Quip Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Quip

Docs, tasks, & spreadsheet collaboration with built-in chat

4.4/5 (160 reviews)

Quip overview

What is Quip?

Quip is a team collaboration solution which combines document and spreadsheet creation and editing with chat and commenting capabilities, to allow teams to communicate about tasks and projects directly while working on them.

Quip enables users to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, and checklists collaboratively in real time, through the ‘Smart Inbox’ interface, with the ability to filter and star documents to speed up searching. Document revisions are stored so users can track changes, and annotations can be added to spreadsheets and documents. Finished tasks can be checked off on the checklist, keeping all team members informed of which tasks have been completed.

Rather than communicating by email, users can chat directly within a document, with inbuilt 1:1 personal messaging and the ability to comment on any content. @mentions also allow users to direct teammates to individual spreadsheet cells, or insert items such as images and code into documents. User-controlled notifications keep team members updated on any messages or mentions.

Quip works across desktop and mobile, with native iOS and Android apps, and with offline functionality, users can work on documents on the go, with changes being updated whenever there is an internet connection.
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Pricing

Starting from
$30/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, French, German and 7 other languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Quip screenshot: Quip combines calendars, documents, checklists, and more in one place with native mobile apps for Android and iOSMeet QuipQuip screenshot: Add spreadsheets, tasks, images, and more to documents to add context and visibilityQuip screenshot: Add comments and @mentions to any live app so the team can make decisions fasterQuip screenshot: Use a familiar interface and 400+ functions to create mega-reports or simple, bite-sized tablesQuip screenshot: When conversations, decisions, and edits are right there alongside the documentQuip screenshot: Quip enables teams to communicate within and about their work, breaking down silosQuip screenshot: Create shared folders for teams and projects that make documents easy to find and get back to for everyoneQuip screenshot: Link and create documents, spreadsheets, and checklists with the Quip component in SalesforceQuip: Product Overview

Quip reviews

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Nikhita Kataria

An amazing platform to track your ideas

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-03-25
Review Source: Capterra

We use quip to track our updates, design documents etc and it has proven to be a really powerful platform for the same.

Pros
1. I love quip as its the only good version controlled platform for taking notes that I have found in my industry experience of over 5 years. 2. Its easy to create public/private versions. I could easily create documents that are public (i.e. outside the firm) and private to me. 3. It is so easy to mark your favorite folders and share it across teams. 4. Its fast. I have found Google Docs to be a bit slower than quip. 5. You could easily import the content into a wiki or a word document with all the formatting intact. 6. You can create an excel sheet (or multiple sheets) in quip itself. 7. Onboarding and gettting used to the platform is really easy.

Cons
1. It behaves odd when creating tables and adding pictures (like indentation sometimes screws up). 2. If you are looking for a platform to create animated documents, quip might not be your friend. It supports basic data representation objects like tables, pictures, worksheets but if you want audio etc, you want to goto powerpoint.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Nathan Sichilongo

Quip's An Alternative to Google Docs and Slack

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-07-18
Review Source: GetApp

I tested Quip as part of a team effort to find a collaborative tool that we could incorporate across the board. Over the 6 month period that I tested it, I found that while it was functional for the most part as a lot of things, it failed in key areas that we would need it to work including handling large spreadsheets, edit history and connectivity issues. However the price and slow functionality when it comes to bigger documents/spreadsheets leaves much to be desired and as such, it may not be ideal for anyone but bigger organizations that want to cut off multiple communication channels and document tools. Overall Quip is a good alternative to Slack & Google Apps. However it leaves some things to be desired in the looks and function department.

Pros
Quip is a great collaboration tool that is something similar to Slack, Google Docs and Google Sheets all wrapped up into one. My favorite feature is the collaboration tool which allows you to edit documents and discuss them in real time with other users. You can send messages to other users and Quip has a nice way of letting you know whether a user is online or offline. The messages can be sent to individuals and within a group chat setting. When commenting on spreadsheets, you can annotate cell by cell which is something helpful especially if you are reviewing spreadsheets with a lot of information. File management is a charm. You can easily upload shared documents to folders and limit who can see the documents as well as who can edit/view the documents. One gripe about collaboration apps that I have had in the past is the amount of notifications you get if you have multiple people working on documents/projects etc. Quip solves this by giving you the option to prioritize the notifications you want to this. You can also @ specific people which makes communication easier. Similar to Slack, there is an option to notify everyone with an @everyone option to send messages to a whole team. Quip integrates well with Salesforce, so if you are using Salesforce, this is a good option.

