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David Samuel 🚀 | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use idea notes to brainstorm ideas between staff members, collaborate also between customers for feedback on products that we launch whether it is in the SaaS space or eCommerce space. A beautiful platform to seamlessly collect ideas from staff, partners, and customers all gelled into one hub accessible by all. Very easy (and fun) to use.
  • Idea Brainstorming
  • Feedback from customers
  • Feedback from staff
  • The ability to have multiple CNAME's
  • Actually I am sure it can do this, it just cost extra
  • Perhaps a few more native integrations, although Zapier does the trick
  • Guys, please consider connecting with PABBLY connect also
Very well suited to SME's who are looking to collect or brainstorm ideas in a team environment. Best suited for companies who like to white label apps as well. The name functionality is great! Also great to give access to customers who wish to give input onto a roadmap or a product that is already in BETA or already launched.
Nick Benson 🇿🇦 | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Ideanote is being used as a core part of our business model to attract new clients. The ease of use and straightforward UX helps us to attract new customers, where we then upsell design sprints and venture development services.
  • Visualizes good ideas in the open. Doesn't compartmentalize them.
  • Demystifies the 'Innovation" process for everyone across the organization.
  • Focuses the team around a single mission, rather than just dumping ideas into a bucket.
  • Just dumping a user onto a page can be a bit jarring for some people. So more visual cues around what to do next would be great.
  • Having missions open and accessible to the public would be great - rather than being constrained by the number of "seats" an account has.
  • Individual comapny/department reporting/insights would be helpful, rather just a report on the Mission page.
Best suited: In focused, facilitator driven idea noting or discussion session.
Less suited: There is no force factor to get users to come back to the mission or page once the session is over. There is no what happens next driver for Missions.
Alexandros Pagidas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The intended use for Ideanote is to organize the idea collection process from a variety of sources, both across the whole organization and the general public, and allow the very process of idea collection to generate community engagement, self-awareness, and reveal key players in the creative ecosystem, both within and without our organization, among those interested in our mission. The business problems that it addresses obviously revolve around innovation management and having a platform that not only structures the creative process and collects it in one place, but provides transparency to management and the team through the analytics it generates but also incentives for participation via the potential for recognition through intelligent features like the "Hall of Fame" of idea contributors.
  • Excellent UI - clean and uncluttered. It paves your way rather than gets in your way.
  • Solid UX - each feature seem to guide but not push towards the desired outcome.
  • Versatility - the tool can be used for an endless variety of purposes.
  • Analytics - Ideanote not only helps you gather and rate ideas but it provides insight about who contribute the most in your company's creative process.
  • Ready made templates for common use cases help structure & direct the goals of your workspace quickly.
  • More videos in terms of tutorials and use cases.
  • Success stories of how companies used Ideanote to supercharge their innovation.
  • The new Zapier integration is a good step but I would like to see more native integrations with popular SaaS products.
  • Expensive - if not for finding it in an AppSumo deal it would have been hard to afford.
Ideanote is well-suited for managing innovation across your organization and collecting ideas in one place while revealing who are the key players in the creative process. When you want more than just a digital version of a suggestion box, with the necessary functionality so that ideas are not just pieces of text but go through a maturation process in which they acquire feedback, ratings, made actionable and their completion tracked.

I'd say the scenarios where it would be less appropriate is if you want a simple and inexpensive tool to gather ideas. Ideanote forces you to add more structure than you may really need, so if you're looking for something really simple and affordable, Ideanote might be overkill.
Steve Pinckney, MBA, PCC, CTPC, SPC5, PROSCI, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I am an Agile coach. In my capacity I help organizations improve how the IT and business work together to increase business agility, collaboration and innovation.
  • Solicits input from a wide variety of users
  • Provides a structure workflow for the capture, evaluation and implementation of ideas
  • Provides a great visual of the status of ideas
  • The ability to add custom score calculations would be a powerful add for evaluating ideas
In fact, I have already recommended it.
The Scaled Agile framework recommends the use of a Portfolio Kanban for tracking the status of business epics being managed by an organization. I have implemented this Kanban board in IdeaNote and it is a perfect fit.
Score 9 out of 10
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We've just recently started to use Ideanote to coordinate and marketing team. The user interface is incredible, easy to use and onboarding other team members has been seamless. We plan to roll-out to strategy and product development teams as well.
  • Easy onboarding of new users.
  • Simple to use.
  • Cloud based.
  • Pricing could be high if you have lots of users.
  • Awareness in the marketplace is low, we came across by accident.
  • More case studies or use cases could help users onboard quicker.
Suitable for organisations of all sizes that need to generate and manage ideas/innovations.
January 18, 2021

