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Ryver

Ryver

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Ryver review by Chris V.
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"Great teamwork communication tool"

What do you like best?

Features/Functions that are very versatile. Good UI/UX that even though most of the users are insufficient in English language but they can manage to use the software.

Unlimited data upload limit.

Topic/Task functions.

What do you dislike?

User rights/authorization and tracking need to be improved - the users if they edit there's no way we know the messages/comments/input are edited.

Photos are uploaded but there's no gallery feature. We can't click next to see the next pictures but have to close the current and click the next ones.

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

We are a tailor house in Vietnam with inhouse production. The information needs to be streamlined well and data to be recorded & different teams work with each other. We need a centralized channel to communicate with functions like files, chat, tracking, tasks... Ryver helps us well with minimal investment.

Since using Ryver, it's easier for us to send & receive information, most of the data are centralized. And of course we dont have to pay a fortune for what we are using.

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Ryver review by Jeff B.
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"Communication for my team has increased considerbly! "

What do you like best?

- Cross-platform functionality - I am able to use in on my PC via app, my PC via web, my iPad and also my Android phone

- GIPHY integration - This makes conversations fun, using MEMEs and pictures

- Licensing is very fair, affordable

- Audio conferencing

- Group task scheduling

- Always in development with new features on a regular basis!

What do you dislike?

Would like to see a push toward more emphasis on video. It has the ability and it runs well, however it's a little less intuitive to get going.

Task scheduling is minimal, but we did not get the product for this so this was not a big issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are a lot of options out there. We started with Ryver as it was free for the first 5 users added. Once we realized that this was the product for us, we purchased the license and have added our whole IT team, plus other departments. We looked at SLACK as an alternative however for our sake, the cost analysis pointed toward Ryver as our primary goal was communication, over task work.

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

Keeping communication flowing for our IT team was always a challenge. There was always an influx of emails back and forth that got overwhelming and lost. Having Ryver solved this as we could have real-time discussions about things, in a group chat and not have to wait on email responses.

What Internal Communications solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Ryver review by Kimberly B.
Kimberly B.
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"Invaluable Communication Tool for our Company"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and navigation within the application. The ability to organize teams both public and private, direct chats with reminders, notification, and tasks has made all the difference in our daily interactions. We are not able to respond to our team mates and customer inquires quicker with the full knowledge base of our organization at our finger tips.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really... I believe Ryver is a great tool and the company is always responsive to inquires and making updates to keep it relevant.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend that you try it... you'll love it! Using it is the best way to see all of the features available to you and your teams. You can even have more than one Ryver account. Some people use it for professional interaction and have another account to keep in touch with family schedules and communications.

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

We are a software company with many employees that work remotely (in other states). Ryver allows us to reach other team members quickly and easily without phone calls or emails. Ryver allows us to share information, files and tasks as well as reminders. The ability to have public forums and private teams allows our organization to function productively with minimal interruptions using notification preferences. HUGE WIN! Thanks!

Ryver review by Vance H.
Vance H.
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"Excellent Integrated Option for Communication"

What do you like best?

Having communication, project management, and video/audio conferencing built into one tool makes it much easier to onboard new people to the group and get them up to speed. It's especially useful when training people who are not as technologically able as they only need one account and one UI to get used to.

What do you dislike?

It would be great to have an ability to display in office/traveling/working remotely status or something along those lines. Overall though, no real issues have come up for us.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely worth considering, provides great value versus the competition and a massive feature set in one integrated product.

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

Ryver is helping keep us on track in our work by keeping everyone appraised of the condition of the project and tasks within it rather than needing continuous meetings to watch it move from assignment to progress to completion and refinement. Also, having the conferencing features built in helps more people be present for meetings and presentations when needed.

Ryver review by Sterling E.
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"Ryver has been a great collaboration tool for our coaching staff"

What do you like best?

We are a large high school football program with 20 coaches. Ryver has completely replaced email and group text messages as our method of collaboration. Until you have used Ryver you don't realize how much it streamlines conversations and allows for great dialogue. The conversations stay on topic. It is a source of great collaboration and entertainment for our staff.

