Podio

The flexible way to manage projects with clients

4.3 /5 (268 reviews) Write a Review!

Podio Overview

What is Podio?

A new level of project visibility

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

Incredible flexibility

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

Real time and your time

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

Podio grows with you

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

Podio Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$9.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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


Podio Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 4 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French and 7 others, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Media

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Podio Reviews for UK Users

Podio Reviews for UK Users

Overall rating
4.3
/
5
Excellent
135

Very good
96

Average
23

Poor
8

Terrible
6

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4.1
86% recommended this app
Manuel D.

The best CRM and working software


Justin H.

Serves it's purpose

The big boss also loves this program, because it can generate many different reports for him, from bid activity, pending logs, securement logs, win percentages with different customers or geographic areas. allows him to see many different metrics with just a few clicks.


Jefferson D.

Use for Small Companies Only

Far more cons then pros. If you are a growing company I would recommend stay away from this software. If your a small startup I can see the attractiveness because its low cost, simple minded. We are hopefully going to switch off it soon.


Verified Reviewer

Very flexible software, but increasingly unreliable

Overall, pretty good for a budget CRM. But it feels like a platform with its better days behind it.


Shannon G.

Bring together your team for project management, at Podio

It is highly suggested to medium and large size business setup. It will benefit both business to business and business to customer type market. I have found it very unique in terms of project management.


Manuel D.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The best CRM and working software

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 03/05/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It is amazing how it can integrate with so many things, send emails, sms, signatures. The files can be organized with just a click. It is also suitable for any type of business sin it can be customize. At a good price

Cons

Extremely difficult to set up. Requires additional help to do it

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Justin H.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Serves it's purpose

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 04/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

The big boss also loves this program, because it can generate many different reports for him, from bid activity, pending logs, securement logs, win percentages with different customers or geographic areas. allows him to see many different metrics with just a few clicks.

Pros

The website is incredibly customizable, which allows you make this program perform many tasks that vary greatly. Our main purpose was to use this as a bid center for our company, allowing all of our branches to see who was bidding which jobs. After setting that up, we were able to have podio send out reminders after certain amounts of time to follow up on the bid results. If we were awarded the job, it will then send out notices to our purchasing department, project managers, and super intendents with the relevant information (start end dates, contract prices, labor hours estimated, location, contact info, etc). It is very helpful to make sure our branches do not double up estimating the same projects.

Cons

Being very customizable also means it can be quite tedious to set up initially. There are, however, many premade modules you can either use as is, or customize to fit you needs.

Response from Podio

Hi Justin, thanks for the review! Much appreciated. Cheers, Sara from Podio

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Jefferson D.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Use for Small Companies Only

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 12/11/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Far more cons then pros. If you are a growing company I would recommend stay away from this software. If your a small startup I can see the attractiveness because its low cost, simple minded. We are hopefully going to switch off it soon.

Pros

Podio is one of those software that excels in a few key concepts but entirely falls flat everywhere else. There ability to tag, chat and communicate through each app is a unique feature that I think most programs do fail to get right. There workflows and ability to write any calculated field workflow in php or javascript is pretty decent and a unique concept when needing that custom options. Does take a bit to learn it though. I think most people dump money into 3rd party support developers do to this. which is what we were doing before I arrived.

Cons

This is a software I think any growing company is going to find out real quick that they will outgrow real fast. Podio is slow. Apps do not work between workspaces. You can build relationship but not share apps between workspaces. Permissions and overall platform structure is very confusing. Podio was built of the idea that any Joe off the street can build a workspace/app and share it around, versus having a platform that is company down managed. The design of podio is single column form layout, this is a decent concept if your tracking like 5 fields. But the minute you need more then that you are going to find yourself just doing endless scrolling, and can't find anything. Views are a mess to build. Graphs do not exist at all.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Very flexible software, but increasingly unreliable

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 27/10/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, pretty good for a budget CRM. But it feels like a platform with its better days behind it.

Pros

Podio is designed for project managers, but we used it as our CRM - which shows how flexible it is.

It worked well, the UI is nice, the workflows save you a lot of time and you can link up items well for automation (e.g. if you close a deal, mark the associated company item as 'customer').

The reporting worked quite well too. You can pull data into reports and create nice dashboards. And you can export to Excel.

Cons

Citrix aren't investing in Podio - it looks the same as when we started using it years ago. It's also increasingly unreliable - there have been numerous all-day outages in 2018. This is frustrating when you depend on Podio to run your business.

We have since moved onto a different CRM software because of these issues.

Response from Podio

Thanks for sharing your review of Podio! We are dedicated to improve the reliability and performance of Podio in the future. Please read more details here: https://blog.podio.com/2018/01/10/2017-year-in-review/

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Shannon G.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

Bring together your team for project management, at Podio

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 20/08/2020
Review Source: Capterra

It is highly suggested to medium and large size business setup. It will benefit both business to business and business to customer type market. I have found it very unique in terms of project management.

Pros

Citrix Podio is a complete solution for carrying out the execution of the projects. It assists us from the beginning of the project planning till its end closing. We have boosted up our sales funnels and our pipeline never gets empty. This is because we are capable of delivering the quality content to our clients with the help of this tool, that allow us to add images in the project and provide us true guideline in managing our content.

Cons

I have felt a gap in its email feature which is not as effective as other market tools. Also for me its price is not so effective no doubt it balance its amazing features but still for those business who really need a back end for support might finds it costly.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8.1/10
Based on 268 user ratings
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Podio Pricing

Podio Pricing

Starting from
US$9.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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

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

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 268 user ratings
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Podio Features

Podio Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Prioritising
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
4.2/5
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Additional information for Podio

Additional information for Podio

Key features of Podio

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

Benefits

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

Podio FAQs

Podio FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Podio.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Podio offer?

Podio offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$9.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

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

Q. What are the main features of Podio?

Podio offers the following features:

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

Q. Who are the typical users of Podio?

Podio has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Podio support?

Podio supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Podio offer?

Podio has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Podio support mobile devices?

Podio supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Podio integrate with?

Podio integrates with the following applications:

Bitium, Campaign Monitor, Constant Contact, Cronforce, GlobiFlow, GlobiMail for Podio, PieSync, Resource Guru, Zapier, Zendesk

Q. What level of support does Podio offer?

Podio offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials