Crowdbase (discontinued) vs. Lucidspark

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
Crowdbase was collaboration software from the company of the same name in Quebec. The company has ceased operations and the product is no longer available.
$100
per month
Lucidspark
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Lucidspark is a virtual whiteboard where teams can bring their best ideas to light. Users can collaborate in real-time, no matter where they are. Lucidspark helps people organize notes and scribbles and turn them into presentation-ready concepts. When it’s time for next steps, teams can develop workflows and process documents to turn ideas into reality. Features include integrations, infinite canvas, sticky notes,…
$0
per month per user
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Free
$0
Individual
$7.95
per month, per user
Team
$9.00
per month, 3 user minimum
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Crowdbase (discontinued)Lucidspark
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsWe offer free, individual, team, and enterprise licenses of Lucidspark.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Crowdbase (discontinued)Lucidspark
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Crowdbase (discontinued)
7.0
1 Ratings
Lucidspark
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Ratings
Chat7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Crowdbase (discontinued)Lucidspark
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(283 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(283 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(238 ratings)
User Testimonials
Crowdbase (discontinued)Lucidspark
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
I wouldn't suggest Crowdbasefor smaller companies, even for bigger companies a more integrated solution would be desirable. It may suit companies that want their collaboration separate from project management and CRM, but at least for our organisation it seems to make more sense to have most of our work tools in one place
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Lucid Software
Well suited: brainstorming & ideation, use of the same board with multiple groups of users where feedback from each session has been moved to a different area so the next group can start afresh, but then I can collate all results later. Wide range of templates for many different use cases. Scenarios that I'd like to see added: a feature similar to Miro's Miroverse, which is extremely powerful and collaborative. As an independent consultant highly engaged with the professional world in my area, I see thought leaders sharing content in Miro.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Collaboration
  • Interaction with staff
  • Great way to engage staff and support each other
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Lucid Software
  • Intuitive and simple design is one of its strong points, so zero learning curve!
  • Clearing away the whole board or parts of the board is a breeze to avoid confusion.
  • The different pens with colors and nib thickness allow easy explanations.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • It is very limited
  • Although it has an API it doesn't link to the services we use.
  • It isn't customisable like podio.
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Lucid Software
  • CSV export of Lucidspark board cannot be imported into another board.
  • I cannot import contents from Miro (or other tools) to import my whiteboards from other tools into Lucidspark.
  • JIRA integration was clunky and I accidentally created 16 cards in JIRA without realizing it. All selected items in a flow chart became separate JIRA stories, which was surprising.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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Lucid Software
It’s integral to the way we operate and run the business. It’s slick, professional and always having new features added
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Usability
Discontinued Products
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Lucid Software
Lucidspark is very much the easiest offering to pick up and use and its not even close I have been to Lucid summits to lean how to better utilize Lucidchart and its hard to get others to do the same. The best part about Lucid spark is that when new people are involved in my project planning it takes less than 5 minutes to get them up to speed and collaborating right away.
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Support Rating
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Lucid Software
It is efficient enough to execute the workflow and lacks only a few convenience requirements. It is easily recommended to any user due to its optimised templates and tools where the size limit is only interfering with the work process for new users to test it. It is also a potential platform to work with a team to get very good real-time responses.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Crowdbase's strength may lie in its ability to do just one main thing well, but for us this was a massive limitation. I know that it is not trying to be Podio and it is therefore unfair to compare the two but there are features that overlap. for us Podio was better suited.
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Lucid Software
Other comparable platforms, such as Miro & mentioned above are slightly too vague in scope when it comes to virtual whiteboarding tools, however, they allow for linking blocks to live-updating Asana cards among other productivity tools.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Encourages communication
  • Easy to use
  • Before crowdbase we never though of collaborating this way
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Lucid Software
  • I've made a Planning Poker template in Lucid that we use for Sprint Planning, and it's made it easier to switch to Story Points and forego task breakdown and time estimation altogether. It does save time during Sprint Planning but that's less significant than the fact that developers no longer feel the need or pressure to conform to whatever random time estimate was provided. That's thanks to Story Points, not Lucid itself, but Lucid surely made Planning Poker a lot easier than it used to be. As an added bonus, it stores voting history, so we can go back during the Retrospective and review particular items of interest that we completely botched the sizing of.
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