Gliffy Beta Status

By Clint Dickson on Jan 27, 2006 in Stories

Hope everyone out there is having a great New Years so far. My name is Clint Dickson, and I’m the Engineering Director for Gliffy, Inc. We’ve been really busy here getting the next Beta release of Gliffy ready as well as taking care of our needs to continue bootstrapping this project. All of you that…

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Prediction: 2006 is the year Office moves to the web

By Chris Kohlhardt on Dec 27, 2005 in Stories

The cool thing is that this isn’t coming from me, who would obviously benefit from such a move, but from a recent San Jose Mercury News article that attempts to make some bold predictions for 2006. The office moves to the Web. Documents, e-mail and spreadsheets move off your desktop computer to the Web.

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“On Demand Software” article on SFGate

By Chris Kohlhardt on Dec 25, 2005 in Stories

I just read a great article about On Demand Software over at SFGate. It’s interesting to see the mainstream media perspective on this trend, and it makes what we’re doing feel that much more real. For all you folks who have been patiently waiting to be added to our beta… it wont be long now…

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Gliffy Drawing Toolkit

By Chris Kohlhardt on Dec 14, 2005 in Latest & Greatest

Interested in including easy end user drawing capabilities into your web based application? Gliffy is now offering the same drawing toolkit that our diagram editor is based on as a licensable code module. Here are some example applications for our drawing toolkit: – Describe a workflow – Visually describe a process – Draw simple pictures…

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Gliffy Beta Begins

By Chris Kohlhardt on Nov 17, 2005 in Stories

The Gliffy closed beta has begun. We’ll slowly add more user to the closed beta in the next several weeks/months. Browse on over to and you can see our new home on the web. In fact, as of today, we are no longer Silver Tie Software, but Gliffy, Inc. Our first application is a…

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Standard Interoperability API

By Chris Kohlhardt on Oct 08, 2005 in Latest & Greatest

Sam at Writely kicks off a conversation about a common interoperability API between all these new applications popping up. We totally agree that such an API would make applications such as ours way more useful. Here are some examples of how such an API might be used: You’re composing a blog entry, and want to…

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Simple answers to concerns about Office for the Web

By Chris Kohlhardt on Sep 28, 2005 in Latest & Greatest

My former co-worker and friend, Dave, had some common concerns about moving to an Office on the Web. I thought I’d chime in with my thoughts: > Maybe you don’t want your company/state secrets going across the internet and stored on someone else’s servers? Some companies in this space are offering access to their applications…

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People are talking about the trend….

By Chris Kohlhardt on Sep 22, 2005 in Latest & Greatest

I read two blog posts recently, both from VC’s, which show folks are starting to grok the reality that collaborative internet based applications will soon be the tools of choice, replacing traditional desktop applications. Fred Wilson writes: “…my experience and my bet is that wikis will take the enterprise by storm. Because they are simpler,…

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By Chris Kohlhardt on Sep 16, 2005 in Latest & Greatest

Writely is a web based word processor which is similar in concept to what we’re doing in many ways with Gliffy (our product), except we’re not building a word processor. I can’t believe how similar the names are…. too funny! Office for the web is on its way…

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