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Overview

Creately offers multiple features to simplify work management throughout the organization and improve cross-functional team...

Microsoft Visio is a cloud-based flowchart and diagram creation tool, designed to aid collaboration and connect real-time...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

6.95

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

5

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.3

160

5

4

3

2

1

86

54

13

3

4

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
94%
would recommend this app

4.5

2.7K

5

4

3

2

1

1.6K

964

133

12

6

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

Pros

I loved the finish of the design, and the fact that they had the gridlines to guide placement. Alignment of the shapes were so easy, and loved how customizable it was.
Very easy to use with excellent collaborative features. Nice bright and modern UI.
This was a great product if you're looking for something to do very simple flows and charts in. Price point is great, and the free version still allows to use most features.

Pros

Overall I'm glad to have spent the time to learn it and enjoy using Visio very much. It's been very helpful and useful for my day-to-day responsibilities at work.
This program is awesome for developing organizational chart. I love it because it makes it super easy for you to do it as well.
It has all the features and functionalities that I need for my job and gives me the ability to get creative with my work. I recommend this software to anyone in the design world and beyond.

Cons

Lack of features advertised would be included. Lack of tutorials in the software.
Sometimes the lines between connections didn’t land where I wanted them or changed shape and that was frustrating.
Occasionally, when I'd try to "tweak" a little place on my project it would mess up the whole thing.

Cons

More than once I had to make the same changes to a diagram cause I misplaced or lost an updated version. That is my biggest pain with visio, and is ultimately why I switched to Lucid Chart.
Formatting is the biggest challenge, especially when you have large projects it is difficult to view all and you loose track.
Using auto-arrange features can result in errors such as wrong diagram arrangement.
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  • Last review4 days ago

Key features

  • Total features36
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Auto Update
  • Brainstorming
  • Business Process Automation
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Commercial Properties
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Linking
  • Data Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Management
  • Desktop Interface
  • Diagramming
  • Document Embedding
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • Employee Photos
  • Feedback Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Flowchart
  • For Schools
  • Forms Automation
  • Freehand Sketch
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Hierarchical Mapping
  • Ideation
  • Incident Management
  • Inspection Management
  • Interactive Elements
  • Inventory Control
  • Map Exporting
  • Mind Maps
  • Mobile Access
  • Mockup Creation
  • Multi-Language
  • Network Diagram
  • No-Code
  • Organizational Charting
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Project Workflow
  • Publishing/Sharing
  • Real Time Data
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Residential Properties
  • Revision History
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Screen Capture
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Space Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visitor Management
  • Visual Discovery
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Whiteboard
  • Wireframe Creation
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features64
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Auto Update
  • Brainstorming
  • Business Process Automation
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Commercial Properties
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Linking
  • Data Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Management
  • Desktop Interface
  • Diagramming
  • Document Embedding
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • Employee Photos
  • Feedback Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Flowchart
  • For Schools
  • Forms Automation
  • Freehand Sketch
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Hierarchical Mapping
  • Ideation
  • Incident Management
  • Inspection Management
  • Interactive Elements
  • Inventory Control
  • Map Exporting
  • Mind Maps
  • Mobile Access
  • Mockup Creation
  • Multi-Language
  • Network Diagram
  • No-Code
  • Organizational Charting
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Project Workflow
  • Publishing/Sharing
  • Real Time Data
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Residential Properties
  • Revision History
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Screen Capture
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Space Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visitor Management
  • Visual Discovery
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Whiteboard
  • Wireframe Creation
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations4
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations6
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

User reviews that mention these apps

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Steven W.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Creately

Switched to Pletica

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great start, but Pletica is better even if it’s more expensive.

Pros

Easy to use and smart saas tool. Replaced visio and other flowchart tools for me.

Cons

Every time I login it forces me to open a new doc before I can get to a doc I already created.

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Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Creately

Easy to use product

Reviewed 3 years ago

I am using Creately to create UML diagrams and network diagrams.

Pros

Creately is awesome! It allows you to create various UML graphs in a fraction of the time of Visio or other tools.

Cons

No complaints! Creately has filled all of the needs I have.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Creately

Just what we need

Reviewed 4 years ago

We found the perfect solution to our business because before Creately we used Microsoft Visio (which is so complicated to use). Also, the learning curve (how to use it) it's really good.

Pros

* It's very easy to develop a diagram chart from the scratch * Import SVG and Google images

Cons

* Sometimes it's really difficult to import a SVG file

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Vadim R.

Education Management, 501-1,000 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Creately

Very good product for teachers

Reviewed 10 months ago

Overall, my experience is very positive. It is very colorful and is very good for kids but also good for business applications

Pros

Creately is very intuitive. The important features are Drag and Drop, it is easy to represent the relationships between different concepts and create hierarchies. Also very good for flowcharts, diagrams and organizational structures. It is visually appealing and more colorful compared with say Visio. It integrates well with other applications

Cons

I did not experience any issues. It does not have a free version as far as I know

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PRASSANNA S.

Information Technology and Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Creately

Very easy to use

Reviewed 4 years ago

I use them to make as-is and to-be process flows, sipoc diagrams, architecture diagrams.

Pros

It is very easy to use and I like how intuitive it is. I like the feature set and the canned templates. I use it for professional diagrams and to make process flows and I find it way easier than visio and it also allows for collaboration which I love.

Cons

Could expand on the template set. As of now I have not not found what I need, but from my experience with other similar tools, I feel there could be more templates.

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David Growes

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Creately

Well Worth The Price

Reviewed 10 years ago

As a heavy Visio user I was bit reluctant to try this but was pleasantly surprised. The monthly fee is fair and the desktop price is extremely good when you consider that Visio costs around 300$. Love the usability of the interface. The diagramming area is large and far less cluttered. I like the concept of loading libraries as necessary because not only it saves space but help you find shapes faster. A...

Pros

Easy to use uncluttered interface Image search and icon finder object toolbar that makes diagramming faster automatic adjustments like aligning, text positioning real-time collaboration feature

Cons

Real-time collaboration features seems to slow down the application a bit