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Nutshell vs. Less Annoying CRM

Choosing the right CRM can make or break your sales and marketing success. Explore why Nutshell is the best alternative to Less Annoying CRM. Nutshell stands out for:

  • All-in-one CRM and email marketing functionality
  • Advanced reporting capabilities so you can drill down into your data with ease
  • Working where you do – whether that’s in your email or on your mobile phone
  • Sales and email automation to put time back into your week
  • Powerful integrations that support your mission-critical operations

What is Less Annoying CRM?

Less Annoying CRM is a CRM platform designed to be simple, user-friendly, and ideal for small businesses. Less Annoying is unique in the CRM market, with only one product plan that provides all of the software’s features.

The trouble is that Less Annoying CRM is built on the idea that more features = more annoying. And while there’s truth to the fact that software can become inflated with unnecessary tools and hard-to-learn workflows, Less Annoying just provides customers with the bare minimum, limiting their growth.

Customers’ number one frustration with Less Annoying is that it doesn’t let them do what they need to: sync their emails, run email marketing campaigns, log phone calls with customers, or view their pipelines how they want.

What is Nutshell?

Nutshell is an award-winning CRM platform that finds the sweet spot between user-friendly design and hard-working features. Powerful enough to support any element of your business and simple enough to implement without a paid admin or IT department, Nutshell is favored among small to medium-sized companies who know better than to settle for less. Furthermore, according to customer reviews, Nutshell’s features often outshine those of its competitors in terms of both usability and comprehensiveness.

Nutshell is dedicated to helping businesses grow their revenue and solving the most critical challenge of sales and marketing software: motivating teams to use it. We’re passionate about our customers’ success and love finding new ways to take the frustrations out of selling.

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Nutshell vs. Less Annoying CRM comparison

If you’re looking for a CRM, you may have come across Less Annoying CRM. But does it provide what your team really needs to close more deals?

Nutshell offers essential CRM features like contact and pipeline management, reporting, and team collaboration, plus advanced email marketing and automation tools—all in a simple interface your team won’t need training to learn. With its powerful contact management, lead capture, analytics, and AI capabilities, Nutshell is a strong alternative to Less Annoying CRM.

Take a look at our Nutshell vs. Less Annoying CRM comparison to see how the two software solutions compare.

Working where you do

The best CRM works where your team does, whether in the office or on the go, in Gmail or Office 365.

Less Annoying CRM doesn’t sync with critical tools like your email account. The only way to include email conversations in Less Annoying CRM is to BCC them. And Less Annoying doesn’t have a mobile app, making working while away from the office challenging.

Nutshell syncs seamlessly with any email and calendar account, so you can get all your communications and events in one place. And with Nutshell’s mobile app, sales reps can track leads, input information, and scan business cards from anywhere.


Reports are critical for determining whether your sales methods are actually generating more revenue for your business.

In Less Annoying CRM, reporting capabilities are very limited. You only get contact, pipeline, task, and activity reports. You don’t get to see sales reports, forecast reports, or other performance analytics. Less Annoying CRM also gives you raw data, so if you want to visualize your data with charts, you have to export the data and do it all yourself.

Nutshell makes it easy to see your important information at a glance. A Nutshell Pro account gets you access to sales, new leads, forecasts, losses, and custom reporting. Our filter options allow you to drill down into the data you need to see quickly. And once you have filters set up, you can download beautiful, presentation-ready reports with just a few clicks.

Email marketing

When your sales and marketing data are synced in the same platform, it’s easy to build laser-specific audience lists and target the right people at the right time. You can also maintain a database of every interaction your marketing team has had with a contact so you can optimize every touchpoint.

Less Annoying CRM doesn’t include any email marketing features. While customers can segment their contacts into groups, they don’t have the ability to automate personal email sequences or create email campaigns. And even with an integration with Mailchimp, only contact names and email addresses will sync into Less Annoying, leaving you without a full picture of each relationship.

Nutshell customers can do everything above and much more with Nutshell Campaigns, our built-in email marketing tool that works perfectly with your CRM data. You can set up multi-email drip sequences that send automatically when leads enter a particular stage of your pipeline and use A/B testing to determine the messaging that resonates best.

