Creately Features

Creately

Simplest Way to Visualize Ideas and Concepts

4.36/5 (138 reviews)

Creately Feature Summary

  • 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

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Creately Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Creately's features:

David Growes

Well Worth The Price

2013-02-28

Tried the real-time collaboration with a buddy of mine and it was a fun experience.

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

Source: GetApp
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Lars Lindberg

Extremely Useful for Teams

2013-06-06

If you're working as a team and constantly collaborate when doing documentation then this is a god send.

Pros

Real time collaboration is the feature we found most useful.

Cons

No mobile app, could be an issue with people on the go.

Source: GetApp
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Anonymous
(Media Production company, 11-50 employees)

Online flowchart maker.

2019-12-30

The only problem is with its workflow. Workflow is really a strong feature and creating a flow chart is very easy.

Pros

After creating a new flowchart it is very simple to create and with collaboration tool sharing is easy.

Cons

Add document is under the folder and not available from the dashboard? I found this very unusual.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Creately


We're glad you cut down the repeating and time-consuming tasks using Creately. Add document button appears in any folder where you have the edit access. If you meant the "Recent" documents section we will consider adding a button there as well.

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Nimanthi Rangana

an instinctive and simple to utilize Visual Collaboration stage

2019-04-26

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Md Abdul Monim

Most easiest online diagramming tool

2019-03-17

They have also a downloadable desktop and mobile app version for diagramming.

Pros

Have option for import and export your diagram with multiple format.

Cons

Sometimes the online server could hang for few times and slowly loading the diagram. This tool can not work properly sometimes when you load a previously saved working diagram.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 501-1000 employees)

Good Diagram Tool for Collaboration

2018-06-26

Pros

It's also a good value tool for collaborating in real time if you work heavily depends on it.

Cons

Creately is pretty robust, but that makes the user interface a little congested.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Vinoch Selvarathinam

Best collaboration and diagram tool!

2019-10-08

Pros

Sharing feature provided our team to collaborate in a single diagram in real time and can able to comment on each shapes.

Cons

They should improve their mobile support.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Aekansh Kansal

Great design software

2019-09-10

I needed some design software to create great uml designs quickly.

Pros

Availability of all uml diagrams Great UI Good graphics in created diagrams Download csv and pdf feature Access your designs on any device/location Easy to create great diagrams with less effort and time

Cons

Problems while concurrent access to a diagram by multiple users

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mudasir Ashraf

Best Online Platform for UML FLOWCHARTS

2019-03-29

Pros

Price functionality ease of use export to different formats

Cons

Flash player hangs sometimes Interface could be improved a bit

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Vamsidhar Pala

User Friendly with lot of options for business diagrams

2020-01-14

Completely satisfied with the product. Definitely improving my efficiency at work.

Pros

- User Friendly interface to select the type of diagram you wanted and the ease of use (Drag & Drop). - Not too much on the pocket - Auto Save option which makes you focus only on the business diagram - Amazing customer support

Cons

The latest update (moving away from flash to cloud based solution) has some hiccups.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Aruna Jayasena

Good tool to draw desing diagrams

2019-03-28

It is very interesting tool.

Pros

Creately is easy to use software with great features and functionalities. It is capable of handling external images.

Cons

New interface lacks features that the older one.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Textiles company, 201-500 employees)

Excellent Process Mapping software

2019-07-16

Collaboration is easy, export/ printing/ sharing of documents is easy.

Pros

EVERYTHING. This is an excellent product. Cost-effective, user-friendly, flexible, intuitive, and convenient.

Cons

Nothing - I have yet to find something I don't like about it.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mojalefa Nthangwe

What a great platform

2019-03-29

When discussing with a client the proposed network changes, its easy to provide them with a graphic interface using Creately.

Pros

Easy graph creation. Easy to search function for objects.

Cons

Very few cons to speak about, you have to purchase the product to keep your information private

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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kaye westmark

Medical Imaging Decision Trees

2019-03-28

We needed some flow charts and decision trees. What we had was colorless and not vertically oriented. This software allows a great deal of choice.

Pros

The color and design of the data entry boxes makes an impact.

Cons

We did not have any trouble. There was not anything we didnt like because this was so much better than all of our past options.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lynnette Conroy

Super Easy Diagrams and Flowcharts

2019-12-03

Creately has made it easy to quickly put together diagrams to show instead of tell - always the best way to make your point when working with a public that has a short attention span.

Pros

Though Creately is easy to use from scratch, the number of templates they have available is fantastic and it is rare to have to start with bare bones.

Cons

No real cons, using the public version, which has limitations for collaboration (limited to 3) it really hasn't been a detriment as this is a tool that is often used by one of us to create a map or process flow that has already been vetted by several collaborators.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Good tool for visualize concepts

2019-12-10

Draw concept diagrams and share with stakeholders easily.

Pros

Creately is straight forward, simple to use, user friendly application. Application consists with good library of objects that can be use to create diagrams. It aslo support sharing what you create with others easily.

Cons

Real time collabration can be improved.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sharleen Tu

Average Tool

2016-12-07

A little overwhelming to use at first but the drag-and-drop is easy to use.

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Source: Capterra
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Paul Mullan

Great value for money

2019-03-28

Great!

Pros

Ease of use and visualization with modes

Cons

Sometimes delays with clicking and dragging to create diagrams.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Hugo Santos

Really worthy ;)

2019-03-28

It is fine and I have been paying myself for the license besides the fact that I am using in my third company already ;)

Pros

The plastic, colours and really easy to use.

Cons

Sometimes it hangs/stuck loading. Export sometimes seems slow for high definition

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Government Administration company, 51-200 employees)

Creately Review for Lean Academy Projects

2019-04-02

Overall, I had a great experience using Creately and have since recommended it to co-workers and executive management.

Pros

I appreciate that with Creately I had access to many different styles of templates for all of the Lean Academy and Six Sigma projects our department was embarking on.

Cons

Also trying to get everything to fit on one page was a little time consuming.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 1-10 employees)

Great Tool for Project Management

2019-04-08

Pros

It is easily shared with multiple users to have a living document for collaboration.

Cons

The formatting and user interface is a little bit buggy and non responsive, especially on the desktop version.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Ali Banglawala

Usability and Accessability

2019-03-28

Excellent for designing of network diagrams.

Pros

Browser based. 2. Supports all interfaces. 3.

Cons

1. No of diagrams that can be stored in trial mode.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Carlo Tortora

Creately Review

2019-06-04

Pros

Furthermore, diagrams created in jpg can be exported for free.

Cons

The free version does not include collaboration features with other users.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Cinergix


Hi Carlo, thanks for using Creately and taking the time to leave a review. The free version allows up to 3 collaborators. Please let us know if you had trouble adding collaborators.

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Joseph Rubenstein

Great software, sometimes has issues

2019-10-30

Really like the export to PNG option as it makes sharing so much easier.

Pros

I like the integration into JIRA and Confluence and the stand-alone version - the ease of use of porting drawings from each to another.

Cons

The desktop version running on Adobe Air is also a bit of a problem for me - adds an admin need to make sure the base software is secure and also makes me perceive the effort to be a bit less.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Edwin Kamangala

Used mainly for Organisational Structure diagramming

2019-03-29

It gets the job done. Sometimes glitchy... and could be smoother really.

Pros

The ability to use different​ shapes through drag and drop.

Cons

Some inconsistencies in response to spae placement and position of text within​ shapes.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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