SmartDraw vs Gliffy

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More Powerful and Easier to Use Than Gliffy®

Whether you're looking for a standalone diagramming solution or want to add diagrams to your Confluence® wiki, there are many reasons to choose SmartDraw over Gliffy. Here are some of them:

SmartDraw Gliffy
Built-in Symbols 34,000+ 1,350+
Pre-installed templates 4,500+ 71+
Automatic Diagramming
Visio® Import
Visio® Export
Confluence® Integration
MS Office® Integration
OneDrive® Integration
Dropbox® Integration

SmartDraw Gives You More Templates and Symbols

With SmartDraw, you'll never have to start with a blank page. SmartDraw provides you with an incredible breadth of built-in content. You'll get over 4,500 templates for every type of diagram from flowcharts to network diagrams and over 34,000 built-in symbols.

SmartDraw help you create diagrams and drawings like:

  • Flowcharts
  • Organizational charts
  • Network diagrams
  • Software designs
  • Floor plans
  • Engineering drawings
  • and Much More!
SmartDraw templates and examples

SmartDraw is Easier to Use

SmartDraw's automation is unparalleled. With Gliffy, you get a few rudimentary tools and if you need to change anything—move a shape, delete a shape, or add a new shape—you're on your own.

SmartDraw does the drawing for you. Add or remove a box, and SmartDraw realigns and arranges all the elements so that everything looks great.

Here is a short summary of just some of the features that make SmartDraw so much more easier to use than Gliffy®:

Keyboard shortcuts and automation
  • You can add shapes using just the keyboard and they are automatically placed in the correct position and properly connected to the other shapes in the drawing.
  • You can move a shape from one position to another and it will snap into place all while your drawing reformats automatically.
  • You can delete a shape and the lines will heal and the other shapes will re-adjust to fill the empty space automatically.
  • You can select a shape and start typing text into it without having to double-click.
  • You can tab from one shape to another and enter text.
Easy usability

SmartDraw Imports and Exports Visio® Files

SmartDraw allows you to open Visio® files even if you don't have Visio® installed on your system. You can even export any SmartDraw document as a Visio® file for easy collaboration with team members who haven't made the switch.

Import and export Visio

Smarter Integration

SmartDraw is more tightly integrated with other apps than Gliffy®. You can quickly add flowcharts, org charts, network diagrams and more to your Confluence® installation with SmartDraw's powerful plugin. With just a click, you can also send your drawing directly to any Microsoft Office® application like Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, or Outlook®. Or save your drawing to Dropbox®, Google Drive, or OneDrive®.

Smart Integration

SmartDraw is Trusted by Millions of Customers

Given how intuitive SmartDraw makes diagramming, you may never need help making a diagram. But if you do, SmartDraw tech support is always free. You'll get live telephone or email support from trained, in-house professionals.

Three-fourths of Fortune 500 companies use SmartDraw, as do more than 250,000 public, private and government organizations worldwide.

SmartDraw is the trusted tool to make diagrams by professionals worldwide. In fact, over 22 million people all over the world have tried SmartDraw.

SmartDraw customers

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