Press coverage for Gliffy
Gliffy's CEO talks about being first to market while targeting a niche audience.
"If you're stuck in your plot or are planning your novel, this is a great tool to help you visualize your thoughts and help you analyze how you might get from 'a' to 'b'."
"The app is easy to learn: Just drag and drop the shapes you want into the grid—and it’s free to use."
"Google recently announced that the Chrome Web Store was getting a new section: For Your Desktop. That sure makes it sound like Chrome OS is now on pretty equal footing with Windows, OS X, and Linux, doesn’t it?"
"Words often don't suffice to communicate how a business really works. Images help convey workflows, supply chains, and business connections that would be hard to put into simple text. Whether you're mapping out a detailed supply chain or creating a "swim lane" diagram to show who is responsible for what, it's crucial to have a process in place for illustrating a project's context in a simple way. It sometimes means saving 1,000 words with one picture."
"Even if your job has nothing to do with graphic design, chances are you still have to produce the occasional diagram. Whether you're called upon to create a network schema, a flowchart, an interface mockup, or an org chart, Gliffy is one online tool that tries to make the process as simple as possible."
"It's rumored that a Web entrepreneur only has to walk down the street in downtown San Francisco to attract VC funding these days. That's probably an exaggeration, but even so, you can't help but admire the grit of Gliffy's co-founders, Chris Kohlhardt and Clint Dickson...They've chosen to bootstrap their San Francisco-based start-up to the point where, seven years later and with a user base of millions, they're now completing a port to HTML5 and contemplating the next phase of expansion — all without a penny of outside financing. And business is good."
"Gliffy is moving to an all-HTML5 platform, showing the change in developer and business users' needs to collaborate online across any platform and within third-party application environments."
"One advantage Gliffy has over Microsoft is ease of collaboration. For personal use, small business and particularly for network admins who need quick and easy diagram- making, Gliffy is very good. It’s a four-star earner for small business software..."
"Focusing on productivity, Gliffy is an app that allows project managers the power to create some of the slickest flowcharts ever witnessed by businessmen. Venn diagrams, SWOT analyses, and stakeholder presentations are also a strength of this app, streamlining the process of creating them."
"Two guys with some time on their hands have created a tool that might just become a Visio-killer. Gliffy is a free diagramming tool that works entirely in your browser. Like other online applications, it has inherent advantages over traditional software. Collaboration is easier, for one....Gliffy also makes it easy to publish a diagram you create to the Web. Gliffy keeps a live JPG of each file on its servers, so if a site or blog links to that image, it will always show the most current version."