Gliffy Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Gliffy

Create Great Looking Diagrams

4.29/5 (51 reviews)

Gliffy overview

What is Gliffy?

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

Pricing

Starting from
$3.99/month
Pricing options
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

Supported languages

English
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Gliffy user reviews

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Tim McCallan

Gliffy time

Reviewed 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 William

Excellent application for creating process flowcharts

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

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

Reviewed 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)

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Anonymous

Great online diagram creation tool

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

The accessible flowchart application designed with ease of use in mind

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Gliffy pricing

Starting from
$3.99/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
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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

API

Access Control (176 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (239 other apps)
Activity Tracking (127 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (124 other apps)
Auditing (122 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (178 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (111 other apps)
Compliance Management (132 other apps)
Data Import/Export (170 other apps)
Data Visualization (128 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (127 other apps)
Monitoring (269 other apps)
Real Time Data (120 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (151 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (200 other apps)
Search Functionality (120 other apps)
Third Party Integration (237 other apps)
User Management (110 other apps)
Workflow Management (140 other apps)

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Additional information for Gliffy

Key features of Gliffy

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