Who Uses This Software?

BlogIn is beautifully simple internal blog and knowledge sharing platform for teams of all sizes.


Average Ratings

32 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $39.00/month
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    No
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • BlogIn
  • blogin.co
  • United States

About BlogIn

BlogIn is beautifully simple internal blog and knowledge sharing platform for teams of all sizes. The Internal blog becomes the central information hub that opens a new, transparent, two-way communication channel inside an organization, where everyone can ask a question and get the information they need to make faster and smarter decisions. It's intuitive and easy to use, so everyone can quickly get on board, which is one of the reasons why it works so well as the internal communication tool.


BlogIn Features

  • Cataloging / Categorization
  • Collaboration
  • Content Management
  • Data Management
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • FAQ
  • Full Text Search
  • Guided Problem Solving
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Analytics
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Comment Moderation
  • File Sharing
  • Group Posting
  • Post Management
  • Search
  • WYSIWYG Rich Text Editing
  • Blogs
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Email Management
  • Employee Directory
  • Event Calendar
  • Newsletter Management
  • Photo Gallery
  • Social Sharing
  • Survey Management
  • Telephony

BlogIn Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Easy to implement and maintain, great functionality and amazing customer service

May 17, 2018
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: Easy for anyone to add posts, even less technical people.

Easy to implement for the users. People like the option of getting emails or just using the site.

The ability to comment easily, and to like without commenting has helped engage our entire employee base, including a significant number of virtual people.

We've only had a couple of problems in the year we've been using it. The customer service is amazing when we do need it. Whether I've used chat or email, they are quick to respond.

Cons: The search functionality could be better. As our site has grown, it's harder to find specific posts.

We haven't used the Wiki option very much yet, but it doesn't appear to have good visibility over what's been changed or added and by whom. Good revision tracking, but when just reading, you can't see updates easily.

This system allows communication between groups of people who share a context.

May 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is very dynamic how to prepare different static pages of blogs with information that you want to share with your group of contacts.

The group of contacts can grow or decrease if the administrator so requires.

The way to establish a conversation among many who may be sharing the same office or may be in different geographical sites, is very simple, since the interface highlights the participations of each person. In addition, the administrator can keep a record in your email of the accesses and participations that other invited users have had on your blog.

A truly useful tool to manage news, comments, discussions, in order to facilitate communication.

Cons: It can become a bit cumbersome for the administrator saturation of your email with all notifications derived from the participation of users to the blog. However, this in turn has advantages since this detailed record is preserved separately.

Another disadvantage is that there are very few days that the trial version offers to test it, after that it is necessary to acquire the license for this competitive tool.

We absolutely love BlogIn. We use it to spread knowledge and facilitate brief team communications

Jun 08, 2017
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: BlogIn enables us to better communicate and collaborate across all of our markets. It replaced our e-newsletter and helps us to deliver timely news and content.

One of the great benefits of BlogIn is that you'll feel like you know how to use it right from the get go as the format includes many features that are typically seen across different social media channels.

Cons: I would like more options to integrate with other services, for example with Slack. I was informed that Slack integration is already in development, so I am looking forward to that.

Overall: We use it as collaborative information sharing forum to help promote positive news/stories/events amongst our internal community. We also use BlogIn to share and archive our collective knowledge widely with the team.

Exactly what we needed for internal communication

Jun 06, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like the most is the ease of use of the whole platform. The interface is simple, clean and intuitive, uncluttered.

Email and desktop notifications greatly help in keeping everyone in the loop and informed on what's new on the blog.

Cons: I would like more customization options, for example, setting up some custom colors for our team blog.

Blogin has been a great tool for our company for giving a voice to all of our associates.

Jul 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's simple and easy to use. The layout is easy to read and finding old posts is simple. The tags you can add to posts are convenient and customizable.

Cons: Limits on the type of files that can be uploaded or linked to a post. There have been cases where customer support has "turned on" a feature or ability for me.

