It’s time to take a deeper comparison between Sortd and Drag. Visually, on the first place, both might seem to be very similar, but inside there are so many differences.

Both softwares work with Kanban view, but they’re used for different reasons, so you can’t expect them to do the same thing, let’s know more:

Simplicity

We are big fans of keeping things simple, and always will be. If you want an increasingly complex tool, we may not be for you. MakeUseOf put captured the essence of it beautifully. Adding lots of features makes a product heavy, and not intuitive.

As a consequence of a product blow, one of the many complains users have on Sortd is the stability on the software. We found it very common for users to have issues with information disappearing, or being suddenly unavailable.

Many users have also reported how slow Sortd is, taking precious time and transforming email into a burden. Some users have even said that the way it’s organized makes it harder to find information.

Speed is something people take very seriously, so at Drag we took it in account to make a very fast and light software, allowing users to organize their inboxes properly.

Gmail Integration

When a company suggests a software to improve users’ experience in something they already use a lot, it’s expected of them to start from what already exists and grow from that. Both platforms work from Gmail, but the way they integrate go by different paths.

Sortd left some important aspects behind. Sortd completely rebrands Gmail into their own interface. That’s not for everyone. Users of Gmail, like Gmail, and want to feel like they are still in Gmail. Want to stay in your familiar Gmail? Drag is the best for you.

Drag is also a Shared Inbox

Sortd value is based on email organization. According to themselves, it brings your emails, tasks & priorities together in one intuitive workspace, and it works right inside Gmail.

On the other hand, Drag’s value is also about organization, but it goes much further, Drag not only provides a Kanban view, but it also has a Shared Inbox feature, so you and your team can collaborate in real time.

In Sortd, you cannot share inboxes such sales@ or help@ with a team. You can read team mates emails, but cannot reply to your team mates’ emails on their behalf. With Drag you can. 

Besides that, you can use it for more than just email, with Drag you can transform your inbox into a CRM or Helpdesk board, so work gets all centralized, making your team more clear about what’s going on and also more productive.

Here are some other features you can add to your cards:

  • Delegation of emails/ tasks; 
  • Due dates and integration with Google Calendar;
  • Add checklists to email/ tasks
  • Shared Internal notes;
  • Reply on behalf of team mates;

All of it. Right into your Gmail team inbox.

Conclusion

After everything we just presented, it’s quite visible where the differences between Sortd and Drag are. Now it’s your time to choose which one will work the best for you and your company.

We believe that an alternative — the right one for you — have to think about all of the necessary aspects and solve them in a functional way, so it’s workable.

Lastly, check Drag out to see if a Shared Inbox, in Gmail, in a Kanban format fits your needs. Maybe it does 🙂

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