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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract

Our design department is indeed very happy with Abstract to solve their issues with regard to versioning and collaboration, etc. The admin side of the program is not that great. It's easy and simple, however, it would be nice to limit access more easily and maybe even link Abstract with our directory. The flexibility for accessing the work designers do can't be beaten!
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Flowdock

Flowdock is well suited for small teams and to environments that doesn't need too much reliability. I think it has some management problems that can make your life difficult if you have to manage a big amount of users. If you want just a tool communication with basic features (without using any integration or robust features) it can be suitable for you. You should try Flowdock using its free version for a small team and compare with others similar products. Flowdock delivers team chat and collaboration features, but is not necessarily the best product. Maybe some usability problems that disturb me won't be so relevant to you.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Abstract
7.5
CA Flowdock
4.9
Workflow Automation
Abstract
7.5
CA Flowdock
2.0
Mobile Access
Abstract
7.0
CA Flowdock
7.2
Search
Abstract
8.0
CA Flowdock
5.7
Task Management
Abstract
CA Flowdock
6.7
Gantt Charts
Abstract
CA Flowdock
3.0
Scheduling
Abstract
CA Flowdock
4.0
Visual planning tools
Abstract
CA Flowdock
6.0

Communication

Abstract
8.7
CA Flowdock
3.8
Chat
Abstract
10.0
CA Flowdock
8.9
Notifications
Abstract
9.3
CA Flowdock
7.7
Discussions
Abstract
8.0
CA Flowdock
7.7
Internal knowledgebase
Abstract
7.5
CA Flowdock
1.0
Surveys
Abstract
CA Flowdock
2.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Abstract
CA Flowdock
1.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Abstract
CA Flowdock
1.0
Integrates with Outlook
Abstract
CA Flowdock
1.0

File Sharing & Management

Abstract
7.9
CA Flowdock
7.8
Versioning
Abstract
10.0
CA Flowdock
Document collaboration
Abstract
8.3
CA Flowdock
8.0
Access control
Abstract
8.0
CA Flowdock
8.0
Advanced security features
Abstract
4.0
CA Flowdock
7.0
Device sync
Abstract
9.0
CA Flowdock
Video files
Abstract
CA Flowdock
8.0
Audio files
Abstract
CA Flowdock
8.0

Pros

Abstract

  • Branch management for design files.
  • Good collaborative features like comments and sharing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Flowdock

  • Mobile app experience
  • Software integrations
  • Notifications
Kyle Golembiewski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Abstract

  • Frequent bugs between Abstract and Sketch.
  • Takes a lot of processing power and battery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Flowdock

  • One thing a little bit annoying is that a lot of links to others Flowdock sections (preferences, external services, etc) will open a new window/tab. Each click may take you to a new window and you can get lost easily.
  • There isn't a quick access list to members of your organization to start a private chat. I took a while to find how to do that. The interface and usability could be better.
  • There isn't an app for Windows Phone.
  • Sometimes you try to load some conversation and it doesn't show anything. It is not frequently but happens sometimes.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CA Flowdock

CA Flowdock 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I go with the flow because I'm a newer employee and Flowdock works as advertised. If it were my decision to choose a team communciator for the organization, I'd recommend we go with Slack for its robust features and ever-changing/evolving software integrations. Slack is the outright innovator in the space and will continue to hold that role for some time.
Kyle Golembiewski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Abstract

Abstract 7.8
Based on 4 answers
Customer support seems to be fast at responding. We haven't had issues yet at least
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Flowdock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Abstract

There are very few tools that compete with Abstract right now. I would say none of them are even close to this yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Flowdock

Slack is a similar software.
Private chat or channels are well implemented in both softwares and both are also very easy to setup.
Besides of some usability problemas I think Flowdock is still better than Slack in this user experience and design.
The second point is the price. Flowdock is half price of Slack ($3/month). If you are a student or a non-profit organization, you are able to get some special license.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Abstract

  • Saves time on file management
  • Keeps old, archived work
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Flowdock

  • Our company uses it by default.
  • I enjoy the ability to communicate outside of text messages...keeps the conversation on in it's own bucket.
Kyle Golembiewski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Abstract

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CA Flowdock

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract
8.7
CA Flowdock
6.6

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract
CA Flowdock
10.0

Support Rating

Abstract
7.8
CA Flowdock

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