Hive Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Hive

Powerful project management and collaboration platform.

4.52/5 (141 reviews)

Hive overview

What is Hive?

Hive is the project management tool behind rockstar teams at Uber, Google, Starbucks, Essence and more. Hive is dedicated to helping teams move faster and improving company-wide efficiency.

With flexible project layouts, native email, resourcing, group messaging, and file sharing, Hive connects all aspects of your work with ease. It's the only tool that truly has it all and connects all areas of your professional life.
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Pricing

Starting from
$16/month
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Hive user reviews

Value for money
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Robert F.

The Only Project Management Software with the Features I need

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Hive is the only project management software that is cloud collaborative, has infinite sub tasks, and Gantt charts so it was an easy choice. Also it is not Microsoft Project so I don't have to deal with their insane billing methods. Chatting inside tasks or letting task owners turn sub tasks into their own projects is great. Everyone can keep up with who is working on what and who needs help or what is holding up the project. Sign in and billing is super easy. Support is extremely reactive when I have questions. There is a bunch of stats on task completion that I don't use, but look useful.

Cons
The mobile app has significantly reduced functionality compared to desktop.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lindsey P.

Good and Bad, but Mostly Good

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-11-23
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Hive works for our Marketing team and customer service is exceptional (especially [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]). The biggest frustration is that we tested a few systems and chose Hive because it combined messaging, we liked the look of it, and the ability to link external apps if desired. The ultimate reason we chose Hive, though, was because when tested, projects with a date range for a due date showed up at the beginning of that range, which is exactly what we needed and no other system did that. However, a month after we switched and installed, that changed and they now show on the due date which causes issues (and extra messages and meetings) for our team to make sure stuff is being worked on proactively. We've had a large amount of issues with recurring actions and auto-snooze as mentioned above and I've reported it several times. We've had Hive around 8-10 months and just went through redoing our entire workspace to hopefully make it more streamlined due to the systemic issues we were having. With that, I'll say there are several ways to utilize Hive and you can find what fits for your team. So overall, good and bad - mostly good.

Pros
For our team of five, the most beneficial features are: ability to assign two people, ability to color code projects, ability to track time within a task, ability to add approvers within a task, direct and group messaging within the app (replaced separate use of Slack), Notes and ability to share them, and the "status" and "table" views for projects.

Cons
For our team, we have had repeat issues with recurring actions not functioning correctly, specifically with auto-snoozing actions and sub actions (even past their due date) as well as due dates when we try to update recurring actions. We shifted our set-up and re-entered all actions at one point to try and workaround the need for a recurring action. We also prefer for actions with a date range for a due date to show up as of the start of that date range so we know how many days we have to work on something, however they show up the day it's due.

Response from Hive Technology


Thanks for your review, Lindsey! We're happy to hear that Hive is a helpful tool for your marketing team. Your feedback is also appreciated, and will be passed along to the product team here at Hive. Cheers!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Nice IU, has awesome apps as add ons.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-03-07
Review Source: Capterra

Great tool, Awesome User interface, wide variety of features. HIVE must try to include individual based pricing for organizations as each user requirements differ in a diverse organization and HIVE could end up losing in this competitive field. HIVE should come up with AI based tools to assist along with its existing project management framework.

Pros
Great user interface. Ease of use, can get started easily, lots of features and add on apps. Add action cards to project via email and assign users to the action card.

Cons
Too expensive. We need to pay the same price for all users, the price of the version with the most apps and features- even if many users may not use those features. That there is no AI based offering, a smart AI based offering that could read the emails and automatically create projects/action cards and assign users to the action cards/projects. We have to manually do that, I think HIVE has the capability to evolve to this point.

Response from Hive Technology


Thanks for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoy using Hive, and that you find our interface so appealing and easy to use. I will make sure to pass along your other feedback about price and AI to the appropriate teams here at Hive. Cheers!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jeff C.

Close But Not Quite

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

Timely response to chat logs. It would be a great product if the e-mail integration actually added value to ones workflow.

Pros
Intuitive, easy to navigate. Many useful features you would expect with a project collaboration tool.

Cons
Gmail attachments make into to the HIVE e-mail interface only about half of the time. Of those that do make it into HIVE about 65% must be downloaded rather than simply read. Hive will read a g.doc via Drive but all other attachments must be downloaded. If you create an action from the Hive e-mail and want to work on the documents that are attached, you would have to download and reattach the the documents to the action card. That renders HIVE e-mail integration about useless if you get a lot of e-mails with attachments. For me Hive is a no go for that reason. But, also because only half of the attachments even make into Hive to begin with.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Lee C.

Hive: The app that pulls it altogether

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

We all love hive from the upper management to the day to day users. It is so great to go through the rundown of projects and see how they are all coming along. Thanks for making such a great piece of software!

Pros
We have a very large team and Hive helps our team stay connected on all of our projects in all different groups. It really keeps us organized and on time.

Cons
There is alot to cover with hive. The team has been helpful with our implementation. I wish that hive could connect with our calendars so that a due date and time can be seen on my calendar on my iphone. That is the one thing we have not yet figured out.

Response from Hive Technology


Thanks for your great review, Lee! We love hearing that Hive helps your large team stay connected and organized. We're happy to have you on the Hive team!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Hive pricing

Starting from
$16/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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14-day free trial, no credit card required.
Professional: $16/user/month when paid monthly (or $12/user/month when paid annually) with add-ons available. A discount is provided to nonprofits.

Hive features

API
Alerts/Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Gantt/Timeline View
Milestone Tracking
Percent-Complete Tracking
Prioritization
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Projections
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Resource Management
Status Tracking
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Hive

Key features of Hive

  • Action templates
  • Attachments
  • Automatic message import
  • Automatic task assignment
  • Collaboration tools
  • Direct messaging
  • Drag-and-drop document sharing
  • File sharing
  • Gantt chart
  • Group conversations
  • Progress tracking
  • Task deadlines
  • Task import
  • Task labels
  • Third party integrations
  • To-do lists
  • Workflow management
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Benefits

Extensive project views: Gantt charts, Kanban board, Team view, Label view, Portfolio view, Calendar view

Request forms, action and project templates, and recurring actions automate your work and save time

Group messaging and file integrations (Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box) connect all aspects of your work

Over 1,000 integrations available to connect to all the other tools you use

Time tracking and resourcing help track allocated resources