Brightpod vs. Microsoft To Do

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Brightpod
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Brightpod is a cloud-based project, task and content management software built with marketing & creative teams in mind. Brightpod helps bring visibility to all the work across teams. With Brightpod, teams can create workflows, delegate tasks, setup their editorial calendar, and manage digital content strategies in the cloud. A few practical uses include i) collaboration on an upcoming social media campaign, ii) keeping a working editorial calendar, iii) creating workflows to help similar…
$19
per month
Microsoft To Do
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft To Do replaces the former Wunderlist task management tool.N/A
Pricing
BrightpodMicrosoft To Do
Editions & Modules
Brightpod
$19.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightpodMicrosoft To Do
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
BrightpodMicrosoft To Do
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Brightpod
8.0
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Microsoft To Do
7.8
73 Ratings
4% above category average
Task Management9.02 Ratings9.673 Ratings
Resource Management8.01 Ratings9.339 Ratings
Scheduling8.02 Ratings9.855 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.02 Ratings7.867 Ratings
Document Management4.02 Ratings6.937 Ratings
Email integration9.02 Ratings8.939 Ratings
Mobile Access9.02 Ratings9.869 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.01 Ratings6.613 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings4.58 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings6.433 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings5.117 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings6.316 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Brightpod
-
Ratings
Microsoft To Do
6.5
7 Ratings
12% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
BrightpodMicrosoft To Do
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
8.8
(73 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(3 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.7
(8 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(2 ratings)
7.6
(30 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightpodMicrosoft To Do
Likelihood to Recommend
Brightpod
I like Brightpod. We used their previous product, DeskAway, which we actually liked a bit more for our needs (cannot remember why now as we've found workarounds over the last three years!). It is good for us, and we need to organize multiple task lists for multiple clients. We need to be able to monitor task progression and completion, as well as to track time by resource. We need to prioritize and focus our resources, and we need to review time tracking/performance reports. All possible in Brightpod. We especially like the access we can give to clients, which is on a task list basis, so they can see some task lists in their pod but not others, which allows us to not overwhelm them with unnecessary info, but at the same time, accomplish the detailed tracking we need.
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Microsoft
It's such a simple and effective tool! If you need an app to safely store your To-do's and make sure you stay on top of things, this is it. You can divide tasks lists into folders (like "home" and "business"), share the lists with co-workers, set notifications, even mark items as a priority. It's great for smaller, day-to-day tasks but if you need something to manage a bigger project or a team, you should look into more robust project management tools. Although this is a great app, it cannot replace tools like TeamWork, Basecamp etc. But they work great together
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Pros
Brightpod
  • A very visually pleasing layout of projects in a Kanban style view.
  • Keeps all communication on a task or project in one place, so that everyone is on the same page.
  • Great template system for recurring projects like onboarding or deploying a specific service that has a defined timeline.
  • Flexile recurring tasks.
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Microsoft
  • Wunderlist is what you need for your to do lists. It's really simple to use.
  • Allows you to set due date to your lists, share them with your team and/or create a folder to divide and organize all your list set
  • Also, Wunderlist is compatible with all platform and devices. So you can always be updated on your list or work on them from wherever you are and with all the devices you have.
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Cons
Brightpod
  • Reports.
  • Team Member workload.
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Microsoft
  • Viewing more than one task at a time.
  • Email forwarding tasks - sometimes can be buggy and not always smooth.
  • Option to show more detail on a task without clicking task - example: being able to see attachment without clicking on task to view.
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Likelihood to Renew
Brightpod
It's working very well for our organization.
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Microsoft
It's working, and doing precisely what we selected it for. The only hesitation is if Microsoft suddenly drops the platform.
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Usability
Brightpod
Brightpod is easy to use. We have several levels of users, some are from outside the USA and some are here. We needed something that could be used by programmers, coders, technical project managers, marketing individuals, and administrators. We get a thumbs up from all these user types. The system is hardly ever down, so we are able to use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
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Microsoft
The actual user interface and the way to navigate around the app is very intuitive and easy to learn/use which would make me give it a high ranking, but the syncing issues drop down my rating because there are times where you add an item to the list and then it just disappears. Then when you add it again the sync will happen and now you have duplicates. The other negative with the usability is adding extra information to an item, such as files or comments or assignments. You can do it but it's difficult to tell which items have this information from the main screen. You have to click on them individually.
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Support Rating
Brightpod
Customer Support was fast and helpful.
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Microsoft
I have not had an issue where I needed to reach out to Wunderlist, but I know their contact and online chat is easy to access and feel confident that they would be helpful. My only worry is Wunderlist is becoming Microsoft to-do in May 2020, and I believe the app will become worse after that.
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Implementation Rating
Brightpod
SaaS is the way forward :)
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Microsoft
Wunderlist giving 100% work satisfaction for me and my organization
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Alternatives Considered
Brightpod
Brightpod was definitely the most attractive and we felt like it had the least amount of clutter. We hated how Wrike handled recurring tasks. ActiveCollab just seemed to have some complexity that we didn't need. The Brightpod developers are very responsive and were able to fix bugs quickly.
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Microsoft
Wunderlist is the cleanest of all these products, and also the most functional. It performs exactly like you would expect a to-do app to work, and you can make it as simple or as complex as you want. Trello boards were too much for my employees to comprehend and they could never get the hang of it. Microsoft TO-DO is just a stripped down remake of Wunderlist and will be a while before it catches up (if it ever does). Todoist is the most similar to me, and it was mostly an aesthetic choice that made me choose Wunderlist.
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Return on Investment
Brightpod
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ability to have remote teams
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Microsoft
  • Productivity Increase - Knowing exactly what I need to do and when makes sure that I am on the right track, working on the right project and task at the right time, and not missing anything (or wasting my time on tasks that don't move the needle).
  • I'm delivering and following through on projects (big and small) without worrying about if I'm missing anything. This has helped specifically in product releases. One task I used to be late on every year was holiday greeting card releases in May. No one is ever ready to design holiday cards in April, so I wasn't even thinking about it. However, retail shops are buying their holiday products in the summer. I would always remember September as the weather started to change, which would lead me to miss out on the bulk of retail shop sales. With Microsoft To-Do, I mapped out the entire project, starting with designing 3 Hanukkah cards, to 3 Christmas cards, to printing them, photographing them, listing them, and marketing them. All with deadlines attached. Every detail was planned out in a doable way. For two years in a row, I did not miss out on this release and my sales have increased 300% year-over-year in part because of my release planning in Microsoft To-Do.
  • Do you know those tasks that pop up in meetings that you write down somewhere and then sometimes just completely forget? No? Just me? Either way, I used to have them scattered in notepads, sticky notes, and notebooks, and a lot would be lost in the wind. With Microsoft To-Do, I take all of those to-dos gathered during the day and add them to my to-do list with a deadline at the end of my work day. Now, I never miss anything.
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