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17 Ratings
50 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Abstract ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Communication, File Sharing & Management
  • Google Keep ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.8

Abstract

78%
8.2

Google Keep

82%
Google Keep ranks higher in 5/6 features

Workflow Automation

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
9 Ratings

Search

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
9 Ratings

Task Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
7 Ratings

Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
5.1
51%
5 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
7 Ratings

Communication

8.7

Abstract

87%
8.5

Google Keep

85%
Google Keep ranks higher in 3/5 features

Chat

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
7.8
78%
7 Ratings

Discussions

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.6
86%
3 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7
97%
7 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

8.1

Abstract

81%
6.9

Google Keep

69%
Google Keep ranks higher in 5/7 features

Versioning

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Document collaboration

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
6 Ratings

Access control

6.2
62%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
6 Ratings

Advanced security features

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
2.7
27%
3 Ratings

Device sync

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
9.7
97%
7 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
2 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Abstract is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Google Keep is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

2.2

Abstract

22%
4 Ratings
9.8

Google Keep

98%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Google Keep

100%
1 Rating

Usability

7.0

Abstract

70%
1 Rating
9.0

Google Keep

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.7

Abstract

87%
7 Ratings
7.3

Google Keep

73%
19 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
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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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Pricing Details

Abstract

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Abstract editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Google Keep

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Google Keep editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Abstract

      No answers on this topic

      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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