Brightpod Software


Brightpod from Synage, is a cloud-based project management solution suited for businesses of all sizes. It is primarily used by marketing agencies or the marketing teams of businesses in a variety of industries.

In Brightpod, projects are called “pods,” and users add workflows—made up of task lists, goals and milestones to them. Tasks can also be assigned a priority level. Visual indicators include progress bars, green thumbnail outlines to indicate the project lead and project color-coding options.

Pre-built marketing workflows include an SEO checklist, an email marketing workflow, a workflow for setting up a website in WordPress and more. Users can also create and reuse customized workflows.

Additional features include adding new users with roles and permissions, including clients and assigning people to a project or task by dragging their thumbnail image to it. Users can choose different views, including the “flow” view, where tasks can be dragged and moved as they are completed.

Brightpod offers a monthly subscription with three pricing plans. Upgrades include extra storage, additional users, projects and time tracking and reporting features.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , HP-UX , AIX , Solaris , Unix , IBM OS/400 , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    A Good Effort By Brightpod

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    Pros

    Brightpod has the ability to set different "pods". Allowing you to assign different members to each pod. Making for great organisation and team members aren't overwhelmed when they see many different boards.

    Cons

    The main problem I had with Brightpod was its UI. Some elements of the site just weren't design to be used efficiently and tasks which took me 2 minutes with other tools would take double that at least with Brightpod. I raised some of these concerns through their live chat and I believe they plan to implement some of them soon.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • sheron from whirlwind

    July 2018

    Thi easy-to-use project management tool helps improve accountability, transparency and performance.

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    Pros

    Allows me to create and edit my own workflow and its simple drag-and-drop feature allows me to prioritize my tasks based on urgency and deadlines. The best part is that it integrates with Google Drive and Dropbox making it quick and easy to transfer documents online.

    Cons

    Becomes overwhelming and confusing as there are so many features and things happening in just one place.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Andrés from ELI SOLUTIONS INC.

    May 2018

    A Project Management software to focus on completion and billing

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    BritghtPod is a condensed and simple Project Management software that allowed us to handle milestones and billing hours with ease.

    Pros

    BrightPod is quite simple and offers every necessary feature that you would need to keep track of your projects and milestones. What I like the most is that if you set your billing variables, you can project revenue or even track a possible project deviation (with the formula, not because it provides the feature).

    Cons

    The only thing I did not appreciate was the UX and the UI regarding material design or just a more attractive look, BrightPod fails a bit short. I know that it doesn't do anything to its capabilities, but you are still paying for software. Hence, visuals are a paid plus.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    A great product for such an amazing price!

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    I use this for all lower level Project management

    Pros

    BrightPod has almost everything that you need from a project management tool. And for the price, it is not bad at all!

    Cons

    The only thing that Asana has at that BrightPid does not is a time tracking tool. They make you pay more to get this feature.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • David from Barry-Wehmiller

    April 2018

    Brightpod is a decent project management solution without app support

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    Pros

    I like that I can easily add projects and manage tasks across my team. As a leader, I can get a good idea what my team is working on and delegate tasks accordingly.

    Cons

    The main thing I don't like the fact that this software has no accompanying app. It would be very useful, especially at night when I'm away from my computer, to be able to manage projects and tasks.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    March 2018

    Trello with more features

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    Easy to have a team all on the same page with projects. Looks really nice as well!

    Pros

    The visual layout of this project management software is really aesthically pleasing. It makes it easy to group your tasks and super simple to see what stage each process is in. I really like the way you can easily duplicate common workflows!

    Cons

    There aren't quite as many levels of sub-tasks as some people on our team are used to, so learning to layer the tasks in a different way has been a bit of a challenge moving from another project management tool.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Joe from A Big Idea Group

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    November 2017

    Brightpod has made project management for my social media team simple and efficient.

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    It makes collaboration and communication a breeze.

    Pros

    What's not to like? All of the pods are highly customizable. There are several different ways to utilize Brightpod to accomplish the same goal. Collaboration is a breeze, especially on projects that require more than 2 or 3 team memebers.

    Cons

    There isn't a mobile application at this point and that is something, I think, that would make it a lot more useful in the future.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michael from Online Marketing Coach

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2017

    It's a great way to organize projects.

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    Pros

    Our team uses it all of the time to organize and track projects. It's very intuitive - one of the best.

    Cons

    Some unsolicited announcements come in from time to time. If I had questions, I'd ask. But those pop ups aren't too annoying.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and was entered into a raffle as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Monica from Arena Sports

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2017

    We are using the software to organized a new start up

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    Pros

    We like how we can share our status with clients clearly. I also like that we are able to assign tasks to team members, and store data.

