Gist vs. tawk.to

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Gist
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Gist is a unified marketing, sales, and support platform. It includes live chat, a help desk, knowledge base, email marketing, marketing automation, opt-in forms, and more.
$29
per month
tawk.to
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Tawk.to headquartered in Las Vegas offers a live chat tool, allowing users to monitor and chat with the visitors on a website, within a mobile app or from a customizable chat page.N/A
Pricing
Gisttawk.to
Editions & Modules
Professional
$29.00
per month
Premium
$99.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Gisttawk.to
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Gisttawk.to
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(103 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
6.8
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(15 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Gisttawk.to
Likelihood to Recommend
Gist
If your marketing model is selling products, services, or SAAS where you are doing inbound marketing and your website will do most of the lead generation and conversion, this is a great product. From live chat, support, event tracking, and automation, you could almost put your entire business on autopilot. If your marketing model is mostly outreach to cold leads and conversion, this software currently does not have any type of sales stages or task generation. I would still use Gist for website inbound but use another software for outreach and cold leads then when they become a lead put them into Gist for marketing automation.
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tawk.to
We have been able to increase our "real world" presence on our website, providing users with support and sales guidance when they need it the most – when they have a question. It provides the extension for free. Furthermore, tawk.to provides tracking solutions for your website, allowing you to see how many visitors visited your site and how long they stayed. You can also see which locations follow your webpage. The low-footprint, web-based solution is simple to install and use (in most cases), and it provides insight into the effectiveness of our web pages and sites.
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Pros
Gist
  • Customer service via a unified inbox so you dont have to separately monitor your twitter, Facebook or IG account for consumer communication there. Gist unified all into one inbox, better than anyone else I've seen in the market. They archive all communications and tie them back to a single user so you get unified customer history / data.
  • Marketing segmentation and automation: they track user history and behavior across the site and have super detailed segmenting capability, on par with ActiveCampaign's, but better I'd say. Better UI for the marketing admin person, and more unified data than in AC.
  • Live chat and chatbot. Usually it's either one or the other but with Gist you can do both seamlessly.
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tawk.to
  • Live Chat
  • Knowledge base / Ticket system
  • Internal Communication with team
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Cons
Gist
  • Plan limits can be confusing. For example, there is a monthly charge for support and a monthly charge for "growth," plus there's a separate charge depending on how many contacts and seats you have. Perhaps this is normal in the industry, but it can make it a little challenging to understand the bill every month.
  • The vast amount of features means development will never be as fast as you'd like it to be (even though they release updates all the time). This may not actually be a valid concern, and it certainly isn't unique to Gist (who doesn't have a wishlist they're waiting on their favorite SaaS to get to?), but I do believe the likelihood of being stuck without your desired feature being developed goes up a lot as the product gets bigger and bigger.
  • Email deliverability has been less than perfect in the past, but it has improved drastically in the last year.
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tawk.to
  • It would be great to be able to quickly access pre-prepared responses directly from tawk.to.
  • It would be great to be able to link directly to email so you can send templates to contacts.
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Likelihood to Renew
Gist
Gist is a quite reliable service with a lot of added values. We don't need to pay for different Saas for these important features. If I had an issue the team was super responsive and helpful, that is essential for every business. The email delivery is great, so virtually no email has landed into spam folder
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tawk.to
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Usability
Gist
It’s pretty simple, but it does a lot so there are more complicated features which depend on an individuals ability for software implementation. I am not an IT expert and I’ve managed to implement everything myself, others that are more tech-minded may find everything easier.
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tawk.to
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Support Rating
Gist
Fantastic support. Ask a question, get an answer within 24 hours every time. And sometimes within a few minutes. They've always come through for me, helpful and, even when it's an issue on my end, they point me in the right direction.
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tawk.to
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Alternatives Considered
Gist
Gist combines all our previous products into one application and adds many more features that would require more apps. Gist is excellent and a no-brainer all-in-one application when compared to having to manage multiple applications at higher cost. The support from the whole Gist team has been extremely responsive.
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tawk.to
tawk.to offers free basic live chat with no restrictions. I mean, before you go straight to Intercom, try tawk.to first. Sure, other platforms have a better feature set and more customization options, but all of them seem prohibitively expensive for a small business, especially when most aren't even sure if live chat is for them in the first place. tawk.to is a good platform for figuring that out. tawk.to provides me with exactly what I require, with no hassles and plenty of power. There has never been a problem with uptime or service.
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Return on Investment
Gist
  • They are perfect for me as a someone who needs a lot of bang for the buck. The chat messenger device on my website alone has brought me new prospects that I did not have to spend money recruiting.
  • I am able to save hours of time with the automated emails that are GDPR compliant.
  • I don't have to pay for a designer to have excellent looking emails either.
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tawk.to
  • Engaging with customers directly with live chat.
  • Gather customer data for live chat support.
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