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Likelihood to Recommend

Optimal Workshop

Optimal Workshop is great for UX testing for those with a budget to do so. This may be a little on the expensive side for smaller businesses, but definitely not anything crazy expensive. The insights that you get out of these tests are invaluable and can be the difference between launching a site and succeeding/failing.
Meredith Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlaybookUX

When you are trying to get feedback from users it's great to be able to use PlaybookUX because you don't have to do any of the manual work of conducting research. They take care of all of that for you. Great for companies who are short on time and don't want to do the administrative stuff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Optimal Workshop

  • Usually, data collection is quick.
  • It's cheaper than other tools, but the quality of participants and data is questionable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlaybookUX

  • They recruited our demographic.
  • Customer support was awesome.
  • Studies are very easy to set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Optimal Workshop

  • UI - It is a very basic tool, and emphasis is on functionality rather than design. They do allow some areas (like color and a logo) to be customized.
  • Integrations - It would be handy to have this data tie into other systems. However, it is pretty unique, so most systems would not have a way to organize this data our of the box
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlaybookUX

  • I wish I could download reports.
  • They didn't have card sorting - I was able to use Trello for this so it was ok.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Optimal Workshop

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PlaybookUX

PlaybookUX 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Setting up a study only takes 5 mins. and you can preview a study before sending it out so you don't make any mistakes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Optimal Workshop

Optimal Workshop 4.5
Based on 2 answers
No support for customers. It takes them days to get back to you. They never follow-up. They blame customers for their lack of documentation, and don't make things right when customers have a poor experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlaybookUX

PlaybookUX 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They use intercom so it's very easy to chat them and ask any questions. I really didn't need customer support all that much because it was easy to use but when I did, they were so helpful! They respond to you within minutes and answer any and all questions you have. They actually sent me a video walk though as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Optimal Workshop

Optimal Workshop was the best tool that provided just what we needed and not anything more. The price point was also perfect for us as it provided room to try it out and then jump into a bigger package
Meredith Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlaybookUX

PlaybookUX is much cheaper than UserTesting.com. They are also easier to use and set up studies than user testing. I liked how simple it was and we could conduct both moderated and unmoderated for very cheap.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Optimal Workshop

  • Optimal Workshop has had a positive impact on investigating information architecture on several websites.
  • Optimal Workshop has helped investigated the labeling on several websites.
  • Optimal Workshop has also support in the investigation of UX in navigations.
Sarah O'Donnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlaybookUX

  • We improved our product features before sending it to the development team which allowed us to not waste dev time building the wrong features.
  • We also spent less time conducting the research so we were able to do more research than we would have if we weren't using PlaybookUX.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Optimal Workshop

Pricing Details

Optimal Workshop

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Optimal Workshop Editions & Modules

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PlaybookUX

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PlaybookUX Editions & Modules

Edition
Unmoderated$491
Moderated$1002
Moderated$1503
Bring your own customers$04
  1. per participant
  2. per participant (30 minutes)
  3. per participant (60 minutes)
  4. total
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