Podio

Podio

The flexible way to manage projects with clients

4.3/5 (253 reviews)

Podio Overview

What is Podio?

A new level of project visibility Podio makes deadlines, responsibilities and goals clear for everyone – and they’re always up to date. With transparent, organized projects, you’ll never need to slow your team down to get a status update. You’ll have the oversight you need to see if everything’s on track. Incredible flexibility You and your team define all the structure of your content, reports and overviews. So you can run projects your way, unhindered by workarounds imposed by rigid software. And your team will love how Podio reflects the way you already talk and think about your business. Real time and your time Whether you need an immediate answer from your team or just want to share some great resources and insights, Podio puts all your conversations in one place in the context of the work you’re doing. This enables you to tighten your communications without increasing everyone’s email load. Podio grows with you Want to do more than project management with Podio? Simply extend Podio to handle CRM, recruiting workflows or even your company intranet in minutes. Podio’s ability to connect teams and processes already helps thousands of companies run their entire operations in one place.

Podio Overview

Pricing

Starting from
USD 9.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Unlimited free use for up to five people.
Basic: $9/employee/month (billed monthly) or $7.20/employee/month (billed annually).
Plus: $14/employee/month (billed monthly) or $11.20/employee/month (billed annually).
Premium: $24/employee/month (billed monthly) or $19.20/employee/month (billed annually).
Custom plans are also available for larger teams.


Podio Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French and 7 others, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Screenshots

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Podio Reviews

Podio Reviews

Overall rating
4.3
/
5 253 reviews
Excellent
132

Very good
87

Average
21

Poor
8

Terrible
5

Value for Money
4.4
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4.1
87% recommended this app
Justin H.

Serves it's purpose

The big boss also loves this program, because it can generate many different reports for him, from bid activity, pending logs, securement logs, win percentages with different customers or geographic areas. allows him to see many different metrics with just a few clicks.


Mark S.

Podio is the best tracking software for the multiple projects.

Podio is the best to keep track all of our important emails, tasks and projects in a simple manner. Podio is an outstanding software for the project and management. I can share all of my important projects with my friends and team members but one by one. It really allow me to manage all of my important tasks and store the important information in a one place such as assign projects. My project management activities are easily handle by the extreme planner software. Wen I complete all of my tasks assignment and multiple projects, then I always choose the Podio software. Podio is the great for the project and tasks assignments. I would recommended this software to everyone.


Colin M.

Podio - Flexible collaboration tool for teams

It's difficult to describe Podio in a few sentences as it's flexibility and extensibility through the addition of apps from the library or creating your own means that it can be used for many different things.

We've used it for project management and as a simple space to hold and share information when several external parties are involved. It means everyone can see what needs to be shared and current status with compromising internal systems and worrying about correct security settings for various parties.

Podio isn't always first choice for team collaboration as there may already be solutions in place that clients prefer (for example, Microsoft Teams), but it is a quick way to pull disparate people and data together and get working quickly.

As with all collaboration tools, it needs a bit of planning to configure it best for the type of project you want to use it for, but once you have used it a couple of times setup should be quick. For 'standard' users who have a degree of competence with collaboration software, the interface is intuitive and they should get up to speed pretty quickly.

If you work in an Agile environment, all the tools are there to configure an Agile project and get started quickly.

Some people love Podio immediately, others don't get it. Try out with a couple of small projects to get familiar with it; keep it as simple as possible - Podio's greatest strength is that you don't need to add more features/apps than are suited to the job.


Jorge L.

Customization is the key

You can build a whole information system to support all your organization's areas in the same platform. Obviously, in a service with so many possibilities, everything can be as good as an average solution. If you need a specialized CRM, there's a more expensive alternative and the same is true for email marketing, database manager, webform embeds, etc. The upside of Podio is having it all in the same place, which makes it really convenient.


Emily T.

High Customization Project Management


Justin H.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Serves it's purpose

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 04/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

The big boss also loves this program, because it can generate many different reports for him, from bid activity, pending logs, securement logs, win percentages with different customers or geographic areas. allows him to see many different metrics with just a few clicks.

Pros

The website is incredibly customizable, which allows you make this program perform many tasks that vary greatly. Our main purpose was to use this as a bid center for our company, allowing all of our branches to see who was bidding which jobs. After setting that up, we were able to have podio send out reminders after certain amounts of time to follow up on the bid results. If we were awarded the job, it will then send out notices to our purchasing department, project managers, and super intendents with the relevant information (start end dates, contract prices, labor hours estimated, location, contact info, etc). It is very helpful to make sure our branches do not double up estimating the same projects.

