Ryver

Ryver

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Ryver provides all of your team communications in one place: chats, posts, and files. Invite as many team members and guests as you need.

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Ryver review by <span>Justin W.</span>
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"Decent but not ready for prime time. Lacks polish of other competitors "

What do you like best?

The "unlimited" side of things. Unlimited users, files, history, etc.. is really nice. Including tasks is helpful if you need to share tasks with other teammates. I like how each forum is setup with a chat as well as topics so you can separate long term discussions from day to day chats.

What do you dislike?

They were free, said they were going to be free, and now they are charging a monthly/yearly fee to use. The system crashes quite frequently and some of the features just don't seem to be ready for a final product. My employees have told me it disconnects constantly. Notifications don't always come through and the mobile app is very crude. There isn't a customizable status anywhere that I can see so you are stuck with the built in options.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I really hope charging for this product will improve it. I only stayed with Ryver because a.) we were already knee deep in with our company integration b.) there was a deal price signing up for a year c.) it was the cheapest solution that met our needs. If the product does not improve closer to Slack I am strongly considering moving back to Slack or to a solution that Microsoft or similar companies offer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Ryver to communicate across the country with our 5+ locations. We can all be on the same page through each of our departments. We realized having everyone from the same department in a shared forum allows for less duplicate messaging from standard messaging clients. It saves time in that regard.

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Ryver review by <span>Jesse K.</span>
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"Excellent Board and Committee Tool"

What do you like best?

1. Ryver reduces email, yeah!!

2. Allows for focused conversations for boards and committee

3. Allows for separate committee workspaces and sub conversations

4. Creates a history of activity for board chairs and committee chairs to review

5. Assist with on boarding of new board and committee members by providing easy to access histories of the work being done and issues being discussed.

What do you dislike?

The orientation tools for new members could be a little more better. It would nice if Ryver provided some graphics and example maps for how it works. The challenge in the non-profit world is that many of the leaders and community members are not deeply engaged in the world of social media or computers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Provide adequate orientation for new users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The primary business problem address with Ryver is communication, specifically continuity related to discussions and conversations around complex issues. With email the conversations and email chains actually create more confusion. Ryver saves time by avoiding the avalanche of emails around a simple conversation. It also allows us to isolate components of complex issues for small or large groups to address.

What Team Collaboration solution do you use?

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Ryver review by <span>Donald H.</span>
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"Simple but powerfull communications"

What do you like best?

Ryver is easy to get to grips with. We use if for our Parents Association, so is used by a disparate group with all skill levels with no training and they just get it.

What do you dislike?

File attachments are just listed by the posting. Having a summary of attachments for each forum would be very handy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are a number of similar products on the market, so check what you need and what it will cost for your size of organisation. Ryver provides free accounts for non-profits, so is a no-brainer for us and the flat-rate cost structure generally makes it cost effective for larger outfits. Development of the product has been steady, with new features being added and the product has been reliable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We co-ordinate our fundraising and publicity activities and Ryver helps both with the communications, but also with storing information, so when we want to re-run a particular fundraiser we have the details all to hand.

Ryver review by <span>Jerry H.</span>
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"Served Our Needs - Great Customer Service"

What do you like best?

When we first started using Ryver it was still under development, but already handled Email among our members better than any of the alternatives. The developers at Ryver worked with us on a few tweaks that made the system even better. Their support has been great.

What do you dislike?

I did not like the move to monetize Ryver when basic users were promised free use. Upon letting Pat Sullivan know of my concern - and inability to pay, since we were simply coordinating among a small group of outdoor enthusiasts - he modified the policy so that non-profits and small groups like ours could continue to use Ryver free.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have a small, non-business group it may not be reasonable to pay for this type of service. Since Ryver is free for non-profit and other groups like this, it's a no-brainer over the costly alternatives.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work with three small groups that use Ryver to coordinate and inform participants about activities and developments. Most of the individuals involved prefer email contacts while other prefer to have the whole string of comments and attachments available in one place. Ryver served both needs perfectly.

Ryver review by <span>Alessandro F.</span>
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"The best solution for a team which must communicate with a lot of external stakeholders"

What do you like best?

The pricing model fits perfectly for my agency, where we need to include a lot of external stakeholders inside communications.

Our partners, customers and collaborators always found a gentle on-boarding phase.

Built-in mailboxes and tasks features improved the way we manage some of our workflows.