Cons
If you want to test Quip before deciding, you may not like the requirement for a work email. You need constant internet connectivity to make Quip work, if you find yourself in a place where there is no internet, you may be out of luck to use Quip. While Quip is good for communication, editing and collaborating on big spreadsheets slows the app down and you can find it slows down performance. You are better doing light to medium size documents/spreadsheets. When collaborating documents, versioning and edit history are important. It gets hard to revert to an older copy of a document and it can create some confusion if there are a lot of people looking at the same document.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

Quip a good alternative to Google product offerings

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-09
Review Source: Capterra

For collaborative document sharing, editing and creation, Quip is a solid choice especially if you rely on integration with Salesforce data.

Pros
My favorite feature of Quip is the tight integration with Salesforce CRM, allowing easy importing and viewing of Salesforce data directly in your Quip documents and sheets.

Cons
Quip seems like a work-in-progress, with many new versions being released on a weekly basis, always playing catch-up with Google Docs/Sheets and Microsoft Office 365.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Christene Jaramillo

Quiptastic!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-01-12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I love it, and will be using it for personal use. We use it at work, and it's become essential for day to day tasks. I love the communication features!

Pros
Once you figure out how to use quip, it's an awesome tool. It's easy to organize and essential to my day to day job. I'm going to be installing it on my personal computer for use as well.

Cons
It takes a bit to learn. The tutorials are helpful, but they dont cover everything. It takes a while to learn all the available functions. And it would be nice to have more font features.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jessie Beck

Frustrating and restrictive software

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-06-04
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, my experience is meh. I have to use it because my team does, but I wish I didn't have to. And enough so that I'd totally risk rocking the boat to get them to transfer to something better.

Pros
Not a whole lot, but I suppose there are a couple of unique features, compared to document creators (i.e. Google Docs) or project/work management software (i.e. Trello) that are nice. Like, being able to insert a Kanban board inside a doc isn't something I've seen elsewhere. But really, these are all just small things that are kind of cool, but don't add to the overall usefulness of this software. Kind of nice that you can create a document and a spreadsheet in one place... but that's not all that unique to Quip.

Cons
At my last job, I used a combination of Google Docs and Asana to manage projects and LOVED it. Quip is frustrating because it's really clunky and restrictive. For example, I want to be able to assign cards in an Kanban board to other people, like you would in Asana or Trello. It lacks the collaborative project management features it needs to make it a successful project management tool. But it also sucks at being a document creator. It's definitely better as a document creator than a project management tool, but even then there are some essential features (i.e. editing and suggesting mode) that I had in Google Docs and were essential to my job as a writer/editor. I mean, what, you expect me to highlight a sentence and comment on it to suggest to another writer that she swaps out one word? That's a waste of time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Quip pricing

Starting from
$30/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Personal: Free

Business: $30/month for 5 users - $12 per user per month after that

Enterprise: $25 per user per month

Quip features

API
Access Control
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Document Storage
File Management
Permission Management
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

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Drag & Drop Interface (152 other apps)
Projections (128 other apps)
Workflow Management (116 other apps)

Additional information for Quip

Key features of Quip

  • Message archive
  • Group sharing
  • Guests
  • Company admin portal
  • Import/export for Office, Google Drive, Evernote & more
  • Custom subdomain
  • Chat functionality
  • API availability
  • Checklists
  • Notifications
  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar management
  • Change management
  • Document revision history
  • Collaborative review
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Communication management
  • Data synchronization
  • Document review
  • Document storage
  • Document tracking
  • ‘Smart Inbox’ for document management
  • Offline access
  • User access permissions
  • Project planning
  • Project tracking
  • Project workflow
  • Real time data
  • Search functionality
  • Single sign on
  • Security & encryption
  • Task planning
  • Third party integration
  • Task lists
  • Mobile alerts
  • Document planning
  • Budget reports
  • Data import/export
  • Document recovery
  • API
  • Chat
  • Knowledge base
  • Dynamic workflow
  • Document indexing
  • Reporting & statistics
  • User access controls
  • Version history
  • Collaboration tools
  • Commenting
  • @mentions
  • Inbox management
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Benefits

Communicate directly within each document or spreadsheet, with direct messaging, commenting, and @mentions.

‘Smart Inbox’ to manage documents, with folder for organizing content.

User permissions can be assigned at the group level, or for individual folders.

Mobile apps and offline functionality allow users to work on the go, with changes syncing whenever there is an internet connection.

Import from and export to Google Drive, Office, Evernote, and more.