Creately

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The New Interface for Work

About Creately

Creately is a work management platform that runs on a smart visual canvas. Teams use it to brainstorm, plan, manage projects, and capture knowledge in a single space. It connects and centralizes work items from multiple apps, docs, and people in a central location. This makes it easier for teams to ideate, map out processes, add in-depth details, and build the systems to execute the processes right inside Creately.
Creately combines visual collaboration and diagramming, workflow & project management, wiki and note taking together to provide a no-code environment where users can build and model their own operating system for work.
Creately is trusted by over 8 million users and is used by leading organizations including Netflix, Amazon, NASA, Disney, and PayPal.


Key benefits of Creately

Creately provides a simple interface with incredible flexibility and power for teams to get things done on a singular canvas. Its built-in task management tools, databases, and code-free workflow designing capabilities helps bring people, ideas, data, and work together in a central place, making it easier for teams to brainstorm, plan, manage projects, and capture knowledge more seamlessly than ever.

> Free-form visual canvas: infinite space to visually create and organize any structure.
> Custom databases: create custom databases for any kind of information from tasks, HR personnel records to matters for law firms.
> Real-time collaboration: work remote or hybrid with real-time cursor tracking, in-built video chat and proper in-context comments and tasks.
> Data-driven docs: create docs and notes to go deeper from the high-level visual views. Two-way link to other docs, shapes or data with @mentions.
> Project & task management: built-in agile project management tools and integrations to popular project management systems.
> Professional diagramming: 50+ types of standard diagrams with 1000+ specially-designed shapes and connectors for intuitive diagramming.
Powerful visual modeling: Visuals that are backed by databases, update once, reflect in multiple view types of workflows.
> Full version history: Every change is recorded separately. Name versions in history to keep track of key points in the evolution of the workspace. Branch out from an earlier version if needed at any time.
> Data integration: import or drag drop data (CSV, Excel or spreadsheet) from any source to visualize on the canvas as meaningful data shapes.
> Multiple access and role levels: Precise access control with multiple roles, for viewing, editing, reviewing, and commenting on workspaces or folders.


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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

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Value for Money
4.3/5
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4.2/5
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Sahan
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

My experience in creately

Reviewed on 28/03/2019

Mostly Im using creately for my educational purposes and some of office workrs. It’s really good...

Mostly Im using creately for my educational purposes and some of office workrs. It’s really good tool to use and easy to manage everything on it.

Pros

It’s easy to use for drawing diagrams and providing pre build templates also. Diagram editing features are amazing and easy to learn.

Cons

The canvas area is limited for the larger diagrams, sometimes it says you have to manually save your changes for some problems.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Highly recommended for businesses and individuals

Reviewed on 21/03/2019

Creately is highly recommended for businesses and individuals which create a large number of...

Creately is highly recommended for businesses and individuals which create a large number of diagrams and flowcharts, since they can create these images quickly and without much effort, using the templates and other tools available.

Pros

Creately has more than 1000 templates, libraries and over 100,000 different examples which can be easily adapted by the user for their requirement. These examples can help the user visualize easily. The software can be used for creating flowcharts, UML and User interface mock ups in different patterns. One of the main advantage of Creately is the provision for collaboration, which allows the user to collaborate with up to twenty others online to create diagrams, flowcharts and other images together. This is helpful in collaborating with clients and colleagues any where in the world as required, saving time. The software can be used online or offline if required for creating different images.

Pros
- suitable for creating diagrams, flowcharts quickly
- more than 1000 different types of templates and 100,000 examples available, which can be reused to create images quickly, saving time
- collaboration feature, for working with customers and others world wide
- can be used offline and online.

Cons

Cons
- payment required, not suitable for those who require it occasionally

Garth123
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Initial impressions let down with more extensive use...

Reviewed on 29/01/2013

The program showed a lot of potential when I trialed it online but after purchasing it (for a steep...

The program showed a lot of potential when I trialed it online but after purchasing it (for a steep price of $75) and using it more, I've discovered that there are a bunch of bugs and limitations (issues with the graphics, text, placement limitations) which prevent me from doing what I want and getting the look I want.

For example, text in shapes: the shapes can't be inverted without text flipping upside down or back to front, such as with a speech bubble, it has to go only in one direction if you want to read the text. The same is with all other shapes. The "work around" is to put a text box over the top of the shape, but it's lousy that it even needs a "work around".

The shapes are also a bit sketchy, drawn imprecisely with edges of the shapes not quite connecting smoothly and looking like they've been slapped together hastily in MS paint.

Also, connecting lines are a bit tricky to arrange exactly how you might like them. They have a mind of their own. And if you add text to a line, then it has an annoying white box behind it.

All in all the program shows potential, but given the price for the desktop version, if I knew what I know now, I wouldn't have bought it - I wish I could get my money back. Given its level of development, slow updates, bugs/limitations and need for "work arounds", Creately is way overpriced and I would not recommend it. Particularly do not recommend if you want professional looking graphics. That said, it's not bad for brain storming privately.

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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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Reviewed on 28/07/2021

Creately is ideal for companies and individuals that generate a big number of flowcharts and...

Creately is ideal for companies and individuals that generate a big number of flowcharts and diagrams, since the templates and other tools available enable you to build these diagrams rapidly and with minimal effort.

Pros

1.) The user interface is stunning & straightforward.
2.) The chart's appearance and elements can be completely customized. 
3.) Frequently notice on upgrades and new features.
4.) Flexible, simple to use, and easy to share with others without having to convert to PDF or print.

Cons

There are no such Cons to mention on the tool, but it needs more popularity than the other products existing on the market.

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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Creately for free and awesome drawings

Reviewed on 04/04/2019

Very interesting and glad that i found this to simplify the scenarios and work around my software...

Very interesting and glad that i found this to simplify the scenarios and work around my software projects.

Pros

Creately is a Free and open license on-line licensed software that can be used very easily for all sorts of diagramming and work flow designing. I have been using creately for more that 4 years for my work and campus work.

Highly recommend using creately for simple or advanced diagramming

Cons

Limited options available in the free version was the main blocker for me and the watermarks. But always it is best to proceed with the paid plan as it is totally worth purchasing that.

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Creately FAQs

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Creately offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$6.95/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Creately offer both personal and team accounts. Personal plans are $6.95/month or $4/month billed annually Team plans start with $8/month/user or $4.75/month/user billed annually Public : Free , 5 collaborators / Limit of 3 private workspaces / 1 Folder

Creately has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Creately supports the following languages:

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

Creately supports the following devices:

Creately integrates with the following applications:

Confluence, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Slack

Creately offers the following support options:

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

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