What is DigitalPour?
Digital Pour is a beer menu system which can do many of the things Taplist.io does. It allows you to put beverages on tap and show them on a TV, like a digital chalkboard.
If you're trying to decide what digital beer menu system to use you may be wondering how we compare. We put this page together to summarize the main differences we see and hear about.
What makes Taplist.io a great alternative to DigitalPour?
Here are some of the biggest reasons our customers have chosen Taplist.io instead of DigitalPour.
Transparent, straightforward, no-contract pricing
DigitalPour does not publish their prices. One source we've found, a public review of DigitalPour, says it can cost $99/month, which is almost four times the cost of Taplist.io.
At Taplist.io, we offer transparent and upfront pricing — it's all right there on our pricing page. There are no hidden fees, and no salesman calls. And for peace of mind, our refund policy guarantees that if you get started with us and aren't satisfied, we'll make it right.
Private, instantly-updating beverage database
On DigitalPour, your beverages come from a shared database. If your beverage isn't in their system or needs a correction, you need to fill out an email form and wait for them to make the change. We've heard this can be quite frustrating when you need to change your menu now.
At Taplist.io, you're in complete control of your beverage database: Beverage names, descriptions, and artwork, are all set and managed by you — and updates are published instantly. Many craft breweries choose us because of this powerful flexibility: After working so hard to produce a brew, who wants to use someone else's description or rating?
Cloud management dashboard
DigitalPour is managed through a Windows-only "Ops Program". More recently, DigitalPour introduced mobile "Ops App". These two applications have overlapping functionality, but are different.
Taplist.io is managed entirely through a rich web-based management dashboard. This universal dashboard works equally well on mobile and desktop. It can be used from iOS, Android, Windows, or Mac, with no additional software. You can add (and remove) staff accounts so they can manage your menu here, too.
Clean, customizable designs that don't require a designer
DigitalPour has a TV menu design that is fairly rigid. If you see a beer board with neon green or bright red kegs and a fixed grid, chances are you're looking at a DigitalPour board.
With Taplist.io, you can easily achieve a look that is as unique as your business. Because Taplist.io is newer, our menu templates are clean and highly customizable. You can choose from several built-in themes and presets, and customize many more aspects of your menu, all without needing to call or consult a designer.
Uses low cost, widely-available hardware
DigitalPour requires rather specialized hardware that may be costly to acquire or difficult to replace. At the time of writing, one of their recommended devices was out of stock, and another cost over $300.
Taplist.io works with two of the most popular, widely available hardware devices on the planet: The Amazon FireTV Stick, and Apple TV. We did this so you can easily set up, expand, or replace your menu hardware.
Which is right for me?
Just like a craft beer, there is plenty of room for different approaches to the same basic idea. Over the years, we've found some customers may just be better off with a different product. Here are some of the unique aspects of DigitalPour that could make it a better fit for you.
- Point-of-sale integration: If you want sophisticated integration to your point-of-sale system, DigitalPour might be a better choice.
- Field sales and support: If you prefer a higher touch field sales/support operation, DigitalPour might be a better choice for you.
- Advanced reporting: DigitalPour has reporting and analytics features beyond what we offer.
It's Easy To Give Taplist.io a Try
We know that this is an important decision, and you shouldn't have to hope that a product is good before purchasing it. Don't take our word for it: We designed Taplist.io to be simple to try before buying.
You can create an account, customize your menu, and explore all features before buying. Just visit our signup page to get started.
Last Updated: January 2022
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