Who Uses Spike?

Fusing traditional email and instant messaging, Spike brings together email, group chat, notes, tasks, and video calls - so you can focus on getting work done, and not switching between apps.

What Is Spike?

Spike supercharges your email. Email, chat, calendar, calls, collaborative docs and to-dos are all in a single powerful Inbox, so you can focus on getting things done faster.

Spike blends traditional emails with instant messaging, providing better context for each conversation, and reduces clutter - allowing for better interaction and a more human (and modern!) way of communication.

Spike works on top of your existing email and is available on iOS, Android, Mac, Windows & Web.

Spike Details

Spike

https://www.spikenow.com/

Founded 2014

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Spike deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Windows (On-Premise)
  • Linux (On-Premise)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Documentation
  • Videos

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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Address Book
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Booking Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Room Booking
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduling
  • Task Management
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  • Team Calendars
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timesheet Management
  • Website Integration

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  • Assignment Management
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  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Access
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Projections
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Sharing
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
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  • Configurable Workflow
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  • Email Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Onboarding
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  • Knowledge Management
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  • Collaboration Tools
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  • Compliance Management
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  • Customizable Branding
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  • Data Synchronization
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Encryption
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
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  • Mobile Access
  • Projections
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  • Multi-Language
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  • Real-time Updates
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  • Status Tracking
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Spike Reviews

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Overall rating

4.7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.8
Customer Service 4.8
Features 4.7
Value for Money 4.8

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Adir R.
CEO
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/10/2020

"An awesome email client"

Comments: Overall - a great app and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

Pros: The way Spike sorts emails is genius.
It turned my inbox into a chat-like experience, where emails are grouped by people and not threads/topics - so it actually feels like I'm using a IM and not an outdated email client.

Cons: Some of the more advanced features still need some work.
I'd love to see tagging in notes (so collaboration would be smoother), or the option to add a call link into an invite directly (like in Google Calendar).

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/10/2020
Michael H.
Managing Partner
Professional Training & Coaching, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/09/2020

"eMail made modern, simple and transparent"

Comments: It's a bit of a change of approach, coming from more classical email services, but I'm finding myself drawn more and more to this app, and it has effectively supplanted my use of all other mail clients. I find the message-centred (i.e. like a chat thread) approach enlightening and very efficient. The learning curve has been very shallow (i.e. I've learned a lot / feel comfortable using Spike in a short time) and I'm really enjoying using the App!

Pros: + The ease of use - everything is in one place, and it's easy to concentrate on the information in the messages, rather than filtering through quoted text or long emails that duplicate something already on my computer.
+ The modern approach - as much as business is still formal, and we value salutations and signatures, they distract from the message we are sending, and email is being supplanted by chats/blogs/... And Spike embraces this trend without losing the formality (it's just hidden)
+ The semi-automatic email account setup - Spike recognised (in most cases) what kind of email account I had (Gmail, or Exchange, or IMAP) and pre-filled parts of the server data (or eliminated me having to enter it at all) which made setting up accounts a breeze.
+ The incredibly fast customer service - The CS team is really fast (and personable, and friendly and helpful) when I have an issue. And I feel super well-taken-care-of. Not a given in today's fast moving automated world.

Cons: There are still a few growing pains, and some features are not fully implemented yet. Some things that aren't working perfectly are the calendar integration, .ics files/invitations, and sometimes Spike won't recognise the email/name I'm typing in to give me reasonable proposals....
But these are minor details in the great scheme of things, and given the age of the app, there are truly very few bugs or glitches!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/09/2020
Patrick S.
Researcher
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/03/2018

"Not for everyone, it wasn't for me"

Pros: It's a really cool idea, and it's implemented exactly as promised. It can be fun and lower-stress to reply to work emails like they're an iMessage on your phone.

Cons: A lot of my work emails don't lend themselves particularly well to a response akin to how you'd reply to a text message. Reading emails with HTML images wasn't good either.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/03/2018
Adam C.
Owner
Financial Services
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/05/2018

"Hop cuts out all the clutter while allowing you to see all all the conversations in a clean view."

Comments: Hop allows for clearer communication and saving time spent on email. Allows for better context with a previous contact as well. I have saved a lot of hours on email, and a better experience then browser based email, or any other app.

Pros: Hop helps reduce the amount of time spent on email. Hop works faster then any email client, and I have tried every one that I could find! The Priority Inbox vs Other inbox saves a lot of time sorting what is important and not important. If others are using Hop as well, it creates a realtime chat between each other. It also allows for encrypted messages between users, which is great when sending sensitive information.

Cons: Not much, would like a few other small features like Auto Snoozing, and location based reminders. But really, they have the best email client, and now that desktop will be available, it will be the best solution on your smartphone, tablet, and desktop.

Vendor Response

by Chatflow on 04/11/2018

Hey Adam,

Thanks for your awesome feedback! We are super passionate about we do and love creating more amazing features for you.
We're happy to let you know that the desktop app is now available and you can get it at www.spikenow.com

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/05/2018
Isabella H.
Project Analyst
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/11/2020

"Unify different ways of interaction for a strong telecommunication tool."

Comments: We use this software to unify common emails, with advanced messaging that integrates better additional functionalities for an improvement in productivity that is frequently carried out, especially when we address communication issues, in order to acquire a sophisticated context, for each one of the conversations that are usually established internally in the company, above all to reduce the clutter of data and messages that are made daily, in order to offer a much faster and more solid service.

Pros: This software unifies all the inboxes that a company can have, in a single interface, to achieve a more prudent concentration by needing to manage all its calls, text messages, emails, calendars and among many other qualities that can be attended from this system for a speed of response, especially when the support services are established by email or telephone means, being one of the systems that I like the most, since we can perform many operations at the same time thanks to Spike.

Cons: It would be quite useful if this system will integrate a better appearance in its internal interface, because it is somewhat old, and it would be convenient for improvements, for a modern appearance in its entirety, in order to acquire a dynamic and incredible appearance once we want to use This software, for our needs, relevant, mentioning that an update so that its functionalities can be faster, is not a bad idea to implement, since it is somewhat slow in these collaborative processes.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/11/2020