Gliffy vs Microsoft Visio: What are the differences?
Gliffy: Online diagram creation tool. Make flowcharts, network diagrams, uml diagrams, org charts, mind maps, wireframes, and more; Microsoft Visio: Diagramming made simple. Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.
Gliffy and Microsoft Visio can be categorized as "Diagramming" tools.
Some of the features offered by Gliffy are:
- Diagram with ease
- Share with anyone
- Collaborate instantly
On the other hand, Microsoft Visio provides the following key features:
- Versatile templates and thousands of shapes
- Support for industry standards
- Built-in validation
When starting my new role at #Stessa, I needed a solution to start diagramming some of my #Architecture so I'd be able to share my views on #SystemArchitecture with the rest of the team.Visualization is key. Especially when working with complex/distributed systems. You want to make sure everybody's got the same understanding of your approach, so you can better communicate, and start delegating more.
In the past, I had worked with #VisualParadigm for #UML, in both desktop and #SaaS version of the product. Also worked with #LucidChart We also looked at potential alternatives such as Microsoft Visio for instance.
Ultimately, my recommendation was & we closed on Lucidchart, as it won on couple of key aspects : #Team #Collaboration, #Integrations with #AWS for instance, and certain specific visualizations we were looking for / others didn't have.
This isn't just for #Engineering. I've seen Lucidchart being used by #Product Teams, #Network #Engineers, #IT Departments, #DevOps, or non-Engineering related teams.