Gliffy vs Lucidchart

Our intuitive interface and advanced features let you create complex Lucidchart diagrams in half the time it takes with Gliffy.

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How Lucidchart’s powerful features outperform Gliffy’s

  1. Tools built to handle your most complex projects

    Lucidchart adds and refines its features on a weekly basis, giving you access to superior data linking, conditional formatting, multi-page diagramming, and more. Gliffy’s online diagramming functionality lacks the power needed for complex diagramming and collaboration.

  2. User-friendly formatting for simplified diagramming

    Gliffy’s interface is time-consuming and cumbersome, requiring you to place and format each shape and line individually. Lucidchart’s intuitive drag-and-drop functionality and formatting features let you create and customize the same diagram in half the time.

  3. Integrations that go beyond Atlassian

    Like Gliffy, Lucidchart integrates seamlessly with Confluence and Jira, but our visual workspace offers more robust integrations with G Suite, Slack, and other leading apps. Lucidchart’s open API allows users to develop in-house integration solutions, so your opportunities are endless.

  4. Collaborative tools built with teams in mind

    Lucidchart offers @mention commenting, in-editor chatting, and automatic sharing keep your team on the same page, whether you’re working in the same room or across time zones. Gliffy’s collaborative features are far more basic, especially when working outside of Atlassian products.

  5. Full functionality anywhere, anytime

    Gliffy’s full functionality is limited to the desktop, and you’ll have a more difficult time building diagrams outside of Jira and Confluence. With Lucidchart’s cloud-based software and mobile apps for iOS and Android, you can create, edit, and share your diagrams from any device.

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A closer look at what sets Lucidchart apart

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Customize a template to suit your needs

Our searchable template gallery lets you easily find and customize the diagram template that suits your needs. With hundreds of templates available for flowcharts, network diagrams, org charts, and more—and new templates being added regularly—the right template is always a click away.

lucidchart data linking feature

Stay linked to your live data

Lucidchart makes it easy to stay connected to all of your data from leading apps like Excel, Google Sheets, Zapier, Salesforce, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, and more. Simply link your data set to your diagram, and Lucidchart will update your diagram as you make changes to your data.

gliffy import feature

Import from Gliffy, Visio, OmniGraffle, and

Making the switch from another diagram software? Import your existing diagrams from Gliffy, OmniGraffle, Visio, and to Lucidchart, and then edit, share, and collaborate on your work with full access to Lucidchart’s intuitive features.

lucidchart presentation mode

Present, share, and publish with a few clicks

Showcase your diagrams however you choose with easy-to-use sharing options. Lucidchart makes it simple to present your work instantly with our in-editor presentation mode, share your document using auto-generated links, or publish your document as a PDF, JPEG, or PNG file.

Frequently asked questions about Lucidchart

Can I convert my diagrams in Confluence from Gliffy to Lucidchart?

Yes! You can use either space or page migration to take any Gliffy file inserted into a Confluence page or added as an attachment to a page and convert it to a Lucidchart file.

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I have existing Gliffy files. Can I import them into Lucidchart?

Yes! You can import any GXML or GLIFFY file directly to Lucidchart using our import feature. Find out how to import your previously existing diagrams in this step-by-step guide.

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Can I link data from a spreadsheet into my diagrams in Lucidchart?

Yes! You can easily import your data from any Excel document, Google Sheet, or CSV into your Lucidchart diagram. Get easy-to-use instructions in the article below.

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How long does the free trial last?

Lucidchart trials last for 7 days with no commitment—cancel anytime. We'll send you an email reminder before your trial expires.

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Over 15 million users in 180 countries

I've been working with Lucidchart for more than a year and have seen consistent improvements on all sides. I've tried Gliffy and Visio previously, but they don't feel as natural as Lucidchart.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Mikhail K.  |  March 24, 2016

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