About Creately

Creately is an intuitive and easy to use Visual Collaboration platform that is used by distributed teams around the world to communicate more effectively. Creately's unique and powerful contextual interface is easy to use and it works with the full capabilities of a Desktop application. Creately is accessible anywhere, draw and design right in your browser. No downloads or messy security configurations required. It is a completely interactive web-based software built for collaboration. You can now invite your team, clients and customers to securely review, comment and update business, technical and scientific diagrams. This is particularly valuable in globally dispersed teams, saving them time and costs. With a great library of Shapes and easy start Templates, Creately offers unlimited possibilities with the types of diagrams that can be created, including UML, Flowcharts, UI Mockups, Sitemaps and other business and educational diagrams. We’re always listening to our customers and adding to our fast-growing library of Shapes. Also, with multiple revisions, don’t worry about letting your clients & customers collaborate on your diagrams. With multiple version support, you’ll never lose your work and always have a great audit trail for your designs. It’s simple to export your designs in PDF, JPG, PNG formats for presentations, proposals or formal documentation.
Creately has the most sophisticated and raved about Flex application that rivals most desktop based diagramming tools. Our main differentiator is our patent-pending KObject technology that allows Creately to validate your diagram as you create it, just like 'Spell-Check' for diagrams. Besides the smart KObject technology, our innovative use of social media platforms makes collaboration easier and faster. With 1-click buttons for web-publishing and posting to Twitter, your diagrams can now reach everyone that matters.

Pricing starting from:

USD 5.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Creately

The diagramming interface is designed with simplicity and convenience in mind. Shapes are grouped into libraries and only the necessary libraries are loaded so the interface wont get cluttered with shapes.
With real-time collaboration many users can work on together on the same diagram. Everyone can see the changed made by others instantly, making it easy to react and make decisions.
Our innovative features include contextual tool bars and 1-click create and connect. In 1 single click you can create the next object and the necessary connectors as well.

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Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

USD 5.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Creately Software - Professional flowchart with a nice color combination. Our default color palette is custome desinged with complmenting colors. The flowchart specific library make it easier to find objects and presents you with an uncluttered interface.
Creately Software - Commonly used diagram types are added to the starter screen. This way we can load the exact libraries you need for each diagram type.
Creately Software - Spcialied diagram templates for various professionals. Why draw from scaratch when you can make use of our professional diagram templates.
Creately Software - Powerful sharing options to control access levels.
Creately Software - Our smart shapes are context sensitive and suggest you the next possible objects in the flow. This dramatically cuts down the time you spend finding, adding and connecting shapes.
Creately Software - Changing color and style of objects is simple and you can get the exact color you want using our color palette
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Creately Software - Professional flowchart with a nice color combination. Our default color palette is custome desinged with complmenting colors. The flowchart specific library make it easier to find objects and presents you with an uncluttered interface. Creately Software - Commonly used diagram types are added to the starter screen. This way we can load the exact libraries you need for each diagram type. Creately Software - Spcialied diagram templates for various professionals. Why draw from scaratch when you can make use of our professional diagram templates. Creately Software - Powerful sharing options to control access levels. Creately Software - Our smart shapes are context sensitive and suggest you the next possible objects in the flow. This dramatically cuts down the time you spend finding, adding and connecting shapes. Creately Software - Changing color and style of objects is simple and you can get the exact color you want using our color palette

Features

Total features of Creately: 29

  • API
  • Brainstorming
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Linking
  • Desktop Interface
  • Diagramming
  • Document Embedding
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • Employee Photos
  • Feedback Management
  • Flowchart
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Mind Maps
  • Mockup Creation
  • Network Diagram
  • Organizational Charting
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Revision History
  • Screen Capture
  • Templates
  • Version Control
  • Wireframe Creation
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(147)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Nimanthi R. Nimanthi R.
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

an instinctive and simple to utilize Visual Collaboration stage

Reviewed on 26/04/2019

Key highlights of Creately Simple to Use Interactive Interface Constant Collaboration for Team...

Key highlights of Creately Simple to Use Interactive Interface Constant Collaboration for Team Work Expertly Designed Templates to Get Started Fast Broad Shape Set Grouped into Libraries Fare Diagrams as PDF, JPG or PNG Work area Application for Offline Drawing Coordinated Google Image and Icon Finder Search Code Generation to Embed Diagrams to Websites Takes a shot at Windows, Linux and Mac OS Network Browser to Quickly Find Diagrams Capacity to Import Images Single Sign-On Drag and Drop Interface

Pros

Creately is an instinctive and simple to utilize Visual Collaboration stage that is utilized by dispersed groups far and wide to convey all the more successfully. Creately's special and incredible relevant interface is anything but difficult to utilize and it works with the full capacities of a Desktop application. Creately is open anyplace, draw and configuration directly in your program. No downloads or chaotic security setups required. It is a totally intelligent online programming worked for cooperation. You would now be able to welcome your group, customers, and clients to safely survey, remark and update business, specialized and logical outlines. The plastic, hues and actually simple to utilize. Basic, straight forward to utilize and not costly Simple diagram creation. Simple to look work for articles. Simple print It is effectively imparted to numerous clients to have a living archive for cooperation.

