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NodeBB Alternatives

How do NodeBB alternatives compare?

Axero and Vanilla stand out as its top competitors based on similarity, popularity and user reviews. When comparing NodeBB to its top 100 alternatives, Slack has the highest rating, with Zendesk as the runner-up, and NodeBB ranking 54th place. Slack has the most reviews with a total of 21,119, while NodeBB has 14. Users say Slack tops the list for value for money followed by Zendesk, while NodeBB comes in 58th. Users also say Slack and Zendesk are the easiest to use, while NodeBB takes 61st place.

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Top 100 Alternatives & Competitors to NodeBB

Axero

4.4
(37)

Intranet software and collaboration solutions.

Features

Total

16

129

21

features in common

16

features in common

Axero's unique features

  • @mentions

  • File Sharing

  • Drag & Drop

  • User Management

NodeBB's unique features

  • Contact Database

  • Moderation

  • Member Directory

  • Membership Management

Starting from

$1,000/month

Value for money

4.3

0.1

4.2

What users say about Axero's value for money

I'm actually quite terrified to even look at the back end sometimes for fear I will do something irreparable. If you have a team of administrators, or available designers/IT, I say go for it.

JD

Jennifer D.

Good UI, easy to use, feature rich, very friendly and prompt customer support. This product has most of the features of Jive but is much more cost effective.

RB

Ryan Brown

Vanilla

4.4
(62)

Engage with Community

Features

Total

21

75

21

features in common

21

features in common

Vanilla's unique features

  • Full Text Search

  • Content Library

  • User Management

  • Personalization

NodeBB's unique features

  • No unique features

Value for money

4.5

0.3

4.2

What users say about Vanilla's value for money

By distributing badges, we reward our top users and most engaged people and makes the platform a little more fun. The support team is super reactive as well, whenever there is an issue.

John M.

It was unclear what changes would happen with a recent update, it's been left down to the forum owner to find the weird behaviors (such as filters not working correctly).

JP

Julian P.

MangoApps

4.4
(134)

Bring your frontline and office teams together

Features

Total

13

166

21

features in common

13

features in common

MangoApps' unique features

  • Video Chat

  • eCommerce Management

  • Decision Support

  • Authentication

NodeBB's unique features

  • Contact Database

  • Moderation

  • Forum / Discussion Board

  • Member Directory

Value for money

4.4

0.2

4.2

What users say about MangoApps' value for money

The improvement you get in communication between employees is great and results in far better proficiencies across your whole business.

GL

Graham L.

Great support and they reach out quickly with answers or help resolve any issues in a timely manner.

Ryhlen S.

Zendesk

4.4
(2.7K)

Service-first CRM company that builds support & sales tools

Features

Total

13

178

21

features in common

13

features in common

Zendesk's unique features

  • Full Text Search

  • Customer Service Analytics

  • Voice Mail

  • SMS Messaging

NodeBB's unique features

  • Contact Database

  • Moderation

  • Group Management

  • Membership Management

Starting from

$19/month

Value for money

4.1

0.1

4.2

What users say about Zendesk's value for money

I loved the ease of deployment and the UX on the admin end. It was very easy to segment and follow what was going on and was even fun to play with different options.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Overall I’m extremely satisfied with Zendesk, It has a lot of great features that helps us provide a great customer support service which is important for a successful business.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Salesforce Experience Cloud

4.3
(71)

Community software connects customers, partners & employees

Features

Total

12

84

21

features in common

12

features in common

Salesforce Experience Cloud's unique features

  • Full Text Search

  • Engagement Tracking

  • Activity Tracking

  • Brand Management

NodeBB's unique features

  • Forum / Discussion Board

  • Contact Database

  • Chat/Messaging

  • Alerts/Notifications

Starting from

$250/month

Value for money

3.9

0.3

4.2

What users say about Salesforce Experience Cloud's value for money

Getting on the SF cloud can be a wonderful thing and a great way to create value for your clients. The ecosystem is really powerful and can be a great way to add sales.

