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Score 5.5 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

I honestly cannot recommend this tool enough. Opal is such a valuable tool for brand content creators and there is nothing like it available. If you're serious about content marketing and have a need to find ways to collaborate, plan and provide more visibility among teams, then Opal really is the only way to go. One more thing that's not being mentioned: The tool is simply amazing but it's only as amazing is the team behind the tool. Their customer support and willingness to quickly be in touch when needed is a key feature within itself. Seriously, such a good team of people.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Abstract
7.7
Opal
7.9
Workflow Automation
Abstract
7.6
Opal
9.1
Mobile Access
Abstract
7.0
Opal
1.0
Search
Abstract
8.6
Opal
9.1
Task Management
Abstract
Opal
9.1
Gantt Charts
Abstract
Opal
9.1
Scheduling
Abstract
Opal
9.1
Visual planning tools
Abstract
Opal
9.1

Communication

Abstract
8.7
Opal
6.1
Chat
Abstract
10.0
Opal
4.5
Notifications
Abstract
9.2
Opal
9.1
Discussions
Abstract
8.0
Opal
4.5
Internal knowledgebase
Abstract
7.6
Opal

File Sharing & Management

Abstract
8.1
Opal
9.1
Versioning
Abstract
10.0
Opal
9.1
Document collaboration
Abstract
8.5
Opal
9.1
Access control
Abstract
6.9
Opal
9.1
Advanced security features
Abstract
6.2
Opal
Device sync
Abstract
9.1
Opal
Video files
Abstract
Opal
9.1
Audio files
Abstract
Opal
9.1

Pros

Abstract

  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

  • Content planning: you can look at one asset and see how it is being used across multiple channels by multiple teams.
  • Content collaboration: it is really easy to see what other people and teams are contributing to an asset, or how they are using it. We can also duplicate content that was created by another team to use as a starting point in our own content collaboration.
  • High level/big picture overview: Opal allows us to see content that is being created, planned and scheduled very easily; it goes beyond social content (which we can also see in Sprinklr) to show us content created across multiple channels.
Kelly Rigotti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Abstract

  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

  • No publishing capabilities, for the most part.
  • No analytics tie-ins.
  • Rather pricey.
  • Requires someone to really manage the structure in order to keep the tool organized and use it effectively. When this is done right, though, it's worthwhile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Abstract

Abstract 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Abstract

Abstract 8.4
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Abstract

I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
Teena Thach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Abstract

  • Single source of truth for the team.
  • Could quickly get expensive with corporate accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

  • Opal allows for more discipline in marketing as teams are better aligned on messaging and big moments.
  • Opal cuts down on communication breakdowns and mistakes, which in the end leads to more happy customers.
  • I think Opal provides the team with more confidence as everyone is on the same page. With everything in one place rather than communications being lost in emails, etc., everyone is more efficient and can work knowing that there is one source of truth.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Abstract

Pricing Details

Abstract

General

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

Opal

General

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

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