FREE Online Cloud Based Diagram Software

If you find the need to create flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more; then check out Gliffy.


Sometimes trying to get your point across about a process to others is best done by visually (and literally) connecting the dots.  This is where diagramming is very useful and Gliffy can help.

image Gliffy is an online web based application (that is Adobe Flash powered) similar to Microsoft Visio. Visio requires installation on your PC; whereas Gliffy is a web-based service that requires no installation and works right out of your web browser.

A web-based service provides software over the Internet. You get the performance and functionality of desktop software without having to install or maintain anything. You can access the latest version of the software every time you launch Gliffy in your web browser.

With Gliffy you can take complex information and effectively organize it to visually represent your thoughts to create flow charts, organization charts, floor plans, business processes, network drawings, wireframes (for websites), etc…

Gliffy is very easy to use and navigate.  Simply load Gliffy in your browser, select your diagram type from the library, and begin placing your thoughts on paper by simply dragging-and-dropping the shapes onto the work space provided.  Once your diagram is completed you can then print, save or share and collaborate your diagram on the internet.


One point to make is that to effectively use Gliffy, you will need to sign up for an account.  For the first 30 days you will be given access to the premium service; and after 30 days if you fail to subscribe to the premium service your account reverts to the basic FREE service.  To compare the (2)-two service [ CLICK HERE ] .  If you are like me, the basic FREE service will meet the needs of the everyday computer user.


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2 thoughts on “FREE Online Cloud Based Diagram Software

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  1. Thank you for this, Rick.

    When I was taking course a while back, I found that Visio was just the tool for certain assignments, and I had to dig out my Office install CD and install it.. and I haven’t used it since.

    Your closing paragraph got me thinking once again about this ‘business model’, which it seems to me all the “software-as-a-service” providers are counting on, (The “premium-for-a-price” model), or those who aren’t using ad revenue anyway.
    Has this ever worked?

    Even though “Premium Hotmail” has been available for years, I have never encountered anyone who actually signed up.. (as just one example).


    1. TechPaul,

      I have only used Visio a few times and is nice to see an app like Gliffy, where I can use it in those “few times” and can avoid the hassle (and cost) of installing Visio.

      You know, I actually did know some that had the Premium Hotmail, until his account was hijacked. When I got involved in the situation I questioned as to why was he using the premium account? Ended up, he did not know there was a FREE Hotmail service available.



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