Hive

Powerful project management and collaboration platform.

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Hive Overview

What is Hive?

Hive is the project management tool behind rockstar teams at Uber, Google, Starbucks, Essence and more. Hive is dedicated to helping teams move faster and improving company-wide efficiency.

With flexible project layouts, native email, resourcing, group messaging, and file sharing, Hive connects all aspects of your work with ease. It's the only tool that truly has it all and connects all areas of your professional life.

Hive Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$16,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

14-day free trial, no credit card required.
Professional: $16/user/month when paid monthly (or $12/user/month when paid annually) with add-ons available. A discount is provided to nonprofits.


Hive Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Hive includes group chat and direct messaging capabilities
Files can be dragged-and-dropped into messages to share them with other team members
Hive offers more than 100 integrations, allowing users to import messages from other tools automatically
View projects in portfolio view with ease.
Take notes with Hive Notes and assign next steps and action items.
Kanban view and chat in Hive.
Timetracking in Hive.
The building blocks of Hive -- action cards.
Gantt view in Hive.
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Hive Reviews

Hive Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
83

Very good
45

Average
8

Poor
1

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,6
93% recommended this app
Robert F.

The Only Project Management Software with the Features I need


Lindsey P.

Good and Bad, but Mostly Good

Overall, Hive works for our Marketing team and customer service is exceptional (especially [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]).

The biggest frustration is that we tested a few systems and chose Hive because it combined messaging, we liked the look of it, and the ability to link external apps if desired. The ultimate reason we chose Hive, though, was because when tested, projects with a date range for a due date showed up at the beginning of that range, which is exactly what we needed and no other system did that. However, a month after we switched and installed, that changed and they now show on the due date which causes issues (and extra messages and meetings) for our team to make sure stuff is being worked on proactively.

We've had a large amount of issues with recurring actions and auto-snooze as mentioned above and I've reported it several times.

We've had Hive around 8-10 months and just went through redoing our entire workspace to hopefully make it more streamlined due to the systemic issues we were having. With that, I'll say there are several ways to utilize Hive and you can find what fits for your team.

So overall, good and bad - mostly good.


Jeff C.

Close But Not Quite

Timely response to chat logs. It would be a great product if the e-mail integration actually added value to ones workflow.


Christopher K.

Love Hive!!

Organization, costing, task management. The Hive app and mobile are also awesome!


Sadie P.

Thank you Hive for making our business run seamlessly!

Hive has made communication between our company's team easy. Now, we don't have to constantly call each other, have follow-up meetings, and walk into each other's offices. We can simply log into Hive and see who is doing what. We know when things are due and what needs to be done next. Because of Hive communication is easy so we can focus on getting jobs done for clients and getting them done on time.


Robert F.
Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The Only Project Management Software with the Features I need

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Hive is the only project management software that is cloud collaborative, has infinite sub tasks, and Gantt charts so it was an easy choice. Also it is not Microsoft Project so I don't have to deal with their insane billing methods.

Chatting inside tasks or letting task owners turn sub tasks into their own projects is great. Everyone can keep up with who is working on what and who needs help or what is holding up the project. Sign in and billing is super easy.

Support is extremely reactive when I have questions. There is a bunch of stats on task completion that I don't use, but look useful.

Cons

The mobile app has significantly reduced functionality compared to desktop.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Lindsey P.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Good and Bad, but Mostly Good

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/11/23
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Hive works for our Marketing team and customer service is exceptional (especially [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]).

The biggest frustration is that we tested a few systems and chose Hive because it combined messaging, we liked the look of it, and the ability to link external apps if desired. The ultimate reason we chose Hive, though, was because when tested, projects with a date range for a due date showed up at the beginning of that range, which is exactly what we needed and no other system did that. However, a month after we switched and installed, that changed and they now show on the due date which causes issues (and extra messages and meetings) for our team to make sure stuff is being worked on proactively.

We've had a large amount of issues with recurring actions and auto-snooze as mentioned above and I've reported it several times.

We've had Hive around 8-10 months and just went through redoing our entire workspace to hopefully make it more streamlined due to the systemic issues we were having. With that, I'll say there are several ways to utilize Hive and you can find what fits for your team.

So overall, good and bad - mostly good.

Pros

For our team of five, the most beneficial features are: ability to assign two people, ability to color code projects, ability to track time within a task, ability to add approvers within a task, direct and group messaging within the app (replaced separate use of Slack), Notes and ability to share them, and the "status" and "table" views for projects.

