A Fellow app alternative that makes sharing meeting info much easier

Set agendas, take meeting notes, and track tasks — all with better sharing options and app integrations than Fellow
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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!
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Is Hugo a good Fellow alternative for note-taking in meetings?

Compare notes app features side-by-side.
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Purpose-built for meetings?
Free plan
Free Plan Limits
10 users max
Basic integrations
Meeting notes become inaccessible after 45 days
10 users max
Paid Plan Upgrades
Unlimited users
Premium integrations
Team templates
User roles and groups
Live chat and customer success

SSO and provisioning
Calendar reporting and analytics
Additional compliance and security
Due dates for action items
Note version history
Admin features
Jira, Asana, and Zapier integrations

Send and receive feedback
Sync with HR platforms
How are notes organized?
Auto-organized based on your calendar
Auto-organized based on your calendar with limited search
Collaborate on docs
Task Management
Supports handwriting /drawing
Supports Markdown
Headings and bullet points only
App Integrations
Send your meeting notes and tasks 20+ apps
Chat: Slack, Teams
Tasks: Asana, Jira, Zapier
Chrome Extension
Fully-functional mini-Hugo
Fully-functional mini-Fellow
Support & Success
Help Center
How-to Guides & Videos
Vote on Feature Requests
Live Chat Support
Meeting Health Assessment
“In-Person” Virtual Training
Free books on improving meetings and teamwork

What are the top 3 differences between Hugo and Fellow?

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.

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

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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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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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
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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.
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Frequently asked questions

How much does Hugo cost compared to Fellow?  

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.

How is Hugo’s task management different from using action items in Fellow?

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.

How do the Hugo and Fellow Chrome extensions compare?

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.

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

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.

Do Fellow 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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