Creately vs. Whimsical

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Creately
Score 7.7 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
Whimsical
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Whimsical is a visual workspace application from the company of the same name in Denver, allowing users to create collaborative wireframes, mindmaps, flowcharts, and sticky notes.N/A
Pricing
CreatelyWhimsical
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
CreatelyWhimsical
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.95 per userNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWe offer deeply discounted prices for non profits, educational institutes and charities.
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User Ratings
CreatelyWhimsical
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
8.3
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(2 ratings)
6.2
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
CreatelyWhimsical
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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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.
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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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Whimsical
  • Simple to use
  • Tons of uses
  • Can be customized with themeing
  • Can organize all your boards pretty much however you want
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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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Whimsical
  • It can be a little frustrating trying to line things up exactly right but that's probably more user error than anything
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Usability
Cinergix
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Whimsical
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
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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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Whimsical
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Cinergix
Creately is a more intuitive solution and has better looking elements, shapes etc.
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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.
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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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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.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Mind map creating using CreatelyScreenshot of AWS network diagram creating using Creately