Gliffy Screenshot

Gliffy is a pre-launch startup, which makes a program for collaborative drawing. I signed up for the beta a few weeks ago, and just got invited today.

While I haven’t tried out the collaboration feature, I am pretty impressed by the program overall. First, I was surprised that it actually worked, until I found out it was written in Flash (after which the only surprise was that copy and pasting text worked). I am also impressed by the use of screen real estate. All of the features needed to do a drawing are given space, and it is much less cluttered than Microsoft Office (don’t even get me started on Office 2007 or Windows Vista). Another thing that impresses me is the versioning system built into it.

I think with the new crop of office applications, including those from 37 Signals, and a web app to tie them together that hasn’t been invented yet, we could start to see a shift from desktop office applications to the web in half a decade or so.

2 thoughts on “Gliffy

  1. […] – Michael Sica – “gliffy is pretty impressive.” – Fred Cavazza (english translation) – translated quote: “…very impressive.” – t. – “…I found it a useful, intuitive, and visually pleasing tool.” – A Zulu In Silicon Valley – “This is really cool if you’re looking to share flwocharts, which is currently a huge pain of MS Visio.” – Ben Atkin – “…I am pretty impressed by the program overall.” – Billy BLOGirlardo – Making A Diagram In A Jiffy With Gliffy – Francine Lévesque – “…I find the features are easy to navigate and use” – Tom Smith’s: theOTHERblog – “I like it.” […]

  2. […] – Rick Broida, Computer Shopper – “Sure, you could shell out big bucks for Microsoft Visio—or you could use Gliffy for all your diagramming needs.” – Chris Harris, School Library Journal – “…an upstart Web site just might have what it takes to knock down a long established software package.” – KPIX covers STIRR – Gliffy is mentioned in this local TV piece – Paul Veneziam, InfoWorld – Gliffy makes it look easy – Rafe Needleman, CNet – Gliffy, the online Visio killer – Kate Russell, BBC World – “…a brilliant tool…” – Lifehacker – “Whether you’re creating flow charts, floor plans, or pretty much anything you’d consider a diagram, Gliffy actually looks like it can handle it.” – Saeed Richardson, Duke Univ. Macromedia Users Group – “Don’t have Visio? Try gliffy.com!” – Pete Cashmore at Mashable – “it’s far superior to anything else out there” – Solution Watch – “Overall, Gliffy was not only very helpful for creating diagrams, but I also found it being a lot of fun to use.” – Michael Sica – “gliffy is pretty impressive.” – Fred Cavazza (english translation) – translated quote: “…very impressive.” – A Zulu In Silicon Valley – “This is really cool if you’re looking to share flowcharts, which is currently a huge pain of MS Visio.” – Ben Atkin – “…I am pretty impressed by the program overall.” – Billy BLOGirlardo – Making A Diagram In A Jiffy With Gliffy – Francine Lévesque – “…I find the features are easy to navigate and use” – Tom Smith’s: theOTHERblog – “I like it.” – David Warlick – “Very cool” – Roger Kondrat – “Finally a product that is easy to use…” – Snoring how to stop – “Very fun.” – REMC Ramblings – “I really like it.” – Leigh Blackall – Teach and Learn Online – I love this tool. Gliffy.com I love you!! – Solo Technology – I’d say these guys have the diagramming slice of web office apps cornered. – snipperoo – “Very nicely implemented.” – The Tech Savvy Educator – “Gliffy is everything a concept mapping tool should be…” – Google Blogsearch for Gliffy – Technorati search for gliffy […]

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