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Spike Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.6

/5

40

Total features

64

11 categories

Spike features

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Activity/News Feed
Address Book
Alerts/Notifications
Archiving & Retention
Audio Calls
Brainstorming
Calendar Management

Common features of Collaboration software

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Assignment Management
Brainstorming

Price starts from

5

/user

Per month

Pricing options
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Functionality

4.6

/5

40

Price starts from

5

/user

Per month

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Total Features

64

Unique features

  • Brainstorming

  • Real Time Editing

  • Encryption

  • Meeting Notes

Functionality

4.7

/5

9.9K

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Free

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Total Features

16

Features in Common

8

Unique features

  • Mobile Optimized Emails

  • Third Party Integrations

  • Response Management

  • Auto-Responders

Functionality

4.4

/5

941

Price starts from

Free

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Total Features

10

Features in Common

8

Unique features

  • Response Management

  • Email Monitoring

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An awesome email client

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall - a great app and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

Pros

The way Spike sorts emails is genius. It turned my inbox into a chat-like experience, where emails are grouped by people and not threads/topics - so it actually feels like I'm using a IM and not an outdated email client.

Cons

Some of the more advanced features still need some work. I'd love to see tagging in notes (so collaboration would be smoother), or the option to add a call link into an invite directly (like in Google Calendar).

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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eMail made modern, simple and transparent

Reviewed 2 years ago

It's a bit of a change of approach, coming from more classical email services, but I'm finding myself drawn more and more to this app, and it has effectively supplanted my use of all other mail clients. I find the message-centred (i.e. like a chat thread) approach enlightening and very efficient. The learning curve has been very shallow (i.e. I've learned a lot / feel comfortable using Spike in a short time) and I'm really enjoying using the App!

Pros

+ The ease of use - everything is in one place, and it's easy to concentrate on the information in the messages, rather than filtering through quoted text or long emails that duplicate something already on my computer. + The modern approach - as much as business is still formal, and we value salutations and signatures, they distract from the message we are sending, and email is being supplanted by...

Cons

There are still a few growing pains, and some features are not fully implemented yet. Some things that aren't working perfectly are the calendar integration, .ics files/invitations, and sometimes Spike won't recognise the email/name I'm typing in to give me reasonable proposals.... But these are minor details in the great scheme of things, and given the age of the app, there are truly very few bugs or glitches!

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Go To Tool for managing your work/home

Reviewed 2 months ago

So far I love being able to manage multiple calendars/email accounts and using the "NOTES" feature for having information at a quick glance.

Pros

the ability to have it setup on multiple devices so you have access to the information when you need it. Being able to "PIN" items for quicker access. also the ability of finding any attachment based on a specific contact.

Cons

having the ability to use the "REPLY ALL" being more accessible and not have to hunt for it.

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Wasn't expecting to be this satisfied. It's amazing.

Reviewed 3 months ago

I wasn't expecting this much efficiency in one app. As a project manager I have to closely follow up emails and people and spike makes it a 100% easier and quicker. The look and feel of the platform makes you digest information and send it without feeling the burdensome feeling of sending an email, you feel like you're just sending a text message. It also groups media files just like WhatsApp so if you can't recall the email title, you can just click on the contact and access to the media files sent and received.

Pros

I love the way it takes out the extra elements in a mail like images and branding, and makes it 100% text. Which helps you get to the point and understand what need to be understood.

Cons

The searching tool could be better. It's not bad, but it's not accurate enough.

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Mobile User

Reviewed 4 months ago

Good

Pros

It’s assigned all the emails contact wise which help us to track the history.

Cons

Some emails doesn’t view properly on mobile app. User interface on mobile app is average it’s not very smooth. Also it takes time to delete email. It take around 30 to 60 seconds

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Best email client I’ve used

Reviewed 5 months ago

Great experience. With Spike, I spend less time processing emails than with any other email client I’ve used.

Pros

I’ve used five different mail clients, including Apple Mail, and none of them has made managing emails easier than Spike. You can use Spike to divide your priority for your non-priority emails, but I use the Unread and Read emails setup. Viewing my emails in the Recent pane means that I'm not distracted by the clutter of previously read and viewed emails. The Unread pane gives a clean Inbox when...

Cons

Wish there was a way to click on a calendar date in an email and have it added to the Spike Calendar. Smart email folders might also be useful for Spike.

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Hop cuts out all the clutter while allowing you to see all all the conversations in a clean view.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Hop allows for clearer communication and saving time spent on email. Allows for better context with a previous contact as well. I have saved a lot of hours on email, and a better experience then browser based email, or any other app.

Pros

Hop helps reduce the amount of time spent on email. Hop works faster then any email client, and I have tried every one that I could find! The Priority Inbox vs Other inbox saves a lot of time sorting what is important and not important. If others are using Hop as well, it creates a realtime chat between each other. It also allows for encrypted messages between users, which is great when sending sensitive information.

Cons

Not much, would like a few other small features like Auto Snoozing, and location based reminders. But really, they have the best email client, and now that desktop will be available, it will be the best solution on your smartphone, tablet, and desktop.

Vendor response

Hey Adam, Thanks for your awesome feedback! We are super passionate about we do and love creating more amazing features for you. We're happy to let you know that the desktop app is now available and you can get it at www.spikenow.com

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Unify different ways of interaction for a strong telecommunication tool.

Reviewed 2 years ago

We use this software to unify common emails, with advanced messaging that integrates better additional functionalities for an improvement in productivity that is frequently carried out, especially when we address communication issues, in order to acquire a sophisticated context, for each one of the conversations that are usually established internally in the company, above all to reduce the clutter of data and messages that are made daily, in order to offer a much faster and more solid service.

Pros

This software unifies all the inboxes that a company can have, in a single interface, to achieve a more prudent concentration by needing to manage all its calls, text messages, emails, calendars and among many other qualities that can be attended from this system for a speed of response, especially when the support services are established by email or telephone means, being one of the systems that I like the most, since we can perform many operations at the same time thanks to Spike.

Cons

It would be quite useful if this system will integrate a better appearance in its internal interface, because it is somewhat old, and it would be convenient for improvements, for a modern appearance in its entirety, in order to acquire a dynamic and incredible appearance once we want to use This software, for our needs, relevant, mentioning that an update so that its functionalities can be faster, is not a bad idea to implement, since it is somewhat slow in these collaborative processes.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Makes email significantly less terrible!

Reviewed 3 years ago

I've been using it for over a year now both personally and professionally, and believe strongly that it makes the email experience significantly smoother and more enjoyable.

Pros

Among the various tools looking to make email better, I believe this one does it best. It's strength is in truly stripping the junk away from messages—layers of quoted previous messages, long signature bars, etc.,—and turns it into iMessage/text like bubbles. When you're shooting messages back and forth to dozens of people, being able to keep up with conversations with simple bubbles is a super help. Yet, when you need to see the originally formatted message with the quoted text, it only takes one click to go back and forth again.

Cons

It still acts and feels like beta software. The interface can be clunky at times, file handling isn't as robust as other email tools, moving messages to folders isn't possible. There's been some feature creep too as they seek to monetize, looking to make group messaging and voice/video chats.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A Chat-Like Approach to Email Management

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I love the approach that Spike take on email management. It uses chat-like interface from mobile chat apps that we grow to love so much. It minimizes the clutters that we get from normal email conversations. Plus Spike is free for non-business email accounts.

Cons

Spike could take hints from other email clients to improve its user interface.

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Hop saves a lot of time and is fun to use

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

- Best email "triage" functionality I have ever seen - Lots of small features that save time - Very clever designed features to find the piece of information you need - Integrated instant messaging

Cons

- The user interface is a little different to the standard email clients, so you have to get used to it. But once you figure out (I still find more "hidden" features that I did not know of every once in a while) all the cool features you get hooked and don't want to miss it. - no desktop version yet (but in development)

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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A New Perspective on Email Client

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Spike treats emails as chat conversations. It eliminates the long threads and simplifies the user interface. Spike is available in multiple platforms. It also supports multiple email accounts - free as long as they're Gmail.

Cons

Work email accounts with @customname.com are not free. Charged per email account.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Managing the Multiples Made Easy

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I can easily delete junk and old emails in one fell swoop thanks to the way the app bundles and organizes emails by contact. Its chat-like email view also lets me see all emails in a thread in one consistent feed so I can see everything just by scrolling rather than opening individual headers to find a specific mail I am looking for.

Cons

That it took me forever to find out about it. Its a game-changer.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The future of email

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Spike removes the parts of email that make it slow and cumbersome to use. It creates a chat like system that turns email into a messenger platform. With Spike Groups, email threads are simplified. With Spike Notes, you get a single place to collab on documents.

Cons

I wish the calendar was more robust and had a full view. I also wish there could be multiple windows open.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Future of Email Client is Here Today

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Hop Email, now known as Spike, hits many right buttons regarding an email client. But choosing to design email conversations to look like mobile chats is genius. It hides all the clutters and makes it easier for users to comprehend the content.

Cons

While managing free email is still free for Hop users, managing business emails is not.

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Make Emails fun again

Reviewed 4 months ago

I get through my mails quickly and knowing when a mail is sent and read at a glance is great piece of mind.

Pros

The integration was incredible and easy. You can switch from people to more traditional view and once you have used Spike for a couple of days it truly is remarkable. No longer frustrated by the “threads” and wasting time looking for the right one to respond to, it’s just so good to have that chat like experience and to be honest I am loving it on mobile devices which I can’t say I did with Gmail.

Cons

I haven’t found how to activate an out of office response. This is something I do miss.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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New Perspective on Email Management

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

It brings a new perspective on email management by using a chat-like interface to interact with email conversation. It's also free to use with personal email accounts.

Cons

Using Spike with business email is not free.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fast, uncomplicated, cool - E-mail messenger with super features

Reviewed 3 years ago

I'm saving a lot of time with my daily emails (I receive a lot of mails every day).

Pros

I really like the messenger chat style and the priority inbox. Makes communication more efficient, you can share docs etc. within groups and much more. More featured than other apps included, you don't have to switch between different apps, all what you need is included in Spike.

Cons

Desktop version could have more features, dark mode on Desktop.

Vendor response

Hi Sabine, we're happy to let you know that dark mode is now available on all devices, including desktop.

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Chat time eith my busy boyfriend

Reviewed 4 months ago

Good

Pros

Spike was recommended to me by my boyfriend who works over seas. He is Ametican and uses Spike all the time. I like using it because you can chat as well as receiving emails so you can use Spike as an all in one app which is very useful. I probably do not use it to its full potential and that is because microsoft did not support it so I had to use a different email address which is google and thankfully it did support Spike

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Love it!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I enjoy the chat based email look. It is quick and intuitive! I like seeing when others are responding to my messages too1

Cons

The only negative at the moment is it is web based. Looking forward to having an App for my Mac in the future!

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The best Email app for Apple ecosystem!!

Reviewed 4 months ago

I enjoy emails now because of Spike.

Pros

Being able to manage my emails in a chat format and getting rid of spam, junk, etc with such ease is great.

Cons

The limit to just two email accounts for free is the only thing I wish they would change. Or at least offer an 3 email plan which didn’t involve such a high price.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Treat Your Email Conversation Like Conversation

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The main concept of Spike is to treat email conversation like mobile IM message. So you won't see the long thread of previously replied emails, just the reply. It also tracks replies.

Cons

While the Gmail accounts management is free, you need to pay for each managed business email.

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Best email client I've used

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Hop keeps me on top of my game. I email much faster, never miss emails, and love snoozing. I'm able to search and find attachments very easily - major convenience and time saver.

Cons

I'm waiting for the Send Later feature to be added. Receiving read-receipt notifications would also be useful.

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Light and Powerful

Reviewed a year ago

I really like Spike as a platform for time and task management. The Solo plan is a bit expensive for personal or freelance work, but I'm definitely interested in investing in the Team plan as I expand.

Pros

I love how simple yet functional it is. It's very intuitive and has a lot of powerful tools for keeping your life and projects organized.

Cons

The free, personal version can look cluttered.