AR

Alec R.

They truly have gotten the tools down for what is needed to provide excellent communication with your community within your company & continues to only improve on that.

AD

Ashley D.

AnswerHub

4.2
(33)

Developers Enabling Developers

Features

Total

18

43

21

features in common

18

features in common

AnswerHub's unique features

  • Text Editing

  • Full Text Search

  • Surveys & Feedback

  • User Management

NodeBB's unique features

  • Contact Database

  • Social Media Integration

  • Reporting & Statistics

Value for money

4.0

0.2

4.2

What users say about AnswerHub's value for money

However, the very best part of AnswerHub is their amazing Customer Service. Everyone we have dealt with has been professional, intelligent, patient and a joy to work with.

JB

Jeff B.

Issues can be closed and locked for comment by moderators. This is extremely frustrating to users when its clear the moderator does not understand the problem or simply makes a mistake.

AS

Andrew S.

MyHub

4.8
(30)

Cloud Based Intranet Solution

Features

Total

17

95

21

features in common

17

features in common

MyHub's unique features

  • Unified Directory

  • Web Forms

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Wiki

NodeBB's unique features

  • API

  • Ideation

  • Social Media Integration

  • Reporting & Statistics

Starting from

$130/month

Value for money

4.9

0.7

4.2

What users say about MyHub's value for money

The customer service I received was great and they were helpful throughout the setting up process and helping me to learn more about what is doable on the site.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It's very easy to use - I've already seen powerful updates - but very graphically based for the non-techy user. The ability to control permission for the users is also amazing.

LA

Lee A.

Staffbase

4.8
(64)

Mobile-first employee communication for large organizations

Features

Total

14

79

21

features in common

14

features in common

Staffbase's unique features

  • Role-Based Permissions

  • Video Support

  • Clock In / Out

  • Live Chat

NodeBB's unique features

  • Moderation

  • Membership Management

  • Forum / Discussion Board

  • Member Directory

Value for money

4.5

0.3

4.2

What users say about Staffbase's value for money

Best of all, is the extreme easy handling ot the staffbase tool, which the users and editors really appreciate. And it's really a pleasure to use /and work with the staffbase tool.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Reliable, creative and innovative partner for internal communication processes.

KD

Kathrin D.

Higher Logic

4.4
(94)

Leading Cloud-Based Community Platform

Features

Total

10

34

21

features in common

10

features in common

Higher Logic's unique features

  • Community Management

  • Event Management

  • Engagement Tracking

  • Communication Management

NodeBB's unique features

  • Alerts/Notifications

  • Forum / Discussion Board

  • Filtering

  • Contact Database

Value for money

4.0

0.2

4.2

What users say about Higher Logic's value for money

But the great news is that the community really comes together to share their experiences and answers. Every question I've had I found answers on HUG.

MG

Mhari G.

It has been a wonderful success and a great solution for our need.

Amy V.

Jostle

4.3
(53)

The People Engagement® platform.

Features

Total

17

93

21

features in common

17

features in common

Jostle's unique features

  • SSL Security

  • Communication Management

  • Live Chat

  • Personalization

NodeBB's unique features

  • Contact Database

  • Moderation

  • Membership Management

  • Ideation

Starting from

$8/month

Value for money

4.4

0.2

4.2

What users say about Jostle's value for money

Easy to use and setup with good support from the on-boarding team and regular catch-ups over the time period. The library is a great tool with good security and functionality.

Aaron K.

And the Jostle folks are cool. We're the customers but we want Jostle to be proud of us, too, we do b/c they help us communicate our important work with kids.

SS

Sharon S.

OnSemble

4.6
(114)

An Intranet That Activates Your Culture

Features

Total

10

101

21

features in common

10

features in common

OnSemble's unique features

  • Document Storage

  • Real Time Editing

  • Brainstorming

  • Customizable Forms

NodeBB's unique features

  • API

  • Membership Management

  • Moderation

  • Contact Database

Starting from

$60/month

Value for money

4.6

0.4

4.2

What users say about OnSemble's value for money

The Support Team is great, the software is solid and the product is growing (new releases & features), all signs of a stable organization and good experience.