Cons

For our team, we have had repeat issues with recurring actions not functioning correctly, specifically with auto-snoozing actions and sub actions (even past their due date) as well as due dates when we try to update recurring actions. We shifted our set-up and re-entered all actions at one point to try and workaround the need for a recurring action. We also prefer for actions with a date range for a due date to show up as of the start of that date range so we know how many days we have to work on something, however they show up the day it's due.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Jeff C.
Industry: Environmental Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Close But Not Quite

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2019/09/17
Review Source: Capterra

Timely response to chat logs. It would be a great product if the e-mail integration actually added value to ones workflow.

Pros

Intuitive, easy to navigate. Many useful features you would expect with a project collaboration tool.

Cons

Gmail attachments make into to the HIVE e-mail interface only about half of the time. Of those that do make it into HIVE about 65% must be downloaded rather than simply read. Hive will read a g.doc via Drive but all other attachments must be downloaded. If you create an action from the Hive e-mail and want to work on the documents that are attached, you would have to download and reattach the the documents to the action card. That renders HIVE e-mail integration about useless if you get a lot of e-mails with attachments. For me Hive is a no go for that reason. But, also because only half of the attachments even make into Hive to begin with.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Christopher K.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Love Hive!!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/10/13
Review Source: Capterra

Organization, costing, task management. The Hive app and mobile are also awesome!

Pros

We are a small digital marketing firm. We had tried other programs, but Hive had the best package of support, collaboration and work flow!

Cons

Time tracking needs some work, but that is eclipsed by the wonders of version control and mark up of assets prior to approval.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sadie P.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Thank you Hive for making our business run seamlessly!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/04
Review Source: Capterra

Hive has made communication between our company's team easy. Now, we don't have to constantly call each other, have follow-up meetings, and walk into each other's offices. We can simply log into Hive and see who is doing what. We know when things are due and what needs to be done next. Because of Hive communication is easy so we can focus on getting jobs done for clients and getting them done on time.

Pros

Hive is ridiculously user friendly. I like most how our team can collaborate on different tasks and we all know who is doing what and when. We also know when everything is due and what is to be done next. It makes communication and completing tasks practically effortless. Now we can focus less on the lists and to-do's because of Hive; now, we have more time to focus on actually completing the tasks themselves. Because of Hive, we can get jobs completed for customers on time. I also really like the time clock feature, where we can log our hours for different tasks and clients. Plus, anytime I have questions or troubles, the Hive customer support team is right there, ready to help. I can't rave about Hive enough.

Cons

I honestly have nothing that I least like about this software. It's an amazing product that myself and our company uses every day.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
Based on 138 user ratings
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Hive Pricing

Hive Pricing

Starting from
US$16,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

14-day free trial, no credit card required.
Professional: $16/user/month when paid monthly (or $12/user/month when paid annually) with add-ons available. A discount is provided to nonprofits.

14-day free trial, no credit card required.
Professional: $16/user/month when paid monthly (or $12/user/month when paid annually) with add-ons available. A discount is provided to nonprofits.

Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 138 user ratings
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Hive Features

Hive Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for Hive

Additional information for Hive

Key features of Hive

  • Action templates
  • Attachments
  • Automatic message import
  • Automatic task assignment
  • Collaboration tools
  • Direct messaging
  • Drag-and-drop document sharing
  • File sharing
  • Gantt chart
  • Group conversations
  • Progress tracking
  • Task deadlines
  • Task import
  • Task labels
  • Third party integrations
  • To-do lists
  • Workflow management

Benefits

  • Extensive project views: Gantt charts, Kanban board, Team view, Label view, Portfolio view, Calendar view

  • Request forms, action and project templates, and recurring actions automate your work and save time

  • Group messaging and file integrations (Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box) connect all aspects of your work

  • Over 1,000 integrations available to connect to all the other tools you use

  • Time tracking and resourcing help track allocated resources

  • Hive FAQs

    Hive FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Hive.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Hive offer?

    Hive offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$16,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    14-day free trial, no credit card required. Professional: $16/user/month when paid monthly (or $12/user/month when paid annually) with add-ons available. A discount is provided to nonprofits.

    Q. What are the main features of Hive?

    Hive offers the following features:

    • Action templates
    • Attachments
    • Automatic message import
    • Automatic task assignment
    • Collaboration tools
    • Direct messaging
    • Drag-and-drop document sharing
    • File sharing
    • Gantt chart
    • Group conversations
    • Progress tracking
    • Task deadlines
    • Task import
    • Task labels
    • Third party integrations
    • To-do lists
    • Workflow management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Hive?

    Hive has the following typical customers:

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

    Q. What languages does Hive support?

    Hive supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Hive offer?

    Hive has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Hive support mobile devices?

    Hive supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Hive integrate with?

    Hive integrates with the following applications:

    Cognito Forms, Eventbrite, HoneyBook, LambdaTest, Retently, Sisense, Slack, Upsolver, WebHR, Zenefits

    Q. What level of support does Hive offer?

    Hive offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials