Better Diagramming in Confluence

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Powerful and easy to use

draw.io is flexible and focused on keeping privacy secured. It enables users to create flowcharts, process diagrams, org charts, UML, ER diagrams, network diagrams and much more. For both beginner and expert users, draw.io provides graphic components and powerful functionality. Similarly, it provides administrators intuitive ways to customize the interface and add personalized content.

Diagramming made easy

draw.io contains numerous toolbars that offer a variety of visual elements. With the drag & drop functionality, these visual elements can be easily adjusted, moved, scaled and rotated. Toolbars can also be activated and deactivated with just one simple click of a button. This results in always having the choice between a lean and efficient interface, or one with a full range of functions. For those new to diagramming, there is an extensive library of example template diagrams available to help guide you in getting started.

Simple conversion

Does your Confluence instance have multiple Gliffy diagrams? With the mass import function, it is easy to convert Gliffy to draw.io. To clarify, you can do this with one click and no loss of data. You can also import diagram data from .vsdx and Lucidchart™ files.

Full revision History

Revision tracking is an important prerequisite for ensuring quality management within Confluence. draw.io creates a new page version in Confluence for each change in the diagram as well as the document. Review all changes in the standard Confluence page history, and roll back to a previous version if necessary.

Extensive shape library

draw.io offers thousands of shapes and scalable SVG images – built right into the shape library! Easily create all types of diagrams, such as flow charts and BPMN diagrams, UML diagrams, mind maps and tree diagrams, network diagrams, architectural and circuit board layouts, wireframes and mockups, and more!

Ideal for enterprises

Employees in large companies are often required to work with older browsers such as Internet Explorer 8. draw.io supports browsers from IE 6 and onwards (without any loss of function or performance). This makes draw.io ideal for an enterprise where updated technology is slowly integrated.

EULA for commercial use

EULA for commercial useDiagrams created with draw.io can be used in all types of publications. Resulting in both print and digital, and without legal restrictions. Our EULA is clear – you own the content you produce with draw.io, and you can use your draw.io diagrams for any purpose, including commercially.

Comparing draw.io and Gliffy

Although there are many apps in the Marketplace, there are two reputable names for diagramming in Confluence (for Server) – Gliffy and draw.io. While Gliffy is the oldest diagramming app in the Atlassian environment, draw.io has been the highest rated app in the Atlassian Marketplace since 2013. Currently, both apps are being actively developed and are free to test from the Marketplace. With the vast similarities between the two products, we understand it may be difficult to know which app is best. We’ve summarized and compared the functionalities of both apps in the table below. 




Custom libraries
.vsdx import
.vsdx export
Multiple pages
Touch devices
Automatic layout
Interface customization
Full, integrated revision handling (ISO 9001 support)
PDF export
Extensibility (plugins)
Works with Confuence backup/restore cycle
Commercial-friendly license
Extensive stencil library
Top-rated app
Free online/desktop app
Free offine app
Portable/open source
Free Jira Server app
No analytics tracking your data
Updates released in 2018379