About Whimsical

Whimsical is a collaborative digital workspace platform that helps design, engineering and product departments facilitate ideation through the creation of project wireframes, flowcharts, mind maps and sticky notes. Multiple stakeholders can collaborate and work on a single document and utilize markdown shortcuts, buttons, checkboxes and inputs to customize user flows.

Editors can use Whimsical to create or edit files, grant viewers access to comment on shared files and invite guests to view and collaborate on specific files. Individuals can create a personal or organizational workspace, add new or move the existing board from another workspace, onboard team members and exchange ideas in real-time.

Whimsical is available for free and on monthly or annual s...


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37 Reviews of Whimsical

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.64 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(26)

26

4 stars

(12)

12

3 stars

(1)

1

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May 2021

Swathy from SWYM

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Design

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

Excellent Product

Loving it!

Pros

I absolutely love whimsical - I have been using it for 2 years now for my professional and personal projects. In particular, I love their Wireframes - no other paid or free software comes anywhere close to this feature. Another thing I love about Whimsical is their support team - they are super quick to respond to any queries that you have!

Cons

Mind maps are always 1 to Many mapping - Many to 1 are not possible but again it's not a deal-breaker

Reasons for Switching to Whimsical

I started with Balsamiq - it sure does what its supposed to do but Whimiscal is just better

December 2020

Martin from ENFLO INVESTMENTS, INC.

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Real Estate

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Boards, Flow Charts, and Mind Maps and much more! EASY and BEAUTIFUL!

I'll keep it very short! After trying a few different software for flowcharting, mind mapping, and boards or what whimsical call Sticky Notes which combines the two... This has been a pleasant surprise it's beautiful, it's easy especially for a guy that's not from an engineering or project management background, and it just works really well. Best of all it combines most of the tools we need to create projects or designs in one easy and affordable tool. The icing on the cake which is how I found out about it is that this integrates well with Notion so now I can embed the tools I create into Notion and manage it all there. Please keep making it better its got so much potential

Pros

The software looks very clean and polished with easy navigation and controls everything works well. You have most of the tools for project management in 1 software. If you use Notion is very well integrated with it which is what originally sold me on it. It's so easy to use goodbye Trello (never embraced it), Lucidchart (not bad but for simple process/flowcharting this is better), and a few other Mind Map software that never did it for me.

Cons

I haven't found one but I'm still kind of new to it and I just hope they keep making it better.

Reasons for Choosing Whimsical

Whimsical had slightly better reviews but Miro looks good too but seemed like it had more than I need and I'm not sure it has some features from Whimsical

Reasons for Switching to Whimsical

With this tool, I don't need Lucidchart, Trello, and a few other Mind Maps software I tried

August 2021

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Sebasti√°n from Homie

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2021

A platform for team design

In general I have had a good experience. This tool has been very useful especially for design projects and templates for our website.

Pros

What I like most about this program are the collaboration tools that allow teamwork without limits due to distance or schedule. In this way, any member can collaborate at any time.

Cons

What I like the least is the movement within the interface, at times it can be annoying since it makes it difficult to change templates and you can get lost if you have several projects on the work table.

July 2021

Amey from e-Zest Solutions

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2021

Not Bad But Not Good Also!

I am using whimsical for one my project Insisted by client. We are using these software mostly for our roadmap discussion and to log future deployments and Ideas. Overall experience is so so not bad but not good also. There are some areas need to improve specially when we add cards into stacks. Little chaos will happened when users try to edit or add card simultaneously.

Pros

I am using this software more than six month for project roadmap planning and retrospective discussions. Pros are like it is quick and drag drop cards works great. Easy to create workflow. Option for colouring is very handy.

Cons

What i dislike about it is interface is not simple and difficult to understand at first. Collaboration is not that easy and difficult to align. Only limited sets of card can be displayed on stack user not aware of where they can find all list of cards

December 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Functionality

3.0

December 2019

Whimsical makes drawing beautiful diagrams super easy

Non technical staff needed to draw process flows, etc and found Visio too cumbersone and fiddly.. plus all the 'style' had to be applied manually and formatted manually.

Pros

Drawing diagrams is extremely easy. Lines join up automatically, curve when they need to.. gone are the days of fiddling with alignment and trying to grab little placement handles with the mouse cursor. The resulting diagrams are also extremely sexy - with that modern flat look by default. Whimsical make your diagrams look like you hired a graphic designer.

Cons

There are not enough templates to create all the diagrams types necessary, with all the details necessary

Reasons for Choosing Whimsical

Easier to use and better looking results with minimal effort.

Reasons for Switching to Whimsical

Easier to use. Better looking results.