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Airtable

213 Ratings

CA Flowdock

5 Ratings

Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

CA Flowdock

5 Ratings
Score 4.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Good for replacing administrative spreadsheets, creating resource assignment and calendars, planning activities, creating on the fly data stores, outputting simple mobile data entry forms. Dealing with mobile staff needing to enter simple data quickly or with managers and officers who need to see real-time snapshots of information. When dealing with smaller data sets and not requiring blocks, then for a non-profit it is useful to have the free workspaces where everyone can fully collaborate and update records.Less good for complex financial work you should stick with Excel or your finance system. If you have a very large number of records and need many people to be able to update records then you need to consider the costs (however most off the shelf products you will be looking at to do your specific tasks will probably cost more when you evaluate them).
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CA Flowdock

Flowdock is well suited for small teams and to environments that doesn't need too much reliability. I think it has some management problems that can make your life difficult if you have to manage a big amount of users. If you want just a tool communication with basic features (without using any integration or robust features) it can be suitable for you. You should try Flowdock using its free version for a small team and compare with others similar products. Flowdock delivers team chat and collaboration features, but is not necessarily the best product. Maybe some usability problems that disturb me won't be so relevant to you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
CA Flowdock
4.9
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
CA Flowdock
6.7
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
CA Flowdock
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
CA Flowdock
3.0
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
CA Flowdock
4.0
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
CA Flowdock
2.0
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
CA Flowdock
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
CA Flowdock
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
CA Flowdock
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
CA Flowdock
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
CA Flowdock
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
CA Flowdock
7.2
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
CA Flowdock
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
CA Flowdock
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
CA Flowdock
Search
Airtable
CA Flowdock
5.7
Visual planning tools
Airtable
CA Flowdock
6.0

Communication

Airtable
CA Flowdock
3.8
Chat
Airtable
CA Flowdock
8.9
Notifications
Airtable
CA Flowdock
7.7
Discussions
Airtable
CA Flowdock
7.7
Surveys
Airtable
CA Flowdock
2.0
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
CA Flowdock
1.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
CA Flowdock
1.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
CA Flowdock
1.0
Integrates with Outlook
Airtable
CA Flowdock
1.0

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
CA Flowdock
7.8
Video files
Airtable
CA Flowdock
8.0
Audio files
Airtable
CA Flowdock
8.0
Document collaboration
Airtable
CA Flowdock
8.0
Access control
Airtable
CA Flowdock
8.0
Advanced security features
Airtable
CA Flowdock
7.0

Pros

  • Extremely easy for low tech people to pick up and use. It feels intuitive and there are lots of examples that make it easy to learn.
  • The blocks make some pretty sophisticated stuff possible, even for people who lack a tech or database background.
  • Its a replacement for lead/case management, project management, and file storage - all in one!
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  • Possibility to integrate with external services such as e-mail (send messages to a flow inbox from your e-mail), twitter, github, confluence, jira, single sign-on, etc. Using those integrations you can easily improve your team productivity by centralizing all useful information in just one point.
  • Very easy to configure. You can get it running for your company or team in a few minutes. Furthermore, almost all platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android) have an app to install and there is a web version that can also be used.
  • Powerful communication tool. You can separate differents subjects in to separated "flows" or channels. In addition, you can invite people to join just one channel increasing privacy for others members.
  • Free version up to 5 users. If you are a non-profit organization or have a student project, they say that is possible to work with that too. In other case, you have to pay per user/month.
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Cons

  • We are relatively new to Airtable and are still exploring its functionality. We've also just been using a free account which has some limits but paid plans have features that could be handy. So far, we're just thrilled at how it's streamlined our workflow and information management.
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  • One thing a little bit annoying is that a lot of links to others Flowdock sections (preferences, external services, etc) will open a new window/tab. Each click may take you to a new window and you can get lost easily.
  • There isn't a quick access list to members of your organization to start a private chat. I took a while to find how to do that. The interface and usability could be better.
  • There isn't an app for Windows Phone.
  • Sometimes you try to load some conversation and it doesn't show anything. It is not frequently but happens sometimes.
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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CA Flowdock10.0
Based on 1 answer
I go with the flow because I'm a newer employee and Flowdock works as advertised. If it were my decision to choose a team communciator for the organization, I'd recommend we go with Slack for its robust features and ever-changing/evolving software integrations. Slack is the outright innovator in the space and will continue to hold that role for some time.
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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
Just so easy to learn/use. Very intuitive in its application logic.
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Support

Airtable7.3
Based on 1 answer
Sometimes, I have to wait a bit longer but I'm on a low priced option so I understand why. Generally, they're able to provide me solutions to my problems as long as I'm not in a rush.
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Alternatives Considered

Airtable is much more user-friendly and easy to navigate and update than Confluence. We still use Confluence as a wiki, but Airtable is used for all our day to day management.
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Slack is a similar software.
Private chat or channels are well implemented in both softwares and both are also very easy to setup.
Besides of some usability problemas I think Flowdock is still better than Slack in this user experience and design.
The second point is the price. Flowdock is half price of Slack ($3/month). If you are a student or a non-profit organization, you are able to get some special license.
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Return on Investment

  • Saved time providing updates on where tasks are up to. Anyone in the team can go in and look to see where things are up to.
  • Allowed the team to have access to the same information at the same time, saving time in people asking each other for data and information.
  • Before Airtable we had information stored in several places - Excel, Confluence, emails, on individuals' computers - now we've put it all in one place.
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  • Increasing productivity by reducing idleness, e-mail flooding, miscommunication and accidentally deleted files. We have increasead about 30% our productivity since whe start using Flowdock.
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Pricing Details

Airtable

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

CA Flowdock

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