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8 Ratings
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Score 6.3 out of 100
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Score 1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Abstract ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Project Management, Communication, File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.8

Abstract

78%
4.7

Sococo

47%
Abstract ranks higher in 3/6 features

Workflow Automation

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
3.0
30%
3 Ratings

Search

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
3.0
30%
2 Ratings

Task Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Communication

8.7

Abstract

87%
5.3

Sococo

53%
Abstract ranks higher in 4/7 features

Chat

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
5 Ratings

Notifications

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
5 Ratings

Discussions

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Integrates with Outlook

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

File Sharing & Management

8.1

Abstract

81%
4.6

Sococo

46%
Abstract ranks higher in 5/8 features

Versioning

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Document collaboration

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Access control

6.2
62%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Advanced security features

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Device sync

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Integrates with Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Abstract is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Abstract and Sococo are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

2.2

Abstract

22%
4 Ratings
1.0

Sococo

10%
5 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Abstract

70%
1 Rating
7.0

Sococo

70%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.7

Abstract

87%
7 Ratings
6.0

Sococo

60%
2 Ratings

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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Social Communications Company

We tried Sococo as means of gamifying a natively remote office. It does the job but the tool suffers from a lack of integrations. You will run out of free minutes very quickly and the additional charges are too high to make business sense.
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Pros

Abstract

  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Social Communications Company

  • Visual layout - the virtual office visible was very helpful because it made the organization feel closer and as a whole, much more connected. Further, you can group departments in your layout, so it gave a good visual understanding of who was part of each 'department/team.'
  • Sound - the sound quality was good overall in meetings, and I liked the realistic sounds for opening and closing an office, etc. It allowed for a real office feel, and this is especially important since a lot of companies offer the option to work from home now - this removes the 'disconnect' that usually exists when working from home.
  • Communication options - it allowed for multiple ways to communicate and places to communicate - i.e., in the auditorium, lunchroom, conference room, or a smaller room. Very realistic and a variety in that sense.
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Cons

Abstract

  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Social Communications Company

  • It would be great if it supported other major browsers. Not everyone has Chrome installed.
  • The ongoing subscription cost is difficult to justify. This is the only reason we stopped using it.
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Pricing Details

Abstract

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Abstract editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sococo

    Starting Price

    $14.99 per month per seat

    Editions & Modules

    Sococo editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Sococo$14.99 or $13.99 if paid annually1
    Sococo Unlimited$24.992

    Footnotes

    1. per month per seat
    2. per month per seat

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sococo pricing plan includes a 10 seat minimum and 500 minutes per seat per month. Additional minutes price at $5 per 1,000 minutes. Sococo unlimited include a 100 seat minimum with unlimited minutes per seat per user.

    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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    Social Communications Company

    It was easy to use but still needs lots of improvement to collaborate with other tools
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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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    Social Communications Company

    Sococo didn't seem to have a strong support line. In comparison to other products, such as Microsoft Teams, it did not regularly check in with us. There should be opportunities to give feedback on the quality of the program periodically and if we had any issues. Sometimes, Sococo would crash, and we would 'restart it' but not know why it happened.
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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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    Social Communications Company

    I prefer Sococo over Lync/Skype for a few reasons. I feel the user interface is slicker, better voice clarity, easier to hop between calls. And, all call members can go to a common chat room on their own accord instead of one person trying to invite everybody. I also feel that it's easier to share one's screen and swap between different shared screens with Sococo.
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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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    Social Communications Company

    • Morning meetings are much simpler with sococo than without. Small powwows with coworkers to work out little bugs are also a lot more enticing since setup is essentially nonexistent.
    • It might be argued that the cost of sococo isn't worth the benefits of simplicity and ease of use.
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