Cons

Being very customizable also means it can be quite tedious to set up initially. There are, however, many premade modules you can either use as is, or customize to fit you needs.

Response from Podio

Hi Justin, thanks for the review! Much appreciated. Cheers, Sara from Podio

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Mark S.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Podio is the best tracking software for the multiple projects.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 17/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Podio is the best to keep track all of our important emails, tasks and projects in a simple manner. Podio is an outstanding software for the project and management. I can share all of my important projects with my friends and team members but one by one. It really allow me to manage all of my important tasks and store the important information in a one place such as assign projects. My project management activities are easily handle by the extreme planner software. Wen I complete all of my tasks assignment and multiple projects, then I always choose the Podio software. Podio is the great for the project and tasks assignments. I would recommended this software to everyone.

Pros

Podio is the great customizable software. The best thing about the Podio software is that we can track all of our important tasks and multiple projects at a one time and it is the only possible through the Podio software. We can easily collaborate with our team members and colleagues in a more efficient way. I can always use this efficient software for better manage my personal projects.Podio is one of the best project management software. The another great advantage of this software is that we can easily organized all of our important projects and assignment tasks in a group and colleagues. This software has outstanding features such as it has the great ability to create the custom folders in a more efficient way. Through this software, it is so easy for us to create a tasks and store a large amount of information in a project software.

Cons

The disadvantage of this software is that for the new users that they faced a lot of problem about the sharing of the multiple projects with our colleagues and team members at a one time. Hence, sharing of projects is so difficult for the beginners and users. This software lack a lot of features which is very essential for the new users. Podio software is not so easy to use. For the beginners, it is a little challenges for us to create a tasks and better manage our projects . It is so difficult in learning to use many of the features in a properly manner. But otherwise it is very simple for us to create a tasks to the specific projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Colin M.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Podio - Flexible collaboration tool for teams

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/12/2018
Review Source: Capterra

It's difficult to describe Podio in a few sentences as it's flexibility and extensibility through the addition of apps from the library or creating your own means that it can be used for many different things.

We've used it for project management and as a simple space to hold and share information when several external parties are involved. It means everyone can see what needs to be shared and current status with compromising internal systems and worrying about correct security settings for various parties.

Podio isn't always first choice for team collaboration as there may already be solutions in place that clients prefer (for example, Microsoft Teams), but it is a quick way to pull disparate people and data together and get working quickly.

As with all collaboration tools, it needs a bit of planning to configure it best for the type of project you want to use it for, but once you have used it a couple of times setup should be quick. For 'standard' users who have a degree of competence with collaboration software, the interface is intuitive and they should get up to speed pretty quickly.

If you work in an Agile environment, all the tools are there to configure an Agile project and get started quickly.

Some people love Podio immediately, others don't get it. Try out with a couple of small projects to get familiar with it; keep it as simple as possible - Podio's greatest strength is that you don't need to add more features/apps than are suited to the job.

Pros

Fast to configure for team collaboration on a variety of tasks - from the simple to fully featured Agile project management.

Adding only the apps you need means you can have a flexible and bespoke approach to each project depending on the requirements.

Easy to share with external users.

Cons

The flexibility that can be a strength can also be a weakness. There needs to be strong leadership over configuration and apps included.

The number of apps that can be added and the configurable options can lead to unnecessary complexity in the hands of inexperienced users.

If you have complex security requirements, configuration can be a pain.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Jorge L.
Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Customization is the key

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 09/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

You can build a whole information system to support all your organization's areas in the same platform. Obviously, in a service with so many possibilities, everything can be as good as an average solution. If you need a specialized CRM, there's a more expensive alternative and the same is true for email marketing, database manager, webform embeds, etc. The upside of Podio is having it all in the same place, which makes it really convenient.

Pros

Podio is like a canvas that comes blank and can be as deep as your imagination goes. It's extremely customizable and that makes it more than viable to any organization. It's a platform that can go in any direction you need, you just have to learn javascript to get it's full potential.

Cons

Platform outages are more common than i'd like. Every month there are at least 2 or 3 incidents that make reliability the goal Citrix should be after.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Emily T.

High Customization Project Management

Reviewed on 25/07/2016
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

The level of customization is amazing, and really makes Podio an incredibly versatile tool. Even with the mid-level plus pricing plan, we've utilized custom workspaces for a large variety of use cases throughout our company. The team at Podio also releases updates fairly often, which is great to see. Almost every update has added value to how we use the application.

