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Score 2 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Crowdbase (discontinued)

I wouldn't suggest Crowdbasefor smaller companies, even for bigger companies a more integrated solution would be desirable. It may suit companies that want their collaboration separate from project management and CRM, but at least for our organisation it seems to make more sense to have most of our work tools in one place
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Communication

Crowdbase (discontinued)
7.0
Flowdock
3.8
Chat
Crowdbase (discontinued)
7.0
Flowdock
8.9
Notifications
Crowdbase (discontinued)
7.0
Flowdock
7.7
Discussions
Crowdbase (discontinued)
7.0
Flowdock
7.7
Surveys
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
2.0
Internal knowledgebase
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
1.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
1.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
1.0
Integrates with Outlook
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
1.0

Project Management

Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
4.9
Task Management
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
6.7
Gantt Charts
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
3.0
Scheduling
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
4.0
Workflow Automation
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
2.0
Mobile Access
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
7.2
Search
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
5.7
Visual planning tools
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
6.0

File Sharing & Management

Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
7.8
Video files
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
8.0
Audio files
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
8.0
Document collaboration
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
8.0
Access control
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
8.0
Advanced security features
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
7.0

Pros

Crowdbase (discontinued)

  • Collaboration
  • Interaction with staff
  • Great way to engage staff and support each other
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flowdock

  • Mobile app experience
  • Software integrations
  • Notifications
Kyle Golembiewski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Crowdbase (discontinued)

  • It is very limited
  • Although it has an API it doesn't link to the services we use.
  • It isn't customisable like podio.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flowdock

  • 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.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Crowdbase (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Flowdock

Flowdock 10.0
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.
Kyle Golembiewski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Crowdbase (discontinued)

Crowdbase's strength may lie in its ability to do just one main thing well, but for us this was a massive limitation. I know that it is not trying to be Podio and it is therefore unfair to compare the two but there are features that overlap. for us Podio was better suited.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flowdock

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.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Crowdbase (discontinued)

  • Encourages communication
  • Easy to use
  • Before crowdbase we never though of collaborating this way
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flowdock

  • Our company uses it by default.
  • I enjoy the ability to communicate outside of text messages...keeps the conversation on in it's own bucket.
Kyle Golembiewski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Crowdbase (discontinued)

General

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

Flowdock

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crowdbase (discontinued)
2.0
Flowdock
6.6

Likelihood to Renew

Crowdbase (discontinued)
Flowdock
10.0

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