1 | With Hugo, it’s much easier to share agendas and notes outside your company than with Fellow.
On the surface, Hugo and Fellow seem like very similar meeting tools.
But in practice, you’ll run into a roadblock with Fellow when it comes to sharing. You can’t easily share your meeting agendas and notes with a link for others who don’t use Fellow.
Hugo offers numerous private sharing options, including being able to easily add an agenda link to your calendar description in one click.
2 | Hugo sends meeting outcomes to 20+ other apps you use.
Fellow has a few integrations, but they are mostly focused on keeping data inside Fellow.
With Hugo, we understand that meeting information often needs to end up somewhere else. Sales notes belong in the CRM. Big tasks belong in a project management tool.
Whereas Fellow’s integrations focus on keeping data IN, Hugo’s app integrations help you push it out from Hugo, often automatically, as with our Salesforce integration.
3 | Hugo offers much more robust search functions to find past meeting notes.
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).
Fellow asks you to organize your meeting notes in “Streams” — a manual feature which requires a lot of effort to use effectively. And the Fellow app search function is simply a standard text search.
Both Hugo and Soapbox are meeting management tools with similar costs.
Both meetings apps have free plans, although Fellow’s free plan archives your meeting notes over a rolling 45 day period — a serious limitation.
Hugo starts at $6/user/month for teams of 11+. Fellow starts at $7/month for their Pro plan (or $5/user/month if you pay annually). While Fellow is one dollar cheaper than Hugo, the Hugo Pro plan contains many more features for the price.
Both apps are fairly similar in how tasks and action items are managed, although there are a couple of key differences.
Both Hugo and Fellow allow you to assign tasks to a person 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 lets you 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.
Furthermore, Fellow only allows due dates on action items in the paid plans. Hugo includes this option in the free tier.
Hugo and Fellow have remarkably similar Chrome extensions in that both tools offer a micro-sized app experience right in your browser. In both cases, you can view, edit, and share meeting agendas and notes, and perform most of the other actions that you would do in the main app.
Having 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 apps.
Fellow works much better if everyone at everyone meeting is also using Fellow. In the real world, though, it’s hard to get people on board with new tools.
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 let’s you bring your co-workers on board at your own pace.
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.