Stride

Stride

Group messaging, collaboration, and video meetings for teams

4.4/5 (86 reviews)

Stride Overview

Stride is the complete communication solution that empowers teams to talk less and do more. It's everything you need to stay connected to your team.

Stride is a new kind of messaging that turns conversations into action with integrated task management tools, brings all the right people together instantly with built-in voice and video conferencing, and gives you the space to focus so you can get to done, faster.

Pricing

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Markets

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

Supported Languages

English

Stride Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
92% positive reviews
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Vladimir V.

Simple but poor chat

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/09/10
Review Source: Capterra

The guys at Stride make updates for the product, try to fix the flaws.
Stride is a normal (medium) application. If you like the Atlassian ecosystem (even after the new interface updates of other products), then it is really convenient application. We are used to, but still switched to another solution

Pros

If you use Confluence and Jira, you will have a common Atlassian ecosystem. This is convenient in cases where all users communicate within the same company. Like in other chat applications, there are group chats and channels with group chats.
A large number of different bots, for example, for jira. If you insert a link to the task, we will see a preview. You can configure the display of statuses and pictures.
There are video calls. You do not need to install several programs for textual communication and video calls.
You can quickly understand how to work with the program. In our company, the testers took about half a day (plus one day to connect and train bots)

Cons

No hashtag (uncomfortable).
The phone does not receive 25 percent of the messages. But when they come, there's a chance not to get them on the desktop application! Sometimes you get a long message in the phone, you open the laptop, but they are not shown (notifications, messages). The problem can be fixed by restarting the application.
With video calls, it connects for a long time and often shows a "bad Internet connection" error, when other platforms do not show this at the same Internet speed. It's very annoying. From time to time, the video call ends for unknown reasons.The video freezes, and only on the other side of the call. Until you restart the application, it will hang. RAM consumption 400Mb, CPU - 70%. It's a lot.

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Burhan K.

Great collaborative tool for internal communication

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/04/28
Review Source: Capterra

So in the past, I've used stride in a company where I'd worked. It was collaborative, fun and somewhat user-friendly. We switch to stride because of its pricing. And it did the same job which we were doing with the expensive software.

Pros

- The same features as its competitors provide.
- It made messaging with my colleagues really fun and easy.
- It has the option to create polls, which was fun when we had to plan out of office activity and got voting done through the stride.
- The best part, you can reorder the list of people who you are chatting with.
- Also had the iPhone app which was handy, when you leave the office and have to text your manager to report your task progress.

Cons

- Had some minor bugs
- When you upload a file, sometimes the upload process takes a few minutes due to the size of the file. The problem we all faced while uploading, we got busy in our work and thought that when the upload will complete, it will reach the recipient. But it wasn't like that with Stride, after the upload process completes, you have to press the send button again. And most of the time, hours later, my colleagues came to me and asked why you haven't sent the file we asked. And when I checked it, it was waiting for me to press the send button.

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Great tool for teams to improve productivity & team collaboration

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/07/03
Review Source: Capterra

I think one of the greatest things about messaging platforms like Stride is that it relies not only on the feature of peer to peer communication but on the possibility to have integrations within it.

Pros

We started using HipChat around 3 years back , but were not able to use rooms effectively since too many notifications & alerts became a spoiler. Also hipchat had a bug in Mac OS where in notification alerts would freeze the Hipchat window for a few seconds.

We were eagerly waiting to try Stride beta and we migrated to Stride around 3 months back. Its really great using Stride for video calls , & using rooms with code snippets to be passed on ( I love the code snippet feature , which was a pain in Hipchat with truncation & empty spaces ). Our usage of Chat has dramatically increased productivity , and the small things like recent attachments etc is really pain reliving. The team loves the UX & upload & download improvements over hipchat.

Cons

Going forward I look for more integration with Jira so that you can update comments , effort etc via Stride using commands . Also Hipchat had many integrations , something which is lacking in Stride currently.

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10

An excellent team app with the potential to match industry leaders

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/07/05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

There are a lot of features that make this software unique, but I like the ease of use with messaging and setting up rooms. It is easy to navigate and in many ways easy to create different groups for your specific needs. Being able to set yourself as busy and muting notifications is another plus as well as allowing yourself to make a list and or ask for voter approval on specific messages is a nice touch. Being able to share the room link with anyone and making the rooms private is also a lovely touch to an already well thought through system.

