Geekbot Features

Geekbot

Asynchronous standup meetings in Slack

4.87/5 (47 reviews)

Geekbot Feature Summary

  • 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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Geekbot Feature Reviews

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

Jeremie Charlet

standup meetings made easy for small remote teams with hectic schedules

2017-10-02

Pros

Doing it on Slack with Geekbot, whenever someone starts his workday, was really a good idea because it enables us to keep that good habit of daily reporting our work while not necessarily doing it all at the same time.

Cons

There are a lot of features that we do not need though (like the dashboard, tracking, etc).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Akhil Aryan

If you're the kind who doesn't see value in paying for software. GeekBot is about to change that.

2017-08-18

Pros

GeekBot helps get teams on the same page. We are currently a team split between 3 timezones and 4 locations with serious concerns on inter-team communication. Moving to GeekBot almost instantly has helped bring the team closer to each other. We did some smart bot creation so all of the updates are not going into one channel. This way we have achieved not only company wide but also intra-team communication.

Cons

Difficult to track who all have completed their Daily Updates without leaving Slack.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Venturegeeks


Glad Geekbot is helping your team connect and communicate around the globe.

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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1-10 employees)

Geekbot for University Research Project

2019-03-03

For a student project that demands steady progress amidst other responsibilities, Geekbot creates a level of accountability that keeps the entire team in motivated and in the loop.

Pros

Customizable - able to set up days and times that meet the projects demands.

Cons

Works as advertised and the webhooks/API allow for scraping data to where we want to keep our records.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Batikan Karakan

Improved Productivity

2019-03-19

So far it has helped everyone to get up-to-speed with how to approach the project management culture we are trying to implement and it allowed everyone to see the progress being made, documented and openly appreciated.

Pros

You just set it up and that's it, it is completely integrated with Slack, so you don't need to go to the dashboard to manage anything, you can handle a lot of stuff by just communicating with the bot.

Cons

It failed once or twice throughout our whole usage which caused some questions to be delivered late, but those were only small glitches. Overall, it is a pretty stable product.

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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Jason Neff

Awesome team tracking, integration, and UI

2019-08-23

Generally just very happy with the enhancement in production and communication.

Pros

If you prefer a really fun and clean UI for communicating with your team, this is a great app.

Cons

I think the software is very simple. And that could be seen as a downside, but I much prefer it this way.

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
Verified Reviewer

Great product for teams!

2019-03-19

Pros

So far it has helped everyone to get up-to-speed with how to approach the project management culture we are trying to implement and it allowed everyone to see the progress being made, documented and openly appreciated.

Cons

It's so simple, also there are some preset meetings for daily standup or retrospective, etc. They're really helpful to us.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Andrew Searles

Making life better on a daily basis

2017-04-13

I still do work in following up with my team and keeping track of what they're doing but now I can be more flexible about when I follow up.

Pros

Automatic. It takes care of sending the messages so that I can sleep.

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

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Geekbot

I suggest you use the feature to send a message at a time based on the person's time zone. That helps a lot.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Venturegeeks


Happy we're helping your team and of course we're glad you can get your nights sleep :)

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Deepak A

About Geekbot in Slack

2018-11-28

Overall it saves time talking to individual person about their progress. Till date had good experience with the bot.

Pros

It's timely reminder helped me to get timely report of my team mates work progress. Daily reminder for their on going work progress, hurdles they are facing.

Cons

It will be nice if we have some more AI feature in this.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Emily Burns

I used geekbot to facilitate scrum for my team located in the US (east and west coast) and India

2017-08-09

Pros

It was originally hard for us to keep track of what everyone else was doing, and there was no convenient time to have a scrum because of the 12 hour time difference.

Cons

I wish there was integration with Jira - that way, you can easily see the tickets others are working on without having to search them yourself.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Venturegeeks


Truly appreciate your kind words. We're really happy Geekbot is a great solution for your team and promise we will integrate with Jira shortly!

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Tom Boutell

Indispensable insight into what the heck I do all day

2019-09-25

Along with Harvest, I often use it to answer questions about where my time went yesterday and where today's time is intended to go.

