Gliffy Features

Gliffy

Create Great Looking Diagrams

4.3/5 (50 reviews)

Gliffy Feature Summary

  • 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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Gliffy Feature Reviews

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

Robert Weinstein

Excellent Diagram Tool

2019-09-13

Gliffy works great for me because I can create it in Confluence on a Wiki page and edit it real-time in a quick efficient manner.

Pros

If you do not need all the functionality of Visio but need to diagram or show flows, it provides the ability to document processes and diagrams in a simple quick and easy manner.

Cons

There are a few areas where Gliffy is not intuitive and it lacks an easy explanation/help/ However since it's very intuitive to use, this is not a large problem.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeff Garon

Verified Reviewer

Great for simple diagrams, but lacking for a go-to

2018-09-25

Pros

Drag and drop web UI is easy to get started with as well.

Cons

I use it more for conceptual workflows vs. something I'd want to present due to this.

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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N Luke Brown

Use to do flowcharts, diagrams

2017-11-07

I use Gliffy to provide necessary visualization to management, co-workers, and customers when proposing and managing business process change.

Pros

Easy, cheap, cloud-based. Gliffy is a great way to get into flowcharts, diagrams, and process flow mapping without dealing with low-quality drawing tools or high-price software packages.

Cons

I *once* had a printout/export problem because of problems with a browser version.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sagar Duwal

Great flowchart designing, UML diagram, prototypes

2018-03-18

Pros

This is one of my web application me and my team members use for writing project reports and planning the workflow of project.

Cons

The UI/UX has not been changed for long time. The UI could be redesigned for better performance and looks.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris LaPlante

We use Gliffy to do online systems documentation.

2018-06-09

Pros

This allows us to keep track of the documents created and search for them later.

Cons

I would like the see a data-driven model allowing me to have live diagrams that pull from outside databases.

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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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Anonymous
(Human Resources company, 201-500 employees)

It's a great tool for flow charts and process flow diagrams

2018-04-24

Using this to create process flow diagrams to communicate flows in the product to business users who would otherwise have a hard time understanding the different workflows is a huge benefit for us.

Pros

It has most of the elements that we need as ready drag and drop elements and it's great at alignments, flow arrows, etc.

Cons

It seems very limited to strictly flow charts of process flow diagrams. It's very hard to make other kinds of diagrams or mockups. In that way, it is quite limited.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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James Sharp

Strong web based Diagramming tool- slick interface and strong features

2017-10-11

Great interface to work with and did speed up the process of generating complex diagrams

Pros

The interface in Gliffy is really slick and intuitive to use- this allows for even complex diagrams to be mapped out very quickly and the user experience is generally very good.

Cons

Google drive integration isnt available on the base subscription- price point is a little higher compared to similarly options and I believe it is an annual plan rather than monthly

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 51-200 employees)

GliffyRevNotes

2020-09-08

can be great for first draft for getting ideas in flow chart or diagram to better view process, for development of operations.

Pros

I like the fact that it could be used without any install on the cient, just in the Atlassian stack of appliacions.

Cons

limited support of all objects types can be easy to learn with drag and drop, but not as full featured as expected built in.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Frank William

Excellent application for creating process flowcharts

2018-11-12

Pros

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.

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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Anonymous
(Internet company, 201-500 employees)

Visio features for Confluence documents

2019-07-16

Great for diagramming server connectivity and workflows.

Pros

Intuitive interface to bring in objects, snap to grid, and save revisions that can be rolled back.

Cons

some objects were difficult to find after browsing through available categories.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Moreno

I like the way to create minimalistic diagrams with entire icons, so this software allow my creavity

2018-07-06

save time making diagrams with touch minimalistic.

Pros

It have a lot icons, from cloud, servers, persons to shapes and allow to drag and drop fast without install additional software.

Cons

i cant create or add custom icons, so i need to mix more of 2 icons to create new meanings like server with cloud of server with firewall.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christopher Weber

Verified Reviewer

Archaic feel with limited tools.

