Ryver

Ryver

Group Messaging + Task Management + Workflow Automation

4.4/5 (28 reviews)

Ryver Overview

Ryver is a cloud-based team collaboration solution, which helps teams improve efficiency.

Collaboration can be organized into channels including Forums (open to all Member and invited Guest users), Teams (private groups of users), and People (private 1-on-1 direct messaging). Fully-Integrated Collaboration Spaces include Chat (for quick conversations), Topics (for specifically-focused conversations), Tasks (for turning conversations into action), and Calls (for talking via voice and video calls, including screen sharing). Task assignments can even be automated using Ryver's Workflow engine.

Users can easily share files and links, and all Ryver content is easily searchable. Ryver can integrate with 1000's of other apps (including Google Docs, Dropbox, Asana, Jira, Twitter, and Facebook) using existing plugins or by using API’s and webhooks to create custom integrations and bots.

Pricing

Starting from
$49/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

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

Supported Languages

English

Ryver Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
86% positive reviews
15
Excellent
9
Very good
4
Average
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Poor
0
Terrible
Matthew D.

The free version of Slack

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/12/01
Review Source: Capterra

We switched to Ryver when Slack changed its pricing structure. It seemed clunky at first, but they've continued to run updates a couple times since then and it's gotten better.
Simple, graphically trimmed chat service.

Pros

It's a familiar set up and functionality to anyone who's used Slack in the past.
Does a great job of helping our company communicate.
No storage issues uploading images to share them on the platform.
Recently started to utilize the task functions, big plus.

Cons

Responding to a comment and creating a thread is NOT conducive to quick, multi user conversation. The reply carries below it a ghostly version of the full message it relates to. Makes for a very cluttered stream of communication.
Preloaded "Task" categories (Trello-like set up) are unnecessary and get cleaned every time to replace them with my own.
Administrators/creators of channels/teams/forums have ultimate control and cannot reassign their authority when they leave the channel. Inconvenient.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Free for non-profits makes it a No-Brainer

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/19
Review Source: Capterra

Ryver has been a great addition to our stack. It's free so it lets us really dig in on every feature to maximize the fact that it's free! There have been several major releases that were communicated well and added major value. I have been very pleased with my interactions at all levels.

Pros

It's an amazing alternative to the other communication platforms out there. You already know how to use it. It's fun, simple, and gets the job done!
Even comes with a pretty solid trello board to keep your tasks in line.

Cons

It's not as sexy as Slack - There I said it! :)
Once you are in a system you can't leave. Like all these platforms. Once you commit - You are in!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Best means of Chat and Call Communication at work

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/27
Review Source: Capterra

Very good. It saves the conversation so it helps me go back to the history of what we were talking about. It works well for my work.

Pros

Its simplified way of communication through chat and call. Able to send document to someone, can do a private chat group, can search or go back to previous conversation using the search option inside the chat group or the person you are having a communication with. It also allows notification option and simple set up of own profile.

Cons

If you accidentally hit the call option to someone, it does not have the end call option. Need to relaunch to end it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Does Not Completely Work

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/05/22
Review Source: Capterra

Ryver's core functionality works as it should, however it is still a buggy piece of software. I really whish they could sort out the bugs in the dialing functionality.

Pros

It is fairly simple to use. It's core functionality does do what it's supposed to do

Cons

The call button is placed in an awkward position, I sometimes end up accidentally calling a team member and it is a chore to end the call. I end up having to restart the application otherwise it will just indefinitely dial.

Response from Ryver

Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear about the issues you're experiencing with our calls feature. We'd love to fix whatever issues you're experiencing. Would you please email us at [email protected] describing the issue in more detail so that we can resolve it?

Best,

The Ryver Team

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

3.0/10
Jason H.

Great and Free alternative to Slack

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/10/20
Review Source: Capterra

It's completely free and offers a very useful collaborative experience for any size of team.

Pros

It's free. You get the very similar interaction and use out of this product as you do its more widely known competitor - Slack. The interface is very similar, so if you're transitioning, it's a pretty smooth process. Also, if you're transitioning from Slack, Ryver has an awesome import utility to bring over all your content and history.

Cons

The only thing I dislike about this product is its method of API. It uses Zapier, which does charge a fee for 6 or more integrations. Plus, when using Zapier, for like integrating RSS feeds, it uses your profile as the identifier in the chat. So if a status update comes through, it uses my profile pic with the comment, instead of a generic RSS feed icon. That's kind of lame because it may appear to some users that a person is typing it out.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Ryver Pricing

Starting from
$49/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

$49/mo for small teams up to 12 users

$99/mo for teams of 13+ (unlimited) users.

Enterprise plans including Workflow start at $399/mo.

Ryver Features

  • Automatic Notifications
  • Chat
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Third Party Integration

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Permission Management
  • Projections
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality

Additional information for Ryver

Key features of Ryver

  • @mentions
  • Audio / video conferencing
  • Automatic notifications
  • Chat / messaging
  • Commenting
  • Discussion boards
  • File attachments
  • File sharing
  • Images & videos
  • Open forums
  • Private & public groups
  • Private teams
  • Third party integrations
  • Threaded discussions
  • URL previews
  • Unlimited guests
  • Unlimited users

Benefits

  • All your team collaboration in one place.

  • An affordable way to organize communication.

  • Unlimited team members and guests.

  • Accessible from all devices.

  • Ryver FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Ryver.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Ryver offer?

    Ryver offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $49/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    $49/mo for small teams up to 12 users

    $99/mo for teams of 13+ (unlimited) users.

    Enterprise plans including Workflow start at $399/mo.

    Q. What are the main features of Ryver?

    Ryver offers the following features:

    • @mentions
    • Audio / video conferencing
    • Automatic notifications
    • Chat / messaging
    • Commenting
    • Discussion boards
    • File attachments
    • File sharing
    • Images & videos
    • Open forums
    • Private & public groups
    • Private teams
    • Third party integrations
    • Threaded discussions
    • URL previews
    • Unlimited guests
    • Unlimited users

    Q. Who are the typical users of Ryver?

    Ryver has the following typical customers:

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

    Q. What languages does Ryver support?

    Ryver supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Ryver offer?

    Ryver has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Ryver support mobile devices?

    Ryver supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Ryver integrate with?

    Ryver integrates with the following applications:

    APIANT, Box, Dropbox, GitHub, Gmail, GoToMeeting, Google Drive, Twitter, Zapier

    Q. What level of support does Ryver offer?

    Ryver offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support