And if you want to try out Nutshell Campaigns before adding it to your plan, you can send 150 emails per month absolutely free!

Sales and email automation

Automation is a powerful tool for making the most of your work week. When you can automate time-consuming tasks like moving a lead through your pipeline, providing guidance to your sales team, and emailing prospects, you save time and energy you can spend on more important work.

Nutshell lets customers take advantage of several kinds of sales and email automation. Create guidance and tasks for your team to complete based on where a lead is in the funnel and automatically advance leads once they reach your goals. Plus, Nutshell customers can create personal email sequences to automate their outreach and generate more replies.

But Less Annoying CRM won’t let you do any of those things. So, your team has to take the time to remember tasks for each pipeline stage, write out emails over and over, and manually move leads through your pipeline.

Powerful integrations

A CRM is an important sales tool, but it’s not the only one your team needs to accomplish essential tasks. You’re also likely using tools for accounting, collaboration, lead generation, and more.

Nutshell provides native integrations with dozens of other software to help your team manage those critical tasks. And with our Zapier integration and AppConnect solution, you can connect your CRM with any tool you need.

But Less Annoying CRM? It only has a handful of native integrations and lacks integrations with essential business platforms like QuickBooks, Zoom, Slack, Intercom, Google Drive, and others. So you’re stuck with data siloes that can hinder productivity.

Nutshell: A great Less Annoying CRM alternative

  • All-in-one CRM and email marketing power: Nutshell works hand-in-glove with Nutshell Campaigns, our email marketing platform that delivers advanced email marketing features like automating multi-email drip sequences, powerful filtering tools, A/B testing, and more.
  • Automated personal email sequences: All Nutshell Pro customers and above can send automated personal email sequences, allowing you to automatically send emails to individual contacts. Whether you want to follow up on a proposal or let current customers know about an upcoming sale, it’s as easy as creating a template, setting how long to wait before sending the next email, and letting Nutshell handle the rest!
  • Intuitive automation: We know your time is valuable, which is why Nutshell lets you automate as many processes as possible so you can focus on growing your business.
  • Easy lead tracking: Nutshell Pro offers multiple customizable sales pipelines, so your team has high visibility into all your prospects and knows exactly what to do next to advance them toward a sale. Nutshell also offers multiple pipeline views so you can see at a glance where your leads are in your funnel and quickly drag them to the next stage when needed. And with our Hot leads feature, you can prioritize the leads that are most valuable to you.
  • Ease of use: Customers always praise Nutshell for its intuitive design and easy customization. We’ve designed our CRM to be simple enough for any user and sophisticated enough for any business, with the ability to create your own reports, design beautiful web forms and landing pages, add custom fields, and so much more.
  • Committed customer support: We offer free email and live chat support to all our customers from onboarding and beyond, and our knowledgeable support team is here to help you implement changes quickly and get the most out of Nutshell.

Constructing a Better Nutshell Experience

We listen to and anticipate the needs of our customers to provide a user-friendly and affordable CRM filled with valuable features.

We regularly add new features and update our software to provide superior service including:

  • AppConnect to connect your CRM data with the apps you already use
  • Scheduler to simplify meeting planning and appointments
  • PeopleIQ to automatically tracks visitors to your website and their company data
  • And many more

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Nutshell vs. Less Annoying CRM, head-to-head

Comparisons based on similarly priced packages (Nutshell Pro and Less Annoying CRM)


    $42 per month billed annually, $49 per month billed monthly

    $15 per month billed monthly

  • SALES REPORTS AND ANALYTICS Instantly view how you’re tracking against quota and previous periods, and segment by product, rep, lead source, and more to identify what’s really driving your sales.

    Yes! Leads and sales reports, plus forecasts, losses, activities, funnels, attribution, custom reports, and more!


  • INTEGRATES WITH THIRD-PARTY BUSINESS SOFTWARE Nutshell offers dozens of native integrations, including a native QuickBooks integration, along with thousands more accessible through Zapier.


    Only a few native integrations


    Yes! Nutshell lets you store unlimited contacts and company data in your CRM.

