Beautiful Flowcharts and UML Without Installation

Unfortunately, there are no Google Searches that render good suggestions for cheap sites that create beautiful flowcharts. The recommended products seem to either be locally installable or exorbitantly priced.

I now present two. They can both import from Visio, can both integrate with Confluence, and both cost between $5 and $10 a month.

Gliffy

  • Slighty more “comical” and flowing, but the difference may be negligible
  • Google Documents integration available with all paid accounts
  • Has an academic discount

Gliffly Flowchart Example

Lucidchart

  • Less effort and less clicks to control alignment and establish links than most services
  • You can leave comments on components
  • Revision history
  • Integrates with Google Documents, but only with team accounts
  • You can do Hangouts and chat from the design screen.

Lucidchart Flowchart Example

Edit: I also received a last-minute mentioned for draw.io from @DiegoTerzano. Though the designs are thinner/leaner, it’s not a shoddy interface.

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