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Top 10 ProdPad Alternatives for Roadmaps & Feedback

Want an alternative to ProdPad that also has feedback boards and a changelog? In this post, I've listed all of the top competitors that offer you the full feedback suite for the best prices. I analyzed their pros, cons, and pricing, so you don't have to. Let's dive in!

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Looking for a ProdPad alternative with feedback boards, roadmaps, changelogs, and in-app widgets? You're in the right place!

I get it. You want something that's slick, powerful, and gets the job done quickly, but ProdPad just makes you want to pull your hair out.

No worries. I gathered all of the best modern ProdPad alternatives in one place and analyzed their pros, cons, and pricing, so you don't have to.

Let's find you the feedback tool of your dreams! πŸ‘‡


The Best ProdPad Alternatives in 2024:

  1. Featurebase - All-in-one feedback tool, best value for money
  2. ProductPlan - Best for issue management & roadmaps, poor collection features
  3. Pendo - Complete customer experience software for enterprises
  4. Sleekplan - Most affordable pricing, limited features
  5. Nolt - Great for small teams, limited features
  6. FeedBear - Cheap feedback tool with limited features
  7. Canny - For super small or enterprise companies, no in-between
  8. Trello - Best for simple idea and task management
  9. featureOS - Good for collecting feedback, poor for prioritizing it
  10. Productboard - For issue management, poor collection features

But before you run off to choose an alternative, let's go over ProdPad's drawbacks. This will help you know what to avoid while choosing a competitor. πŸ”Ž


Why even switch from ProdPad?

ProdPad is an opinionated roadmapping & feedback tool for larger companies. I have listed the key drawbacks of it so you can know what to look for in a feedback tool.

  • UX Problems
    Users have reported that the UX is full of minor papercut issues, like the title input element not getting autofocused when clicking on 'Add Feedback.' This might not seem too bad at first, but since it aims to be a tool you use daily, the annoyances will definitely add up over time.
  • Complex & expensive pricing
    ProdPad has per-editor pricing mixed together with the ability to choose which modules you need(feedback, ideas, roadmap). With 5 editors and all the essential modules, you're already looking at a $360/mo price point.
  • No changelog for product updates
    Aside from feedback collection, ProdPad also doesn't offer a changelog to close the feedback loop and get the new feature updates in front of your users. Sure, roadmaps are one way to show what has been completed, but there are more intuitive ways for it. Most alternatives offer a separate changelog page, in-app popups, and automated emails to make sure new updates reach your customers.

Top 10 ProdPad Alternatives for Roadmaps & Feedback

Now that we know what to avoid in a good alternative to ProdPad let's get to the good part - the alternatives!

I handpicked each tool in this list by looking at their features and ease of use. I compared their advantages, drawbacks, and costs to ProdPad so you can pick the best one. Let's jump in!πŸ‘‡

1. Featurebase

Featurebase's product illustration.
Featurebase's feedback board

Featurebase is the best ProdPad alternative. It has a neat interface and many rich features, including roadmaps and a changelog, to get the most out of your feedback.

It comes with affordable pricing and a Free plan allowing unlimited feedback. You can set it up in minutes and always get quick help through live chat. ⚑️

Featurebase's key features:

  • Feedback boards, changelog, and a roadmap
  • In-app widgets (see live demo)
  • Sort feedback by monetary value 
  • Prioritization frameworks
  • Automated notification emails
  • Custom domain
  • User segmentation
  • Single Sign-On
  • API
  • Over 6 + languages, including Spanish, German, French, etc.

Advantages of Featurebase:

  • Intuitive interface - a neat and easy-to-use design for you and your users with gamified features like leaderboards to incentivize feedback
  • AI duplicate post-detection - users & admins will see relevant similar posts before posting to reduce duplicates
  • AI-powered search - always find that idea that you were looking for, even if you don't remember the exact wording
  • Lots of customizations - have your boards look exactly the way you want by changing the colors, theme, text, and much more
  • Replies and @ mentioning - intuitive comment section for lengthy discussions

Drawbacks of Featurebase:

How much does Featurebase cost?

