Who Uses This Software?

Teams relying on email for their most important communication


Average Ratings

18 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $5.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    We give away what everyone charges for and have a for pay Task Manager $5/
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

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

About Ryver

Web based solution that provides all of your team communications in one place: chats, posts, and files.


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Ryver Features

  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Brainstorming
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Cooperative Writing
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Group Calendars
  • Project Management
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • 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.

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
Value for Money
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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
Value for Money
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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

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.

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.

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
Value for Money
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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
Value for Money
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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
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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.

Nov 09, 2018
3/5
Overall