If you have a breadcrumb of OPs knowledge in your team, you can integrate Ryver with a huge amount of 3rd parties services thanks to advanced incoming webhooks and Zapier integration.

What do you dislike?

At the moment there is no localization for grammar spell and date/time format.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

* Shared inbox management

* worry free "invite who you need on the project" thanks to a pricing model not based on single heads

* quite effective task management boards without leaving the communication tool

Ryver review by Administrator
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"A good communication tool that lacks a few features but gets regularly updated"

What do you like best?

It's a good communication tool that does what is required. You can easily add new users, create public/private rooms. There has not been any major downtime that would have impaired our ability to communicate inside our company or with our partners.

They're constantly trying to improve their product by rolling out updates every few weeks.

The price is also really attractive with a one-time payment compared to a solution where you pay for every user you add.

What do you dislike?

The administration settings are not complete enough. For example, admins can't view all the rooms created to manage them.

We have to use an external website for voice communication which is not really convenient. We can't organize the rooms in the order we wantBut I know that Ryver is trying to fix these problems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should just go ahead and install it to see if it suits your needs and if you feel comfortable using it.

If a feature you'd like is missing you can always check their product ideas forum to see if they are working on it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With our previous communication software, we had trouble communicating with people outside of our company. We could add them to our rooms but as soon as they disconnected, they lost the message history. That was the main reason we switched to Ryver.

Ryver review by <span>Jonathan S.</span>
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"Ryver enables effective lab communication"

What do you like best?

Having a persistent record of discussions that can be sorted by task and topic makes recalling old ideas and maintaining continuity easy. Being able to add guests to single tasks is great.

What do you dislike?

Interface is improving. In particular downloading attachments from the app and notifications need work, but have been getting better. Also, the inability to change a forum to private and vice versa is a little colorblind to work where security may change.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is probably obvious for a larger team, but make sure to build the culture of using topics and tasks early, it is very easy to just use it as a chat system and there is a lot of benefit to the integrated nature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I should note that we are a single lab of ~10 people within the larger Rutgers organization. Schedules of a small research group, consisting of undergraduate and graduate students, are highly varied and also the level of knowledge ranges a great deal. Being able to instantly communicate in a persistent manner has greatly reduced delays. We are also experimenting with task lists. Adoption is slow, but with newer students we are already seeing that it helps focus people on what to do next and also provide me insight as to when people are pursuing dead ends.

Ryver review by <span>Rafael Eduardo C.</span>
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"Great group communications app!"

What do you like best?

* The task management options, and great group communication abilities.

Everyone is on the same page using ryver. We share documents and collaborate in an effective manner thanks to Ryver. The task management is excellent and easy to use. Just set up a workflow, and off you go. You can easily drag a task to the next step when you need to. It couldn't be easier.

* Unlimited uploads

With Ryver, you don't have to worry about hitting a limit with your files. Just upload and share.

* Unlimited search

With other apps you can't just search the whole database. With Ryver there is no limit to how far you can search. Everything you or your team have said is there to be searched. The WHOLE history of interactions is searchable. That's an invaluable tool.

*The desktop version is the same as the web version.

The user experience is awesome across multiple products. You can install the desktop version, or just fire up a browser and navigate to your Ryver page. You will see the same screens, and interact with the software in a predictable way across products.

What do you dislike?

The android app takes too long loading the first time.

There's no way to pin a message.

No themes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's got Tasks!!!

Does everything slack does, and more, at a better price.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

* Effective communication with all team members

We switched from whatsapp and slack, and now have a central solution to our communications needs

* Task assignment and follow up

The perfect marriage: team communications, and task management!

Ryver review by <span>David A.</span>
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"Rapidly evolving communication platform"

What do you like best?

As a non-profit organisation Ryver stood out over its competitors with a free solution that did not limit the message search history. This was VERY important to us.

The threaded "Topics" allow for important discussions to be tracked and archived. With more linear chat tools this valuable information is often lost in the noise of a channel.

Ryver is actively developed and new and useful features are pushed out regularly.

What do you dislike?

Would like to be able to set the default notification levels for all new users. I.E. Change the default

Would be really like to have the option to turn on message notifications in Chat.

Would love to be able to paste an image into the text chat box and have that uploaded.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We gained access to the "Tasks" feature recently. Even though we are not a business, our organisation has quickly found that the board has enabled us to track important actionable items between meetings and work collaboratively on these, where previously this work was often "unseen".