  • Free Plan - unlimited posts, all basic features like a feedback board, roadmap, and changelog to take your product to the next level
  • Growth Plan ($40/month) - 4 managers, all integrations and widgets, custom domain, and seamless user login
  • Premium Plan ($124/month) - 8 managers, API, SSO, and user segmentation

All plans let you collect unlimited feedback, and you can try the paid ones with a 10-day free trial. See pricing here β†’

Featurebase reviews:

  • Product Hunt - 4.9/5
Conclusion

Featurebase is the best ProdPad alternative. It has all the matching features and much more for an even lower price. 

Featurebase offers an intuitive interface with feedback boards, a roadmap, a changelog, in-app widgets, and much more.

The onboarding is amazingly quick, with the automated migration from ProdPad helping you get set up in seconds.

Learn more here β†’

2. ProductPlan

ProductPlan's roadmap product illustration.
ProductPlan's roadmap.

ProductPlan is an enterprise roadmapping and issue-management tool. It has lots of features and customizations around roadmaps but lacks on the feedback collection side.

The enterprise plan includes a basic feedback form, but it will cost you A LOT, and it doesn't have feedback boards and upvoting functions.

ProductPlan's key features:

  • Roadmaps
  • Prioritization frameworks
  • Feedback form (only on enterprise)
  • Single Sign-On

Advantages of ProductPlan:

  • Customizable roadmap views & filters
  • Lots of enterprise-grade integrations

Drawbacks of ProductPlan:

  • Very expensive
  • No changelog
  • No feedback boards, no upvoting
  • Complex user interface with a steep learning curve
  • No commenting for engaging with users
  • No embeddable widgets

How much does ProductPlan cost?

ProductPlan offers three plans that each offer only yearly billing:

  • Basic ($20/editor/month) - unlimited roadmaps, prioritization board, customizable views & filters, some limited 1-way integrations
  • Professional ($79/editor/month) - portfolio views, SSO, API, more advanced 2-way integrations
  • Enterprise (contact sales) - Idea collection & validation, security reports, dedicated success rep

Note that the 'editor/month' pricing, makes it quite expensive. For example, 5 editors on the Professional plan, will set you back $395/month.

Read the full in-depth analysis of ProductPlan's pricing β†’

ProductPlan reviews:

  • G2 - 4.4/5
  • Capterra - 4.5/5
  • GetApp - 4.4/5
Conclusion

ProductPlan is an enterprise alternative to ProdPad. It has advanced roadmaps and prioritization features, making it perfect for task management.

However, with no feedback boards and upvoting, it's not intutive for collecting new ideas and only has a very basic form to do so.

Their pricing is also high and for smaller startups there are more affordable alternatives to ProductPlan β†’

3. Pendo

Pendo product illustration.
Pendo's feedback board.

Pendo is enterprise-focused software offering a full suite of tools to improve user experience. Besides feedback boards and roadmaps, it helps manage user onboarding and includes product analytics tools.

Pendo's key features:

  • User onboarding
  • NPS surveys
  • Product analytics, like tracking in-app customer usage
  • Product roadmaps
  • Prioritization frameworks
  • Session replays

Advantages of Pendo:

  • Users can prioritize what posts are more important for them than others
  • Great for onboarding new users and understanding the customer journey
  • Has lots of translations

Drawbacks of Pendo:

  • Very expensive, even more enterprise-focused
  • Steep learning curve and confusing to use
  • Limited customizations (No dark mode, custom CSS, etc.)
  • Aged UI/UX
  • Limited user segmentations

How much does Pendo cost?

Pendo has a free plan with limited features, such as NPS surveys, a roadmap, and a maximum of 500 monthly users. 

The only paid plan displayed with the pricing upfront is the Starter plan, which costs $7000 per year and has only yearly billing available. It includes the same features but allows for 2000 users.

They haven't listed the pricing for the Growth and Portfolio plans. However, users have claimed to be paying from $12,000/year to around $50,000/year.

Pendo reviews:

Conclusion

Pendo is an all-inclusive tool designed to help large organizations create the best software experience. Pendo is a great ProdPad alternative if you're looking for everything you need for customer retention in one place and have lots of money to spare.β€Œβ€Œβ€Œβ€Œ

Otherwise, their prices are unjustifiably high, and we'd recommend these, more affordable alternatives to Pendo β†’

4. Sleekplan

Sleekplan product illustration.
Sleekplan's feedback board

Sleekplan is one of the most budget-friendly alternatives to ProdPad. Besides feedback boards, roadmaps, and changelogs, it also supports satisfaction surveys. It's a great deal for smaller startups that don't need complex features.

