Abstract vs. Bolste

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.0 out of 10
N/A
Abstract, from the company of the same name headquartered in San Francisco, offers a collaboration tool for developers and others, featuring a version controlled master file set and approval workflow.N/A
Bolste
Score 9.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Bolste™ is a complete business operating system, designed to simplify work-life and help businesses grow by streamlining communication and collaboration. The system brings together separate applications – email, chat, tasks, file-sharing, calendars, and more – into a single, simple platform. Available on the web and via iOS and Android apps, Bolste enables remote users to stay connected and productive from anywhere. The admin console shows employee activity, making it easy to…
$0
per user
Pricing
AbstractBolste
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$0
per user
Pro
$9.99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractBolste
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsBolste offers three (3) packages that meet the exact needs of any user. BASIC is a free version perfect for an army of one or for small group to try out the solution. PRO is a more robust version perfect for larger teams and SMB organizations. CORPORATE is a full-scale version perfect for enterprise solutions.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
AbstractBolste
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
Bolste
8.8
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Task Management3.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Bolste
8.7
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Chat10.02 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.2
5 Ratings
11% below category average
Bolste
8.9
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Versioning8.05 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
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User Ratings
AbstractBolste
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractBolste
Likelihood to Recommend
Abstract
  • Large teams with dedicated design operations support
  • UX managers that want a facilitated workflow for their teams
  • Disciplined teams of individual contributors that want to adopt a process in their UI workflow
  • Cross-discipline teams that want a central collaboration space for reviewing and critiquing UI artifacts
  • If your files are named "FOR-REALS_FINAL_FINAL_FINAL_Super-Important-Project (copy).sketch"
  • If you're managing multiple pattern libraries
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Bolste
Bolste is best suited for companies that rely on team work and e-mail communication within/between departments
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Bolste
  • Keeps everybody on the same page.
  • Easy to access/use.
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Bolste
  • There is only 7GB of storage in the Plus Pack.
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Likelihood to Renew
Abstract
as already explained this software only does branching... the rest is really poor and basic
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Bolste
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Usability
Abstract
Abstract has a difficult learning curve. If a feature-branch workflow is new to you, then it will take some getting used to. They make a lot of updates to the interface and these feature releases get ahead of their documentation. They rely heavily on an excellent customer support team and are present on various Slack channels to help design professionals with issues.
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Bolste
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Support Rating
Abstract
Abstract by nature is complex and has to respond to whatever changes in Sketch. So there are frequent issues. Support can be slow to respond and are not always helpful, but they are quick to find and patch the bugs. Overall, it's not the best support, but it hasn't been detrimental.
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Bolste
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Alternatives Considered
Abstract
I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
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Bolste
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Return on Investment
Abstract
  • Single source of truth for the team.
  • Could quickly get expensive with corporate accounts.
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Bolste
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ScreenShots

Bolste Screenshots

Screenshot of Activity Feed – displaying all activity across a your account, making it easy to see the latestScreenshot of Calendar – for scheduling meetings / events and tracking task due datesScreenshot of Tasks – for creating, assigning and managing tasks or "to-dos"Screenshot of Contacts – enabling you to easily connect with contacts from inside and out of your organizationScreenshot of Shared Files – allowing you to easily share and find filesScreenshot of Bolster Navigation – where you find your personal tools and files (under My Bolster), as well as your shared Bolsters for collaboration