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Disciple

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Disciple Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.2

/5

39

Total features

97

8 categories

Disciple features

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity/News Feed
Advertising Management
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management

Common features of Customer Engagement software

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Behavior Tracking
CRM
Campaign Management

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46

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Functionality

4.2

/5

39

Price starts from

46

Per month

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Total Features

97

Unique features

  • Content Library

  • Client Portal

  • Member Types

  • Media Library

Functionality

4.5

/5

14.4K

Price starts from

4

Per month

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Total Features

48

Features in Common

17

Unique features

  • Landing Pages/Web Forms

  • Electronic Forms

  • Drag & Drop

  • Auto Update

Functionality

4.2

/5

9.1K

Price starts from

16

Per month

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Total Features

111

Features in Common

32

Unique features

  • WYSIWYG Editor

  • Visitor Tracking

  • Preview Functionality

  • Multi-Channel Campaigns

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Ryan K M.

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Health, Wellness and Fitness, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent product and service!

Reviewed 2 years ago

The sales process with Mo was easy and not pushy. Very clear and easy to comprehend and the service with my account rep [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] has been phenomenal.

Pros

The Disciple platform has allowed us to connect and share information like never before. We were previously using a Wordpress members site and tried every forum and app program under the sun. We tried Buddypress, bbPress, Peepso, WP-Foro, Appresser, Mobiloud, Bizness Apps, AppyPie, you name it, we tried it. We tried all the cheap options and once we committed to Disciple, it's been a smooth ride ever since.

Cons

Disciple is still fairly new and while everything works perfectly and we've had zero issues, they are still behind a little on features including admin design control and ability to turn off and on different features. Each update has brought on welcomed enhancements and upgrades though, so I expect it will all work out. The company is also based out of London, so communication can be a challenge for us as we are in the U.S with different time zones.

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Erika B.

Photography, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best decision our company has made!

Reviewed 2 years ago

We were very frustrated with the user experience of Facebook groups and felt very limited by Facebook's rules. All of our members who have joined our app since launching have said that they love the app more than Facebook. They love the clean and user friendly interface! We are happy that we're able to connect with our community in a more meaningful way and bring them educational resources and other things that we'd have never thought of doing inside Facebook's groups feature.

Pros

I loved how easy it was to set up our own private community. Disciple has been very easy to work with, and they handled all the actual set up for us which freed us up to be able to be creative with the look and feel of our private community. I love not having to fight with Facebook's algorithm anymore because that means our members actually see the content that we're publishing into our community!

Cons

The inability to livestream from desktop is probably what I like the least, I would love the ability to screen share while going live from desktop to share course material or other things during our live videos.

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Hayley S.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Fab product, only let down by tech issues & poor attitude from support

Reviewed 2 years ago

The onboarding process was great. Our Community Specialist and then our Community Success Manager were both absolutely fantastic; really helpful and responsive. The app had some technical issues which we would expect initially, but these have been ongoing and feedback tells us that this has resulted in some people leaving or not using the app. When I personally experienced an issue with a long load...

Pros

We loved how quickly this app was ready to go. It was the ideal solution to connect our community when the UK went into lockdown and our support groups had to stop. We most like the forum, private messaging, and post scheduling features. The ability to create and arrange folders has been helpful too.

Cons

There have been a number of technical issues that have resulted in people not using the app, such as it taking a long time to load or suddenly closing down; or the buttons and text being colours that meant they couldn't be seen on certain phones whereas they were working fine on others. There were issues with the welcome email displaying incorrectly, that meant we had to use plain text. Initially we were surprised to find that people's messages could be shared outside of the app, but this function was updated when we asked.

Vendor response

Hi Hayley, thank you so much for your feedback. It's great to hear that you found it quick and easy to get set up, and that you're enjoying all the features our platform offers your community! We take any issues with the app really seriously and investigate any issues that you're having, as we really don't want our users to be experiencing crashes or slow load times. Our team works to isolate and...

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Jeffrey L.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A community platform ready to go!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Fantastic. From my first sales call, to my first onboarding call - the team has been amazing. The Collective is a great asset for new customers.

Pros

It is pretty intuitive - especially if you understand the model (which you can get a great taste of by using The Collective.

Cons

Still struggling with the menu/folders functionality. Not entirely clear how to set this up the way I want. This is probably the area most admins will have to generate the most amount of content for - so would be helpful to have extreme clarity on how this works.

Vendor response

Hi Jeffery, Thank you so much for sharing this feedback. It's great to hear that you are finding your platform intuitive and powerful. There is some guidance available on the menu/folder functionality here: https://resources.disciplemedia.com/en/how-do-i-decide-on-my-app-menu You can also always pop a question in The Collective for a quick response from our team and other customers! We look forward to seeing your community continue to go from strength to strength! Best wishes, The Disciple Team

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Catarina H.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Why I chose Disciple Media

Reviewed 2 years ago

My Disciple community's main benefit has been building meaningful connections with my members in a more intimate environment. Engagement is also more effortless in this type of platform.

Pros

I especially like the ease of use, features, and functionality of Disciple Media. Its clean design helps to cut much of the noise, and I enjoy the possibility of creating and controlling my rules without having to play by the laws of a third-party platform.

Cons

Compared to other competitors, Disciple media misses many integrations like Zapier and other third-party apps with automation services.

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Laura C.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Disciple helped us to finally launch our community

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Disciple is very easy to implement, customize and launch! We were ready to launch in 2 weeks and had the first users coming in right after. The feedback from the community is positive, most find it easy to use, intuitive and sleek design.

Cons

There are some features that are missing to build an even stronger community - like 1:1 video chats, group video chats. With a content heavy community, it would also be great if members could bookmark articles, save them in their profiles and experience a more customized environment.

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Alex S.

Music, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Disciple Review from Full Circle Music

Reviewed 6 months ago

It has been good overall. During the process of getting our app created I will say I wasn't happy about the speed of communication and Disciple working with Apple on our behalf. We had a tight deadline which was communicated on the front end, so I would have liked Disciple to be more aggressive in resolving issues that Apple had with the app. There have also been a few things that are frustrating that can't be changed like URLs for example. But I will say support has been great at helping with what they can help with.

Pros

We really like the member directory and badges features. We also love that we have our own app and the amount of control we have on the backend. The simple, sleek design is easy to navigate.

Cons

There are still some things that aren't as customizable as we would like. Here are a few examples: Not being able to upload mp3s. Not being able to send files in DMs. Search ability isn't great. When you search you should be able to see any post from any group you are in that has that content. Not being able to turn on the "connect" option for DMs. No timestamps on messages. Not being able to change the thumbnail on video uploads.

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Emma D.

Photography, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best alternative to Facebook groups

Reviewed 2 years ago

Disciple gives me a safe place for my community to meet, with no data mining, no tracking, no third party ads. It's a clean interface, easy to schedule, and with improvements being added every month.

Pros

It's ready to go straight out of the box. I wanted an alternative to Facebook groups that was private and functional. My community love the new space - I was worried about making the switch but should have done it years ago. Very easy on-boarding but many layers to the software so you can develop it in a way that suits your community. Lots of help from the Disciple team - I've had an issue sorted out within an hour at 8pm on a Friday evening.

Cons

Disciple have already addressed my main concern - there used to be no formal way to suggest improvements but now we have our own app for community managers to discuss improvements.

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Andrea M.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Affordable and user friendly paltform

Reviewed 6 months ago

Easy to use, some glitches every now and then. Friendly staff

Pros

Groups and Folders are a great way to organize content

Cons

Would like to have more access to raw data regarding assets and member behavior

Vendor response

Dear Andrea, Thank you so much for this feedback! It's great to hear that you're finding your platform so intuitive to use and are making the most of Groups and Folders! We have just updated the console and analytics so that it is easier than ever before to access and interpret vital insights into your community's behaviour. We do also offer the option to upgrade to a custom dashboard if there are metrics specific to your community that you'd like us to build for you. It's great working with you and we look forward to seeing your community continue to thrive. Best wishes, The Disciple Team

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Christopher M.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great product in the ever more important community space

Reviewed 6 months ago

very positive

Pros

Building community instead of pushing out content is encouraged

Cons

Nothing really, many new things were added over the course of our use

Vendor response

Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback Christopher, we are delighted that your app is working so well for you! We're so happy to be on this journey with you and look forward seeing your community continue to thrive. Best wishes, The Disciple Team

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Johna L.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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It's Okay, But Could Be More

Reviewed 6 months ago

We have found it seems to be limited, or not enough when we have tried to do extra things. Other platforms offer more to the admin users to engage with users, with extra tools. Disciple does not seem to be there yet.

Pros

We like having a separate platform to have a community gather outside of big social media platforms. Being able to promote our own products to our users.

Cons

The inability to have banner feeds for users to see when promoting. Notifications seem to be sent to users but are not available when they come into the platform web or mobile

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Rebecca G.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Extremely happy, a well-rounded company with excellent customer service.

Reviewed 3 years ago

My experience with disciple media was top-notch. Their team is a fantastic group of people, extremely helpful and very knowledgeable.

Pros

The ease-of-use. Disciple software is very easy to use, I love the ability to send out push notifications, have individual administrative posts, folder and sub folder capability and so much more.

Cons

I have to see the price. It is a little bit expensive if you are just building your subscriber ship. It’s unfortunately the reason we ended up Migrating to a new platform.

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Peter N.

Farming, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Peter Newman, MyResearchAgro

Reviewed 4 years ago

Excellent. I have had no hitches with the software and the support has always been great. They are always looking to improve and always help with tweaking my app.

Pros

It worked straight away and I could see what I was getting before I locked in by looking at other apps on the Disciple platform. I needed something with Push notifications and Disciple delivered.

Cons

As far as a social platform goes it is not quite as good as the likes of Twitter and Facebook but that is to be expected. The CMS took a little while to learn but it didn't take long to get to know it.

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Michelle C.

Retail, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent product for quick set up and rapid deployment

Reviewed 2 years ago

Disciple's customer service is outstanding. A knowledgeable, efficient, extremely amiable team of people committed to their product and their customers.

Pros

The user inter face is intuitive and clean. The product was relatively easy to set up and distribute.

Cons

There are a few small features that could be better (sharing content with other users within the app, for example or more flexibility when creating a post), but Disciple has made a point of regularly consulting with their customers and we see improvements every month.

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India N.

Events Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Disciple Review

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

It is a very easy-to-use system for both admin and members

Cons

I think there is a lot to be desired with the backend analytics and managing of content. Being able to have mixed media folders would be incredibly helpful. Greater customisation of the emails would also be beneficial.

Vendor response

Hi India, thank you so much for your feedback. As a company, one of our goals is to ensure that each of our customers has a joyous experience with their app. Therefore, we've just introduced a new analytics dashboard that presents insights into your members' behaviour more clearly than ever before. It should now be a cinch to see vital insights such as who's posting, liking, commenting and how...

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Thomas D.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Better Than Most

Reviewed 6 months ago

good, glad I chose it

Pros

Out of the box with good support, professional look

Cons

Content posting with many idiosyncrasies that may restrict engagement

Vendor response

Hi Thomas, thank you so much for your feedback! We're so glad that you love the professional look and feel of your app, and that our team has provided you with the support you need. That's what we aim for! It would be great to hear more about what you mean by the idiosyncrasies that may restrict engagement. Our customers normally report greatly improved engagement on their platforms than they were...

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Perry T.

Facilities Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Hmmm - unpleasant, to be kind

Reviewed 3 years ago

Lack of integrity from leadership - sold out to our competitors and facilitated them launching before us. We spent hundreds of hours redesigning it, and [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] gave us one free month and 1000 members for free (when we only have 100 members, so it's no value at this point, and no cost to him). Be careful.

Pros

It's versatile, and has a nice CMS on the PC

Cons

It's clunky, but that's OK - It's still a potential game changer.