What is Ideanote?

Ideanote's next generation Innovation-Led Growth platform makes it easy to collect, develop and act on the best ideas leading to business growth, engaged employees, and happier customers. Instantly launch idea collections, manage ideas more efficiently, and measure your innovation impact. From startups to public companies, businesses of every size trust Ideanote to build fully customized innovation programs in days instead of months. 500+ five-star reviews. Free plan and trial available.

Who Uses Ideanote?

Businesses of every size use our Ideanote for their Innovation-Led Growth. From 140.000 employee strong enterprise deployments to freelance consultants, Ideanote is easy to implement and affordable.

Where can Ideanote be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Linux (Desktop), Windows (On-Premise), Linux (On-Premise), Chromebook (Desktop)

About the vendor

  • Ideanote
  • Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Founded in 2015
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil and 45 others

Languages

Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 17 others

Ideanote pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Ideanote has a free version and offers a free trial.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Ideanote
  • Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Founded in 2015
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil and 45 others

Languages

Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 17 others

Ideanote videos and images

Ideanote Software - Launch goal-driven idea collections with ease.
Ideanote Software - Involve more of the right people in your innovation.
Ideanote Software - Develop, prioritize and act on ideas in your funnel.
Ideanote Software - Celebrate and track your innovation impact.
Ideanote Software - Save time so you can focus on making ideas matter.
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Ideanote Software - Launch goal-driven idea collections with ease.
Ideanote Software - Involve more of the right people in your innovation.
Ideanote Software - Develop, prioritize and act on ideas in your funnel.
Ideanote Software - Celebrate and track your innovation impact.
Ideanote Software - Save time so you can focus on making ideas matter.

Features of Ideanote

  • Approval Workflow
  • Brainstorming
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Ideation
  • Innovation Management
  • Polls/Voting
  • Prioritisation
  • Reporting & Statistics

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Reviews of Ideanote

Average score

Overall
4.9
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
4.9
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
88%
4
12%
3
1%
Fred
Fred
Owner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

You Never Knew You Needed An Idea Tool Until You Start Using This

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I've loving my experience with it so far. This will definitely be my idea go to tool from now on.

Pros:

I've used several note and idea tools. I never thought I needed one like it. It's next level and takes idea management to a new level.

Cons:

It can take a bit getting used to at first just like any new tool. But once you get the hang it, you will be flowing and with new ideas with your staff, team members and even your customers.

Mai
Founder in UK
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Well thought-out solution for internal brainstorming and idea collection

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I love it. Our team also loves it. We use the tool almost every day and think we will get a lot of use of this software. As our team are all remote and currently scattered in multiple cities worldwide, we can't do brainstorming all in the same room. IdeaNote is therefore very useful for us as a remote team to brainstorming.
Our most common internal use cases of IdeaNote: We use it for strategic brainstorming, for collecting thoughts and suggestions on innovating existing processes, or for Founder's Weekly Ask-me-anything, and more.

Pros:

IdeaNote is an excellent example of a simple idea well executed. We use IdeaNote almost daily internally for our brainstorming exercises. With IdeaNote: 1. Ideas are centralised in a single place. Hence they are easily tracked, prioritised and measured. 2. Ideas recorded promptly and adequately on IdeaNote means we can take immediate actions about them. 3. Because many of their ideas result in actions, our team members now feel much more encouraged to contribute their thoughts. They think outside of the box and are more talkative on IdeaNote about solving our business challenges. On top of this, IdeaNote has an excellent UI/UX and a very well thought out design. Not to mention the solution can be made entirely white-labelled too with CNAME!

Cons:

These cons are accurate as of our usage currently Jan-2020: 1. Currently there is no granular settings for notification options 2. Currently we cannot "Make Featured" or "Force Rank" some chosen ideas 3. There is no progress indication or "decision" status for each Mission. It will be useful to be able to see some measurements of progress on each mission, as well as an ability to mark the "resolution" or "chosen ideas" for each mission. The team is very responsive to users, though. I have communicated some issues with them and have always received almost instant responses. I am sure they have taken many user feedback to implement on the roadmap, so hopefully, these cons are in their radar and will be released as future features.

Alternatives Considered: MindMeister

Reasons for Switching to Ideanote: We tried MindMeister quite some time ago but couldn't make it work for our specific needs. MindMeister is more suitable as a tool to visualise concepts, where it presents thoughts in the form of mind-map. However, such a design is not necessarily facilitating conversations around the ideas. MindMeister may work for more local team when everyone is present in a single brainstorming session and can narrate over their ideas. For a remote team like ours, it's not so suitable. At least for us, IdeaNote is much better positioned as a solution for collecting, tracking, prioritising and measuring suggestions. Besides, we love its design and how much thought and care have been put into the UX/UI, making it a real pleasure to use.

