I have now been using TeamRetro for three years and have recommended it to multiple colleagues and clients. Comparing to other retrospective tools I've used, TeamRetro has many advantages.
TeamRetro is designed with a remote-first mindset i.e. it is built with asynchronous communication in mind. However it perfectly supports real-time communication and is very enjoyable to use as it shows the movements, additions, and interactions in real time.
I love that TeamRetro does not unnecessarily integrate with video conferencing tools and that there is no need to screen share in order to use this tool. This is a remote-first design that most other tools have completely overlooked and therefore either integrate with video tools or require someone to share their screen in order for collaboration to take place.
The design of the workflow and settings are intuitive and simple. The timer has a large range allowing for hours or days to be allocated to each step (perfect for teams that are in different timezones). The discussion and action taking functions are brilliant in terms of design and implementation and in particular allowing anyone to take notes and add actions.
And let's not forget some of the important factors that most other tools have overlooked:
- Team Health Check as part of the retrospective tool.
- TeamRetro is serious about protecting users' privacy.
- TeamRetro recognizes that retrospectives are not only for development teams and therefore does not require work email for account creation and has templates that can be used in any team (marketing, sales, nurses, bank clerks, volunteer group, etc)
- TeamRetro provides the option to host all data of a client on servers in the EU which is a unique plus point.
Overall, I'm very impressed with TeamRetro and so are all my team members and my clients to whom I have recommended this tool. TeamRetro is the best retrospective tool I've used for remote teams.
And to add to that, the communication with various people in the company has always been humane, caring and very attentive to nurturing relationships with customers and partners. The way TeamRetro is built as a tool is most definitely a reflection of how it is run as a business: ethically and human-centric. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.