Citrix Podio is a project management and social collaboration tool. It allows businesses to create custom applications to best meet unique business requirements and preferred workflow—without the need for technical skills or development resources.

The Podio App Market grants users access to hundreds of free apps, pre-built by Podio users to satisfy a range of industry-specific requirements and project management functions, such as task management, project portfolio management and issue management. There are also apps for functions such as customer relationship management (CRM) and applicant tracking.

Across all apps, Podio offers a range of social collaboration features, including Facebook-esque “likes” and file-sharing anywhere within the system, as well as internal instant messaging and video chat.

Podio’s app-building capabilities make it a good fit for smaller organizations that require a high degree of customization—particularly those looking to manage multiple business processes within a single system.

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Web browser (OS agnostic)



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David from Real Estate

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

Did not like it due to the complexity of the platform

I did not like the product due to the complexity.

Pros

Lots of integrations, lots of training and teaching online, videos, etc. Once it is set up apparently it can do all sorts of things.

Cons

But it was way too dam confusing and complex and it will require either massive amounts of learning on your end and countless house of implementation or else you will need to hire a team of web developers who can do it for you.

Review Source: Capterra

Matt "Griff" from Vertiv Co

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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Functionality

November 2018

Podio needs development

We tried to do project management inside of the software, it was really only strongly used by a few people. The remainder were not given enough training to really utilize it fully. We were acquired by another company before we could really implement Podio on a broad scale, so it was abandoned about 6 months after initial adoption.

Pros

There was a few features like being able to create new projects and sub tasks within the project. It also had a strong history function so you could see changes within the system by each user.

Cons

There is a lot of setup needed by Podio for general use. The ease of use is not very high and there has to be at least 1 person trained as an admin to do general changes, the rest of them have to be done by Podio. We also tried to integrate it with other platforms but were unable to, which was frustrating.

Review Source: Capterra

naveen kumar from iopex technologies

Industry:  IT Services

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2018

good collaboration software that puts content, context, and chats in one place

Pros

# very good to closely track & organize conversations in one place
# good workflows with the option for chat based conversations

Cons

# can improve a little bit on the reporting & visualization
# could made their design little more intuitive to make the learning curve easy

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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

The Best Value for Money for Collaboration Platform

I am an accountant by profession and I use Podio to help Clients create projects that usually a manual process and convert them into a cloud process. This is very valuable.

Pros

The flexibility of the platform that you can create basically almost any project collaboration.

Cons

It takes a while for you to understand how to actually use the software and there are still lots of limitation of the software.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

Podio is awesome for growing businesses

Pros

Easily customisable to your needs and is especially great for smaller businesses looking to scale up. Haven't come across a close comparable to Podio.

Cons

The free version is a bit limiting but definitely encourages a user to pay for the full version. Markups for pdf's are unavailable and that's quite unfortunate

Review Source: GetApp
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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

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.

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Podio, Citrix Systems

October 2018

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/

Jillian from Aloniu

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Great for our Recruiting team

Pros

We use the software to sort our hiring candidates also keep the status of our appointments.

Cons

No complaints so far! Productivity is still going strong.

Review Source: Capterra

Taylor from Fast Home Buyer AZ

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Good process flow tool

We are getting deals and making money, and we are relying on Podio as our current database. I do believe there is a better system developed for real estate investors that would work better for us and support our follow up process more efficiently and effectively, but for a generic database or project management sytem, Podio is very functional.

Pros

I like the customizability and usefulness of this platform. The app-based system allows anyone to use in different ways depending on the different process flows. I like the task functionality and integration with other apps. We use another party to add backend automation which has been helpful for tagging and tracking leads.

Cons

The system goes down fairly often and prevents leads from flowing successfully into our database. I'm not sure if this is due to glitches in our automations or a site-wide problem. The apps may pull data from other apps, but the information is separate. As a real estate investor, I see this as a con because if a lead information is transferred from one status to another (into another app), the information is created again rather than updated in a separate location. If a change is made in one app, it isn't reflected in the other. There may be workflows that could help with this for the field data, but not for notes left of the activity.

Review Source: Capterra

Zulkamal from Research

Industry:  Research & Development

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

The best choice for your Project Management

Pros

If you are in a dire need to customize apps in your project management system then Podio is the best answer to it. The app will help you to keep your project organized as well as doing customization based on your need. It is a mobile friendly application with analytic report feature.

Cons

Please take your time to understand how it works. Once you did it, you can do anything with podio. In addition, it would be better if we could print report in pdf instead of exporting XL files.

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Matteo from Studio SBS

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

The entry level CMS

Optimal if your company is on a budget but wants to have an easy to use and rich software with many many features. Good starting point for any business, we used it for years without problem before switching to InfusionSoft

Pros

Podio is one of the best CMS around. it is basically cost free and allows entire team to manage complex dataset of costumers infos. Podio is highly customizable if you know how to write basic JS and that is perfect for nerds.