    Only 25GB per user

  • IN-APP PHONE DIALING AND RECORDING Integrate with your phone system or preferred communication platform and call from within Nutshell.


    Limited integrations

  • PIPELINE MANAGEMENT FEATURES Flexibility for teams who have multiple processes or to use for other objectives such as Customer Retention or Customer Success.

    Drag-and-drop board, list view, map view, chart view

    Only one view

  • EMAIL TEMPLATES Use Nutshell’s pre-built email templates.



  • NATIVE EMAIL INTEGRATIONS Sync your email with Nutshell to send and receive messages from inside your CRM.

    Yes! Sync your Gmail, Outlook, Office 365, or email account from another provider with Nutshell


  • PERSONAL EMAIL SEQUENCES Create and schedule one-on-one sales drips that are more likely to capture attention. Nutshell triggers a sales sequence at the pipeline stage of your choice, remembers the follow-up for you so that valuable prospects don’t float away, and stops the sequence as soon as they reply.

    Yes! Nutshell lets you automate your outreach with personal email sequences, which are customizable for your needs.

    No—Less Annoying CRM won’t let you automate email sending

  • MARKETING EMAILS AND DRIP SEQUENCES Create and schedule one-on-one sales drips that are more likely to capture attention. Nutshell triggers a sales sequence at the pipeline stage of your choice, remembers the follow-up for you so that valuable prospects don’t float away, and stops the sequence as soon as they reply.

    Can send 150 emails per month for free; additional charge per contact above the limit (Paid plans starting at $5 for 100 contacts)


  • CUSTOMIZABLE, EMBEDDABLE WEB FORMS Use our drag-and-drop editor to design simple web forms that capture customer information and automatically create new contacts and leads.

    Yes; Nutshell forms are fully customizable, from title text and images to the fields you provide for website visitors to fill out.


  • EASY TO CUSTOMIZE YOURSELF Most CRMs offer some degree of customization. The question is, what do you really need to change to suit your team’s needs—and how easy is it to accomplish without coding?

    Yes—Nutshell is famous for its intuitive design, so you can fit Nutshell to your team’s needs without having to pay for someone to do it for you

    No—Less Annoying CRM offers few customization options

  • EASE OF USE Having an easy-to-use CRM increases adoption among your team and makes it easier to accomplish all your mission-critical tasks.

    User-friendly, intuitive interface

    Simple to use

  • FREE WHITE GLOVE DATA IMPORTS Importing your data accurately into your CRM is critical for getting up and running. And if you’re running into difficulties, it’s great to have free expert help.

    Yes! You can get all your data uploaded to your CRM during onboarding – for absolutely free.

    Up to three files

  • LIVE CUSTOMER SUPPORT Email and live chat, available on Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 10:30pm Eastern time (excluding holidays).



  • FREE IPHONE/ANDROID APPS Included mobile app from the App Store or Google Play to access the power of Nutshell anywhere.



  • MOBILE BUSINESS CARD SCANNER Nutshell’s business card scanner is lightweight and built into the Nutshell mobile app.



Available Add-ons


  • Campaigns – Email Marketing in your CRM
  • PeopleIQ – Identify Organizations & People on your website
  • Revenue Booster – Online scheduling software & more
  • CompetitorIQ – Online Competitor Tracking Software
  • AppConnect – Tech & Application integration assistance
  • Landing Pages — Create and host branded landing pages on your website

Easy to Use. Easy to Sell. That’s Nutshell.

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When you’re ready to see how Nutshell strikes the balance between intuitive design and powerful features, try it for yourself with our 14-day free trial, and we’ll help you go from there!

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Awesome service. The White Glove Important service convinced me to roll this out to my entire company.

Steve K. Speedwagon Properties

A perfect system that meets all our requirements; Flexible and easy to customize.


Nutshell—somehow—made me *want* to use a CRM again. Might be a first.

Lisa L. Generations Now LLC

Nutshell gives us insights into our business through their reporting, and the CRM is easy fr our sales and onboarding teams to use. I highly recommend them for a growing Saas.

Brian S. Testimonial Tree

Your customer service is hands-down the best I’ve seen in a long time. It is greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work!

Ryan M. Reichel Insulation

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