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CA Flowdock review by <span>Grace M.</span>
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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?

Thanks for letting us know!
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.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Vinicius S.</span>
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"Good for work communication and suitable for small and big teams!"

What do you like best?

Flowdock is a good and useful tool to integrate team members and make communication between them easier. For instance, you can separate the environment in channels/flows depending on the subject and invite/add specific members to that. For more privacy, you can use private conversations.

Also, file sharing is available and can be very useful to give access to all it may concern and discuss about it.

The user interface is simple, modern and visually accuratte. You can navigate easily between the channels or conversations or manage account preferences.

Integration with external services like Github are also amazing! You can put yours information source in just one place and increase team productivity working in different projects.

What do you dislike?

When I first use Flowdock I wasn't able to find any point that I dislike. But, I think that I found 2 things that may make your experience a little annoying.

The first one is about when you try to load some conversation and it doesn't show anything. It is not frequently but happens sometimes.

The second one is in the web version. It is about the new window tabs when you navigate to some sections. I have noticed that is a complain already made but I don't know they will change that. It may not affect a lot of people.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should give it a chance because it delivers what is promised.

A good way to check this is using de trial/free version. The problem is that this is available for just 5 members and it can be restrictive for an effective test.

Another important point: do the math! Flowdock pricing is per user/month. If you have a lot of users it may increase quickly. There is also a student license for use but I didn't check how it works.

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

We are using Flowdock to centralize our teams communications instead of flooding e-mail boxes to talk or share some files. It much more faster and reliable.

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 also important for us.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Darryl M.</span>
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"CA Flowdock is an awesome tool."

What do you like best?

It is great to be able to use the appear feature and start up a video chat with someone discreetly. The threads and flows are very similar to social media and employees love it for that reason. They feel familiar with the product instantly.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes work gets chaotic and the notifications tend to pile up, but it really isn't any different than the old days of having to check the office e-mail to stay up to date on what is going on.

Recommendations to others considering the product

More companies should use this in developing teamwork and boosting morale. Makes everyone feel like part of the team and that their contributions can be heard.

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

It is a great tool for integrating the team in a fun and simple way. There are fewer moments when employees "didn't know that was happening".

CA Flowdock review by <span>Olga A.</span>
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"Great for internal communication"

What do you like best?

It's easier to say what I dislike:) Ok, what I like best is probably that you can not only communicate with your colleagues via Flowdock, but also share files. I find it very handy if I need to quickly discuss the design of a badge, or button, or even a rollup. Another thing I like is that you can organize groups in it. This way I don't have to share e.g. an interesting article about sales pitches with the whole team, 'cause the whole team is not interested in that. Instead, I'd create a group "Sales and Marketing", invite only those who are relevant for it and share that same article only with them.

What do you dislike?

That you cannot search within the tool. If you need some info you know you received from your colleague sometime ago, there is literally no way to find that info in the app quickly. You would have to peruse each conversation. A workaround is to open Flowdock in browser, load as much conversation history as possible and then search using the native browser's search window.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I cannot say I have any specific recommendations. I'm sure there are other good alternatives to Flowdock. I started using it, because it was THE internal communication tool in my company, and since I haven't used anything like this before, I have nothing to compare it with. But I'm absolutely satisfied with Flowdock and wouldn't want to switch away from it.

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

Quick communication channels, works great especially if you and your colleagues are miles away from each other.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Paul W.</span>
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"The Usefuleness of Threaded Conversations Keeps Us From Moving to Slack"

What do you like best?

Conversation threading let's you create message threads within a channel. This means you don't have to scroll endlessly looking for the history around a particular conversation. For instance in your "Great Idea" flow you may have a few different ideas. Each one can have it's own message and response thread. This feature is amazingly helpful

I also love the custom emojis.

What do you dislike?

Slack has nice card-like content blocks you can publish and has quite a few more integrations. Flowdock search is pretty useless if you don't know the right channel to search in.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Less innovation and feature development but very practical.

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

Flowdock is our replacement to email. We keep conversations public (within the company) so there's less siloed information and you don't end up answering the same question 5 times.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Raquel G.</span>
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"Nice for team chat and collaboration"

What do you like best?

Facility to deploy! Is possible to get Flowdock running through their website with just a few clicks and basic configuration. I usually use it in web version and smartphone app but you can also install it in your computer (all platforms).

The chat functionality is very good. You can use private chats or talk in isolated channels with differents member on each.

Integration with external softwares is a important feature for me. You can mix in just one platform all tools that you use in daily basis activities making you day much more productive.

There is a free version for tests, for small teams (just till 5 users) and student use. If this isn't enough for you, pricing is per user/month ($3). Comparing it with others similar softwares, I think is a good price since you get no limitations and no contract terms.

What do you dislike?

Too many tabs when using the web version! Each click to a different section open a new tab. After a while, you get lost in your browser.

