March 12, 2014

CatchApp – Real-Time Status Updates for Companies

For most managers, allowing employees to work remotely means giving up a certain amount of control, along with the ability to track what specific team members are working on each day. Or at least that’s what it used to mean. With CatchApp, managers can catch up with everything their teams are working on, regardless of where those teams are physically located.

Connect CatchApp to all the apps that your company uses on a regular basis. The web-based application integrates with more than 20 of the most popular business apps, including Basecamp, Google Drive, Twitter, Yammer, and Evernote, among others. The updates that employees make within those apps are pulled directly into to the team newsfeed in real-time, allowing managers to immediately find out when someone has finished a project, added a ticket, or uploaded files to a group folder. When an issue comes up within the feed that needs to be addressed, use CatchApp’s commenting feature to leave your feedback or advice in a public space.

As more apps are connected to your account over time, your company’s newsfeed may start to feel a little crowded. Take control of the situation by utilizing CatchApp’s “lists” feature. Users can create individual lists for each project they’re tracking. This is an excellent way to keep a large company organized, and stay updated on the progress of multiple client projects.

Practical Uses:

  • Find out when an employee has completed an assigned task
  • Make sure your whole team knows when you’ve added a ticket to the queue
  • Leave feedback on individual tasks or status updates
  • See what your employees are tweeting while they’re at work

Insider Tips:

  • CatchApp connects with more than 20 popular business apps
  • CatchApp is available on the iPhone, iPad, and desktop browsers
  • Comments are synced directly to the app
  • Rely on push notifications to find out instantly whenever something happens

What we liked:

  • CatchApp is a great way to find out what your whole team is working on
  • Users can get up to 100 updates per month with a free account
  • Lists help prevent newsfeeds from becoming overcrowded
  • CatchApp creates automated reports based on a team’s recent activity

What we didn’t like:

  • Commenting features are only available to users with Premium plans
  • CatchApp doesn’t currently connect to Facebook, although that integration is coming soon


Company Info:

  • Launched: November 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Chemnitz, Germany
  • Founded by: Hojoki
  • Web site:


  • Free plan
  • Premium plan is $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year

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