Quip

Quip

Docs, tasks, & spreadsheet collaboration with built-in chat

4.4/5 (141 reviews)

Quip Overview

Quip is a team collaboration solution which combines document and spreadsheet creation and editing with chat and commenting capabilities, to allow teams to communicate about tasks and projects directly while working on them.

Quip enables users to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, and checklists collaboratively in real time, through the ‘Smart Inbox’ interface, with the ability to filter and star documents to speed up searching. Document revisions are stored so users can track changes, and annotations can be added to spreadsheets and documents. Finished tasks can be checked off on the checklist, keeping all team members informed of which tasks have been completed.

Rather than communicating by email, users can chat directly within a document, with inbuilt 1:1 personal messaging and the ability to comment on any content. @mentions also allow users to direct teammates to individual spreadsheet cells, or insert items such as images and code into documents. User-controlled notifications keep team members updated on any messages or mentions.

Quip works across desktop and mobile, with native iOS and Android apps, and with offline functionality, users can work on documents on the go, with changes being updated whenever there is an internet connection.

Pricing

Starting from
$30/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
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

Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, German and 7 others, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Quip Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
92% positive reviews
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Easy to use, great for collaborating, aimed at younger professionals

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 12/12/2017
Review Source: Capterra

Collaboration, simple cloud-based tool, integration with Salesforce

Pros

It's super easy to start using and is great for shared documents where you need to have multiple people providing input and updates. I like that two people can be simultaneously working on a document without a problem.

Cons

My annoyances with this software stem from the features - what is there and what is not there. One of my biggest gripes is that Quip believes it is "distracting and not necessary" (their words) to have the option of changing the color of the text. I disagree. As a business professional for the past 25 years, I can tell you there are instances where you need to color code text. I recently had a huge, very collaborative project that I wanted to base out of Quip and THE ONLY REASON I couldn't use Quip was because it had to be color coded and Quip doesn't do that. I've tried appealing to them but so far, no luck. Yet, one apparently "necessary" feature is that you can add an emoji or animated meme to your comments within a document. Really? And that is more important for business communications? I'm guessing this software is being created by a bunch of millennials. I don't begrudge millenials or the "fun" elements that are included, but give me the useful business functionality we have all become accustomed to over the past couple of decades if you truly want to compete for our word processing and spreadsheet needs.

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10

An amazing platform to track your ideas

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 3/25/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We use quip to track our updates, design documents etc and it has proven to be a really powerful platform for the same.

Pros

1. I love quip as its the only good version controlled platform for taking notes that I have found in my industry experience of over 5 years.
2. Its easy to create public/private versions. I could easily create documents that are public (i.e. outside the firm) and private to me.
3. It is so easy to mark your favorite folders and share it across teams.
4. Its fast. I have found Google Docs to be a bit slower than quip.
5. You could easily import the content into a wiki or a word document with all the formatting intact.
6. You can create an excel sheet (or multiple sheets) in quip itself.
7. Onboarding and gettting used to the platform is really easy.

Cons

1. It behaves odd when creating tables and adding pictures (like indentation sometimes screws up).
2. If you are looking for a platform to create animated documents, quip might not be your friend. It supports basic data representation objects like tables, pictures, worksheets but if you want audio etc, you want to goto powerpoint.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Best docu-sharing tool for a team

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 3/20/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I would highly recommend Quip to any team needing to collaborate on a lot of documents. It keeps us extremely organized, we love the workflow features, and communication tools. We have tried using Google Drive in the past and have STRUGGLED with the shotty navigation and lack of tagging/communication options. Quip is exponentially better than any other docu-sharing tool we've used!

Pros

Simple user interface and easy to onboard my employees. Quip keeps us very organized and is great for tagging each other in comments and collaborating in single documents. They have a number of workflow features that we've used several times to help manage project timelines, etc. I also love that I can share links to documents so clients can pop in and review without having to be added as a full user. We've reached out to customer support several times, especially during the onboarding process, and they have always been extremely helpful.

Cons

Notifications are a little overwhelming and difficult to manage. Very rarely we've had issues with pages not updating or saving, especially when there is a lot of text that has been copy/pasted.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Powerful collaboration tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/24/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Productivity, Collaboration, Central repository.

Pros

I use quip mainly to organize my work and collaborate with my team members in documenting feature requirements. Product feature requirements are dynamic - in that, they change often. The ability to have one central location from where all of us can access it makes this a huge time saver for all. It also prevents unnecessary emails as users can chat / comment directly on quip. It also has the ability to create private folders which I use to store work in progress ideas and the ability to restrict access to some files / folders to specific people.

