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Score 5.8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 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

Stackby

Stackby without question can be used in multiple ways, that is the beauty of using a relational database. I use it for a business CRM, person journal, software tracker, etc. It has many, many uses and benefits. The user is only limited by their willingness to set it up (or use a template and modify accordingly). Although it is no doubt versatile and great to use (on desktop), if the user is reliant on using Stackby on mobile, they will become frustrated as the functionality is stripped [down] on mobile in comparison to the desktop app (i.e no landscape view, no alternate views, hard to see and review data, etc.). I for one am hoping that the mobile app is developed further for those that use Stackby on a mobile [device].
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Abstract
7.7
Stackby
7.9
Workflow Automation
Abstract
7.5
Stackby
8.9
Mobile Access
Abstract
7.0
Stackby
7.2
Search
Abstract
8.5
Stackby
7.9
Task Management
Abstract
Stackby
7.7
Scheduling
Abstract
Stackby
7.6

Communication

Abstract
8.7
Stackby
8.6
Chat
Abstract
10.0
Stackby
Notifications
Abstract
9.2
Stackby
8.6
Discussions
Abstract
8.0
Stackby
Internal knowledgebase
Abstract
7.5
Stackby

File Sharing & Management

Abstract
8.1
Stackby
8.6
Versioning
Abstract
10.0
Stackby
Document collaboration
Abstract
8.4
Stackby
8.6
Access control
Abstract
7.0
Stackby
8.8
Advanced security features
Abstract
6.1
Stackby
Device sync
Abstract
9.1
Stackby
Video files
Abstract
Stackby
8.3
Audio files
Abstract
Stackby
8.8

Pros

Abstract

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

Stackby

  • Ability to collaborate with team members on the same spreadsheet
  • Ability to integrate multiple tools for centralized utilization (i.e. Facebook, Google Analytics, project management, etc.)
  • Ability to send SMS and messages using integration with Twillio and Whatsapp
  • All spreadsheets/databases securely saved in the cloud instead of on local hard drive(s)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Abstract

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

Stackby

  • Implement the same views available on desktop into the mobile app
  • Internal automations (like Airtable)
  • Ability to implement and display info as a dashboard (like Airtable)
  • Polish up the formatting of formulas, inputting them causes user frustration due to the formula input cursor jumping around
  • Better intelligence and ease of inputting data in bulk i.e have the fields automatically identify what data is being input and format appropriately (like Airtable does)
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

Stackby

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Abstract

Abstract 8.3
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

Stackby

Stackby 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Extremely responsive, helpful, and friendly support (unlike many other SAAS teams out there).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Abstract

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

Stackby

Airtable - better all round than Stackby but way more expensive (actually not all round - Stackby you can actually backup unlike Airtable)Infinity - bought this and wished we hadn't. Its data structures and terminology are super-confusing and it's really hard to set upNotion - not strong enough as a database but very lovely to look at!
Tim Ponting | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Abstract

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

Stackby

  • Stackby has allowed us to organize internal information.
  • We are able to utilize Stackby in our workflow.
  • Helps us build templates for scaling our business.
James E. Heyward | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Abstract

General

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

Stackby

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract
5.5
Stackby
8.3

Usability

Abstract
7.0
Stackby

Support Rating

Abstract
8.3
Stackby
10.0

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