Nuclino vs Confluence

Learn more about how Nuclino compares to Confluence and choose the right tool for your team.

Hi there! Thinking about moving over from Confluence to Nuclino? Or just trying to decide which tool to use for the first time? You've come to the right place.

To help you make the right choice for your team, we've put together an overview of both solutions, including a comparison of features, user experience, and pricing. And don't just take our word for it – try Nuclino and see for yourself.

Nuclino and Confluence compared

Atlassian Confluence is one of the oldest business wiki platforms and software documentation tools on the market.

Nuclino, on the other hand, is a modern alternative to Confluence. It's a unified workspace where your team can not only build a wiki and organize your internal documentation, but also manage your projects and track issues, allowing you to replace both Confluence and Trello or Jira.

See how Nuclino stacks up to Confluence below.

Capterra4.6 / 54.4 / 5
G24.6 / 54.0 / 5
Real-time collaborationLimited
User roles and permissions
Version history
Drag-and-drop editor
List view
Board view
Table view
Graph view
Guest access
SAML + SSO+ $4/user/month

Why should I consider Nuclino over Confluence?

Confluence is highly customizable and versatile wiki software. It also seamlessly integrates with other products in the Atlassian suite, making it a natural fit for teams that already use tools like Jira or BitBucket.

However, Confluence is not without its weaknesses. Over the years, It has been suffering from feature creep, adding numerous options, menus, and settings. More and more teams find Confluence too over-engineered and slow to be used effectively, leading to out-of-date content and low engagement:

If that sounds familiar, it might be time to switch to a more user-friendly alternative to Confluence.

So what does Nuclino do better?

In terms of core functionality, there is a significant overlap between Nuclino and Confluence – but Nuclino brings it all together in a much lighter, faster, and simpler package.

"Nuclino is what Confluence should be. Great from start to end. I signed up with Nuclino in its very early days and the product has been rock solid. The design of the product is so good that it's actually fun writing new notes/docs in the app. The team behind the product is small, excited, and very responsive."

Capterra review (read more reviews of Nuclino)

Nuclino vs Confluence

Nuclino is delightfully easy to use

Confluence is powerful and offers an exceptionally wide range of features and options – but that's also what makes it so complex and clunky.

Nuclino takes a different approach and focuses on getting the essentials just right: the initial setup is quick and easy, the navigation is intuitive, user roles and permissions are easy to manage, the search is reliable. The app is designed to be simple and easy to use in every way, minimizing the learning curve for new and non-technical users.

Nuclino vs Confluence editing experience

Nuclino is blazingly fast

Slow-loading pages and sluggish search add friction to your daily work and undermine your productivity. That's why in Nuclino, every interaction, from startup and search to editing and collaborating, is thoroughly optimized for speed.

Nuclino is lightweight and distraction-free

Forget long menus and massive formatting toolbars, filled with options you hardly ever use. The interface of Nuclino is clean and clutter-free, the formatting and layout options are simple and functional. It has everything you need to focus on getting things done, with nothing to distract you from what really matters.

Nuclino makes collaboration frictionless

Collaborate without the endless edit-save cycles and version conflicts. Every page in Nuclino can be edited by multiple team members in real time, with every change instantly synced and preserved in the version history.

Nuclino vs Confluence collaboration experience

Nuclino combines the best of Confluence, Jira, and Trello

Don't just replace Confluence – upgrade your entire workflow. Nuclino unifies the best of Confluence, Jira, and Trello in one tool, bringing all your team's knowledge, docs, and projects together in one place. No more jumping between – or paying for – multiple separate collaboration tools.

Nuclino vs Confluence board view

Bottom line

Cut to the chase? There is no objective "winner" between these two tools. But depending on your requirements and preferences, one of them may be a much better fit than the other.

Nuclino is best if...

You might be better off with Confluence when...

You’re now armed with knowledge! Hopefully this guide was useful to give you a general overview of how Nuclino compares to Confluence. Still have questions? Get in touch with us, we're happy to help!

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