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What Is ActiveCollab?

Project management software that gives you complete control over your work. Equipped with just the right set of features to help you organize your work and keep you free from distractions: workload management, time tracking, project profitability, task dependencies, invoicing, collaborative options, third-party integrations, in-app chat.
ActiveCollab is used by teams of all backgrounds - from large international corporations to small startups and everything in between.

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Reviews of ActiveCollab

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Aleksandar
Aleksandar
C# Developer in North Macedonia
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Perfect Project management tool.

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: ActiveCollab is one of the best, if not the best project management tool that I have ever used and I have jumped from one to another tool for different projects and project types. If offers so many features, perfect dashboard, milestone preview, calendar, planner, contact details, time tracking and much more. While it is perfect for managing many different types of projects, this is still not the perfect tool for managing software development projects. The only reason for that would be, there is no (or that was not back then) an integration with Git or other version of control system. It was simply a missing feature back then.
I truly hope that nowadays the ActiveCollab team managed to improve and integrate such feature, but talking 6-7 years ago, that was the only downside that I can say about it. If for some reason that is still not available and you are into software development business, look for something else like Asana or Bitbucket.

Pros:

Great dashboard, different types of reports, milestone preview, calendars, time tracking tool are just a few of the features that make this software irreplaceable tool when it comes to project management.

Cons:

Lack of integration with Git or another version of control system.

Mohamed
Senior Engineer in Morocco
Civil Engineering, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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A simple Project Manager's review

5.0 last year

Comments: Overall very smooth experience for me. Fast bandwidth. Bug free experience.

Pros:

Project view grouping and filtering with grid and table layout. This is a killer feature for my use case.Very simple yet comprehensive overall system design. This is important for me as my coworkers came from different backgrounds.Activity View is very effective to have an overall view on what's going on without wasting a lot of time.Mobile Application gets the job done. No bugs, no unexpected behavior.

Cons:

The optional GetPaid (invoicing and payment management) paid add-on is honestly not for me. It's a very nice and really good addition for more simple uses case like when we just started business, but It definitely needs more attention to fit our needs. We finally opted for a more specialized product to keep track of our finance.

Muhammad Suffian
System engineer in Italy
Computer & Network Security, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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An Honest review from a system engineer

5.0 last month New

Pros:

I've had a good overall experience with ActiveCollab. Keeping track of tasks and projects is made easier by the software's ease of use and navigation. The ability to assign tasks to team members and establish deadlines is a terrific tool, and the design is clear and easy to use.

Cons:

Despite all of ActiveCollab's good features, the one that I disliked the most was how little possibilities there were for layout and design customisation. Although the software had an easy-to-use interface, there weren't many choices for customising the appearance and feel to fit certain tastes or brand identities.

Mari-Nella
Owner in Namibia
Design, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

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It is a beautiful app but not that useful

2.0 3 years ago

Comments: It was nice in the beginning but I just soon realised I needed something with easier to use features and no hidden costs. Onces a app like this becomes too complicated to navigate or customise - you will not use it as you need to daily because of that hassle.

Pros:

It is beautifully designed so initially it seemed easier to use and navigate. It had a client portal and I could track my jobs and invoice/do estimates all from one place.

Cons:

It has hidden fees. Everywhere it advertises itself as only 7.50 a month. - But using the MAIN FEATURES OF WHY I WANTED THIS APP is extra, like invoicing, time tracking and using the client portal. This was not made clear initially. The client service is terrible. I would ask questions but there response was really terrible english language - not what I would expect from an international app that everyone should be able to understand. Especially a client service person called Darla. Terrible and rude manners and unhelpful.!

Active Collab Response

3 years ago

We appreciate your honest feedback, and we are sorry to hear you had this experience with ActiveCollab. As for the pricing, additional features such as Invoicing, Time Estimates, Workload, Availability, etc., are listed in the GePaid bundle section, which is charged additionally and is not a part of the basic paid plan. You can check out our pricing on the official site here: https://activecollab.com/pricing

Obhioze
Member in US
Higher Education, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

A Fantazgreat and Exceptional Project and Work Management Platform.

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: It is very useful as it allows me to communicate and collaborate with my team on work schedules.

Pros:

It is simple to organize and manage work and projects with activeCollab.I can easily track time used on projects and tasks with this tool.It is simple to plan work and projects with ActiveCollab.

Cons:

I lack anything that is detestable with ActiveCollab as it meets all my requirements and needs.