Gliffy vs Microsoft Visio


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Gliffy
Gliffy.com is a web-based diagram editor. Create and share flowcharts, network diagrams, floor plans, user interface designs and other drawings online. Gliffy free alternatives are: Google Drawings, Creatly, DrawAnywhere, Diagramly
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Microsoft Visio
Create professional diagrams to simplify complex information with updated shapes, collaboration tools and data-linked diagrams. Simplify complex information with professional diagrams you can create in just a few clicks. Visio makes diagramming simple - whether you want to quickly capture a flowchart that you brainstormed on a whiteboard, map an IT network, build an organizational chart, document a business process, or draw a floor plan. Microsoft Visio free cloud alternatives are: Gliffy, Google Drawings, Creatly, DrawAnywhere, Diagramly
Comparing Gliffy vs Microsoft Visio is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Gliffy has better video than Microsoft Visio



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Microsoft Visio has more user-friendly interface than Gliffy because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Microsoft Visio is more popular than Gliffy

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Microsoft launches Visio Online editor (in 2017)
- Gliffy unveils API for developers (in 2009)
- Gliffy - Microsoft Visio online alternative (in 2008)

Looks like Gliffy was recently more active than Microsoft Visio (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Gliffy and Microsoft Visio meet head to head:

2017 - Microsoft launches Visio Online editor to take on Gliffy



Microsoft Visio was the first popular tool for building schemes and diagrams, designing software and site interfaces. But then a lot of online Gliffy (like Gliffy, OmniGiraffe) appeared with collaboravite features, and most users forgot about the heavy Visio. For some reason Microsoft didn't release the online version of Visio together with other Office editors (Word, Excel...). Then, some years later (in 2016) the company launched just Visio Online viewer. And only now Visio Online becomes full-featured app that allows to build and edit diagrams in browser and organize teamwork on them. It costs $5/month per user. The free Visio Onilne viewer is available in almost all Office 365 plans. Thereby Microsoft Visio gets as cloud-friendly as Gliffy