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Site of the Week: Gliffy

Posted by Chris Bonney on Fri, Jan 09, 2009

    

gliffyAs associations involve volunteers more and more into the workings of the organization, easily accessible collaboration tools become vital. With that in mind, I'd like to introduce this week's site: Gliffy.

Gliffy bills itself as "diagram software for the rest of us."

If you've used MS Visio, then you'll know how Gliffy works. The challenge with Visio is that many people do not have it loaded on their computer, so you're forced to save a Visio file as something less collaborative, like a PDF, for someone to view it.

Gliffy to the resue!

Gliffy is 100% web-based so you can access it from everywhere and you don't have to have any software loaded on your machine to use it. It provides drag-and-drop functions and covers most of the bases from a shape and object perspective that Visio does.

You can invite others to view and edit your document. They can save their revisions to your document. There is also version control so you can dial back any changes you don't agree with.

Give it a spin and let others know what you think. Feel free to comment below on your experience.

Topics: web 2.0, collaboration, Site of the Week, gliffy, association technology, social media, associations

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