Three Reasons Why EnjoyHQ is The Best Alternative to Google Drive for Building your Research Repository
If you’re looking for an alternative to Google Drive, you’ve come to the right place. Here are three reasons why EnjoyHQ is a better choice for serious UX teams.
1 - EnjoyHQ Is a Dedicated Repository; Google Drive Is Built For Many Use Cases
Google Drive is undoubtedly a great suite of tools - the platform is very flexible, allowing teams with a wide variety of use cases to adopt the tools into their processes and workflows. One of the drawbacks of using Google Drive as a repository is the inability to code research and feedback with tags and properties. While you can manipulate certain features within Docs and Spreadsheets to act as tags, Google Drive will never be built for the specific use case of coding research.
EnjoyHQ is a dedicated repository, and our team builds the product with the UX research use case in mind. This focus allows us to build workflows that ultimately make your job as a UX researcher easier. Not only will your feedback and research data be organized and searchable, you’ll also be able to develop a research taxonomy that you can use to code the information contained within your repository. In addition, we take product feedback very seriously and are constantly re-evaluating our roadmap to ensure the needs and pain points of UX researchers are being met.
2 - Information About Your Users Is Stored In EnjoyHQ To Add Context To Feedback and Research
Information stored in Google Drive is almost always created manually, and any feedback or research data added to Docs or Spreadsheets will be without context unless you add it. This means that you’ll have to develop a process for attaching user information to the data stored within Google Drive if you decide that context is important. In addition, any user information you manually add to the data within your repository will NOT be discoverable by search.
EnjoyHQ imports user properties alongside feedback and research data, giving full context to the information stored within your repository. Further, you can search and filter feedback and research data by user properties such as persona, plan value, features used, and past participation in research studies. This makes finding exactly who and what you’re looking for much easier. You can also create segments of users within EnjoyHQ based on user properties, allowing you to see feedback and research data from different cohorts within your overall user base.
3 - You’ll Discover Insights Faster In EnjoyHQ
The process for discovering insights within Google Drive is largely dependent upon how you organize the information within the platform. If you are able to spend considerable amounts of time organizing files and highlighting key findings, then pulling out insights will be possible but also time consuming. If you aren’t diligent about keeping information organized within the platform, insights will likely fall through the cracks. Individual researchers will likely have fewer issues using Google Drive, but teams with multiple researchers will find it hard to collaborate without any features or processes to keep your taxonomy consistent.
In EnjoyHQ, researchers can organize feedback and research data pertaining to one particular research question in a “Project”. Researchers can then review the feedback and research data contained within that Project, pulling out insights as they go. Insights can then be organized into Stories, allowing the researcher to group insights and provide additional commentary. Finally, the findings of your research project can be summarized in a document that can be shared with stakeholders or whomever else consumes your research.