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10 Ratings
34 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
34 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Whimsical is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Creately

84%
2 Ratings
8.7

Whimsical

87%
8 Ratings

Usability

Creately

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Whimsical

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

5.6

Creately

56%
4 Ratings
6.7

Whimsical

67%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Creately

Very good online option for flowcharts and other purposes; can be quite cost-effective, too, depending on how you use it.
Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

For planning purposes, ideation process and content organization in general, Whimsical is an awesome tool in our workflow. It can be used by management teams as well by Creative and Development. Also, if you need to explain a more complex idea or process, it's perfect since you can use visual tools to describe it better.It's very easy to use and has a great set of tools even on the free plan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Creately

  • Creately provides the same experience that other similar tools (i.e. Visio) provides, but presents it in a much more colorful, unique manner. The colors are vibrant, and my clients have always been impressed with the quality and feel.
  • Creately provides a lot of creative control over how your images look. I can play with the opacity and color scheme, or use what they already provide.
  • Creately also allows me to create wireframes for clients to review, whether desktop or mobile. I can create simple, easy to understand frames and concepts in minutes - they're super professional looking and ready to share.
  • I like the pricing model. Right now I can pay month-to-month, or pay a one-time fee for a year. It's also less expensive than Visio, which is very nice.
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

  • Simple to use
  • Tons of uses
  • Can be customized with themeing
  • Can organize all your boards pretty much however you want
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Creately

  • The transition Creately made this year to their new non-Flash platform seems to almost function like a beta release in some instances.
  • Customer support sometimes takes a while to return and the responses are not always the best or most helpful. Follow up isn't great, either.
Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

  • It can be a little frustrating trying to line things up exactly right but that's probably more user error than anything
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Creately

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
6.95

Starting Price

$40 per month

Creately Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Creately Desktop$751
Creately Server6.951
  1. per user
SaaS Edition
Creately Online Personal6.951
Creately Team 5$401
Creately Team 10$801
Creately Team 25$2001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
We offer deeply discounted prices for non profits, educational institutes and charities.

Whimsical

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Whimsical Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Creately

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Whimsical

Whimsical 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Whimsical is overall very easy to learn and remember. One issue with the usability occurs when you attempt to move connected boxes around the workspace. Frequently connections break or do not add easily, causing further disconnects. You can manually fix these issues, but it's a oprobem that seems would have an easy fix
Sarah Littlefield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Creately

Creately 5.6
Based on 4 answers
I haven't used Creately's support. I don't know what to rate this to be honest. If there was an "N/A," I'd use that. I like products where I don't have to do a lot of research or studying to learn how to use the software. Creately allows me to jump in and go.
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

Whimsical 6.7
Based on 5 answers
I reached out to support, as I was interested in possibly investing in the organization, and they quickly and happily informed me they are a bootstrap organization and do not take on investors at this time. The swift response and information readily available for my consumption was extremely helpful and shows how solid the team behind it is.
Brianne Matthias | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Creately

In terms of pricing and functionality, Creately was the clear winner at the time, although the jury is still out on Creately's new version in terms of how simple it may be to use.
Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

Whimsical nails early stage project exploration. Whether it’s mapping, wire-framing, or simply whiteboard collaboration, Whimsical provide a flexible toolset that puts you and your team in the correct mindset to explore ideas without feeling committed to a specific direction. Giant projects do not have much impact on performance and copy/paste in between projects works without issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Creately

  • Creately is less expensive and dare I say more professional looking than Visio. It looks great at a fraction of the price.
  • Creately allows me to share ideas and processes with my clients. It shows that I understand their business processes, and increases their trust in my abilities to work with them.
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

  • We've been using free version, so it's a no brainer.
  • As it helps us focus on the information organization process, we don't lose time redoing work due to the lack of planning before doing design or code.
  • We can collaborate on the same project, so it's easier to get things done as we're working from home as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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