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Published 12/17/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Banckle offers up all the key collaboration tools that any organization or business should have access to. Collaborating with a team can be difficult, especially when there are geographical barriers. Banckle helps users streamline communication so they spend less time trying to get in touch with team members and more time getting things done. Banckle live chat lets users host discussions online to increase sales and productivity while assisting customers. Online meetings are also available that include enhanced web conferencing capabilities for real time meetings. Chat groups allow users to use less email and speak to each other directly. Business email is also available through Banckle, which allows text and video chat integration, feeds, social streams and more. Banckle can do much more, including site searching, remote access, file sharing, and secure Enterprise IM.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Banckle was founded in August of 2010. The company currently has offices in Palo Alto, California and Lane Cove, Australia. The application was originally created to provide business collaboration and social application solutions online. Today, the available features are many and numerous businesses have adopted Banckle as their preferred tool for many collaboration tasks. The team is sizable, including around 50 individuals.

What are the differences to other apps?

The features Banckle offers its users are nothing new. Chats, email, webinars have been around for a long time and many companies utilize them daily. Banckle stands out because the site offers users a full spectrum of these features. Users are given multiple ways to communicate so they can choose the best method for their purposes. Real time conversations are easy and can be done through live chat or during meetings. Standard business email options are available as well as chats that come with extra security for companies.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Banckle website gives off an air of confidence with a blue and gold color scheme and unique, stylish icons that help depict what the site is capable of. Each tool is simple to use so the user does not have to be a computer expert to master chats, email, or instant messaging through Banckle. This is a big plus because companies will likely include teams of many individuals with many backgrounds and tech skill levels.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can register for a Banckle account by clicking on the blue “Get started today!” button at the bottom, right hand corner of the homepage. Another grey link reading “Sign Up” can be found at the top right hand corner of the page as well (right beside the blue “Live Chat” tab). After a clever loading bar image appears, the user is taken to the collaboration suite login. A blue “Create Account” link is found at the bottom of the box. The registration form is kept simple, asking for a login ID, email address, and password. A check box is automatically checked to sign the user up for the Banckle newsletter. This can be unchecked if the user prefers. After entering the information and clicking the light blue “Create Account” button, the user is taken to their dashboard and can begin using Banckle.

What does it cost to use the application?

Banckle is extremely affordable for businesses of all sizes. Currently, the site is offering one year free to all new members. The user is given three options when signing up for a paid membership. The first is the Banckle Hosted membership which runs just under $10 per user per month and includes secure hosting and application management. Next is the Virtual Appliance plan which costs about $5 per user, per month. This allows the user to host on their own server. The Banckle White Label Edition is available and allows users to add their brand and a custom domain name along with one of the two other memberships. Users must contact Banckle to get a quote for the White Label option.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Small and medium size businesses or organizations that need a better way to communicate can really appreciate Banckle. The site allows companies to pay by the user so the company retains control over expenses while utilizing Banckle features.

  • Use group chat to reduce email sending
  • Set up a business email with many options
  • Host online meetings and webinars
  • Utilize remote access for greater flexibility
  • Communicate through secure Enterprise IM

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Banckle pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $5.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $8.00

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