Abstract vs. Conceptboard

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 6.2 out of 10
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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
Conceptboard
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Conceptboard is a collaboration software built for teams of any size. Its primary features are project management, team whiteboards, integration into business workflows, and real-time collaboration.N/A
Pricing
AbstractConceptboard
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractConceptboard
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AbstractConceptboard
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.8
4 Ratings
3% below category average
Conceptboard
-
Ratings
Workflow Automation7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Search8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
8.7
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Conceptboard
-
Ratings
Chat10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
8.1
4 Ratings
1% below category average
Conceptboard
-
Ratings
Versioning10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control6.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AbstractConceptboard
Likelihood to Recommend
2.1
(4 ratings)
7.3
(21 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractConceptboard
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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Conceptboard
Well suited - 1. Whiteboarding, brainstorming, designing, workshops, etc. 2. Templates - Pretty good repository of ready-to-use templates esp for project management, agile, etc. Less appropriate - 1. Anything that requires integration with existing enterprising software - limitations like no integration with Jira, Asana, etc. 2. Embedding anything related to images, videos, etc. The embed is not very smooth, it lags, and sometimes straight out doesn't work 3. Image search - Many competitors provide this feature and hence Conceptboard lacks here
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Conceptboard
  • Great user interface that's very intuitive and easy to use. This is an important aspect of collaboration, brainstorming sessions often involve a lot of people coming from different functions who may not be too familiar with these tools
  • Allows users to see real-time changes and actions done by others from sticky notes/comments down to their cursor movements
  • Lets users add/attach files and annotate/comment on each directly on the board which skips the hassle of having to look at files using different programs/platforms and referencing on the board
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Conceptboard
  • The sticky note tool glitches and behaves as if it were moving on a grid.
  • PDF upload tool does not work fast. Maybe a PDF merge algorithm could be added.
  • The selection area is not visible when dragging the eraser tool.
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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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Conceptboard
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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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Conceptboard
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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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Conceptboard
Miro is a superior product with more capabilities and better suited for advanced users. We selected Conceptboard as a short-term solution that was low-cost compared to Miro but allowed users to create boards. Once users are versed in Conceptboard, they are better off using Miro which has more integration, better capabilities, and is overall a more complete product.
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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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Conceptboard
  • I can say that this tool is unique since its impact on our work team has been one of the best we have ever had since it allows us to exchange ideas in one place through boards, which is more fun with the video call function
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