Gliffy lets you draw flowcharts and network diagrams for nothing

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Gliffy is a free online tool that lets you draw flowcharts, floorplans, network diagrams, and more. Since it's used online, you don't have to worry about system compatibility, and it'll run on just about any system that supports a modern web browser.

You create your drawings online. There are several palettes of shapes, so it's easy to drag-and-drop your way to completion. Several types of lines let you tie your elements together and indicate the direction that your process flows. You can save your creations online, or you can download them as JPEG, PNG, or even SVG files. You can share online images by publishing them and sticking their URL into another page, or by choosing other users with whom you want to collaborate. You are, however, limited to five public documents with a free account, and by definition, every document in the free version is public.

Even though this application is free, it's clear these folks would rather have you sign-up for the paid version. At $30, an annual subscription won't break the bank, but they're not at all subtle about urging you to upgrade to the premium edition.

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2 Responses to “Gliffy lets you draw flowcharts and network diagrams for nothing”

  1. Debi K says:

    Thanks for giving us a day! We appreciate the honor. We especially thank you for the thorough review. Let us know if you have feature requests we can add to the program to make that ‘switch’ from free to paid (was that subtle?). Again, thanks! debik at gliffy dot com

  2. Just wanted to try out the product for use as an alternative to Visio.