Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Flock
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Flock is a collaborative business messaging application developed by the small (but multinational) company of the same name, designed to compete with Slack. The company boasts that the app is a fast and reliable means of communication, and is available in a free edition.
$250
one-time fee up to 50 attendees
Slack
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Slack is a group messaging or team collaboration app that aims to simplify communication for businesses. Features include open discussions, private groups, and direct messaging, as well as deep contextual search and message archiving, and file sharing. Slack integrates with a number of other tools, such as MailChimp, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Slack was acquired by Salesforce in December 2020. The product is free to use, and also has paid plans with more features and greater controls. The…
$0
per month per user
Pricing
FlockSlack
Editions & Modules
Micro
$250
up to 50 attendees
Add-Ons
$250
one-time fee
Standard
$550
up to 500 attendees
Container
$950
one-time fee
PRO
$950
up to 2000 attendees
PLUS
$1500
up to 5000 attendees
Event App
$1950
one-time fee
Free
$0
Pro
$7.25*
per month per user
Business+
$12.50*
per month per user
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FlockSlack
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*Indicative pricing, get in contact for a customised free quote*Per active user, per month, when paying once a year. Pro is $8.75 USD per active user when paying month to month. Business+ is $15.00 USD per active user when paying month to month.
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Community Pulse
FlockSlack
Considered Both Products
Flock
Chose Flock
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, …
Chose Flock
I mainly prefer Asana as a task management tool, but I prefer Flock to Slack for communication. Flock bridges the gap between the two, and I find it's the best niche is for businesses or collaborators who need some integration (drive or calendar) but mostly need it for its chat …
Chose Flock
Flock is a great medium of communication within the organization. The mobile version shows signs of lagging. In comparison with Slack, Slack seems more user-friendly and has a fast interface. Both have similar features but I have found Slack to be easier to use & experience no …
Chose Flock
Flock as mentioned takes the best of all these apps and improves upon them. Flock's UI was exactly what we were looking for and Flock doesn't overcharge small teams for search functional or messaging. It just offers a great product at a great price combined with great …
Slack

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Features
FlockSlack
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Flock
7.0
8 Ratings
11% below category average
Slack
7.8
390 Ratings
1% below category average
Task Management7.06 Ratings7.7244 Ratings
Gantt Charts6.04 Ratings7.061 Ratings
Scheduling6.06 Ratings7.8202 Ratings
Workflow Automation5.06 Ratings7.8219 Ratings
Mobile Access9.08 Ratings9.2377 Ratings
Search10.06 Ratings8.2375 Ratings
Visual planning tools6.05 Ratings7.2146 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Flock
7.3
8 Ratings
9% below category average
Slack
8.6
400 Ratings
7% above category average
Chat9.08 Ratings9.6400 Ratings
Notifications8.58 Ratings8.9396 Ratings
Discussions8.58 Ratings9.2387 Ratings
Surveys8.55 Ratings8.2240 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase9.05 Ratings7.7240 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting4.02 Ratings8.5111 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts6.17 Ratings8.5184 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook5.15 Ratings8.3122 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Flock
7.8
8 Ratings
4% below category average
Slack
8.4
374 Ratings
3% above category average
Versioning8.05 Ratings8.0177 Ratings
Video files7.66 Ratings8.4330 Ratings
Audio files8.56 Ratings8.4325 Ratings
Document collaboration8.08 Ratings8.1262 Ratings
Access control8.06 Ratings8.1241 Ratings
Advanced security features7.16 Ratings8.0205 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive7.58 Ratings8.7213 Ratings
Device sync7.57 Ratings9.1264 Ratings
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FlockSlack
Small Businesses
Stackby
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Medium-sized Companies
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
FlockSlack
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(8 ratings)
9.3
(400 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(20 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(29 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(3 ratings)
1.0
(65 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
FlockSlack
Likelihood to Recommend
Flock FZ-LLC
Flock provides a casual as well as professional approach. Prevents the hassles of communicating over phones. Once logged out the employee will not be disturbed after work hours. All the information, messages, and data that have been communicated to date are secure & can be accessed anytime. A great channel to pass on information to all the employees within an instant.