What do you dislike?

The notifications for Topics are sometimes confusing to our less tech savvy staff members. They receive the notifications but can't always drill down to the conversation that applies to the notification.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Until you have used Ryver you don't realize how much it streamlines conversations and allows for great dialogue. The conversations stay on topic. It is a source of great collaboration and entertainment for our staff.

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

We create a separate Forum for offense, defense and special teams (in addition to many others). WIthin those Forums we create a seperate Topic for each opponent we are playing. That allows us to have game plan and scouting report discussions about each opponent without it getting lost in just a forum's chat conversation. And next year we will be able to reference our conversation about each opponent. It contributed to one of our best seasons in years (we finished with a record of 9-2 and won our conference for the first time since 2013).

Ryver review by Kaylee P.
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"Cheaper and Just as Good as Slack"

What do you like best?

I love the fact that Ryver is so cost effective. I work with a big team at a startup, so Slack wasn't really in our budget. Ryver is just as good and has really helped us increase communication. It's been a great way to not only avoid some "is this broken for you guys too" emails, but has also been great for morale. A well-placed gif can make the day!

What do you dislike?

What I like least about Ryver is that it can be a little harder to navigate for our team. We moved from Google Hangouts (only one on one) to this and a lot of team members have been hesitant to jump on and find it a little disruptive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that whoever is setting it up knows how to do so and has been on-boarded. Also, think critically about what forums and teams to have before launching. If your team is big, make clear in-house rules so it helps productivity instead of being too messy.

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

I knew that Ryver would be awesome for increasing communication and heading off some long email chains, but what I did not expect was the fact that it would actually boost morale a bit. We have had some big issues with our email marketing platforms and CMS that the whole team uses. When it is down, our editorial room isn't as grumpy since we're all in it together. It also helps avoid us not realizing things are broken until much too late.

Ryver review by Roland Bautista G.
Roland Bautista G.
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"Works as described as a Slack alternative"

What do you like best?

We were looking for a cost-effective Slack alternative and we found it. Fairly reliable. Available for PC & MacOS and mobile phones. Easy to copy and paste files and images. Easy to set up and administer. One price for unlimited number of users! Recently tried out the voice call; it was a surprisingly very good experience.

What do you dislike?

The tendency to reply to a message from a different group or person instead of the one that just prompted. Inability to close rogue groups. Keyword search is poor. Can't remove cancelled or inactive user accounts.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As administrator, configure your organization so that only Admins can create groups by default so that they are limited and controlled. If a rogue group is created by users, there is no way to monitor, manage, or remove that group.

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

Reducing email exchanges and an always available, multi-platform, instant communication tool. The ability to switch between different organizations allows us to communicate seamlessly with disparate projects all in one app.

Ryver review by Justin W.
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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.

Ryver review by Jesse K.
Jesse K.
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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.

Ryver review by Donald H.
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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 Jonathan S.
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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 Jerry H.
Jerry H.
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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 Rafael Eduardo C.
Rafael Eduardo C.
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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 David A.
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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 Dr. RJ G.
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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 Tim G.
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"Ryver: Good UI, Simple API, Ease of Use off the charts"

What do you like best?

The Ryver API is simple and intuitive It is by far my most favorite feature. It's a bit dumbed down and therefore seems limited in functionality, but perhaps I just haven't dug deep enough.

What do you dislike?

Poor calendar and document management. Ryver is only slightly better organized than Email. The collaboration ability more than makes up for this. I LOVE that I can delete chat messages, but it seems like that opens the platform up to abuse by upper management.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you do a trial. Put it through its paces.

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

All internal communication for our small company happens in Ryver. It has, 99% replaced internal email. Having a permanent place to store communications is a great feature - email works, but is too disorganized to be as useful as Ryver.

Ryver review by Phillip K.
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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 Administrator
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"Ryver has great power to transform teams and potential to connect large communities"

What do you like best?

