Creately vs. Google Keep

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Creately
Score 7.3 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.
$5
per month
Google Keep
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Google Keep is a note-taking app launched by Google in 2013 and available free, providing a tool to capture text, images, video, etc.N/A
Pricing
CreatelyGoogle Keep
Editions & Modules
Creately Personal
$8
per month
Creately Team
$8
per month per user
Creately Team
$60
per year per user
Creately Personal
$60
per year
Creately Business
$149
per month Unlimited Users
Creately Business
$1,068
per year Unlimited Users
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CreatelyGoogle Keep
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounted prices for non profits, educational institutes, and charities.
More Pricing Information
Features
CreatelyGoogle Keep
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Google Keep
8.2
11 Ratings
4% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.37 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings5.15 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Search00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.87 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Google Keep
8.6
11 Ratings
7% above category average
Notifications00 Ratings7.87 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings9.97 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Google Keep
6.9
10 Ratings
16% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings2.73 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.97 Ratings
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User Ratings
CreatelyGoogle Keep
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
10.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
7.9
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
CreatelyGoogle Keep
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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Google
It is the perfect companion for storing all those little bits of information you need to do your job well, the best thing is getting it all out of your head and in to Google Keep. You can trust it to hold that information for you, and you know you can go back and use its excellent search functionality to find that information at a later date. It can also work really well for your personal life as well. I have two accounts, my work account and my personal account - I use them both in different contexts but I have always found Google Keep is great for both.
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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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Google
  • It's incredibly quick to load, it doesn't take long to pull up any note you have no matter how much information is in the note.
  • The ability to collaborate on a Google Keep note is also great! It allows for two or more of you to work on a project in one space.
  • I also love that I can color coordinate. I can make all my meeting notes one color, my personal notes another color and so on.
  • Enjoying the pinning feature that allows me to keep my important notes right at the top so I don't have to go searching for them when needed.
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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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Google
  • The iOS app sometimes gets into a state and doesn't update your notes (won't show new notes from other devices / computer), needs to be re-installed to resolve
  • Your notes take up space in your Google account's quota, though this is not very apparent at first - you have to keep an eye on what you are storing - huge pictures better not go in there
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Likelihood to Renew
Cinergix
No answers on this topic
Google
It does everything I need it to do. It is easy to organize and categorize what I need and what I want to see.
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Usability
Cinergix
No answers on this topic
Google
Google Keep is very easy to use. Currently, the company I work for has employees from different age brackets, and this is one of the easiest apps on G-Suite to explain. Not a lot of people use it, but it is due to personal choice since a lot of people still prefer pen and paper to keep their notes.
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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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Google
I gave this rating based on the ease of use, the simple functionality and how well it does at keeping my attention and helping me continue to use it and stay on track. The functionality mentioned before alongside the reminder functions and how it utilizes Google's powerful machine learning tech to better its software is remarkable.
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Alternatives Considered
Cinergix
Creately is a more intuitive solution and has better looking elements, shapes etc.
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Google
The main differential of Google Keep is its simplicity and efficiency for quick notes. I can draw on the card, put a photo, record audio if I can't write at the moment, in short, for everyday tasks, simple things, it is superior.
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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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Google
  • Google Keep is free, and for what I need it for I don't need to purchase another tool.
  • It's handy when it comes to taking quick notes, but so is a piece of paper. This tool won't magically improve your life.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of the diagram creation interfaceScreenshot of the diagrams and visual frameworks available to express ideasScreenshot of Creately VIZ's strategic frameworks used to deliver insights.