xTiles vs Spikenow

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xTiles

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Writers, Bloggers, Marketers, Designers, Consultants, Event Planners, Entrepreneurs, Photographers, Filmmakers, Podcasters, Journalists, Tutors, Educators

Pricing

Free

Personal pro - $8/month billed annually

Team - $8/month per member

Spikenow

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Enterprise, Small Business, Startups, Educations, Organizatios

Pricing

Free For everyday use $ 0 Free forever

Pro

For professionals & small teams $ 5 Per user / month billed annually

Business For power users & large teams $ 10 Per user / month billed annually

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Most popular feedback for xTiles

I also use xTiles as a personal note-taking app and it really lacks a decent mobile version for this. Except for this, I haven't faced any other drawbacks.

Anton B.

About xTiles

xTiles is a cross-platform visual note-taking app for creatives and think tanks that works in both solo and collaborative modes. It enables creative minds to gather, visualize, edit, and store their ideas in one location, seamlessly transforming incipient ideas into solid and clear form. The benefits of whiteboards and text editors are combined in xTiles to create linear and multidimensional documents. With drag-and-drop, one can easily move objects and create an infinite canvas on which to transform space with no restrictions. The workspace can be organized in pinned notes, tables, tabs, and embeddings, allowing you to choose the best way to display the content. In addition, pictures, links to articles, and videos can be attached to tiles, adding other elements to the space and connecting them. This visual note-taking app's core philosophy is simplicity and clarity. It doesn't take long to figure out the basic and advanced functions for transforming data. The app's user interface is straightforward. xTiles features are extremely simple to interact with, with a focus on well-organized and easy-to-navigate space. Here, users can define their own tile styles, add bulleted lists, create quotes, and create multi-level documents.

Most popular feedback for Spikenow

The Spike app is a great blend of email and messaging. It strips away the unnecessary parts of traditional email and has added bonuses that save me and my business so much time. It’s genius!”

Jozsef Juhasz

About Spikenow

The first platform for collaborative email that makes it possible for groups of all sizes to connect, create, and work together to accomplish more.

xTiles reviews

I've been able to cut my time spend organizing publication materials for our blog almost in half. The ability to structure content with features like tiles drag&drop, combining tiles and nesting documents with my tiles is great. I like that I can collaborate with my team too. Together we use xTiles for planning our sprints.

- Anton B.

I like the way we can organize our pieces of content in a document using tiles and tabs. We normally separate tabs for drafts and clean copies for our creatives. Subpages also help to store some inspirations and personal notes. A big plus is the ability to comment and get notifications when someone comments on your notes which is really handy for collaborative work.

- Aleksandra K.

I like how easy it's to use the tool. I can quickly break my findings into fragments using the cards (tiles) and move them around just like I need. Also I like the possibility of creating sub-pages. It allows me to avoid cluttering of the main page.

- Vira S.

Spikenow reviews

“Spike has done a really good job of getting the features I need from messenger apps into email, like a business chat. Spike is the best of both worlds, with zen-like simplicity across all platforms.”

- Darren Olstad Founder, Crowne Law

"Less noise. Less clutter. It’s like finding the holy grail of efficiency.”

- Conrad Levine Business Advisor

“As someone who receives hundreds of emails every day, the efficiency and speed with which I can process and respond to messages is everything.”

- Micha Kaufman CEO Fiverr

Pros & cons

xTiles

Pros
Easy to use and flexible approach for creative processes
Visual navigation and content organization
Real-time collaboration and editing
Structure and connect notes to each other to form a graph of ideas
Synchronize in real-time between all your devices
One-click publishing to the web.
Cons
No mobile version
Lack of rich text formatting
No macOS desktop app

Spikenow

Pros
I really like the clear and clean interface, I love simple and non-confusing things
It has everything it takes to get into the toolbox of marketing
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
I love the way it takes out the extra elements in a mail like images and branding, and makes it 100% text
Which helps you get to the point and understand what need to be understood.
Cons
Their business approach is misleading - they actually alter the contents of your emails without clearly stating they will do so
The organization got very confusing when one person wrote to more than one of my accounts
It got worse when I wanted to write a new email to a person who wrote me at more than one account
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).

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