I love the threaded conversations. Keeping conversations and related documents in their own place by using topics helps me keep things organized. This means more productive time for my teammates rather than catch-up time trying to find things.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a central team "hub" or board where we could see everything laid out. I also find the lack of advanced notification controls challenging. Moving a small team to a new communication platform is challenging enough, but when we are talking about adding in a whole community, notifications become a major issue. I wish that we could limit push notifications to @mentions while leaving the notifications visible in the app. Also, a language option would make this more usable in the globalized world we live in. Finally, better calendar integrations and management oversight features would be very helpful.

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

As a team, information loss was a major issue. Lost documents and "lost" messages used to cause major conflict and were a cause of significant time loss. Also, as a partly virtual team, having out of meeting discussions proved to be a nightmare before Ryver, now we can do it with ease.

Ryver review by Administrator
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"Using Ryver for software development team"

What do you like best?

We came to Ryver after using a couple of other competitors and testing even more. I have to admit we were first attracted to Ryvers free and then freemium model. We were running a small team of 6 devs at the time on a very limited budget and it was the right fit. Now three years down the road we am still using it. I like the features that have been added along the way like the task/project management, but I have stayed with it because I just like how the chat is designed and the ability to convert things to posts, private forums, user management, webhooks and also fairly good integrations, though I would like to see those expanded. I like the desktop client working across platform, I develop on linux, and it is much lighter weight, i.e. no lags, unlike *cough cough* Slack.

What do you dislike?

Well as a SAAS developer myself I understand pricing models, and while $49 for Starter up to 12 persons is fair for the Premium features, but I think there should be even a smaller plan for teams of 5 or less.

We really would like a way to easily disable the feature that fetches the first image from a website link, especially on a link by link basis. At first we were able to do so by the way we edited the link, I forget what that was now, but then you all "fixed" that and it does not seem like there is a way to prevent it. There are definitely times we need to be able to do so.

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

Obviously communication, and keeping a long lasting record thereof, as well as associated/shared screen shots and other files.

Ryver review by User in Computer Software
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"A very good alternative for Slack"

What do you like best?

The combination of chat, task and posts in a each channel, which makes it easy to have a fast paced chat, at the same time, deliberate on discussions that need lot of thought in posts and solicit comments from rest of the team members.

What do you dislike?

It does not work well on mobile and has lot of latency issues on 4g network too. It takes a lot of time to initially load, which gives a terrible experience on low bandwidth Internet connections. The tasks have no easy way to integrate with external task trackers / issue management software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is definitively a good alternative to slack, although a lot remains to be improved on mobile app. Currently it is only a webview which opens the ryver website and has issues with offline use of the app.

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

It connects all the stakeholders of the product in a easy to use interface, whether developer or sales manager. A lot less email threads! This is the default destination for our discussions related to product features and quick sharing of the UI/UX mockups. The task management saves a lot of time and provides an instantaneous way to convert the conversation into actionable points.

Ryver review by Thomas M. K.
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"Ryver for international, mobile, independent teams"

What do you like best?

Ryver is a powerful tool but simple to use. It supports markdown, attaching files, creating global and private forums, nested topics, planning to do list and tasks, reminders, even videoconferences. I like the most the reliability of Ryver as a desktop and website communicator, allowing to fast reply, and plan/schedule the development process among different people from different organizations focused on the same team structure (3D artists, programmers, 2D artists, etc).

What do you dislike?

The "desktop" version of Ryver is almost undestroyable and gives us (as a team) the wider workshop and possibilities (even if there are occasional problems with disconnections). Website version of Ryver is a little, tiny bit less comfortable to use, when you need to functioning between different organizations. Mobile version of Ryver for Android is the worst among the company. It freezes sometimes, disconnects, sometimes even struggling to start the app directly from the push notifications (app returns error pages with unsuccessful connection and logging, also - similar as web app, the mobile app does not support working with a couple of organizations).

At very end: I would prefer that Ryver would have its limit up to 8 people, rather than 6 people per single organization, but this is only my point of view, as a Team Leader.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a tool with a purpose of frequently communications, no limits (quota/messages), easily configurable, stable (desktop, web) and with additional support for tasks, reminders, simple Kanban => go for it and pick Ryver.

