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What is Flock?

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…

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Flock is widely used as a primary collaboration tool alongside Asana, allowing multiple teams to communicate and coordinate effectively. …
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Great to Use

8 out of 10
June 14, 2022
Flock was used as a communication channel to share information over texts & calls. Did not find any problems in usage and found it very …
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Popular Features

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  • Mobile Access (8)
  • Chat (8)
  • Discussions (8)
  • Notifications (8)
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up to 50 attendees



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up to 500 attendees

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $250 one-time fee up to 50 attendees
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Project Management

Project management software provides capabilities to streamline management of complex projects through task management, team collaboration and workflow automation

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Features that allow team members to communicate about collaborative projects and keep each other informed of their opinions and progress.

Avg 8.0

File Sharing & Management

Features that allow collaborators to view, work on, and organize files.

Avg 8.1
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Product Details

What is Flock?

Flock Video

Introduction to Flock - HR, Benefits, and Compliance. Say hello at

Flock Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Flock starts at $250.

Slack, Discord, and Workplace from Meta are common alternatives for Flock.

Reviewers rate Search highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Flock are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings


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TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Flock is widely used as a primary collaboration tool alongside Asana, allowing multiple teams to communicate and coordinate effectively. With Flock, team members can stay connected and work together seamlessly, even if they are currently working on different projects. This makes it a valuable resource for organizations of all sizes. In fact, Flock is often considered the lifeblood of firms, being used daily for communication, calendaring, note-taking, and more. Its ability to solve the communication problem is particularly beneficial for small teams or 2-person firms that may not always be in the office together. Additionally, Flock has gained a reputation as the most reliable communication software within organizations, with employees from various departments relying on its features. One reason for this reliability is the automatic opening feature of Flock, which ensures that everyone remembers to open the software. This level of dependability makes Flock a go-to choice for seamless communication within an office, regardless of department or team structure. Moreover, Flock's collaborative nature and streamlined communication process are widely regarded as its best features. From cloud-based file transfer and storage to cloud messaging and multiple device access to messages, Flock offers flexibility that enhances teamwork and productivity. Its convenience as an instant messaging tool reduces the need for frequent emails within an organization, making it a valuable asset for efficient and effective internal communication. Furthermore, Flock's ability to create separate channels for different departments and specialty groups allows for targeted messaging and collaboration within the entire company. Lastly, some organizations have chosen Flock after experiencing limitations with message storage on other platforms, highlighting its reliability in solving critical storage issues. Overall, Flock's user-friendly interface and comprehensive set of features make it an essential tool for organizations looking to foster better collaboration and streamline communication processes across their teams.

Users of Flock commonly recommend the following:

  1. Try it out: Users suggest trying out Flock, as they believe it is a game-changer for small to medium-sized companies. They find Flock easier to use and less glitchy compared to other platforms. They recommend trying the free trial of Flock as a cost-effective alternative to other systems.

  2. Better communication and collaboration: Users recommend Flock for better communication, engagement, and easy collaboration within an organization. They highlight Flock's integrations and collaboration features, suggesting that teams working on projects in different locations can benefit from its capabilities.

  3. Explore all the tools and features: Users suggest exploring all the tools and features that Flock offers. They mention installing the /guggy extension and finding Flock's secure chat communication and project tracking functionalities valuable. Additionally, users appreciate that Flock is a great, free chat program and a good application that is easy to use.

Overall, users recommend trying out Flock for its ease of use, improved communication and collaboration, as well as exploring its various tools and integrations for effective team coordination and project management.

Attribute Ratings


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Ankit Kapadia | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have been using it as an instant messenger app for a while. Flock was the first messenger app we used after the intranet messenger fail to meet our expectations. It's given our company flexibility in terms of cloud-based file transfer and storage, cloud messaging and multiple device access to messages.
  • Saves messages and files on the cloud
  • You can send messages/attachments to yourself for safekeeping and other device access
  • Voice calling
  • The calling feature can be enhanced and made better
  • Users can delete messages without a trace
First, compared to other such cloud-based messenger services, Flock is reasonably priced. Next, it's a reliable app with a lot of features that can be used in a corporate setting. The app is ubiquitously used by all of us with messaging features required for corporate communication.
June 14, 2022