KM

Keith M.

Wonderful people from the ground up. The updates and advancements of this product over our relationship period has been fun to watch and clearly helps us to understand the value of our investment.

Michael M.

Glue Up

4.5
(91)

All-in-One Software for Growing Your Community

Features

Total

19

183

21

features in common

19

features in common

Glue Up's unique features

  • Event Scheduling

  • Multi-Event

  • Committee Management

  • Customizable Branding

NodeBB's unique features

  • Tagging

  • Single Sign On

Starting from

$125/month

Value for money

4.3

0.1

4.2

What users say about Glue Up's value for money

I am very pleased with the experience with Eventbank. From Willis, their representative in Indonesia, to the support team, the service is very strong.

NB

Nick B.

In addition, the event pages look great which really helps for an organization like ours that doesn't have a website yet.

SP

Stewart P.

Website Toolbox

4.5
(107)

The intuitive platform to create your own forum

Features

Total

20

43

21

features in common

20

features in common

Website Toolbox's unique features

  • Email Reminders

  • Customizable Branding

  • Live Chat

  • Access Controls/Permissions

NodeBB's unique feature

  • Ideation

Starting from

$39/month

Value for money

4.5

0.3

4.2

What users say about Website Toolbox's value for money

Really pleasant, really good company to work with. Support is great and effective, communication is great.

LW

Lila W.

It is helping us to help each other, answer frequently asked questions for everyone to see and give the opportunity for engagement and to develop best practice.

JW

Jenny W.

Plek

4.0
(2)

Community & collaboration platform

Features

Total

21

74

21

features in common

21

features in common

Plek's unique features

  • Task Management

  • Video Conferencing

  • @mentions

  • Employee Handbook

NodeBB's unique features

  • No unique features

Brilliant Directories

4.7
(629)

All-in-one directory & member management software

Features

Total

20

96

21

features in common

20

features in common

Brilliant Directories' unique features

  • Fundraising Management

  • Membership Renewals

  • Electronic Payments

  • Activity Tracking

NodeBB's unique feature

  • Single Sign On

Starting from

$145

Value for money

4.7

0.5

4.2

What users say about Brilliant Directories' value for money

Overall, Brilliant Directories is the best solution for me. I used the free trial option for a week and loved it. It is so easy to use and it's an awesome product even without the VIP Add-Ons.

VS

Volkan S.

I am really impressed with brilliantdirectories.com customer service and also the services they offer me. It is very affordable and i am very glad to be offered this special offer.

AM

Abdul Malik M.

inSided

4.1
(7)

Leading Community Platform for Customer Success & Support

Features

Total

16

53

21

features in common

16

features in common

inSided's unique features

  • Usage Tracking/Analytics

  • Performance Metrics

  • Commenting/Notes

  • Reporting/Analytics

NodeBB's unique features

  • Contact Database

  • Filtering

  • Tagging

  • Chat/Messaging

Hivebrite

4.5
(47)

All-in-one community management and engagement platform

Features

Total

19

99

21

features in common

19

features in common

Hivebrite's unique features

  • Membership Renewals

  • Electronic Payments

  • File Transfer

  • Email Marketing

NodeBB's unique features

  • Forum / Discussion Board

  • Chat/Messaging

Value for money

4.6

0.4

4.2

What users say about Hivebrite's value for money

Since I am not an IT nerd, I really enjoy the user friendliness and the intuitive handling of the platform. Our alumni and student community is really happy about our new homepage.

LS

Liesa S.

It is was nice to work with such an experienced partner in community management, that not only offers good value for money, but also offers good advice in building a professional community platform.

LS

Liesa S.

