1 | Hugo is purpose-built for meeting notes and tasks.
Both apps offer similar functionality, but only Hugo starts with your calendar data. All of your meetings are already in Hugo, auto-organized based on who is attending. Creating agendas and notes is as easy as clicking on a calendar entry.
Soapbox is focused on team meetings and one-on-ones — internal meetings with your staff. Hugo helps you manage ALL of your meetings, whether they be with your team, or clients, contractors, sales prospects, or customers.
2 | Hugo sends meeting outcomes to 20+ other apps you use.
Soapbox is like Las Vegas. What happens in Soapbox stays in Soapbox.
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 Soapbox’s integrations focus on keeping data IN, Hugo’s app integrations help you push it out from Hugo to your other tools.
3 | Hugo is ONLY for meetings. Soapbox does a lot of stuff.
Along with meeting management features, Soapbox offers manager-only tools like employee engagement polls, performance reviews, and goal tracking.
Hugo, on the other hand, is focused purely on making your meetings better.
This focus (or lack thereof) bleeds into the product experience. If better meetings is your biggest objective, Hugo’s current and future features are entirely devoted to helping you, manager or not.
Both Hugo and Soapbox are meeting management tools with similar costs.
Both meetings apps have free plans, although Soapbox’s free plan is more limited than Hugo’s.
Hugo starts at $6/user/month for their Pro plan. Soapbox starts at $7/month for their Pro plan. Soapbox also has a Business plan at $11/month with even more features. All of Hugo's features are included in its $6 Pro plan, making it $5/user/month cheaper than Soapbox.
Unlike other notes apps like Evernote, Google Docs, and so forth, Soapbox doesn’t have enough to offer for it to make sense to use Soapbox and Hugo at the same time. Pick one app as your meeting management tool and stick with it. If you still need some of Soapbox’s other features around employee engagement, there are other tools dedicated to that problem that will serve you better.
Hugo and Soapbox 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.
Soapbox users may invite external users into Soapbox, but these users have the same level of access to the platform as everyone else. They also count toward the active user count, which can increase costs, unless you’re on the Business tier, which is 57% more expensive per user but allows unlimited guests.
Hugo is much more geared to sharing without hitting you with additional costs. Hugo meeting agendas and notes can be shared on public pages (or kept private). Since Hugo connects to your calendar, the app knows who is invited to every meeting. This lets us surface smart suggestions for who to share with, so you don’t even need to type someone’s email address, for example.
Sharing meeting notes and agendas from Hugo has no impact on your costs. And if you decide to get advanced and create a shared “Space” for meeting notes with external collaborators, those guests don’t count toward your user count either. (Each email domain you share with is treated as its own organization with their own user count.)
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.