Podio product overview
Podio is a cloud-based project management and collaboration solution that streamlines team communication and task management. It transforms project data into one tool to align conversations, content, and processes into one collaboration point.
Podio ties all work together. It works seamlessly with various file-sharing services, customer support products, and marketing tools. Additionally, the software closely tracks and organizes communications. Podio has features for social collaboration, task management, automated workflows, and scheduling meetings to keep teams connected and working in sync.
The platform enables building low-code business solutions to customize work and communication. It allows businesses to consolidate data into a single space and offers a virtual workspace for all projects. It also functions as a social intranet or as a CRM platform.
Pros of Podio
- The software provides granular admin capabilities to control who has access to Podio workspaces and facilitate making adjustments.
- It has a customizable structure that enables tailoring processes to accommodate every unique stage to ensure efficiency.
Cons of Podio
- Podio gives limited customization options in terms of design and appearance.
- According to users, the Podio mobile apps lack numerous features available on the desktop version.
Breakdown of core features
Users can create workspaces in Podio to manage projects or for the ongoing running of departments. Organizations can add anyone to a workspace, including clients and freelancers.
Communication and online meetings
The platform has social activity streams to reduce time-consuming cc-email threads, increase transparency, and boost knowledge sharing. Every workspace in Podio includes an activity stream – displaying the latest activity from the apps in the workspace and status posts from team members. Moreover, users can organize meetings using a Podio Meetings app and choose the participants from inside the system.
Users can share files anywhere in Podio: as part of status posts, chat messages, or attached to tasks or anything they manage with their Podio apps. This feature unifies and adds business context to files.
Podio tasks allow users to break down work into simple to-dos. Team members can assign tasks, attach files, and discuss task details by adding comments. Furthermore, users get a simple overview of the tasks at hand without status emails slowing down everyone.
(Last updated on 01/14/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)