Hive

Hive

4.51

(161)

best for

  • Project Management
  • Best For All Business Sizes
  • Supports Multiple Platforms

what reviewers say

  • Great value for money
  • Great ease of use
  • Great functionality
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What is Hive?

We help teams move faster. Hive is the world's first democratic project management platform. That means that our product is built by users, for users, via feedback on our Forum. With flexible project layouts, native email, resourcing, group messaging, and file sharing, Hive connects all aspects of your work. Join thousands of companies moving faster with Hive’s powerful project and process management software. ... 
Manage projects in Kanban view. Create custom statuses to match your workflow.
Manage projects in Kanban view. Create custom statuses to match your workflow.
Track actions and tasks with Action Cards in Hive. Each Action Card can be assigned to team members with a due date and priority level.
Track actions and tasks with Action Cards in Hive. Each Action Card can be assigned to team members with a due date and priority level.
Manage your team with Resourcing in Hive.
Manage your team with Resourcing in Hive.
Choose workspace add-ons from Hive's App Store to make the most of your experience.
Choose workspace add-ons from Hive's App Store to make the most of your experience.
Manage calls and get work done in meetings with Hive Notes. Collaborate on Notes in real-time, assign follow-ups, and link recurring meetings.
Manage calls and get work done in meetings with Hive Notes. Collaborate on Notes in real-time, assign follow-ups, and link recurring meetings.
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User Review Highlights

4.51

161 Reviews

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4.5

Ease-of-use

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Customer Support

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Value for money

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4.5

Functionality

out of 5
  • icon"The software is really easy to use - and very friendly to the eyes and mind. I love using the Gantt-chart option when setting up projects, to keep a nice overview of the status of a project."
  • icon"It was so nice to be heard and to have my feedback appreciated and implemented."
  • icon"This tool is a good bang for your buck if you are a small business in need of a project management tool, as a lot of the other tools out there can get pretty pricey."
  • icon"Also, I have used other project management softwares, and a lack of a desktop app or a addon (meaning you have to always open a tab to get the notifications) is a bit of a bummer."
  • icon"However there has been a few bugs due to updates that have limited access into the platform for a small amount of time (less than an hour)."
  • icon"Creating timelines and amending them can be difficult."

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How much does Hive cost?

14-day free trial, no credit card required. Hive Teams: $12/user/month when paid annually (or $16/user/month when paid monthly) with add-ons available. Hive Solo: Free forever for teams up to 2 people. Enterprise: Custom pricing plans available upon request. A discount is provided to nonprofits.

Starting price

$12.00 per month

Free trial

Available

Free version

Available

Which features does Hive offer?

Top Hive features and user ratings for each are:

Task Management
4.5 (21)
Document Storage
Progress Tracking
Calendar Management
Dependency Tracking
Multiple Projects
Roadmapping
Visualization
Remote Access/Control
Prioritization
4.3 (6)
Project Planning/Scheduling
4.7 (15)
Reporting/Project Tracking
4.4 (17)
Issue Management
3.4 (7)
Task Progress Tracking
4.8 (5)

This data is sourced from real user reviews, to provide you with unbiased context from people who actually use Hive.

How easy is Hive to use and deploy?

Hive supports multiple deployment options, including: Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac.

People who reviewed this software give it a 4.5 star rating for ease-of-use.

What do verified users say about Hive

4.51/5 out of 161 Reviews

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User Profile

Robert

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

August 2019

The Only Project Management Software with the Features I need

Pros

Hive is the only project management software that is cloud collaborative, has infinite sub tasks, and Gantt charts so it was an easy choice. Also it is not Microsoft Project so I don't have to deal with their insane billing methods. Chatting inside tasks or letting task owners turn sub tasks into their own projects is great. Everyone can keep up with who is working on what and who needs help or what is holding up the project. Sign in and billing is super easy. Support is extremely reactive when I have questions. There is a bunch of stats on task completion that I don't use, but look useful.

Cons

The mobile app has significantly reduced functionality compared to desktop.

Reasons for choosing Hive

Hive was the only option with the collaborative features and task organization that I wanted.

