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The world's first democratically built software platform.

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Hive Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Hive product overview

Price starts from

12

/user

Per month

What is Hive?

We help teams move faster. Hive is the world's first democratic project management platform. That means that our product is built by users, for users, via feedback on our Forum.

Key benefits of using Hive

  • 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
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    Phone Support
    FAQs/Forum
    Knowledge Base
    24/7 (Live rep)

    Training options

    Webinars
    Videos
    Live Online
    In Person
    Documentation

    Hive pricing information

    Value for money

    4.5

    /5

    154

    Starting from

    12

    /user

    Per month

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    Hive features

    Functionality

    4.4

    /5

    154

    Total features

    126

    17 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Task Management
    Collaboration Tools
    Projections
    Task Progress Tracking
    Prioritization
    Reporting & Statistics
    Activity Dashboard
    Reporting/Analytics

    Functionality contenders

    Hive users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.5

    /5

    154

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.75/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    92

    52

    8

    1

    1

    Pros
    My writers love how clear and concise their workload is presented each day. The ability to change and insert new assignments or move them around is also great.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    I am enjoying my time with Hive so far, very efficient and easy to use. Always updating their features, which is fun to learn about and implement into my work.

    CM

    Crystal M.

    I enjoy how integrated the platform can be with other software such as Microsoft office, and the customer service is pretty good.

    CJ

    Charles J.

    Cons
    The reporting and accountability factors are lacking a little in Hive. There is some bad logic in their recurring actions that prevent us from being able to generate accurate productivity reports.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    There are some quirks which we have discussed at length with the development team - most notably the inability to create dependent tasks within project actions that recur.

    CS

    Chantal S.

    There are some aspects of Hive that are a bit annoying. For example, "future" actions aren't actually future actions.

    KT

    Ken T.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating

    Versatile and solid UX platform

    Reviewed a year ago

    Transcript

    Eddie L.: Hi, my name is Eddie. I am co-founder and CEO of an education technology company and I give...

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    Nate H.

    Senior Content Strategy Manager

    Education Management, 201-500 employees

    Review source

    Overall Rating

    Hive Keeps Us Organized

    Reviewed a year ago

    Transcript

    Nate: My name is Nate. I am the senior content strategy manager at my workplace. I work in the education...

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    The Only Project Management Software with the Features I need

    Reviewed 3 years ago
    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.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Thank you Hive for making our business run seamlessly!

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Hive has made communication between our company's team easy. Now, we don't have to constantly call each other, have follow-up meetings, and walk into each other's offices. We can simply log into Hive and see who is doing what. We know when things are due and what needs to be done next. Because of Hive communication is easy so we can focus on getting jobs done for clients and getting them done on time.

    Pros

    Hive is ridiculously user friendly. I like most how our team can collaborate on different tasks and we all know who is doing what and when. We also know when everything is due and what is to be done next. It makes communication and completing tasks practically effortless. Now we can focus less on the lists and to-do's because of Hive; now, we have more time to focus on actually completing the tasks themselves. Because of Hive, we can get jobs completed for customers on time. I also really like the time clock feature, where we can log our hours for different tasks and clients. Plus, anytime I have questions or troubles, the Hive customer support team is right there, ready to help. I can't rave about Hive enough.

    Cons

    I honestly have nothing that I least like about this software. It's an amazing product that myself and our company uses every day.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    After a learning curve, Hive is a strong for smaller organizations

    Reviewed 12 days ago

    Overall I enjoy using Hive. It is a simple software that serves every real need that I have. It could have more bells and whistles, but those aren't essential to operation, so I can't complain.

    Pros

    Hive seems to work best for organizations under 100 employees. It's cross collaborative and does a good job keeping you informed of upcoming due dates for tasks. The messaging service is also very useful and easy to understand, it's barebones but it gets the job done.

    Cons

    There is a pretty big learning curve for the first couple weeks of use, particularly with assigning tasks and managing projects. It's not the most intuitive software, but once you learn how to use it, it gets substantially easier to use. The process for creating a repeated tasked is a little tedious.

    Vendor response

    Thanks for leaving us this review, Connor! It's awesome to hear that Hive helps your team stay on top of tasks. We appreciate your feedback!

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    Close But Not Quite

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    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.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Calendar management and Real-time edits

    Reviewed 3 months ago

    We are still in the learning (initial) stage of the Product usage.

    Pros

    The analysis and graphical presentation available is very useful to the Higher and Mid-level management.

    Cons

    Tracking of edits and modifications made by users is bit difficult.

    Vendor response

    Thanks for the feedback, Mohit! It's awesome to hear Hive has already helped your team in the early stages of using the product. Cheers!

    Hive FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Hive offer?

    Hive has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $12.00/month
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of Hive?

    Hive has the following typical customers:
    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Hive support?

    Hive supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does Hive support mobile devices?

    Hive supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does Hive offer an API?

    Yes, Hive has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does Hive integrate with?

    Hive integrates with the following applications:
    GitHub, Microsoft Outlook, Dropbox Business, Jira, ActiveCampaign, Zapier, Gmail, OneDrive, Google Workspace, Google Drive, Box, Pipedrive, FreshBooks, Zoom Meetings, Microsoft Teams, Freshdesk, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Harvest, Slack, Google Calendar, Intercom, Zendesk


    Q. What level of support does Hive offer?

    Hive offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep)

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