4.7
Overall rating
Reviews

4.7
Overall rating
Reviews

About Woodpecker

Aimed at solo practitioners or small firms, Woodpecker is a document automation app for lawyers. It works with templates in DOCX format for contracts, agreements, letters, and other legal documentation. Woodpecker is cloud-based but integrates with Microsoft Word to update files automatically with user-defined data. Client input can be added in numerous different ways, including a structured form, user questionnaires, or a software API. When questionnaires are created, they can be shared with external users. The input data is then used to populate chosen templates in the background. The software API allows coders to produce their own input interfaces or integrate with existing solutions. Woodpecker also works with Zapier for cross-app integration. Textual output is analyzed by Woodpecker for syntactical and semantic consistency. Pronouns, verb tenses, and other variables are automatically updated according to the input data. Final documents can be exported in DOCX or PDF formats.
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Woodpecker pricing

Woodpecker has a free version and offers a free trial. Woodpecker paid version starts at US$59.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$59.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Woodpecker Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.8
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.7
5 reviews of 35 View all reviews
Spencer
Spencer
  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 11/12/2019

Easy way to save time

I’m a lawyer and was hesitant about using an automated document assembly tool. I didn’t think it would be relevant for me since I don’t do contracts and wills all day. However I’ve been able to benefit from this program due to repeating text blocks and other constants

Pros

Easy to use, intuitive, plain language for adding variables

Cons

Horizontal sidebar spacing in word is buggy
The sidebar should automatically expand sufficiently so the user can hit the plus symbol to add choices to field variables
Instead it’s necessary to manually widen the sidebar when adding entries
Should be better way to preview the selections
Focus on sidebar as opposed to a popup box limits functionality due to space constraints

Response from Woodpecker Technologies

Thanks a ton for your thoughtful feedback Spencer. Great to hear that you've been able to get value out of Woodpecker despite the lack of contracts/wills that you handle. We'll be reaching out to make sure that we're doing everything we can to resolve the issues you've been seeing with the sidebar.

Replied 17/12/2019
Gary
  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 20/11/2022

Woodpecker has helped our firm become more efficient

After using several other document assembly systems Woodpecker is by far my favorite. It has the exact features we need.

Pros

I especially like the fact that it is integrated directly into Word.

Cons

Training on template management is critical as it is easy for new users to get confused and overwrite templates or fail to save template changes.

Alternatives Considered

HotDocs

Reasons for Choosing Woodpecker

HotDocs was difficult to administer for multiple users and was difficult for average users to create and manage templates. Also we needed a cloud based solution and HotDocs so-called cloud solution is not truly on the cloud.

Switched From

HotDocs

Reasons for Switching to Woodpecker

Woodpecker integration with word and ease of template programming, plus Woodpecker is cloud based as compared to the local installation required for the standard HotDocs product.
Michel
  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
2
Features
2
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
1

2
Reviewed on 28/5/2023

Beta testing BEWARE!!

Awful. They offer seamless integration, but not for common word documents.

Pros

The sales pitch. We believed it. Had no idea it was in beta testing

Cons

They never told us the software was in beta testing, and that when they released updates that it would essentially make all of our documents crash and have to be revised. It takes weeks to get a solution.

Jason
  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 31/5/2019

Woodpecker review

I use Woodpecker daily and it makes drafting documents more efficient. I recently tried HotDocs again and found that I can get the same results with Woodpecker at a more affordable cost and much easier to use.

Pros

It was an easy program to learn to use. After building templates, the time spent drafting and editing documents has drastically decreased. I can spend more time on the legal issues of the documents instead of wasting time double checking the parties names, his/her, he/she, etc.

Cons

When I build a template I like to start at the beginning and work my way through the document. Sometimes after building the template, I find that I forget a field. It would be nice to insert a field back up where it was forgotten instead of at the end of all the fields.

Alternatives Considered

HotDocs

Reasons for Switching to Woodpecker

Cost was the biggest factor and ease of use was the next.

Response from Woodpecker Technologies

Thanks a lot for your feedback Jason, great to hear about the benefits you're getting from Woodpecker! Apologies for the confusion with inserting fields at the end of the field list, fortunately you can reorder your fields whenever you like, this should help: https://help.woodpeckerweb.com/using-woodpecker/woodpecker-fields/reordering-fields

Replied 3/6/2019
Patricia
  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 31/5/2019

Wish all tech was this easy and affordable.

It is easy to install, we have had no technical glitches, and it has sped up our turn around time.

Pros

Easy to use, better functionality (like conditional clauses) than many of the far more expensive options.

Cons

Occasionally, I have had recipients of documents created in Word with WoodPecker fields tell me that they were unable to edit the form filled terms.

Alternatives Considered

HotDocs

Reasons for Switching to Woodpecker

Better price than either - and easier to use.

Response from Woodpecker Technologies

Hi Patricia, great to hear that Woodpecker has sped up your turn-around time! We'd love to know more about the issue you described where recipients of your documents were unable to edit the form filled terms, so that we can make sure this doesn't happen again.

Replied 4/6/2019

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