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Helpscout is not helping you anymore

What makes Helpwise Shared Inbox the best Help Scout alternative?

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Help Scout's inefficiencies make it a difficult product to use

While Help Scout makes email support easy, many customers have raised concerns about its complex UI, reporting, and support experience. It also does not fully support a Unified view to view all channels and inboxes in a single place, thus limiting its omnichannel capabilities.

Helpwise makes it easy to manage customer communication

Setting up your customer support center is super easy with us. In just a few minutes, you can start connecting with your customers through Email, Live Chat, Social Media, WhatsApp, Calls, and SMS! At Helpwise, we're all about giving you personalized support. No pre-packaged answers here; we're always here to help you with exactly what you need.

What our clients say about us

Abe C

G2 Review

“Does what Help Scout does but this one is more superior and advanced”

I like that you can add channels like Twilio, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Perfect for managing your email and social media inbox in just one app!


G2 Review

"Great Alternative for Help Scout"

You can make rules for automation, create saved replies, you can snooze and schedule a reply or email, create embeddable forms, has a file manager, and so much more!

June W

G2 Review

"Excellent Product & Customer Service"

I've used many ticket systems including FreshDesk and Help Scout. Helpwise is definitely the winner. What I love the best is their customer service. They genuinely care about user input.

Ever feel like big software companies don't care about their users?

You don't want provide a bad customer experience, nor do you want your teams to be overburdened with work. But choosing the wrong software ends up hurting your process more than it helps.

Deal with incredibly poor service standards

“The support staff is very disappointing. Pre-sales is non-existent. So if you have questions good luck trying to get them actually answered. I sent several inquiries about trying to speak with someone about my very specific use case. And only got generic canned responses.”

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Have to deal with a bug riddled experience on Help Scout

“The automatic workflows don't always seem to work correctly and Help Scout can occasionally be glitchy. When you go to reassign you can only do one action at once and the ticket disappears from your view as soon as you select an option.”

Verified Help Scout review on


Are paying for “a Glorified Gmail Help Desk ... Nothing more"

“The system is slow. The volume of emails we deal with (which is not great by standards of comparison to other SaaS companies) is too high for the infrastructure of HS servers. As told to us by their CS team. The workflow mechanisms do not function accurately.”

Verified Help Scout review on


People who use Helpscout say they’re “paying for a Glorified Gmail, nothing more”

This is why customers choose Helpwise over Help Scout

Get a truly omnichannel experience
Help Scout's not-so-unified experience

HelpScout provides Email, Live Chat and Social media, and integrates with SMS and Calling providers; Whatsapp is not supported. Helpscout's unified view isn't very flexible - Your team can't pick and choose which inboxes to see together, which might limit how you manage your customer interactions.

One view for all your conversations

Effortlessly manage and track interactions across Email, Live Chat, WhatsApp, SMS, Calls and Social Media from one place - with Helpwise's Universal Inbox. Your teams can create custom views that merge two or more channels as well as their personal inbox to work efficiently.

Effortlessly sync Gmail or Outlook with Helpwise
Configure shared inboxes manually

Setting up email inboxes with Help Scout involves manual work, like email forwarding and DNS configuration. Importing old emails isn't straightforward, so you can lose some important context. Also, there's no two-way sync, so actions taken directly in Gmail or Outlook (like sending emails) don't show up in Help Scout, and vice versa.

Two-way sync with Gmail or Outlook

Set up your Gmail and Outlook inboxes in less than 2 minutes. Our two-way sync makes sure everything you do in Helpwise shows up in Gmail/Outlook, and the other way around. Plus, you can easily bring in all your past data, like old emails, contacts, labels, and folders.

Never miss out on replying to your customers
Keep a track of your pending items manually

Helpscout allows a 'Pending' status for your conversations, but no way to set up follow up reminders. It also does not categorise all the conversations waiting for a reply, making it easier to miss out on replying to them.

Follow up and reply on time

Resolve inquiries effectively with features like Snooze in Helpwise, which allows you to mark conversations for later follow-up. Ensure no customer is left waiting by using the 'Awaiting Reply' feature which organizes unanswered customer conversations automatically.

Simple pricing plans that stick with you forever

No need to worry about random price changes to your plan. Once you select a plan, the pricing will stay the same even if we change or introduce new plans.

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Annual Savings By switching to helpwise icon-check $1,800

G2 Rating

G2 regularly publishes reports comparing top business solutions based on ratings given by those products' customers.

Migration as easy as cancelling your Help Scout subscription

Our one-click migration services paired with dedicated customer onboarding & success managers will leave you wondering as to why you didn't make the switch sooner.


Getting started takes 5 minutes

Connect your existing team email accounts, invite your team members and start handling emails in a better & faster way than before.

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