I sometimes have problems with notifications on mobile app. There is some delay between sending a message and get a notification on your phone.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try free version before buying a license. You can also compare with another similar softwares and test reliability and functionalities. Flowdock is simple and delivers what is promised.

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

Teams communication working in differents projects. We use "channels" functionality to separate subjects, to share files and contents of interest and to keep tracking our development and activities.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Ashley D.</span>
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"Convenient way to communicate across and within remote teams"

What do you like best?

Flowdock gives you lots of options to add other sources of information: Github, email threads, monitoring, etc. Whatever you want. You can also install a hubot.

Using multiple channels, it's easy to "lurk" in channels you don't often actively participate in, but want to be informed. You can decide if you are on the "team" or not, and will (or won't) be notified appropriately when someone uses the @team handle.

It's also easy to start "side conversations" in the main flow, without disrupting others.

What do you dislike?

Flowdock works pretty well for our use case. You can even read team-wide emails and full Github issue threads from within FD, making it a handy hub for information without having to switch windows (and contexts) very often.

I don't like that you cannot search private 1:1 messages, and recently my 1:1 history with my most frequent collaborator just disappeared, which was frustrating.

It would also be nice if it was easier to see co-worker's status.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to setup the integrations. It's more than just a chat room - the idea is to have team-specific information available on the right hand rail, all the time.

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

The business problem is a distributed team that needs to be able to communicate frequently. The benefits are that now, everyone can search for information talked about months ago, easily catch up if you miss a day, and stay informed.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Stan H.</span>
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"Refreshing experience"

What do you like best?

Invariably with tools like Hipchat or Skype, group chat rooms become a tangle of several conversations happening simultaneously. Flowdock solves this problem by assigning context to messages. By allowing users to scope down to a given conversation, it's possible to see only the messages related to a given point. By de-selecting the conversation (and moving back to the 'global' scope of a room, or flow), it's possible to see all the messages that have occurred while you had your head down focused on the matter at hand. Flowdock also has fantastic integration with GitHub and Jenkins, and a really great SDK for writing your own extensions.

What do you dislike?

They have done nothing to solve the proliferation of flows (Hipchat equivalent: rooms), and flows cannot actually be deleted, just disabled (which adds to organizational cruft on any admin page). It's also very easy to create a new context when you believe you're responding to someone else's message (so, introduction of a new problem: proliferation of contexts within a chat room). Also, there's no way to re-assign a message to a context once you've sent it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's worth trying. However, Flowdock was acquired by Rally Software, which in turn was acquired by CA, so be warned that the software's very open, collaborative look-and-feel and delightful UI might change once CA sinks their claws into the company.

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

What started as a means for distributed team collaboration became a one-stop shop for all team news (build status, production deployments, claiming test clusters). There's also an efficiency gained when you're not forced to context-switch over and over just to follow a conversation in a chat room.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Eric P.</span>
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"Threaded conversations blow Slack out of the water"

What do you like best?

What the title says. Threaded conversations mean you don't have noise in your channel, or 10's of channels! Flowdock does team chat the way it's meant to be. Simple. Clean.

What do you dislike?

A "cool" thing is the integration with third-party services. That list hasn't really grown.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't fall into the Slack trap, Flowdock is great. This is the kind of software CA should be making!

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

Communication. Being response to each other. Hashing out issues.

CA Flowdock review by User in Computer Software
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"Pretty Solid Chat Application"

What do you like best?

The threading is awesome. It destroys the competition in this area which makes it easy to follow conversations while having a small amount of chat rooms (flows).

What do you dislike?

I strongly dislike that there is not a good search function or 'jump to date' function that allows to easily find past messages that you need to reference.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would email their support about the search function I mentioned. They marked it as in progress a couple years ago I believe. They are pretty focused on their blog - they need to get back to the product.

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

It allows a company with employees all over the country to keep in close contact and be on the same page.

CA Flowdock review by User in Computer Software
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"Fantastic thread management!"

What do you like best?

Flowdock is awesome at organizing the clutter of large multi-team communication. How they handle threads makes them stand above Slack.

What do you dislike?

What I can do in Slack that I can't in Flowdock: create adhoc discussions with a few people (it's 1:1 or formal groups only), copy/paste images/files (must be uploaded), no giphys :(

The thread organization is still worth it!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Flowdock is not as pretty or popular as Slack from some points of view, however if you have more than 10 people, Slack gets noisy, whereas Flowdock shines with threads.

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

Easy to maintain day to day and historical referencing of conversations with colleagues.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Kathy L.</span>
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"Great chatroom for easy work communication"

What do you like best?

Flowdock is the lifeline among all of our customer service reps. Since we are always with headphones waiting for calls, it's not easy to interrupt others or talk to them directly. Especially in times when we are live on the phone with users, we can 'tag' the whole team with a quick question and get an immediate reply. WAY better than email for quick communication, and the 'tagging' of certain people (or the whole team at once) allows it to run in the background for me to check intermittently, or pay attention right away when I am tagged. If I am not logged in to flowdock, I will receive emails about all communications in which I've been tagged, so I never miss anything important.

