Creately vs. Flowdock

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Creately
Score 7.4 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Creately aims to provide powerful diagramming features at a very affordable price. The product boasts an intuitive interface so users can quickly and easily come up with professional diagrams. Users can draw flowcharts, organizational charts, wire-frames, SWOT diagrams, Venn diagrams, network diagrams and many other diagrams using Creately.
$6.95
per month
Flowdock
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Flowdock is a collaboration tool built around a chat and team inbox interface. Flowdock is available via app or as a browser-based solution. It was originally offered by Rally Software Development, which was acquired by CA Technologies, which was acquired by Broadcom in 2018.N/A
Pricing
CreatelyFlowdock
Editions & Modules
Creately Online Personal
$6.95
per month
Creately Server
$6.95
per user
Creately Team 5
$40
per month
Creately Desktop
$75
per user
Creately Team 10
$80
per month
Creately Team 25
$200
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CreatelyFlowdock
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.95 per userNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounted prices for non profits, educational institutes and charities.
More Pricing Information
Features
CreatelyFlowdock
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Flowdock
4.9
2 Ratings
46% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Search00 Ratings5.72 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Flowdock
3.8
2 Ratings
71% below category average
Chat00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Flowdock
7.8
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Video files00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CreatelyFlowdock
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
6.6
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CreatelyFlowdock
Likelihood to Recommend
Cinergix
Creately sells itself as software specializing in a wide variety of areas, which is true in some cases. Visualizing and creating marketing processes, research, user flows, and general flowcharts is an extremely powerful tool. However, in other areas, such as Human Resources, UI/UX prototyping, and Wireframe design, it leaves a little to be desired compared to the competition.
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Broadcom
Flowdock is well suited for small teams and to environments that doesn't need too much reliability. I think it has some management problems that can make your life difficult if you have to manage a big amount of users. If you want just a tool communication with basic features (without using any integration or robust features) it can be suitable for you. You should try Flowdock using its free version for a small team and compare with others similar products. Flowdock delivers team chat and collaboration features, but is not necessarily the best product. Maybe some usability problems that disturb me won't be so relevant to you.
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Pros
Cinergix
  • Helps to create wonderful charts.
  • Helps co-worker to work on a similar project.
  • It allows importing multiple templates.
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Broadcom
  • Mobile app experience
  • Software integrations
  • Notifications
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Cons
Cinergix
  • Can add more tutorials to guide the users in the tool
  • Tools lags sometimes when a diagram with lot of data is loaded
  • It also gets stuck sometime when an Undo functionality is used
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Broadcom
  • One thing a little bit annoying is that a lot of links to others Flowdock sections (preferences, external services, etc) will open a new window/tab. Each click may take you to a new window and you can get lost easily.
  • There isn't a quick access list to members of your organization to start a private chat. I took a while to find how to do that. The interface and usability could be better.
  • There isn't an app for Windows Phone.
  • Sometimes you try to load some conversation and it doesn't show anything. It is not frequently but happens sometimes.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cinergix
No answers on this topic
Broadcom
I go with the flow because I'm a newer employee and Flowdock works as advertised. If it were my decision to choose a team communciator for the organization, I'd recommend we go with Slack for its robust features and ever-changing/evolving software integrations. Slack is the outright innovator in the space and will continue to hold that role for some time.
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Support Rating
Cinergix
It definitely could be better, but it may also depend on the type of license you are subscribing to.
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Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Cinergix
Creately is a more intuitive solution and has better looking elements, shapes etc.
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Broadcom
Slack is a similar software.
Private chat or channels are well implemented in both softwares and both are also very easy to setup.
Besides of some usability problemas I think Flowdock is still better than Slack in this user experience and design.
The second point is the price. Flowdock is half price of Slack ($3/month). If you are a student or a non-profit organization, you are able to get some special license.
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Return on Investment
Cinergix
  • We were able to save a lot of time in visualizing strategic processes.
  • We saved meeting time by simply showing our workflows and keeping our coworkers in the loop.
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Broadcom
  • Our company uses it by default.
  • I enjoy the ability to communicate outside of text messages...keeps the conversation on in it's own bucket.
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ScreenShots

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