Adam Kazwell
Adam KazwellProduct manager/observer

What's the best tool for capturing/documenting team retrospectives?

I'm looking for a web based tool to capture the input of multiple people across multiple locations
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    Quip 3.0

    Work with people, not files. Now with spreadsheets.

    I like to use Quip for this. Can send out a shared doc, make edits & comment on each. Also useful for having meetings with a remote team. Everyone can edit/see changes at the same time.
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    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt Pliszkaresearching SaaS software @ pickSaaS.com

      Quip enhances the idea of Google Docs with more advanced collaboration functions which is great if you are looking for one place to work and communicate with your team on documents.

  2. 19
    Dropbox Paper

    Collaboration tool built for teams

    Nathan Bashaw
    Nathan BashawHead of Product at Gimlet Media · Written
    I'm a huge fan of dropbox paper. Much faster and lighter-weight than Google Docs.
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    • Instant Expert
      Instant ExpertInstant Experto, Vlogger

      Its a great tool for starters, For teams I do not recommend. there are lots of apps that do the same, even google docs is more intelligible when collaborating and working with. But we already have OneNote, Evernote, Word Online, with lots of features way ahead Paper.

    • zedgoat
      zedgoatChemist, Developer, Stoic.

      Use Paper to manage technical stuff and my team, and love it. Just the right number of features, document crosslinking and image embedding fits my needs exactly, and works for quick notes or longer documents.

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    Notion 1.0 Web + Mac App

    Docs, wikis, tasks – a minimal & unified workspace for teams

    John Ababseh
    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast · Written
    I like notion its a product I found on product hunt and is great for unifying teams while organizing important docs and tasks.
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    • Kiran Kunigiri
      Kiran KunigiriA guy who makes cool stuff.

      Overall, Notion is like a bunch of widgets and management apps combined into one awesome package. I've been using it for several months now, and it works really well. It's most useful for team projects, where you can make an entire directory of pages for the different types of tasks you need to handle, and keep all progress and information synced into one app.

      Being able to move content blocks and pages around makes it very easy to organize, and the comment feature makes it easy to start a new thread to discuss a topic. Integration is also great, since I can embed code, videos, and even Google Drive documents. You can also customize the look and feel of pages (I love being able to set icons and header images for each page) to make them easily recognizable, and create complex layouts. There is a huge list of features that makes it possible to do almost anything you would want to do in a management/organization app.

      It's still improving, and they have a list of new features coming soon (the one I'm excited for is being able to assign tasks to people). There's an iOS app beta (that doesn't work on my device currently). There are a few minor bugs that I come across, but it's nothing that distracts you from using it. It's a solid app that I'll continue to use for both group and individual projects.

    • Brad Dunn
      Brad DunnProduct guy at @Ohno

      I actually was just so sick of confluence and was asking someone at #Productboard about what they use and they told me about this. It's just pretty fun to use. Also the free trial is helpful if you're a small startup.

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    Slite

    The note app for teams

    Laure Albouy
    Laure AlbouyAssociate @slite · Edited
    Laure Albouy made this product
    Teams use Slite to document and organize their retrospectives, processes and anything that should be written down really :) features include: a real-time editor, channels to organize your docs, comments, public shares + other sweet stuff!
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    • Benjamin Pipat
      Benjamin PipatCTO @ Seelk

      We've been using Slite for a few months and it finally solved our long research for the perfect knowledge sharing app :)

      The adoption by our team was impressive, and Slite makes our knowledge management a breeze

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    • Luc Chaissac
      Luc ChaissacDesigner

      We've been using Slite for few months, and we can't be more happy. Best benefit is that it's a perfect way to improve transparency inside our team and to onboard new teammates!

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    Nuclino

    The easy knowledge base for teams

    It comes with a slick WYSIWYG editor which allows collaboration in real time. Different workspaces can be created for each team, and documents can be clustered by topic so it's pretty easy to navigate. We have a few remote team members who get instant notifications whenever they are tagged in a document or a comment, and integrated with Slack is works perfectly. Oh, and the best part is that they offer a free subscription plan:)
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    Nuclino is a great documentation tool. It serves as a team wiki or a knowledge base and is super easy to use. Highly recommended.
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    • Philipp Seybold
      Philipp SeyboldCo-Founder & CEO @ combyne

      Excellent product which is on the right track. In my view the pricing is too high for this stage with 5 Euro/user/ month. G Suite costs 4 euro for it's vast service portfolio. For us a price point at 1 or 2 Euro would feel comfortable.

