Geekbot

Geekbot

Asynchronous standup meetings in Slack

4.9/5 (39 reviews)

Geekbot Overview

Geekbot is a slackbot assistant that helps users set up real asynchronous stand up meetings within Slack. The solution helps staff stay organized, up-to-date and aligned with the rest of the team. It only takes a few minutes to set up an initial standup with team members.

Geekbot creates a non-intrusive process to help teams stay focused on tasks. Each department can have its own timeline which is helpful for complex projects. Multiple standups break down information and distribute it to the right people directly.

Some of Geekbot's default set of questions include:

- What did you accomplish yesterday?
- What will you do today?
- What obstacles are impeding your progress?

Users can adjust and customize questions for each standup to better fit the department or team, as well as set a personalized tone. Geekbot can understand simple chat commands such as ‘login’, ‘report’, ‘off’, and primary users can choose who has privileges to edit, and who will be limited to reporting.

All information is distributed through Slack as well as inside the dashboard environment, where users can perform a variety of added actions such as report filtering and additional insights. Users can download standup data by clicking the ‘download CSV’ link manage their email summaries and more.

Pricing

Starting from
$3/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

Geekbot Reviews

Overall rating
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Best slackbot for doing standup meetings

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 1/11/2019
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Pros

- Ability to edit private DMs and silent publishing to the channel
- Ease of configuration, templating, onboarding
- Love the engagement survey/reminder to nudge
- Pleasant/engaging customer support
- Quick reply status for repeating the same status from the previous day

Cons

- Doesn't always start on time
- Suffered from extensive delays a few times (20-30 minutes between questions)
- Unable to manage other standups (I purchased for several teams but I'm unable to see/configure their settings)
- Response times from customer support are a bit slow even via intercom (expect 1-2 business days, sometimes longer)
- Timeline performance (dashboard view) for summarization sometimes lags

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Improved Productivity

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 3/19/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Geekbot allowed us to implement daily standup culture within our team without leaving Slack. We are a distributed small team that has members from 3 different countries, and we manage our daily standups + retrospectives through Geekbot. So far it has helped everyone to get up-to-speed with how to approach the project management culture we are trying to implement and it allowed everyone to see the progress being made, documented and openly appreciated.

Pros

It is easy to use. You just set it up and that's it, it is completely integrated with Slack, so you don't need to go to the dashboard to manage anything, you can handle a lot of stuff by just communicating with the bot. It is really easy to use and allows keeping everyone up to date.

Cons

It failed once or twice throughout our whole usage which caused some questions to be delivered late, but those were only small glitches. Overall, it is a pretty stable product.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

standup meetings made easy for small remote teams with hectic schedules

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 10/2/2017
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

At Trackener, we are a small startup (5 team members) and we are following the agile methodology. Standups are important for us to know on a daily basis who's doing what, and make sure our team is always focusing on what matters the most.

We had trouble finding an hour to schedule those standups since our CEO is always on the move, one of our team members is working part time mostly on evenings, and we often all work remotely.

Doing it on Slack with Geekbot, whenever someone starts his workday, was really a good idea because it enables us to keep that good habit of daily reporting our work while not necessarily doing it all at the same time. Among the interesting features that Geekbot provides are the reminders (if you don't do your standup, expect to be harassed!) and it tells you what you commited to do the day before, when you start your report.

We've used it daily in our team for more than 3 months and it's totally part of our daily routine.

Cons

There are a lot of features that we do not need though (like the dashboard, tracking, etc).

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Simple, straightforward, useful, and fun.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 5/22/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Easy to configure our group, and we loved a few options:
1) Managing different timezones
2) Customizing the messaging for the standup to fit our culture

Cons

Nothing really. We tried several Slack standup integrations and this was the only one our team liked and didn't find annoying. :)

Response from Venturegeeks

Thanks for your kind words,Porter! Glad Geekbot is helping your team sync and maintain your company's culture. :)

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

About Geekbot

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/15/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience is good

Pros

The product is very much useful specially for technology .

We can even attach files and send it to the team where swiftly.

The most interesting feature of the product is shortcut commands.

Cons

Its difficult to send multiple text. We have create snippet and then send it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Geekbot Pricing

Starting from
$3/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Geekbot is priced at $3.00 per active participant per month.

or

$30 per user/year, saving 17%.

Geekbot Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Progress Tracking
  • Task Tracking
  • Third Party Integration

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Gantt Charts
  • Prioritizing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Task Management
  • Timesheets

Additional information for Geekbot

Key features of Geekbot

  • Channel broadcasting
  • Chat commands
  • Create and edit standups
  • Custom questions
  • Dashboard
  • Download CSV
  • Flexibility
  • Members privileges
  • Multiple standups
  • Public and private channels
  • Reminders
  • Reports
  • Slack integration
  • Standup meetings
  • Task tracking
  • View team's progress in a timeline
  • email summaries

Benefits

  • Transparency: Geekbot keeps the whole team in the loop and allows effective leadership to flourish.

  • Data driven: Assume nothing anymore since every decision will be made based on data provided by the team.

  • Asynchronous: Help the team be creative at work with Geekbot and allow information to flow independent of time and place, giving members the flexibility they need.

  • Time saver: No need to spend precious time trying to organize and align teams, Geekbot makes it easy for members to report as simply replying to a DM.

  • Valuable support: Geekbot is always there to help via Twitter, email or live support.

  • Geekbot FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Geekbot.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Geekbot offer?

    Geekbot offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $3/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Geekbot is priced at $3.00 per active participant per month.

    or

    $30 per user/year, saving 17%.

    Q. What are the main features of Geekbot?

    Geekbot offers the following features:

    • Channel broadcasting
    • Chat commands
    • Create and edit standups
    • Custom questions
    • Dashboard
    • Download CSV
    • Flexibility
    • Members privileges
    • Multiple standups
    • Public and private channels
    • Reminders
    • Reports
    • Slack integration
    • Standup meetings
    • Task tracking
    • View team's progress in a timeline
    • email summaries

    Q. Who are the typical users of Geekbot?

    Geekbot has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Geekbot support?

    Geekbot supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Geekbot offer?

    Geekbot has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Geekbot support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Geekbot supports

    Q. What other apps does Geekbot integrate with?

    Geekbot integrates with the following applications:

    Slack, Slack

    Q. What level of support does Geekbot offer?

    Geekbot offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Online Support