Abstract vs. Sococo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.0 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
Sococo
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Sococo is a remote collaboration tool with integrations with third-party applications such as Google Docs, Atlassian JIRA, and Box.
$14.99
per month per seat
Pricing
AbstractSococo
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Sococo
$14.99 or $13.99 if paid annually
per month per seat
Sococo Unlimited
$24.99
per month per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractSococo
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSococo 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.
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Features
AbstractSococo
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
Sococo
4.7
3 Ratings
50% below category average
Task Management3.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings3.03 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Sococo
5.3
5 Ratings
41% below category average
Chat10.02 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.2
5 Ratings
11% below category average
Sococo
4.6
2 Ratings
55% below category average
Versioning8.05 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AbstractSococo
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
1.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractSococo
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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Likelihood to Renew
Abstract
as already explained this software only does branching... the rest is really poor and basic
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Social Communications 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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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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