Gliffy reviews


Diagramming and team collaboration platform
our rating 4 out of 5 Stars

GliffyProduct Overview

  1. About Gliffy
  2. Pros of Gliffy
  3. Cons of Gliffy
  4. Breakdown of core features

Gliffy product overview

Gliffy is a diagramming software that simplifies creating, sharing, and collaborating on a wide range of diagrams. It enables users to communicate more clearly, boost innovation, improve decisions, and work more effectively. It lets teams create professional-quality flowcharts, floor plans, and technical drawings.

Gliffy delivers collaboration features like commenting and sharing. It gives the ability to embed live versions of drawings and saves always-up-to-date designs in other workplace tools. Users can add custom shapes, logos, and colors to the system for the diagrams to fit their brand. Gliffy also supports enterprise teams with SSO and advanced admin control.

Pros of Gliffy

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  • It empowers teams to drive operational excellence by using visuals to better understand processes. Managers can add clarity to process documentation by using Gliffy’s diagrams to discuss and optimize their team’s work.
  • It improves collaboration by making documentation accessible to users, ensuring that team members can learn from one another.

Cons of Gliffy

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  • Compared to competitors, Gliffy offers limited shapes and templates.

Breakdown of core features

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Complex process visualization

Gliffy’s drag-and-drop interface allows team members to capture and clarify their ideas. Business teams can describe a complex workflow and engineering teams can align on an idea before writing a single line of code. The software also enables cross-functional teams to tackle design projects by empowering every member of the team to share.

Collaboration and sharing

The software is built for visual collaboration and made to keep everyone on the same page. Users can embed or share secure links. When a user updates the original diagram, the link automatically updates as well. This means the team won’t accidentally reference outdated information and that documentation is always up-to-date. Furthermore, Gliffy’s revision history enables revisiting an earlier diagram iteration.

Diagramming for Atlassian teams

Gliffy Diagrams for Confluence Cloud received Atlassian’s Cloud Fortified standards for security, scalability, and reliability. This builds off over 15 years of collaboration and integration with the Atlassian Ecosystem. Atlassian teams can capture and clarify ideas or existing documentation by making business process models, network diagrams, and flowcharts in Gliffy. Moreover, the software supports adding links to other Confluence pages, Jira issues, or external resources within diagrams. Users can also take their designs to the next level with Gliffy’s layer linking feature, which allows viewers to reveal layers of the diagram to get the right amount of context.

(Last updated on 07/06/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

Quick Facts

  • Industry Specialties
    All Industries
  • Pricing
  • Works Best For
    Any Sized Businesses


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  • Collaboration
  • Processes and Structures Visualization
  • Diagramming
  • Diagramming for Atlassian
  • Version History
  • Diagram Sharing
  • Custom Shape Libraries
  • Drill-down
  • Shared Folder Controls
  • Team Management


  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Google Workspace
  • Basecamp
  • WordPress
  • Teamwork
  • HipChat

Pricing Model

  • Professional
  • Enterprise
  • Gliffy for Confluence
  • Gliffy for Jira


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