Birds of a feather do Flock together
Tim Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 30, 2018

Birds of a feather do Flock together

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Flock

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.
  • 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.
Our creative team collaboration pathway story went like this..We started on Facebook as a secret group. We looked for better solutions and moved to Google Docs. It was a bit too robust for smaller conversations, so we moved to flock. Flock was great but proved to be too much for some of our artists, so we moved to NoteJoy. This seemed to be a good resting place for the moment.
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).

Flock Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Gantt Charts
9
Scheduling
9
Workflow Automation
7
Mobile Access
7
Search
8
Visual planning tools
10
Chat
10
Notifications
8
Discussions
9
Surveys
4
Internal knowledgebase
4
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
9
Integrates with Outlook
Not Rated
Versioning
Not Rated
Video files
10
Audio files
10
Document collaboration
10
Access control
8
Advanced security features
8
Integrates with Google Drive
10
Device sync
8