Podio Software Pricing & Features

Podio

The flexible way to manage projects with clients

4.37/5 (170 reviews)

Podio overview

A new level of project visibility

Podio makes deadlines, responsibilities and goals clear for everyone – and they’re always up to date. With transparent, organized projects, you’ll never need to slow your team down to get a status update. You’ll have the oversight you need to see if everything’s on track.

Incredible flexibility

You and your team define all the structure of your content, reports and overviews. So you can run projects your way, unhindered by workarounds imposed by rigid software. And your team will love how Podio reflects the way you already talk and think about your business.

Real time and your time

Whether you need an immediate answer from your team or just want to share some great resources and insights, Podio puts all your conversations in one place in the context of the work you’re doing. This enables you to tighten your communications without increasing everyone’s email load.

Podio grows with you

Want to do more than project management with Podio? Simply extend Podio to handle CRM, recruiting workflows or even your company intranet in minutes. Podio’s ability to connect teams and processes already helps thousands of companies run their entire operations in one place.
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Pricing

Starting from
$9/month
Pricing options
Freemium
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 8 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French and 7 other languages, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
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Podio reviews

Value for money
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Emily Turner

High Customization Project Management

Reviewed 2016-07-25
Review Source: Software Advice

The level of customization is amazing, and really makes Podio an incredibly versatile tool. Even with the mid-level plus pricing plan, we've utilized custom workspaces for a large variety of use cases throughout our company. The team at Podio also releases updates fairly often, which is great to see. Almost every update has added value to how we use the application. It's obvious that the Podio team has put a lot of work into what they have released thus far. The quality is great, and I can't think of anything that doesn't work properly or that feels messy. I'm confident that new features they release in the future will be just as well polished.

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Podio

The flexible way to manage projects with clients

Miguel Gonzalez

Project management with all the bells and whistles.

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-04-16
Review Source: Software Advice

Podio is powerful, indeed. I ranked it a bit lower than most as my focus has always been around small businesses. And Podio might simply be too much for that sector. But it does offer an impressive array of features that perhaps small businesses with lots of development background need. It seems to wrap too many features into one product and many organizations simply do not work this way. But the concept of keeping all this functionality in one single place does make it appealing. Yet, there is much to be desired for regarding features in each category. Project Management, for example. It has features that are very common among competitors, but lacks features like milestones, issue tracking, defects, testing, epic and story hierarchies, etc. It simply does not provide the power one would expect from a solid project management functionality. Instead of ramping up these features, others are added, such as a CRM and financial features, etc. I would not entirely dismiss Podio, as it might be exactly what your organization's structure needs. Perhaps a quick test drive would do. I found it cumbersome for my small business, especially since I was already managing my clients using another CRM and my financials were being managed by another online application... keeping them all isolated and visible only to the required personnel.Podio is feature rich and more aligned with larger companies with design and development teams. It offers a wide range of views to fit any and all your needs. Create and manage workspaces with ease. Podio is much more than just a project management tool. It offers the ability to track leads and clients with default or customizeable templates to display their details. Manage projects, portfolios and much more. With a focus on the creative (design) and development, Podio offers much more than one can ask for. It even offers an impressive library of APIs for customization and integrations. Track tasks with incredible details including time. Podio even gives you a place to track expenses. If your organization is looking for a product that keeps everything in one place, Podio might provide this for you.

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Podio

The flexible way to manage projects with clients

Diego Avi

Double-edged tool. Lots of flexibility and features, but easy to lose your direction and focus.

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Reliable communication with the team through the chat function. Good personal tas management and also knowledge management. Even though we stored or files in a cloud service, we 'indexed' and sorted our knowledge through Podio.This app felt like a blank canvas. You can create a lot of workspaces, each with differentes apps that have different functionality, such as "Expenses" and "People". For each app, you can create items, that you can call whatever you like, e.g. "Payment" and "Person", respectively. Within them, you have many field options and you can customize quite a bit, even automatically creating tasks. I also appreciated that the calendar, your tasks and your contacts have their separated site. Each works automatically, adding events that you interacted with automatically to your calendar, the same with tasks that were delegated to you. In summary of the good stuff, lots of possibilites. Also, formulars where quite helpful.

