• Lucidchart vs. Gliffy

    Lucidchart and Gliffy are two of the most popular diagramming tools online. Here’s why we believe Lucidchart is the superior diagramming solution.

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Real-time collaboration
Publish webpage
Share with collaborators
JS embed code
Share as image
Publish PDF
Community sharing
Social media sharing
Google Apps
Google Drive
Microsoft Office 2013 Beta
Export options
Visio (.vdx)
Google Drive
Visio support
Import .vsd files
Import .vdx files
Export as .vdx files
Import stencils
UML shape libraries
Class diagram
Activity diagram
Sequence diagram
Use case diagram
Component diagram
Object diagram
Deployment diagram
State machine diagram
Communication diagram
Mind maps
Shortcut keys
Auto layout
Collapsible branches
BPMN shape library
Connecting objects
Other shape libraries
ER diagrams
Network diagrams
Circuit diagrams
Data flow
Geometric shapes
iPad mockups
iPhone mockups
Android mockups
Org charts
UI mockups
Venn diagrams
Floor plans
Lucidchart allows you to easily work on your projects in a team environment.
Lucidchart integrates with more vendors and only charges you once per account, no matter how many integrations an account uses.
Lucidchart allows you to export a partial selection of a document.
Lucidchart supports more Visio elements than any of our competitors.
Lucidchart has more complete libraries and more shape libraries than anyone else.

Customer reviews

If you must use Internet Explorer, then Gliffy is your solution. Otherwise, use Lucidchart.mikemainguy.blogspot.com
Gliffy is a very solid product, and it's priced fairly for what you get. In my opinion, Gliffy is definitely a better product than Microsoft Visio, but it's definitely not as good as Lucidchart.lessannoyingcrm.com
As you know, I never ever ever publish anything from vendors, but I just really like Lucidchart and appreciate that they are giving educators and students this amazing tool for free.friedtechnology.com

Gliffy import

Want to make the change to Lucidchart, but worried about losing your old Gliffy documents? Lucidchart now offers Gliffy import. Simply choose File > Import > Gliffy from the top menu bar to seamlessly upload your documents into our editor. You'll then be able to edit them with all of Lucidchart's unique advantages, outlined below.

Professional design

Customized themes

With Lucidchart, you can create consistent themes by picking a desired look and then applying it to every shape that you drag out. This saves you time and headaches. Gliffy lacks this feature.

More polished look

Lucidchart's vibrant colors and gradient options give you more design flexibility and clean, professional-looking charts. Compare our diagrams with Gliffy's and you will see a clear difference.

Interactive wireframes

Lucidchart makes it easy to simulate real website functionality. Switching to demo mode allows you to show clients both the appearance and the interactivity of their future website or application.

Superior diagramming


If you have a free account with Gliffy, all of your documents are available for anyone to view. Regardless of your account level, Lucidchart won't make your documents publicly available without permission.

More collaboration

Lucidchart offers real-time collaboration, which means that you and your co-workers or clients can work on diagrams together at the same time and see each other's changes instantly.

Better libraries

We have many libraries that Gliffy lacks, such as mockups for iOS 7, iPad, and Android devices. Lucidchart's libraries offer more extensive shapes and sub-sections.

Which program is a better value for me?

  • When it comes to integrations (like Confluence and JIRA), Lucidchart is more affordable because you only pay for what you use.
  • We offer free premium licenses to students and educators.
  • We let you pay on a monthly OR yearly basis and you can cancel your account at any time.

We think our software outperforms Gliffy, but don't take our word for it: Start a risk-free trial today and see the difference for yourself!