Abstract vs. Lua

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.2 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
Lua
Score 1.0 out of 10
N/A
Lua is a mobile-first enterprise communication solution. It powers messaging that is built for business: instant, secure, and keeps everyone accountable. Some key features include: Real-time Secure Messaging, Two-touch Conference Calling, and an Analytics Dashboard.
$0
Per User per Month
Pricing
AbstractLua
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Lua
Per User per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractLua
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$2,500
Additional Details
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Features
AbstractLua
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
Lua
-
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
Lua
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Chat10.02 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings7.01 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
Lua
-
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
AbstractLua
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractLua
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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Likelihood to Renew
Abstract
as already explained this software only does branching... the rest is really poor and basic
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Lua
No answers on this topic
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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ScreenShots

Lua Screenshots

Screenshot of A Group Conversation With Files and Photos (iPhone)Screenshot of A Dedicated Tab for All Your Ongoing Conversations Broadcasts (Android)Screenshot of An Interactive Directory Organized by Departments, Roles, and Custom Groups (iPhone)Screenshot of Two-touch Conference Calling, No Dial-ins, No Passcodes (iPhone)Screenshot of A Dedicated Repository for All Attachments (Android)Screenshot of Communication Analytics Dashboard (Web)