Reasons for switching to Hive

Hive is even more user-friendly, easier to use as a forum for communication and a great price too.

Sadie

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

September 2019

Thank you Hive for making our business run seamlessly!

Hive has made communication between our company's team easy. Now, we don't have to constantly call each other, have follow-up meetings, and walk into each other's offices. We can simply log into Hive and see who is doing what. We know when things are due and what needs to be done next. Because of Hive communication is easy so we can focus on getting jobs done for clients and getting them done on time.

Pros

Hive is ridiculously user friendly. I like most how our team can collaborate on different tasks and we all know who is doing what and when. We also know when everything is due and what is to be done next. It makes communication and completing tasks practically effortless. Now we can focus less on the lists and to-do's because of Hive; now, we have more time to focus on actually completing the tasks themselves. Because of Hive, we can get jobs completed for customers on time. I also really like the time clock feature, where we can log our hours for different tasks and clients. Plus, anytime I have questions or troubles, the Hive customer support team is right there, ready to help. I can't rave about Hive enough.

Cons

I honestly have nothing that I least like about this software. It's an amazing product that myself and our company uses every day.

Reasons for choosing Hive

While I enjoy Google and Hubspot for lots of things, it isn't as seamless and user friendly as Hive for small business needs. I also feel the Hive customer support is more available and ready to help whenever I need them.

Reasons for switching to Hive

While I enjoy Google and Hubspot for lots of things, it isn't as seamless and user friendly as Hive. I also feel the Hive customer support is more available and ready to help.

Sudhir

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

June 2022

An effective collaborative tool for managing projects and tasks in detail

As a result of Hive's unique workflow planning and management software suite, the team was able to keep track of all the details and monitor all the tasks, as well as raise the attention on due dates and priorities by each team member and clients on a regular basis.

Pros

Hive allows the development of the team's capabilities to follow up on all projects on one system, as it provides us with enough flexibility to display different information in detail about all our projects independently or at once. Hive, through its capabilities to promote effective communication between team members, enables them to be familiar with all the details of workflow plans and also all the requirements of different tasks. I like in Hive the ease of preparing work schedules, and also the automatic update of the start and end dates of activities, and it is equipped with several views, enabling you to get a distinct view of work programs. Hive enables you through the project dashboard to know all the information you need, and also for each member of the team to know the tasks to be followed up and the dates for closing them.

Cons

Not a lot of complications, Hive is very easy to use and all members can do their jobs directly through it. I just find that Hive needs more automation, especially with regard to updating the start and end dates of missions, also some improvements must be added with regard to search options, because in the current situation we cannot reach accurate results.

Jeff

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Environmental Services

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
1

Functionality

out of 5

September 2019

Close But Not Quite

Timely response to chat logs. It would be a great product if the e-mail integration actually added value to ones workflow.

Pros

Intuitive, easy to navigate. Many useful features you would expect with a project collaboration tool.

Cons

Gmail attachments make into to the HIVE e-mail interface only about half of the time. Of those that do make it into HIVE about 65% must be downloaded rather than simply read. Hive will read a g.doc via Drive but all other attachments must be downloaded. If you create an action from the Hive e-mail and want to work on the documents that are attached, you would have to download and reattach the the documents to the action card. That renders HIVE e-mail integration about useless if you get a lot of e-mails with attachments. For me Hive is a no go for that reason. But, also because only half of the attachments even make into Hive to begin with.

Reasons for choosing Hive

I am not choosing Hive.

Reasons for switching to Hive

?? I switched.

Jennifer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

May 2022

Fantastic Project Management Tool for Agencies

Pros

The intuitive nature of Hive's functionality makes it easy for anyone to use and to quick to onboard and learn. The ability to move between different views allows users to the program in their favorite mode. Once you've set up templates it makes building cadenced projects even more simple.

Cons

I would love to see the ability to quote jobs added to Hive - it would help eliminate another program we use at the Agency.

Reasons for choosing Hive

Monday was too complicated.

Reasons for switching to Hive

Hive was built by Agencies for Agencies and has better functions needed specifically by Agencies.

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