Abstract vs. Crowdbase (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 6.2 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
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
Crowdbase was collaboration software from the company of the same name in Quebec. The company has ceased operations and the product is no longer available.
$100
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractCrowdbase (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AbstractCrowdbase (discontinued)
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
AbstractCrowdbase (discontinued)
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.8
4 Ratings
3% below category average
Crowdbase (discontinued)
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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
Crowdbase (discontinued)
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Chat10.02 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Notifications9.04 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Discussions8.04 Ratings7.01 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
Crowdbase (discontinued)
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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
Best Alternatives
AbstractCrowdbase (discontinued)
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.3 out of 10
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
AbstractCrowdbase (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
2.1
(4 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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Discontinued Products
I wouldn't suggest Crowdbasefor smaller companies, even for bigger companies a more integrated solution would be desirable. It may suit companies that want their collaboration separate from project management and CRM, but at least for our organisation it seems to make more sense to have most of our work tools in one place
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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  • Collaboration
  • Interaction with staff
  • Great way to engage staff and support each other
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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  • It is very limited
  • Although it has an API it doesn't link to the services we use.
  • It isn't customisable like podio.
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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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Discontinued Products
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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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Alternatives Considered
Abstract
I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
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Crowdbase's strength may lie in its ability to do just one main thing well, but for us this was a massive limitation. I know that it is not trying to be Podio and it is therefore unfair to compare the two but there are features that overlap. for us Podio was better suited.
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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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  • Encourages communication
  • Easy to use
  • Before crowdbase we never though of collaborating this way
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