It's obvious that the Podio team has put a lot of work into what they have released thus far. The quality is great, and I can't think of anything that doesn't work properly or that feels messy. I'm confident that new features they release in the future will be just as well polished.

Cons

The number one limitation to Podio is the lackluster permission structure. On one hand, it has really forced us to create truly collaborative and transparent workspaces. However, it has also made it /impossible/ to use Podio for certain more sensitive applications. It is also incredibly annoying that there isn't an overall admin group for the total organization. We have multiple admins for our Podio organization (who help create and maintain workspaces), and each of us have to be added to every workspace as an admin in order to maintain the system. This means that our feeds get spammed with activity from every workspace, making it pretty useless for our own needs. It also bloats some of our workspaces, and makes it tricky to maintain stuff.

In the plus price level, reports are kind of a joke. I believe they get a lot better in the higher plans, but plus level reports are almost useless.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8.2/10
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Podio Pricing

Podio Pricing

Starting from
USD 9.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Unlimited free use for up to five people.
Basic: $9/employee/month (billed monthly) or $7.20/employee/month (billed annually).
Plus: $14/employee/month (billed monthly) or $11.20/employee/month (billed annually).
Premium: $24/employee/month (billed monthly) or $19.20/employee/month (billed annually).
Custom plans are also available for larger teams.

Unlimited free use for up to five people.
Basic: $9/employee/month (billed monthly) or $7.20/employee/month (billed annually).
Plus: $14/employee/month (billed monthly) or $11.20/employee/month (billed annually).
Premium: $24/employee/month (billed monthly) or $19.20/employee/month (billed annually).
Custom plans are also available for larger teams.

Value for Money
4.4/5
Based on 253 user ratings
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Podio Features

Podio Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Timesheets
Features
4.2/5
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Additional information for Podio

Additional information for Podio

Key features of Podio

  • 24 hour personal support from the Podio team
  • API
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic reminders
  • CRM
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Chat functionality
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Collections management
  • Commenting
  • Communication management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Content sharing & feedback workflows with clients
  • Document management
  • Document storage
  • Dynamic card boards
  • Email integration
  • File management
  • File sharing
  • Gantt charts
  • Indexing
  • Instant messaging
  • MS Exchange integration
  • Mobile apps for Android, iPhone & iPad
  • Progress reports
  • Progress tracking
  • Project budgeting
  • Project management
  • Project templates
  • Project time tracking
  • Recurring tasks
  • Reporting
  • Sales pipeline reports
  • Simple CRM & sales tracking
  • Software development kit
  • Status tracking
  • Task assignment
  • Task management
  • Third party integration
  • Time tracking by project
  • Tracking features
  • Video chat
  • Web forms

Benefits

The increased transparency and structure made possible by Podio will save your team hours on organization and status meetings, so you can focus on the task at hand. Interfacing with clients on Podio makes feedback loops simpler – helping everyone get better results and build stronger relationships.

GetApp Analysis

GetApp Analysis

Why should a project management platform dictate the way your team works? Podio is an online platform that lets its users stay in control over how they get work done. The web-based solution empowers groups to create their own collaboration and project management tools with no technical or IT skills necessary.

Used by teams, companies, and organizations from around the globe, Podio users are encouraged to select from more than 700 free apps available in the Podio App Market. These apps encompass everything from project management to CRM, IT support, recruiting, and HR, and they can be customized to better fit the needs of a specific user’s organization.

Podio Home Screen

What is Podio?

A cloud-based work platform that changes the way groups work in professional environments, Podio has developed a way to let its users manage their own workflows and processes using its customizable tools. These tools are known as apps, and they are designed to add structure to workflows or projects. In most cases, apps connect to social activity streams, which teams can use for sharing files and discussing relevant issues privately.

Apps make up a major part of the Podio solution. Apps can be built by users with no technical skill or IT knowledge. Or, for users who’d prefer not designing their own purpose-built work apps from scratch, pre-made apps can be selected from the Podio App Market.

Podio users are encouraged to structure their projects, teams, and workflows into workspaces, which are shared only with the most relevant colleagues. The platform also provides core features like activity streams, task management, document sharing, contact management, reporting, webforms, and calendars.

Projects

Podio Main Features

Creating Apps

Businesses are encouraged to create their own apps within Podio. App templates are useful for constructing apps that meet the individual needs of unique users, from streamlining deliverables to structuring sales leads.

Use Podio’s drag-and-drop tools to build your own app that can be added to any workspace, and accessed across all your devices, or select an app that’s already been designed by a fellow user in the Podio community. More than 700 apps are already available in the App Market, managing everything from HR and employee recruitment, to project management and CRM.