2020-07-08

I have used Visio in the past and didn't have to search as much as with this tool.

Pros

The add library feature is easy to use for adding shapes.

Cons

Additionally I haven't found a way to integrate the cloud version that my company paid for to JIRA or Confluence.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

Really great tool for creating workflows and map out processes

2017-12-10

Pros

It's easy drag and drop and pull options.

Cons

It makes it hard to move specific actions or parts of the workflow and can get a bit stuck sometimes.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Jean Carlos Trujillo Contreras

ER and UML, online and simple

2018-06-06

I have designed multiple diagrams with the free version and has done its job.

Pros

-Compare with the objectives for which it was designed.

Cons

-The free version is very limited and tedious with the subscription. - Little compatibility to extract the diagrams.

Rating breakdown

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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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Anonymous
Enterprise Architect, Multichannel Supply chain (Retail company, 10001+ employees)
Verified Reviewer

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

2014-04-17

Good range of available symbols and easy to add your own stencils from a SVG-based artwork (and JPG importing was easy too).

Pros

Quick Free versions available Lots of integrations: Chrome, Google Drive, Google Docs Addin, MS word Addin, Confluence.

Cons

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.

Source: GetApp
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Terence Beck

Very handy diagramming tool

2018-03-23

Pros

Quite impressed with the diagram feature set and the speed.

Cons

While I have experienced a few quirks with linking and moving objects, overall I still think its a pretty good diagramming tool.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Tony Miller

Easy and intuitive for wireframing

2016-10-03

There's a good range of form elements for wireframing and the export options work well.

Pros

Easy to use, fast to use.

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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Shrish Talwar

Used Gliffy to create Entity Relationship & Data Flow Digrams

2017-05-18

1. Easy collaboration. 2.

Pros

Availability to be used with Confluence is a great feature, where we create diagrams online and can embed these to our documentation. 4.Having the gliffy plugin for Confluence and my rep is really helpful. 5.

Cons

Missing the feature of brainstorming. 2.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Gliffy is a place that you can create a simple diagram, such as a floor plan or a flowchart.

2018-05-16

For example, I am a software developer, is easy for me to create flowcharts, Database Schema and those charts that are relevant for me.

Pros

Different types of diagram can be created easily. Cost is low, can be found in Confluence and also Jira

Cons

Google drive integration is only limited to business team account. Export to Visio format is a headache.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Thiago Santos

A tool that gives a simple and efficient way to improve the proccess management of the company

2019-05-23

A simple and easy-to-use software with a wide variety of tools, which enables us to create diagrams and process diagrams of departmental processes in a simple and collaborative way

Pros

The variety of customization tools to design processes.

Cons

The limitation on the color customization of the diagrams.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dave Kitchen

Gliffy - good honest package

2020-07-30

Overall very good, still use.

Pros

The ease of use was particularly good. The drag and drop facility meant that diagrams could be completed in seconds.

Cons

Because it is free there is a limit to what it can do compared to paid for systems.

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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Anonymous
(Furniture company, 51-200 employees)

The accessible flowchart application designed with ease of use in mind

2018-05-01

Helps me create flowcharts to visualize complex processes and relationships

Pros

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rodrigo Villalobos

Easy diagraming tool

2019-03-15

We use it in integration with confluence and is super useful

Pros

Gliffy has a very wide variety of shapes and they are very well organized

Cons

I don't like that every time you click "save" button it creates a new version of the diagram even if the diagram had no changes at all, yo can end up with several versions that are exactly the same

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Aviation & Aerospace company, 201-500 employees)

Excellent workflow builder when used with Confluence

2018-02-06

Pros

Integrates well with Confluence and makes building ERD documentation a breeze.

Cons

Does not have the tabs feature that many of us have come to expect.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Thais Santos

A complete solution for diagramming management processes.

2019-06-07

A complete solution for diagramming management processes, giving us an optimized view of our current scenario with possible editing and simulation of possible improvements.

Pros

It is very easy to edit and share diagrams made in Gliffy.

Cons

There are bugs in the view via web browsers like Google Chrome

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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