    Cons

    I wish the calendar options were more robust. I also wish that the tasks organized accounting to client calendars.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sarah from Rose Design

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2017

    Lovely program, very easy to use and aesthetically pleasing

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    Made project management much more organized and compact.

    Pros

    I love the structure of this program - it is extremely easy to navigate and the "pod" setup is nice for keeping things organized and compact.

    Cons

    The program is NOT mobile friendly. It is near unusable on mobile though I am told they are coming out with a mobile friendly app soon.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Cara from Crossroads

    June 2017

    Love Brightpod, great for staying organized as a team.

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    Pros

    Brightpod is great for staying organized as a team. For writing projects it has been great and no one ends up writing the same piece of content because they are all so easily assigned.

    Cons

    Everything is great, the only thing is I wish you could choose your own color for the initials you use to assign projects.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Krista from Health eCareers

    February 2017

    Fun Project Management Software!

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    Brightpod is pretty different than most other project management tools I have used. It's very visual and organizes your projects onto boards rather than lists (although you do still have the list option). It's easy to collaborate with other team members and you can even add tasks via email and not even have to login to the platform! The customer service team has also been great at answering any questions we may have and offering training.

    Pros

    Nice interface.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Brooke from Health eCareers

    December 2016

    Better than teamwork or trello

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    Brightpod is like trello but with more functionality, like a calendar. It is way more user-friendly than teamwork and that is why we are switching.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Venkat from CreativeIQ

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    October 2016

    Love this product need more productive features

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    overall experience is good. UI is simple, clean and neat. most of the updates i receive seems to be not relevant for my business. from a manager perspective i seek for more productive features.

    Pros

    compare to other similar product i like the UI, which is clean and neat

    Cons

    'Me' page lack features

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Werner from Technicolor

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    October 2016

    In Technicolor, Brightpod is a verb now

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    We use Brightpod for project management in the marketing creative team. We are a worldwide company and my team supports marketing people on all continents. Brightpod changed our lives: it is so easy to use for everyone, so very straightforward, there has been zero reluctance to use it - not always a given when you introduce new tools. You have a full overview of everything that is going on and good tracking functionalities, great when you're dealing with different time zones and different clients. The clients are constantly aware of the status and can be notified whenever there is the need. The interaction with Outlook works great, by the way, so there is not always the need to log into the tool. The Brightpod team are very responsive and very helpful as well. We've been using it for over a year now and it's still the best dollars ever spent.

    Pros

    ease of use
    functionalities
    support

    Cons

    don't really have anything negative to say

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sarah from Brand Formula

    October 2016

    Brightpod Review

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    The tabs seem logical but we don't yet use them all. It's a bit annoying that you need to scroll down to get to the most recent comment/PDF. I don't think you can add a budget either time or money so you can't assess time against budgeted time which would be really useful. I've had a couple of glitches where comments haven't been uploaded and sent which have subsequently been resolved but in a busy environment you have to assume the message has gone. Overall good and quite intuitive. Probably we need to explore functionality more and use more comprehensively.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kim from Esri Australia

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    October 2016

    Kim's feedback

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    We've been using Brightpod for a few months now and, although we need to make the most of all its feature, I can see it being an extremely useful tool for the team.

    Pros

    Easy to use, simple dashboard, looks personal and not too corporate.

    Cons

    The scrolling on the pods can be a little annoying if it's a particularly full pod.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jade from Kirana

    October 2016

    Great project management tool

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    It helps a lot with ensuring all deadlines are met. Works well with Wufoo forms. Easier to manage all tasks.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Erin from WhosOnLocation

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    October 2016

    Great product

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    Our team were looking for a tool to manage our marketing projects and were recommended Brightpod. We haven't looked back, our projects and tasks are much tidier as everything is in one place. This app is good value for money and easy to use. Sahil is lovely and we have had awesome customer support. Very much looking forward to seeing how Brightpod grows and develops.

    Pros

    Task view, ease of collaboration

    Cons

    No mobile app

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Karl from WhosOnLocation

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    October 2016

    Flexible and Full-Featured

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    Very happy with Brightpod. It's easy to manage and keep track of my own tasks and helps to collaborate with the rest of the team. Their support is fantastic and when we suggested a new feature they implemented it very quickly.

    Pros

    Ease of use, flexibility, price

    Cons

    I wish when creating a new task there was a way to go straight to writing a full description.

    Review Source: Capterra
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