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Nov 18, 2020

MeetNotes Alternatives: Is Hugo the Best Replacement for MeetNotes?

Unfortunately, as of Nov. 30, 2020, MeetNotes is shutting down, leaving many users scrambling for alternative meeting notes software.

Rob Lennon
Rob Lennon
Customer Education Lead at Hugo
MeetNotes Alternatives: Is Hugo the Best Replacement for MeetNotes?

MeetNotes was a tool for running team meetings, managing follow-ups, and organizing tasks. Unfortunately, as of Nov. 30, 2020, MeetNotes is shutting down, leaving many users scrambling for alternative meeting managements software.

MeetNotes customers liked that it was a central place for the team’s meeting notes and tasks. Hugo is also a centralized, team-based system for notes and tasks. 

So, is Hugo a good replacement for MeetNotes?

In our comparison of features, Hugo offers nearly every capability that MeetNotes had, plus some others. Here's a quick demo video of Hugo.

Comparison: MeetNotes vs. Hugo

Shared Notes Editor

Both Hugo and MeetNotes offer a shared editor for a team-based approach to note-taking.

Meeting Agenda Templates

Hugo offers a library of over 80 meeting agenda templates, which includes contributions for companies like Shopify, Uber, Trello, and Etsy, plus many used by the Hugo team themselves. MeetNotes who enjoyed the template library will find Hugo’s library more than sufficient

Morning Meeting Status Email

One feature users liked about MeetNotes was the morning status email. Hugo offers an optional daily email as well, which summarizes meetings and tasks for the day, including showing you an agenda if one is posted.

Video Conferencing

This is one small area of difference. While MeetNotes’ vision was to allow “users to collaborate over video conferencing,” Hugo does NOT include video conferencing. Hugo’s approach is to seamlessly integrate with popular tools like Zoom and Google Meet. These platforms have invested significant time and resources in their infrastructure, providing the most stable and reliable video conferencing possible. 

Rather than reinventing the wheel, Hugo works with Zoom, Google Meet, and BlueJeans to easily launch your video call directly from your meeting notes.

See this video for more information on how Hugo works with these popular video conferencing tools.


Other MeetNotes features that are also in Hugo

  • Shared notes editor
  • Tags
  • Automatic task reminders
  • Share notes
  • Daily morning status emails

In addition, Hugo offers integrations with 20+ apps you use for work, including G Suite, Microsoft 365 calendar, Google Chrome, popular CRMs, and project and ticketing tools.

Other Comparisons

If you’re a MeetNotes user, you might be considering shifting to more standard note-taking tools like Evernote, Google Docs, or OneNote. For meetings, Hugo scores higher than all of these tools on the features that you need most. See our comparison of Evernote vs. Google Docs. vs. OneNote vs. Notion vs. Hugo.

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