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Tevin Paul

Tevin Paul

Software Engineer at India Today
Bengaluru Area, India
Member since 15th of June, 2018
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Software engineer with strong media skills

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Company

India Today

Publishing
1001-5000
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Current position

Software Engineer
Since May 2012

Basecamp Reviews
Flexible project management & team communication tool
Box Reviews
Secure Content and File Sharing. Free Cloud Storage.
Brand24 Reviews
Track & engage online conversations relevant to your brand.
Dropbox Reviews
File syncing, storage & sharing platform
Evernote Reviews
Create, capture & access everyday notes on mobile devices
G Suite Reviews
Collaboration app suite for teams
Google Drive Reviews
Cloud storage and backup for files, photos, docs, and more
HubSpot CRM Reviews
Everything you need to sell in one integrated suite
HubSpot Marketing Reviews
All in one inbound marketing platform
iCloud Reviews
Multi-device cloud content storage
JIRA Software Reviews
Project & Issue Tracking Software - See why we're #1!
LinkedIn Reviews
Get the most from your professional network
LiveAgent Reviews
Great customer service starts with better help desk software
Mailchimp Reviews
Email and advertising marketing automation platform
PayPal Reviews
Global eCommerce platform for businesses of all sizes
Process Street Reviews
Team workflow, SOP and recurring process management platform
Shopify Reviews
Everything you need to sell anywhere. Trusted by 160k stores
Skype Reviews
Multi-channel communications software
Targetprocess Reviews
Visual platform that helps to scale agile across the company
TeamViewer Reviews
Remote support, remote access & online meetings software
Tenfold Reviews
Have better customer conversations
Trello Reviews
Visual collaboration tool for shared project perspectives
Wix Reviews
Website builder & publishing platform
Workfront Reviews
Online Enterprise Work Management Software
Wrike Reviews
Manage your projects from start to finish with Wrike
Wunderlist Reviews
Your all-new easy-to-use to-do list
Xero Reviews
Accounting Software for SMBs
Zoho Desk Reviews
Industry's first context-aware Helpdesk Software
Zoho Social Reviews
Social media marketing for growing businesses
No apps.
LiveAgent Reviews
Great customer service starts with better help desk software

Simple and easy to implement platform for our support team.  starstarstarstarstar_border  2018-09-16

 Pros

We have LiveAgent chat service enabled to our website. It offers everything under one application. Choosing LiveAgent is mainly beneficial due to the reason that we didn't have to go to any other services to offer better customer service to our online customers. It allows social media integration which helps the chat agents to see and reply to tickets/comments they receive through all the social media. Tracking the working hours of chat agents is just an automatic process which ensures quality and efficiency. LiveAgent is the best choice for any type of organizations that mainly do online business.

 Cons

Not an economical option for small companies. A need for such a reasonably huge amount towards customer support is painful for startups and small companies. We were not able to create separate groups for each department to determine which tickets/chats should be assigned to each of them. When we contacted the customer care, they say this kid of option is available only with an enterprise plan which costs way more than what we were paying.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar_border  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar_border  Features
starstarstarstarstar  Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

SendGrid Reviews
Email Delivery. Simplified.

There are lot of improvements to our marketing campaign after we start to use SendGrid!  starstarstarstarstar_border  2018-09-16

 Pros

The best part of SendGrid is the effectiveness of its API. The API supports import from almost everywhere and from any file types. SendGrid is best for transactional emails which sends out automatically. We set more than 5 transactional email templates to send out under different conditions. The percentage of error is less than 2% so far.

 Cons

I use a Bronze plan and compared to some other similar applications are very cost effective compared to what we are paying. The free trial version also lacks a lot of features. It only allows 200 emails per day which is only sufficient for small campaigns.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar_border  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border  Features

Time used

1-2 years

Frequency of use

Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

TeamViewer Reviews
Remote support, remote access & online meetings software

Works very well on all platforms!  starstarstarstarstar  2018-09-16

 Pros

When ever I am on leave and my manager wants me to update the contents on our office master PC in the evening, I log in to TeamViewer and we have enabled unattended access to certain PCs and so we do not need someone at the office pc to authenticate the login. I can do all the work I usually do at my office from my home with the help of TeamViewer very easily. Our organization has an enterprise license which allows access to 10-15 PCs. If the internet connection is good, everything will be just like using a computer in front of you.

 Cons

TeamViewer becomes slow when there is any other cursor movement on the screen. They actually don't have a license for small firms or a freelancing support agent who needs the individual license. If someone needs unlimited access, the fee will be much higher.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

PayPal Reviews
Global eCommerce platform for businesses of all sizes

The most secure and best way to receive international payments  starstarstarstarstar_border  2018-09-16

 Pros

Paypal acts just like a security medium between buyers and senders. International payments can be initiated through just an email or phone number. We can pay at our own currency and receiver gets it at the currency they choose. Invoices are another best feature to stay organized and to keep track of every dollar we spent and receive.

 Cons

Paypal charges foreign transaction fee along with their transfer fee. That makes it around 5.7% of fee overall. Which is not good compared to other services in the market. There is no 'auto invoicing' feature enabled yet which would have been a time saver if implemented.