Cons

Quip requires the internet and often I forget that I have to be connected to save changes. Although it has the ability to add spreadsheets, I don't use it much. Also, have noticed when I copy paste code into code-blocks, the pasted content does not fit within the default page-width, but creates a horizontal scroll-bar within the code-block. It's a bit of an irritant to correct that every time.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Quip - a super nice collaboration tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/17/2018
Review Source: Capterra

To be simple, we really like this easy to use collaboration tool.

Pros

So easy to collaboration with colleagues, and for family. Get everything together rather than individual files everywhere. "Word", "Excel", "Powerpoint" lite versions, so easy to use, whatever you want. With google account integration. No hassle for account management. You certainly don't expect it to be super powerful, but it is good enough for our purpose.

Cons

Logic of files arrangement a bit confusing. If you are coming from traditional file system. You may need sometime to get used to it. Moving files around is not that easy, especially if you want to manage multiple files at the same time. It used to be annoying that recent editing panel shows up every time you open the application. Recent updates fix this problem.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Quip Pricing

Starting from
$30/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Personal: Free

Business: $30/month for 5 users - $12 per user per month after that

Enterprise: $25 per user per month

Quip Features

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Chat
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Communication Management
  • Document Storage
  • File Management
  • Permission Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Projections

Additional information for Quip

Key features of Quip

  • @mentions
  • API
  • API availability
  • Brainstorming
  • Budget reports
  • Calendar management
  • Change management
  • Chat
  • Chat functionality
  • Checklists
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Commenting
  • Communication management
  • Company admin portal
  • Custom subdomain
  • Data import/export
  • Data synchronization
  • Document indexing
  • Document planning
  • Document recovery
  • Document review
  • Document revision history
  • Document storage
  • Document tracking
  • Dynamic workflow
  • Group sharing
  • Guests
  • Import/export for Office, Google Drive, Evernote & more
  • Inbox management
  • Knowledge base
  • Message archive
  • Mobile alerts
  • Notifications
  • Offline access
  • Project planning
  • Project tracking
  • Project workflow
  • Real time data
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Search functionality
  • Security & encryption
  • Single sign on
  • Task lists
  • Task planning
  • Third party integration
  • User access controls
  • User access permissions
  • Version history
  • ‘Smart Inbox’ for document management

Benefits

  • Communicate directly within each document or spreadsheet, with direct messaging, commenting, and @mentions.

  • ‘Smart Inbox’ to manage documents, with folder for organizing content.

  • User permissions can be assigned at the group level, or for individual folders.

  • Mobile apps and offline functionality allow users to work on the go, with changes syncing whenever there is an internet connection.

  • Import from and export to Google Drive, Office, Evernote, and more.

  • Quip FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Quip.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Quip offer?

    Quip offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $30/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Personal: Free

    Business: $30/month for 5 users - $12 per user per month after that

    Enterprise: $25 per user per month

    Q. What are the main features of Quip?

    Quip offers the following features:

    • @mentions
    • API
    • API availability
    • Brainstorming
    • Budget reports
    • Calendar management
    • Change management
    • Chat
    • Chat functionality
    • Checklists
    • Collaboration tools
    • Collaborative review
    • Collaborative workspace
    • Commenting
    • Communication management
    • Company admin portal
    • Custom subdomain
    • Data import/export
    • Data synchronization
    • Document indexing
    • Document planning
    • Document recovery
    • Document review
    • Document revision history
    • Document storage
    • Document tracking
    • Dynamic workflow
    • Group sharing
    • Guests
    • Import/export for Office, Google Drive, Evernote & more
    • Inbox management
    • Knowledge base
    • Message archive
    • Mobile alerts
    • Notifications
    • Offline access
    • Project planning
    • Project tracking
    • Project workflow
    • Real time data
    • Reporting & statistics
    • Search functionality
    • Security & encryption
    • Single sign on
    • Task lists
    • Task planning
    • Third party integration
    • User access controls
    • User access permissions
    • Version history
    • ‘Smart Inbox’ for document management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Quip?

    Quip has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Quip support?

    Quip supports the following languages:

    Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Quip offer?

    Quip has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Quip support mobile devices?

    Quip supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Quip integrate with?

    Quip integrates with the following applications:

    APIANT, Altify, Built.io Flow, Cyfe, Enterprise Search, Lucidchart, Onna, Slack, VisitorTrack, Workato

    Q. What level of support does Quip offer?

    Quip offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials