ActiveCollab Features

ActiveCollab

Make Real Work Happen!

4.49/5 (365 reviews)

ActiveCollab Feature Summary

  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic reminders
  • Calendar management
  • Collaborative writing
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Communication management
  • Content filtering
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable reporting
  • Electronic payments
  • Email notifications
  • Estimating
  • Event calendar
  • Expense tracking
  • File management
  • Gantt charts
  • Group calendars
  • Invoice management
  • Invoice processing
  • Labeling
  • Mobile integration
  • Multi-language
  • Permission management
  • Planning tools
  • Progress reports
  • Progress tracking
  • Project notes
  • Project planning
  • Project templates
  • Project time tracking
  • Project tracking
  • Project collaboration
  • Projections
  • Real time updates
  • Recurring tasks
  • Secure data storage
  • SSL security
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Template management
  • Third party integration
  • Timer
  • Workflow management
  • Activity dashboard
  • Prioritizing
  • Project budgeting
  • Overtime tracking
  • Invoice management
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Team calendars
  • Categorization
  • Cost estimating
  • Filtered views
  • Time clock integration
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Deadline tracking
  • Billable hours tracking
  • Tagging
  • Version control
  • Performance reports
  • TaskmManagement
  • Collaboration tools
  • Project management
  • Commenting
  • @mentions
  • Timeline management
  • Client management

Competitor Feature Comparison

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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Asset Management
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Billable Hours Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Bug Tracking
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Categorization
Charting
Client Management
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Filter
Cost Estimating
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Synchronization
Deadline Management
Desktop Notifications
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Employee Onboarding
Estimating
Event Calendar
Event Management
Expense Tracking
File Management
File Transfer
Filtered Views
Forms Management
Gantt Charts
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Labeling
Mobile Integration
Monitoring
Multi-Department / Project
Multi-Language
Multiple Projects
Overtime Tracking
Performance Reports
Permission Management
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Budgeting
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Resource Management
Rules-Based Workflow
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Team Calendars
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Time Clock Integration
Timeline Management
Timer
Version Control
Workflow Management
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@mentions
API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Asset Management
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Billable Hours Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Bug Tracking
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Categorization
Charting
Client Management
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Filter
Cost Estimating
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Synchronization
Deadline Management
Desktop Notifications
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Employee Onboarding
Estimating
Event Calendar
Event Management
Expense Tracking
File Management
File Transfer
Filtered Views
Forms Management
Gantt Charts
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Labeling
Mobile Integration
Monitoring
Multi-Department / Project
Multi-Language
Multiple Projects
Overtime Tracking
Performance Reports
Permission Management
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Budgeting
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Resource Management
Rules-Based Workflow
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Team Calendars
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Time Clock Integration
Timeline Management
Timer
Version Control
Workflow Management
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@mentions
API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Asset Management
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Billable Hours Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Bug Tracking
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Categorization
Charting
Client Management
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Filter
Cost Estimating
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Synchronization
Deadline Management
Desktop Notifications
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Employee Onboarding
Estimating
Event Calendar
Event Management
Expense Tracking
File Management
File Transfer
Filtered Views
Forms Management
Gantt Charts
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Labeling
Mobile Integration
Monitoring
Multi-Department / Project
Multi-Language
Multiple Projects
Overtime Tracking
Performance Reports
Permission Management
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Budgeting
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Resource Management
Rules-Based Workflow
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Team Calendars
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Time Clock Integration
Timeline Management
Timer
Version Control
Workflow Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App


48 reviews

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


502 reviews

ActiveCollab Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about ActiveCollab's features:

Anonymous
A verified reviewer

A seamless experience for managing multiple projects and tasks in the SEO industry

2018-02-09

Time management and project management made a lot easier.

Pros

The fact that you can manage very easily multiple tasks in categories and edit them.

Cons

The fact that I cannot live track the time under a task directly in the projects interface and that I cannot add meetings in the Agenda section.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Predrag Ristic

Project management

2019-04-10

Project management, communication with clients and easy time keeping, expenses tracking, activity tracking.

