Try Quip for a modern take on collaboration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 14, 2018

Try Quip for a modern take on collaboration

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Quip

Quip has been used by a small team of Salesforce administrators and developers at my organization, as part of our enterprise Salesforce agreement. I've personally used it to keep track of documentation, to-do lists, meeting minutes and general notes, and share and collaborate on them with co-workers with whom I work most closely. Quip allows me to organize my thoughts in a way that is easily readable, editable and shareable, so I can spend less time flipping through various repositories of documentation, and spend more time completing tasks and building solutions.
  • Lists - Quip makes it easy to log your thoughts or tasks into bulleted, numbered or check-boxed lists. You can click checkboxes to mark things off the list, and you can drag and drop single line items to reorder your list very easily. This is especially helpful in prioritizing tasks on the fly.
  • Organization - you can group your documents into various folders, favorite the ones you use most, and track changes and updates to each file. It has a very Slack-y feel to the way things are organized, which I find useful.
  • Sharing - Quip is a very collaborative tool, allowing you to share and edit documents with co-workers, and get notifications when they update or respond on a particular file.
  • Update frequency - it feels like I need to update the application about twice a week. It's important to push new functionality and address bugs, but it often feels like the Quip team doesn't have their release schedule planned out very well. Constant updates are disruptive and counterproductive.
  • Automatic date reminders - Quip will automatically set a date into a reminder as you type it, which could be a useful feature, but it just ends up being annoying. More often than not I'm just typing today's date in a document to track meeting minutes, or potentially adding in an expected delivery date, for which I really don't need a reminder.
  • Quip has improved my productivity by improving my focus and task tracking.
  • Quip has improved visibility for my manager by allowing me to share short- and long-term to-do lists with them.
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.
I've found Quip to be extremely useful as a collaborative document sharing platform, moreso even than the Google suite, because the user interface is pleasing and intuitive, and it's much easier to organize and find files. If you prefer the File System Hierarchy style organization of Google Docs, Quip might not be for you - but if you're looking for a new take on organization with a more graphic feel to it, I would recommend giving Quip a try.

I would say Quip is best suited for documents you're sharing or working on with an internal team, especially something that's for reference or a rough draft, since it's not big on formatting. This definitely isn't a platform for making a polished document to show off to customers, etc.

Quip Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Gantt Charts
Not Rated
Scheduling
Not Rated
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Mobile Access
Not Rated
Search
Not Rated
Visual planning tools
Not Rated
Chat
7
Notifications
7
Discussions
8
Surveys
Not Rated
Internal knowledgebase
Not Rated
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Not Rated
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Not Rated
Integrates with Outlook
Not Rated
Versioning
Not Rated
Video files
Not Rated
Audio files
Not Rated
Document collaboration
10
Access control
Not Rated
Advanced security features
Not Rated
Integrates with Google Drive
Not Rated
Device sync
Not Rated