Podio Review



Smart, sophisticated, practical.

There is nothing conventional about Podio. They offer a fully customized approach tailored to the style of any project management team.


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Bottom Line

Podio is so much more than a project management software. Their design and vision for team productivity helps their customers to work collectively as a team and get more done.

The apps offered by Podio allow more customizability than any I’ve seen in my line of work. At Podio, the apps are similar to templates for workflows – telling your users what is necessary for a collection of tasks – all defined by your needs.

Custom reporting is a HUGE advantage with this tool. Take characteristics of your team or the apps you’ve created and quickly configure advanced analytics that actually matter. Unfortunately, task management is an afterthought with Podio. This platform will not hold up well for sophisticated operations requiring more complex tasks – not ideal for software development. We feel that Podio is like the combination of Clarizen and Wrike but optimized for smaller teams.

I go back and forth on onboarding ease with Podio. For those who are tech-savvy, this will be a quick learn with boundless opportunities. For everyone else, the task of learning this app will be daunting. I feel that most users will find Podio too labor intensive and complicated for everyday use, however, if you are working with an A-team (as you should be) this won’t be an issue.

Podio is an excellent option for any niche operation requiring high levels of customizablity. Businesses with few employees that wear many hats will find the greatest benefit with this software.

7.7 Total Score
26 reviews
Custom everything

Podio is a layered, multifaceted program and once you've acclimated to the environment, the possibilities are endless.

7.7Editor's score
Design
8
Functionality
7.6
Speed and reliability
8.8
Price
6.5
6.7User's score
Design
6.7
Functionality
7
Speed and reliability
6.9
Price
6.2
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Pros and cons


PROS:
  • App market
  • Intuitive
  • Customizable
  • Great support
  • Communication
  • App designer

CONS:
  • Complicated
  • Limited tracking
  • No archiving
  • No markup tools
  • Slow onboarding
  • Not task-centered


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Pricing

Starting from: FREE
Pricing model: Monthly and annual
Free trial: Available

Free
5 users
5 external members
Workspaces
Apps

Basic – $9/user/month
Unlimited users
Unlimited external members
User management
Task management

Plus – $14/user/month
Light user role
Automated workflows
Read-only access

Premium – $24/user/month
Visual reports
Contact sync
Interactive sales dashboards
Advanced Mobile Forms
Advanced Workflow Orchestration

Enterprise – Contact Podio
Encrypted file sharing
Large file storage
Unlimited e-signatures
Document sending
Priority support & training

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Contact Info

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FAQ

What integrations does the app offer?

  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • Excel
  • Google Drive
  • Zapier
  • Onedrive
  • Zendesk

What customer support options are offered?

  • Email
  • Training sessions
  • Demos
  • Social Media
  • Blog

What languages does App support?

Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Danish, and English!
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Testimonials

They have streamlined their sign-off process using category fields in the Creatives app. A simple report lets the responsible people quickly filter on the creatives they need to approve before they can go live. Now the team can launch creatives quickly and jobs no longer get held up in the previously arduous approval process.
Alastair Douglas - TotallyMoneyAlastair Douglas - TotallyMoney
Podio’s flexibility suits us perfectly as we can keep on developing the different apps as we evolve. I can gather all the information about our members in a centralized place, categorize them, and organize how they’re targeted with the most relevant communications.
Mads Qvist Frederiksen - MADEMads Qvist Frederiksen - MADE



Design
Dashboard
Quick task create
Custom hierarchy
Drag and drop
Different views
Calendar
Templates
Platform
Web
Mobile
Chrome Extension
Desktop
Features
Reports/Analytics
Priorities
Custom statuses
Sort and filter
Multiple assignees
Multi-task manage
Smart notifications
Tags
Rich text
Assign comments
File assets
Resource management
Time tracking
Task linking
Issue tracking
Start and due dates
Agenda
Recurring tasks
Time Estimates
Other
24/7 support
Wiki
Multi-language
Machine learning
Pricing
Free
Trial
Professional
Enterprise
7.7 Total Score
26 reviews
Custom everything

Podio is a layered, multifaceted program and once you've acclimated to the environment, the possibilities are endless.

7.7Editor's score
Design
8
Functionality
7.6
Speed and reliability
8.8
Price
6.5
6.7User's score
Design
6.7
Functionality
7
Speed and reliability
6.9
Price
6.2
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26 Comments
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  1. Lance Burchett
    December 12, 2016 at 5:24 pm
    3.5
    Design
    80
    Functionality
    60
    Speed and reliability
    70
    Price
    70

    If your team will commit a few days to learn this tool, Podio will prove an excellent investment.

    + PROS: Fairly (keyword) easy to personalize, especially concerning how the homepage is organized.
    - CONS: Very difficult to find old conversations or documents. Lots of clicking involved. To many options on the page at once that didn't fit on the screen and wasn't accommodating for drag and drop features.
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  2. Thomas Lowe
    December 17, 2016 at 4:22 pm
    3.25
    Design
    70
    Functionality
    60
    Speed and reliability
    60
    Price
    70

    I don’t like that lists can’t be pre-loaded, or easily searched. I like the filters I can add, however sometimes they don’t work either. The reporting needs integration with other apps or software, to get that real CRM Dashboard look/feel. That being said, Podio offers a great free version of their application that allows you to get a feel for the product and how to make it work for you.

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  3. Timothy Vanyo
    December 17, 2016 at 11:03 pm
    3.75
    Design
    50
    Functionality
    90
    Speed and reliability