Conversations are organized into colored 'bubbles' so it's easy to follow threads of interest and pass on threads not pertinent to my job.

In addition, it allows fun emoticons, embedded GIFs, and photos! Fun, lighthearted feel of a chatroom with all the bells and whistles for a serious communication tool.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally, I will review older chat bubbles and flowdock will fail to load the conversation. Usually refreshing the page or closing out and retrying solves this problem. It's rare, but really my only {bug} report for this app.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely worth a try if you're considering a real-time chat feature for your workspace. For small groups, a trial version is available. Other similar apps may be more robust, but flowdock is perfect for our simple needs of quick communication within teams. I recommend setting up different "Groups" which appear in the left-hand side, as well. This divides your chats into certain members (dev team, customer service, leadership, etc) so you're only subscribed to chats you will need.

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

Fast, easy communication within our team. It's the main way we communicate! It prevents a backlog of emails and real-time interruptions.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Vinicius L.</span>
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"Useful tool for team collaboration, but could be better."

What do you like best?

It's a good tool for team communication and 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.

There is a possibility to integrate with external services such as e-mail (send messages to a flow inbox from your e-mail), twitter, github, confluence, jira, etc. Actually, there are a lot of options to integrate!

Single Sign-on is also available as an integration service.

Is possible to use a 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.

Flowdock is also 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.

What do you dislike?

Flowdock is a simple tool that delivers team chat and an inbox that integrate with external services. But its just that. If you are looking for some more robust tool, with more features and more personalizable, it may not be appropriated for you.

Other 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. Also 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.

I also missed an app for Windows Phone.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should try Flowdock using its free version for a small team and compare with others similar products such as Slack. 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.

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

Team collaboration, specifics communication and quick file sharing. To avoid a lot of calls during the day, a centralized platform divided in differents channels can be very helpful.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Brett G.</span>
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"Great way to collaborate and communicate"

What do you like best?

I like how easy and enjoyable it is to use. We use Flowdock constantly in the office to communicate with each other, ask questions, solve problems, and chat. It's nice having the group chat sections as well as a section for 1 to 1 messaging. I also like the inline GIF display.

What do you dislike?

Updates on my phone don't sync properly. Even if I answer/respond to notifications on the desktop or web app, the notifications stay on my phone til I open up the app and check them there. I also seem to have some trouble uploading pictures and files at times. I'm not really sure why it does this but I will usually have to close out of Flowdock entirely in order for it to work properly. Besides that there are really no usability issues when it comes to the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give Flowdock a shot, or at least a test run with a small team. There is a free option for teams of 5 or less, so trying it with a small group first is a great idea. However, consider options such as Hipchat or Slack. Slack has some more features and plug-ins that Flowdock does not, and along with it's beautiful interface, Flowdock has some serious competition.

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

Collaboration and communication. We're able to work together, form teams, reach out to people whether they're in the office that day or not, and more. It helps bring the office together more as one whole unit which is great.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Fun and simple chatroom "

What do you like best?

Great platform to communicate in a collaborative work environment. You can communicate in the bigger chatroom and tag specific people in comments or everyone but also do direct, private messaging. It also has the capability to make specific chatrooms just for certain teams or topics. You can also get email notifications when someone messages you and the app is wonderful for after work hour communication when you aren't looking at your email. Our company loves using the emojis and putting gifs into our daily chat and humor. It also has our twitter feed on the side of the chatroom which is awesome to see what the market is saying about us, without having to actually go to twitter.

What do you dislike?

They don't have video chat, not that it is a big problem but so many other similar products already have that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely good if you have a collaborative, small company. Quicker way to communicate across the company than email.

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

Our company uses it for both work and fun. Because we are a start-up, anything catastrophic can happen in a second so it's a great way to send the team updates about what is going on daily. We also use it to share funny things that happen in the office or things on the web and friendly banter. PR will send news articles about us for the team to see. Solves the problem that email has which is being bombarded with emails (some important and some not). Only information coming from our team is coming through which is great- still some important and some not though :)

People look at it more than email- especially our Dev team :)

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"The best in the biz"

What do you like best?

Flowdock is a very easy platform to collaborate with any teammate (whether serious or business-related). You can either access Flowdock through the web or you can download the app. Flowdock is also great for letting you know the minute that someone is attempting to reach you with mobile notifications and flyin notification on the mac/pc as well.

What do you dislike?

The notifications can get a bit annoying at time, but can be turned off easily, so I guess that is just my fault.

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

The benefits are the group chats that allow a whole team to collaborate and interact all on one platform. I am also solving the problem of having to get out of my chair and ask someone a question.

CA Flowdock review by User
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"Great messaging service"

What do you like best?

Ability to have group chats as well as one-on-one. Nice that is has an app, too. I work remote, so if I have to run an errand, I can still get notifications of messages sent.

What do you dislike?

It’s just messaging. Not a workflow or a collaborative space.

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

Communication is a big deal. A lot of our communication was either getting lost in email or becoming too involved via text messages. This gives us the ability to reach people immediately while they are working.

CA Flowdock review by Administrator in Internet
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"Great tool for those of us that hate e-mail"

What do you like best?

Flowdock is a great tool to keep up with what is going on in our company. We use seperate "flows" or rooms for different teams as well as a number of support flows. This allows us to see who is online and get immediate feedback. We use a room for the whole company which helps us keep up when exciting things are happening.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally I will miss messages on flowdock. I also can never seem to find anything when I search on their ios app. Most of the minor annoyances have gone away as I have gotten used to the tool and figured out the ways to get the most out of it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Flowdock is a fairly straightforward solution to a common problem. Every company I've worked for has struggled for ways to keep in touch with the entire company as well as departments. Instead of sending everything to email which I would promptly ignore, I get shorter instant messages and feedback from within flowdock.

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

We have better real-time communication across the entire company. It also allows us to quickly look back on previous conversations and pull the valuable information out that I will have forgotten minutes after receiving.

CA Flowdock review by User in Computer Software
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"Good for chat, but missing the cool factor of Slack"

What do you like best?

It is nice as a basic chat platform for teams in large companies since there is no limit like slack. Also since it is made from CA, it integrates with Rally.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the look and feel of the app. Also the amount of notifications shown from Rally are kindof annoying. Everything that changes in Rally gets shown in the side panel.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you don't use Rally I wouldn't recommend using this.

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

Flowdock helps our team communicate without message limits like Slack.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Rafał D.</span>
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"Simple communication tool"

What do you like best?

It does what it was designed to do. Simple and easy to use. No extra, unnecessary options.

I like searching for different types of data and the integration with other applications.

What do you dislike?

I could use a some sort of a whiteboard for drawing while chating.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Simple commucation tool.

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

just simple communication

CA Flowdock review by User in Computer Software
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"flowdock works great!"

What do you like best?

It has a web client, mac client and mobile versions. These make access really easy and notifications are synced between all locations so I can keep my place no matter where I am accessing the application.

What do you dislike?

The mac client is a bit slow and seems to have a memory leak somewhere. Emoji support is present, but its not very intuitive (requires a proceeding : for an emoji)

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's very similar to Slack so it's interesting overall to have a competitor in the space.

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

Allows our different groups to chat and communicate quickly and easily in a number of different "flows" (chat rooms). Also allows for 1:1 chat between specific users.

CA Flowdock review by User in E-Learning
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"CA Flowdock has something unique to it."

What do you like best?

Ask anyone, I have always been a lister, someone who charts out the week's/month's goals and objectives. Having a team can be difficult work, but with CA Flowdock, EVERYONE is able to stay on-track.

What do you dislike?

Everything has cons, and for me, surprisingly, the amount of available options/bullets within the program can at first be rather daunting--but over time you learn to appreciate all the added features.

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

Setting tasks and ensuring the team, as well as myself, sticks to it.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Wonderful tool to get answers quickly"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of Flowdock and how I can always get a response from my co-workers sooner where responses are more concise and direct. I like how you can make your own emojis and also copy/paste link threads to different flows.

What do you dislike?

I think the mobile version could be better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a wonderful alternative to old-school email

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

Communication between departments, ease of uploading documents, no need for e-mail, less worthless back and forth between co-workers, casual vibe

CA Flowdock review by User in Consumer Goods
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"This really makes it easier to communicate within my commpany. "

What do you like best?

This product makes it much easier to centralize a team's ideas and plans with the ability to share files and to categorize the files for your projects. The application allows you to tag things very similarly to Outlook which is very helpful.

What do you dislike?

I personally don't like that a third party is holding the data for this application. If this application had the ability to self-host then I would feel safer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you understand that you cannot self-host and you don't really know where that data will be hosted. May not be the best solution with a company that values security at a higher level.

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

We were experiencing collaboration issues that were solved when we started to use Flowdock. The application made it much easier to communicate ideas or collaborate on decision making if you are not in the same room.

CA Flowdock review by User in Public Relations and Communications
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"A good solution for small teams - when it works"

What do you like best?

It's super easy to track conversations within Flowdock, whether the communications are one to one or with a group of coworkers. Flowdock is also an inbox saver, as many communications that could happen within an email exchange are easily handled within the simple Flowdock interface.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really at this point. I'm only a few months into using Flowdock, and everything has been great thus far!

(Updated 7/28) Been experiencing more issues of late with pages timing out, Flowdock crashing entirely, etc. Has been very inconsistent of late.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not a bad real-time communications tool. Consider Flowdock for your needs; however, like everything else, make sure you consult your team before you start to communicate, as your coworkers might already have some best practices in place.

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

The biggest business problem I'm solving by using it is communication. In the past, I've used Google Chat, Skype, AIM - you name it, really - to communicate with my team, as I hate killing my coworkers' inboxes. Since the team I joined already uses Flowdock, I figured I would have to use it as well, and the benefits have been about the same.

CA Flowdock review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Internal Collaboration Tool"

What do you like best?

Being able to start or add to thread conversations with colleagues

Able to add files to chat

Help you catch up from where you last left

What do you dislike?

Chat client being connected to your email client like Google hangouts

No Web Conferencing

Recommendations to others considering the product

Perhaps better for developers/ engineers

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

Team collaboration on challenges/ internal sharing of information/ group chats

If using other tools such as Hangouts/ WhatsApp or Conference Solutions, I cannot see much difference

CA Flowdock review by <span>Lydia C.</span>
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"great tool!"

What do you like best?

Flowdock is very easy to use, very similar to texting. The interface is well-designed, and there are many features that allow you to customize it to your preferences (i.e., show when someone is typing, show link previews, etc.)

What do you dislike?

Sometimes when I try to customize something from the app, it takes me all the way to the website, where I have to log in again, and then do it from there.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Really great tool, much more efficient than emailing back and forth. Great for quick ideas, conversations, or to send (smaller) files.

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

Great communication tool, very useful for creating groups to chat in for different conversations. Even great for sending files for someone to review quickly rather than emailing them.

CA Flowdock review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Review about CA flowdock"

What do you like best?

The best advantage is Bug tracking system.Because the development team handles support, this type of lightweight bug handling is possible. Customer support is an important input when assessing the severity of bugs – important bugs will rear their head via support messages.

What do you dislike?

There is no specific disadvantage with CA flowdock but when compared with Slack , it is not very user friendly

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

Slack integrates with tools like Trello, GitHub, Dropbox, Mailchimp, and dozens of others, so you can have a centralized event feed of your project right alongside your chat. This is tremendously useful for keeping context with your discussions.But with Flowdock users cannot integrate with other tools.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Tim W.</span>
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"Easy communication in the work place"

What do you like best?

Flowdock overall just makes communication throughout the workplace easier. I work at a logistics company and we have to constantly be communicating back and forth and Flowdock makes this easier to do. Before Flowdock I would constantly have to make calls or physically go back into the warehouse and to the docks to see what has been sent out and what still needs to be sent out. Now the warehouse managers and other workers keep me updated quickly and easily by messaging me on Flowdock.

What do you dislike?

One thing I dislike about Flowdock is that if I miss a message I do not get a reminder. It sends you an email after awhile, but if I do not check my email I may miss an important message. This does not happen often especially since I constantly check it for new messages, but I think a reminder should pop up after a bit if you have not read a message. Other than that there is not much I dislike about Flowdock.

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

The benefits I have realized from Flowdock is that I can communicate with the entire company much easier.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Carissa B.</span>
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"Fine messaging tool"

What do you like best?

I like the threading of messages, the integrations

What do you dislike?

clunky, no search in personal chats, and that messages are deleted once an employee is gone (in personal chats)

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

integrations, eliminating internal email

CA Flowdock review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Great Internal Communication Platform"

What do you like best?

There's minimal shortcuts that are easy to learn. It's many API integrations are good. They could be better, but they suffice. I like the mobile platform. It's nice when sharing files whether with one : one conversations or group specific chats. The follow up email is also very nice.

What do you dislike?

The UI could get a face lift. I wish you could do groupings with hashtags like Slack.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Flowdock is an ok alternative to Slack. It serves our purpose well and is relatively simple to use.

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

It's our company's chat platform where everyone can reach one another. It is convenient when you need to indicate specific availability status' and communicate with an entire staff all at once.

CA Flowdock review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Flowdock Review"

What do you like best?

I like being able to tag people in posts to get their help when I need it

What do you dislike?

System goes down at times and it can be frustrating to get work done

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely worth a try!

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

When I post, other people are able to share their ideas as well. I end up getting feedback from people that weren't originally part of the conversation and it is extremely helpful.

CA Flowdock review by User in Aviation & Aerospace
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"Great for small business! "

What do you like best?

Chat history, read recipients, can see who is online and active. Also, can have private chats with certain members

What do you dislike?

File uploading process - no drag and drop option

Recommendations to others considering the product

No video chat available

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

We have resolved having a chat history where you can go back and look at what was discussed in past time. Very easy to use by allowing desktop notifications and read recepients.

CA Flowdock review by User in Computer Software
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"Team Collaboration At Its Finest"

What do you like best?

The best part about Flowdock is being able to manage multiple channels and have threads within each channel, making it easy to collaborate about a lot of different things at once.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the mobile app is a bit glitchy, it needs some improvement.

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

Team collaboration, integrating support with team messaging.

CA Flowdock review by User in Financial Services
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"Threads are my life"

What do you like best?

Threading is no joke; literally a time saver. It was easy to onboard new hires, and pretty self explanatory.

What do you dislike?

Downtime seemed to happen more often than I would have preferred.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Having used Hipchat, Slack, and Flowdock, I still prefer the threads of Flowdock over anything else, including Slack, which I love.