Simple but powerful

Jack Chevalier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Ideas are what feed innovations, and we’re glad to have found a tool that allow us to track, rank, and prioritize the best of all ideas. Ideanote is a very simple tool with all the features you will ever need. We mainly use it internally at the moment and we plan to use it to develop new products or to improve our current offering by collecting user feedback in the future.
  • Collect ideas
  • Rank ideas
  • Implement your ideas
  • It can be challenging to get external users to visit a single-use platform and provide feedback, but I cannot say that this is specific to Ideanote.
  • Pricing might be a little steep for small organization or for personal use.
Brainstorm, brainstorm, brainstorm! There is room for all ideas. Good ones, bad ones; it doesn’t matter. The best of all will find their way to the top and the bad ones might trigger better ones. This tool allows you to brings creativity and opinions together. Sure, there might be times where it’s overkill, but it’s a great tool to have when you need it.
Score 9 out of 10
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We almost start very small in using it, because we ourself did not know what way we will have to go. But now as we reach a point where the market fit is in sight we focus on only a few number of things. We use it to define our product first without official access. We have to address the product clear, and ideanote is good to keep in the "zone". The main problem is to make pain easy, packed as solution in a product, and not talk about any features. This is the focus we have right now with this very clear application.
  • It is not overloaded. Clear to finish the things in mind.
  • It is flexible to the Team and the upcoming crowd
  • The design is very impressive and we love it
  • So we can link simple to it from our page
  • In my opinion it is an alternative to this normal roadmap
  • Every app needs its time to work with
  • I would recommend a dark mode also
  • And there should be a direct access to demo templates
  • So we can fill faster the board, or we did not get it right from our side
Well done in the flexible structure, the clear design and the VIP looking design makes for us a roadmap not so interesting. Also we would like to have live interaction and realtime feedback and not a closed system.
Sometimes it is a bit confusing with the User and Admin rules, but I think in the time we used it we did not much focus on this.
Maybe some more options to share generated topics could have more social connections, but not overdo
because it is right 98% as we like it.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Ideanote for our internal and external projects. With Ideanote we can create campaigns that our stakeholders and colleagues love. Ideanote is used for idea generation and innovation challenges, and it's a vital part of the internal tools we use to validate and track our progress in all sorts of areas (product development, customer happiness, etc.).
  • Easy-to-use dashboard that helps you navigate and launch campaigns with ease
  • Idea management with awesome features that look great
  • You can get useful insights that are easy to understand
  • Rating and voting without registration
If you want to have a fast and easy-to-use tool for your internal and external projects, and you want to manage your idea and innovation initiatives, then this is the right choice. We used it to get ideas for our upcoming features and also for external stakeholder projects.
Score 10 out of 10
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The idea sharing functionality gives us the ability to strengthen our cross-functional skills and it has been a wonderful experience using Ideanote's innovation challenge program. We leverage the functionality to be able to solve challenging questions and simplify and be more efficient at what we do. It also covers all aspects of the innovation lifecycle, allowing everything to be completed and tracked in one place.
  • Extremely easy for users to understand and use
  • Many pre-made templates
  • Great customer service
  • Cannot force rank chosen ideas or feature them
  • No progress indication or "decision" status for a mission
  • Takes a bit of time to bring everyone onboard
Ideanote is a great tool for capturing feedback, ideas, and questions from your clients, customers, or audience. The question prompts below the user submissions also help initiate and guide conversations. I also like that it has kanban style pipeline in which you can push ideas through stages and ultimately into action. The embedding features are really helpful as well. This allows you to initiate responses via your website or blog.
Score 10 out of 10
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We currently use Ideanote across the whole company to collect, prioritize, and measure ideas. There are two primary ways Ideanote can be used: to collect opinions internally across team members or to collect suggestions publicly from clients or suppliers. Our most frequent use case is internal.

The problem Ideanote solves for us is that our previous brainstorming exercises often yielded few results because

  • Ideas are not tracked and frequently scattered throughout various places, both online (e.g., Google Docs, Slack, Notion) and offline (e.g., Post-it notes)
  • Ideas are not recorded promptly and adequately, so we can't take immediate actions on them.
  • Since contributing ideas doesn't result in action, many of our team members feel discouraged to contribute improvement ideas and refrain from getting creative or thinking outside the box about business challenges.

Ideanote solves this problem by having a centralized, well-designed workspace to collect ideas and engage our team members, enabling us to take actions on their contributions and measure their impact.