Haydemar
Sales Promoter in US
Computer Games, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

IDEANOTE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

3.0 last year

Comments: WHEN USING IDEANOTE, THE MOST OPTIMAL IS THE CONFIGURATION AND APPROVAL OF THE WORKFLOW;PROVIDED SECURITY TO OUR DATA AND INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COMPANY LIKE PRODUCTS OR NEW LINES.
IT ALLOWS US TO EVALUATE OUR IDEAS WITH THIRD PARTY INTEGRATION
I WOULD RECOMMEND IT BECAUSE IT IMPROVED OUR DEVELOPMENT AS A BUSINESS GROUP

Pros:

IS A PLATFORM THAT HELPS US INNOVATE OUR IDEAS AND PROJECTS OF OUR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. IT ALLOWS BETTER THE PROCESSES OF SELECTING PRODUCTS BY ITS METAL MAPS MANAGING THAT OUR IDEAS BE THE BEST TO IMPLEMENT. THUS IDENTIFYING THE IMPACT THAT THE IDEAS OF OUR TEAM HAVE, THUS IMPROVING THE WORKFLOW. I VERIFY THAT AN ROI IS UNIQUE

Cons:

WHAT I DON'T LIKE IS THAT THE CUSTOMIZED MODELS.A LITTLE DIFFICULTY WHEN MAKING A SEMENTATION OF THE IDEAS COLLECTED

Anil
CEO in India
Internet, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Useful tool for gathering, organizing, and acting on ideas and feedback. Great for product roadmaps.

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: As the founder and, still, effectively the chief product officer of a startup, there's no shortage of customer problems to solve and ideas for solving them. Inevitably, there's idea overload. Many entrepreneurs can relate to their workspaces being swamped with Sticky notes and assorted notes gathered and logged at all odd times and in multiple places – local text files on one's laptop, project management boards, to-do software, team messaging apps, and customer support channels (live chat and ticket desk software). It can be a big mess. We use a Kanban-style project management system for agile product development, but have needed a more effective way to integrate user-generated feedback also. Gathering feedback is easy, and tools we've used include assorted customer survey and feedback widget tools. But we've been behind in setting up an easy way for users to vote on submitted ideas in a public-facing product roadmap. Ideanote solves that problem. YMMV. Regardless, that you're here reading this review must mean that you're evaluating ways to improve how you manage ideas and user feedback and that's a good thing. Good luck!

Pros:

How it encourages the gathering and organizing of ideas by *mission*. This goal-oriented approach helps to keep the focus on the overarching objective of *solving problems*. Next best: Ideanote's delightful customer service. Swift, responsive, and kind. It bodes well for their own success as a startup. The onboarding process is also impressive and well thought out, considering that putting the tool to good use requires a patient understanding of how ideas may be categorized by missions and teams, rated internally (on a few different criteria, not just through Like votes), and then binned into and managed using Kanban-style roadmaps.

Cons:

Ideanote is powerful, for how it enables the collection, sorting, ranking, and planned implementation of ideas, but some may prefer a simpler feedback gathering and roadmap management tool.

Laura
Owner in US
Management Consulting, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Where have you been all my ilfe?

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: We have a number of processes that need improvement, and Ideanote has given me the ability to engage my team at a level where they will each feel seen and heard. It's igniting innovation, and I'm thrilled.

Pros:

I'm excited to ignite the innovation on my team with this easy-to-use, fun, and interactive platform. As someone who works with a remote team (we are all in different states/time zones), the ability to collaborate with each other in such a fun and intuitive way is worth its weight in gold. The platform is easy to understand and navigate thanks to all the helpful tutorial videos.

Cons:

I would love to see a quick-start option for someone who is on my team, but is too busy at the moment to set up everything. I'd like her to be able to add an idea without having to jump through the set-up hoops...and then be able to set-up her profile later.

Alternatives Considered: Trello and Asana

Reasons for Choosing Ideanote: I like this product because it's more collaborative and it feels more intuitive from a user perspective.

Switched From: Trello

Reasons for Switching to Ideanote: As stated above, this program is easy to use and it's got a user friendly interface that makes sharing ideas and feedback feel more like fun than work.