Blogin is a Great Internal Resource for Any Company

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Blogin is like a company bulletin board for us. Any information about new product releases, company events, or promotions, etc. go on it. I like the ability to tag people and use emojis in my posts. You can also insert images, gifs, or anything embedded really. The biggest benefit of Blogin is having a place where all company announcements are stored, but also the like/comment buttons. The like/comment buttons keep you from receiving the dreaded "REPLY ALL" emails from everyone commenting on an email. Blogin is set up to have all of the interactions kept within the program and seen by everyone there, similar to how Facebook is.

Cons: Blogin could use a few more features than it has. It's just very basic at this time, but it gets the job done.

Blogin is a great tool for fostering company engagement

Apr 30, 2018
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: Blogin has been crucial in our efforts to drive engagement among internal company efforts. As someone who works in marketing, it has been a bit of an uphill battle to effectively communicate internal announcements and updates. Email just wasn't getting the job done. Blogin works like a social media tool, allowing myself and my team to easily publish new statuses and more effectively reach everyone in the company without it being missed. It's also been a great platform for getting engagement for internal initiatives like upcoming events, parties, surveys... whatever you want. It's an excellent tool overall. I have no complaints.

Cons: I wish there were more integrations with platforms like Microsoft Teams. I also wish I had a better idea of knowing upcoming features and enhancements on the roadmap.

Overall: - Better internal communication

- More internal engagement

- Easy to Use

- Promotes cross-department collaboration

A great solution for our practice

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: BlogIn is easy to use and allowed us to set up an employee-only communication tool, which our practice has never had in its 50+ year history. With about 100 employees throughout 4 offices in 3 different counties, we can now reach everyone with the same message at the same time.

Cons: I don't have any complaints or recommendations for improvement. This software is user-friendly both on the administrative side and the employee-facing side.

Overall: BlogIn gave us the tools we need to easily communicate with all of our employees at the same time. The blog is simple to use, quite intuitive, and embraced by both administrators and users. In addition to weekly schedules, practice memos or educational articles, it was a critical component of our disaster preparedness plan and ensuring all of our employees can be easily reached in the event of an emergency.

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Simple, easy to use tool

Apr 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like that the tool is very straightforward. It has the minimum feature set needed to help a team or small company collect and organize information. Team members are able to use posts to do long form communication that doesn't fit in our chat (and shouldn't be in email). We are also able to use the "wiki" capabilities to centralize our procedures, policies, and employee onboarding information. Having everything in one place makes it much easier than using a number of specialized tools.

Cons: The "wiki" feature is just a group editable post and it would be nice if it had the ability to create linked articles like a traditional wiki.

Overall: Able to centralize a number of other communication tools while letting our employees create content without a lot of overhead.

It is the best digital implementation of a blackboard of new developments shared in groups

Jun 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It allows us to generate web pages containing information of interest for groups of users, all in one place.

Very efficient and easy to operate.

Keeps the work team informed and connected to discuss a topic at any time that is warranted.

Cons: It is a very versatile tool, it is flexible in terms of the role that each user has within the group since you can assign certain permissions, some can manage the blog, others can only see the blog, others can see and write comments to the blog. I do not see any inconvenience to this application.

Excellent Customer Service!!

Jun 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: There really is no other platform out there that compares to BlogIn. Its simple, easy to use, and exactly what we need to launch our internal blog.

Cons: I have not found any cons. I needed a special feature that was not included and the co-founder reached out to me and offered to design and implement that feature within a very short period of time. Like I said, great customer service!!

Overall: This software makes it easy to set up and run a private, internal company blog. We are a medium to large non-profit with almost 200 employees and all of them can use the blog. We are using this tool to increase interdepartmental communication and share updates.

Blogin is an excellent tool but it yet needs to be polished a bit !

Apr 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Solves most of our issues with internal communication and knowledge sharing. Enables us to store and conveniently find information that was shared, whereas previously, we knew it was somewhere, but no one could remember where or what it said.