Cons

I can't think whether anything I didn't care for. Now and then it's extremely hard to import an SVG record Maybe a few highlights to upgrade the look and feel of the outlines. Ongoing joint effort highlights appear to hinder the application a bit The charting interface is structured in light of straightforwardness and accommodation. Shapes are assembled into libraries and just the vital libraries are stacked so the interface won't get jumbled with shapes. With ongoing joint effort, numerous clients can deal with together on a similar outline. Everybody can see the changed made by others immediately, making it simple to respond and decide.
Our inventive highlights incorporate relevant apparatus bars and 1-click make an interface. In 1 single tick, you can make the following item and the vital connectors too

Johnny M. Johnny M.
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  • Industry: Individual & Family Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best tool for AWS architecture diagrams

Reviewed on 30/10/2019

Pros

Having used other tools in the past, I’m think that Creately is the best option in the market to create AWS architecture diagrams. It has most of the icons for AWS services, and is pretty easy to learn to use. One of the main pros is that it focuses on having good drawing tools instead of AWS API integration (like Cloudcraft)

Cons

I have not found any cons about it (at least for our use case)

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A must have tool for planning

Reviewed on 20/10/2021

It enables us to design processes and connect different types of activities together.

It enables us to design processes and connect different types of activities together.

Pros

1. Many templates that can be combined
2. Combines videoconferencing with visual workspace collaboration

Cons

1. Trial workspaces are public - a team cannot put real work in a public document, so the testing process has to include non-critical info.

Marco D. Marco D.
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  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
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Save your money for a better app

Reviewed on 08/01/2015

Creately is a fairly intuitive and easy to use app. And it is quite inexpensive compared to the...

Creately is a fairly intuitive and easy to use app. And it is quite inexpensive compared to the competition

Unfortunately, it is by no means presentation quality at all. Professionally, it would be suicide to present anything that comes out of this app. I purchased Creately for flowcharting and wireframing. I can use it for neither for the following reasons.

1. no rulers or guides.
2. the type is not center justified correctly on any shape you try to use.
3. The center of the parallelograms are off center. So when you try to align a vertical column of shapes the parallelograms make your chart step to the side.
4. Scaling. If you try to scale the stop/start shape. It distorts....and not just a little bit.
5. The 1-click create other objects command only allows you to create two different objects. The problem with this is that if you are using a specific color style or font, you have to format the shapes that weren't included in the command.
6. there is no (no fill) option for any of the shapes. So if you try to use the swimlanes you can't see the grid.
7. The connecting lines will put up a fight. Especially when you don't want them to.
8. If you need to use this work for a presentation, you will need to import the file into illustrator and then fix everything to the extent that it is just faster and easier to do it all in illustrator.

Response from Cinergix Pty Ltd

Hi Marco,
Thanks for using Creately and taking the time to leave a review. Although we agree with some of your points some are bit off the mark. I'll try to address them one by one.
1. Agree. Will talk with dev team about adding a ruler.
2. Disagree. As soon as you type the text is center justified.
3. Agree. Will ask the dev team to fix this.
4. Disagree. The start/end scale seems to scaling as required.
5. Disagree. 1-click create adjust according to the context/diagram type. For example when drawing a flowchart by default you can create a process, decision or a start/end.
6. Disagree.There is a fill option in the toolbar. To see the grid when using a swimlane, select the swimlane, click "Fill" and check the "No Fill" option under colors.
7. Agree. The connecting lines adjust according to the diagram. Its done to speed up diagramming and most of our users appreciate it. But in a large complex diagram it can be a hinderance.

Most of this probably happened because we did a poor job of educating our users. And we'll definitely work on improving our help section. If you feel what we've mentioned is wrong or not sure about anything above please drop a mail to [email protected] and probably we can convince you with a live demo or work together to resolve your issues.

Thanks again for using Creately and hope to see you coming back soon.

Sincerely,
Creately team.

Isaac A. Isaac A.
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  • Industry: Program Development
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Creately allows me to create visually amazing diagrams and content

Reviewed on 06/08/2021

I use Creately for a wide range of project needs. Mapping out respondent homes for our project...

I use Creately for a wide range of project needs. Mapping out respondent homes for our project census no longer had to be done with freehand and papers. Creately solved that for me. I am able to create the most complex diagrams and flow charts to represent complicated workflow systems and team structures.Our PowerPoint presentations and newsletters have also seen a whole lot of visual improvements thanks to Creately.

Pros

Creately offers me so much freedom to explore my ideas. From the extensive collection of diagram types they offer, I always manage to find just the right fit each time. Even better is that it also allows me to easily create my own shapes and format them to my taste with the quick toolbar. My PowerPoint presentations are much more richer, I no longer have to do hand paper sketches to draw free form community maps anymore.

Cons

Sometimes, I have a hard time getting my shapes and lines to connect just right. And text editing could be improved to make it way more efficient than it currently is. Having to individually work each text input is a bit combersome.

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Creately offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 5.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Creately offer both personal and team accounts. Personal plans are 5$/month or 49$/year (20% savings) Team 5 : 25$/month or 249$/year Team 10: 45$/month or 449$/year Team 25: 75$/month or 749$/year Team 50: 125$/month or 1229$/year Team 100: 200$/month or 1999$/year Public : Free , 3 collaborators / 1 Project / Limit of 5 public diagrams

Creately has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Creately supports the following languages:

Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

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Creately integrates with the following applications:

Confluence, Google Workspace

Creately offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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