App Builder

Managing Workspaces

Workspaces are virtual areas where groups of people or teams can work together to meet specific goals. For example, a sales team might create a workspace in order to manage an upcoming project. Anyone can be added to a workspace, regardless of whether that person is an employee of the specific organization.

Get your clients, contractors, and even vendors involved in the project management process by inviting them to participate in relevant workspaces. As a Podio user, you also have the option to create private workspaces that are only known to people in your organization who’ve been invited to take part. Or, you can create open workspaces that are listed for all employees of your organizations to view and join.

Workspaces

Organize Tasks

Podio’s task management features provide users with a way to break down large projects into smaller sets of individual tasks, which can then be assigned to employees or other responsible parties. Podio links tasks to the work that they’re a part of, which provides relevance and context for users.

To take advantage of Podio’s task management tools, start by creating a list of all the tasks that must be completed before a specific project will be ready to go. Set deadlines for these tasks, write brief descriptions, and assign them to specific people. You can also set reminders to yourself to go back and see if a task has been completed on time, even if that task was not assigned to you.

Task Lists

Tracking Opportunities

A lightweight CRM solution enables Podio users to manage their relationships with customers and track sales opportunities throughout the pipeline. The CRM solution can be customized as a Podio app to make those processes easier to achieve.

To use Podio as a CRM tool, install the CRM app pack and customize the provided template based on how your team works. You can use filters and reports to get important sales information into your CRM app, and you can use the Excel importing feature to import historical CRM data, as well.

CRM

Mobile Accessibility

Podio offers free mobile applications for the iPhone, iPad, and Android. These mobile apps give users a complete work experience from their tablets and smartphone devices. Users can collaborate with their organizations and access workspaces, activity streams, tasks, files, calendars and contacts through the mobile apps. Many Podio users say they actually use the mobile apps just as often, if not more often, then they use Podio on their desktop computers.

Mobile App

Podio Integrations

Podio is considered a completely open work platform because it offers so many integrations with other popular business applications. Podio offers more than 15 integrations with apps, including YouSendIt, ShareFile, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, SugarSync, Zendesk, Campaign Monitor, Google Apps Mail, GoToMeeting, Freshbooks, Evernote, and Google Docs.

Podio Pricing

Pricing for Podio is based on the number of users within an organization, along with the specific features that an organization needs. The most inexpensive solution is Podio Lite, which is free for teams with up to five employees. Podio Teams is $9 per employee, per month. The Podio Business plan is available with custom pricing for larger teams.

Podio Bottom Line

  • Designed to facilitate collaboration across multiple groups

  • Customizable project management and task organization features

  • More than 700 free apps available in the Podio App Market

  • Empowers groups to create their own work tools

  • Increases transparency and boosts knowledge sharing

Podio FAQs

Podio FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Podio.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Podio offer?

Podio offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: USD 9.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Unlimited free use for up to five people. Basic: $9/employee/month (billed monthly) or $7.20/employee/month (billed annually). Plus: $14/employee/month (billed monthly) or $11.20/employee/month (billed annually). Premium: $24/employee/month (billed monthly) or $19.20/employee/month (billed annually). Custom plans are also available for larger teams.

Q. What are the main features of Podio?

Podio offers the following features:

  • 24 hour personal support from the Podio team
  • API
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic reminders
  • CRM
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Chat functionality
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Collections management
  • Commenting
  • Communication management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Content sharing & feedback workflows with clients
  • Document management
  • Document storage
  • Dynamic card boards
  • Email integration
  • File management
  • File sharing
  • Gantt charts
  • Indexing
  • Instant messaging
  • MS Exchange integration
  • Mobile apps for Android, iPhone & iPad
  • Progress reports
  • Progress tracking
  • Project budgeting
  • Project management
  • Project templates
  • Project time tracking
  • Recurring tasks
  • Reporting
  • Sales pipeline reports
  • Simple CRM & sales tracking
  • Software development kit
  • Status tracking
  • Task assignment
  • Task management
  • Third party integration
  • Time tracking by project
  • Tracking features
  • Video chat
  • Web forms

Q. Who are the typical users of Podio?

Podio has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Podio support?

Podio supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Podio offer?

Podio has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Podio support mobile devices?

Podio supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Podio integrate with?

Podio integrates with the following applications:

Bitium, Campaign Monitor, Constant Contact, Cronforce, GlobiFlow, GlobiMail for Podio, PieSync, Resource Guru, WebMerge, Zendesk

Q. What level of support does Podio offer?

Podio offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials