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Score 8.5 out of 100
8 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract

Our design department is indeed very happy with Abstract to solve their issues with regard to versioning and collaboration, etc. The admin side of the program is not that great. It's easy and simple, however, it would be nice to limit access more easily and maybe even link Abstract with our directory. The flexibility for accessing the work designers do can't be beaten!
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

It's great when you need to drive real decision making and action; the voting tool is particularly useful in this regard. It's a great tool to use when you want to hear all voices, and not just from the loudest individuals. I've used Mural extensively over the last two years, and I've developed an online course in how to use the tool. I've run hundreds of participative workshops with it too, it's my 'go to' for running engaging remote workshops.
Faye Sadler-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Abstract
7.5
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Workflow Automation
Abstract
7.5
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
Mobile Access
Abstract
7.0
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Search
Abstract
8.0
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Visual planning tools
Abstract
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0

Communication

Abstract
8.7
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.6
Chat
Abstract
10.0
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Notifications
Abstract
9.3
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Discussions
Abstract
8.0
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Internal knowledgebase
Abstract
7.5
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Integrates with Outlook
Abstract
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0

File Sharing & Management

Abstract
7.9
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.9
Versioning
Abstract
10.0
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Document collaboration
Abstract
8.3
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Access control
Abstract
8.0
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Advanced security features
Abstract
4.0
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Device sync
Abstract
9.0
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Video files
Abstract
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Integrates with Google Drive
Abstract
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0

Pros

Abstract

  • Branch management for design files.
  • Good collaborative features like comments and sharing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

  • It allows you to build from independent work to group exercises and discussions and using brainstorming and the voting tool to drive decision making and action.
  • It has functionality that allows you to bring your audience to different areas of the whiteboard using the 'summon everyone' function, and move between delivering material with 'presentation mode' and interactive exercises where students contribute ideas or suggestions.
  • It offers an interactive and engaging platform for collaboration and costs can be kept low because people can join sessions as visitors.
Faye Sadler-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Abstract

  • Frequent bugs between Abstract and Sketch.
  • Takes a lot of processing power and battery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

  • The only thing that used to bug me about Mural was the fact that you couldn’t identify participants who joined as visitors (one time collaborators appear as anonymous animals). I noticed recently that visitors can now add their name which is really useful. I expect this change came from Mural user feedback, they do seem to develop the features over time.
  • Sometimes participants can't see images that you add to the whiteboard. There's a way around it but it's a little frustrating and I'm not sure why it happens.
Faye Sadler-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Abstract

Abstract 7.8
Based on 4 answers
Customer support seems to be fast at responding. We haven't had issues yet at least
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Chat support tends to get back to you within a few hours and are always helpful.
Faye Sadler-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Abstract

There are very few tools that compete with Abstract right now. I would say none of them are even close to this yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Abstract

  • Saves time on file management
  • Keeps old, archived work
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

  • Mural supports my company to support our clients who are geographically dispersed. It has been key to delivering some client projects.
Faye Sadler-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Abstract

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract
8.7
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0

Support Rating

Abstract
7.8
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0

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