Ryver review by <span>Dr. RJ G.</span>
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"Out team is communicating better in the Ryver"

What do you like best?

Simple kanban task management with a low learning curve and good communication tools built in. It really helped my team bring organization to project management.

What do you dislike?

The help feature (Ryver's "Wddt Bot") is weak in its ability to provide truly helpful info; however their support team is quick and responsive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pricing structure makes giving a Ryver a serious trial a "no brainer" Six users and unlimited guests can be deployed at no cost. For some teams, this size is sufficient to meet their needs. For organizations that surpass the six user limit, the current flat fee pricing structure also makes Ryver one of the better tools.

Their integration with Google Drive has been a highly used feature of the product, with our team sharing project-driven online folders. It has saved us a great deal of sharing time and multiple emails back and forth.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When I became EVP for the school, they were about to undertake a large project, but had no PM software to keep track of tasks, assignments, completion tracking, etc. Communication was solely via email, and all lists were personal.

Ryver seemed to be just the right mix of structure and flexibility, and has allowed our team (spread across multiple states and time zones) to create a centrally-managed database of tasks that was trackable by all.

Ryver review by <span>Kevin M.</span>
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"Chat without Tasks makes you a slacker"

What do you like best?

UX that works the way business people do

What do you dislike?

Slack users bashing what they don't know... while that tool may be great for programmer and project managers, I wish more people knew about Ryver's integrated tasks. Then I'd have a lot less reply all emails and random texts that are not connected to my tasks or goals

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to be more productive and make collaboration lead to getting stuff done, jump in the Ryver

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improve productivity by escaping "email hell" - too many reply alls, to many CYA's, to many email and text that are not connected to the very TASKS that must get completed.

Ryver's value is less time searching for what was communicated, more time getting stuff done!

Ryver review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Ryver Review"

What do you like best?

Easy navigation makes this application worth switching from another company. The other is the reasonable pricing for the smaller companies trying to grow and cut cost. The pricing is very fair.

What do you dislike?

Not enough admin controls over the group channels. No control over emails that we want released as notifications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communications with my team. Being able to add potential new clients as guests makes them see the type of daily activity. We can ask them in real time from a staff member and ask questions about there marketing or vice versa without have to pick up the phone. Dealing with social media as a form or a CRM system isnt good. Employees end up surfing the web or other social sites. Inviting possible new accounts in shows a level of professionalism from a small company like ours but feels bigger with communications from everyone of us.

Ryver review by <span>Andrew C.</span>
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"switching to ryver"

What do you like best?

so far there are some new features that our previous communication app didnt have. the ability to easily create tasks and manipulate the task categories are great. the topic sections within the forum help keep things organized. also the ability to add "guests" to specific areas only is great too.

What do you dislike?

the notifications are a little lackluster. but if you are heavily involved in your group you should be looking at the app at least once an hour.

Recommendations to others considering the product

i would switch to it if your project is incredibly complex. we have 3-4 divisions and require that some things are kept separate and some where the entire group needs to have input. ryver lets us do this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are only a few weeks into ryver but things are much more organized and its so much easier to setup tasks and assign them to the appropriate people.

Ryver review by <span>Phillip K.</span>
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"Brilliant alternative to Slack or Workplace"

What do you like best?

Ryver is really easy to use and for our use is a better match than the others since it has a task module, which the others don't.

It easily integrates with lots of third party applications, and support has been very quick to respond.

What do you dislike?

Wish it could integrate easier with more third party services.

Recommendations to others considering the product

To us, Ryver has been even better than Slack, so it is strange that so few people know about this product. If you come from e-mail, don't even blink: just try Ryver and you will be hooked. If you come from Slack or Workplace (or similar software): try the task module. It is really good!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is so much better than e-mail, which was our previous method for group communication. Questions from team members are answered in half the time (or less) than before, and the discussions are much better.

Ryver review by <span>Anuradha W.</span>
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"Slack for free"

What do you like best?

We were using Slack before we heard about Ryver. It had the same features and options slack provided, but for free. No limits, no restrictions, no charges. Ryver performs very well as a collaborative tool and helped our team manager our daily work thru instant communication as well as "like" and comment using "Posts" functionality in Ryver

What do you dislike?

