Who Uses This Software?

Teams who are looking for a better way to organize and manage collaboration than merely using email.


Average Ratings

31 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $49.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    Group messaging, task management, and workflow automation all IN ONE APP.
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Ryver
  • ryver.com
  • Founded 2014
  • United States

About Ryver

Ryver helps organize all your team collaboration in one app. It includes Group Messaging (Chat + Topic-threaded Chat + File Sharing), Task Management, and Workflow Automation. Ryver is accessible from any device and affordable for teams of all sizes.


Ryver Features

  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Activity / News Feed
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Discussion Threads
  • File Sharing
  • Push Notifications
  • Search
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Video Conferencing

Ryver Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

The free version of Slack

Nov 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Free for non-profits makes it a No-Brainer

Feb 19, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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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!

Overall: 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.

Best means of Chat and Call Communication at work

Mar 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Capterra loader

Best alternative to Slack for free

Jun 24, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Unlike Slack, You can retain messages forever as a free user (No loss of old messages to newly added team members). The task tab is an amazing feature which lets you assign a task to individual members of the team as well as set a deadline in which the task is supposed to be completed.

Cons: Replying messages in a team channel is very messy, they carry the complete messages previously relating to it and this is not pleasant to the eyes in any way.

Overall: I didn't miss slack when I switched over to Ryver. I was getting the same features with additional task function as well as complete access to old messages.

Capterra loader

Good Small Team Communication Software

Jul 14, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Using Ryver, I like the task assignment feature. I like that I can be able to assign tasks to my team members and each person can view their individual task and see what they are meant to do, and the day the task is due and check the task once it has been completed.

Cons: Ryver needs to work on the loading speed of the software. Each time I leave the app, logging back in takes a little much time.

Overall: Ryver has made my team communicate faster and efficiently, it has allowed us to faster iterate clients tasks from one individual to another thereby making us more efficient in overall performance

Does Not Completely Work

May 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

Overall: 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.

Vendor Response

by Ryver on May 24, 2019

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 support@ryver.com describing the issue in more detail so that we can resolve it?

Best,

The Ryver Team

Capterra loader

Great and Free alternative to Slack

Oct 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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.

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

Capterra loader

For the short time we have been using it, we have had very good results, I recommend it

Jul 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros:

Surprising, simple and clean interface, but very functional, it is possible to do many more things than just talk. integrates activities conversations and tasks, it seems to me that it differentiates itself from the others, that when assigning a task, it shows the avatar of the person who is assinated

Cons: The application for PC really does not seem better than the web application, we have also had the problem that some team members who use mini laptop, and the browser only shows the verison for mobile. the chat tends to confuse, about which department, activity or group is talking

Overall: we save costs by using a free version that meets our needs

Capterra loader

One of the best communication platform!

Apr 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like about this software is it's sideline features. Chatting is pretty common but with Ryver it isn't the traditional communication platform, here on this software you can set up a meeting and let you share your screen. Ideal for team meetings and small presentations which is for me the cutting edge of this application.

Cons: Only one thing I noticed out of the so many good things about the software, the call button right beside the chat thread can easily be pressed unintentionally.

Overall: The software is great! We just subscribed on this application less than a year but we are loving it.

Best software to communicate in team within the organization

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ryver is easy to use software for communication in team or group.

For communication you can create team and add team members from your organization and from outside the organization. You can also create task for individuals.

Cons: I think there is no cons for this software.

But there is limitations for files, you can not upload multiple files at a time

Overall: I am using ryver since last 2 years.

It is best software.

Great messaging app that can be installed or accessed through browser.

Jul 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has all the functionality you'd want from a messaging application. You can chat 1:1 or create group chats. It also has other functions.

Cons: After the software automatically updates you have to log in again.

Overall: We use it to communicate.

Capterra loader

Awesome Ryver

Jan 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Compared to hipchat Ryver is much better in connectivity and ease of use. I can say that it is competitive in the chat system category.

Cons: The only cons I see is when I started using it, but after an hour I already got the hang of it.

Overall: The overall experience is outstanding, it makes the communication between our sites much easier and it is fun and makes you more interactive.

Capterra loader

It is an good application for communication in cooperative environment.

Nov 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In ryver we can share any kind of file like .cs,.js etc.

It is a best application for group discussions.

We can save some information notes without showing them in chats.

We can create task lists for projects.

Cons: It was free application but now we need to pay for their services.

Some user interface need improvements.

Ryver is a simple application for messaging co-workers, group chatting, or keeping track of tasks.

Jan 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The user interface is simple and very easy to use for messaging co-workers, group chatting, or keeping track of tasks. It can also email you conversations when you are away from the computer.

Cons: The software disconnects you when it has an update and you have to manually reconnect.

Overall: It's an effective communication tool.

Capterra loader

Great tool for group task management and communication.

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Creating lists, assigning tasks, and managing deadlines were made really easy with Ryver. My manager used it in a audio-visual warehouse setting, and it was a really great tool. The ability to create tasks and assign them to people was super useful. Also, the UI was very unobtrusive.

Cons: Cost is a little high in comparison to some other competing services, of which there are many.

Ryver Riview

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to Use , Awesome product.Provide social media type conversation. GIF avail by Ryver i like.

Cons: Older message date should be display in proper format with proper date and time

Overall: Fabulous.

Capterra loader

Ryver

Sep 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good communication product for the organisations and nice feature to create the private channels for the group discussions.

Cons: Cost is high though less popular among the people.