Sleekplan's key features:

  • Feedback boards, roadmaps, changelogs
  • CSAT and NPS satisfaction surveys
  • Anonymous posting, commenting, and voting
  • Customizable survey widgets
  • Supports 10+ languages

Advantages of Sleekplan:

  • Very affordable pricing - highest plan $45/month
  • A lightweight tool, not too complex

Drawbacks of Sleekplan:

  • Outdated UI & UX
  • No changelog popups
  • No duplicate post-detection system
  • No bulk editing
  • No follow-up questions
  • Few integrations
  • Run by a solo founder, so customer support might not be good

How much does Sleekplan cost?

Sleekplan offers 4 plans to choose from. Each allows unlimited feedback and end users.

  • Indie (free) - 1 admin, 1 feedback board, and a changelog
  • Starter ($15/mo) - 3 admins, changelog, roadmap, customer satisfaction surveys
  • Business ($45/mo) - 10 admins, merge posts, white labeling, custom domain, and user segmentation
  • Enterprise (custom) - Everything in Starter, plus unlimited admins

Their pricing seems (and is) affordable, but many critical features like post-merging are only on the third plan.

Sleekplan reviews:

  • G2 - 4.8/5
  • Capterra - 5/5
  • GetApp 5/5
Conclusion

Sleekplan is a good choice for smaller teams that also want to measure customer satisfaction. It's a nice, affordable alternative, but you'll have to go with the $45/mo plan to access most of the useful features.

Check out the best Sleekplan alternatives β†’

5. Nolt.io

Nolt product illustration.
Nolt's feedback board.

Nolt is a lightweight alternative to ProdPad that's best suited for small teams looking to collect feedback using simple features. However, it doesn't have changelogs and can get quite pricey for what it offers.

Nolt's key features:

  • Feedback boards
  • A roadmap
  • Feedback collection widget
  • Anonymous posting, commenting, and voting
  • Password-protected boards

Advantages of Nolt:

  • Simplicity (at the cost of many features)
  • SAML 2.0 for enterprise
  • Has over 10+ different translations

Drawbacks of Nolt:

  • No admin dashboard
  • No changelog for closing the feedback loop with users
  • No duplicate post-detection system
  • Only one widget
  • No user segmentation
  • No sorting feedback by customer revenue
  • Doesn't scale well with many ideas (no bulk editing or filtering, etc.)
  • No built-in prioritization frameworks for product managers

How much does Nolt cost?

  • Essential ($29/month) - 1 board, roadmap, SSO
  • Pro ($69/month) - 5 boards, API, and task management integrations
  • Enterprise (talk to sales) - unlimited boards

The Essential Plan is great if you need SSO upfront, but otherwise, you'll find a better deal from other tools in this list.

Nolt reviews:

  • G2 - 5/5
  • Capterra - 4.9/5
  • GetApp - 4.9/5
Conclusion

Nolt is a great ProdPad alternative for smaller teams looking for simplicity and voting boards. However, it lacks many crucial features like changelogs, user segmentation, and a dashboard.

Their pricing isn't expensive, but most alternatives offer much more for the same cost.

Check out the best Nolt alternatives β†’

6. FeedBear

Feedbear product illustration.
Feedbear's feedback board.

FeedBear is another very basic ProdPad alternative for collecting feedback. It has all the necessary features to get you started but falls short of competitors by missing many advanced functionalities like user segmenting.

FeedBear's key features:

  • Idea boards for feature requests
  • User voting on best ideas
  • Product roadmap sharing

Advantages of FeedBear

  • Fully customizable with your own CSS
  • Single Sign On (SSO)
  • Custom HTML/JS code

Drawbacks of FeedBear:

  • No admin dashboard to effectively manage feedback
  • Very primitive filtering and sorting
  • No user segmenting
  • Can't sort feedback by customer revenue
  • No built-in prioritization frameworks

How much does FeedBear cost?

FeedBear has simple pricing starting from $49/month. It offers all core features like roadmap, changelog, and custom domain. The second plan is already $99/mo while removing branding and granting SSO. You can use the 14-day free to test them out.

FeedBear reviews:

  • G2 - 4.8/5
  • Capterra - 4.8/5
Conclusion

FeedBear is a very primitive feedback tool at an affordable price. They're ideal for smaller teams after simplicity and don't need many advanced features.

β€ŒIt lacks a dashboard and comprehensive filtering system to manage feedback effectively and doesn't scale well with those growing fast.

Want more options? Check out these top FeedBear alternatives β†’

7. Canny.io

Canny's product illustration.
Canny's feedback board

Canny.io is a popular feedback tool that targets enterprises. It offers all the same features as ProdPad and much more. However, their paid plans cost a lot, and the free plan has a strict limit on monthly posts.

Canny's key features:

  • Feedback boards, roadmaps, changelog
  • Prioritization frameworks
  • Feedback widget
  • Automated email notifications
  • Duplicate post-detection
  • Custom domain

Advantages of Canny:

  • SOC2 compliance for enterprises
  • Modern & intuitive design

Drawbacks of Canny:

  • Very expensive pricing 
  • No changelog popups
  • No bulk editing
  • No prioritization matrices
  • No follow-up questions like "How important is this for you?" for extra insights
  • Customers complain about not being listened to
  • Supports only English

How much does Canny cost?

  • Free plan - limits active posts to only 100 a month. For very small companies only
  • $99/month (Starter Plan) - custom domain, roadmap, 2 integrations. Very limited in features, equal to competitors' free plans
  • $399/month (Growth) - for 5 admins, user segmentation, private boards, and more
  • Business (talk to sales) - unlimited boards, pay by invoice, SOC2, etc.

Canny Pricing 2024: Is It Worth It β†’

Canny reviews:

  • G2 - 4.5/5 (complaints)
  • Capterra - 4.8/5
  • GetApp - 4.7/5
Conclusion

Canny is a reasonable ProdPad alternative for enterprises. They are SOC2 certified, support paying by invoice & have advanced moderation features. 

They offer a free plan that limits you to 100 posts. Furthermore, the most useful features are on the $399/mo plan, so it can get even quite expensive.

Check out these affordable Canny alternatives β†’

8. Trello

Trello product illustration of Kanban roadmaps.
Trello's kanban roadmap

Trello is one of the most popular task-management tools, with simple Kanban boards at its core. It's a nice ProdPad alternative mainly focused on managing projects. However, many teams also use it for primitive feedback collection.

Trello's key features:

  • Kanban boards (Roadmaps)
  • Timeline
  • Calendar

Advantages of Trello:

  • Robust Jira integration
  • Many templates
  • Good for task management (not feedback management)

Drawbacks of Trello:

  • No feedback collection
  • Poor for prioritizing & managing feature ideas
  • No changelogs or emails to keep users in the loop about their requests

How much does Trello cost?

Trello has 4 plans to pick between:

  • Free - unlimited cards, 10 boards, 10MB files with unlimited storage
  • Standard ($6/user/mo) - unlimited boards, custom fields, advanced checklists, and up to 250MB files with unlimited storage
  • Premium ($12.5/user/mo) - unlocks all the views, calendar, timeline, table, etc.
  • Enterprise ($17.5/user/mo) - unlimited workspaces,

Note: The total cost of Trello depends on how many users you have in your team. For example, five users on their Premium plan will cost $62.5 a month.

Other than that, just keep in mind that most of their key features are on the Premium plan.

Trello reviews:

Conclusion

Trello is a nice ProdPad alternative for issue-tracking. You can collect feedback with it, but it's very basic and not enough for many.

You should also consider that most of their key features are on the Premium plan. Also, the PER USER pricing can get expensive for larger teams.

Check out the best Trello alternatives β†’

9. featureOS

FeatureOS product illustration.
featureOS feedback board

featureOS - once Hellonext - is another good alternative to ProdPad. As the name suggests, it's packed with many useful features. If you want detailed control over every aspect of the feedback board, featureOS is a good choice.

featureOS key features:

  • Changelog
  • Widget for feedback collecting
  • Duplicate post-detection
  • A knowledge base feature
  • Replies and @ mentioning

Advantages of featureOS:

  • Modern design
  • Lots of customizations
  • Feature-rich

Drawbacks of featureOS:

  • No changelog popups
  • Can't sort feedback by monetary value
  • No user segmentation
  • No built-in prioritization frameworks
  • Supports only English

How much does featureOS cost?

FeatureOS offers three pricing tiers:

  • Runway ($29/month) - 2 boards, 1 admin, 1 integration
  • Take Flight ($79/month) - 10 boards, 3 admins, 3 integrations
  • Fly High ($149/month) - unlimited boards, 10 admins, SSO, API

You can try each out with a 14-day trial.

Note: They have offered free plans many times in the past and overall change the pricing rather often. Last time, they closed the free plan overnight.

featureOS reviews:

  • Product Hunt - 4.5/5
Conclusion

FeatureOS is a great ProdPad alternative. It has many features, including a changelog, a knowledge base, and widgets.

However, it's missing some important ones, like sorting feedback by revenue and prioritization frameworks.

They offer great pricing for companies that need to collect many different types of feedback. But they change it constantly, so there's always some uncertainty.

Check out the best alternatives to featureOS β†’

10. Productboard

Productboard product illustration.
Productboard's dashboard

Productboard is an enterprise-focused roadmap tool and alternative to ProdPad. It has a main focus on task management and roadmaps, but can also be used to validate feature ideas with users.

You can create roadmaps to rank feedback by different properties like value & effort.

Productboard's key features:

  • Different task management views and features
  • Prioritization frameworks
  • Many translations

Advantages of Productboard:

  • Lots of integrations to consolidate feedback
  • Roadmaps are very customizable
  • Meets ISO 27001:2013 and SOC2 standards for security

Drawbacks of Productboard:

  • No changelog
  • It doesn't let users see, upvote, or comment on their peers' ideas - only shows what admins have posted
  • Complex user interface with a steep learning curve
  • No commenting for engaging with users
  • No embeddable widgets

How much does Productboard cost?

Productboard offers four plans to choose from:

  • Starter - free
  • Essentials - $20 per maker/month
  • Pro - $80 per maker/month
  • Enterprise - comes with a custom quote

Note: The total cost of Productboard depends on how many 'Makers' you have in your team. For example, five users on their Pro plan will cost $400 a month.

Productboard reviews:

Conclusion

Productboard is an enterprise customer feedback suite focusing on issue tracking and roadmaps. You can do a lot, but figuring out how to use it is a project on its own.β€Œ It allows users to only see and upvote admins' posts, making it unideal for feedback collection.

If you're a smaller startup, we recommend checking out these affordable Productboard alternatives β†’

What is ProdPad?

ProdPads dashboard with a list of ideas in the backlog.
ProdPad's dashboard for ideas.

Prodpad is a product roadmapping platform that helps companies streamline their product development processes. They offer a centralized space for product managers and teams to capture and prioritize ideas, create product roadmaps, and manage the product development lifecycle.

They have many integrations and an in-app widget to centralize your feedback. All new feedback will be checked for duplicates to help you save time.

How much does ProdPad cost?

ProdPad's pricing calculator.
ProdPad's pricing calculator.

ProdPad has a very complex pricing structure. The pricing depends mainly on the amount of editors you have, with each additional editor adding around $30-$55/mo to your plan.

Here are some examples of their pricing in action:

  • $90/mo - all essential modules(roadmaps, ideas, feedback), 1 editor
  • $270/mo - all essential modules, 3 editors
  • $900/mo - all essential modules, 10 editors
  • $2,175/mo - all advanced modules, 15 editors

You can pay the same price for much more complete tools offering more seats and even get many of these features for free.

Feel free to play around with their pricing calculator on ProdPad's pricing page.

Key features of ProdPad:

ProdPad offers many core features that most feedback tools do. This includes:

  • Feedback boards - let users submit ideas and vote on other ideas
  • Roadmap - display upcoming features and manage ideas on a roadmap view
  • Integrations - connect ProdPad with popular tools like Intercom, Slack, and SalesForce
  • AI duplicate post detection - automatically identifies duplicate feedback to save time
  • Prioritization frameworks - prioritize ideas using frameworks like Value vs Effort

Conclusion

The bottom line is that ProdPad is an alright feedback tool for some, but it can be a bit too opinionated and lack some crucial features. You can't close the loop with your users, change the roadmapping framework from now/next/later or publicly share your roadmap without inviting each user as a viewer.

Fortunately, there are plenty of powerful alternatives with user-friendly interfaces and lots of features to make managing feedback enjoyable.

Featurebase is one of the best ProdPad alternatives. It has all the matching features and much more for an even lower price. Besides feedback boards, it offers changelogs, in-app widgets, and automated emails - all with a beautiful and intuitive design.

Featurebase comes with a Free Plan that allows unlimited posts. You can automatically migrate over from ProdPad in seconds, so there's no downside to trying it. πŸ‘‡