HootBoard Features

HootBoard

Fast deploy digital concierge platform.

4.76/5 (17 reviews)

HootBoard Feature Summary

  • Secure browsing
  • Touch screen ready
  • Custom posts
  • Content upload
  • Android & iOS mobile apps
  • Hardware flexibility
  • External pages
  • Bulletin board
  • Multi-device support
  • Push notifications
  • Community calendar
  • Communication management
  • ADA compliance
  • Content filtering
  • Content management
  • Customizable branding
  • Digital signage
  • File management
  • Media RSS
  • Social media integration
  • One-click templates
  • Zapier integration
  • Post scheduling
  • API
  • Automated newsletters
  • Approval process control
  • Analytics
  • Tagging
  • Weather widget
  • Engagement analytics
  • Commenting

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Approval Process Control
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Commenting
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Content Filter
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Digital Signage
Engagement Analytics
File Management
Mobile Integration
Newsletter Management
RSS Feeds
Remote Control
Remote Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Secure Login
Social Media Integration
Tagging
Template Management
Third Party Integration
User Management
Widgets
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API
Approval Process Control
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Commenting
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Content Filter
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Digital Signage
Engagement Analytics
File Management
Mobile Integration
Newsletter Management
RSS Feeds
Remote Control
Remote Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Secure Login
Social Media Integration
Tagging
Template Management
Third Party Integration
User Management
Widgets
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API
Approval Process Control
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Commenting
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Content Filter
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Digital Signage
Engagement Analytics
File Management
Mobile Integration
Newsletter Management
RSS Feeds
Remote Control
Remote Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Secure Login
Social Media Integration
Tagging
Template Management
Third Party Integration
User Management
Widgets
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Mobile apps

iOS App


2 reviews

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


22 reviews

HootBoard Feature Reviews

13 reviewers had the following to say about HootBoard's features:

David Johnson

Very functional communication board

2019-03-02

One of the best parts of HootBoard is their customer service, we have run into a few speed bumps along the way and we have been able to call or email directly to our rep who has personally helped us through each of the small issue.

Pros

Ease of Use and Functionality - the user interface looks great and it is easy to manage.

Cons

One difficulty we had was not necessarily with the software, but we had a hard time at first getting connected to our work's network.

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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Dawn Gallienne

Easy to use internal comms platform

2018-04-24

Pros

We were able to get the screens up and running pretty quickly and now have multiple screens in various locations at our head quarters. Contact support has been good for trouble shooting and queries.

Cons

We have chosen to have our own branding on our hoots which means we have to create a pdf/jpeg of the comms message before we post onto hootboard.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Shawna Washington

We use HootBoard for internal communications at police headquarters. It is satisfactory.

2018-05-10

Ease of sharing information with multiple staffers. Mobile app for updates from outside the office.

Pros

The functionality of the system and ability to use it on multiple platforms. The convenience of adding a variety of posts (events, news, etc.) with images & backgrounds to categorize info.

Cons

The connection to post from soial media has limitations and seemingly shoule be available without a 3rd party and additional fees (zapier).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Nicole Daddario

Exceptional tool for company communication. Fun, easy, effective way to communicate important news.

2018-04-03

Pros

The software is super easy to use.

Cons

I wish there was an easier way to post videos/video links.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Jono Matusky

Great Product That's Still Getting Better

2019-08-05

We were looking for two things: a way to communicate internally with employees, and a way to highlight the work that we're doing for our clients, to potential customers. Hootboard does both, in a way that's intuitive and different than anything out there.

Pros

-Easy to Set Up -Easy to Use -Unique way to communicate with customers and employees -Very responsive support

Cons

-Could use more feature and customization, but that's getting better with every update

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bethany Ferrall, M.S.

Dynamite way to promote our department!

2018-05-04

Pros

Love being able to quickly add events, tips, and tricks for our students! Our students can see the hoot board as soon as they walk in and it draws attention to our department that we did not receive before!

Cons

I wish we could have more of them and that I had more time to really dive deep and use all of the promotional tools available.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Meghan Mooney

HootBoard Benefits Our Workforce and the Public

2019-02-04

We've noticed citizens constantly stopping by to view the information the kiosk automatically displays, as well as manually scrolling to view other announcements and going to the different apps/widgets such as weather and directory to find out more info.

Pros

It's very easy to upload to HootBoard and easy to use the touchscreen kiosk we have in our City Hall lobby.

Cons

I didn't like how needy the wifi/ethernet connection is sometimes. We have to run an ethernet cable to it because there is no outlet in the location where it best satisfies our needs and wifi is not recommended by HootBoard for the machine as the machine cannot be depended on to stay connected.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ian McDonald

Big Kid Ipad

2019-07-18

I would rate my experience as very good with the board, the techs, and support staff. They are always all helpful and quick to respond.

Pros

I like this software because it makes it simple to post resident events and deals in the local area that our residents can view as they get their mail and packages after work.

Cons

Sometimes there are functionality items that I would like to add, but it is only link based instead of open applications.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Wieland

Condo Building Lobby

2019-01-23

It's a very cool feature to show prospective buyers in the building.

Pros

The software is very user-friendly. I am able to post items in seconds and they are on the Board instantly.

Cons

No complaints - it really is very cool to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Evangelist

Simple, elegant, powerful digital signage

2019-08-06

Implementation was very easy, support is always timely, HootBoard listens to and acts upon feature/bug requests, and I have only positive things to say about them/the product.

Pros

Being able to very quickly and easily upload just about any type of content to a distributed network of HootBoards, including touch capable and non touch displays, ensures we're constantly putting up new content. A low barrier to use/administer is essential to user uptake and appreciation.

Cons

Expensive hardware that's essentially off-the-shelf kiosks. But the software is what makes this product so that can be forgiven.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Charlotte Lee

Great customer service!!! Easy to use platform for communicating with a wide audience.

2018-04-02

Pros

User friendly for posting a myriad of events/items/announcements. Nice display of posts. Loved offering to members to contribute.

Cons

A few features had hiccups or took time to iron out - i.e. events disappearing after they occurred.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Marcelle Rice

Great product with even better support

2019-08-21

The kiosk setup was easy and adding content to the backend was pretty smooth too.

Pros

HootBoard is not only easy to use but can be made to work for a variety of different use cases which was perfect for our team.

Cons

Since HootBoard is a new company there are a few minor bugs in the software. But for every issue that we ran into the support team was available and ready to help us find a solution.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Brittany Liberatore

Simple and effective

2019-08-05

Super simple to implement and utilize daily. Great platform to share company announcements and fun things around the office (that you wouldn't necessarily share via email ). Hootboard provides a unique platform to communicate.

Pros

It is very easy to use - from initial startup to creating posts each day.

Cons

I'd like more control over the screens that the Hootboard scrolls through while idle. I'd also like to be able to edit other admin's posts (as an admin).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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