Grist vs. Quip

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grist
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Grist combines the capabilities of spreadsheets, databases and app builders. Using a familiar spreadsheet interface, information can be organized as a relational database, and dashboards built using drag-and-drop. Solving spreadsheet problems Ensures data is well-structured and stored in one place with no duplication, no spreadsheet-wrangling, no merging documents. Collaboration on sensitive data Data is protected…
$8
per month per user
Quip
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Quip offers a suite of productivity/collaboration tools. The vendor says Quip combines documents, spreadsheets, checklists and chat into one interface.
$0
per month
Pricing
GristQuip
Editions & Modules
Pro
$8
per month per user
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Basic
$0
Team
$10
per month (10 seats included)
Business
$12
per user per month
Enterprise
$25
per user per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GristQuip
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll editions include unlimited personal documents and folders and a custom subdomain. Paid versions include unlimited document revision history, message archive and group sharing.
More Pricing Information
Features
GristQuip
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Grist
-
Ratings
Quip
6.9
35 Ratings
13% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.433 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings5.919 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings6.022 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings6.220 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.630 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.832 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings7.525 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Grist
-
Ratings
Quip
7.5
35 Ratings
7% below category average
Chat00 Ratings6.434 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.733 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings7.834 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.319 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.624 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings6.510 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings6.612 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.811 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Grist
-
Ratings
Quip
7.5
35 Ratings
8% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.325 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings6.718 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings6.616 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings7.235 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.230 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.119 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings6.816 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.225 Ratings
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User Ratings
GristQuip
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(2 ratings)
8.9
(35 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Grist Labs
This is well suited to someone (or a team) who are technically minded and have a dataset that they need to be able to use in many ways. It's less appropriate for a team who isn't technically minded and/or don't have the data they need to manipulate. It would be useful for things that you could use a database or spreadsheet for such as CRM, Advertising database, Business tracking, Health tracking etc.
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Salesforce
Well, they are suited. 1. We use it as an effective way of collaboration between teams. 2. Can be used as an online spreadsheet. 3. It helps in accessing the data by multiple teams hassle-free. 4. Can customize the action, like editing or locking the spreadsheet to the other users based on the business need. Less Suited/inappropriate: 1. The UI is very much outdated. 2. The number of rows to be added to the spreadsheet has limitations. & We have to create a new Quip every now & then once the row limits are reached. 3. Can't do a detailed analysis like pivots tables etc. 4. Other functions like sort & filter options in Quip are not so user-friendly, unlike other spreadsheets out there in the market.
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Pros
Grist Labs
  • Provides amazing customer service, help, examples, and explains what they are having you do
  • The layout is easy
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Salesforce
  • Our experience with Quip has been nothing short of astounding; I love everything about this collaboration tool.
  • I love that it is cross-platform and works so well on mobile devices; it makes it unhindered to make progress on to-dos, take notes, export spreadsheets and documents, and have all my information organized within one environment.
  • I also love that it notifies me when someone has done something in shared documents and the incredible ease of linking documents in chats.
  • Quip's user interface is friendly and comfortably navigable; it feels right.
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Cons
Grist Labs
  • Making the user permissions more obvious on how to use them - They are highly adaptable, but hard to understand how to use them
  • Small changes such as auto colouring the choices/toggles options and being able to edit them once set.
  • Being able to copy the formatting from one column to the next
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Salesforce
  • When using Quip Desktop, it can be slow to update with content from other users
  • I think it would be cool to have a PDF proofing system integrated into Quip. Once copy has gone to design, we are basically done using Quip - I'd like to bring that all together within Quip
  • Multi -select and group export of documents would be helpful
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Usability
Grist Labs
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
It is the best collaboration tool in my company. Through it, the organization has achieved better connectivity and efficiency in its communication. Primarily, the docs feature of this software is the most utilized in the company. Slowly, dash-boarding and project management features have also been utilized. Generally, it is the best tool, very easy and fairly streamlined
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Support Rating
Grist Labs
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
I have never used Quip's support. To be fair, we hired someone who used to work for Quip before working at our company, and he implemented it and pushed it with the team. He was very biased toward the product, and yes it was better than Google Drive, but by how much?
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Alternatives Considered
Grist Labs
Grist is easier to use, faster, and loads quicker with heavy data.
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Salesforce
Google Drive is an obvious choice for a collaboration suite, but it still has this old-fashioned Windows 95 feel to it, with the standard file system hierarchy and spread-sheet like lists of files. Quip has a fresh take on the user interface, and the comments and discussion on a given file or line within a file seems more integrated and seamless, rather than a bunch of boxes out in the margin away from where you're actually reading and working. Having everything just to the left of a list or paragraph makes it easier to focus and maintain context while you're working or discussing a certain point.
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Return on Investment
Grist Labs
  • It's saved a lot of time in both creating an advertising database and managing it week to week effectively. I had previously created in others that haven't worked, and this does, saving me a good 1 hour weekly, and 5 hours or more each time I had problems with the last ones
  • Being able to stay on track with this has meant I'm following up at the right time (advertisers) and keeping a professional manner and not losing business due to missed communication
  • Saving me $ from buying a program like Access (or Airtable monthly) and then the learning curve that that has. This has a much easier learning curve to say the least.
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Salesforce
  • Quip allowed collaboration and communication between Salesforce team and the rest of IT as well as business users.
  • Quip allowed collaboration on documents that was very interactive and helpful to the creation process.
  • Quip frustrated us because we had so many documents that we already had but they did not work well inside of Quip.
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ScreenShots

Grist Screenshots

Screenshot of the drag and drop dashboard editor used to build layouts.Screenshot of the custom user permissions that determine who can see what, down to each column and row.Screenshot of dynamic charts and reports that update with the click of a mouse.Screenshot of Grist's formula support for Excel-like functions or Python formulas. Technical users can drill into database structure in code view.