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

Public conversations with remote teams in ways that made sense - if we just had conversations with no order, it's too hard for someone to come back and understand what happened, but being able to click on a thread and easily view it (easier than Slack IMO), is key.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Don C.</span>
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"Don't need to move to slack."

What do you like best?

Flowdock did threading long before Slack and does it so much better. It has been unstable in the past, but is getting better as time goes on. They also followed up on a feature request I made 2 years ago around @mentioning groups. Impressive!

What do you dislike?

Since CA purchased the app, it felt like development stopped.

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

Business communication.

CA Flowdock review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Good solution for team of 10-30 members collaboration"

What do you like best?

Configurable email notifications, mobile app

What do you dislike?

They don't allow make audio/video calls unless integration w/ corresponding 3rd party tool is configured

Recommendations to others considering the product

You may base your selection on pricing. Basic features are pretty similar w/ other solutions like Slack.

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

We needed to keep team announcements at the single place.

We also needed them available across different devices so people can access them easily at any location.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Fun, Collaboration & Chat Tool"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to have both small group, one to one, and company wide conversations.

What do you dislike?

I wish the search were better, for example I will search for a subject of a conversation and see the exact message where it was referenced, but not see messages before or after. What I wanted was to see other's responses to a message I knew I had shared.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Think about conversation topics or groups you might want and start there first so you have less places to search if in need of referencing an old conversation.

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

It makes it faster to share and have conversations with co-workers while on the go or just from across the room.

CA Flowdock review by <span>Adrienne W.</span>
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"Collaboration Tools"

What do you like best?

Easy to implement and to use across teams. Currently using it for a team with less than 30 people so not sure how well it will work for larger groups.

What do you dislike?

It can be a bit distracting. Lots of channels and chatter throughout the day that can keep people and teams off task and/or lose focus.

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

Productivity. Trying to make communicating as easy as possible. Teams are collaborating within the channels but often times are not just getting up to walk over to talk.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Great product. Better than Slack."

What do you like best?

I love that you have conversation threads in each channel. It makes it easier for multiple conversations to be happening at the same time.

I also love that it allows you to send emails into each channel.

What do you dislike?

It goes down every now and then. I also wish you could better control which thread a forwarded email goes into.

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

We use it for internal company communication. I'll never go back to email.

CA Flowdock review by Administrator in Internet
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"Hits a sweet spot!"

What do you like best?

I use Flowdock mainly as a developer, to keep in touch with my product team.

The team inbox is perfect. I have the confidence with this tool to turn off my phone, my email, and any other chat. I know that I'll be notified if any thing serious happens, and I can stay in close touch with my team.

Integrations with other products that I use function really tightly; continuous integration, service outages, changes in GitHub, all show up right where I need to see them.

The web hooks feature is easy to hook into as well; it's great for setting up custom notifications directly from our production app.

The team behind it is awesome, I love reading their blog. The web page, OSX app, and iPhone app are all very nice.

What do you dislike?

Adding another communication medium that will not entirely replace your existing ones, means another place to go digging around for old messages. It takes some discipline to keep organized.

Their search can be convoluted. If you don't remember to tag things that are important to you, it can be frustrating to get it to show up in the feed again.

It is more expensive than some of the other offering. In my experience it's been worth the money.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Set up a few different flows to separate people by function, but not too fine grained. The advantage of being able to go back in time and see a discussion about an important feature is pretty valuable. You lose this advantage if people don't have their conversations in the open.

Be aware of Campfire, another good tool in this space. Flowdock is my favorite though.

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

Team collaboration. Documenting decision making. System health notifications.

CA Flowdock review by User in Computer Software
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"Flowdock is organized and useful"

What do you like best?

Organized in threads to make it easy to track conversations. Instant messages with large groups of people.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes people forget or don't know that they are supposed to use threads

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is useful for work

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

Easy to instantly notify large group of people

CA Flowdock review by User in Computer Software
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"Flowdock is the best chat for teams"

What do you like best?

Conversation threading is a major win over slack.

What do you dislike?

There does not exist the ability to create groups of users within a channel for more targeted tagging

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not as many existing integrations out there as slack but the threaded conversations is now a must-have for me

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

Enabling communication across our increasingly remote team. The threaded conversations help with multiple streams of communication

CA Flowdock review by User in Fund-Raising
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"Flowdock is one of the easiest ways to communicate with my coworkers"

What do you like best?

At the most base level, I really appreciate the ability to "ping" a coworker, rather than call their name from across the room. Having an easy way to track multiple conversations occurring at once is also very helpful.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that can sometimes create issues on Flowdock is really due to user error. If someone contributes to a conversation outside of a bubble, it may as well not have been said. Of course, that's not the sites fault, but it would be nice if there was some kind of friendly reminder to stick within the bubble.

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

Flowdock simply makes communication much easier.

CA Flowdock review by User in Computer Software
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"Good collaboration solution"

What do you like best?

The ability to thread conversations. It does so easily and without effort.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes searching is difficult, but I don't use it enough to be frustrated with it.

