Gliffy is Spiffy!
February 01, 2019

Gliffy is Spiffy!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Gliffy

We use Gliffy across the organization as a plugin-in to Confluence. With the need to document in diagram, workflow, and picture form Gliffy is able to give us a simple tool to get our point across easily. Given our dependence on information and knowledge storage in Confluence a tool that can be embedded and maintained directly in the pages is invaluable.


  • Many templates to utilize as a quick start.
  • Embedded inside of Confluence pages.
  • Clean visual interface and objects.


  • It is not as robust as higher end tools in regards to object options and breadth of visualization options.
  • Some versions of Gliffy were buggy and work was lost.
  • Always felt like the properties box should be persistent, not a selection each time you needed it displayed.
  • Knowledge is easily visualized.
  • The time it takes to create workflows that are in line with business processes is drastically decreased as compared to PowerPoint.
  • All information and knowledge is in one spot.
Visio has been the standard of what I have considered to be the go-to diagramming product. Gliffy holds its own and while I haven't used Visio for a while I don't know where there would be substantial advantages to using Visio over Gliffy. The functionality is comparable and I don't remember any gaps that I felt were worth keeping in mind.
Gliffy is a great tool for creating high level workflows and diagrams to expound on details of a topic. The versioning feature is great to compare or revert prior versions as things change over time or clarifications come up. As we have it installed currently it is only for use inside of Atlassian Confluence, but having a standalone designer may be nice for other applications. It is easy to use for most business users.


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