Geekbot Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Geekbot

Asynchronous standup meetings in Slack

4.88/5 (72 reviews)

Geekbot overview

What is Geekbot?

Geekbot is a slackbot assistant that helps users set up real asynchronous stand up meetings within Slack. The solution helps staff stay organized, up-to-date and aligned with the rest of the team. It only takes a few minutes to set up an initial standup with team members.

Geekbot creates a non-intrusive process to help teams stay focused on tasks. Each department can have its own timeline which is helpful for complex projects. Multiple standups break down information and distribute it to the right people directly.

Some of Geekbot's default set of questions include:

- What did you accomplish yesterday?
- What will you do today?
- What obstacles are impeding your progress?

Users can adjust and customize questions for each standup to better fit the department or team, as well as set a personalized tone. Geekbot can understand simple chat commands such as ‘login’, ‘report’, ‘off’, and primary users can choose who has privileges to edit, and who will be limited to reporting.

All information is distributed through Slack as well as inside the dashboard environment, where users can perform a variety of added actions such as report filtering and additional insights. Users can download standup data by clicking the ‘download CSV’ link manage their email summaries and more.
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Pricing

Starting from
$3/month
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
Geekbot screenshot: Sign up pageFirst look of Geekbot for asynchronous stand up meetingsGeekbot screenshot: Dashboard homeGeekbot screenshot: Dashboard timelineGeekbot screenshot: Schedule your stand-upGeekbot screenshot: Manage your team members privilegesGeekbot screenshot: Reports in the broadcast channel in Slack

Geekbot user reviews

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Alex Bass

A less intrusive team check-in for remote teams that's easy to use

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-10-17
Review Source: Capterra

Geekbot allows for us to have more regular check-ins and stand-up meetings with employees on a remote team. Being on a remote team is quite lonely at times and having Geekbot be a non-committal daily check-in really helps us stay on the same page with our team. The other reports are interesting and I'm excited to collect more datapoints over-time to get a nice gauge on how the team is feeling as a whole.

Pros
The interface is incredibly easy to use and the onboarding/setup was super clean. I have used other players in the space like Standuply and felt somewhat overwhelmed with functionality. Geekbot has a far better UI/UX and reporting process. We have found our home with Geekbot.

Cons
That there is no free tier. We are a small team and many of their competitors have a free tier for small teams. It has gotta be tough competing with that, but they are definitely taking a step in the right direction with their simplicity and superior UX. I do wish that you could default the manual "report" check-in functionality as we have a daily check-in and a bi-weekly retrospective. 99.9% of the time you are going to do the daily check-in manually by typing "report", but it has you select which of the 2 reports you want to report on.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Mathieu Roy

Easy, quick and just what we needed

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-10-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
So easy to deploy, manage and customize to our needs, this is exactly what we needed in this pandemic. We are now 9 people working remotely and Geekbot just makes things so easier for us in this context. Slack integration is as easy as it is a lifesaver!

Cons
We've only tested the basic features but are priced for the full thing. Segmented pricing options would be great for small startups like ourselves, maybe?

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jack Horan

Geekbot is an intuitive and easy to use to for making your stand ups asynchronous

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-06-01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Geekbot is extremely easy to set up, you can get from 0 to async stand up in about 10 minutes. The way that it goes about getting team members updates and then posts them is also very seamless and helps remote teams on different schedules stay up to date on what other team members are doing.

Cons
For what the software does the yearly rate seems a bit steep. I also wish there were more options with respect to triggering the stand up.

Response from Venturegeeks


Thank you Jack for reviewing our service. :)

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Oscar Avila

Amazing tool for our daily operation and communication

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-07-10
Review Source: Capterra

It has substantially improved our communication and organization for error detection and improvements proposals that were not treated efficiently before

Pros
Very easy to configure and use. All the people in our team, from technology experts to those ones who have a hard time dealing with these things, use it to the perfection. The organization and communication of our different departments improved like never before. The support team is very attentive and quick to solve any issuel

Cons
I can't think in anything bad, it fulfills its purpose perfectly

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Seisei Tatebe-Goddu

Simple yet powerful tool

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

We use this for a daily gratitude practice with the team--really smooth

Pros
Interface is simple to understand, daily survey was easy to create and implement, no glitches in execution, and all the responses are rounded periodically into one report that gets sent to the admin via email

Cons
No ability to aggregate and report all responses into one report that gets delivered at a specific time

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Geekbot pricing

Starting from
$3/month
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Geekbot is priced at $3.00 per active participant per month.

or

$30 per user/year, saving 17%.

Geekbot features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Progress Tracking
Task Tracking
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Additional information for Geekbot

Key features of Geekbot

  • Standup meetings
  • Multiple standups
  • Custom questions
  • Chat commands
  • Dashboard
  • Members privileges
  • Reminders
  • Download CSV
  • Create and edit standups
  • View team's progress in a timeline
  • Reports
  • Public and private channels
  • Slack integration
  • Flexibility
  • Channel broadcasting
  • Task tracking
  • email summaries
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Benefits

Transparency: Geekbot keeps the whole team in the loop and allows effective leadership to flourish.

Data driven: Assume nothing anymore since every decision will be made based on data provided by the team.

Asynchronous: Help the team be creative at work with Geekbot and allow information to flow independent of time and place, giving members the flexibility they need.

Time saver: No need to spend precious time trying to organize and align teams, Geekbot makes it easy for members to report as simply replying to a DM.

Valuable support: Geekbot is always there to help via Twitter, email or live support.