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Salesforce
I think Slack works really well in office settings, or even for any group of people who need an easy way to communicate with each other through organized channels. It may not be the best for those who intend to use it as a social media type app, it is more geared towards business use.
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Pros
Flock FZ-LLC
  • Real-time communication is perfect.
  • The mobile apps really let us take everything on the go.
  • It integrates perfectly with our calendar.
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Salesforce
  • Automated Notifications: Integrated tools like Jira, Trello, and Google Drive to receive automated notifications and updates directly in Slack, improving visibility and efficiency within the team
  • Message Encryption: Slack encrypts the messages in transit and at rest, ensuring the security and privacy of sensitive information and making our IT team's life much easier.
  • Reminder Bots: We used Slackbot to set reminders, automate follow-up actions, and provided information based on user queries.
  • SurveyMonkey Integration: Integrated our Slack with SurveyMonkey to distribute surveys and collect feedback from team members, streamlining the feedback-gathering process which was a huge support to our HR and Admin team.
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Cons
Flock FZ-LLC
  • Flock's video and audio quality is sometimes poor as a result of poor internet connectivity
  • It has a messaging limit of 10,000 messages which makes it hard for us to keep messages for future reference
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Salesforce
  • The only thing I can think of is that it is easy to create too many channels. This has more to do with the team using Slack and less to do with Slack itself. maybe some direction on Slack's part on how best to utilize channels would be helpful.
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Likelihood to Renew
Flock FZ-LLC
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Salesforce
As useful as Slack has become within our company, I feel fairly confident we will continue to use Slack as a communication tool. They continue to improve their software and add value to its use within our office. Customer service delivers, which is an absolute must. Looking forward to how they improve.
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Usability
Flock FZ-LLC
The user interface is fantastic and that makes it easier for all the users
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Salesforce
As long as you use the basic chat features and nothing more, it really is super easy to understand and use. Once you want to take advantage of some of the more advanced features and capabilities, that's when things get complicated. Anyone who has use SMS or a chat program before will be able to figure out the basics though, so rolling this out should be relatively straightforward and not required exhaustive training. Teaching chat etiquette is something else though.
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Support Rating
Flock FZ-LLC
We've only needed customer support a few times with Flock (mainly concerning app integration and security), and they've always been timely and helpful, which are the only things I truly need from support. The response rate was still rapid, and there's plenty of support available online as well for Flock.
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Salesforce
I've never had to contact support for Slack which is a great testament to its ease and use. Adding people outside of the organization takes a little getting used to, but ultimately allows for greater collaboration between FTE and contractors. There is no clear alternative to this software, so it's the best we can do for now.
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Implementation Rating
Flock FZ-LLC
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
It always helps if you communicate to everyone in the organization how important it is to drop whatever other chat tools they are using and jump quickly to Slack. They will all fall in love with it.
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Alternatives Considered
Flock FZ-LLC
I did not like Google Hangouts. Hangouts is more geared toward personal communication instead of business related communication. Flock is also a lot easier to use and has more options related to a business setting.
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Salesforce
Slack is the superior offering for what we do and who we communicate with. The other programs offer basic features, but Slack continues to innovate and is business-first, which is very helpful for our small team. The feature set and integrations are better in Slack than other offerings we have evaluated
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Return on Investment
Flock FZ-LLC
  • It did provide a creative space for conversation and this does equal a great return on investment, considering the investment is free for the base use.
  • For the team members who enjoyed using it, it helped them save time in their day by having a repository for notes and creative ideas.
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Salesforce
  • We have a story when one guy mentioned in a our site group with tag @here about his wedding, he didnt know that @here works only for people who are online, so most of the people missed the message, slack is not the best place to update about the important things
  • Slack helps to solve and be updated if you have an internal problems and you want to know how the solving goes
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