Highly flexible collaboration tool
June 25, 2018

Highly flexible collaboration tool

Marcelo de Vasconcellos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Samepage

At my organization, we started to use Samepage as a collaboration hub for our health research group. Despite being a group of 15 people, we are located in different offices around the city. In addition, most of these people lack IT knowledge. As such, we needed a good tool for online collaboration, but also something that was easy enough for beginners. Everything regarding the group, schedules, meeting notes, tasks, projects, plans, and documents were tracked using our Samepage account. It helped to bring together items spread across a number of different online services.
  • Flexible: Samepage pages can assume a lot of formats to suit your needs
  • Easy to start: creating an account and starting a page is easy enough even for non-technology oriented people
  • Very attractive prices for the Pro plan
  • Samepage allows to upload and view PDF files, but not markup or comment on the pages inside them. Such feature would be extremely useful
  • There is room for usability improvements. The interface could use more contrast and color to create a better visual hierarchy.
  • Only three templates fail to show the beginner the true potential of the different formats pages can take on Samepage. There should be more templates and examples.
  • We were able to be more effective in organizing events and research meetings
  • Samepage allowed the collaboration of different researchers on writing scientific articles
  • The pages in Samepage were used as a collaborative draft to create the final report of our research
Igloo has a free version and is easy to use but has few project management features. It also lacks audio and video calling functionality. Quip is easy to use and configure, but it lacks team calendar. Basecamp is great for project management but lacks the flexibility granted by Samepage's pages which can mix different kinds of content.
Samepage is well suited to situations:
- when there is a need for ongoing collaboration between people
- when these people lack tech skills
- when there is a need for sharing and showing different kinds of media

Samepage is less appropriate in situations (since there are better tools for those particular uses):
- requiring more robust communication tools
- when the objective is to execute a specific, finite task
- when it is necessary a precise control of version history

Samepage Feature Ratings

Task Management
Mobile Access
Visual planning tools
Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
Advanced security features
Integrates with Google Drive
Device sync
Not Rated