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Podio

The flexible way to manage projects with clients

Anonymous

Love this tool, fully customizable!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-30
Review Source: Capterra

I'm using the free version, so for me it's a free project management tool that can be customized to track any type of project or process. I can assign and schedule tasks for any user in the workspace.It can do anything! There are pre-developed apps and packages of apps that you can add to your workspace to get started quickly. Those modules can be modified to meet your needs. OR, you can create your own apps to serve your own purposes. I've created my own apps for a variety of workspaces and have found it can do almost anything! So far we've used it for lead development, website development/QA, order tracking, and customer feedback handling. Love that we can assigne and schedule tasks for any user in the workspace. We're a small team, so the free version has been able to meet our needs as well.

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Podio

The flexible way to manage projects with clients

Austin Riddle

Amazing Customizable CRM with lots of hidden power using add ons.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-12
Review Source: Capterra

I really like the fact that Podio offers a customizable CRM solution that can be configured for almost any kind of business. The free product tier is critical to test feasibility of concepts and to help determine if the software will support your needs. The GlobiFlow additional service is incredibly powerful to automate particular process flow within Podio and externally. Using GlobiFlow, you can link to outside services and trigger actions based on events in the system. Also critical to my business is the developer API, which allows me to connect my own value added software to orchestrate other business related tasks not supported by GlobiFlow.

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Podio

The flexible way to manage projects with clients

Podio pricing

Starting from
$9/month
Pricing options
Freemium
Subscription

Unlimited free use for up to five people.
Basic: $9/employee/month (billed monthly) or $7.20/employee/month (billed annually).
Plus: $14/employee/month (billed monthly) or $11.20/employee/month (billed annually).
Premium: $24/employee/month (billed monthly) or $19.20/employee/month (billed annually).
Custom plans are also available for larger teams.

Pricing Comparison

How does Podio compare with other Project Management & Planning apps?

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38% of apps have a
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Podio Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Flexibility. Ease of use.
  • Versatility Export capability Price point
  • Ease of use Price (free option is great) Very customisable
  • Inexpensive, some what easier to use, kinda sorta easy to build out, lots of videos out there.
Cons
  • Ease of use
  • Would love the ability to print pdf reports instead of just exporting Excel files
  • Check the pricing model, but even that has been great for my clients who are registered charities.
  • Is difficult to understand. Not really user-friendly. A lot of spam in the mail inbox from notifications. Expensive.
95%
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Podio features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Gantt Charts
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Time Tracking
Projections
Task Management
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration

Drag & Drop Interface (81 other apps)
Prioritizing (99 other apps)
Project Planning (97 other apps)
Project Tracking (73 other apps)
Timesheets (90 other apps)

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Mobile apps

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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Why should a project management platform dictate the way your team works? Podio is an online platform that lets its users stay in control over how they get work done. The web-based solution empowers groups to create their own collaboration and project management tools with no technical or IT skills necessary.

Used by teams, companies, and organizations from around the globe, Podio users are encouraged to select from more than 700 free apps available in the Podio App Market. These apps encompass everything from project management to CRM, IT support, recruiting, and HR, and they can be customized to better fit the needs of a specific user’s organization.


What is Podio?

A cloud-based work platform that changes the way groups work in professional environments, Podio has developed a way to let its users manage their own workflows and processes using its customizable tools. These tools are known as apps, and they are designed to add structure to workflows or projects. In most cases, apps connect to social activity streams, which teams can use for sharing files and discussing relevant issues privately.

Apps make up a major part of the Podio solution. Apps can be built by users with no technical skill or IT knowledge. Or, for users who’d prefer not designing their own purpose-built work apps from scratch, pre-made apps can be selected from the Podio App Market.

Podio users are encouraged to structure their projects, teams, and workflows into workspaces, which are shared only with the most relevant colleagues. The platform also provides core features like activity streams, task management, document sharing, contact management, reporting, webforms, and calendars.


Who is Podio for?

Podio is designed for teams, companies, and organizations that are looking for more flexibility in the way they organize and communicate online. The web-based solution is used by more than 500,000 organizations, including small businesses and individual teams within larger enterprises.