Great to Use

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Flock was used as a communication channel to share information over texts & calls. Did not find any problems in usage and found it very convenient to use. A great platform to communicate with anyone within the organization rather than sending emails every time. Can initiate a chat instantly to ask & pass any messages.
  • Sharing Images, pdf, etc in an instant.
  • Creating groups within the organization for selected people and sharing needed information.
  • Tag people with particular information with proper intimation to higher management.
  • Casual yet professional platform.
  • Integrating with other platforms can help users to get a one-stop place to manage all activities.
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.
Sasha Jacobsen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The team uses Flock alongside Asana (our primary collaboration tool). We have multiple teams working separately with Asana, and Flock is the one place we can all communicate and coordinate together. So it keeps us all connected and working together even if some members are currently working on different projects.
  • Communication
  • Note Taking
  • More detailed functionality
  • Task Management
Flock is a great communication tool. However, it's in a very competitive space. It offers seamless app integration (i.e., google calendar and drive) to allow for easy use across the platform. It's a great communication tool. However, if you don't need an overloaded app, there are other options out there. And for work purposes, it only covers some of what you need.
Anthony Zurica | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Flock is basically the lifeblood of our firm. We use it daily for communication, calendaring, notes and anything else you can think of. We are a 2 person firm and we are never usually in the office together so it solves the communication problem perfectly. I can't imagine how we organized our notes pre-Flock.
  • Real-time communication is perfect.
  • The mobile apps really let us take everything on the go.
  • It integrates perfectly with our calendar.
  • Search functionality is great but could always be improved.
  • Maybe some more UI configurations. Allow the end-user to customize more. Color coding always helps.
  • Improve to-do apps. It's somewhat convoluted to use.
The elephant in the room is Slack, and I personally think Flock takes the best parts of Slack and improves upon them in a more cost-effective package. It is perfect for a small team. Especially if the team members are rarely together. The mobile app really keeps us all updated in real-time.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Among the many communication platforms we have tried, Flock has proved to be the most reliable communication software in this organization. Flock is used in the entire organization irrespective of the departments. With our computers set to open automatically when launched in the morning, this helps in relying on information across a large number of people at the same time. The automatic opening of Flock is the most reliable feature of this app because no one forgets to open this software.
  • Networked phones are a thing of past now. We don’t have to stop what we are doing to receive phone calls currently because Flock can do that
  • It is now easy to send messages to many people at the same time, all we need to do is to add all the contants in the chat and select all to send a message
  • This software has an in-built to-do-list which allows us to assign tasks to different people or users and then supervise each independently
  • 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
Flock is a superb software for an office setting especially where employees are undertaking same task or project at different locations. With Flock, the chat can be kept ongoing in order to resolve issues which may arise in the process. However, Flock is not the best platform where video and audio calls are involved. Because the quality is poor.
Kristen Reeves | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Flock is a great resource for communication within the office. We use Flock throughout our entire office and we have also added people from other departments into some of our chats that pertained to them. We have all of our computers set to automatically open Flock when our computers are turned on every morning. This is great because no one 'forgets' to open it and then misses important messages.
  • Flock prevents us from having to stop what we are doing to go over to someone else's desk to communicate with them.
  • Flock makes is easy to send out office wide messages to go to each person who has been added to our chat.
  • Flock allows multiple chats to be set up under each account. For each chat, the original person who created the chat can choose who is in the chat and also whether each person is allowed to read-only or to also send messages.
  • Flock has a built-in to-do list. On this list, you have the option of assigning each task to a different person/user and then can check off each item as it is completed.
  • There is a 10,000 message limit but this shouldn't be too much of an issue unless you are sending LOTS of messages.
  • Audio and video quality can sometimes be distorted during video chats.
Flock is great for an office setting where there are several employees who all work together but that are located in different areas of the office. We are able to keep an ongoing chat to quickly resolve any issues or answer/ask any questions amongst each other. Flock would not be great for constant video communication as the audio and video quality can sometimes be a little off.
Tim Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I was using Flock heavily for a while. It's free plan covered a lot of the requirements my decentralized booking team needed. We ended up moving to another platform to better address our needs, however I still do recommend Flock for its use and features. The best feature is its collaborative nature and streamlined communication process.
  • The ability to start a direct group conversation or individual-to-individual conversation helped us sort through creative problem-solving.
  • Sharing files such as photos from job sites or costume ideas helped us with creative brainstorming.
  • The integration with Google Drive and Dropbox also allowed us to streamline our conversations about creative solutions.
  • A tool is only good if people use it. Some of the artists I work with found it too complex (though I don't think they really gave it a good shot).
  • We used it heavily for about six months and it didn't hit too many other big negative points.
The biggest problem we are looking to solve with use of Flock was to have a centralized place that our booking department and casting department along with artists and agents could come to talk about projects and design creative solutions. For the most part, Flock achieves this. It might've only been lack of better on-boarding on our own end, but some of our artists find it too complex to use (or maybe they just didn't try hard to figure it out).
Lee L Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used Flock as a messaging tool for the entire company. Each department had different channels, specialty groups had channels, and we also used it for one-on-one communication.

We'd used Slack in the past but dropped it due to the limited message storage with the free version. We moved to Glip (a message service that comes with the RingCentral suite of tools), but as we moved away from RingCentral, we needed a new tool. Flock was a decent tool compared to the rest. Unfortunately, there was a similar messaging limit with Flock, but we stuck with it anyway.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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