Ryver has a lot to improve, their mobile app is not as good as that of Slack's. There are fewer integrations available, but most are handled used Zappier. The windows app lags a bit, and sometimes crashes, but it has been stable after the latest updates.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for a tool that is as good as Slack but for free, well then Ryver is the one for you. Perfect solution with all the functionality you'd expect from a team collaboration software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a tool that will act as a central storage for all our chats and posts. Ryver was the perfect solution. It is free, and has all the functionality we required. This includes, conversation history, channels, posts, and the ability to comment on these posts. Also to have polling options for users to vote.

Ryver review by <span>Eduardo M.</span>
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"Excellent team collaboration platform"

What do you like best?

Ryver is a superb platform for teams to communicate and work together, with simple but efficient file sharing tools. The feature that I liked best from ryver is that it is a really helpful messaging and information exchanging platform for free. Normally a free program isn't as complete as ryver, but this program, with its straightforward design and features can really assist a team to develop a better communication and consequently a better work productivity.

What do you dislike?

I disliked the fact that ryver does not have a wide variety integration with other apps. Also sometimes the program will just close out of nowhere and this can be very harmful to the user's work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you set up your notifications acording to your needs so that you aren't bothered all the time with unecessary alerts.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ryver helps me communicate and interact quickly and effectively with my co-workers. It allows me to share files and solve issues with my team without having to pay expensive monthly fees.

Ryver review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Our Preferred Way to Communicate with Clients"

What do you like best?

I like that Ryver offers different ways to communicate with all of our clients in one platform. Managing all of our conversations in one (searchable) place helps us to do two things: 1) Make sure that no important messages/requests from our clients falls through the cracks, and 2) Keeps us from feeling overwhelmed by email messages that are a time suck to read through.

What do you dislike?

Remembering multiple passwords for each of our clients

Recommendations to others considering the product

Move your email and chat conversations over to Ryver. It's a life-changer. As a business owner, it's a lot less stressful to pop into Ryver a few times a day to see if anyone has tagged me in a conversation that needs my attention than it is to open my email Inbox and read through 100's of emails. I save hours every day! People recommended Slack to me, but chat can't replace the type of conversions I have with my clients, and I needed a solution to better manage threaded discussions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ryver makes it easier for us to manage conversations and share information with all of our clients through a single interface. Unlike with email, we no longer get inundated with messages from cc'ers, which used to be a huge distraction. With Ryver, we've been able to be more responsive to our clients and no important information falls through the cracks. Now that they have task management, we use Ryver after each client meeting to summarize meetings and create action items.

Ryver review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Good features, Good Price and suits my needs currently"

What do you like best?

I like best that I can create tasks inside of private teams and the price is really good if you have more than 15 people inside the company. I also love the idea that I can create forums and thus enhancing communities but with no charges to my billing.

What do you dislike?

I am currently disliking the design in both Mobile and Desktop, I would love a fresher design and a few additional features which can enhance my project management side.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think you can safely say that you can use its features if you are looking for a good alternative to slack and it has some nice ideas integrated inside of it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am streamlining communication for a remote company so its really good. A benefit I might add is that it has a really great task, topic and chat system.

Ryver review by <span>Mario  V.</span>
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"Ryver review"

What do you like best?

Ability to have a single point for team communications without depending on the clutter of emails along with the ability to manage tasks, team members and multiple projects. Simple to use software for a variety of users with different experience levels.

What do you dislike?

Looks good all around. Generally no dislikes. The user interface and display of information could use some improvement or at least allow users to customize. I have noticed some improvements so not a big concern.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it, you will like it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improved communications by staying more closely connected to team members while also improving team performance and deliverables via the task function. Great for brainstorming and organizing and managing projects.

Ryver review by User in Accounting
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"Strong Slack competitor with a better pricing model"

What do you like best?

More intuitive and cleaner interface than competitive products makes Ryver an easier platform to bring new teams up to speed on. The pricing model, which is based more on what you use, than how many people, also makes it easier to start with Ryver and upgrade as your effort progresses.

What do you dislike?

Ryver is somewhat behind Slack in terms of integrations with third party platforms. It's catching up however. One aspect of Ryver I'd like to see improved is how it handles a user moving between teams. I set up a new account for each new project and team, which is a little cumbersome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I looked to Ryver as a tool to contain all team interaction and document tracking in a single platform. Ryver mostly handles this need, with the one exception of how I have to do a work around for multiple "companies" or teams.

Ryver review by Administrator
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"Short on communication - awkward functionality"

What do you like best?

It's got the typical functionality in a nice user interface.

