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Creately

Simplest Way to Visualize Ideas and Concepts

4.36/5 (146 reviews)

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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
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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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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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
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Aekansh K.

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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Md Abdul M.

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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Nimanthi R.

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Vinoch S.

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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

Cost-effective, user-friendly, flexible, intuitive, and convenient.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Adam S.

Quick online graph tool

2021-03-09

Oveall I can recommend Creately to just anybody who need to generate process flow diagrams, graphs, or other visualizations.

Pros

Creately give you a possibility to create graphs, diagrams, and any other visualization online without installing anything on computer you use.

Cons

Drag and drop objects can sometime react in inaccurate way.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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.

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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Vamsidhar P.

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

Very rarely the application throws run time error and I need to relaunch it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Carlo T.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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kaye w.

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 C.

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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Sharleen T.

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 M.

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Hugo S.

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
(Marketing and Advertising company, 11-50 employees)

Creating mind maps become easier with Creately!

2021-06-18

Satisfied against the payment and reliable to get the work done with Creately.

Pros

Convenient to collaborate and communicate with collogues when using Creately.

Cons

Sometimes there's a bit lag and delay when we drag and drop.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, myself only employees)

Highly recommended for businesses and individuals

2019-03-21

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

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.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

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

Value for money
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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Edwin K.

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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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Excelent solution for drawing and collaboration at the same time.

2018-09-25

Our time was really quick drawing and collaborating diagrams for our sales pipeline for instances, was a great tool in work.

Pros

The free version was really great for start point with the product, the flexibility was really good and the graphs and diagrams I made were really good.

Cons

The watermark in the free version when I export a resource, but I know it's normal.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Vera R.

Nice diagrams for free

2018-04-04

Pros

I liked how nice and smooth the diagrams created with Creately look. Though UML charts look pretty dull, with Creately you can make them look modern. Basically, it offers option for plenty types of charts, but using it for customer journeys and flowcharts is the best.

Cons

Besides, sometimes style is not applied to all objects and management of arrows attached to objects can be a pain.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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