Abstract vs. Flock

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.2 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
Flock
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Flock is a collaborative business messaging application developed by the small (but multinational) company of the same name, designed to compete with Slack. The company boasts that the app is a fast and reliable means of communication, and is available in a free edition.
$250
one-time fee up to 50 attendees
Pricing
AbstractFlock
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Micro
$250
up to 50 attendees
Add-Ons
$250
one-time fee
Standard
$550
up to 500 attendees
Container
$950
one-time fee
PRO
$950
up to 2000 attendees
PLUS
$1500
up to 5000 attendees
Event App
$1950
one-time fee
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractFlock
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
AbstractFlock
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
Flock
8.2
7 Ratings
4% above category average
Task Management3.01 Ratings5.55 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings8.55 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Flock
8.3
7 Ratings
3% above category average
Chat10.02 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.2
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Flock
7.8
7 Ratings
4% below category average
Versioning8.05 Ratings6.74 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
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AbstractFlock
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Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
AbstractFlock
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(7 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)
8.8
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractFlock
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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Flock FZ-LLC
Flock is a great communication tool. However, it's in a very competitive space. It offers seamless app integration (i.e., google calendar and drive) to allow for easy use across the platform. It's a great communication tool. However, if you don't need an overloaded app, there are other options out there. And for work purposes, it only covers some of what you need.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Flock FZ-LLC
  • Real-time communication is perfect.
  • The mobile apps really let us take everything on the go.
  • It integrates perfectly with our calendar.
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Flock FZ-LLC
  • Flock's video and audio quality is sometimes poor as a result of poor internet connectivity
  • It has a messaging limit of 10,000 messages which makes it hard for us to keep messages for future reference
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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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Flock FZ-LLC
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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Flock FZ-LLC
The user interface is fantastic and that makes it easier for all the users
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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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Flock FZ-LLC
We've only needed customer support a few times with Flock (mainly concerning app integration and security), and they've always been timely and helpful, which are the only things I truly need from support. The response rate was still rapid, and there's plenty of support available online as well for Flock.
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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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Flock FZ-LLC
I did not like Google Hangouts. Hangouts is more geared toward personal communication instead of business related communication. Flock is also a lot easier to use and has more options related to a business setting.
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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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Flock FZ-LLC
  • It did provide a creative space for conversation and this does equal a great return on investment, considering the investment is free for the base use.
  • For the team members who enjoyed using it, it helped them save time in their day by having a repository for notes and creative ideas.
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