Diagrams are as powerful as they are versatile. They get people to see the big picture. They help teams vault over communication hurdles. They can be equally useful for looking at high-level plans or drilling down to the smallest detail. And, if you think there’s no inner diagramming Jedi waiting to awaken within you, give us a chance to prove you wrong.
Visual Language is Universal
Chances are, you’ve experienced the instant disorientation that sets in when you visit a country and don’t speak the language. You immediately regress to a time when you couldn’t read and symbols become your new best friends.
Symbols can guide you to food, shelter and gas. They can help you avoid danger and tell you when to stop and when to go. Diagrams (comprised of multiple symbols) are even more powerful. A diagram can align a team, clarify a process, communicate a complicated idea and get departments with different areas of expertise to finally understand each other.
Whether you’re a software engineer, a product manager, work in marketing or HR or just want to show your brilliant sense of humor, there’s a diagram for you.
Gliffy is easy to launch from Atlassian products like Confluence; if you do a lot of work in Confluence, it's easy to start up Gliffy and embed it in any document. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
What do you dislike?
Gliffy isn't easy to use when drawing complex diagrams, like when it spans greater than the visible space on my screen. It's slow to respond to my clicks to edit / write text in shapes, and slow to load when I exit out to the document it's embedded in, and then try to edit it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Gliffy is useful for drawing a quick diagram; however, be prepared for it to take some time to make more complicated diagrams and wireframes, and learn how to click into adding text and customizing the shapes, colors, etc of the components. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Gliffy helps us solve the problem of having a tool to quickly draw diagrams and include them in software architecture documents in Confluence Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.