July 21, 2009

Convos – Manage Multiple Groups With Ease


Convos is a web based group management application. It is suitable for a wide range of organizations, from those who want to share information within a small business, to those wishing to streamline collaboration for a large organization. And there’s no reason why you couldn’t use it to manage your family schedule too.

Getting started is easy. You get a branded login page and URL for each group, as well as your own web application. There are seven modules you can use to streamline communication, planning and information sharing. Each member can have his or her own profile, and you can set up an unlimited number of sub groups within the main group. This would be ideal for a large national organization that has local chapters, for example.

Once you’ve set up a group, you can customize the information you collect from members, the roles of people added to the group, the modules used for the group and the design. You can also add and organize files to be shared with ease. The killer feature for Convos is the ease of group creation. That aside, its functionality seems similar to other collaboration tools.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a group to manage the mailing list for your industry association
  • Manage communication across a national organization, with subgroups for local chapters
  • Track and share group events

Insider Tips:

  • Use email to manage communication without needing to login to the site
  • Click on the pin icon in the viewer to keep multiple tabs open at once
  • Customize user profiles by using management tools to select which info you need for each group
  • Upload your logo to the login page to brand it for your organization
  • Use role management to get help with group administration

What we liked:

  • The interface looks like a desktop window, but runs in a browser
  • The email forwarding features make it easy to manage group communication outside the site
  • Adding new members to a group is a two step process where they accept an invitation and fill out their profile
  • The dashboard makes it easy to manage groups from one place

What we didn’t like:

  • You can only have four modules open at once
  • The central module window can become a bit crowded


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2008
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: New York, NY
  • Founded by: J P Checa, Matt Trush
  • Web site:


  • Free (up to five group members
  • Membership levels ranging from $5.95 to $100 per month


  1. This is way better than a brick & mortar esbntlishmeat.

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