Gliffy is one of the founding apps of the Atlassian Marketplace and has over 15 years of experience partnering with Atlassian.
 
draw.io is a separate diagramming and whiteboarding solution offered by Seibert Media, which sells other apps and consulting services within the Atlassian Ecosystem.
 
Gliffy’s sole product is a great diagramming solution that supports teamwork and scales across even the largest Confluence spaces; our average install size is almost 900 users! We are the leading enterprise diagramming solution within Confluence and the #1 top-selling Confluence app — in part because our only priority is delivering the best diagramming tool on the marketplace. 

Usability & Drawing Features

 Gliffydraw.io
Broad Diagramming Use Cases (Ie: Flowcharting, UML, Concept Mapping, and more)YesYes
Create Interactive Diagrams; Allow Viewers to Interact with Diagram Content on Confluence PagesYesNo
Intuitive Drag-and-Drop FunctionalityYesYes
See Shape Detail As You Add & EditYesNo; draw.io uses a dotted outline as you add the shape to the canvas or change the shape’s size, making it harder to see your work
Rotate, Move, Modify, and Scale Multiple Shapes in a SelectionYesNo; draw.io requires that you scale shapes individually
Add LayersYesYes
Keyboard ShortcutsYesYes
Create Custom Shape LibrariesYesYes
Autosave FunctionalityYesYes
Revision HistoryYesYes
Template LibrariesYesYes
Import Diagrams from Other ToolsYesYes

Some of these differences sound small. Can I see them in action?

Of course! Sign up for a free evaluation of Gliffy Diagrams for Confluence to try them for yourself.

Security & Integration Details

Devices & BrowsersGliffydraw.io
Fully Embedded Confluence Diagramming ToolYesYes
Search Text Within DiagramsYesYes
Automatically Update Linked DiagramsYesYes
Atlassian Cloud Fortified AppYes; Gliffy was the first diagram app to receive this credentialYes
Atlassian Bug Bounty ParticipantYesYes
Autosave FunctionalityYesYes
Revision HistoryYesYes

Does Gliffy store diagram data on its own servers?

Gliffy’s servers only have access to a diagram while in draft mode; this supports our autosave functionality. Once you publish your diagram, this data is deleted. This means that your saved and published diagrams are only stored in Confluence Cloud.

Does Gliffy use third-party tools?

Yes, Gliffy uses one tool within Confluence Cloud that helps us collect product usage feedback to improve the user experience. We’re happy to provide you with additional details — please simply fill out our Contact Us form.

What else can you tell me about Gliffy’s security policies?

Check out our security FAQ.

What Other Questions Can We Answer?

Diagramming in Confluence takes collaboration to the next level, so we want you to have all the information you need to choose the right tool for your team. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.