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Airtable

212 Ratings

Flock

3 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Flock

3 Ratings
Score 5.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Any sort of database--keeping records of all of our volunteers, recipients, organizations, etc
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Flock

We originally moved to Flock because we thought it did not have the messaging limit that Slack has--and that would have been our only reason. Unfortunately, it has the same limit. So it's basically just a lesser version of Slack, with fewer fun features like gifs and reactions. I'm not sure why anyone would pick Flock over Slack if you are going for a free messaging service.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Flock
5.0
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Flock
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Flock
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Flock
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Flock
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Flock
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Flock
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Flock
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Flock
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Flock
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Flock
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Flock
5.0
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Flock
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Flock
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Flock
Search
Airtable
Flock
5.0

Communication

Airtable
Flock
6.0
Chat
Airtable
Flock
6.0
Notifications
Airtable
Flock
6.0
Discussions
Airtable
Flock
6.0

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Flock
7.0
Document collaboration
Airtable
Flock
6.0
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
Flock
8.0

Pros

  • very intuitive and simple to use
  • bug-free
  • we are able to formulate it for our needs instead of fitting into someone else's idea of what we need
  • usable across multiple platforms and devices--desktops, laptops, iphones.
  • editing in real time, and several viewers viewing screens from remote locations
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  • Good value (we used the free plan and it did plenty).
  • There were some additional messaging properties (sending stickers, being alerted when changes were made to GDocs, etc) that were nice.
  • Few bugs, UX issues, or errors.
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Cons

  • entering a single record seems to have to be done across several screens. Perhaps just the way we did it, but would be easier if it were all done on one screen
  • can't figure out how to "hide" a record once one of the people we are visiting dies. We don't want to delete the record, just hide it from the primary view.
  • eventually, it would be great to be able to integrate into Gmail--eg to hit the email address and have that transfer to an email...but perhaps not possible without permission from google...
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  • Gifs--a popular feature of messaging programs like Slack--were pretty weak with Flock. You didn't get to choose which one you wanted (like the way Slack used to be), but the selection seemed to be pretty limited/bad, and it also seemed like the gifs were sped up? So they looked pretty bad.
  • There were only ~5 reactions available (like, thumbs up, laugh, sad, angry?). Although better than Glip (you can only "like" in Glip), it would be nice to have more variety there.
Lee L Kennedy profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
Andrej Vrsansky profile photo
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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
Airtable has a plethora of features that suit our needs, although there are little things that could be improved to make it perfect. I believe Airtable is actively working to improve their product so I have every confidence that Airtable is the perfect choice for our purposes.
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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

Vastly better-. Much easier to set up, edit and view across multiple platforms.
Juliet Sternberg profile photo
Flock is similar to Glip, with only two notable differences: the gifs are worse but the reactions are slightly better. Integrations are a little better, albeit a bit confusing. For example, there is a built in video conferencing feature where you can video chat with someone, but you can only do it for 20 minutes? In general, it's about the same. Slack, on the other hand, is much more fun with gifs and a full list of reactions.
Lee L Kennedy profile photo

Return on Investment

  • Too early to tell. I hope that it will allow for both a task-specific view that helps people keep on schedule with projects and higher-level views that help with tactical and strategic planning.
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  • It was free, so it got the job done without costing anything.
  • The fact that it did not 100% satisfy the team meant that it is going to take us some time in the future to find an alternative.
Lee L Kennedy profile photo

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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

Flock

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