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    Gliffy

    Gliffy is an online diagram editor for creating and sharing flowcharts, network diagrams, floor plans, user interface designs and more. Its offerings include the SaaS platform Gliffy Online, and plugins for Atlassian’s Confluence & JIRA With a tool that makes it easy to create, share, and collaborate on a wide range of diagrams, Gliffy users can communicate more clearly, boost innovation, improve decisions, and work more effectively.

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    Build Better Documentation With Gliffy’s Atlassian Apps 

    Gliffy was one of the original apps on the Atlassian Marketplace and continues to offer the deepest integrations with Atlassian’s tools today. It’s the only interactive diagram maker within Confluence, giving users the ability to toggle through layers and information in the diagram viewer. Don’t wait — upgrade your documentation today by building Gliffy diagrams that keep your content relevant and engaging.

     

    Your #1 Drag & Drop Diagramming Tool

    "Gliffy integrates seamlessly with Confluence, making it easy for users to create new diagrams right from the page they are working on. Once the diagram is completed, Gliffy will automatically add it to the page with a single click. [...] Changes to the diagram are also automatically updated, so you are always looking at the latest version. The user interface is very intuitive and the tool comes with plenty of ready-to-use diagram components."

    – Consultant, Information Technology and Services

     

    Our Mission: Great Diagrams

    Gliffy was founded in 2005 in a San Francisco apartment by two software engineers who liked solving problems together, wanted a job that didn’t feel like one, and thought an online diagramming tool would save time for their fellow engineers.

    With a growing team and millions of diagrams later, Gliffy is part of the proverbial toolkit for companies like Pixar, Netflix, Nike, and Harvard.

    In 2019, Gliffy became a part of Perforce, a global leader in software development lifecycleversion control, and code analysis software.

    While tech has changed in too many ways to count since 2005, we still believe in the power of a great diagram. Visuals can bridge communication gaps, foster creative thinking, and facilitate collaboration. Gliffy puts that power at any team’s fingertips.

    Who’s That at the Top of The Page?

    That's our mascot, Djedi! Shortly after starting Gliffy, the team invited our customers to submit mascot ideas. With their suggestions, our robot friend and mascot of over 15 years was born.

    The significance of Djedi is two-fold. The name Djedi first appeared on the Westcar Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian scroll dated to approximately 2000-1800 BCE. In one of its many stories, Djedi is a 100-year-old magician who eats 500 loaves of bread and drinks 100 jugs of beer every day. The king of Egypt turns to Djedi as a consult while building of the Great Pyramid of Khufu.

    Djedi also knew secrets about the shrine of Thoth, the Egyptian god of hieroglyphics. Because the name Gliffy was inspired by the word "glyph," this historical connection fit all too well.

    4,000 years later, robots began exploring and photographing the interiors of the great pyramids of Egypt. While we were building a diagramming tool, the University of Leeds was building one of these robots, who would later explore the pyramids in 2009 as part of Project Djedi.

    We love these connections for many reasons. We believe drawings and diagrams are powerful, working like magic to help people communicate. We love the spirit of discovery in Djedi’s modern, robotic counterpart. And, perhaps most importantly, we want to help people build great things.

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