A Docket app alternative: Easier to use, better-looking, and with better search

Set agendas, take meeting notes, and track tasks with Hugo, the leading meeting management software
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Hugo has honestly saved my ass so many times staying on top of both internal and external meetings. It makes my brain feel lighter!
Hollis Kool
Miro
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Is Hugo a good Docket alternative for note-taking in meetings?

Compare notes app features side-by-side.
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Pricing
Purpose-built for meetings?
Yes
Yes
Free plan
Free Plan Limits
10 users max
Basic integrations
Meeting history limit
Paid Plan Upgrades
Pro:
Unlimited users
Premium integrations
Team templates
User roles and groups
Live chat and customer success

Custom:
SSO and provisioning
Calendar reporting and analytics
Additional compliance and security
Pro:
Custom agenda templates
Use company colors, logos, branding
• Guest access
• 1-year meeting history

Business:
CRM integrations (Hubspot, Salesforce, Zendesk)
Project management ingrations (Asana, Tasks, Jira, Teams, Monday.com)
• Unlimited meeting history
Features
How are notes organized?
Auto-organized based on your calendar
Organized based on your calendar but search is difficult
Collaborate on docs
Task Management
Supports handwriting /drawing
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Supports Markdown
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App Integrations
Send your meeting notes and tasks 20+ apps
Chat: Slack, Teams
Video: Zoom, Google Meet
Chrome Extension
Fully-functional mini-Hugo
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Support & Success
Help Center
How-to Guides & Videos
Vote on Feature Requests
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Live Chat Support
Meeting Health Assessment
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“In-Person” Virtual Training
Free books on improving meetings and teamwork
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What are the top 3 differences between Hugo and Docket?

1 | Docket and Hugo may both be meeting management apps, but they feel very different.
How you respond to the user experience in a particular app is a highly subjective topic. Still, some apps are more intuitive, easier to use, and nicer-looking.

When comparing Docket and Hugo, the first thing that you’ll notice is that Docket feels simple, unrefined, and underdeveloped compared to Hugo. It’s harder to look at and harder to use without help.

2 | Hugo is much better for sharing agendas and notes with non-users.
Docket’s primary mode of collaboration with people who don’t also use Docket is either to email or print an agenda or meeting recap. This means that it’s difficult to use Docket for external meetings — with customers, for example — but even internally you’ll need to ask all your coworkers to sign up for Docket, too.

Hugo offers numerous private sharing options, including being able to easily add an agenda link to your calendar description in one click.

3 | Hugo offers much more robust search functions to find past meeting notes.
Look at the Docket reviews on G2 and you’ll see a common theme: Complaints about limited search.

In contrast, Hugo makes finding past easy, surfacing related meeting notes at a glance. And with advanced multivariate search, you can find even your notes even if you can’t remember much detail (i.e. Notes that I saved that were also attended by someone in Acme Company).

How is Hugo the best replacement for meeting notes in Docket?

Connect your meeting notes to the tools you use most

With #tagging, @mentions, and 20+ integrations, you can instantly sync info and create tasks from any meeting note. (No more copying/pasting.)
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We have Hugo connected to Slack, Hubspot, Github, Jira and Zoom. I will never forget the moment when I took my first meeting note in Hugo. It was as if all of my team and apps were in the meeting with me.
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Luis Barbosa
Infraspeak

Stay organized. Show up prepared

Agenda templates and timely reminders help you build better meeting habits without much effort.
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For the meeting itself — the actual oomph is in the notes. It's an alignment moment even before the meeting starts.
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Tasha Gideon
Verrah

Shared meeting notes, with privacy built-in

Build a strong culture of shared note-taking on your team. Collaborate on meetings with customers and colleagues. Hugo offers sharing and security options for every kind of meeting, inside and out.
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Everyone can contribute to the agenda ahead of time, collaborate live during the meeting, post in Slack, create tasks, and send a link to the notes for the customer too – without leaving Hugo.
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Thom Swanson
Balti Virtual

Find any note or task in seconds

Hugo auto-organizes your notes by attendees, companies, and meeting details so you don’t have to. Search notes using multiple variables to find exactly what you need.
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Hugo helps me daily. When someone asks me something like ‘I can’t remember but did we make a decision to do x a few weeks ago?’ I can just search my meeting notes to find the answer in less than 30 seconds.
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Tom Wells
Unique X
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The calendar integration and templates are huge for me . . . In a meeting-driven world, it has been transformative to have everything so easily documented and searchable.
Nick Valuri
Zapier
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Frequently asked questions

How much does Hugo cost compared to Docket?

Both Hugo and Docket are meeting management apps with free and Pro plans, although Docket’s free plan is limited in how long it stores your meeting history and seems intended mostly for trying the app out.

Hugo is $6/user/month for its Pro Plan. Docket starts at $8/month for their Pro plan and $20/mo/user for the Business Plan. All of Hugo's functionality is included in its Pro plan, unlike Docket which reserves some features for its Business Plan, making Hugo $14/user/month cheaper for the fully featured product.

How is Hugo’s task management different from tasks in Docket?

Both apps are fairly similar in how tasks and action items are managed, although there are a couple of key differences.

Both Hugo and Docket allow you create and assign tasks and action items along with a due date. Both let you see these tasks for an individual meeting, or in a unified view where you can see all of your tasks or action items.

However, only Hugo takes this a step further, allow you to:
- Track tasks for people in your meetings even if they don’t also use Hugo. That means you don’t have to ask everyone to try a new tool right away.
- Assign the same task to multiple people. For example, you can assign “Fill in your updates on the agenda” to everyone at a team meeting in one click.

How do the Hugo and Docket Chrome extensions compare?

Docket actually doesn’t have a Chrome extension, meaning that, to interact with Docket, you’ll need to be in the app itself.

Hugo, on the other hand, offers a mini-Hugo experience that opens as a side panel over any web page. Such a fully-functional Chrome experience is remarkably useful. Our favorite use cases are cutting/pasting data into a meeting agenda, or taking notes while on a meeting in a browser-based video conference like Google Meet. With the Hugo extension, any time something meetings-related pops into your head, just press ALT+H and jot it down.

Can you share Hugo meeting notes with people who don’t use Hugo? What about with Docket?

This is a pretty big difference in the meeting management software comparison. 

Docket works much better if everyone at everyone meeting is also using Docket. There are print and email actions you can take to share.

Hugo has done a lot of work to make Hugo helpful even if you have people at your meetings who don’t use Hugo now, and may never want to. With easy agenda link sharing, and task tracking even for non-users, Hugo lets you bring your co-workers on board at your own pace. You can also email and print meeting documents with Hugo, similar to docket.

Hugo also offers shared “spaces” — which are private workspaces shared between two or more companies. You can use spaces to collaborate with customers, clients, and contractors, without worrying about accidentally giving them access to your internal company meeting information.

Do Docket or Hugo support handwriting in meeting notes, for example, on an iPad?

At this time, neither app supports drawing or handwriting in notes. You can always attach files to your notes, however.

Can I trust Hugo with my data?

Absolutely. Hugo is the safest place for your meeting knowledge, with investments that support compliance with security protocols like Privacy Shield and SOC2. We also offer a variety of privacy controls, so, for example, you can even have a private meeting note and a shared note for the same meeting.

Learn more about our privacy terms and policies here.

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Just as Slack connects us to our colleagues and tools through an innovative collaborative interface, Hugo does the same with meeting notes . . . Hugo will quickly become the go-to solution for organizations that want their teams to be more aligned and their meetings more productive...
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