Hive Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Hive

Powerful project management and collaboration platform.

4.51/5 (122 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
$12/month
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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Hive reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Robert Futch

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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Stephen Brent May

The project management product we were looking for

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
We looked at and tested several project management options and had used several in the past. Hive was never on our radar and unfortunately isn't as well known, but we discovered it through the WeWork employee portal and gave it a try. The set up was simple, it offered flexibility in terms of how you view and sort projects. It also allowed us to add external users without paying for a seat. This was extremely important because we want our clients to have access to our project boards, but we don't need full functionality for them. While it wasn't available when we first started using it, the addition of time tracking was a huge bonus for us as an agency, and Hive continues to impress us by adding additional features and functionality. When it comes to support, they are extremely responsive and in the rare times we have had to utilize support, issues have been resolved to satusfaction.

Cons
I wish there was a native integration with HubSpot, but we're able to get around that with Zapier.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Bram van de Ven

Easy project management

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-31
Review Source: Capterra

Hive has been a great help in keeping an overview of all the different projects that run simultaneously. Assigning tasks, checking off to-do lists and tracking time is what I use Hive for on a daily basis, and with great pleasure!

Pros
The software is really easy to use - and very friendly to the eyes and mind. I love using the Gantt-chart option when setting up projects, to keep a nice overview of the status of a project. For employees to be able to switch project views is an excellent tool too, because not everyone needs the overview like me.

Cons
What I like least is the way integration with email and Slack is done. It definitely works, and probably like charm knowing the team and the software, but it sits on a rather small portion of the screen and makes the rest of the app a lot smaller, too.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jeff Chartier

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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Michelle Kleschick

Overall good, can tell quirks are getting worked out as the product grows and evolves.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-31
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it has been good. We have watched the program evolve and have definitely noticed improvements in ease of use and functionality. Several questions/ functional issues that I have had and expressed through surveys and chats have been modified/corrected, so it's good to see that the company is actually paying attention to how people are using it.

Pros
-Multiple methods of tracking and organizing projects. -Easy for multiple people to see what needs to be done on a project -timelines make is easy to see where a project is going -chats make it easy to keep shared notes available to everybody -The time tracking feature is a nice addition. We are still getting the hang of using it effectively, but I think it is a good addition.

Cons
-Definitely don't like the new blue expansion boxes in the Gnatt view. Too easy to rename/delete something -Can't see my notes on Hive mobile. -Wish the green "complete" mark bubbles could change color depending on what the status of an item is. -I don't understand why the subactions of a phase don't stay condensed/expanded as I left them, instead of randomly expanding/condensing upon close & reopen of a project. -Wish there was an option of deleting all the subactions when a phase is deleted, instead of having them appear in a different phase then have to delete each one manually, individually. -I'm not sure if I'm missing an option, or if there is a bug, but it seems like dependencies don't always make the things they are attached to, move together. Maybe I just need a more through explanation of how the feature works.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Hive pricing

Starting from
$12/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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14-day free trial, no credit card required.
Professional: $12 per user, per month with add-ons available. A discount is provided to nonprofits.

Hive features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration

Project Planning (130 other apps)
Timesheets (114 other apps)

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