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

We are working with different locations as a spread and international team, so we need a good and efficient platform not only to share written thoughts but also attachments (and Ryver offers that currently there are no upper limits for the quota), links (supported by markdown), pictures, and topics grouped by tags or subjects. With Ryver our team received all required possibilities to communicate and organize our work. We are using Ryver also as our internal documentation holder and Wiki Dev page, because unless than Slack, there are no limits for stored conversations - which allows us to keep all things together, without engaging external services for archiving PDF, a lot of base concepts and statements, initial agreements from the last 2-3 years, and code of conducts -> which does not disappear after unpredictable amount of time and should be accessible everyday.

Ryver review by Nick S.
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"As a previous user of Slack, Ryver is a much more useful communication tool!"

What do you like best?

Ryver combines all the communication tools you need on one platform. Internal SMS, file sharing, task management, audio calls, video calls, screen sharing...which leaves Slack in the dust!

What do you dislike?

Give me a simplified video and screen sharing process and add a task calendar, and you guys will take over the world!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dump Slack right away and move to Ryver. It will make your work life much easier, simpler...and put some cash back in your jeans

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

My business is decentralized with team members all over the world. Ryver makes it easy to stay connected, work together and grow our business while keeping costs down, costs savings that we pass on to our clients.

Ryver review by Alessandro F.
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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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"Ryver is great because of it's native Tasks and Topics, but not much reaction to customer feedback"

What do you like best?

You can elevate any chat messages to Tasks or Topics. One big flaw of all other Instant Messaging systems like Whatsapp, Slack and others is that whenever more than one issue is discussed, the older issue gets "buried" by the new chat messages. If you need to discuss the issue again, you have to do a search or scroll up. With Ryver, as soon as something becomes "important" or it seems useful to discuss again, you can create a Topic with all the chat messages about the issue. Also, instead of just telling people to do something using the chat, you can create a task and assign it to one or more people. Plus each task is a topic in itself...can be discussed as much as necessary.

What do you dislike?

When we started with Ryver, it seemed that they cared about what us users wanted. They even have a user feedback system: https://feedback.ryver.com/ However, months pass and doesn't seem they work on anything requested by users. Instead, their management or IT team decides what's the next issue to work on. Not good!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ask them to work on the users' feedback requests: https://feedback.ryver.com/

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

We have employees in different countries. We have always used instant messaging to communicate. We used to work with slack, but never got users to really use any task systems that we integrated with it. When we started with Ryver, tasks were used from the start, until this day. Very useful!

Ryver review by Kelsey L.
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"Used a communication log"

What do you like best?

We like that you can reply to previous comments to keep the stream of information together.

What do you dislike?

The search feature seems to pick and choose what it wants to show and also lists its findings in a strange order.

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

We are able to communicate between multiple locations in the present time. We are all on the phone constantly so Ryver allows us to assist each other while conducting our phone calls. It also allows our clients to feel they can reach out to any employee and any information everyone needs to be aware of will be shared with the whole team.

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 Ethan K.
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"Love Ryver"

What do you like best?

Ryver is easy to use, well organized, and reliable.

What do you dislike?

Very minor, but I kind of wish it were easier to see who reacted to your post with an emoji. You can mouse over it on the computer, but it’s a bit more challenging on mobile. I also wish there were read receipts So I can tell which employees have read my message.

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

Our company has many different divisions including retail, wholesale, and manufacturing. We are in several different locations throughout the state, and Ryver helps us communicate as if we were all under the same roof.

Ryver review by Robert C. M.
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"Great collaboration tool"

What do you like best?

Ryver is easy to use and easy to setup. I like how you can create different teams so only those people on a specific project can communicate. Also, we use the topics tab to keep important information so it doesn't get lost in the feed.

What do you dislike?

Create a forum like all hands so that as you add new people to Ryver it automatically adds the people to the forum.

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

We are able to share links and information more easily. People don't have to waste time searching their inbox to look for information when it is in Ryver.

Ryver review by Kevin M.
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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
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"Chat for Small Business"

What do you like best?

