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Overview

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LiveChat is an all-in-one customer service platform that helps businesses provide seamless customer service and boost their...

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Freshdesk is a cloud-based, omnichannel customer service software for businesses of all sizes, with solutions that increase...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

24

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

15

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.6

1.6K

5

4

3

2

1

1.1K

422

58

13

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

4.5

3.2K

5

4

3

2

1

1.9K

1.1K

156

29

16

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

I love using this software and it's fun to use and see yourself improving your typing skills.
It's a very nice thing to add to your site, it helps for your customers, I used it a few times when I needed help or had questions.
Great, very easy, love the platform and customization, it is simple to manage and its also looks very professional.

Pros

Freshdesk provides an unrivalled ability to stay on top of client support and issue management. This tool is so far the best in class at supporting our needs in supporting our client base.
It helps me solve customers' inquiry and the best benefit that comes from Freshdesk is it's free. Compared to other paid helpdesks, Freshdesk could still really be worth it.
Overall, Freshdesk is an awesome solution for a tedious task. I recommend it to all my friends in the industry.

Cons

They should fix some system problems that occur sometimes and this cuts the connection. We didnt have ant other problem.
It created significantly more problems than one would expect at such prices. The system was buggy, call members would drop frequently, and problems persisted in a variety of locations and atmospheres.
The ticket management seems to be a little confusing sometimes, and sometimes tickets go unresolved from poor notifications.

Cons

We had a lot of employees that would leave and come back, and if you archived the user, it was a bit of an odd way to get them back into the platform, it's doable, just awkward.
Worse, there is no way to discover this until after you've paid and spent time getting everything set up.
I had to ask for a lot of assistance and spent some time fixing mistakes I have made that could have been easily avoided with a bit more training.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review17 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 days ago

Key features

  • Total features59
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Routing
  • Automatic Call Distribution
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Routing
  • Canned Responses
  • Case Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management
  • Customer Communication
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Geotargeting
  • IT Asset Management
  • IVR/Voice Recognition
  • Inbox Management
  • Incident Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Form
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Online Forums
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritization
  • Proactive Chat
  • Problem Management
  • Project Management
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Recurring Issues
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Reports
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Visual Analytics
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features115
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Routing
  • Automatic Call Distribution
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Routing
  • Canned Responses
  • Case Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management
  • Customer Communication
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Geotargeting
  • IT Asset Management
  • IVR/Voice Recognition
  • Inbox Management
  • Incident Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Form
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Online Forums
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritization
  • Proactive Chat
  • Problem Management
  • Project Management
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Recurring Issues
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Reports
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Visual Analytics
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations201
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Freshdesk
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Intercom
  • Jira
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Pipedrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Twilio
  • Twitter/X
  • WhatsApp
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Zoho CRM
  • Total integrations475
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Freshdesk
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Intercom
  • Jira
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Pipedrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Twilio
  • Twitter/X
  • WhatsApp
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Zoho CRM

User reviews that mention these apps

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Jennifer W.

Medical Devices, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Using Freshdesk - Garden Tier

Reviewed 4 years ago

So far so good, we went from the trial down to garden tier, I wish IP whitelisting was on this tier also. The LiveChat was quick and easy to use to get the answers needed, although when we were on a trial it did take awhile to get an email back about a question regarding the LiveChat.

Pros

We have moved over from Zendesk, and what is quite refreshing is being able to assign tickets and groups from the main screen. Seems fast and easy to use, and like bulk updating, bulk merging, and being able to select the main ticket when merging tickets is also a good feature.

Cons

You can't open more than one ticket at once on the same page, also the main body of tickets doesn't stretch over wide screen, so you have to scroll on the screen to see if you aren't on card view. Also, IP whitelisting is only on the top tier, I feel this should be a feature available on any. Our LiveChat seems to make multiple account so still not able to link this yet.