Podio software


176 reviews(4.5/5)
176 reviews(4.5/5)

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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • cole from Home Goods Store

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    scam

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dana from PS International

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Project Management Tool

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Justin from Relief Home Solutions

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2018

    most functional and potential

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    N/A
    Value for Money

    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

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

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Complete Business Operations Software

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    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.

    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: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Highly flexible CRM

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    N/A
    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Praveen from Accenture

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    August 2018

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

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    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!

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

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    August 2018

    A project management tool with utility.

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    Pros

    There is a wide range of templates present, in addition to a vibrant collection of customization. It regularly keeps an overview of the clients and the projects. It creates a suitable area of work with possibilities of collaborations. One could easily designate tasks to others, largely reducing the workload. The software is particularly applicable to the small business group. The free trial period could be enough for a thorough study of the software.

    Cons

    It can be time-consuming as there are a lot of features available. For every advanced feature added, the expense also increases. Also, there is no detailed description of the customization available.

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

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Easy to use, could offer better customization

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    Pros

    That even with the free version you are able to customize the software to your business needs. For a small business with a team of 10 or less this is an amazing tool.

    Cons

    When integrating additional app that provide services like gantt charts it can be cumbersome

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

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

    July 2018

    Collaboration in an easy and flexible way

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    A significant drop in internal mail-communication. Liquidation of all kinds of extra software tools. All is now in one powerfull search available in a few clicks.

    Pros

    You can let your end-users build their own workflows, apps, ... The core is an online database you create all tables yourself and it bings together the structured and unstructured info in one view.

    Cons

    Some functionality is kept to a minimum and so some simple options are missing but the core model is strong and that is the most important. Some personalisations on the presentation would be useful.

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

    Response: Podio, Citrix Systems

    July 2018

    Thank you for the kind review and useful feedback! /Team Podio - Citrix

  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Podio has been invaluable to our business. A lot of work to set up, but functions well.

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    Pros

    I love how customizable Podio is. It is very flexible and it allows us to build it to fit our needs.

    Cons

    As customizable as Podio is, the webforms need more functionality. It would be great if they could have conditional logic and more form types. Also, apps are not easy to build. The ability to duplicate fields when building would go a long way.

    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

    July 2018

    Highly customizable project management tool

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    N/A
    Pros

    The great strength with Podio is that you can customize it very much to fit your needs. For example, we have to-do lists for various developers, and when they move a deliverable to another phase it appears on another user's to-list etc. Lists can also pull information from across workspaces and projects.

    Another thing is that their app is quite comprehensive and have most of the features Podio's web-app also has.

    Cons

    Look and feel/UX/UI is dated, when compared to other web apps produced by companies of the size of Citrix.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Kyna from Holder Construction

    July 2018

    I use this in my business everyday!

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    Pros

    What I like most about the software is it is very easy to use and you can incorporate your entire business through the software.

    Cons

    What I like least about the software is that if you are not a coding genius it is hard for you to integrate other programs into your system.

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

    Response: Podio, Citrix Systems

    July 2018

    Thank you for your kind words and feedback! /Podio Team - Citrix

  • Adith from Bajaj Finserv

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    July 2018

    An exclusive application which helps us to make deadlines, responsibilities and goals very well organised.

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    Pros

    Incredible flexibility is one of the unique features of this app. You can design the way how your contents, reports and overviews looks like. It is not bound by rigid software. Podio puts all your projects at a single place, so that any person working in the team can access the projects from anywhere and can stay up to date. It will help you and your team to stay updated with the statuses of your current projects as well as upcoming projects. With it on your side, you never have to waste your time checking everything is right on track.

    Cons

    There is no lackluster permission structure. It doesn’t have an overall group admin for the total organisation. Our feed gets spammed with activity from every workspace, making it useless for a certain extent.

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

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

    July 2018

    Best way to keep me organized. Love the integrations.

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    Used it at a previous job to track projects and costs. Worked super well.

    Pros

    I love the integrations
    I love that I can set up my own workspaces and integrations so everything is customized to my needs and use.

    Cons

    Not really anything that I don't like about this product. Perfect for my needs.
    If I had to say one thing, it's the search functionality.

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

    Response: Podio, Citrix Systems

    July 2018

    Thank you for your kind words and feedback! /Podio team - Citrix

  • Ardi from Samsara

    Specialty: Non-Profit

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Best Project Management Software

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    Pros

    Easy to use and Fully Customized, So many features to makes you working effective. Best Place to collaboration in management the project

    Cons

    The server sometimes maintenance (rarely) also the security for free version is too risk. Recommended to buy Plus Version

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    Intuitive; many integrations; rare software updates; occasionally slow customer support

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    Pros

    Great at organizing and updating data. Drag and drop feature is intuitive! Integrates well with other apps and programs.

    Cons

    Customer support is slow to respond on occasion, though the community forum makes up for it. UI design is relatively good, but hasn't been updated in 2+ years (e.g. most icons are low-resolution, non-Retina).

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ashley from ARK Media, Inc

    June 2018

    Terrible software and the most frustrating, ridiculous customer support experience I've ever had

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    Pros

    It was suggested to me by a friend, but I hated just about everything about it - it was frustratingly complicated and overly difficult to use.

    Cons

    After purchasing a subscription, I found the software to be overly complicated, so I cancelled my account. However I continued to be billed for the next 2 months. I began contacting them about those charges, asking for a refund. While communicating with their "support", they stated they do not provide refunds, and refused to do anything. So I filed a dispute with my credit card company for the 2 charges. The CC company found in my favor and refunded both charges back to me. As soon as that happened, it must have marked the invoices as "unpaid" in Podio's system, and they began sending them to me again on a daily basis asking for payment. I resumed communication with them, asking for them to close out my account, close out the pending invoice and stop sending me emails. They responded to every ticket stating that they don't process refunds. I wasn't asking for a refund, I had already been refunded by my CC company. I was asking them to stop emailing me about the invoice that had already been decided in my favor. Finally I get an email stating my account was closed and I wouldn't get anymore emails. 5 days later, the emailed invoices resumed - this time being sent to not one, but TWO of my email addresses. The lengths they will go to, to harass a customer over a bill is asinine. It has been four months and the issue is still not resolved, and I continue to receive daily emails about my "outstanding" invoice.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Podio, Citrix Systems

    July 2018

    Hi Ashley, We are sorry to hear about this experience with billing and customer service. Thanks for sharing! We will do our best to improve this going forward. Podio team / Citrix

  • Giorgi from PMI

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    June 2018

    Worth the money you pay!

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    Pros

    Podio has been a huge help for the project management purposes as the platform offers highly customizable and flexible settings to adapt even the internal user interface to the requirements/characteristics of the project. What's more, the functionality and the adaption to the external apps as well as the useful add-ons give the platform more functionality that saves a lot of time and effort searching for those in another system.
    For the smaller organizations, you can start with free plan/trial, however, if you want to take it seriously and benefit fully, I'd advise going for the paid versions.

    Cons

    There are few cons of the system. Sometimes it seems to be lagging and it's hard to determine whether it's due to the load it puts on the browser and the computer lags or the system as well as it's cloud-based.
    What's more, for the new users, due to extended functionalities after some time of customization, it's hard to be easily acquired.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Andrew from Rush Tech Support

    June 2018

    Not the BEST But Very Affordable

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    Real time tracking of sales and easy to calculate commissions

    Pros

    You can customize pretty much any field imaginable to build anything you want and need. It doesn't require you to fit everything into their box or what they say you need. Integrated with Zapier it is very powerful.

    Cons

    You can't search by email address (there are errors with any email that has more than 1 period which is almost a deal breaker. Reports can't be accessed in the app which is one of my primary uses. I have a workaround scripted in my phone, but I feel like you shouldn't have to be an expert to find what your sales are.

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

    June 2018

    The buffet version of Project Management Software

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    Pros

    The ability to customize Podio to look and act exactly how you need it to is by far the best benefit. We've been able to create "apps" inside Podio for tracking everything we need from support tickets, billing, inventory, projects, receipts, to name a few, and even one to inform clients of project status automatically.

    Cons

    The mobile app experience for Podio is lacking with limited control of views within different apps and slow response time when updating at times.

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