Great online diagram creation tool
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
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
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.
We use Gliffy to do online systems documentation.
I like the Gliffy is easy to use and integrates well with the rest of the Atlassian stack. This allows us to keep track of the documents created and search for them later. The functionality is comparable to the traditional market leader and has a robust set of inbuilt graphic elements.
I would like the see a data-driven model allowing me to have live diagrams that pull from outside databases.
My go-to for all flow diagrams
Favourite Confluence plugin.
I use this extensively at work. It has just about everything for creating diagrams - flowcharts, floorplans, electrical diagrams, rack diagrams e.t.c. I think it rivals (maybe even supersede) Visio.
Bug!!! Something does not like Google Chrome. Usually this is fixed on the next release of either Chrome, Gliffy plugin or Confluence. Does not cause problems, just an annoying pop up to report the issue.
A tool that gives a simple and efficient way to improve the proccess management of the company
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
The variety of customization tools to design processes.
The limitation on the color customization of the diagrams.
Gliffy is a good choice to sketch simple diagrams
I can do the entity diagrams of a database that doesn't generate the diagram, I can set a simple network diagrams
It's easier set simple diagrams like flowchart, network, entity-relation or uml. It's easier to set the diagrams and you can save with your account, if you pay the monthly suscription you can link to your google account and share your diagramas with your team
I think that the diagrams for user interface are a bit limited I think need more personalization and more componentes like a table, it could great that include and html diagrams
I like the way to create minimalistic diagrams with entire icons, so this software allow my creavity
save time making diagrams with touch minimalistic.
It have a lot icons, from cloud, servers, persons to shapes and allow to drag and drop fast without install additional software.
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.
Very simple but stylish wireframe software
Gliffy is straightforward to use and integrates fantastically with the Google Suite of products. Also has a Chrome extension to integrate with your browser.
Whilst not expensive, a monthly fee is required to get Google Drive integration. Almost too many wireframes to choose from and if you accidentally close a wireframe library it is a chore to bring it back
Strong web based Diagramming tool- slick interface and strong features
Great interface to work with and did speed up the process of generating complex diagrams
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.
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
Giffy is wonderful
Great tool for creating quality looking drawings and diagrams. Its ease of use will allow you to create diagrams in a timely manner. What I like with Gliffy is that one only needs to know how to drag and insert forms and then add any text you want.
Nice to use but I think it can be quite limited as to the amount of stuff you can do with the objects.
Good flow charting tool
Gliffy makes it easy to make basic flow charts. The visuals are ok, and the functionality is ok too; it does what it says it will do, just don't expect to be wowed.
It's tough to manage teams and share work... Wish that was easier. Also wish that we could pay by team instead of paying by user.
Gliffy is a great platform for quickly creating simple graphics
Gliffy allows you to create great quality graphics and share these easily. the price of the monthly subscription is ok for the amount of content you get.
the free version is not really worthwhile better off paying the monthly fee to get the full feature set.
Excellent Diagram Tool
I document process flows for software, data flow, and network diagrams. 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.
The ease of use and quick learning curve make Gliffy a top choice. 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. Gliffy is intuitive to use, pulling shapes onto the canvas, color palette and test information right there. It also integrates with Confluence making a Wiki page diagram an easy activity.
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.
Really great tool for creating workflows and map out processes
Tons of ways to do charts and workflows for a variety of purposes. It's easy drag and drop and pull options. Lots of basic functions already preloaded.
It gets a bit tricky when you have multiple elements working together. It makes it hard to move specific actions or parts of the workflow and can get a bit stuck sometimes.
Very strong diagram tool right in Confluence!
Really handy plugin to have for our Confluence users. Very easy to use and creates awesome diagrams without having to install software on each users workstation.
Recent cost increase is hard to swallow, I think it's doubled! Still not as good as Visio or SmartDraw as a complete alternative, however for in browser it can't be beat.
A complete solution for diagramming management processes.
A complete solution for diagramming management processes, giving us an optimized view of our current scenario with possible editing and simulation of possible improvements.
It is very easy to edit and share diagrams made in Gliffy.
There are bugs in the view via web browsers like Google Chrome
UML made simple
Gliffy works great if you need to create a diagram quickly. You can share it with other Users and update quickly. The best part is that you can integrate it with Confluence and then insert dynamic charts right in the documentation
I wish the chart looked more stylish and modern. Besides, it would be great if you could group the objects and manage them together as one group.
Gliffy - good honest package
Overall very good, still use.
The ease of use was particularly good. The drag and drop facility meant that diagrams could be completed in seconds. There are a number of templates that were of value.
Because it is free there is a limit to what it can do compared to paid for systems.
Does what you need for basic flow charts
I have used the Chrome extension and it is easy to install and use. It has all the basic features for what I needed for flow charting. I even used it to draw a quick network diagram.
Can sometimes lag and not cooperate when trying to move multiple items at once. Also, it only allows to attach a line to an item at specific points. I would prefer to be able to attach it anywhere on the line.
can be great for first draft for getting ideas in flow chart or diagram to better view process, for development of operations.
I like the fact that it could be used without any install on the cient, just in the Atlassian stack of appliacions.
limited support of all objects types can be easy to learn with drag and drop, but not as full featured as expected built in.
Excellent application for creating process flowcharts
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.
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.
Simple and quick, Confluence integration, lots of other integrations, but limited
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.
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
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)
Easy and intuitive for wireframing
I have been using gliffy as my standard tool for wireframing interfaces, ER diagrams and flow diagrams for several years now. The software is easy to use and intuitive. There's a good range of form elements for wireframing and the export options work well.
They had a bad outage a while ago, but they were up-front about what happened and did a great job of keeping users informed of how service restoration was progressing.
I'm looking forward to making more use of the google docs integration.
Easy to use, fast to use. Works great in Ubuntu.