What Is UpWave?

Upwave is a visual platform for collaborating on projects, portfolios, and daily tasks. Visualize your projects with different views, including board, table, timeline and calendar. Monitor status and progress on all your projects from the portfolio overview. Track time, set estimates and create timesheets. Easily and securely involve outside collaborators. The intuitive and user-friendly interface makes it easy to get everyone onboard - no extra training needed.

Who Uses UpWave?

Enterprise teams who wants a full overview of projects, portfolios and daily tasks, where ease of onboarding, speed and simplicity of communication is key.

Where can UpWave be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • UpWave
  • Located in Oslo, Norway
  • Founded in 2016

UpWave support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland and 7 others

Languages

English, Norwegian

UpWave pricing

Starting Price:

US$4.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

UpWave does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. UpWave paid version starts at US$4.00/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • UpWave
  • Located in Oslo, Norway
  • Founded in 2016

UpWave support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland and 7 others

Languages

English, Norwegian

UpWave videos and images

UpWave Software - Create the workflow that works for you with columns and swimlanes
UpWave Software - View your project in a compact list-format
UpWave Software - Visualize tasks on a timeline, and get an overview of parallel activities
UpWave Software - Monitor how projects are progressing from the portfolio overview
UpWave Software - Achieve clarity by grouping tasks, projects and people into teams
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UpWave video
UpWave Software - Create the workflow that works for you with columns and swimlanes
UpWave Software - View your project in a compact list-format
UpWave Software - Visualize tasks on a timeline, and get an overview of parallel activities
UpWave Software - Monitor how projects are progressing from the portfolio overview
UpWave Software - Achieve clarity by grouping tasks, projects and people into teams

Features of UpWave

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Management Software
  • Email Management Software
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • File Sharing Software
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Idea Management Software
  • Import Tasks
  • Kanban Board
  • Mobile Access
  • Notes Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Productivity Analysis
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Search/Filter
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Visualization
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews of UpWave

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Anastasia
Chief Editor in Russia
Newspapers, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Upwave - a perfect app to organize the work of student teams and complete common tasks effectively

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I am absolutely satisfied with Upwave! I have never used such a programme previously and was amazed by having my personal and work plans so accurately shown in cards and marked with colours. It is much better, than writing your plans in countless diaries or notebooks, making notes, which are usually lost among many pages or forgotten. Upwave provides me with opportunity to visualize and systemize our team tasks, and now it is for everyone obvious, what one has to do. When you put a tick for something done, it gives moral satisfaction and motivation to move on. Upwave is my first experience of using such an app, however I am already delighted with it and grateful to the whole staff of the company for a high quality product, friendly attitude towards students with their university projects and overall support and helpfulness. I will use Upwave willingly in my professional activity and would be glad to recommend it to my friends and colleagues.

Pros:

Successful team management and work progress is based on comprehensive visualization, which Upwave enables you to manage easily and effectively. Smart design, a wide range of photos for your boards, stylish colours and tinctures help to create a unique workspace, which is esthetically enjoyable. The system is easy to deal with and the mechanism of changing cards or other details is simple. Especially convenient is the connection to other services, such as Google Drive, Google Docs, etc. It is really greater to have everything in one app, vivid and organized online, than to buy millions of notebooks or write long messages in chats with tasks for your team members. The idea with ticks and columns to show the progress makes users feel satisfied with the results and observe the completion level of the work. Notifications are also included in the system and can be send via e-mail to remind team members of their deadlines.

Cons:

As the head of my small student team, which is occupied with publishing a faculty newspaper, I can say, that this app has no cons. All functions and features I need to organize our joint timetable are available. May be, in the future it would be useful to add more languages, especially Russian. I speak English, but not so good at computer terms, while their understanding is necessary to install everything correctly. That's why the process of deployment took a little bit more time. Although it is anyway not a problem, as Upwave managers are always ready to help and answer all the questions.

Verified Reviewer
CEO in Norway
Verified LinkedIn User
Management Consulting, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

Easy to use and powerful alternative for project managment & collaboration

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: We use the product for day-to-day projects internally and towards clients across a wide variety of different project types. Upwave have preformed great in all areas where we have used it, and we are looking forward to the upcoming features as well.

Pros:

The flexibility to create all the boards that you like, and the ability to combine custom rows and columns makes the tool flexible and clean. Also, some great templates add to the impression as well

Cons:

The lack of a GANTT-chart option and a portfolio overview solution is kind of limiting, but I know the team is working on this.

Alternatives Considered: MeisterTask and Trello

Reasons for Choosing UpWave: Cost, ease of use, ability to use both rows and columns+++

Switched From: Trello

Tom
Senior Manager in US
Banking, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Maximum Collaboration

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Upwave became the one stop shop for collaboration and tracking progress on projects. Also, the customer service team has been very helpful, offering tips so we are able to maximize functionality and productivity.

Pros:

Upwave has replaced all of our other organizational software tools, and it has become a center for continuous improvement and innovation. The clean interface promotes accountability and drives issue resolution. Also, it is the perfect tool for managing stakeholder engagement. There is never any confusion because of channels of communication. As a result, our project teams have become much more efficient and productive.

Cons:

The customer service team at Upwave addressed any complaints I had, tailoring the software to meet the needs of our team.

Calvin
Design Student in Netherlands
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

I finally found THE platform to organize meaningful elements of my life & projects by simple cards!

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

Especially the singular combination of the following features makes Upwave that strong in my eyes: + full color cards, not just tiny tags as usual + modern & pleasing typeface with grippy weight contrasts + (custom) templates of card organization - not just the basic kanban style everyone else has + direct edits in preview without the need to open the card's content separately + clean UI & recognizable category line at the top + intuitive interactions as you would expect it to work

Cons:

I would love to have the possibility to organize cards in grouped stacks, free from any grid like template. Theme decks of elements basically - but right now I'm really happy about the rich variants of different, even customizable overviews that I can create - suiting even creative project methods that I can directly create instead of having to make a mess with post its! Hopefully the time dimension gets it's well deserved implementation soon, as they already anounced in their roadmap! Cards that are as modular as being able to represent time spans, smoothly visible in calendar view to stay ahead of project workloads & spot free timeslots would feel like the ultimate extention for my next teamwork phase, their time tracking feature let me dream well already!

Tamir
Producer in Slovenia
Motion Pictures & Film, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Best project management tool for small business

5.0 7 months ago

Comments: We're very happy to have found Upwave and we find it worth the cost.

Pros:

After trying out countless online project management tools, we finally found exactly what we need in Upwave.

Cons:

We didn't find Upwave to be lacking in any critical areas and we're sure it will only get better with time.

Alternatives Considered: Trello, Kanban Tool and Asana

Reasons for Choosing UpWave: Trello was too complicated to use

Switched From: Trello

Reasons for Switching to UpWave: Upwave was the most straight-forward, clean looking and easy to use software for small to medium businesses.