What do you dislike?

The sine qua non of software functionality is the trade-off between what it can do and how easy it is to use. Ryver misses the boat on both accounts.

But worse, I found it to be a bait and switch on pricing. I signed up for one price, but then they charged me a different/higher price. And it took me lots of arguing to get back to our original agreement.

It was very painful communicating with them about features and pricing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't use the product. There are many other competitors out there that are much easier to use and have more advanced functionality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All we needed was a team collaboration tool like Slack, but in order to get basic features, they required an upgrade.

Ryver review by <span>Fernando G.</span>
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"More benefits than the competence"

What do you like best?

I like that they offer more benefits than the competition in their free plan. I also like that it is a mixture between forum and group chat, it is possible to create conversation channels as in other similar products, it is even possible to add bots and other add-ons to increase productivity.

What do you dislike?

I really like almost everything, I could possibly mention that I do not really like its graphical interface, I think it could be less serious and a bit more flashy, but this is only my taste.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give a try, it could be a lot better than Slack, not only because of the free plan they manage, but because all the difference as a product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is the main service we use on my team to document conversations, working papers and discuss important issues. I think this is the easiest tool to keep the activities in order, as well as to keep organized the issues that should be discussed, it really makes everything easier.

Ryver review by <span>Ricardo M.</span>
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"Great experience with free collaboration and communication tool"

What do you like best?

The best feature about Rver, in my opinion, is the fact that it has ulimited users and guests spots in a forum/team together with unlimited message search. Also, it has a really clean and organized interface that facilitates the interaction and file sharing between users.

What do you dislike?

The notification configurations are not really useful and lacks customization. It can get quite slow from time to time and that can hinder your work eficiency. Finally, I dislike the fact that the "import" feature does not work sometimes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use Ryver with patience because the software can lag and even crash sometimes, so use it with patience and don't freak out if the program suddenly shuts down.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ryver helps me communicate and share important files with my fellow team members. I was able to plan projects with other people in an organized and eficient way.

Ryver review by <span>JESSICA W.</span>
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"Great way to communicate with lots of team members!"

What do you like best?

I love that you can create different teams so you can have multiple private conversations with teams and make sure everyone who needs to know something can get the information. I like being able to create topics within the teams to keep things organized. Its also nice to be able to tag people so you make sure they are notified.

What do you dislike?

I wish they had a calendar capability so we could also have group calendars within the app.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are all communicating better and keeping important information where everyone can access it.

Ryver review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Great and more affordable alternative to slack! "

What do you like best?

I only used slack for a few weeks, so I wasn't super familiar with it, but as far as I can tell, Ryver is just as good! It's very easy to communicate with various team members and channels. It's also very easy to direct message someone.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much I dislike. It seems to be a pretty good way to communicate across channels and with team members. It is very easy to direct message someone and also very easy to have separate channels to have different themed discussions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is very easy to communicate with team members quickly. We have a somewhat small office, so communication has never been hard, but it makes communication a lot easier and able to be done quickly and efficiently. We also have a few channels that are more for socializing rather than talking directly about work. Those channels are nice because it's nice to get a small break from work and talk about other topics every once in a while.

Ryver review by Administrator
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"Ryver has been a great tool for managing multiple projects with different teams"

What do you like best?

The simplicity and ease of creating, using and following discussions on a number of topics. These projects would not have been possible to complete using email.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see more editing/ formatting options (bullets, numbered bullets, italics...) within the topics. It would also be handy to have an option for dragging or moving topics from one discussion to another.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We looked at several other options on the market. Given the number of projects we needed to run and the variety of people involved, Ryver seemed like our best bet. We have been very happy with the level of engagement from those involved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Significantly improved group discussions.

Ryver review by <span>Andreas M.</span>
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"RYVER as a colaboration tool"

What do you like best?

Chat messages , topics and Kanban all together into one in a intergrated manner. Its great :-)

What do you dislike?

The look and feel (a bit old fashioned and rigid). Not a true window based app. A better integration with other apps will also be ver helpfull (ex: with Google suite).

Recommendations to others considering the product

It worth trying :-)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Department and cross department colaboration. Immediate and fast. It help us to bulid a proper colaboration culture.

Ryver review by <span>Brad C.</span>
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"Great communication platform for small teams."

What do you like best?

