CA Flowdock

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CA Flowdock is a collaboration tool for teams. CA Flowdock integrates a team inbox and chat, and is integrated with over 50 tools and services.

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CA Flowdock review by <span>Grace M.</span>
Grace M.
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"Flowdock: good tool for easy team collaboration"

What do you like best?

I find Flowdock to be a nice, easy to use tool for collaboration and chatting within the team. The web and mobile interfaces both work well, are easy to use, and seem intuitive. I like the way you can separate it into many different chats and move easily between them.

What do you dislike?

The only real problem we've had with Flowdock is getting people to use it. Slack is preferred, even though the features seem very similar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend those who depend on Slack look into Flowdock. I don't know what the price difference is, but I find the functionality very similar, and I think Iike Flowdock's interface a bit better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to facilitate communication and cowork within our team, especially because many of us work from home. It helps with using email less frequently and having more real-time communication.

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CA Flowdock review by <span>Ian S.</span>
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"Totally functional corporate IM system"

What do you like best?

Simplicity and consistency: laptop app, web interface, mobile app, tablet app: always looks and works the same, always in sync. Additionally it is tied in with our corporate IdM system, so easy login. Reasonably good threading, forums, search, and 1-1 conversations. Much better than email or mailing lists!

What do you dislike?

Search is weak. I would love for it to have an advanced search feature.

Often I'd like to setup a temporary group chat in Flowdock, but there is no way to do this. Instead we hijack an existing forum or just use Google Hangouts.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Flowdock is simple and complete. I'd definitely give it a look if you're trying to decide on a corporate IM system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast IM within the organization with tagging and search. Let's a distributed team stay connected.

What Team Collaboration solution do you use?

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CA Flowdock review by <span>Sjoerd H.</span>
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"Effective and functional way to communicate with teams"

What do you like best?

- threading is great, especially with the recently introduced "rethreading", where you can add posts to a thread if you accidentally forgot to. Also, threading helps a lot wit going through the onslaught of messages sometimes

- recently there have been a couple of good updates, with long-awaited feature additions (re-threading, in channel @@group messaging)

- the ability to add hyperlinks to words without having to drop the entire link. This keeps long texts with several links very readable.

What do you dislike?

- the iOS app seems to somehow deteriorate

- the ability to form quick 1-on-multiple chats is not that great. Having to create a separate temporary channel is not ideal

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- definitely a lot less emails

CA Flowdock review by <span>Alexander R.</span>
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"Pretty convenient fast team chat"

What do you like best?

1. Accessibility from Web, MacOS app, Android, iOS

2. Speed (Flowdock is really fast)

3. Flowdock is easy-to-use

4. Supports integrations

5. File uploads

6. Flowdock's support

What do you dislike?

1. The design seems outdated.

2. Could have had more integrations

3. Not possible to perform search within 1-to-1 chat

Recommendations to others considering the product

Flowdock fits all teams of 2-50 members, if you have more people in your company/team, consider using other team communication tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a remote team of 20+ members. Flowdock helps us to keep our team members synchronized and to share ongoing information and files.

It's easy-to-setup, easy-to-use and it has iOS and Android mobile applications which are pretty fast as well.

CA Flowdock review by User in Computer Software
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"Decent chat"

What do you like best?

It's easy to connect with third-party services like github, pivotal tracker, or your app.

What do you dislike?

It's less intuitive than Slack, IMO. It doesn't seem set up for multiple teams or contexts, even though it has rooms: if you set up a public room, it's for everyone, and if you have multiple teams or groups, you have to maintain the permissions of each room ad hoc. Also, 1:1 chats are not searchable, which is extremely annoying and limits its utility greatly. I end up having to think "Is this a conversation I'm going to want to look up later?" and if so, initiate it in email or some other channel.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look hard at Slack

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for communication primarily on the product and engineering side, though others have started adopting it. We've hooked into many third-party apps for dev ops monitoring, development tasks, social media, etc.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Great for inter-team communication and lots of great integrations"

What do you like best?

Though Slack has recently added this functionality, Flowdock always had nested conversations, which are a great feature. So, while you can still see all comments in a flow (i.e. Sales or Marketing), you can also look at nested conversations going on within that flow. So, for example, when new employees start, you can simply tag them in a conversation that the CEO had with the head of marketing about best practices for promo spend 3 years ago and they can read the entire conversation.

What do you dislike?

On the mobile app, you can mark comments that you are tagged-in as "un-read" but you can't do that on a computer. So, if you read something on the computer but don't want to respond right away, you have to go to the mobile app to mark it as unread.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Especially as a remote employee, using Flowdock allows me to read and be apart of lots of conversations happening at HQ. The biggest benefit, especially the way we use it, is transparency.

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