Abstract vs. MEGA

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.3 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
MEGA
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Launched in 2013, MEGA is a zero-knowledge cloud storage provider that delivers user-controlled end-to-end encryption, with an emphasis on easy accessibility.N/A
Pricing
AbstractMEGA
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractMEGA
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AbstractMEGA
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
MEGA
-
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
MEGA
-
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
MEGA
8.7
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Versioning8.05 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
File search00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
-
Ratings
MEGA
8.7
1 Ratings
0% above category average
User and role management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
-
Ratings
MEGA
9.7
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Performance00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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AbstractMEGA
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Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
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User Ratings
AbstractMEGA
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractMEGA
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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
MEGA is great for storing and syncing files across devices. It has a great web interface, as well as a sync tool for desktop and a mobile app that works very well on iPhone. (I have not used the Android version of the app.) I like the overall usability, as well as some of the features like the QR code and contact list functionality. I like the file versioning and file management features as well. What works less well for me is collaboration with other users, and file sharing among users. I have not been able to find a way to view all files shared with me from other users in the same view as my own files. In fact, when files are shared with me, the only way I have been able to locate them is through Notifications, which is sub-par. I would much prefer to see all shared folders alongside my files, without having to make a copy of the shared folder, thus losing the ability to sync with another user's changes, as well as using up my storage space.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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MEGA - The Privacy Company
  • Mega is very easy to use
  • Mega has a solid referral program unlike others
  • Mega is very secure
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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MEGA - The Privacy Company
  • Sometimes the download rate drops by a lot, so the downloads take much longer.
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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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
Clean, contemporary UI that is heavily polished and works great. You can tell they did a lot of user testing with this, and have a top notch UI design team that really cares about the customer. A highly user-friendly service across platforms and form factors, I found their web, desktop and mobile apps to all be impeccably designed and consistent.
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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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
While I have never contacted customer support, there is a large user community that has posted solutions on third party websites to a number of common questions like how to share files, and how to access files that have been shared with you. When I received a 40 GB shared file, I was not able to find how to access it until I searched on Google to find a solution, which was easy to find. The large user community helps with support tremendously.
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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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
The two apps Google Drive and MEGA provided free cloud storage but Google Drive grants just 15 GB not more as free to try, At that time MEGA granted us 50 GB at the beginning of use, which gave us a chance to use it with high capacity.
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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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
  • Positive ROI
  • Easy to implement
  • Substantial additional free storage with referral program
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