Ryver functions as a messaging platform and forum, with simple file exchange. Maybe not THE BEST part, but certainly a HUGE factor is that Ryver is FREE! It organizes and functions a lot like slack. I really like the simple formatting (although full markdown would be better) and the way link previews show up.

What do you dislike?

The look of the app is more subdued and less “fun” than Slack. Link previews load slowly. Currently, there is no way to permanently remove team members; their accounts can be deactivated, but they cannot be removed entirely. Also, “Chat” and “Post” do not share the same view; one is chronological, the other is reverse. I cannot find a setting to make this consistent. Either way (chronological or reverse) is fine if it were consistent across the platform, but I would prefer the ability to select a view. The app also lacks support for hashtags and different forums cannot be color-coded. Avatar images can be added for a forum, but they don’t display on the sidebar or anywhere relevant.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There’s no reason not to give this a try. It’s free, and will probably do what you need it to do. It works well for a small team, but is still new so there will likely be more features added soon. However, I am slightly concerned about the future of Ryver since it is free and the revenue model isn’t clear, and there doesn’t seem to be a way to export content.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

River is a platform that allows our small team to communicate, share files, post links and notes in a stylish and fun way. It’s easy to use and free; two things that are critical for a new, small startup with limited funds. The platform also allows us to bring in people from outside of the team on a limited basis, and partition the files and discussions into private groups when necessary.

Ryver review by <span>Steve C.</span>
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"My experience with Ryver"

What do you like best?

At this juncture, the search/file management features so I don't have to remember exactly where I put something. Additionally the ability to add members and guests and teams from one platform. I had been exploring different solutions with limited success until I came across a video comparing Slack to Ryver, It is remarkably robust and scalable, more then I would ever expected regardless of the price!

As a collaboration tool it really does free up some mental energy so I can focus on the work to produce the desired results. For what I need from this point forward it has certainly added flexibility, consistency and has given me back some time and lowered my frustration level.

What do you dislike?

In the beginning I would say not really finding a place to get my bearings or a clean starting point. I assumed some things about how it operated incorrectly. I would have to say just having a glossary of terms and definitions would have been helpful. Since then they've added an on boarding guide to help newbies start.

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What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having online conversations or texts getting lost. Really I have spent so much time looking thru emails for stuff that I think is there or I renamed and filed somewhere and can't remember where. I've found with the Open Forums we can all post there so any one can access the info if they choose to. I don't have to be concerned if I emailed this person or that person or make a decision on who needs to see this or that. It's their decision to access the info or not. The fact someone can put a post or chat in Ryver and it shows up in my email as well, eliminates the need to log back into Ryver to respond. I can do so right there in email and it shows up in the Ryver conversation as well. Overall I think it was made for the 24/7 work world!

Ryver review by <span>Nikhil H.</span>
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"Ryver was a good help in organizing communications"

What do you like best?

Ryver has this alternative name for groups called "Teams". I was involved in organizing the college cultural fest so that name suited us. We had all these different teams for different events that were to be held so each team had their own group on the same app. We could post topics that were pushed up to the top as latest discussion. If previous posts were important we could "promote" them to the top. I liked that feature of Ryver. Posts reminder feature was useful especially when we wanted to get to a post later when we were free.

What do you dislike?

Ryver has a problem of shutting down randomly. I don't know if it was because of our electronic hardware but we faced that problem quite a bit. The features are not high-end; it was enough for us but a person using it for higher purposes may find it inadequate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure Ryver fits into your hardware. Ryver has a pretty diverse platform base but make sure all the same. The crash problem we faced; I'm not really sure but go for a trial run first. Ryver is free anyway.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm a college student so I'm not really solving a business problem. Just that Ryver made organizing college fest easier. Communication was made easy so it helped us to work efficiently.

Ryver review by <span>Francois B.</span>
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"Great alternative to Slack. Leaves the door open for features "

What do you like best?

As an alternative to slack or Google hangouts, Ryver is best. The addition of a task manager is extremely handy if you run a business that needs project management on a very high level.

What do you dislike?

. It does need refinement, it needs to have a calendar integration (outlook or Gmail) as well as task due date calendar integration and Gantt chart style vue. Sharing documents could also be refined as certain file types download improperly. Pricing recently changed and favours larger customers but is cost prohibitive ve for small companies. That needs to changes asap.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internal communication, task management.

Ryver review by <span>Mike S.</span>
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"Team of 12 working smoothly"

What do you like best?