Pros

* Reminds me to give my standup report, without overdoing it * Together with Harvest, allows me to piece together a narrative of what I actually do * Zero-friction self-management tool

Cons

* I used to say "a pain to edit later," but they fixed that: if you edit what you've entered in the geekbot channel, your corrections immediately show up in the group channel. Nice.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex Bass

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

2019-10-17

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

Geekbot has a far better UI/UX and reporting process.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Cezar Andrici

Verified Reviewer

Must have for remote teams

2017-04-24

Pros

We were really struggling to work as a remote team, we tested multiple similar tools, but Geekbot was the single one which worked as expected and it was that intuitive.

Cons

We're really happy with Geekbot and we don't have any problems with it. It is hard to have cons when it is that simple and customizable.

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: GetApp
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Fotis Alexandrou

Verified Reviewer

Saves the day

2017-03-23

Pros

Intuitive interface, easy to use, very efficient, works great on my mobile phone as well.

Cons

I'm extremely satisfied with Geekbot as a user and a team administrator, I can't find any cons at the moment.

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: GetApp
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Natalie Ashes

Verified Reviewer

Great tool for multi-location teams.

2019-01-15

Pros

Its helpful as you don't have to dial in everyday and people can still get visability over progress and blockers.

Cons

Nothing its pretty easy to use.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Enrique Barragan

Easy to use slack bot for people using scrum and struggling with daily standups.

2018-01-14

Improve our daily standups with a remote team.

Pros

Lets everyone know what they're working on for keeping a record on tasks. It's really easy to use, convenient and can be customized to your needs (for example, pausing the standup when going on vacation or something similar).

Cons

The fact it's a bot makes it easier to ignore what other people are doing, instead of having to hear them when doing a daily standup in person.

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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Camilo Bejarano

Smart & Helpful

2018-11-14

Amazing experience, its helped us tremendously.

Pros

It's been a really great experience, it has helped us to streamline daily to-dos for our team and encourage team communication surrounding specific tasks.

Cons

The only con we have is that we wish the price was a bit lower per user.

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
(Higher Education company, 1-10 employees)

Highly recommend!

2018-10-27

Pros

I'm attending college and have a Software Engineering group project. Our group needed a Daily Standup slack bot to make our Standups easier and we had tried two others before with bad luck.

Cons

There is nothing to complain about, we have had nothing but a pleasant experience with Geekbot so far.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Venturegeeks


Thanks for the awesome review!

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Anonymous
(Internet company, 11-50 employees)

Geekbot is the best way to run scrum or standup meeting in slack

2018-07-30

Pros

- Its quite simple and easy to use standup bot for startups - It saves lot of time in meetings

Cons

- There is no option to snooze the notifications when Im out of office, or when I dont want to participate in the post standup notification - The ping would sometime take some time to load.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Seth Engelhard

Verified Reviewer

Geekbot makes standups easy with our 100% distrubuted team

2019-01-04

Pros

I like the web interface to manage the standups.

Cons

It costs money, but ultimately what it offers makes it worth it. I've tried other hacky solutions and they just aren't worth the headache.

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: GetApp
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Aditya Prakash

About Geekbot

2018-12-15

Overall experience is good

Pros

The most interesting feature of the product is shortcut commands.

Cons

Its difficult to send multiple text.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

Easy setup, painless to learn, awesome results

2017-12-05

Pros

I think it has a lot of potential as our main standup tool

Cons

Would love to see it integrated with Github issues so we can automatically show what we have done since the last standup.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Kevin Coyle

Geekbot is a great Slack application

2019-04-30

Geekbot is a great tool for many different use cases such as daily reminders, weekly standups, surveys, and more.

Pros

- As an admin, it's very easy to set up and customize surveys, reminders, etc. for a team

Cons

- There is not a very robust reporting mechanism.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Fernando Carvalho

Verified Reviewer

Great!

2019-04-12

Pros

It's customizable, the dashboard, and the history are great!

Cons

Nothing at all, they are doing a great job with the bot, even including new features (the lab is awesome)

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: GetApp
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Nany Goes

Awesome tool!

2019-02-05

Pros

Furthermore, it always reminds the members to report.

Cons

Sometimes, it does not respect the time configured to start the daily meeting.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Juan Jose Unda

Amazing tool for small -mid size businesses!

2017-07-13

Pros

the fact that it allows me to save time getting my team to report themselves.

Cons

when you look at all the time it saves me and my team you understand its value!

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
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Venturegeeks


Really glad we're helping your team Juan Jose!!

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