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

We need to collaborate in different ways (1:1, many:many, across departments), and Flowdock fulfills this.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Easy Way to Communicate"

What do you like best?

The "dock" as we call it, is a great way to keep the team communicating.

More preferable than email when you have a quick question or something multiple people may want to have input on.

A great feature is the ability to direct your comment at a specific user or everyone by using the @ sign. This alerts that person that they have a message specifically for them. This makes it easy to read other messages when you have time but respond to something directed at you right away.

The ability to add gifs and emojis can add some spice to the conversations.

The multiple channel and personal chat features allow you to communicate with the perfect audience without overburdening the whole team.

I also really like the color chat symbols so you can differentiate different conversations in the same chat.

What do you dislike?

The only downside is you can get lost in Flowdock if there are too many people; this is more of a time management thing. There are times when I need to ignore the conversations when I am "heads down". My suggestion would be just make sure your team utilizes the @ feature so everyone doesn't have to be constantly looking at it. The app is nice but freezes quite often which can be frustrating.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd definitely use this for any team. It's a great tool to share things so they don't get lost (vs. email) while keeping you focused (vs. gchat). The ability to segment chats by team and individuals allows you to communicate across the company with ease.

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

We are able to chat seamlessly with the whole team. This makes quick questions easy to ask and answer without having to go to email (especially when people are backed up with their emails).

CA Flowdock review by User in Hospitality
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"It just works"

What do you like best?

Integrates seamlessly with all office apps. Can be used in lieu of local storage. Tons of space

What do you dislike?

I’ve lost some files due to disconnects or app crashes related to saving direct to OneDrive

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

Offsite storage

CA Flowdock review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Great way to communicate with your team"

What do you like best?

I like that you can create groups. This makes it a great way to solve problems within a smaller group

What do you dislike?

I cannot think of anything that I dislike.

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

Seems to be a quicker response time than email.

CA Flowdock review by Administrator in Internet
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"Exceptional Team building and communication tool"

What do you like best?

There is not much I would change about this product. The ability to organize rooms and create threads makes this one of the easiest tools I have ever used for communications for my team and within the company.

What do you dislike?

Honestly not much there has yet been a time where I said " I wish this product did this"

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

Nearly all issues are talked about and resolved within flowdock to start the Q/A process and get it documented in github if it turns out being an issue.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Key to our Internal Collaboration"

What do you like best?

I like that I can seamlessly switch between group conversations and 1 to 1 conversations. Easy to tag coworkers on specific messages as well.

What do you dislike?

Once there have been a lot of messages, it's difficult to find a message from many days ago. It's frustrating that after I have read a message it still tells me that I have an unread message. It stays yellow even after I've read the message.

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

We are solving the problem of secure internal collaboration. Our organization feels safe sharing thoughts, projects, links, and other sensitive data in flowdock. The benefit we've realized is quick and secure communication across multiple company divisions.

CA Flowdock review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Great Messaging Tool"

What do you like best?

The personalized flows are great for creating private conversations amongst teams. The push notifications are also very handy.

What do you dislike?

There really is not a ton that I dislike, although it's been difficult trying to set up the app on my phone (I currently use the desktop version at work).

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

We can communicate clearly and instantly with as few or as many team members as we want.

CA Flowdock review by User in Aviation & Aerospace
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"Review about CA flowdock"

What do you like best?

It is the best collaboration tool professionally where We can coordinate easily with Colleagues,vendors,customers in a real time .There is also an option to save all the chats unlike Skype for Business

What do you dislike?

Basically CA Flowdock is not a content manageent tool unlike AEM .Its just a communication tool.The main drawback of both is archivability. They're great for answering questions. Less so for finding answers.

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

good as internal knowledge management platform.

CA Flowdock review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Good collaboration tool."

What do you like best?

Good for collaboration. Has many of the features that slack does, plus integrates with rally.

What do you dislike?

Missing some key features that slack has (I consider slack the standard in this type of tool).

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

Working in a 100% remote team, this makes collaboration much easier.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Great team collaboration tool"

What do you like best?

There are several things I like about flowdock:

1. Create/participate in multiple "flows". For example, I can narrow the scope of my activities to the development flow without interrupting the marketing flow.

2. Keyboard shortcuts for various commonly used actions.

3. Great support for various mobile and desktop platforms.

4. Tag important conversations and search by them later on.

5. Subscribe to multiple 3rd party APIs to receive real-time notifications such as Twitter, Heroku, etc.

6. Comprehensive developer API to publish messages and notifications.

7. I notice new features and improvements to the product on a regular basis.

What do you dislike?

There has not been much to dislike so far. Any time I have noticed a bug, it's been resolved quickly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You may not realize what your team is missing if you haven't used a tool like Flowdock before. Take some time to read about all the different features that are provided out of the box to maximize your productivity.

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

Flowdock is a wonderful tool that aggregates all your team's activity and makes social collaboration fun and easy.

