gliffy screenshotGliffy is a web based diagram software. If you are on a different platform than MS Windows you are maybe searching for a good diagram software like MS Visio.

The tool works with flash in your browser and allows you  to use it on every platform with flash support. You can share your documents with others and export them for your presentation. A professional version is available for JIRA and gives you more space and options to save documents an collaborate with others.

There is a huge amount of graphics you can use for different kind of diagrams. Network plans, rack visualization on much more. Take a look at this great tool.


The new version of Gliffy is no longer using Flash. Real good work. I am using the Gliffy Plugin for Confluence at work and it works quite well. The new development to make Gliffy working with HTML5 and JavaScript is very nice.

6 thoughts on “Gliffy

  1. John

    Another tool worth checking out is LucidChart. It’s more robust than Gliffy because you can collaborate at the same time (a la Google Docs) and can import charts from Visio.

    1. Banym Post author

      Thank you, I will have a look at this tool, too. With Gliffy I had some strange behavior with more than one user from my office location at the same time. For the first user it works fine the others have some problems with speed and connection. What I saw on my first review of LucidChart was that Gliffy brings more graphics. Will this be improved by the LucidChart team in future releases?

  2. John

    The reason why you had strange behavior with Gliffy is because it doesn’t support multiple people accessing it at the same time. If you do, you overwrite each other’s work — we learned this the hard way.

    Can’t speak for the LC team but my team has always found enough graphics. Did you make sure you accessed all the graphics? Down in the left corner in a document, it says “Manage Shape Libraries.” Click that and you can access hundreds more graphics. Also, you can search Google Images or Iconfinder for anything you need on the spot.

  3. eman

    I am doing a presentation on Gliffy for my IT class in school … was hoping for a bit more positive review … everywhere I read people keep talking about LucidCharts 🙁


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