Abstract vs. Google Keep

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
Google Keep
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Google Keep is a note-taking app launched by Google in 2013 and available free, providing a tool to capture text, images, video, etc.N/A
Pricing
AbstractGoogle Keep
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractGoogle Keep
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
AbstractGoogle Keep
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
Google Keep
8.2
11 Ratings
4% above category average
Task Management3.01 Ratings9.37 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings5.15 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings8.87 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Google Keep
8.6
11 Ratings
7% above category average
Chat10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings7.87 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings9.97 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
Google Keep
6.9
10 Ratings
16% below category average
Versioning8.05 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings2.73 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings9.97 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
AbstractGoogle Keep
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
10.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
7.9
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractGoogle Keep
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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Google
It is the perfect companion for storing all those little bits of information you need to do your job well, the best thing is getting it all out of your head and in to Google Keep. You can trust it to hold that information for you, and you know you can go back and use its excellent search functionality to find that information at a later date. It can also work really well for your personal life as well. I have two accounts, my work account and my personal account - I use them both in different contexts but I have always found Google Keep is great for both.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Google
  • It's incredibly quick to load, it doesn't take long to pull up any note you have no matter how much information is in the note.
  • The ability to collaborate on a Google Keep note is also great! It allows for two or more of you to work on a project in one space.
  • I also love that I can color coordinate. I can make all my meeting notes one color, my personal notes another color and so on.
  • Enjoying the pinning feature that allows me to keep my important notes right at the top so I don't have to go searching for them when needed.
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Google
  • The iOS app sometimes gets into a state and doesn't update your notes (won't show new notes from other devices / computer), needs to be re-installed to resolve
  • Your notes take up space in your Google account's quota, though this is not very apparent at first - you have to keep an eye on what you are storing - huge pictures better not go in there
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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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Google
It does everything I need it to do. It is easy to organize and categorize what I need and what I want to see.
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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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Google
Google Keep is very easy to use. Currently, the company I work for has employees from different age brackets, and this is one of the easiest apps on G-Suite to explain. Not a lot of people use it, but it is due to personal choice since a lot of people still prefer pen and paper to keep their notes.
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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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Google
I gave this rating based on the ease of use, the simple functionality and how well it does at keeping my attention and helping me continue to use it and stay on track. The functionality mentioned before alongside the reminder functions and how it utilizes Google's powerful machine learning tech to better its software is remarkable.
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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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Google
The main differential of Google Keep is its simplicity and efficiency for quick notes. I can draw on the card, put a photo, record audio if I can't write at the moment, in short, for everyday tasks, simple things, it is superior.
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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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Google
  • Google Keep is free, and for what I need it for I don't need to purchase another tool.
  • It's handy when it comes to taking quick notes, but so is a piece of paper. This tool won't magically improve your life.
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