Gliffy

Create Great Looking Diagrams

4,3 /5 (51 reviews) Write a Review!

Gliffy Overview

What is Gliffy?

With Gliffy you can create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings and more.

Gliffy Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$3,99/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free - $0 / / user a month
Standard - $3.99 / user a month
Pro - $7.99 / user a month

A discounted rate is available for academic institutions


Gliffy Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English

Media

Floor plan
Floor plan
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Gliffy Reviews

Gliffy Reviews

Overall rating
4,3
/
5
Excellent
21

Very good
25

Average
4

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,1
90% recommended this app
Tim M.

Gliffy time

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.


Frank W.

Excellent application for creating process flowcharts


Verified Reviewer

Great online diagram creation tool

Gliffy has been a great addition to our organization as it is being used by several department and practice groups to diagram processes, as well as organization charts, and technical documentation. It is easy to administer, and simple to learn with


Verified Reviewer

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

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.


Verified Reviewer

The accessible flowchart application designed with ease of use in mind

Helps me create flowcharts to visualize complex processes and relationships


Tim M.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Gliffy time

Reviewed on 2016/05/20
Review Source: GetApp

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 :)

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Frank W.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Excellent application for creating process flowcharts

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Gliffy is easy to use and has all basic features needed to create flowcharts.
I also like how simple and friendly the user interface looks. The drag and drop feature is so easy to use that anyone can actually use this application without difficulty.

Cons

Though there's a free version, I don't think that's adequate for my needs. That means paying a monthly fee to use the paid version. And it's not really cheap, especially for individual users.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Great online diagram creation tool

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/09/24
Review Source: Capterra

Gliffy has been a great addition to our organization as it is being used by several department and practice groups to diagram processes, as well as organization charts, and technical documentation. It is easy to administer, and simple to learn with

Pros

Gliffy's strongest feature is its drag and drop functionality. Coupled with an easy to use interface, the average user can master process mapping in no time.

A key feature for our organization has been Gliffy's integration into Confluence which allows us to easily build and link pages and spaces with visualization. Further, Gliffy

Cons

Gliffy meets all of our business needs, however, it isn't robust as some other alternatives (i.e. Visio, Lucidchart), however for cost, ease of use, and integration into our other tools it more then makes up for some losses in more specified requirements.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Retail
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

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

Reviewed on 2014/04/17
Review Source: GetApp

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)

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Furniture
Company size: 51-200 Employees

The accessible flowchart application designed with ease of use in mind

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/01
Review Source: Capterra

Helps me create flowcharts to visualize complex processes and relationships

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.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,6/10
Based on 51 user ratings
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Gliffy Pricing

Gliffy Pricing

Starting from
US$3,99/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free - $0 / / user a month
Standard - $3.99 / user a month
Pro - $7.99 / user a month

A discounted rate is available for academic institutions

Free - $0 / / user a month
Standard - $3.99 / user a month
Pro - $7.99 / user a month

A discounted rate is available for academic institutions

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 51 user ratings
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Gliffy Features

Gliffy Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for Gliffy

Additional information for Gliffy

Key features of Gliffy

  • Add Diagrams To Your Other Documents
  • Collaborate Instantly with Anyone
  • Easy to use
  • Extensive Shape Library
  • Protect and Track Changes
  • Publish and Share Easily

Gliffy FAQs

Gliffy FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Gliffy.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Gliffy offer?

Gliffy offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$3,99/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Free - $0 / / user a month Standard - $3.99 / user a month Pro - $7.99 / user a month A discounted rate is available for academic institutions

Q. What are the main features of Gliffy?

Gliffy offers the following features:

  • Add Diagrams To Your Other Documents
  • Collaborate Instantly with Anyone
  • Easy to use
  • Extensive Shape Library
  • Protect and Track Changes
  • Publish and Share Easily

Q. Who are the typical users of Gliffy?

Gliffy has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Gliffy support?

Gliffy supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Gliffy offer?

Gliffy has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Gliffy support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Gliffy supports

Q. What other apps does Gliffy integrate with?

Gliffy integrates with the following applications:

Atlassian Confluence, Atlassian Confluence, Bitium, Jira, Jira, Jira Service Desk, Lucidchart, Nuclino, Wordpress

Q. What level of support does Gliffy offer?

Gliffy offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Online Support