/month or 749$/year
Team 50: 125$/month or 1229$/year
Team 100: 200$/month or 1999$/year

Public : Free , 3 collaborators / 1 Project / Limit of 5 public diagrams

Q. What are the main features of Creately?

Creately offers the following features:

  • Ability to Import Images
  • Code Generation to Embed Diagrams to Websites
  • Community Browser to Quickly Find Diagrams
  • Desktop Application for Offline Drawing
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Easy to Use Interactive Interface
  • Export Diagrams as PDF, JPG or PNG
  • Extensive Shape Set Grouped into Libraries
  • Image Library
  • Integrated Google Image and Icon Finder Search
  • Professionally Designed Templates to Get Started Fast
  • Real-Time Collaboration for Team Work
  • Single Sign On
  • Works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS

Q. Who are the typical users of Creately?

Creately has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Creately support?

Creately supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Creately offer?

Creately has the following pricing plans:

Free, One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does Creately support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Creately supports

Q. What other apps does Creately integrate with?

Creately integrates with the following applications:

Atlassian Confluence, G Suite

Q. What level of support does Creately offer?

Creately offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials

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