A really helpful addition to our team's collaboration

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ryver has provided the missing link we've needed for team communication. It's been helpful to create channels for specific groups, projects, and tasks.

Cons: Having used Slack previously, it does feel a little lacking in some areas. There's no one specific example to point to, it just feels like the UX could be a little stronger.

ryver Review

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use . Wonderful product .Provide social media like platform for office conversation.

Cons: Proper post of comment time should be visible.

Overall: Awesome.

Capterra loader

Super 'Clean' but not super intuitive

Mar 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Really clean UI, everything "just works".

2. Works in China without a VPN (really important for our company which regularly sends reps there).

Cons: 1. Takes time to work out some of the basic functionality such as different kinds of group chats (ie not super intuitive)

Overall: Its been a great 'one connection point to rule them all' as we had gotten to a place where we were on Slack, Telegram, WhatsApp and WeChat in our d2d ops - just crazy. We looked around for a single solution and this is what we came up with - like it for the price and its 'growing' on me - just wasn't super quick to 'slip into and start using' - but we're happy with it and will keep using it (over the other apps mentioned).

Honest Review

May 20, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ryver will allow you to create groups easily, add members and build a team. You can attach photos, links, GIF's and Videos. History can be search, you can add topics and create a task for team members which is a very useful tool for a large company.

Cons: Task filters are not useful. When posting a photo or video, you have to wait for the software to download the file. Sometimes it lags and you have to restart the software.

Overall: Ryver is very fun to use, with access to GIFs, Photos and Video easily. My overall experience is good and the software is very recommendable.

i so love this software

Mar 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: we use this software at work replacing our old messaging system and everything is better than ever. it's like having a professional facebook messenger where we can create and assign tasks and even create topics on each chat group. best thing about this is being an administrator lets you control who can be and can only see chats on each group you create.

Cons: as of now I really didn't notice anything bad that I can complain about regarding this software

Overall: this so far is one of the best messaging application I have ever used

Capterra loader

Good communication tool

Apr 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like is you can create tasks and you can assign it to specific people and then they will be notified and once that task is done you will be notified as well.

Cons: What I don't like is the user interface it can be pretty heavy for first time users and its not that customizable.

Overall: So far overall experience is good, I wish they could improve their UI, make it more friendly and intuitive.

Vendor Response

by Ryver on April 24, 2019

Thanks for your feedback, Kevin! We are continually working on improving our UI, and we hope that you will find future improvements helpful and easy-to-use.

An okay chat product that lacks compelling value

Apr 03, 2019
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a decent enough Slack clone for basic team chat.

Cons: It can't compete with Slack (or now Google Chat) for integrations, and doesn't provide compelling value with the new pricing - especially if your company is using Google Business for email and other cloud services, in which case you already have Google Chat as part of your subscription.

Excellent Communication Tool for our Team

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Great to have different teams so you can have group chats with different groups and you can also direct message if you only want to talk to one person. The topics are helpful to keep organized and its nice that you can archive it when you are done with them.

Cons: I wish they had a shared calendar option where we could put notes and events. I also wish you could direct message with two people (if its one a time thing instead of starting a private group just for that)

Number One Slack Alternative and Free

Jan 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: I've been using Slack's paid version for last 5 months and its awesome, loved every bit of it. However a side project needed me to try something similar and I stumbled upon Ryver.

Here they took everything good from Slack (even the user experience and the feel) and made it better. Plus they wanted to drive the real nail in the coffin by making it 100% free and no-ads.

I do not need the integration with other apps Slack offers but even if I did, I'd rather have a better version of it, which is Ryver.

This is not a paid review and if Ryver ever goes wonky I'll edit this review. I'm not loyal to any brand, I'm loyal to good products and services and try help spread the word of mouth.

Hope you guys give Ryver a shot

Capterra loader

Great intraoffice communication tool!

Nov 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ryver was so easy to set up. I love that it has a desktop version and a very nice mobile version. Being able to create private groups for our projects is a great feature, as is the ability to send a broadcast message.

Easy to use chat system

Jan 03, 2019
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy to use and you can create forums and tasks for yourself

Cons: I wish I could customize it more. It's a crowded workspace and I prefer a minimalist view of work.

Overall: In comparison to two other chat systems I've used, I don't care for Ryver. Aesthetically, too busy, and not for me but there are a lot of options to utilize if you like that sort of thing.

Capterra loader

Ryver for safe classroom communication and collaboration.

Dec 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This attractive and functional alternative to Slack is perfect for those who want the Slack experience in the classroom. Student accounts are easily managed and channels are easily archived.

Cons: While there are several administration settings available, the software is missing the ability to moderate student posts.

Not very user-friendly or intuitive

Mar 08, 2019
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: The ability to create a "favorites" list of people you contact frequently

Cons: It is not very intuitive - have not used it for very long, but it just seems more difficult than it needs to be to find people and use the functionalities. The mobile app is really frustrating!

Overall: Ryver is the chat app we switched to when Stride went away...it seems much "clunkier" than other chat apps we have used, and I basically only use it when I need to. I find the mobile app to be very finicky - does not perform very well, resets a lot, and it takes a long time to bring up messages from colleagues.

Vendor Response

by Ryver on March 13, 2019

Hi Danielle, thanks for sharing your experience using Ryver. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We are working on developing a brand new mobile app as fast as we can, and we'd love to help make your experience using Ryver better if we can help answer any of your questions. If so, please email us at support@ryver.com.

Nov 09, 2018
3/5
Overall