Quip Features

Quip

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

4.43/5 (151 reviews)

Quip Feature Summary

  • 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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Quip Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Quip's features:

Yana Oganesova

Verified Reviewer

Fantastic for Small Project Management and Collaboration

2017-02-22

Quip provides unique ability to create, edit and share highly customized documents/spreadsheets.

Pros

Integrates with Google Drive, version control, file attachment, collaboration, custom templates, slack integration, flexibility, permissions control, great interface, easy to use

Cons

No internal task delegation/planning features, no report building

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Quip

Give it a try, it is well worth the money and provides flexibility for a whole range of projects and tasks.

Source: GetApp
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Travis Garcia

First time using Quip, easy to use and adaptable

2019-07-29

Ones stop Project Management and collaboration tool.

Pros

We're using Quip for project managing our app launch through a vendor and it is fairly easy to use and is adaptable to different needs from documenting to tracking progress of the project via a drag and drop Kaban board.

Cons

It is a little too fluid in terms of organization.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)

Great Collaboration Tool - With Room to Improve

2019-09-23

The spreadsheet feature could absolutely benefit from some Excel functionalities.

Pros

Tagging someone and for sending a notification (either in document or in chat) is a very fast tool for communication.

Cons

Sometimes, my document doesn't get updated even though a collaborator has made a change.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Patrick Slaven

The best cloud based online collaborative writing tool

2016-11-01

Google Docs is probably one of the most well known cloud based document editors that facilitates collaboration between team members.

Pros

It's "stupid easy" to invite people to collaborate on a document.

Cons

I wish that reviewing, version control, and security were stronger.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Quip

Try it out! It's so easy. This might not be the tool of choice for a large org with very detailed processes, but it is probably perfect for your team to get together (online) to write something.

Source: Capterra
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Michael Harrington

Quit passing email and documents around!

2016-08-18

It is a live document centered experience with the ability to comment, discuss, and update to drive to agreed upon results.

Pros

Hit the chat window and someone is there immediately.

Cons

It would be great to tie in some sort of task management, e.g. something with due dates that alert you.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Quip

Try it. Definitely something the more you use (give it two days), the more you appreciate it and how well it fits.

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

I built a custom reporting tool without being a programmer.

2018-05-04

I was up to produce a highly functional spreadsheet to use as a reporting tool for my upstream management.

Pros

The interface is clean and user-friendly.

Cons

The embedded spreadsheet application has many advanced features. The Quip spreadsheet has more bells and whistles than I could figure out in one sitting. Quip's tutorals and customer service staff guided and coached me through the rough spots.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan Snyder

Easy to collaborate

2018-11-05

Pros

Quip makes collaborating so easy and a helpful feature is that all changes are logged.

Cons

You do have to be connected to the internet in order to use Quip. Also file management can be difficult sometimes.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Cheryce Edie-Lester

Great App to use

2019-01-06

Yes, I use quip personally and loves it.

Pros

Quip is very user-friendly from the web version, I like the use of the apps to docs or calendar features.

Cons

Quip does not carry any reporting building features, it could also use some approval processes for project management.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Alexander Neuhausen

Great for working on documents collaboratively

2016-08-22

You can create task-lists but there is no connection to the real documents so tracking progress is rather complicated. Functionalities to set the document status, assign it to team member and tracking progress would be a big plus.

Pros

- Great document collaboration - Simple and intuitive

Cons

- Too much focus on chat and commenting, but no proper way to indicate a document status - No task assignments - Document overview is confusing, sorting options only in list view

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering Quip

- No automatic task lists - A board link Kanban to indicate document status would be perfect - Idea board

Source: Capterra
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Claude Waddington

Verified Reviewer

Great for team sharing and project management

2017-10-13

Pros

Quip has great integration, it's a great platform for project management and customer service is great.

Cons

It doesn't have enough security from my point of view.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Istvan Pesti

Verified Reviewer

Ease of use, some missing features, bad upgrade on Mac

2018-05-22

Pros

-Very easy to use even at the first time -0 delay at collaboration -nice mini apps for documents -good integration of comments with chat function

Cons

-inconsistent user interface (document and tables) -no formating in the pop-up menu for tables -very bad upgrade utility on Mac (it tends to fall back to earlier version and stops sync - support gives no help to resolve)

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Nathan Sichilongo

Verified Reviewer

Quip's An Alternative to Google Docs and Slack

2019-07-18

I tested Quip as part of a team effort to find a collaborative tool that we could incorporate across the board.

