Dovetail - Product Stars
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Simple coworking space management software.

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Ryan Hoover
Welcome aboard, @pendeavor! What inspired you to build Dovetail?
Matt Farley
Lack of solutions built specifically for Coworking space management. And user research showed me existing products were failing at solving key pain points. Also helps that I ran a Coworking space for 10 months, am passionate about the movement, and know the market quite well.
Matt Farley
@rrhoover working on version 2.0 of Dovetail now. Scrapping first code base and moving in a slightly new direction. Same market, simplified feature set. Will update as progress is made.
Ryan Hoover
@pendeavor (we need to embed emoji fonts). :)
Jason Dainter
@pendeavor - looks like this went offline. Any ideas when it'll be back up? I'm very keen to use the product... (is there a private beta?)
Matt Farley
@jasondainter Timely question. We actually just released the next iteration of our app to beta testers. Just haven't updated our site yet. The new version isn't super feature rich, but it's a place to start and iterate from. We'll be opening up the beta to the public in a couple weeks. If you shoot me your email address, I can send you the link to create an account. Just note - development speed for new features and updates might be a bit in the slow side. We're just 2 guys with full time jobs building Dovetail in our spare time : )
Jason Dainter
@pendeavor Absolutely, count me in
Jason Dainter
@pendeavor thanks for the invite. Out of interest who would you say your main competitors and what are you doing/do you plan to do differently?
Matt Farley
Whoa... totally didn't see this question until now. Sorry about that Jason! Cobot, Desktime and Nexudus are 3 other tools that have been in the market for a while. One of the big differentiators of our software is our pricing model. We don't meter based on community size. We really believe coworking spaces at different stages of the growth cycle need different things out of management software. So our goal is to release a plan with features that make sense for smaller / newer spaces with smaller communities, and add on an additional plan with enhanced features for larger, more established communities.
Matt Farley
Just a quick update on Dovetail -- it's now FREE to use! At this point, the app is functional, but the feature set is pretty basic. We believe in building in public, so we're letting spaces use our app for free while be collect feedback and roll out additional features. Paid plans will come later. Just thought I'd share with the community here : )

A simple solution for communities both big and small.

We help space managers stay organized

Dovetail is a simple, easy to use web app that helps you keep track of the people in your community. You can onboard new members, create or update membership plans and collect payments all from the same place. Keeping a pulse on the state of your coworking community has never been easier.

Unlimited Everything

No limits on number of members, admins or anything else. And no additional charges per transaction either.

Easy Onboarding

Fill in some contact details and select a plan to kickoff an automated signup process for new members. It's that easy.

Effortless Payments

Integrate your Stripe account and take one-off payments from members or bill them every month, automatically.

Informative Metrics

Review financials and trend data over time. Keep track of community size, member churn, and other useful metrics.

Extremely Flexible

You're free to run your space your way. Create the plans and resources you need. We give you mechanisms, not policies.

Multi-location Support

Have more than one location? No problem. You can manage memberships for multiple spaces with a single account.

The Free Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why is Dovetail free to use?

At this point, the app is functional, but the feature set is pretty basic. We believe in building in public, so we're letting coworking spaces use our app for free while we collect feedback and roll out additional features. Paid plans will come later.

No limits on anything, really?

That's right. We've always thought that coworking space management software shouldn't meter pricing based on community size, or anything else for that matter. With Dovetail, you get access to a set of features for a flat monthly fee.

How secure is my member data?

We use secure 256-bit SSL encryption and all data is stored securely on Linode SSD servers at their Freemont, CA datacenter. We don't store any credit card data in our app either. Stripe handles that.

What's on your feature roadmap?

Meeting room scheduling, team billing, attenance tracking and other useful features. But we're not getting paid to work on Dovetail -- it's a boostrapped project, so development time might be slow.

Who are you guys?

Matt Farley and Vince Hodges. We're just a couple of coworking enthusiasts who believe in the movement and wanted to contribute to it in some way.

What if I need help?

Send an email to or mention @GetDovetail and help will be on the way! We try to be pretty responsive with support requests.

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