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Published 12/25/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Rule.FM helps businesses stay organized online. The application is capable of handling many different tasks. Users can share, track and manage assets quickly and effectively through Rule.FM. Features include contacts which can be organized into groups and include information as well as an image. Projects can also be managed with relevant discussions, tasks, milestones, related documents and people who are involved all associated in one place. Users can also share documents through Rule.FM giving them a quick reference to the items they need when the need them. Rule.FM covers many other tasks, such as scheduling calendars, email boxes, ruling assets and activity feeds.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Rule.FM was founded in May of 2009. Based in Carlsbad, California, the team remains small with less than ten individuals. Employees include Managing Directors Patrick Carmitchel and Mark Nielsen and CFO Paul Redfern. The application was constructed to give businesses and professionals a better way to manage many aspects of daily tasks and responsibilities without paying the fortune for the luxury.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are many things that Rule.FM does that can be done through countless other online applications. This is actually a good thing in a way because these are very popular, highly sought features. Rule.FM stands out because of the enormous list of things it is capable of. Users can manage projects, schedules, documents, people and just about anything else they could possibly need to organize in a professional setting.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Rule.FM welcomes professional users with a stylish, modern appearance that works very effectively. The black, grey and blue color scheme can be found throughout. The entire site and application is very well designed and feels sturdy through its logical organization. Even though it can do many things, users can quickly adapt to the way it works with no problem.

How does the registration process work?

New users can register for Rule.FM by clicking on the large, blue “Sign Up Now!” button prominently displayed at the center of the homepage. The clean registration form asks for a first and last name, email address, desired account name and password. The user is also asked to enter their preferred Rule.FM URL. After submitting the information, the user will begin a free trial. During registration, the user is advised that the application is free during its beta phase. After leaving beta, they user will have to select from one of the available subscription plans.

What does it cost to use the application?

Any user who signs up for Rule.FM right now will be given access for free. The application is currently in beta and because of this; all new users are not required to pay for the service. This will change in the future. The site specifically states that a monthly subscription plan will be added (possibly multiple options with varying levels of access). Unfortunately, the site does not give any details as far as what the price on these might be. There is mention of the addition of new features, including money, CRM and mail features.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Rule.FM is a great tool for any professional or small business that wants to get organized. The application is available for free, for the time being. The only downside is the lack of information on the subscriptions that will be required in the future. This would be helpful to encourage new users to try Rule.FM. Some may be reluctant to sign up only to discover it is too pricy to continue using.

  • Add contacts and sort them by groups
  • Manage project tasks and milestones
  • Associate contacts with projects
  • Upload files and share them with others
  • Monitor the Rule.FM stream to check the status of the entire business

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Rule.FM pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $49.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $149.00




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