Abstract vs. Ideanote

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.5 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
Ideanote
Score 9.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Ideanote is an all-in-one innovation platform that promises to help teams and businesses around the world capture, develop, prioritize and act on more of the right ideas. According to the vendor, key benefits include: Capture ideas with structure by launching powerful goal-oriented idea collections in seconds. Collaborate across teams with a streamlined process that makes sure you get the most out of every idea. Grow your community…
$49
per month
Pricing
AbstractIdeanote
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractIdeanote
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWe believe in fair and transparent pricing. Capture ideas for free with our Free plan or choose one of our paid plans for less than the price of one coffee per employee. It's cheaper than not listening to ideas.
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Features
AbstractIdeanote
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
Ideanote
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Ratings
Task Management3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Ideanote
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Ratings
Chat10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings00 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
Ideanote
-
Ratings
Versioning8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AbstractIdeanote
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
8.9
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractIdeanote
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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Ideanote
Best suited: In focused, facilitator driven idea noting or discussion session. Less suited: There is no force factor to get users to come back to the mission or page once the session is over. There is no what happens next driver for Missions.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Ideanote
  • It is not overloaded. Clear to finish the things in mind.
  • It is flexible to the Team and the upcoming crowd
  • The design is very impressive and we love it
  • So we can link simple to it from our page
  • In my opinion it is an alternative to this normal roadmap
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Ideanote
  • More videos in terms of tutorials and use cases.
  • Success stories of how companies used Ideanote to supercharge their innovation.
  • The new Zapier integration is a good step but I would like to see more native integrations with popular SaaS products.
  • Expensive - if not for finding it in an AppSumo deal it would have been hard to afford.
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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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Ideanote
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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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Ideanote
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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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Ideanote
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Abstract
I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
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Ideanote
None. This is the only idea and innovation management software I use for our internal processes and we soon plan to use this for our future lined-up services.We have tried GERU in the past but that is a visual mapping software and does not really help in managing proper communication between guests and internal team members.
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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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Ideanote
  • Ideas are well tracked and centralized in one place.
  • We can prioritize ideas and take immediate actions on them.
  • Our team members are recognized for contributing improvement ideas and hence our team is encouraged to think outside the box about business challenges.
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