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VendorIgloo Software

55 King St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4W1, Canada

Number of employeesca. 140
Foundation year2004 / 2008


Basic Info

IGLOO Software is a Canadian-based company that develops online communities and social software for business.[1] Headquartered in KitchenerOntario.[2] While originally established by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in 2004, IGLOO has been a private company since its commercialization in 2008.[3] Since this time, Innovation Exchange identified IGLOO as one of the 20 most innovative companies in Canada[4] and Nemertes Research tagged IGLOO as an emerging social platform.[5]

Source: Wikipedia


PackagePrice per user
Basic8 USD / month
Professional12 USD / month

Learn more about Igloo Software pricing


On-premise(error)not offered
Marketplace / app store(error)

first steps taken

At a glance

DocumentsMatchScreens/ VideosNotes
Commenting and communicating on files(tick) But only on a page, not inline of the document itself with context.
Creating PDF files(question)  
Document sharing(tick) Similar to shared folders but online.
Document versioning(question)  
Document workflow(error)  
Drive/FileSync(green star) Via third party vendors.
Live concurrent editing of files(error)  
Presentations(error) Upload PowerPoint or Keynote slides.
Spreadsheet(error) Upload Excel spreadsheets
Text editing(tick) Rich Text Editor

Ease of useMatchScreens / VideosNotes
Administration by user(tick)  
Archiving content by user(question)  
Editorial search results(error)



Fully responsive(tick)



Maximum with for big screens pretty narrow though.
Incremental search(tick)  
Inline editing(tick)




Inline view of documents(tick)



No fonts though.
Intranet keyboard shortcuts(error)



Link preview(error)  
Message center(tick)  
Mobile app(tick) Limited in features though.
Mobile web(question)



Recently viewed pages(error)  



EditorMatchScreens/ VideosNotes
Documents in documents(error)  
Drag & drop in the editor(warning) / (error) There are areas in the software, where you can drag&drop files though. Pasting pictures in the rich text editor is possible as well.
Editorial layouts(tick) Took a while to get the concept.
Editor keyword shortcuts(error)  
Extendable Editor(error)  
Preview of documents in editorial content(tick)  
Reliable platform independent editing(tick) It is possible to lose data if browser crashes though.
Rich support for Tables(tick) Pictures in cells, coloring, some layout options
Rich text editing(tick)  

Office & collaborationMatchScreens/ VideosNotes
Annotations(error) not inline 
Calendar(tick) Email import did not work in test scenario from Google Calendar.
Ideas(tick) There is a discussion forum.

Online conferencing

Personal task management(tick) Simple implementation of tasks. Not like Basecamp, Trello or JIRA though.
Photo galleries(question)  
Sharing with externals(question)  
Task management for teams(tick) See above. Limited.
Wiki(tick) Simple implementation

Organisational communicationMatchScreens/
Approval procedures(question)  
Hierarchical navigation(tick)  
Multilingual content(error)  
Time-controlled publishing(tick)  

(tick)Built-inAs priced, needs no or little configuration (like checking some boxes, adding entries to lists) (v)
(thumbs up)Built-in, with configurationAs priced, needs some or extensive configuration (maybe even scripting)
(green star)Additional or 3rd party solutionAvailable (e.g. at marketplace, add-in) by vendor or as 3rd party solution. Configuration may be needed, additional costs are possible
(error)Not availableNot part of the solution or as additional plugged-in solution, although developing and implementing an additional solution may be possible (for example via API)

(cells with no symbol provided mean that this point hasn't been reviewed so far or that no information available so far)

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