Main features

Creating Apps

Businesses are encouraged to create their own apps within Podio. App templates are useful for constructing apps that meet the individual needs of unique users, from streamlining deliverables to structuring sales leads.

Use Podio’s drag-and-drop tools to build your own app that can be added to any workspace, and accessed across all your devices, or select an app that’s already been designed by a fellow user in the Podio community. More than 700 apps are already available in the App Market, managing everything from HR and employee recruitment, to project management and CRM.

Managing Workspaces

Workspaces are virtual areas where groups of people or teams can work together to meet specific goals. For example, a sales team might create a workspace in order to manage an upcoming project. Anyone can be added to a workspace, regardless of whether that person is an employee of the specific organization.

Get your clients, contractors, and even vendors involved in the project management process by inviting them to participate in relevant workspaces. As a Podio user, you also have the option to create private workspaces that are only known to people in your organization who’ve been invited to take part. Or, you can create open workspaces that are listed for all employees of your organizations to view and join.

Organize Tasks

Podio’s task management features provide users with a way to break down large projects into smaller sets of individual tasks, which can then be assigned to employees or other responsible parties. Podio links tasks to the work that they’re a part of, which provides relevance and context for users.

To take advantage of Podio’s task management tools, start by creating a list of all the tasks that must be completed before a specific project will be ready to go. Set deadlines for these tasks, write brief descriptions, and assign them to specific people. You can also set reminders to yourself to go back and see if a task has been completed on time, even if that task was not assigned to you.

Tracking Opportunities

A lightweight CRM solution enables Podio users to manage their relationships with customers and track sales opportunities throughout the pipeline. The CRM solution can be customized as a Podio app to make those processes easier to achieve.

To use Podio as a CRM tool, install the CRM app pack and customize the provided template based on how your team works. You can use filters and reports to get important sales information into your CRM app, and you can use the Excel importing feature to import historical CRM data, as well.

Mobile Accessibility

Podio offers free mobile applications for the iPhone, iPad, and Android. These mobile apps give users a complete work experience from their tablets and smartphone devices. Users can collaborate with their organizations and access workspaces, activity streams, tasks, files, calendars and contacts through the mobile apps. Many Podio users say they actually use the mobile apps just as often, if not more often, then they use Podio on their desktop computers.


Integrations

Podio is considered a completely open work platform because it offers so many integrations with other popular business applications. Podio offers more than 15 integrations with apps, including YouSendIt, ShareFile, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, SugarSync, Zendesk, Campaign Monitor, Google Apps Mail, GoToMeeting, Freshbooks, Evernote, and Google Docs.


Pricing

Pricing for Podio is based on the number of users within an organization, along with the specific features that an organization needs. The most inexpensive solution is Podio Lite, which is free for teams with up to five employees. Podio Teams is $9 per employee, per month. The Podio Business plan is available with custom pricing for larger teams.


Bottom line

  • Designed to facilitate collaboration across multiple groups

  • Customizable project management and task organization features

  • More than 700 free apps available in the Podio App Market

  • Empowers groups to create their own work tools

  • Increases transparency and boosts knowledge sharing


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Additional information for Podio

Key features of Podio

  • Content sharing & feedback workflows with clients
  • Simple CRM & sales tracking
  • MS Exchange integration
  • 24 hour personal support from the Podio team
  • Mobile apps for Android, iPhone & iPad
  • Project management
  • Chat functionality
  • Video chat
  • Web forms
  • Tracking features
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Calendar management
  • Progress reports
  • File sharing
  • Task management
  • Gantt charts
  • Project time tracking
  • Time tracking by project
  • CRM
  • Status tracking
  • Project templates
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Collections management
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Communication management
  • API
  • Indexing
  • Dynamic card boards
  • Progress tracking
  • Project budgeting
  • Sales pipeline reports
  • Email integration
  • Third party integration
  • File management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Automatic reminders
  • Automatic notifications
  • Document management
  • Document storage
  • Instant messaging
  • Commenting
  • Reporting
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Recurring tasks
  • Software development kit
  • Task assignment

Benefits

The increased transparency and structure made possible by Podio will save your team hours on organization and status meetings, so you can focus on the task at hand. Interfacing with clients on Podio makes feedback loops simpler – helping everyone get better results and build stronger relationships.