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Score 6 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Abstract ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Communication
  • Stackby ranks higher in 1 feature set: File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.8

Abstract

78%
7.4

Stackby

74%
Stackby ranks higher in 4/5 features

Workflow Automation

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
7 Ratings

Mobile Access

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
7 Ratings

Search

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
9 Ratings

Task Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
10 Ratings

Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
7 Ratings

Communication

8.7

Abstract

87%
8.5

Stackby

85%
Abstract ranks higher in 4/4 features

Chat

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
8 Ratings

Discussions

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

8.1

Abstract

81%
8.2

Stackby

82%
Stackby ranks higher in 4/7 features

Versioning

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
9 Ratings

Access control

6.2
62%
4 Ratings
8.7
87%
7 Ratings

Advanced security features

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Device sync

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
6 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Stackby is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

2.2

Abstract

22%
4 Ratings
8.3

Stackby

83%
10 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Abstract

70%
1 Rating

Stackby

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Abstract

87%
7 Ratings
10.0

Stackby

100%
1 Rating

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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Stackby

This is great for running challenges as you can hold and manipulate the data however needed. I use it as an advertising CRM very effectively. Displaying info where a calendar is involved is very useful as it means I can see the dates in date format rather than text. The scenario where it's less suited is where you need two sheets or ways of displaying a sheet next to each other (as far as I've found) - Such as the way Grist displays widgets.
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Pros

Abstract

  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Stackby

  • Customisable data structuring
  • Ability to view data in different views (grid, calendar etc.) on desktop.
  • Ability to fetch data via API's i.e. YouTube
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Cons

Abstract

  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Stackby

  • How a stack is displayed after embedding into another page using their provided script. Currently, it shows the rows in a completely different layout.
  • Currently, no support for custom domains.
  • Cannot customize cell colors. Currently, can only change colors for predefined texts within a cell.
  • Lack of integration with Google ads or YouTube ads. Currently, only integration with Facebook ads exists (although I believe more will be added later).
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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

    Stackby

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Stackby 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

      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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      Stackby

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Stackby

      Extremely responsive, helpful, and friendly support (unlike many other SAAS teams out there).
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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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      Stackby

      We have been using Airtable so often but once your team grows it costs a lot of money, to be honest. Stackby could be a great fit for our team but of course, Airtable is a more mature tool. I'm really hoping that Stackby reaches the level of Airtable at some point one day. For now, we have been using more similar tools simultaneously, unfortunately.
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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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      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.
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