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15 Ratings
7 Ratings
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Score 5.5 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Abstract ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Project Management, Communication, File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.8

Abstract

78%
4.9

Flowdock

49%
Flowdock ranks higher in 5/7 features

Workflow Automation

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
2 Ratings

Search

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
5.7
57%
2 Ratings

Task Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
2 Ratings

Gantt Charts

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Communication

8.7

Abstract

87%
3.8

Flowdock

38%
Abstract ranks higher in 4/8 features

Chat

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Notifications

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Discussions

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Integrates with GoToMeeting

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Integrates with Outlook

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

File Sharing & Management

8.1

Abstract

81%
7.8

Flowdock

78%
Flowdock ranks higher in 4/7 features

Versioning

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Access control

6.3
63%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Advanced security features

6.7
67%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Device sync

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Flowdock is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

2.8

Abstract

28%
4 Ratings
6.6

Flowdock

66%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Flowdock

100%
1 Rating

Usability

7.0

Abstract

70%
1 Rating

Flowdock

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Abstract

85%
7 Ratings

Flowdock

N/A
0 Ratings

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Pros

Abstract

  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flowdock

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

Cons

Abstract

  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Pricing Details

Abstract

General

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

Starting Price

Flowdock

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Flowdock

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

Usability

Abstract

Abstract 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flowdock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Abstract

Abstract 8.5
Based on 7 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flowdock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Abstract

I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

  • Single source of truth for the team.
  • Could quickly get expensive with corporate accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

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