Abstract vs. Discord

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
Discord
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Discord is an app designed to connect users with communities over voice, video, and text chat, via Discord servers, a gaming and game industry oriented app for growing communities around video games and allowing developers to communicate with their customer base; the app may yet also be used for business communications of other kinds.
$4.99
per month
Pricing
AbstractDiscord
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Discord Nitro Classic
$4.99
per month
Discord Nitro
$9.99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractDiscord
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details16% discount on annual pricing for Discord Nitro ($99.99 per year) and Discord Nitro Classic ($49.99 per year).
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Features
AbstractDiscord
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
Discord
8.2
22 Ratings
4% above category average
Task Management3.01 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings7.15 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings9.220 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings8.118 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Discord
7.7
22 Ratings
4% below category average
Chat10.02 Ratings9.522 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings8.821 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings9.122 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings8.611 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings4.01 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
Discord
7.7
21 Ratings
5% below category average
Versioning8.05 Ratings6.88 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings6.89 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings8.611 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings7.58 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings7.911 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.221 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings6.820 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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AbstractDiscord
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User Ratings
AbstractDiscord
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
8.1
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractDiscord
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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Discord
Discord worked well for us in an academic setting, although I would probably recommend something like Slack--which has more professional connotations--for a work setting. Discord is great for more casual conversation because it has a connotation for being frequently used by gamers, Reddit users, large groups of friends, and people interested in a particular topic.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Discord
  • One to many Communications to ensure that we can quickly get messages out when we have to.
  • Quick polling of questions and issues
  • The ability to gate channels so we can focus on folks that we know are stakeholders gives them an added feeling of belonging and that they have a say in the direction of projects.
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Discord
  • UI could always use improvement - may be a learning curve for new users
  • Many young to middle aged users but may be difficult for older generation to take up Discord as a means of communication
  • Sometimes the ads for their Nitro features can be obnoxious
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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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Discord
No answers on this topic
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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Discord
I can't really say much on this. It's extremely easy to use, it's very logical and intuitive, and very easy to install and set-up. Even the settings menus make sense even to nonliterate IT people.
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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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Discord
I would give it a 10 rating because it absolutely deserves it. Discord has made things like keeping in touch extremely easy for people. Anywhere from gamers, businessmen and even family calls are all a part of this fantastic application. The ease of access of being able to jump in a room with your friends and talk to them is amazing
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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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Discord
Discord is better when addressing many people at once. I like how you can upload emotes, and it's just a lot more fun. I don't even use Whatsapp anymore. I'd rather text people than use Whatsapp for all intense and purposes. Discord also uses bots and I don't think Whatsapp does.
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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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Discord
  • Discord has allowed us to connect to students when typical email & text would not work.
  • Discord has allowed easy creation and communication for small group leaders and their students.
  • Discord is free and so many students have access to it.
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