Whaller

Whaller

Private social network creation for internal communication

4.8/5 (16 reviews)

Whaller Overview

Whaller is a social networking software that helps businesses and organizations create their own social network. A corporate social network helps companies maintain internal communication between company employees; encourage the exchange of ideas among colleagues; and aids better collaboration in work projects. For educational groups, Whaller acts as an extension of the classroom and helps students to manage group projects.

Members can create private groups called spheres, to which they can invite friends and colleagues to engage in private discussion. Discussions that take place inside the spheres are not accessible to members outside it. Members can share formatted text, links, videos, documents, and surveys with any other members of their sphere.

Whaller provides limited access rights to members where they can initiate a discussion thread, read existing ones, reply to queries, but cannot delete a discussion thread. Access rights are managed by a group admin who can also assign moderators to moderate discussion threads. Members can customize their spheres by adding team logos, a branded home page, and welcome emails.

Whaller integrates with video conferencing tool “appear.in” to provide a dedicated video conference room in each sphere. The application allows web browsers to communicate without a server. The software triggers automatic notifications from external events such as tweets and emails into members’ private accounts. Whaller integrates with several other applications such as Google Drive, Microsoft office 365, Dropbox, Gotomeeting and Plussh.

Pricing

Starting from
€2,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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L

Markets

Europe, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Spanish

Whaller Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
100% positive reviews
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Excellent
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Julio césar P.

Excellent alternative for networking with people in general without ads or other fb privacy issues.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/06/11
Review Source: Capterra

Having the chance of getting social network services with the knowing that your private data is not being used for publicity is a pretty great feat nowadays, even though the mobile version is not as good as the internet one, it does not interfere with the excellent proposal that Whaller offers. To me, this is a win-win situation.

Pros

I created a profile and started using Whaller as an alternative to facebook, considering all the privacy and business-related issues concerning facebook. This app is excellent because it offers the chance with people from work and other places, knowing that your data and private information will not be used for publicity or some other forms of business with its clients. Security and privacy of all my personal data is a very relevant aspect for me within the use of a social network, so congratulations for that, The online interface is easy to use and highly intuitive, I wish it would be the same for the ios and android versions, respectively. However, those are issues I know they will be addressed in the future, as this app gets the recognition and popularity it truly deserves. This is basically the social network for the future.

Cons

As I mentioned before, the ios and android versions of this app are not as slick and well presented as the internet version, but for now, this is not a very alarming issue, since I am more than confident that this issue will be fixed in the next couple of months, as I have seen how much the company cares about the feedback its customers continuously give.

Response from Whaller

Thanks for your review Julio-César !

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Baptiste L.

Whaller brings us a smart way to communicate with our team and customers, on a private environment.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/06/02
Review Source: Capterra

For now it's the best product to creat a community of customers/users and generate engagement. With a large choice of features (even in the free version), Whaller is a great way to create a smart and rich relationship with your community.

Pros

First of all, the privacy of what is posted on Whaller is important. The UI is getting better and better, and users are quickly able to understand how it works and where to write or search informations.
Posts allows to creat polls, events, and doodles.
The CMS portal to personalise the service.

Cons

The Kanban is a godd idea but still not as powerfull as Trello.
The tchat is not yet as great as Slack or Rocket.chat
The sphere agenda would need integration with Exchange
The price is too expensive for a small organisation

Response from Whaller

Hi Baptiste,

Thanks for the feedback. It will help us improve Whaller.

Amokrane from Whaller

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Christophe L.

A very good free experience, which respect my private life.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/06/05
Review Source: Capterra

Make my work with coworker easier ! A good platform to share documents, ideas...

Pros

The "sphere". This software is very functional and respectful for my different kind of entourage. I can be as I am with all of them in real life, but not the same way with family, coworkers, friends.

Cons

The defect is the mobile application. there is too much features we can not make yet compare to the computers version.

Response from Whaller

Hi Christophe,

Thanks for the feedback. It will help us improve the app.

Amokrane from Whaller

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Francis Z.

Very helpful application for groups as a private network

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/06/01
Review Source: Capterra

A better management and hit rate regarding Facebook systems (FB, ...).
We use it as the mainstream of our exchange and especially on the market analysis we follow up on.

Pros

easy of use and paramterization. Free version with very good level of functionnalities. VEry good tool to agregate people around topics

Response from Whaller

Hi Francis,

We're very happy to read your review. Thank you.

Amokrane from Whaller

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Isidore A.

The use of Whaller is fuently and accessible

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/06/01
Review Source: Capterra

Confidentiality, restriction of records, total control
Permanent removal of old personal spheres
Member Management: View the list of spheres for each person
Be able to disable welcome messages on a sphere

Pros

Ability to write temporary messages, which are self-destructive ("burning messages")
Notifications when adding a document to the box
PDF document viewer in spheres
Mobile application: new network creation path
Mobile Application: Display of Input Requests

Cons

It alone meets the parameters of a dozen social networks

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Whaller Pricing

Starting from
€2,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Sphere Standard: Free
Organization Standard: Free
Sphere Premium: €2/month/user
Organization Premium: €3/month/user

Whaller Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Chat
  • Document Management

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Permission Management
  • Projections
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Whaller

Key features of Whaller

  • Activity / News Feed
  • Chat
  • Contact management
  • Document
  • Group management
  • Incentives
  • Member management
  • Members directory
  • Messaging
  • Messaging
  • Mobile integration
  • Organisation calendars
  • Photo management
  • Surveys
  • Tasks
  • User profile
  • Video conferencing
  • Videoconferencing
  • Widgets

Benefits

• Whaller provides an activity dashboard that consolidates all the tasks and ideas shared in a sphere, for members to then go through the tasks assigned to them.

• Users can set up surveys within a sphere using MCQs, open ends and satisfaction scales; the results of which can be viewed as charts and graphs.

• Admins can set-up a reward / points system for the most active members in discussion threads. Members can then collect points and redeem them for gift coupons.

• Each sphere provides a document deposit box with unlimited storage and an integrated search engine for sharing documents between sphere members.

• Group admins can set up games, an information board, and quiz style questions to welcome new members to a sphere.

Whaller FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Whaller.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Whaller offer?

Whaller offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: €2,00

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Sphere Standard: Free
Organization Standard: Free
Sphere Premium: €2/month/user
Organization Premium: €3/month/user

Q. What are the main features of Whaller?

Whaller offers the following features:

  • Activity / News Feed
  • Chat
  • Contact management
  • Document
  • Group management
  • Incentives
  • Member management
  • Members directory
  • Messaging
  • Messaging
  • Mobile integration
  • Organisation calendars
  • Photo management
  • Surveys
  • Tasks
  • User profile
  • Video conferencing
  • Videoconferencing
  • Widgets

Q. Who are the typical users of Whaller?

Whaller has the following typical customers:

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

Q. What languages does Whaller support?

Whaller supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Whaller offer?

Whaller has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Whaller support mobile devices?

Whaller supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Whaller integrate with?

Whaller integrates with the following applications:

ACCOUNTS, Dropbox, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Google Drive, IFTTT, Microsoft OneDrive

Q. What level of support does Whaller offer?

Whaller offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support

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