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IdeaBuddy
4.6
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IdeaBuddy Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

IdeaBuddy product overview

Price starts from

15

Per month

Flat Rate

What is IdeaBuddy?

IdeaBuddy is an innovative business planning software that helps aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, and product managers and guides them on their journey from an initial idea to execution.

Key benefits of using IdeaBuddy

- Collaborate with others and build a business model on a single page
- Plan and develop your idea by using a step-by-step business guide with editable templates
- Create a financial plan, forecast your performance and make cash flow projections
- Build a modern business plan that you can edit, export, and share with investors
- Validate your idea with others and get the Idea Score

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
Email/Help Desk
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Documentation
Videos
Live Online

IdeaBuddy pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

33

Starting from

15

Per month

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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IdeaBuddy features

Functionality

4.5

/5

33

Total features

32

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Activity Dashboard
Reporting/Analytics
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Status Tracking
Budgeting/Forecasting
Business Plan Templates
Charting

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IdeaBuddy users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

33

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.91/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

25

6

1

0

1

Pros
Once you complete one, it's off to the next one, in a really fun and simple way. The overall report is great for internal company use, but also fantastic to give investors.
What I love about IdeaBuddy is that I could write all my thoughts and ideas and organize it with their help.
Makes want to work on my projects. I find useful to have different ways to see the information since I like visual formats and my teammates like more descriptive documents.
Cons
Some of the features are not ideal in these settings. Currently I do not own a laptop/desktop so this is sometimes an inconvenience.
Ideabuddy needs to update the software a little bit for it's lag while loading the financial plan and editing the details.
I don't like the design of the business plan. I have tried it and it has some structure issues.

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Zoran K.

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Consumer Goods, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wish I had IdeaBuddy years ago

Reviewed 3 years ago

It works fast and it is easy to use. Again, I used business planning software before.

Pros

I have business ideas all the time and I write most of them down but rarely take action beyond that. With IdeaBuddy I can quickly explore my idea and evaluate it. I keep working on those that look promising and discard bad ideas. I am impressed with the level of detail and depth of guidance of this product. I used different business planning software before but this is different- combines cutting edge latest frameworks (business model canvas) with essential business planning tools (financials). So awesome!

Cons

If is a comprehensive tool and it takes a bit more time to fully develop the idea then I would want to invest sometimes. But that’s also a good filter for ideas - tests how passionate you really are about an idea.

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Jonathan C.

Computer Hardware, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Absolutely fascinating. Financial Projections and Business Planning.

Reviewed 10 months ago

I honestly think it's wonderful. It allows me to look at my overall numbers in a quick and easy format. Plan my business in every aspect from the customer, the products, to market details.

Pros

It's easy to use. Affordable and allows for extensive financial projections for a my complex business problem.

Cons

It's sometimes a little buggy on the Business Plan Generator.

Vendor response

Hi Jonathan, thank you so much for your review, we are thrilled to hear you love IdeaBuddy! We are constantly trying to offer more value to our users, so can expect many more cool features to come in the upcoming period. One of these is the Idea Score, which will be introduced next week with the upcoming release.

AR
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Anonymous Reviewer

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Hospital & Health Care, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Small Business planning

Reviewed a year ago

Overall positive and I will keep using it!

Pros

I started with the free trial and continued on with a subscription. This has been a valuable tool in building my business plan and outlining and organizing my ideas for the company. I like that the business plan is thought-provoking in the items it captures. I also like that it will synthesize this into a complete and shareable document.

Cons

The web-based platform needs to be optimized for tablets and smartphones. Some of the features are not ideal in these settings. Currently I do not own a laptop/desktop so this is sometimes an inconvenience.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review. We just wanted to inform you that IdeaBuddy is optimized for smartphones and tablets since last month. You can read more about it here https://ideabuddy.com/blog/ideabuddy-is-now-mobile-friendly/

SG
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Selwyn G.

Accounting, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Idea Buddy really is a good buddy

Reviewed 3 months ago

Excellent because it is very comprehensive in planning details albeit in summary form.

Pros

The design of the canvass is more informative than the regular canvasses on the market. This canvas leads you through all the necessary information to get you going and to keep coming back to be sure you are staying focused.

Cons

At this time I feel the product is feature rich and doesn't need much more. Less is more and feature creep can be the downfall of a good basic product. Perhaps there could be access to more resources to help with each of the categories!

Vendor response

Thank you so much Selwyn for the five-star review! Although you are right when you say that less is more, we are planning to add a few more features that will help our users and enrich their experience with the platform. Also, we will add more resources for the specific business ideas, like a startup checklist with steps to incorporate a business and the list of legal documents required. Stay tuned!

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Victor F.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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One of the best products I have seen in long time

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Simple to use It guides you step by step in order to develop your idea Good price Stable New features time to time Best tool i hace seen for CF protections

Cons

I have not encountered any issues. So far so good

IdeaBuddy FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does IdeaBuddy offer?

IdeaBuddy has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $15.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Q. Who are the typical users of IdeaBuddy?

IdeaBuddy has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Q. What languages does IdeaBuddy support?

IdeaBuddy supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does IdeaBuddy offer an API?

No, IdeaBuddy does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does IdeaBuddy offer?

IdeaBuddy offers the following support options:
Chat, Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

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