Cons

It is hard to manage large dataset. Batch edit is not that simple. If you need a more advanced solution it is not the best option

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Podio app space for beginners

I use Podio as the main frame for our internal communications software. We are branching out to 'share' items to both suppliers and clients that we mark apps and workspaces specifically without proprietary information. This way we can all communicate in a network without causing too much of an overlap in other softwares.

Pros

Javascript based easy calculations fields.
Relationship fields allow easy access to 'like' items that don't follow the same workflow.
Globiflow integrations opens up 'get' 'post' and'if this then that' features that cut down on tedious work.
Podio Super menu chrome extension is extremely helpful for entities with a lot of workspaces/apps.

Cons

Without extension you cannot mark several items in table format. You have to go into each individual item separately (or export to excel update and them import) which is a massive pain.

Review Source: Capterra

Jose Asdrubal from Upwork

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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September 2018

All in one system

Pros

It allows you to create tasks, projects, and create new apps, its amazing.

Cons

Client pipeline might be enhanced. It is not that useful for such purposes.

Review Source: Capterra

Michelle from Lighthouse Bookkeeping, LLC

Number of employees:  1 employee

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September 2018

Podio for Bookkeeping

Overall it has been enjoyable. Just like anything once you learn it, it gets easier.

Pros

This software is easy to use to share information with team members. It is secure and easy to learn.

Cons

There was a slight learning curve especially with the login. My team leader was also using ShareFile and you have to go through that to get into Podio.

Review Source: Capterra

Brandon from Accord Solutions Group, LLC

Number of employees:  1 employee

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September 2018

Best Ive Tried So Far!

Podio is my go to app for daily activities. Its feature rich and totally customizable. Some of the extensions are a bit pricey, for sure. But you also get what you pay for and it is definitely a solid platform. Ive used PODIO since before it was Citrix. Im a small company and I do entertain other FSM software from time to time... but I always continue to use PODIO if for nothing more than a backup. Its saved my ass a few times!

Pros

Flexibility, Functionality and Integration

Cons

Nothing so far. It has been my staple app for day to day work for several years!

Review Source: Capterra

cole from Home Goods Store

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2018

scam

Pros

nothing. i signed up for the free version, they waited til i wouldn't notice and then charged me for 2 months of the paid version.

Cons

the "free" version is a scam. avoid and find something else that's not run by scumbags.

Review Source: Capterra

Dana from PS International

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Project Management Tool

Pros

Podio is great. It was a learning experience for me. The more I used it the friendlier it became. I like that it is customizable, it has moblie access, and I use it to communicate with my real etate team. I think the pricing is not too extreme and it is fair according to usage. I think it is fast and reliable. I am glad that when something needs to be corrected it is an easy fix.

Cons

It does not have a time tracking tool and there are no PDF or image markup tools. I feel it can be improved in these areas to make it more of a value for the money spent.

Review Source: GetApp

Justin from Relief Home Solutions

Number of employees:  1 employee

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Value for money

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September 2018

most functional and potential

outstanding. ive implemented other apps to customize my expereince

Pros

capable of adding third-party apps to customize to fit my business needs

Cons

less intuitive in the beginning for set-up

Review Source: Capterra

Andrea from Diversified Workforce

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Complete Business Operations Software

Overall, I am pretty please with my experience and love how easy it is to manage my business.

Pros

I love the many options this software offers to run my business. It covers all aspects including sales, marketing, business start up, budgeting, CRM, accounting, human resources, employees and much much more.

Cons

I would like to see more options for linking different software for accounting, sales, and client relationship management.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Highly flexible CRM

Pros

Podio is ideal for small to medium sized businesses. It's highly flexible, letting you adjust the CRM to suit your business and language. It's really easy to use, so internal adoption is easy and you can use it for managing so much more than just CRM. It's easy to create new apps and templates and you can modify these on the fly.

Cons

Any advanced features require extensions and/or the premium version to have access to GlobiFlow (which is awesome, but the costs add up for small businesses).
Support can be a little slow at times.

Review Source: Capterra

Praveen from Accenture

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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August 2018

This software has helped our teams to easily interact and work together.

Pros

The cloud-based application lets the organizations to communicate within the company or with another company for their requirements. It has helped us to collaboratively work using a single platform by sharing data such as business processes and project management reports, and through real time communication. Delegating and tracking the tasks has never been so easy! Using this software has improved our productivity and time management. We could build and maintain good relationships with the customer. The best thing about this software is that, it had given us the ability to control who can access the workspace environment, thus adding to the security feature. Since the files can be shared in one common place, multiple email threads and redundancy could be avoided.

Cons

This utility does not provide phone support, which is a huge drawback. The users are expected to always work from their desktop computer environment. The developers of this application are not always ready to change the application features of the tool. The option of printing out the shared pdf, directly, is not present in the current version of the application. The user interface of this application also needs to be updated, as some find it cumbersome to use. If you are checking out for some automation in workflows, you would be disappointed as there are none!

Review Source: GetApp

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