    • Nuclino definitely deserves to be as popular as Slack and Trello. Like Slack and Trello, Nuclino focuses on one task and does a brilliant job at it. I really hope this stays actively maintained!

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    1-on-1 Meeting Assistant

    Have the best 1-on-1 meetings with your team.

    Shay Howe
    Shay HoweCo-founder of Lead Honestly · Written
    Shay Howe made this product
    Lead Honestly is my go to for team management, specifically as a leader. It helps facilitate all of our 1-on-1 meetings, provides a pulse of how the team is doing, and tracks action items we need to do.
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    • We've been using LeadHonestly for the better part of this year after moving from another service. We're a small tight-knit team of 10-ish people. That familiarity led to assumptions and the same two people getting together are going to quickly run out of new ideas of things to talk about.

      LeadHonestly provides us the opportunity to explore those unspoken assumptions and makes for better relationships all around.

    • Zain Jeddy
      Zain JeddyProduct Manager

      My manager utilized this tool for over a dozen of our 1x1's, each of which have led to juicy discussions with no time wasted. Our 30 min 1x1's have all been straight to the point to really get the core of where I'm at in my role. Answering LeadHonestly's questions has been a very effective method to vocalize my thoughts to my manager and as a result strengthened our relationship.

  7. Pulkit Agrawal
    Pulkit AgrawalCEO @trychameleon for user onboarding · Written
    At the risk of being perceived as boring, I'll suggest Google Docs -- it does the job well (multiple collaborators, suggesting mode, history of revisions etc.) and works with Drive (which we use for all our docs storage). I also especially like their mobile apps, which make searching and editing really easy. One thing we've been doing for individual retros is to have a table (Agenda, Notes, Action items) for each review, and then doing a quick recap from the previous time at the start of the meeting. This helps maintain some continuity and to build the habit of acting on these feedback items after the end of the meeting.
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    Winio

    The fastest way to sync your team with ongoing projects

    Daniel Lobo made this product
    You can give winio a try. It's crazy simple to start working on it. You have projects and inside of it attachments, tasks, and discussions. It doesn't have a ton of features that you won't use anyway. It just does its thing.
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  9. Ryan Peterson
    Ryan PetersoniOS developer, mostly · Written
    I spent some time working w/ Carbon Five a few years ago, and they use a self-built tool called Stickies.io. You can add remote collaborators, color-code notes to represent your different categories, and export the results as a csv at the end of the meeting. And it's free.
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    Bynder

    At the heart of your brand

    Ariel Long
    Ariel LongGrowth with tech · Written
    Not only all files together, but also versions, annotations, comments and status, all in one place. Also shared history :)
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    • Emily Ann Kolvitz
      Emily Ann KolvitzDAM librarian, consultant, remote worker

      It's like Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, and WeTransfer had a baby, with their best traits and some added bonuses. Basically, you get a free digital library that anyone you invite can access from anywhere with an internet connection. Upload is incredibly fast.

      Videos you upload convert and you can watch them/play them in your library. You can preview all sorts of file types, filter on tags and categories (multi-faceted search), and make your portal more unique through custom colors, tag and category list, and your logo. Best part is new features are being added every day.

    • Yvonne
      YvonneCMO at Unless.com

      It's a new product, so I believe they'll add more functionalities soon. Will keep an eye on it.

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    Teambit

    Engagement platform to make your team the best it can be

    Alex Potrivaev
    Alex PotrivaevProduct Designer and Entrepreneur · Written
    Alex Potrivaev made this product
    I think Teambit is really good for this job (disclosure: I’m one of the co-founders). It can help you to run regular retros with lightweight surveys. You’ll be able to effortlessly gather the opinion from everyone in the team (text and reaction-based), see it all in a single place and analyse it over time. And on top of helping with retros, it can empower your team to holistically improve performance by making feedback a daily habit.
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