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Flowdock is a collaboration tool built around a chat and team inbox interface. Flowdock is available via app or as a browser-based solution. It was originally offered by Rally Software Development, which was acquired by CA Technologies.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/xd/J6/X7UWTW3WDGI3.PNGUseful tool for team collaboration. Start increasing your productivity now!Flowdock is being used by a specific team inside an IT department of Universidade de São Paulo. We use this software for team collaboration, specifics communications and quick file sharing. To avoid a lot of calls and flooding e-mail boxes during the day, a centralized platform divided in differents channels can be very helpful. We could easily improve team communication working in several projects by using channels functionality to separate subjects, to share files and contents of interest and to keep tracking our development and activities. When we need some past information you can just go to the software and search for this. Keeping a track (history) of our activity is really important for us.,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.,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.,7,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.,Slack,Apache CloudStack, Atlassian Confluence, Zimbra, Amazon Web Services, ownCloud, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, XenServerFlowdock is losing to SlackIt's being used across the whole organization. It's how we communicate in real-time as each department/individual within the company is handling their day-to-day responsibilities. Flowdock is a useful tool for keeping up to speed with people within your team as well as across the entire organization. While there are other competitors in the space, our company chose Flowdock and have been quite happy with the result.,Mobile app experience Software integrations Notifications,Overall UX - compared with Slack Additional software integrations (as goes for all communicators moving forward) Lack of Spotify integration,3,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.,Slack,AdWords, Bing Ads, AdRoll,24,2,Real-time communication Communication archiving Channel conversations,Stand ups IT QA Marketing conversations,10,Yes,Existing Relationship with the Vendor,I wouldn't change anything. When you join a team with an established workflow, it's best to adhere to the way they do things. My experience with Slack doesn't hinder my ability to use Flowdock.
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November 08, 2016

CA Flowdock Review: "Useful tool for team collaboration. Start increasing your productivity now!"

Score 7 out of 10
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Flowdock is being used by a specific team inside an IT department of Universidade de São Paulo. We use this software for team collaboration, specifics communications and quick file sharing. To avoid a lot of calls and flooding e-mail boxes during the day, a centralized platform divided in differents channels can be very helpful. We could easily improve team communication working in several projects by using channels functionality to separate subjects, to share files and contents of interest and to keep tracking our development and activities. When we need some past information you can just go to the software and search for this. Keeping a track (history) of our activity is really important for us.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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April 14, 2016

CA Flowdock Review: "Flowdock is losing to Slack"

Score 3 out of 10
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It's being used across the whole organization. It's how we communicate in real-time as each department/individual within the company is handling their day-to-day responsibilities. Flowdock is a useful tool for keeping up to speed with people within your team as well as across the entire organization. While there are other competitors in the space, our company chose Flowdock and have been quite happy with the result.
  • Mobile app experience
  • Software integrations
  • Notifications
  • Overall UX - compared with Slack
  • Additional software integrations (as goes for all communicators moving forward)
  • Lack of Spotify integration
The fact is, Slack is in place to be better product. They're the big dog in town and are moving toward a public offering. I think CA Flowdock has a nice mobile experience and generally works the way it's supposed to but major competitors like Slack are pushing the envelope on API integrations and bot builds that automate a lot of great features. I think Flowdock approaches things from a more corporate stand point while Slack is casting their net toward smaller companies looking for cool features.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (2)
6.7
Gantt Charts (1)
3
Scheduling (1)
4
Workflow Automation (1)
2
Mobile Access (2)
7.2
Search (2)
5.7
Visual planning tools (1)
6
Chat (2)
8.9
Notifications (2)
7.7
Discussions (2)
7.7
Surveys (1)
2
Internal knowledgebase (1)
1
Integrates with GoToMeeting (1)
1
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts (1)
1
Integrates with Outlook (1)
1
Video files (1)
8
Audio files (1)
8
Document collaboration (1)
8
Access control (1)
8
Advanced security features (1)
7

About CA Flowdock

Flowdock is a collaboration tool built around a chat and team inbox interface. Flowdock is available via app or as a browser-based solution.

It was originally offered by Rally Software Development, which was acquired by CA Technologies.

Categories:  Collaboration

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Mobile Application:No