4.5 / 5 92 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Brightpod is best suited for marketing professionals ranging from SEO professionals, content marketers to social media marketers. Brightpod is also great for all types of marketing agencies.

Average Ratings

92 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Pricing Details
    Our pricing ranges from $29 per to $99 per month.
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Synage Software
  • Founded 2005

About This Software

Brightpod is a stress-free way for marketing teams to manage all their marketing campaigns in one place. Most marketing teams use a generic project management system but with Brightpod they get a tool that's built just for them. It includes marketing workflows, an editorial calendar, a Kanban style task view, easy assigning, recurring tasks and so much more!

  • A/B Testing
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Analytics / ROI Tracking
  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Brainstorming
  • Budget Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Channel Management
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Cooperative Writing
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Templates
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt Charts
  • Group Calendars
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Landing Pages / Web Forms
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Lead Scoring
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Project Management
  • Project/Product Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Intelligence
  • Search Marketing
  • Social Marketing
  • Status Tracking
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Testing / QA Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Version Control
  • Website Visitor Tracking

Brightpod Latest Reviews

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Great Product! Great Service! Great Company!

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: I started using Brightpod a little over two years ago when I was looking for an easy-to-use app for marketing and social media projects for my companies and for my clients. At the time, Brightpod was still in beta, coming out of beta soon after I signed on.
Features I love:
Each client or project has its own "pod" where milestones, tasks, messages, and files can be kept organized. All activity is updated in real-time and the app can be accessed on any device that has web access. All tasks, events, and milestones for each pod automatically go into a calendar which syncs to a web-based calendar such as GCal or iCal.
There are marketing workflow templates available, and you can very easily revise those and make your own templates for similar task lists for different clients or pods.
You can add and subtract team members, contractors, and clients to work with you on a pod and give different people different permission levels. You also track your billable and non-billable time if you desire.
You can get real-time activity reports for each team member and for yourself and set up a weekly "focus" of your tasks. You can also generate very detailed "insights" for each team member, yourself, and other metrics.
The customer service is top notch. Not only are there several detailed Vimeo videos for each component of the app, you can also directly contact the Brightpod team with a question or problem and receive an answer back in less than 24 hours; usually in 3-4 hours.
The app has pretty colors. That is important for me as a creative professional.
The only "con" is more of a feature request: You can generate a dedicated email address for each pod so that you can email tasks, messages, files, etc. to each pod. However, if you have a lot of pods, that's a lot of email addresses to keep up with. One day, I'd like to see the ability to just name the pod within one email address sent to the account and the email is automatically sent to the right place!
I highly recommend this app for marketing teams, no matter what size.

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Happy Customer

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I was looking for a task management tool for our small team that's intuitive and flexible enough for our work style. My teammates recommended a few other software options, which I considered and tested but didn't like much. I learned about Brightpod from another tool I used for years now called DeskAway by the same developer. It didn't take me much to figure it out once I signed up for the free account. What I love most about Brightpod is the ability to create "workflows," this basically allowed us to setup our processes through this tool (e.g., we setup eBook production with task lists and tasks and for each new eBook, we simply add a new Pod with the eBook workflow and teda, the tasks and task lists are loaded and we only need to assign to members and set dates .) It was easy enough for other team members to start using the tool without any learning curve.

Pros: Workflows, list view vs. workflow view, predefined workflows for digital marketing work. Customer service is great: the built-in support interface is very easy and convenient to use and customer support respond in very timely fashion.

Cons: Can get expensive with busy project schedule.