VeryConnect

4.9
(23)

Membership, CRM and Community Software

Features

Total

15

125

21

features in common

15

features in common

VeryConnect's unique features

  • Online Payments

  • Member Types

  • Activity Dashboard

  • Email Reminders

NodeBB's unique features

  • Contact Database

  • Filtering

  • Forum / Discussion Board

  • Single Sign On

Starting from

£160/month

Value for money

5.0

0.8

4.2

What users say about VeryConnect's value for money

The ability to seamlessly integrate ISSUU has been fantastic, and our members really love the 'Address Book' feature as a means to network with other professionals within the industry.

LS

Leanne S.

I will strongly recommend this company. Veryconnect system is outstanding but also their unique competitive advantages, that is something you don’t find with other software companies.

JH

Joshie H.

Disciple

4.8
(27)

Create your own community space. No coding required.

Features

Total

21

93

21

features in common

21

features in common

Disciple's unique features

  • Event Calendar

  • Customer Profiles

  • Survey/Poll Management

  • Member Communication

NodeBB's unique features

  • No unique features

Starting from

$55/month

Value for money

4.6

0.4

4.2

What users say about Disciple's value for money

And supported by a great team too - super helpful and responsive, giving time generously whenever needed and going above and beyond to investigate issues when needed.

MW

Mark W.

I think the organization of this software is great, its clean, straight to the point and its user friendly.

FG

Fabiola G.

Blink

4.7
(107)

Employee app & portal for remote teams

Features

Total

20

110

21

features in common

20

features in common

Blink's unique features

  • Content Library

  • Data Security

  • User Management

  • Surveys & Feedback

NodeBB's unique feature

  • Online Forums

Starting from

$3.4/month

Value for money

4.6

0.4

4.2

What users say about Blink's value for money

I like how it doesn't confine, I'm able to integrate it with day to day work flows and interact fluidly with those both in and outside my organisation. Professional, modern, fun and effective.

RR

Rachel R.

Generally a good, easy to use app that allows good interaction with colleagues as well as getting news and updates out quickly.

DL

Dean L.

Slack

4.7
(21.1K)

A single place for team communication and workflows

Features

Total

11

77

21

features in common

11

features in common

Slack's unique features

  • Interaction Tracking

  • Commenting/Notes

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Multi-User Collaboration

NodeBB's unique features

  • Filtering

  • Moderation

  • Forum / Discussion Board

  • Contact Database

Starting from

$8/month

Value for money

4.5

0.3

4.2

What users say about Slack's value for money

Slack has been a winner for me no matter which role I am filling. Teams adopt it quickly it's easy to use, easy to set up, and has abundant opportunities for integrations.

EJ

Elyse J.

I like the different slack channels for various departments, tech-support, team, individual messaging, and celebrating my teams successes or helping each other out with account challenges.

SA

Sarah A.

360Alumni

4.7
(21)

A turnkey social network for advancement and engagement

Features

Total

15

66

21

features in common

15

features in common

360Alumni's unique features

  • CRM

  • Member Accounts

  • Event Management

  • Third Party Integrations

NodeBB's unique features

  • Discussions / Forums

  • Moderation

  • Group Management

  • Chat/Messaging

Starting from

$3,500/year

Value for money

4.5

0.3

4.2

What users say about 360Alumni's value for money

The platform is powerful and is constantly enhanced, often in response to requests and feedback from clients. Did I mention that the customer service is outstanding.

DE

Dawn E.

360 allows us to reach out to our community just the way we wanted to. Support has been outstanding and 360 is really open and responsive to our needs.

TR

Tim R.

Almabase

4.7
(89)

World's most loved alumni management software.

Features

Total

21

118

21

features in common

21

features in common

Almabase's unique features

  • Mentoring Program Management

  • Website Management

  • Access Controls/Permissions

  • Event Ticketing

NodeBB's unique features

  • No unique features

Starting from

$6,000/year

Value for money

4.7

0.5

4.2

What users say about Almabase's value for money

The ease of the setup and the ease of signing up to use the platform. We have received positive feedback from our constituents on how easy it was to sign up for the network.

