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