Cons: - It would be nice to implement prettier URLs, it's rather universal today and the "/single-post.php?id=xxx" format makes the tool look a little amateur-ish on a tech point of view.

- It would also be nice to be able to define rights (like writer) only on a subset of categories.

The best no fuss and purpose driven corporate blog platform available.

Apr 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Email and Slack integrations ensure all users in our business are kept informed, regardless of their preferred communication medium.

Provides an easy to use WYSIWYG interface that allows all users to create well formatted and great looking blog articles.

Cons: No image slider or gallery functionality, you have to add images etc inline.

Single sign on is a bit clunky in that it generates users on BlogIn's side. ie. theres no way to add all your users, they have to sign-in for themselves. So it takes a while to onboard everyone.

Slack integration sometimes doesn't sync comments back and forth.

No bulk import mechanism to pre-populate posts if you are migrating from a previous system.

Vendor Response

by BlogIn on May 03, 2018

Thanks for the review. I just wanted to clarify that we do offer import of content from the existing/previous blog at no extra cost. We currently support import from WordPress (XML), Blogger (XML) and Jekyll (markdown) blogs.

It's easy to use, people will see your update as you go.

Jul 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use, the time put into this helps with what's going on with the company. I get updates and don't show up to work with surprises.

Blogin has been an excellent way for us to communicate with our team

Jun 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I personally like that it's easy to use and that we can easily send out a message or post within a few minutes

Cons: I've had a little bit of trouble uploading some photos, but only occasionally. If there was a way to make it a little easier that would help

Overall: We use it as an active newsletter for our team and it works really well for us.

Managing Partner

Nov 11, 2018
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: Ease of use; elegant interface; brilliantly fills a gap in the market.

Cons: Waiting for the phone app, but love the platform so much we are willing to wait.

Overall: Blogin is brilliantly simple platform for boosting morale, enhancing communications and promoting culture and engagement. We are thrilled to be using the Blogin to provide an informal canvas on which we can collaborate, share our successes and failures, and chronicle our development as a team. We recommend it to any group, large or small, interested fostering team growth

We've just made good experiences with Blogin. Very easy to use.

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Blogin increased our internal communication. Through Blogin everybody stays in the loop and gets a good overview over all topics in the company. People can be divided in departments so we also use it for department internal news.

Cons: We are fully satisfied so far, there is nothing we miss from the feature perspective. It's easy to use, which makes it easy to get new employees onboarded.

Overall: Increase of internal communication in a very smooth and easy way.

Easy to use webinterface

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: what I like most about the software is the easy entry into using it. we us it as a wiki for our company and it does the job perfectly.

Cons: what I like the least about it is that in my opinion it should be easier to interact with images in the text editor. the integration with slack works alright, but you need to search a bit for a method to share the entries with non blogin users.

Overall good experience and user feel. Easy for everyone to use

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use is super with some computer "illiterates". Notifications are helpful with the multiple options.

Cons: The price point. Good software, but some might have issue justifying the monthly charge. We use it primarily as an "internal company blog" rather than flooding everyone's email.

Overall: Cut down on email traffic. One primary location for inter-company communication.

Quick, simple and focused

Apr 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: So simple to use, the whole team simply started using it, no tutorial or instruction required. Simple beats feature packed and it made internal comms simple.

Cons: Nothing really - it does everything we need it to. I like its simple focus, clean interface and ease of use.

Overall: really great for internal comms platform - encourages internal blogging through its simple usability.

Intuitive design

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love how quickly I was able to setup and start blogging instantly. Fast setup, awesome alert features, easy for novice and great in-depth features for more advanced users.

Cons: Not a deal breaker, but I would like to see a calendar feature, that's able to share with other users.

Overall: Keep our employees up to date with procedures, products, and news.

Blog In is a great platform for internal use. It is very user friendly!

May 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The platform is super user friendly and easy to manage when you have a large company and want several users to be able to post content.