Pros

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.

Cons

While Quip is good for communication, editing and collaborating on big spreadsheets slows the app down and you can find it slows down performance.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Consumer Electronics company, 10001+ employees)

Quip review

2018-09-10

In my experience, I've really enjoyed using Quip to easily house documents and spreadsheets with a friendly and easy to use interface.

Pros

Quip is a great tool to use for collaborative work.

Cons

While it is great for collaboration, the tool becomes glitchy when it contains a large amount of data.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

Versatile project management service for teams

2018-01-17

Working with different teams on different projects.

Pros

Plus an excellent loading speed and the possibility to collaborate with different teams on various projects.

Cons

Like with so many project management services, it's easy to set up but there is no set up to make sure team members come back to it and keep the content up to date.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 501-1000 employees)

Fun collaboration tool

2018-07-31

Pros

It's like other chat tools, but with an emphasis on sharing and collaborating on docs in real time.

Cons

Some of the chat tools aren't up to speed.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Ben Bailey

Pretty rad way to manage documents across teams big and small

2018-05-01

Quip is a great solution for remote teams and collaborators for all kinds of projects and workflows.

Pros

I especially like the user management features for bringing in collaborators and other outside partners to work on particular documents.

Cons

Quip is great, but given the competitors out there, it's a little expensive. This is the one thing I would change about Quip.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tom Schlander

Best for collaboration and communication

2016-07-11

Using Quip for creating documents within the team, talk about it and use the chat instead of sending emails back and forth.

Pros

Easy to use, nice UI, good feature set

Cons

File handling e.g. PDFs and other formats could be much better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Desirae Szloboda

Quip and Quip for Salesforce

2018-07-19

Quip is a great addition for any company with its easy to use style of collaboration and flexibility in security and structure.

Pros

It is powerful, flexible, offers free and paid apps like a project management app and allows for flexibility with security of files and folders.

Cons

I have requested several specific demos from our sales team so that we can more fully realize what Quip can do to meet some of our more basic needs. We've been given links to sales demos which don't address our specific needs. Once we get an idea on what we can do with it and how, it will drive more ideas and creativity for our team, we're just having a hard time getting started.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Tracy Dacko

Easy to use, great for collaborating, aimed at younger professionals

2017-12-12

Collaboration, simple cloud-based tool, integration with Salesforce

Pros

It's super easy to start using and is great for shared documents where you need to have multiple people providing input and updates.

Cons

I recently had a huge, very collaborative project that I wanted to base out of Quip and THE ONLY REASON I couldn't use Quip was because it had to be color coded and Quip doesn't do that.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Rick Powell

Solid collaboration app but not as feature-rich or as easy to use as the competition

2018-01-18

Pros

All of us enjoyed the ability to easily add documents, images and other files, and to comment wherever we wanted, and to chat wherever we wanted.

Cons

Without the search box, we would have lost track of where comments were made.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Keith Gibbs

Worked well for the experienced, new users struggled

2018-03-22

Offered a baseline as a new product to start a new project team in a "new to all" environment

Pros

Having used numerous web based team management / task management toolsets, I enjoyed the fluidity of quip, as it was very interpretuve to my style.

Cons

The same things that I liked were hard for others to embrace as tbey were more used to task driven platforms than collaboration driven platforms

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Pharmaceuticals company, 5001-10000 employees)

Quip - a super nice collaboration tool

2018-10-17

To be simple, we really like this easy to use collaboration tool.

Pros

No hassle for account management. You certainly don't expect it to be super powerful, but it is good enough for our purpose.

Cons

Logic of files arrangement a bit confusing.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessie Beck

Frustrating and restrictive software

2019-06-04

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

Google Docs) or project/work management software (i.e.

Cons

It lacks the collaborative project management features it needs to make it a successful project management tool.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Jenny Medeiros

Excellent tool to create and manage all your company documents

2019-04-26

Powerful collaboration platform that helped the team manage documents, projects, and chat—all in one place.

Pros

Quip is one of the few collaborative platforms where it's actually easy to use and also easy on the eyes. The UI needs no guesswork and creating a document and adding people to it is very intuitive.

Cons

It's a tad pricier than most tools in this same vein.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Quip is a great tool to create and edit documents online.

2018-07-26

Pros

Beautiful UI design and user friendly. 5.

Cons

A little less mobile friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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