Rating breakdown

starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border  Features
starstarstarstarstar  Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Dropbox Reviews
File syncing, storage & sharing platform

Easy File sharing and free storage  starstarstarstarstar_border  2018-09-16

 Pros

Our organizations uses Slack to share small files and dropbox to share large files. The feature to set permission for a folder and even to each of its sub folders ensures the data is shared among the right people. Our manager uploads even the extremely confidential files as he knows nothing will go out of the network shared. The desktop client application just act like another folder in the computer and file synchronization is just like copying from another folder and pasting in to the dropbox folder.

 Cons

If a large folder is shared with me from the organization and my plan is just the basic one, it doesn't even allows me to view that folder until I pay for a premium. If you decline the pop up to pay for premium upon receiving a large folder, every thing will start functioning unusually. Even though the 1TB plan is very affordable, I found out that if a large folder is shared with me, I can't browse even the files in other folders smoothly without paying them a subscription fee.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar_border  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar_border  Features

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Wix Reviews
Website builder & publishing platform

Wix is the best solution for those who are looking to build just a basic website!  starstarstarstarstar_border  2018-09-16

 Pros

Last year I had a plan to start a website and I went to research if it is possible to create one myself. I was surprised to see there are lot of services out there that offer free website creation. But after checking reviews and ratings, I decided to give it a try to Wix which seemed very easy to start the process with. I have created my website with in 3-4 hours and everything started functioning immediately. I continued that free service for next 6 months and then I realized that I have to pay if I need to customize my URL and to remove their ads. I purchased the plan and now my website looks just like a normal website.

 Cons

In the beginning it was very easy to set up as I was not aware of anything. But after getting to know what a website should be look like, I decided to remove the 'wixsite.com' part from my website URL and they told me i have to pay a monthly fee. The price was not at all worth it compared to the features they offer and there is still their banner ad shown at the bottom of my website which is annoying. Getting a domain and then a hosting plan will be best for people who need to see lot of features on their website.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar_border  Features

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Skype Reviews
Multi-channel communications software

Best for people who love to make high quality video calls  starstarstarstarstar_border  2018-09-16

 Pros

More than 75% of my friends and colleagues use skype for making video calls. All of them say people are always available on skype than any other platform. There are a lot of similar applications in the market now, but the popularity of skype is the still the same for last 8-10 years. When there were no similar and powerful apps like skype is available in the market, people were all using it and they are not ready to change to another platform because of how useful skype is. I decided to give it a try to Google Duo last month but I was not able to see any of my friends there. I had to invite all of them to the new platform but only a few were interested. The video call quality was not any better than what skype has been offering for last 10 years.

 Cons

The main drawback of skype is lack of features. The other similar applications like slack, Google duo are trying to get the market share by introducing new features every week, skype is still in the old track. They only update the once every 3-4 months and never honestly try to add anything that makes the app experience more pleasing.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar_border  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border  Features

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

LinkedIn Reviews
Get the most from your professional network

No other professional network is as strong as LinkedIn!  starstarstarstarstar  2018-09-16

 Pros

I have achieved a lot with LinkedIn. I have been jobless for 4 months after being fired from my past employer. The connections I had in LinkedIn helped me a lot to search for my job effectively. I have received response from almost 70% of the recruiters I contacted through LinkedIn and thus I realized that LinkedIn is the most widely used professional networking platform for job seekers and recruiters. I am still looking for new opportunities with the help of LinkedIn. The paid plan is affordable for even the middle class people.

 Cons

There is a limit at which one can search for people. It blocks further viewing of contents when we reach a certain point with the free plan.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar_border  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features
starstarstarstarstar  Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

HubSpot Sales Reviews
Freemium email productivity & tracking for sales teams

A beautiful application aimed to accomplish your merchandising dreams.  starstarstarstarstar_border  2018-08-04

 Pros

Everything that is essential is achieved in one spot. Every history between the company and clients, every email and calls are archived in the Contact Records. The Deals section also lets you to different customer bases. The deals are quite easy to be managed on. Since all your dealings are put together in a kanban board, it gives an easier picture of what deal is available and what is not.

 Cons

You can’t connect Gmail or Office 365 with it. This can affect most business groups since most are totally based on either of them or both. Though a free CRM is provided, the features that you actually require may not be free. The occasional crash down is another problem. The user interface could be more elaborate. When changes are being made on the database, things get to slow done to some extent.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar_border  Features
starstarstarstarstar_border  Customer support

Time used

Less than 6 months

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Wrike Reviews
Manage your projects from start to finish with Wrike

Project management apps can’t get better than this.  starstarstarstarstar_border  2018-08-04

 Pros

Timelines are present for charts. The reporting options are customized. Also, they are affordable compared to other project management apps. There are links available that can help you earn more bonuses. Also, their customer services are active. All your inquiries are met with a response. Since this app allows the organization of various tasks, they help to make the job easier.

 Cons

There is no provision of a common calendar with your co-workers. Also, no online classes or video setup to tell you what and how things work. This can be quite a deal for people who are just beginners. The desktop version is not up to the mark. Dependence on the chrome version is to be reduced since that involves a lot of time.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar_border  Value for money
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar_border  Features
starstarstarstarstar_border  Customer support

Time used

6-12 months

Frequency of use

Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

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