Clio - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 14, 2021

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Clio competes with other alternatives legal case management software companies like MyCase, PracticePanther, Smoke Ball. Below are how the software compares with its alternatives in selected categories.
  • Functionality: Compared to its alternatives, Clio can be considered average. Clio and SmokeBall have almost the same number of features like Calendering, Task Management, Case Management, Billing, etc. MyCase and PracticePanther are missing notable features like Time and Expense Tracking and Task Management.
  • Customers/Practice Areas: Clio, MyCase, and PracticePanther can be used by various practice areas like Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Government Law, etc. However, only Smokeball can not be used for Government Law practices. Still, it can be used for Guardianship law and Workers Compensation which is not officially stated in Clio, MyCase, and PracticPanther platforms.
  • Cost: Compared to its alternatives, Clio is cost-rated 1.1/5 (1 stands for low-cost, while 5 stands for high-cost) by the ITQlick team, which indicates that it is a low-cost case management software. Clio has a license plan starting from $39 per user per month, MyCase has a license price starting at $49 per user per month, and PracticePanther has a license price starting at $39 per user per month SmokeBall team not publish the software license price.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: Clio and its top competitions are cloud-based case management software for law firms.
  • Scalability: Clio and PracticePanther can accommodate law firms of any size, while Smokeball is best for small to medium firms.
  • Support: Clio offers all customer support channels, with the exclusion of FAQs/Forum. Compared to its alternatives, MyCase provided all customer support features except for 24/7 (Live Rep). PracticePanther and offers all customer support channels. FAQs/Forum and 24/7 (Live Rep) are unavailable in Smokeball.

2021's Top Clio Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Clio that are worth checking out: PracticePanther Legal Case Management for SMBs, Filevine for large size business, MyCase for growing companies, and App4Legal for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
Review
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Clio
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2.2/10
License pricing
$39 per user/month
Functionality
20
Review
Best for SMBs
PracticePanther
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$39 per user/month
Functionality
20
Best for Enterprise
Filevine
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
24
Growing
MyCase
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$49 per user/month
Functionality
24
Review
Free version
App4Legal
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
84/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$19 per user/month
Functionality
20

1. PracticePanther Legal Case Management - Best for SMBs

PracticePanther Legal Case Management is an alternative Legal Management software, PracticePanther Legal Case Management installed on-premises or used cloud based, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. PracticePanther Legal Case Management, with a pricing score of 2.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Clio with a score of 2.2.

PracticePanther Legal Case Management is rated 4.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (PracticePanther offers 20 main features). compare head to head: PracticePanther Legal Case Management Vs Clio

2. Filevine - Best for Large Business

Filevine is an alternative Legal Management software, Filevine installed on-premises or used cloud based, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Filevine, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Clio with a score of 2.2.

Filevine is rated 4.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Filevine offers 24 main features). compare head to head: Filevine Vs Clio

3. MyCase - Best for Growing Companies

MyCase is an alternative Legal Management software, MyCase installed on-premises or used cloud based, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. MyCase, with a pricing score of 3 is considered more expensive to implement than Clio with a score of 2.2.

MyCase is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (MyCase offers 24 main features). compare head to head: MyCase Vs Clio

4. App4Legal - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

App4Legal is an alternative Legal Management software, App4Legal installed on-premises or used cloud based, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. App4Legal, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Clio with a score of 2.2.

App4Legal is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (App4Legal offers 20 main features). compare head to head: App4Legal Vs Clio

5. Tabs3

Tabs3 is an alternative Legal Management software, Tabs3 installed on-premises, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Tabs3, with a pricing score of 2.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Clio with a score of 2.2.

Tabs3 is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Tabs3 offers 9 main features). compare head to head: Tabs3 Vs Clio

6. InTouch

InTouch is an alternative Legal Management software, InTouch used on the cloud, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. InTouch, with a pricing score of 3.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Clio with a score of 2.2.

InTouch is rated 3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (InTouch offers 5 main features). compare head to head: InTouch Vs Clio

7. Zola Suite

Zola Suite is an alternative Legal Management software, Zola Suite installed on-premises or used cloud based, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Zola Suite is considered same cost to implement ($49 per user/month) as Clio, both with a pricing score of 2.2.

Zola Suite is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Zola offers 21 main features). compare head to head: Zola Suite Vs Clio

8. CosmoLex

CosmoLex is an alternative Legal Management software, CosmoLex installed on-premises or used cloud based, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. CosmoLex, with a pricing score of 4 is considered more expensive to implement than Clio with a score of 2.2.

CosmoLex is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (CosmoLex offers 21 main features). compare head to head: CosmoLex Vs Clio

9. Needles Case Management

Needles Case Management is an alternative Legal Management software, Needles Case Management installed on-premises, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Needles Case Management, with a pricing score of 3 is considered more expensive to implement than Clio with a score of 2.2.

Needles Case Management is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Needles offers 9 main features). compare head to head: Needles Case Management Vs Clio

10. Mitratech Software

Mitratech Software is an alternative Legal Management software, Mitratech Software installed on-premises or used cloud based, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Mitratech Software, with a pricing score of 9.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Clio with a score of 2.2.

Mitratech Software is rated 2.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Mitratech offers 12 main features). compare head to head: Mitratech Software Vs Clio

11. Aderant

Aderant is an alternative Legal Management software, Aderant installed on-premises or used cloud based, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Aderant, with a pricing score of 6.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Clio with a score of 2.2.

Aderant is rated 3.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Aderant offers 9 main features). compare head to head: Aderant Vs Clio

12. ActionStep

ActionStep is an alternative Legal Management software, ActionStep installed on-premises or used cloud based, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. ActionStep, with a pricing score of 4.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Clio with a score of 2.2.

ActionStep is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ActionStep offers 22 main features). compare head to head: ActionStep Vs Clio

13. CloudLex

CloudLex is an alternative Legal Management software, CloudLex installed on-premises or used cloud based, Clio can be used on-premises and on the cloud. CloudLex, with a pricing score of 3.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Clio with a score of 2.2.

CloudLex is rated 5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (CloudLex offers 14 main features). compare head to head: CloudLex Vs Clio

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.