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218 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Brightpod ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

8.0

Brightpod

80%
7.1

Microsoft To Do

71%
Microsoft To Do ranks higher in 8/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
74 Ratings

Resource Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
40 Ratings

Scheduling

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
56 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
7.2
72%
68 Ratings

Document Management

4.0
40%
2 Ratings
5.3
53%
37 Ratings

Email integration

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
39 Ratings

Mobile Access

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
70 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.6
66%
13 Ratings

Gantt Charts

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
8 Ratings

Workflow Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
34 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
18 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
16 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
10 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

Brightpod

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.5

Microsoft To Do

65%
Microsoft To Do ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Brightpod is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability
  • Microsoft To Do is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Brightpod

80%
5 Ratings
8.5

Microsoft To Do

85%
74 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.9

Brightpod

89%
3 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft To Do

80%
4 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Brightpod

80%
2 Ratings
7.7

Microsoft To Do

77%
8 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Brightpod

91%
2 Ratings

Microsoft To Do

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Brightpod

73%
2 Ratings

Microsoft To Do

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

Brightpod

60%
3 Ratings
7.6

Microsoft To Do

76%
60 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Brightpod

91%
2 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft To Do

100%
9 Ratings

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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Pricing Details

Brightpod

Starting Price

$19 per month

Editions & Modules

Brightpod editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Brightpod$19.001

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Microsoft To Do

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Microsoft To Do editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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