Intuitive chat for internal business purposes. Mobile app works well on IOS. Free for 5 users.

What do you dislike?

There was some initial glitchiness and one of my colleagues experienced frequent crashes and connectivity issues. They seem to have been ironed out with the newest update. Pasting images images via chat is sometimes awkward to use. I find you have to click twice to get the message to send - so there have been instances where I have though an image was sent, but it is still sitting in teh Queue. Files sent via chat are downloaded versus direct opening - makes using email for quick review of documents that you do not need to edit the preferred method.

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

Cuts down on internal email - keeps me in touch with my employees throughout the day.

Ryver review by 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 Peter V.
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"Simple but strong team tool"

What do you like best?

We love Ryvers chat based communication, in which chat messages can be raised to topics, that again can be raised to tasks. It’s way of being organised in teams and forums makes it very suitable for an organisation as ours.

What do you dislike?

It lacks a bit in organising and presenting files. Files follows the teams very well. But it’s a bit heavy to get an overview over them.

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

We at a quite decentralised organisation, with employees working on different hours an in many different places. Ryver keeps us well together at all times.

Ryver review by Josh A.
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"Game Changing"

What do you like best?

Facilitated communication, organized discussions, price point that allows unlimited clients and vendors to collaborate with our company.

What do you dislike?

Audio and video feature is buggy. Scrolling through discussions could be more smooth. Web app is buggy on Android.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The software and price point make it easier to implement for small businesses with limited cash flow.

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

Ryver keeps our distributed team on the same page even though we are not in the same location. We remain organized and every discussion is auditable. It is the central hub of our internal and some external communication.

Ryver review by Andrew C.
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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 Anuradha W.
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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 Eduardo M.
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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 Tiago d.
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"Very powerful tool"

What do you like best?

Unlimited collaboration with external users. Very smooth to use, no training required. Its subscription model helps you achieve more with less, not charging for every little feature.

What do you dislike?

Mobile app is a little heavy and buggy, but allows use of most functions. Desktop client is very heavy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Stop using email and get your customers to use it.

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

It dramatically reduced Email, allows everyone to catch up quickly to what's going on.

It also allows super-fast communcation between us, our customers, external consultants and vendors. Everyone is just one chat away.

Ryver review by Administrator in Internet
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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 Mario  V.
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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 Fernando G.
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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 Ricardo M.
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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 JESSICA W.
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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
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"Easy team communication"

What do you like best?

I love the topics to keep communication organized, but you can also chat one on one if you need to.

What do you dislike?

The UI could be a little nicer. I'd love to have more shortcuts. And the mobile app is pretty slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is the best solution of its kind that I've seen. It's definitely got room for improvement, but it's a simple solution that lets you organize communication into topics while still being able to have one on one chats if need be.

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

Team communication is the best benefit. Rather than managing a bunch of email threads, we can use topics or we can chat one on one for quick things.

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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"A Great Option for Internal Team Communication"

What do you like best?

I like how simple Ryver is to use, and how frequently they update the app. I haven't run into any stability issues, and they seem to be on top of keeping up with the trends and needs of users for team communication.

What do you dislike?

I think the only thing I've experienced some hiccups with is the mobile app. Even those are very minimal complaints, it's not unusable, it just has some hiccups compared to the desktop app. Very small complaint for me!

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

Ryver provides a secure channel for my team to chat quickly and discuss things that don't need to be an email, much more conversational and keeps everyone engaged.

Ryver review by Simon F.
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"It brings our team together and ensures everyone knows what is going on!"

What do you like best?

You can have multiple teams in one easy to manage space. Direct messaging works well. It helps to distill lots of information and keeps everyone up to date. Nobody gets missed out.

What do you dislike?

Notification emails can get really annoying and turn people off using the system. It can be notification overload.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out with a smaller group first so you learn what to do before expanding.

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

We are making sure our cohort of businesses on our accelerator programme are aware of what is going on can engage with the team and each other. It has made sure our founders are engaged and the team have visibility of all the companies on the programme.

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.

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