The interface is intuitive. Since the last update both the mobile app and desktop app have been completely stable. The tasks system is easy to use and the multiple boards allow for great project separation.

What do you dislike?

I wish there were a few more bots. Is. A time clock bot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our entire team is managed remotely using ryver it is our office.

Ryver review by User
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"Ryver is a great tool!"

What do you like best?

I love Ryver because it's great for team communication and collaboration. It has some functionality that other communication platforms lack, such as setting and assigning tasks to other team members. We found that extremely useful. Turning chat into action is the key here!

What do you dislike?

It is lacking some functionality, but we are currently using the free version and I believe the paid version will address a lot of this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ryver is a fantastic tool. Very similar to Slack and it pays to try them both, but we are very happy with the app.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Effective communication with our virtual team members!

Ryver review by Administrator
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"Great, inexpensive communication tools"

What do you like best?

We love that our whole team can communicate via Ryver. It helps to have all documentation and messages in one place.

What do you dislike?

I wish the private message features were more robust - would be nice to be able to private message more than one person at a time, instead of needing to create a new team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking at Slack or Trello, this is the best of both worlds at a great pricepoint.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication between teams and departments, brainstorming, and sharing information have been a big part of how our business uses Ryver.

Ryver review by <span>Joel A.</span>
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"Straightforward chat and task app"

What do you like best?

I've used Slack and Hipchat in other environments, but really like using Ryver. It's very easy to use and has everything our team needs. The recent addition of a task app is seamless.

What do you dislike?

Not the prettiest app in the world, But I'm more concerned with performance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wer''re a virtual team and the app helps us collaborate..

Ryver review by Administrator
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"Good basic team communication tool"

What do you like best?

The major advantage of Ryver is the price: a single price for you team, no matter how many users or guests you have.

What do you dislike?

There's a lot of missing features such as screen sharing and voice call (one on one and group).

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want a stable price point: Ryver is good. If you want all the latest feature, look somewhere else.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes conversation organized by project a lot easier than using emails. We save time and we can keep all the history for every project.

Ryver review by Administrator
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"Forget about emails and have a real conversation"

What do you like best?

Ryver is an awesome platform that makes communication with other members of my team so much easier. I like the ability to form open forums and private chat rooms with the members on my team based on specific projects. Moving from email, the contrast in productivity is day and night.

What do you dislike?

I think the Android app can be improved to make it a bit quicker like WhatsApp. Since the system moved to a subscription based system, I and the members of my team already notes a difference. I think the new resources will help improve user experience on smartphones.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having everything in a continuous conversation eliminates the need for going back and forth between emails. This saved me so much time.

Ryver review by <span>David S.</span>
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"Ryver has quickly become essential to our business operation"

What do you like best?

Easy to understand. Provides just the right level of notification, so it doesn't become annoying but delivers the notification where and when you need it. Great for team collaboration. Easy to attach additional documentation to Chat and Posts. Easy to include people outside of our company in a Team Chat.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. Ryver meets all of our requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reduce email volume. Speed team collaboration. Have threaded conversations.

Ryver review by <span>Peter W.</span>
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"Used in our Church Office, immediately made a huge difference"

What do you like best?

Ease of use & the ability to communicate in a team environment in a direct way, without a mountain of emails

What do you dislike?

Would like to be able to set reminders on tasks assigned to team menes

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ease of use, even for those who are not particularly computer-savvy, great support via youtube teaching videos. We started with one part of our organisation employing Ryver & have expanded to other departments with equal success.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication, which is huge.

Ryver review by <span>Russell W.</span>
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"Good communications tool, but lacking certain features"

What do you like best?

I like the simplicity of Ryver, makes it easy to create forums and groups

What do you dislike?

Lacking some features I would expect. Tasks aren't easy to setup or use

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking just for a slack alternative (for team/group communication), Ryver is a good choice. If you are looking for primarily task collaboration, Ryver is not the right tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Team communication in one system. Makes working from home and other locations a lot easier

Ryver review by <span>Denise R.</span>
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"Getting a Handle on Committees"

What do you like best?

Being able to administer various committees in our organization with Private Teams, Topics and Tasks is just what we needed. While they've tried other collaboration software in the past, Ryver seems the most intuitive.

What do you dislike?

So far, I don't have enhancement suggestions. Getting user adoption is the biggest challenge.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Focused discussion, clear outline of projects, document sharing

Ryver review by Administrator
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"Great Alternative to Slack"

What do you like best?

