Cloudinary vs. Flow

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudinary
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Cloudinary is an image and video management tool enabling users to manage, optimize, and deliver images, videos and other media across every device and channel.
$49
per month
Flow
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Flow Technologies in British Columbia offers the Flow task management app, featuring a range of tools like kanban board, checklist, timeline, and other features for tracking projects from start to finish.N/A
Pricing
CloudinaryFlow
Editions & Modules
Media Optimizer - Scale
$49
per month
Programmable Media - Plus
$99
per month
Programmable Media - Advanced
$249
per month
Programmable Media - Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Digital Asset Management
Custom Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudinaryFlow
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
CloudinaryFlow
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Cloudinary
-
Ratings
Flow
9.2
7 Ratings
18% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.57 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings5.87 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Cloudinary
-
Ratings
Flow
9.8
4 Ratings
24% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Best Alternatives
CloudinaryFlow
Small Businesses
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pCloud
Score 9.0 out of 10
FunctionFox
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.9 out of 10
SAP Ruum
SAP Ruum
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.9 out of 10
Mattermost
Mattermost
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudinaryFlow
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(6 ratings)
9.5
(7 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudinaryFlow
Likelihood to Recommend
Cloudinary
Cloudinary handles pretty much anything you have related to images. From serving them up efficiently to adding transformations on the fly, there's really little this service doesn't do. Their pricing plans allow you to grow into the right levels and their website dashboards are very helpful. I would easily recommend this for all but the simplest of use cases.
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Flow Technologies
If you are used to using apps such as Slack, Box or Harvest, you will have an easy time getting use to Flow's UI. Drag and drop features, messaging between users, @tagging for notifications that alert you not only on your desktop but your as well email are particularly useful. If you need projects done fast and easily between multiple teams this is a great application for your business. A particular scenario where Flow is NOT suitable would be if you are used to working soley from your phone. Flows mobile app is slow, not user friendly at all and hard to navigate. Also, you cannot use a mobile site because it directs you to using the app. This IMO is a great desktop project manager, but NOT mobile.
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Pros
Cloudinary
  • Cloudinary is the best in the market for photo and video transformations.
  • Cloudinary takes customer's requests for special features and implements them very quickly.
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Flow Technologies
  • Design: very easy to discern what is important at a glance. The UX just works; it's very well thought out.
  • Ease of use: onboarding was a breeze. Was up and running in less than an hour.
  • Support: in-app support is great, nice website too to find exactly the solutions we needed.
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Cons
Cloudinary
  • Their API does require URLs that can get quite lengthy and not always easy to parse on sight.
  • Documentation on how transformations work and what they actually do to your image could be clearer (what does force_strip actually mean?).
  • Although a free tier exists and is quite generous, should you need to acquire a premium plan for your needs the pricing at scale can climb quickly.
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Flow Technologies
  • Better integration with Google Calendar -- it could be a bit clunky
  • The mobile app didn't have as much functionality as one would like - you had to download two apps to access the features used on a desktop version
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Usability
Cloudinary
Cloudinary is very easy to use and offers fast way to upload your images, files and videos to their servers. Then they give you quick ways t implement those files or images onto your website using their API or just a normal URL. They also give you very fast ways to make edits to those files and include them in the url.
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Flow Technologies
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Cloudinary
We rarely use their support. But when we need it they are always there. They provide great consultation and suggestions to help us manage our costs and resources better. In the last 8 years perhaps we have contacted them 3 or 4 times - which is really really great
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Flow Technologies
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Cloudinary
Cloudinary seemed to be the most sophisticated with the most documentation and platform support. Other solutions seemed to be a lot harder to implement, however, due to the good documentation and API samples on their GitHub we were able to implement it nicely. Additionally, they have a lot of really well-known brands using them like Wired, Sky News, and eBay which gave us a lot of confidence that this was a good robust solution to use and to help others with
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Flow Technologies
Flow, unlike Trello, offers its users a more organized interface and much more complete tools to carry out project management, which is why I consider that for the management of business projects of medium or large companies this tool covers the needs of each. In addition, its ease of use makes it much easier to adapt to this tool because it does not require a very learning curve
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Return on Investment
Cloudinary
  • Images are essential to our product and using Cloudinary has allowed us to serve them up in a cost-effective and efficient way. Not having to worry about your images frees you up to tackle the real challenges for your product.
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Flow Technologies
  • Our biggest issue prior to flow was scrambling at the last minute to meet a project deadline. Flow has helped us manage tasks towards a deadline to execute more successful events and projects.
  • Since Flow is being used across our entire organization, the speed at which we can collaborate cross-departmentally has increased. This is especially true of our communication and collaboration with our Marketing team.
  • Flow has allowed our leadership team to be able to see the progress of a project at any time just by looking at that projects dashboard. This has both given them confidence as well as let them know when they need to intervene.
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