Cons: I wish it had the capability to limit what some users see and have access to. Some of the content is for internal use only and we can't find a way to keep others from viewing it.

Simple, easy to use, with just the right amount of functionality

May 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Simple

- Affordable

- You can share drafts before publishing

- Slack integration

- Login through Google instead of a separate login

- You can customize colors/logo

Cons: This is a straight out of the box solution, so if you want massive amounts of customization, it's probably not for you.

Blogin has been a great tool to publish internal company communications.

Apr 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The fact that blogin enables me to publish internal communications to the entire company has been very valuable. The ability to have this company blog as a service (without having to host it myself, and, at the same time, be able to restrict with Google SSO) is a real winner for us.

Cons: I wish that Blogin had better comment and response functionality. in some ways it's like taking a step back in time to blogging software of ten years ago. For me, the ability to restrict to company employees makes it worth it.

Amazing app how to easily start your internal blog in an organisation.

May 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The slack integration with notifications about new posts is amazing, also statistics about user usage makes the administration easier and user engagement monitored, so the blog is not dead.

Cons: Blogin should release some tag management, so the posts can be tagged with buzzwords and the users can easily search posts about their interests

Vendor Response

by BlogIn on May 04, 2018

Thanks for the review. I just wanted to clarify that there is tagging system available for posts on BlogIn. So, you can use any buzzword or keyword to tag a post and the users can also search for posts using tags.

Blogin makes it easy to communicate new feature releases to my stakeholders.

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is very simple to write blog posts with the wysiwyg editor. I also really enjoy all the ways readers can get notified of new posts (email, desktop notifications, and slack).

Cons: Not much. Our needs for blogin are pretty simple. We just needed a way to keep internal stakeholders informed of new feature releases to our product. It does a great job at that. It could be cool to have ways to segment the audience that can view each post so we could also expose certain posts to our own customers.

Organized internal blog -- does exactly that.

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great interface and integration with Slack works well for us.

Love being able to delegate a post to someone and they can share the link with me prior to posting. I'll edit and give back, they post as them and the world keeps turning.

Having one plan is nice vs. the other typical SaaS offerings out there

Cons: Priced a little aggressively.

Road-map not clear, haven't noticed any new significant features since buying it last July.

Capterra loader

Great way to gather company knowledge and notes

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's easy to use, and versatile; you can use it however you want to. Essentially it's just a blogging platform, which is useful in many ways, but BlogIn does it in a way that's built for collaboration with ease.

Cons: Not much to complain about. I'd like to see the ability to group posts in different ways, like a page for folders where you can group posts with especially important tags (just one more level of hierarchy)

We use Blog and Forum to have staff in multiple locations communicate with one another.

May 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Its incredibly easy to set up users and to have them create posts. The page is visually appealing and information is easy to find.

Cons: It gets a little more difficult to use if you want to attach documents, create hyperlinks, add photos, etc. The interface does not make it super clear where/how to do so.

Overall: Being able to share ideas with and receive feedback from a large group of staff spread across multiple locations in real time.

Easy to implement , Easy to use. Blogin is great platform!

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Super easy to use, great communication tool. In a busy atmosphere Blogin is a great tool to share relevant industry news and insights.

Cons: There is really nothing I do not like about the blogin platform. It does everything my team needs. We love it.

Overall: Communication with remote teams and in-house. Easy to set up and use. Great interface and features.

It is great for storing videos

Apr 26, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This site makes it easy to navigate and upload videos, all while controlling who sees them and maintaining privacy/publicity of various content material. I also really like how easy to follow the website it, and I always know where to look.

Cons: While I do love this site, it's not always relevant. I don't upload videos too often, but when I do, this is my go-to site.

Blogin Review - Easy to Use

Apr 26, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy

Cons: Price

Overall: Use Blogin and it is super user friendly. Functional and no negative feedback to provide. Havent had to reach out for support.

Recommendations to other buyers: None