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Flock

Overview

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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Popular Features

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  • Mobile Access (7)
    9.0
    90%
  • Chat (7)
    9.0
    90%
  • Discussions (7)
    9.0
    90%
  • Notifications (7)
    8.0
    80%
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Pricing

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Micro

$250

Cloud
up to 50 attendees

Add-Ons

$250

Cloud
one-time fee

Standard

$550

Cloud
up to 500 attendees

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.flock.events/pricing

Offerings

  • 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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Features

Project Management

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

8.2
Avg 7.9

Communication

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

8.3
Avg 8.0

File Sharing & Management

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

7.8
Avg 8.1
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Product Details

What is Flock?

Flock Video

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

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 Gantt Charts highest, with a score of 10.

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

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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

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

Reviews

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Ankit Kapadia | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Anthony Zurica | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Kristen Reeves | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Tim Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Lee L Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
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