October 2, 2012

Groopt – Private Communication & Scheduling

Just because you’re working on a group project doesn’t mean everyone involved needs to know the details of your daily schedule or the concerns you’re having over the contributions coming from a particular staffer. If you’re concerned about privacy when working with larger work groups and teams, then Groopt is the project management app for you.

Groopt understands that you belong to more than one group in life, which is why the app encourages you to create separate groups for each team you’re involved with. Create a work group, a bowling league group, a family group, a friends group, and a PTA group. To get even more stealth, you can create separate groups within your company, depending on how many projects or team assignments you’re working on. Open up the group you’re dealing with currently to add status updates, coordinate calendars, and share important documents or files. The information you share with Group A won’t be viewable to Group B, so your work group won’t find out that you’re taking off early to make a bowling tournament next week—unless someone from your bowling team spills the beans.

In addition to its basic project management tools, Groopt also offers a handful of unique features that competing applications don’t provide. Groopt offers online voting, attendance tracking, and managed group payments with WePay. The company also creates websites for groups that include social media widgets, backend analytics, and other custom integrations.

Practical Uses:

  • Keep your work and professional lives separate
  • Make sure your colleagues know which days you’ll be out of the office
  • Track which club members attended recent meetings
  • Raise money for an upcoming fundraiser

Insider Tips:

  • Groopt syncs with Google Calendar, iCal, and Outlook
  • Group members can share and edit files within Groopt
  • Users can send targeted texts to certain subgroups
  • Groopt makes custom group websites

What we liked:

  • People can create private folders to control who has access to their uploaded files
  • Teams can fundraise and manage payments with WePay
  • Large groups can poll their members for ideas using Groopt’s voting tools
  • Groopt doesn’t show any ads on its platform

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:


  • Free

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