Beamer Alternative (GetBeamer)

[Last Updated: 28 April 2021]
Side-by-side feature comparison. Various in-app notification widgets, pricing, email notifications, and more. See where Beamer software fails and AnnounceKit beats.

The changelog as a service market is overcrowded with change log tools that almost look identical. To discover the perfect one – you have to spend hours of testing and exploring. We save your time and did all for you – prepared side by side feature comparison.
So you can spend your valuable time to grow your business.

BEAMER VS. ANNOUNCEKITBeamerAnnounceKit
MTU
Number of unique users/vistiors
⚠️ Startup
Up to 5,000
✅ Essentials
Unlimited
Modal Popup Booster
Modal notification widget
⚠️ Startup + Add-on
$49 + $19
✅ Essentials
$49
Announcement Bar Booster
Top bar in-app notification widget
⚠️ Startup + Add-on
$49 + $19
✅ Essentials
$49
Line Widget
In-app notification widgets
Embed Widget
Embeddable in-app notification widget
Customizable Widget
Customizable JS in-app notification widget
Email Notifications
Send your announcements as an email
✅ Essentials
$49
SSO
Single Sing-On
✅ Scale
$249
Custom Domain
Serve your feed from your own domain
✅ Pro
$99
✅ Essentials
$49
Feedback & Reactions
Secure your feed making it private to access
✅ Pro
$99
✅ Essentials
$49
Push notifications
Browser push notifications
✅ Pro
$99
Multiple Labels
Assing multiple labels on one post
✅ Enterprise
$249
✅ Essentials
$49
Advanced Segmentation
Send your posts to only the relevant users based on their segments
✅ Enterprise
$249
✅ Growth
$99
User tracking
Track your users feed activities
✅ Enterprise
$249
✅ Growth
$99
Inject JS
Insert custom JS code into the feed
✅ Enterprise
$249
✅ Scale
$249

Various widget types

Unlike Beamer, AnnounceKit provides a variety of in-app notification widget types that can be applied for any use-case or need.

The Announcement Bar is widely used to announce important company news. You can see it on almost all SaaS websites. Same for the Modal widget. It integrates seamlessly into your website design and gets attention from a visitor. The Embed widget is our unique type, which will insert your newsfeed or changelog directly into the webpage. The Line widget will retrieve the latest post’s title with a label and display it on your webpage. It is also quite popular on the web. If you didn’t like any of these widgets, don’t worry. You can create your widget type with our Custom JS Widget, which you can control with the Widget API.

Whatever is the reason you plan to use AnnounceKit or kind of service, as a changelog, release notes, or a newsfeed, it’s essential to transmit your message, announcement, or news to your users. It is your goal. And these various widget types help you to achieve this goal. Why would you stick on just a few basic widgets when you can pick the best one which will get users’ attention and pass your message?

Pricing

You have probably noticed that the Beamer charges much more for most of the features. If you check for some of them, you’d see a considerable pricing difference.

Multiple Labels feature available on Enterprise plan (249$), where AnnounceKit provides the same feature even on the Free plan. Setting your feed on a Custom Domain would cost you 99$ (Pro Plan) on Beamer, but 49$ (Startup plan) on AnnounceKit. I will not go through for each feature since you can compare them.

Email Notifications

Another critical point where AnnounceKit beats Beamer app is support for email notifications. AnnounceKit offers you another communication medium for informing your user about announcements, product updates, release notes, or whatever you use for. If you think email is dead, or not an effective way for product announcements, you are wrong.

JS Framework Support

Web technologies are evolving very fast. With the power of an open-source community, almost every day, something new emerges and becomes popular. At AnnounceKit, we follow all these new technologies and try to implement them while we develop and improve AnnounceKit. We’ve released modular js components for the most popular JS Frameworks; ReactJS and VueJS. With them, you can easily integrate AnnounceKit’s in-app notification widgets into your web-app.

If you are curious about other product, you can read our series of comparison articles and find out which tool will work the best for you.