Compare Samepage and Quip
At a glance:
Create all the content
Both Quip and Samepage are all about creating and editing documents in real time. Samepage works with more file types, including multi-media, while Quip focuses on basic office type files. Plus, Samepage has direct file editing, full revision history, and if you delete something on accident, with Samepage you can get it back. Quip can't do that.
Manage your workflows
Each document is part of a larger project in your team. With Samepage you can manage tasks, track task progress, and manage events on a shared calendar. With Quip, well, you'll need to find another app to handle all the non-document stuff.
Feature Comparison Summary
Most modern collaboration platforms have a ton of features. That's why we've categorized them into the high level feature groups below. Each platform receives a score based on the number of features they have in each category. Expand a category to see the details of each feature within the group.
Teams & People
Everyone works on a team. Different tools treat teams and team members differently. See how these tools handle teams and team members:
Organize your work and conversations into smaller teams instead of just one big team.
Can you distribute powers to more than just admins? Team owners limit the # of admins while giving teams more flexibility to execute.
Connect with your colleagues to create, discuss, and finish projects.
Add users to collaborate on specific projects without giving them access to all of your projects and files.
Create a "team within a team" to collaborate with a specific group of people.
Allow guests to be a member of more than one team
Create a secret team only you and the team members you invite can see.
All collaboration tools should have real-time communication built in to help teams share ideas, make decisions, and move work forward.
Message just 1-on-1 with a coworker instead of the whole team.
Chat in a dedicated chat room for your team.
Send a chat message to any group of people in your organization.
Collaborate in context. Have a discussion alongside your page.
Voice and Direct Video Calling
Start a video call for a face-to-face conversation with anyone across the world.
Highlight and quote text on a page or chat conversation for added context.
Content-based chat threads
Keep your comments tied to specific files and content.
A streaming feed of unread or recent comments, reminders, alerts, and other updates across all teams and projects visible to you.
Brighten chat messages with a large library of charming emojis.
Group Video Calling
Get your distributed team on a video call without leaving the Samepage app. Let them hold an unlimited number of separate video calls at the same time.
Collaboration is about more than conversation. It's about creating content and using the right tools to get it done together.
Create and edit content online with others in real time.
All your work takes place right on a page. Create or add any type of content to share and collaborate with your team.
Share a page with anyone on Samepage, even if they aren't part of your team.
See exactly who made each change on a page and approve or reject them one-by-one or all at once.
Drag and drop graphics, arrows, and other diagram imagery to easily create and share flow charts, process diagrams, org charts, network diagrams, etc.
Does the app support web videos?
Create surveys or polls to collect quantifiable feedback from others.
Upload, share, and discuss image files.
Built-in formulas and functions let you create sophisticated spreadsheets.
Include a map of your event location so everyone knows where they need to be.
Add HTML embed codes to share rich content like infographics, slides, and more.
Share snippets of syntax-highlighted code in a wide variety of languages for a multi-author code-editing experience.
Public Page Sharing
Allow anyone to view shared content simply by visiting a link. No signup required.
Easily turn a page into a slideshow presentation and say goodbye to the hassles of Powerpoint.
Lock a page to prevent edits to files or content on the page.
View a complete history of page edits and see exactly who made them.
Just because your team is in one place doesn't mean your files are. See which tools help you keep your documents in one place, and under control.
Store and share files within that tool. Doesn't include cloud file integrations/access.
Synchronize online files with copies stored on your hard drive. Great for easily updating an entire team's locally stored files and for offline access.
Direct File Editing
Edit and save files directly from the service.
Cloud File Integration
Collaborate on cloud files stored on other services with integrations - some services have very limited integrations.
File Version History
Keep versions and revisions of your files, so you can go back any time.
Keep projects on track, and the work distributed with built-in task management.
Create a to-do list, add task details, and delegate to anyone in your organization.
View and manage tasks for all your projects in one place.
Team Task List
See all the tasks for your team in one place.
Set a single task to repeat as often as you need.
Create a list of sub-tasks within a larger task.
Add several team members to the same task for shared responsibility.
Task Progress Tracker
Track progress on projects and milestones with built-in task management.
Filterable Task Lists
Handy task filters help you see what team members have on their plate, so you can distribute tasks effectively.
Copy and Assign Tasks
Easily replicate the same task for multiple people to complete.
Hey, where is everybody? Your collaboration tool should keep you on top of the latest events.
Add calendar events and deadlines so you're always on top of your time.
Calendar events that can be set up to repeat daily, weekly, monthly, etc.
View all events within your organization on one calendar.
See at a glance all the events happening within your team on a shared team calendar.
Add events in Samepage to iCal calendars like Apple Calendar, Outlook, Google Calendar, and more.
Event Email Notifications
Automatically send event invitations and updates via email to users and non-users alike with attached .ics files for native calendar compatibility.
Integration is the name of the game. A great collaboration tool should play nice with the tools your team already uses.
Add Google Drive files to centralize documents, tasks, and other information.
Attach OneDrive files for your team to easily access and edit.
Keep content and conversations together. Collaborate on Dropbox files with your team.
Add Box files to a page and chat right alongside your cloud content.
Safely access and share Egnyte files directly from Samepage.
Integrate with Google Maps to easily display locations in-app.
Embed and watch YouTube videos in-app.
Watch Vimeo videos in-app.
Subscribe to in-app calendars from external calendar apps like Calendar on a Mac.
Zapier makes it easy to connect a wide variety of apps together and consolidate workflows.
Single-Sign On (SSO) makes it easy for admins at large organizations to manage user access.
Notifications & Search
A great collaboration tool needs to help you find what you're looking for, and stay on top of updates with notifications.
Find documents, messages, and content with search.
Mark important items and messages to review later.
Desktop and Mobile Notifications
Get real-time updates from your team on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device.
Keep up to date with changes with context specific notifications in the app.
Opt to receive email summaries of updates you missed.
Add hashtags to page titles to filter large team page lists down to #reports, #campaigns, or any hashtag you like.
Use '@person mention' to call out to a team member.
Easy contextual linking - link to pages with just an @
Use '@file mention' on pages or in chat messages to provide a link a specific file in a team's FILES section.
Out of Office Indicator
A visual indicator letting others know that while you may be online, you're on the road makin' big moves.
Working with a global team? With multi-language support, it's easy to collaborate across borders.
Chinese - simplified (中文)
Desktop & Mobile Apps
You should be able to move seamlessly between desktop and mobile.
Get more done with a native MacOS client.
A native windows app helps you get more done with improved functionality.
Take your work on-the-go with native apps for iOS.
See which services offer a native Android application.
Who watches the watchmen? Your collaboration tool should help spread responsibility and empower admins.
Supports admin level accounts with special powers and responsibilities.
Restore from Trash
Restore deleted content and files from the trash.
Hide the "Everyone" Team
A place to communicate and share with everyone in the organization.
A project may be done, but not forgotten. Archive stuff for safe keeping.
User Manager Role
A specific role for managing people - without the other Admin powers.
Content Manager Mode
A mode for Admins to access and manage any team in an organization.
Customer Success & Support
We all get by with a little help from our friends. The best collaboration apps have friends to help you get where you're going.
Reach out with questions or comments via email. We'll get back to you in a jiffy.
Customer Success Coach
A personal coach to make sure you're on the same page with us.
Can you get someone on the phone when you need help?