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Score 6.3 out of 100
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Score 1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Abstract ranks higher in 1 feature set: Communication

Project Management

7.8

Abstract

78%

Lua

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Abstract ranks higher in 3/3 features

Workflow Automation

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Search

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Communication

8.7

Abstract

87%
7.0

Lua

70%
Abstract ranks higher in 4/4 features

Chat

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Notifications

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Discussions

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

8.1

Abstract

81%

Lua

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Abstract ranks higher in 5/5 features

Versioning

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Access control

6.2
62%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Advanced security features

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Device sync

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Abstract is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

2.2

Abstract

22%
4 Ratings
1.0

Lua

10%
1 Rating

Usability

7.0

Abstract

70%
1 Rating

Lua

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Abstract

87%
7 Ratings
5.0

Lua

50%
2 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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Lua

I wouldn't recommend Lua because they were recently acquired by another company and will be shutting down. It was unfortunate that we were only given 2 months notice right after signing up for another 1-year term.
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Pros

Abstract

  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Lua

  • It is easy to communicate in real-time.
  • Easy to set up different groups.
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Cons

Abstract

  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Lua

  • The application for iPad is not optimized.
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Pricing Details

Abstract

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Abstract editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Lua

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Lua editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Lua1

    Footnotes

    1. Per User per Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required $2,500

    Additional Details

    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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    Lua

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Lua

    They are closing operations, so there's no support to rate
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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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    Lua

    We chose Lua because of their price point and feature set compared to other tools.
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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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    Lua

    • It has been great for communication and broadcasts, its a shame that they are closing down.
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