Video: Gliffy vs alternatives

Last updated: March 01, 2018

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Gliffy.com is a web-based diagram editor. Create and share flowcharts, network diagrams, floor plans, user interface designs and other drawings online. Gliffy free alternatives are: Google Drawings, Creatly, DrawAnywhere, Diagramly

See also videos of main Gliffy alternatives:

LibreOffice Draw

Grapholite

Microsoft Visio
Recent Gliffy news:

07.11.18. Gliffy acquired by RogueWave Software

Gliffy is joining forces with Rogue Wave Software, the company that helps global enterprise customers tackle the most complex issues in building, connecting, and securing applications. Its platforms, tools, components, and support are used across financial services, technology, healthcare, government, entertainment, and manufacturing to deliver value and reduce risk. Joining forces with Gliffy will improve Rogue Wave Software's ability to help companies speed up development cycle time. For Gliffy customers and community members, this new collaboration will only increase our ability to expand and improve Gliffy products. No changes to license agreements are expected.


2018. Gliffy adds AWS Simple Icons

To make documenting their infrastructure and offerings easy, Amazon's brilliant designers have created icons to represent every service they provide. And as the offerings are always evolving, so are the shapes. Gliffy developers thought it would be useful to create a template with all the most up-to-date AWS simple icons (which you can use as a starting point for creating your own network documentation). There are so many shapes, that the template takes a minute to load. You can view it at 50% zoom since the shapes are large (for optimal resolution).


2017. Gliffy is extending its enterprise offering

Gliffy is extending its enterprise-level tier (previously available in the Atlassian ecosystem only). Gliffy Enterprise is the bridge between talking about something and getting it done. It ensures that corporate assets stay secure, information remains within the company even if employees leave, and most importantly, that teams are better aligned. It features cross-team sharing & collaboration - Increases visibility into what you and your team are working on. Provides a high-level overview of cross-departmental projects. Allows teams to work with the tools they love best by integrating with popular platforms including Basecamp and Slack. Easy user management makes it easy for admins to create new accounts and manage privacy settings, saving valuable time and simplifying work processes.


2014. Gliffy integrates with online versions of JIRA and Confluence

Atlassian, a leading provider of collaboration software for teams, launched Atlassian Connect - an extensible new framework for developers to build add-ons that deeply integrate with online versions of JIRA and Confluence. Gliffy has become one of the first adopters of the platform. "We see Atlassian Connect as an opportunity to re-architect our successful diagramming and mockup tool for JIRA," said Chris Kohlhardt, CEO of Gliffy. "Based on Atlassian Connect, the next version of Gliffy for JIRA OnDemand will maintain the same intuitive interface and we'll be able to deploy product improvements instantly."


2013. Gliffy launched Chrome app

Diagramming and business graphics tool Gliffy is now available for Chrome in the new Google Chrome Web Store. Developed as a Chrome App, Gliffy Diagrams offers users the best of all worlds: It works on and offline, seamlessly integrating with the desktop, and it is automatically updated as new versions are released. It is also integrated with Google Drive so users can share and collaborate with clients or other users. By providing an up-to-date business graphics tool, customers now have a nimble and powerful alternative to Visio and LibreOffice Draw. Since it is the full version, customers are up and running quickly and are able to create an unlimited number of drawings without any time trial limits.


2013. Gliffy moves to HTML5

Web-based diagram creation tool Gliffy has been rewritten in HTML5, allowing its developer to add a slew of new features, including support for Microsoft Visio as well as Google Drive cloud storage. The shift from Flash to HTML5 was "highly risky," but something that the developers have seen as necessary. Gliffy is now actually live in both Flash as well as HTML5, but given the large number of HTML5-compliant browsers available, the Flash version is quickly losing relevance. The new release also adds features such as the ability to drag and drop images, and coherent themes that can be extended across a diagram or flowchart as a whole.


2009. Gliffy unveils API for developers

Gliffy, the online Visio alternative, has released the first API for any service of its kind. This new move will let Gliffy really lead the pack in this space and impact the competitors like Lovely Charts and Draw Anywhere. The API is in public beta as of today. The developers who got access to the trial run have already built some extensions, such as a script that automatically backs up your Gliffy account to your local machine.With the API, the company hopes that the ability to extend and integrate the service with other platforms will become too attractive to pass up.


2009. Gliffy takes on Omnigraffle with major redesign

Gliffy has released the newest version of their popular SaaS Visio Killer. It has done a major redesign of the look and feel of the software. The new UI is definitely comparable to Visio and Omnigraffle in quality, and that's what matters most for Gliffy's current and potential users. Enhancements such as a brand new set for network symbols and revamped plugins for Confluence and JIRA should be particularly beneficial.


2008. Gliffy - Microsoft Visio online alternative

Gliffy, as well as MS Office Visio - is a tool for drawing various charts, diagrams, interfaces, plans, etc. For many years, MS Office Visio was the only normal solution in this niche and Gliffy - is it's first worthy competitor, which also can become its killer. Gliffy provides all the functionality that you can find in Visio. The fact that the Gliffy is an online services, but not the desktop app - does not affect the speed and convenience of the interface. But Gliffy also has some advantages over Visio. First of all, it offers free single-user version, which in many cases is sufficient. Since Gliffy is a web service - it is very convenient to share and collaborate on a diagram. Unlike Visio, the service provides the version control system, which allows you to track the changes and roll back the older versions.