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Appcues

Appcues is perfect for in-app messaging and guiding users through completing product actions. They could improve the usability of the product and the overall UX / UI for new users. Their ability to customize a theme is great for an app that needs to setup something very professional quickly. The flows also look beautiful and feel like part of our app. We're glad we chose Appcues, it's just taken us awhile to fully implement it.
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ClickTale

Clicktale requires a commitment, there is a learning curve. If you don't have analytical-curiosity it can be overwhelming - you have to work it. However, you shouldn't be in user-research if you aren't curious and willing to work for it. You have to take the time to understand the tools and get familiar with what it can and cannot do. Clicktale isn't a magic bullet straight out of the can, and I observed inexperienced researchers making erroneous assumptions with it. Just like any research tool it takes time to learn how and where to apply it or where not to use it as an ideal methodology
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Pros

  • Appcues makes the setup process extremely simple. Rather than having to build all of the cues and flows into our app, we simply installed the Appcues code which essentially lays over top our app and allows us to build any new flows we'd like and push them live without having to consult our engineers.
  • Appcues provides a variety of cue options to display to users. There are tooltips, slide outs and full modals. This allows us to target users on different pages without being too invasive.
  • Their targeting and reporting is also superb. We're able to show flows to certain users based on URL paths and other actions they've taken within our app. We can also see some great reports of users who have completed our flows and metrics on where they stopped if they did not complete a flow.
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  • Account management is superb.
  • Cost is competitive.
  • The interface is very intuitive and easy to learn.
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Cons

  • We were extremely surprised that there are not any Appcues used in Appcues. The app is pretty easy to use, once you figure out how to use it. There were not any type of tutorials when we logged in that quickly walked through how to setup a flow.
  • Appcues has lots of support articles, however they are almost so numerous that it was hard to find simple onboarding documentation that we found useful.
  • The different tooltips and product actions are great, but being able to customize the different cues a little bit more by changing sizes and aspect ratios could be an improvement.
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  • Watching one recording after another is time consuming and not a large enough sample size for definitive results.
  • Time and resources to use the tool is not worth the investment. Spend your money, time and resources on testing (A/B, multivariate).
  • Tracking tags can slow down your site.
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ClickTale7.5
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Just if the client is interested.
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Usability

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ClickTale7.0
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I had some issues interacting with viewing recordings of a specific page by many users but my impression was that this was going to be fixed.
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Alternatives Considered

Appcues is much more affordable than WalkMe and Pendo from our research. We were previously using Intercom, however Intercom was designed more for purely in-app messaging rather than actually providing flows and cues guiding users throughout an app. We also received lots of complaints from users about Intercom's messaging, which they found to be annoying thus requested to turn off.
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We used CrazyEgg prior to ClickTale. CrazyEgg is simpler to use and much less expensive, but you get what you pay for. ClickTale gives us more capabilities that we desired. If you are a small start up with few people dedicated to the web, go with CrazyEgg. If you are a larger company wanting more capabilities, I would use ClickTale.
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Return on Investment

  • We receive less support tickets from new users because our Appcues flows guide them through completing basic tasks in their account.
  • Customers in our trial accounts and free accounts rarely reach out to our team with setup needs.
  • Customers using our Appcues flows love the experience, which is crucial during the onboarding process -- especially since our user-base can be less technically savvy.
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  • Better customer service
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Pricing Details

Appcues

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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ClickTale

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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