Cons

Notifications and announcements can be hit or miss at times. Unless you set the room to either alert you about mentions individually or having the room let you know about all messages can be a very challenging aspect for communication when the group goes beyond 1-5 people. Not being able to mention the creator of the organization without maneuvering around with creating another user account can be a challenge at times, and I hope they fix that soon. If the creator is present in the room, he should be able to be tagged easily without having to fluff around too much.

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Maik K.

Overall its pretty good and stable. Video chat and screen sharing can be improved.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/07/03
Review Source: Capterra

Perfect for remote teams. Good communication.

Pros

I really like the Plugins, App and overall use of the software. Meetings are great with Stride (can be improved!). Decisions and Actions in chat are really cool.

Cons

Video Chat view is not good. Would be cool to see all Attendees in a grid view. I really don't like or even hate that cmd+w closes a chat instead of the window. That is inconsistent with the macOS. Please introduce at least a setting to change that. Meetings with more than 3 people seems to be laggy. It is not my internet connection, probably the stride servers? Email notifications are generally good, but they are really annoying sometimes. For example I got like 200 Emails a day when I was on vacation. Of cause I could have disabled the setting, but I forgot it. When I was back in the office I had about 2500 unread mails and most of them were from Stride. It would be cool to have a setting for a daily report. Sending just one email at midnight.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Stride Features

  • API
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Chat
  • Conferencing
  • Instant Messaging
  • Live / Video Conferencing
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Dashboard
  • CRM Integration
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Reporting
  • Call Routing
  • Call Transfer
  • Caller ID
  • Monitoring
  • Receiving
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SMS Integration
  • Voice Mail

Additional information for Stride

Key features of Stride

  • @mentions
  • App integrations
  • Availability statuses
  • Chat bots
  • Collaboration tools
  • Custom apps & bots
  • Direct messaging
  • Drag-and-drop file sharing
  • Emojis
  • File sharing
  • File uploader
  • Focus mode
  • Group chat rooms
  • Group screen sharing
  • Group video meetings
  • Message editing
  • Message formatting
  • Message history
  • Per-room notifications
  • Remote desktop control
  • Search
  • User avatars
  • User management
  • Voice meetings

Benefits

  • Format your messages with bold, italic, and underlined text, or quickly edit or delete a message you already sent. You can also choose your preferred language for markdown support.

  • Use the file uploader to share multiple files at the same time, or drag-and-drop directly into Stride. You can also connect Stride to your Dropbox or Google Drive, so all your files are a click away.

  • Search for people, chats, links, files, and anything else you need to find.

  • Connect with anyone, anywhere. Stride video conferencing can be started from any room or chat, with up to 20 colleagues. Share your screen and easily add anyone to the conversation with meeting links and dial-in/dial-out capabilities.

  • Isolate important follow-ups by marking any message as an Action or Decision. Rather than getting buried in your message history, all Actions and Decisions live neatly in your sidebar, accessible anytime.

  • Notifications can be set on a per-room basis, and users can set their status to display their availability to teammates.

  • Stride's Focus Mode makes it simple to step away from the noise and dive into deep work. With one click, Focus Mode mutes all notifications and incoming messages and lets your team know your heads down.

  • Stride FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Stride.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Stride offer?

    Stride offers the following pricing plans:

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Q. What are the main features of Stride?

    Stride offers the following features:

    • @mentions
    • App integrations
    • Availability statuses
    • Chat bots
    • Collaboration tools
    • Custom apps & bots
    • Direct messaging
    • Drag-and-drop file sharing
    • Emojis
    • File sharing
    • File uploader
    • Focus mode
    • Group chat rooms
    • Group screen sharing
    • Group video meetings
    • Message editing
    • Message formatting
    • Message history
    • Per-room notifications
    • Remote desktop control
    • Search
    • User avatars
    • User management
    • Voice meetings

    Q. Who are the typical users of Stride?

    Stride has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Stride support?

    Stride supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Stride offer?

    We do not have any information about what Stride pricing plans

    Q. Does Stride support mobile devices?

    Stride supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Stride integrate with?

    Stride integrates with the following applications:

    Bonusly, Cyfe, GitHub, JIRA Software, Jira Service Desk, LeadMaster, Marker.io, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Teamwork Projects, Tonkean

    Q. What level of support does Stride offer?

    Stride offers the following support options:

    Online Support