JA

Josh A.

We love the product and the Almabase team has been there every step of the way to help us get the most from the product. I would definitely recommend this software to other schools.

LJ

Lisa J.

Ambassify

4.6
(15)

Advocate marketing for brands

Features

Total

18

109

21

features in common

18

features in common

Ambassify's unique features

  • Forms Management

  • Communication Management

  • Customer Activity Tracking

  • Real-time Updates

NodeBB's unique features

  • Forum / Discussion Board

  • Online Forums

  • Document Management

Starting from

$500/month

Value for money

4.2
4.2

What users say about Ambassify's value for money

Our every question and doubt are answered quickly and professionally by the team, with frequent updates and great care. Top-notch quality and excellent service indeed.

LV

Linde V.

I would say our best experience with Ambassify was with customer support, which is always very helpful and responsive.

LV

Linde V.

Zapnito

4.8
(32)

Knowledge sharing + expert community SaaS platform

Features

Total

20

41

21

features in common

20

features in common

Zapnito 's unique features

  • Website Management

  • Event Management

  • User Management

  • Personalization

NodeBB's unique feature

  • Online Forums

Value for money

4.7

0.5

4.2

What users say about Zapnito 's value for money

Overall, our experiance with Zapnito has been fantastic. The team are quick to respond and help us out with anything we ask for, and the platform is amazing.

AB

Adam B.

It has been great being to keep up with Zapnito's development and progress with regular catch ups and feel like, as clients, we are integral to continual development.

GM

Georgi M.

NanoNotion

(0)

Idea & knowledge management platform

Features

Total

9

34

21

features in common

9

features in common

NanoNotion's unique features

  • Activity/News Feed

  • Idea Ranking

  • Polls/Voting

  • Approval Workflow

NodeBB's unique features

  • API

  • Forum / Discussion Board

  • Filtering

  • Contact Database

ToucanTech

4.9
(84)

Smart software to power community engagement

Features

Total

21

138

21

features in common

21

features in common

ToucanTech's unique features

  • eCommerce Management

  • Performance Metrics

  • Knowledge Base Management

  • For Alumni Associations

NodeBB's unique features

  • No unique features

Value for money

4.8

0.6

4.2

What users say about ToucanTech's value for money

It is reliable and its myriad functions - which you need to find out about and leverage - are useful and helpful.

NB

Nicholas B.

Being completely new to working with databases and similarly-based communication systems the most important aspect for me has been the great help from the Support Teams.

RC

Roger C.

Speakap

4.4
(43)

Stay on the pulse of your organization. From anywhere.

Features

Total

16

86

21

features in common

16

features in common

Speakap's unique features

  • Policy Management

  • Text Editing

  • 360 Degree Feedback

  • Performance Management

NodeBB's unique features

  • Contact Database

  • Moderation

  • Online Forums

  • Filtering

Value for money

4.3

0.1

4.2

What users say about Speakap's value for money

Like how Speakap can bolt on top and be used as a front end to all of the other applications. A great way to engage an audience outside of your normal network on their mobile phones.

Wayne T.

Therefor employees of Speakap are helping with the actual onboarding, the customizing of the app and helping with a strategy for content. Speakap is easy to use and the service is excellent.

Martijn L.

CommUnity

3.9
(12)

Connect with your community

Features

Total

16

31

21

features in common

16

features in common

CommUnity's unique features

  • Event Management

  • Gamification

  • Customizable Fields

  • Feedback Management

NodeBB's unique features

  • Membership Management

  • Filtering

  • Social Media Integration

  • Document Management

Value for money

3.3

0.9

4.2

What users say about CommUnity's value for money

I like the ease of the back end - it's pretty user-friendly. A lot of components are customizable as well, which helps in building out our community.

AF

Alison F.

The system is based on HTML blocks, and sometimes you need to use contract hours on getting those blocks fixed, as they can be hard to edit as an average administrator with little HTML experience.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Socio

4.9
(136)

Easily build your custom branded mobile event app

Features

Total

13

87

21

features in common

13

features in common

Socio's unique features

  • Attendee Profiles

  • Speaker Management

  • Recording

  • Data Import/Export

NodeBB's unique features

  • Contact Database

  • Filtering

  • Forum / Discussion Board

  • API

Value for money

4.8

0.6

4.2

What users say about Socio's value for money

Along with that, whenever I had a question, help was just a click away and were enjoyable to work with providing quick answers, tips, and solutions with fun and engaging attitudes.

KE

Kevin E.

I love Socio's ease of use from a backend standpoint. Compared to another company we used in the past for some similar features, Socio's platform was intuitive, fun, and expansive.

KE

Kevin E.

EngagementHQ

4.6
(7)

Online community engagement and public participation tools

Features

Total

12

24

21

features in common

12

features in common

EngagementHQ's unique features

  • Email Management

  • Self Service Portal

  • Customizable Forms

  • Data Visualization

NodeBB's unique features

  • Forum / Discussion Board

  • Contact Database

  • Chat/Messaging

  • API

Tribe

4.8
(77)

Cloud-based community platform for branded communities

Features

Total

19

67

21

features in common

19

features in common

Tribe's unique features

  • Personalization

  • @mentions

  • Full Text Search

  • Monitoring

NodeBB's unique features

  • Contact Database

  • Document Management

Starting from

$49/month

Value for money

4.7

0.5

4.2

What users say about Tribe's value for money

M so happy that I have Tribe in my toolkit, and I can see good things ahead for this reliable community building platform.

RN

Rick N.

I am amazed at the price. You can't get software with this great quality anywhere else at this price.

DM

David M.

Honeycommb

4.6
(27)

A Custom Social Platform For Brands & Organizations

Features

Total

11

30

21

features in common

11

features in common

Honeycommb's unique features

  • Customizable Branding

  • Media Library

  • Live Chat

  • Blogs

NodeBB's unique features

  • Online Forums

  • Forum / Discussion Board

  • Document Management

  • Contact Database

Starting from

$300/month

Value for money

4.5

0.3

4.2

What users say about Honeycommb's value for money

The software itself is amazing however it is the genuineness of the team behind it that is my absolute favorite attribute.

Sergio D.

Every penny I pay, I feel good about because the product is great, the service is awesome, the people behind the product and the service are real people who are kind and very supportive.

GG

Grace G.

Centercode

4.3
(66)

Client satisfaction solution

Features

Total

8

50

21

features in common

8

features in common

Centercode's unique features

  • Milestone Tracking

  • Support Audio/Images/Video

  • Status Tracking

  • Project Management

NodeBB's unique features

  • Online Forums

  • API

  • Chat/Messaging

  • Forum / Discussion Board

Value for money

4.3

0.1

4.2

What users say about Centercode's value for money

It is easy to respond back to them with our findings and solutions. Centercode support is extremely friendly and helpful anytime we have questions for them.

MB

Marc B.

The platform itself allows for customization and has supported all of our needs over the years. Their support team is top notch and the rest of their employees are excellent to interact with.

RS

Ryan S.

Raklet

4.8
(42)

All-in-one community management platform

Features

Total

12

152

21

features in common

12

features in common

Raklet's unique features

  • Onsite Registration

  • User Profiles

  • Marketing Automation

  • Customer Database

NodeBB's unique features

  • Group Management

  • Discussions / Forums

  • Online Forums

  • Tagging

Starting from

$49/month

Value for money

4.8

0.6

4.2

What users say about Raklet's value for money

The Customer service is wonderful and at hand to support you through whatever your concerns are. Great Product and highly recommended.

DN

David N.

The Raklet team is very friendly and is willing to help and assist with any adaptions and where ever possible. Their development prices are quite competitive.

CA

Christian A.

Crew Platform

5.0
(3)

Collaboration platform for volunteers and non-profits

Features

Total

9

15

21

features in common

9

features in common