Pros

Really easy to use, quick and straightforward.

Cons

Lack of setup in some situations (discussions, re-comments, task options).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

OK for task & project management

2021-01-28

It is an average tool that will get the job done for anyone that needs basic task and project management.

Pros

Projects can be organized easily and tasks are easy to create and assign out.

Cons

Does not have a task workflow built into it, and is not great if you have more advanced project tracking needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anantajit JG

Excellent Tool for Project Management

2018-09-13

It is helping me to track my project progress.

Pros

Ease of managing tasks Tracking Time Activity log to analyze work flow Availability across different platforms

Cons

There is a project progress bar on the right side of tasks. It is not given too much importance I think.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Nic Nelson

Active collab is very helpful in tracking urgent tasks

2018-07-06

Easy to follow project management.

Pros

I like: - email notifications - assignee feature - tagging people - notifications that include mentions - my tasks and projects overview

Cons

- the time tracking feature is not fantastic - I haven't tried or know about a mobile feature, but that would be cool - sometimes, as it is conversational, it can be hard to track updates

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Hope Williams

Useful and I depend on it for project tracking

2018-02-07

Pros

Easy to track time and manage tasks.

Cons

Search doesn't work so have to search through a list of projects, completed projects aren't searchable, timer disconnects at times.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Lucas Hedding

ActiveCollab

2019-02-21

I really like the ability to track time, tasks and progress all in one tool.

Pros

The project management tool set is great.

Cons

The reporting tools are a bit obtuse and not as helpful as I'd like.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 11-50 employees)

One of the best Work Management tools for small agencies

2018-10-26

Their customer service team is phenomenal. Answers back immediately.

Pros

Interface is easy to use.

Cons

The schedule could use some love.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Aaron Gibson

Very intuitive for our daily use. Our 4-person team is able to keep everything clear and organized.

2018-01-26

Workflow efficiency. Team project management.

Pros

Discussions, notes, tasks, lists. Third-party app integration if needed.

Cons

It's frustrating when I can't scroll through our long list of active jobs, or when the status doesn't appear in my toolbar for easy reference.

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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Marcel Kattner

Very good tool for projects in all companys

2018-02-16

Pros

- daily reports - put a project in favorite list - time tracking - makes me very organised - nice interface

Cons

- no chat for members - tasks can´t have multiple assignees - no crm - not enough free limitations of users

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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NAVEED AHMED JAWAID

overall best . just a tiny few bugs that got fixed when we reported the bugs to them .

2017-12-07

and time tracking to some extent.

Pros

easy to use , labels are a great way to manage the priorities. lists help a lot with task delegation and the comments are also helpful . subtasks can be assigned too which is a great help .

Cons

really wanted to have images in subtasks and tasks description . and if the image attachment can be just drag and drop will be perfect.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashia Sims, MBA

Very helpful project management tool

2018-07-30

It's so helpful when organizing tasks and working with other team members.

Pros

I like that it's pretty straightforward and intuitive to use, which makes it fit pretty seamlessly into our onboarding process when we're bringing on new team members.

Cons

I wanted something that will let me track time rather than inputting it manually.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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megan barber

active collab is capable of micromanaging the details of project management in a great way!

2018-06-06

Pros

the ability to track hours and project management is great. the interface is simple enough, our clients are able to easily navigate the program .

Cons

active collab is built to function as your one-stop shop for all project management, billing, hour tracking, calendar management, etc. we don't need all of those features for our company - so it would be great to just plug events on the calendar without creating/assigning tasks.

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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Enrico Cassinelli

Easy to use but some features (such as the editor used in task descriptions) could be better

2018-02-12

Pros

- Ease of use - Kanban, traditional tasklists, or gantt view - Time tracking - Project deadlines - Task's start and due dates

Cons

- Tasks can not have multiple assignees - The text editor for tasks descriptions, notes and comments is a bit nasty - Sometimes moving stuff around is difficult / buggy

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Jankit Shah

Very good tool. New version is far better than old one

2017-09-15

Easy project management and flexibility

Pros

Easy view of tasks and milestones Ganntt chart and its view Email collaboration Privacy and visibility settings

Cons

For any new fresh email, it should create a task automatically and assign to that project's manager.

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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Bryan Scheck

Nice tool for broad array of uses

2019-02-21

This is a great tool for tracking tasks, time and organization of all the relevant details.

Pros

I love the clean interface and ease of task grouping and organization.

Cons

The API information, while available, is somewhat lacking and a bit outdated at times.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Printing company, 51-200 employees)

A/C has been a game changer for us. We are using it a bit outside of its intended scope but it works

2018-02-09

Remote work flexibility. Collaboration. Time Management.

Pros

On the task list, we can drag/drop tasks.

Cons

Minors: Recurring tasks are a bit of a pain to setup the first time Multiple different calendars confuse people sometimes and they end up creating a calendar for themselves.

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
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Andy Lee

Intuitive and Easy to use

2018-02-09

better project management. and have a history of projects done.

Pros

Able to customize the task list easily and turn it into different formats.

Cons

Gantt chart is not powerful enough.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Lukasz Ociepka

God view for your freelance work

2020-12-16

Overall the tool is amazing and has so much value in it.

Pros

Complexity – time counting, project & task management, reports and invoicing in one place.

Cons

Also, it's not possible to create a team in which team members have can view time entries for the project of other team members which makes collaboration witch hour-rate system difficult – I have to send a screen of time spent on a project to my client (who is a team member in ActiveCollab) every month.

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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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Has very much helped our team to put structure on projects and timelines.

2018-02-09

Pros

It is great for tracking the progress and edits on tasks within projects and campaigns, although some functionality could still be bettered.

Cons

Very annoying that tasks can only be allocated to one person as we have multiple people working on one task, that would need it on their 'My Work' section.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Alice Cornforth

Outstanding platform for projects

2019-11-28

It helps me plan and execute tasks that can be customizing easily through its beneficial features and functionalities.

Pros

Moreover, I really admire it because it has rich planning features and also high configuration abilities that automatically streamline my projects into a useful way.

Cons

Specifically all the features are going good in it that are effective for any certain group work project.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Goods company, 201-500 employees)

A great way to manage task oriented projects with my team.

2018-02-09

Help with project management and organization, as well as, keeping support departments on task.

Pros

I great way to keep customers and support departments up to speed, and on task on many ongoing projects at once.

Cons

The way we utilize the software is constantly evolving and improving. I have not had any negative experiences so far that have not been solved with additional training from support.

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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Srimurugan Subramanian

I have been using this software for past two years and it is more useful for me to track projects

2018-05-23

Mostly useful for me to track projects and easy to mention and assign projects and different tasks in the same projects, easy to put time in mobile app too and even if im outside of office it is easy to track my works

Cons

Need to imporove scroll options if thae task list is more than 20, it will be better to improve this section and moreover good

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Aleksandar Ilioski

Perfect Project management tool.

2020-03-04

If offers so many features, perfect dashboard, milestone preview, calendar, planner, contact details, time tracking and much more.

Pros

Great dashboard, different types of reports, milestone preview, calendars, time tracking tool are just a few of the features that make this software irreplaceable tool when it comes to project management.

Cons

Lack of integration with Git or another version of control system.

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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Anonymous
(Internet company, 11-50 employees)

It gets the job done, but is relatively cumbersome.

2018-02-14

Pros

- Many features in one - task management, time tracking, invoicing and file-sharing - Reporting is extensive - from team members velocity to client invoices - Ability to customize reports to get the specific information relevant to your team.

Cons

- UI could be improved, the learning curve is somewhat tedious - It loads slow, which is problematic if you use all their features (i.e. if you use it every few minutes)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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