  • Excellent design, well thought-out UI/UX
  • Fully white-labelled experience (e.g. custom CNAME)
  • Great integration with other apps (e.g. with Zapier)
  • Advanced analytics
  • Lack of the ability to "make featured" or "force rank" the chosen ideas
  • No progress indication for each idea collection ("mission")
  • Lack of granular notification options
While the specific usage varies by each company and team size, in our opinion, Ideanote is well suited for idea collection and tracking for remote teams (which was the case for us) that can't do brainstorming all in person in the same room.

Example of our internal use of Ideanote:
  • Strategic planning and strategic brainstorming
  • Collecting ideas on how to improve existing processes (e.g., employee onboarding)
  • Founder town hall: cross-organization ask-me-anything FAQs
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Ideanote is used by all departments across the organization. It sure makes it easy and productive for our team to collect, share, develop, and act on ideas that streamline processes with evident progress. Its structured design and instant ideation features are what make Ideanote stand out from the competition. We've ultimately gone from hatching and collecting new ideas to acting upon such ideas, thereby helping our team and our clients, drive all missions forward.
  • It makes collection of opinions super easy especially from within or outside the organization.
  • Makes for an intuitive collaboration tool.
  • Easy to track ideas and its progress.
  • The insight features ensure a true picture of the health metrics of the ideas collected and lets you implement those ideas or opinions either based on engagement and/or votes.
  • To be candid, for our use case, it works just perfect. However...
  • It could use an improvement in its white-labeling feature by allowing for a total customization of the landing page.
There's no limit to what you can achieve with Ideanote. Some of our use cases are as follows:

  1. It's best for general idea brainstorming.
  2. In-company announcements.
  3. Semi-Surveys.
  4. Constructive feedback system.
  5. MVP test.
  6. Build a culture of engagement and involvement.
  7. Open innovation.
  8. Focused and continuous improvements.
  9. Real-life impact and improvements.
and much more.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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I had the idea of using it for students that preparing for exams. That way we can have conversation below attachments that correspond to Exam Assignments and that will be only viewable by appropriate students. Notification on status will also being recorded for each assignment.
I would also love to see node-graphs for ideas of a mission as future feature additions and also a mobile app as well.
  • UI/UX
  • Inviting members
  • Unique SaaS that deepens on commenting Ideas
  • Mobile Apps
  • Browser Apps
  • Notifications
I had the idea of using it for students that preparing for exams. That way we can have conversation below attachments that correspond to Exam Assignments and that will be only viewable by appropriate students. Notification on status will also being recorded for each assignment.
I would also love to see node-graphs for ideas of a mission as future feature additions and also a mobile app as well.

Ideanote Scorecard Summary

What is Ideanote?

Ideanote is an all-in-one innovation platform that promises to help teams and businesses around the world capture, develop, prioritize and act on more of the right ideas.

According to the vendor, key benefits include:
  • Capture ideas with structure by launching powerful goal-oriented idea collections in seconds.
  • Collaborate across teams with a streamlined process that makes sure you get the most out of every idea.
  • Grow your community with a scalable platform built to engage.
  • Measure your innovation by tracking engagement and the impact of your completed ideas.
  • Automate your innovation with integrations and workflows.
Ideanote offers a free plan and fair flat prices starting at just $12/mo.
Businesses of all sizes - from freelancers to enterprise - use Ideanote to innovate faster and better.

Ideanote Features

  • Supported: Idea Collections
  • Supported: Idea Widget
  • Supported: Integrations
  • Supported: Custom Audience
  • Supported: Custom Phases
  • Supported: Drag & Drop
  • Supported: Insights
  • Supported: Custom Filters
  • Supported: Custom Filters
  • Supported: Custom Idea Form
  • Supported: Custom Rating Criteria
  • Supported: Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Supported: Anonymous Idea Submission
  • Supported: Custom Branding
  • Supported: Custom Domain
  • Supported: Custom Views (List, Cluster, Graph..)
  • Supported: Bulk Actions
  • Supported: .XLSX Export
  • Supported: Custom Status
  • Supported: Idea Linking
  • Supported: ROI Analytics
  • Supported: Automatic Translation
  • Supported: AI Duplicate Matching
  • Supported: Custom SLA
  • Supported: 99.99% Uptime

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SaaS Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
Free$0
Starter$12Flat
Pro$79Flat
Business$659Flat
Enterprise$2,399Flat

Ideanote Customer Size Distribution

Consumers2%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)18%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)50%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)30%

Ideanote Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationMobile Web
Supported CountriesAll
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Danish, Norwegian, French, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean