Abstract vs. OpenText Hightail

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.5 out of 10
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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
OpenText Hightail
Score 9.4 out of 10
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OpenText Hightail is a cloud-based collaboration software for creative content reviews and approvals. With one place for teams to share large, multimedia files, collect precise feedback and approve content, Hightail streamlines the creative process and helps teams keep projects on schedule.
$0
100MB per file upload
Pricing
AbstractOpenText Hightail
Editions & Modules
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Lite
$0
100MB per file upload
Pro
$15
per user, per month
Teams
$30
per user/per month
Business
Custom
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractOpenText Hightail
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsLite: Send large files with anyone. Files are limited to 100MB for each file size uploaded, 2GB storage max. Files expire after 7 days. Pro: Send large files with anyone and set advanced security permissions such as expiration dates and access codes. Files are limited to 25GB for each file size uploaded, with unlimited storage. Teams: Send large files, collaborate in real-time and manage creative projects with your team. The Hightail Teams plan allows you to purchase multiple users online (from 1-30 users per organization) and allows users to send file sizes up to 50GB with unlimited storage. The Teams plan also includes features such as file previews, organization, annotations, version control, discussions, follow-ups, approval routing and more. Business: Create unlimited visual project folders (called a Space) with collaboration and project management features such as approval routing and assigning to-dos, upload unlimited files up to 100GB each, protect them with access codes and manage user permissions., plus intuitive admin controls , detailed activity analysis for your entire company, advanced organization options and priority support.
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Features
AbstractOpenText Hightail
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
OpenText Hightail
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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
OpenText Hightail
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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
OpenText Hightail
-
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
AbstractOpenText Hightail
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractOpenText Hightail
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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OpenText
Hightail is my go-to source when I need to send large files that would never fit as regular attachments. That being said, sometimes there are files that would perfectly fit as attachments but I want the security that Hightail provides when sending sensitive or private material. It's very comforting knowing that the content I'm sending is only being received and viewed by the intended parties. It's also comforting for my clients when it's THEIR content that I'm sending for review.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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OpenText
  • Management of content, communication, spaces, and projects in general.
  • Control of processes, tasks and activities between the different members of teams.
  • Collaborative work through different media and channels.
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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OpenText
  • Some of our recipients are not very tech-savvy and can get confused with how to download a file. There is some room for improvement by making it clearer where the user should click to download the file.
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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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OpenText
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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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OpenText
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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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OpenText
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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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OpenText
Honestly, once we started using Google Drive more efficiently and saw what improvements OpenText Hightail had made, it was hard to choose. But now that we more consistently use Google Drive, I use it probably 75% more than I use OpenText Hightail for the same tasks. I'm not sure how much longer I'll be a customer at OpenText but it's great to have both options.
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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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OpenText
  • Hightail simply saves time. We no longer struggle with trying to meet the requirements of OutLook. When we have a file that is too large to send via OutLook we just "hightail it".
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ScreenShots

OpenText Hightail Screenshots

Screenshot of Improve review process with inline commenting for visual files.Screenshot of Compare each update instantly with visual versions.Screenshot of Bring everyone and everything together in a Space.Screenshot of Improve the audio and video review process with time-stamped commenting.