UpWave Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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upwave logoOverview Presentation

UpWave is a web-based task management and collaboration tool that enables teams to get real-time updates on tasks with a digital equivalent of sticky notes on a whiteboard. It is an easy-to-use tool that allows even non-technical users to create tasks, assign them, and set deadlines as well as see an overview of the whole project. It also has integrations with popular apps so that users can always get notifications, check deadlines with their calendars and more.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Simple and Intuitive Task Management – UpWave uses a digital Kanban board for managing tasks and tracking progress. It is a visual way of organizing and working on tasks which can be grouped in columns. New tasks are added in the To do column, and users can color code the tasks to describe its priority. Users are able to set due dates and delegate them. The In progress column also allows users to limit their WIP. All completed tasks are visible in the Completed column. It has flexibility to allow additional columns and color codes.
  • Social Features, Multiple Languages and 3rd-party Integrations – More than just a productivity tool, users can acknowledge and reward each other with High Fives with a click of a button, a simple gesture that can have a great impact on team productivity. The software is also available in several local languages such as Norwegian, Russian, German and others. Users can also integrate with popular apps that their organization maybe already using such as Slack, Google Calendar, Outlook, and iCal. Data can be exported in CSV format and import from Excel or Google Sheets.

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UpWave offers a 30-day free trial for everyone. After the trial expires the price is $4 per user and the price will automatically be adjusted as team members are added or removed. For students and non-profits we offer UpWave for free.

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Target Market

UpWave web-based task management and collaboration tool is for teams of any size, co-located or geographically distributed, in any type of business or industry.

Supported Languages

It supports English, Norwegian, Russian, German, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Some of their Clients

Clients include teams at Exorath Server Network and University of California.

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Liam Pridgeon stated that UpWave helped their global team to improve its productivity, motivation and staff retention.

Sean Davis noticed improved productivity in spite of fewer meetings since using the the task management and collaboration tool.

Why UpWave

Visual task management tools are easier to use and provide more information at a glance than text based tools such as spreadsheets or task lists. Also, real-time collaboration saves more time for teams to work on their primary jobs than spend hours in unproductive meetings. UpWave is a promising real-time visual work platform that has the right features of an effective social productivity tool.

Company Info

Symphonical AS is the owner of the web app UpWave. It is a privately held Internet software and service company based in Oslo, Norway. It was founded in 2005 by Hans Gallis, CEO, and Terje Torma, CTO, based on a research. The company has gone over several changes. The first web app was also called Symphonical and is a simple and intuitive task management tool for teams. In 2008, lead designer Lasse Soberg became CEO, and in 2014, Symphonical was revised and called Someone. About the same time, Dan Hesketh joined the company as brand strategist. In 2015, Dan and Lasse co-founded UpWave, the revised Someone app, and Dan was appointed CEO.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

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