I like how they do the grouping by teams and have the ability to add external parties (guests) to said teams. In general, it does a very good job of letting our team communicate amongst each other.

What do you dislike?

Import feature from Slack is not that well done, and the program often ends up being resource intensive. Additionally, they mobile applications are not nearly as good as Slacks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problem we're solving is that of team chat. Ryver allows us to share file and communicate within sub teams (ie. Software-Dev, Design, Business, Founders, etc).

Ryver review by <span>Bec R.</span>
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"Excellent business platform"

What do you like best?

Functionality, desktop and mobile apps mattress this the perfect product for coaching my clients.

What do you dislike?

Nothing at all except the pricing model change. It's the perfect app for my needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ryver is perfect for coaching my clients as I can segment discussions by topic, message individually and post relevant content that's easy to find.

Ryver review by Administrator
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"Best business communication tool we’ve used!"

What do you like best?

We love the ease of use and constant updates! Having all of our business communication in one place has been vital for our team’s success!

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, the iPhone app notifications do not always work. However, Ryver has been constantly improving their notification systems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication is key to any businesses success. Ryver allows us to easily communicate with our entire team or parts of our team on any project any time. Furthermore, their tools for topics and tasks take the communication further into actionable items that help us accomplish our tasks.

Ryver review by <span>Arnoldo V.</span>
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"Great Communication Tool"

What do you like best?

The fast and convenient communication that we have in our company

What do you dislike?

There are some bugs that have to be fix, like freezing and the arrange of the contacts, I will like to personalize it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The communication through regular mail could be very slow and not accurate, so by using Ryver, we solved this issue right away. Also the increase on communication from people of departments that before they had no contact.

Ryver review by Administrator
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"Just what we needed"

What do you like best?

Ryver has provided a way for our nonprofit charitable organization to keep all our communication and documentation for each client in its own unique forum.

What do you dislike?

We've had some trouble figuring out notifications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try and see if it meets your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used to rely on email to communicate about clients, but the long and tangled email threads made it difficult to keep track of things. It also made it difficult to pull up information about repeat clients.

Ryver review by User in Design
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"Slack + Trello = AWESOME!!"

What do you like best?

“Topics” (FB-like posts) for 1:M communications is FAR superior to Slack Chat in channels... too much chaos because of multiple conversations happening at once.

What do you dislike?

Wish I could disable Chat for Teams so I could force Topic only 1:M conversations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Train your users to use Posts (aka. “Topics”) instead of Chat when communicating 1:M in Teams.

Also, only use Private Teams. Don’t use Forums — Norifications don’t work as you would expect in Forums.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Team communications are now all in one place, and easily searchable.

Ryver review by <span>Dr. David G. B.</span>
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"Exceptionally happy with Ryver!"

What do you like best?

The functionality of this service is outstanding. Our teams find the service to be intuitive and comprehensive for our needs.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about this product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

What we need is a strong communication platform. Ryver gives us this in spades!

Ryver review by Administrator
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"Collaboration Done Right"

What do you like best?

All in one viewing of tasks with communication and collaboration

What do you dislike?

Notifications often don't make sense, frequently not delivered

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Task management of ongoing product development and consulting arrangements. Real time communication between team members and clients across all devices.

Ryver review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Simple, Free!!"

What do you like best?

Similar ease of use to Slack but no cost so perfect for non-profits or education

What do you dislike?

Lack of integrations. If you need tight integration with other apps, this isn't there yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you don't need all the bells and whistles you'd get from Slack, this is a great app.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Collaboration among undergraduate students who are surprisingly non-tech savvy

Ryver review by <span>Katrina M.</span>
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"Perfect for Teamwork "

What do you like best?

Keeps communications and projects organized.

What do you dislike?

I’m still new to Ryver but don’t have any recommendations for improvement.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Way better than using email for communications.

Ryver review by Executive Sponsor in Computer Networking
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"Ryver"

What do you like best?

The interface is simple and easy to use. Very easy to find information.

What do you dislike?

I'm not in love with the way threads / responses are shown. With each response, the complete thread is repeated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy communication and collaboration with our team.

Ryver review by Administrator
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"Best communication platform"

What do you like best?

Assigning taskings to my volunteers and the user-friendly interface.

What do you dislike?

Notifications did not work to start with, but now working perfectly after reporting it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommend

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to communicate and assign tasks to my volunteers who all work remotely.

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