Reviews (1-4 of 4)
Huddle is used across my job for internal and external work. It has been a great resource as the "Edit and Lock" feature ensures that there are no version control issues. Additionally, you are able to upload/download new or old versions so no work is ever lost. The organization with folders can make things very organized and easy to find as well.
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Huddle is great when there is a lot of collaboration and review of deliverables. It is much easier than accessing a hard drive or resource that requires a long mapping script to access. It asks you to log in every time you access it, so it is a very safe application. It has no limit on the number of folders you can create, amount of documents you can upload, amount of people you can add to the workspace, etc. I love it!
February 01, 2019
Score 9 out of 10
We are using this for a few things. The thing I like best about it is that it makes it really easy for us to share between our team with very good control over who can work with what items. That itself has saved us a decent bit of time since prior to this we were sharing files using other means and the back and forth could get very tedious. I also like that I have access to different versions of things we have worked on, really handy in case things go wrong and you want to revert back to an old state. In addition to that it keeps track of the work done by different people on a particular file and that is really good as it adds accountability to our process. And it is really easy to use as well. The interface is simple. It loads up really fast too. Really happy with it so far.
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It's perfect if you want to optimise communication in your team and cut down on back and forth emails. Also if you work with documents or files that are critical, this is really nice to have since you get access to multiple versions of your documents. Plus being able to see who has worked on different files is great for adding accountability to your team.
May 27, 2016
Score 9 out of 10
Huddle is being used by different divisions to streamline their work, collaborate, minimize email chains and approve documents electronically. The electronic approval feature is the most relevant and useful feature for most of the employees in our organization. Since the employees in our organization work on global teams, electronic approvals are quite practical (versus face-to-face/hard copy approvals).
- Huddle allows users to use the native document file types. For example, Word files are still in a Word, not a "Huddle" file version.
- Huddle workspaces are invitation-only. If someone should not be in the workspace, they will not be invited and provided access to the documents. Or, they can be removed from the workspace if needed.
- Communication about documents is located with the documents in a discussion thread under the document preview. Thus, email inbox clutter can be limited.
- The approval feature could use an automated workflow/process option. It could allow approvals to be automatically sent from one reviewer to the next in a sequence.
- It would be great if Google Docs could be uploaded into Huddle. The version I use does not allow for this capability.
- A feature to allow simultaneous editing would be useful. Locking files should be a feature that is retained, but the users should have the ability to choose which one they want to use.
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If you must simultaneously edit documents on a project, Huddle is not a good option. Also, if your team is not technically savvy, the learning curve can be challenging. Finally, if you need hundreds or thousands of people working on a project, Huddle might not be the right choice. I think it is better for teams under 100 people.
We use Huddle as a document collaboration tool across the entire company. We rely heavily on document versioning, locking and comments to for ad hoc document workflows.
- When it works, the Huddle Desktop app is great - opening files from the web interface directly in desktop apps and having the file locked and unlocked automatically makes using document locking very easy for our staff.
- Comment streams on documents are good as far as they go.
- The iPhone app is very slick, and is liked by all.
- The desktop app is occasionally unreliable and it is never easy to get to the bottom of it with the tech support people...
- Tasks are virtually useless as they have no context. We want tasks to be against documents so we can make our workflow more formal but they are not, so we don't use them. A reimplementation of to do and calendar facilities with files/documents as the context would make a huge difference to us.
- The Huddle Office plugins are a great idea, but they cause us far too many Word and Excel crashes so we have to turn them off.
Read Rob Butterworth's full review
Huddle is a decent solution for low-mid volume document colaboration. Much quicker to interact with than Sharepoint, and well suited to a mobile workforce who are sporadically connected.
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Feature Scorecard Summary
- Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
- Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
- Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
- Entry-level set up fee?No
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