CA Flowdock review by User in Restaurants
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"Great IM App"

What do you like best?

The instant notification when someone messages

What do you dislike?

Lagging at times otherwise great application.

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

Great For sending messages on the go when away from office

CA Flowdock review by User in Music
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"Simple and fun Messenger"

What do you like best?

I really appreciate that it defaults to saving your messages when you close a chat window.

What do you dislike?

The program can be a little laggy not always sending messages instantly but it just takes a few more seconds.

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

We're able to have multiple group conversations for different teams and committees and it sends you an email if you are not getting your messages right away on flowdock.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Absolutely not better than MS Teams or Slack"

What do you like best?

It is competitively priced, has a lot of the features that Slack has.

What do you dislike?

Very clunky. Often slow. There are times when you are not receiving messages and do not know until you restart the app and realize you have a million unread waiting for you.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try MS Teams or Slack first.

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

It works well for communications across teams or geographic distances.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Gets the job done, easy to use"

What do you like best?

Flowdock is great for keeping in touch with the team and adding screen shots and other images is easily done by simply dragging and dropping. Also being able to add social streams on the side is great for keeping up with our company's feed as well as our competitors.

What do you dislike?

Haven't found too many dislikes so far in my time using it. There were a couple times when adding screen shots didn't work but it hasn't been a consistent issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it. I've only used a couple internal collaboration tools but Flowdock is by far the easiest to use.

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

Communicating internally with the team and keeping everyone in touch and on the same time.

CA Flowdock review by User in Computer Software
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"Flowdock"

What do you like best?

Like the flows and the ability to keep conversations in a unique grouping.

What do you dislike?

It is not very clear how to denote one flow versus another. Slack has a better way of displaying. Need better do not disturb options. Need a way to send a message to just a couple people at a time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to look at slack and see which suits you better.

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

Company communication.

CA Flowdock review by User in Computer Networking
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"OK for what it is meant for"

What do you like best?

You can comment on individual messages unlike in Slack.

What do you dislike?

The whole system is like being a part of multiple mass email threads.

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

Trying to avoid using email. We do not really send any emails.

CA Flowdock review by User in Information Services
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"Flowdock Review"

What do you like best?

The team collaboration, email integration and chat

What do you dislike?

No dislikes to report at this stage at all

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

working with team all across the world

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Keeps our teams connected"

What do you like best?

Having group chats as well as individual conversations all in one place is very convenient. We can create new groups as needed and everyone can stay up to speed on the projects and items they care about.

What do you dislike?

There's no search function in 1-to-1 chats, which makes it hard to find something from a prior conversation. Also the sync between the desktop and mobile apps isn't great - messages that I read on my desktop don't show up as read on the mobile app.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's easy to get up and running and add new groups and feeds as your team grows and changes.

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

Whether it's the whole team weighing in on something or a conversation between two people, it's a simple, straightforward way to chat in real time.

CA Flowdock review by Internal Consultant
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"Excellent work tool"

What do you like best?

I like that you can create groups.Easy to tag coworkers on specific messages

What do you dislike?

It is more expensive than some of the other offering. In my experience it's been worth the money.

It is nearly impossible to get it setup to not pester you constantly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

nothing

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

It makes it faster to share and have conversations with co-workers

CA Flowdock review by <span>Danielle W.</span>
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"It's awesome!!!"

What do you like best?

I love everything about this software. It totally helps me.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing I dislike about it so ....

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

None

CA Flowdock review by User in Higher Education
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"Great for team communication"

What do you like best?

Flowdock is an ideal solution for small teams. I now use it for all 1 to 1 communication (over gchat) and our team uses it for most casual conversation throughout the day. It reduces some internal email and at the same time, allows the entire team to stay up to date.

The layout is minimalist but contains everything you need - we use it to monitor twitter (our company, competitors, and key terms) on the left side and then have a conversation stream on the right.

What do you dislike?

The notifications settings on the Android app. I find the push notifications really useful - but there is no lag time. If I'm at my computer and get a message, I'll get pinged immediately on my phone as well as my computer. Ideally, you would be able to set a lag time of a few minutes so if you don't respond to the message right away, then you get a ping on your phone.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Set up a full company flow and then team flows (development, marketing, sales)

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

Better internal group communication.

CA Flowdock review by User in Religious Institutions
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"Flowdock Review"

What do you like best?

I love the ease of being able to contact my colleagues while working.

What do you dislike?

Lately it has been freezing more often and has been harder to refresh.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely recommend using CA Flowdock. It is great for office use.

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

I use it to talk with my colleagues about questions I receive while working in Customer Support

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"FD Experience"

What do you like best?

Allows me to use web-browser, external application, and mobile. Push notifications to mobile work well.

What do you dislike?

I'd like to be able to pin the 1:1 conversations and have the option of new conversations showing at the top of the queue - disabled.

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

Allows for premium visibility and accountability as well as easily contributes to collaboration.

CA Flowdock review by User in Construction
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"Flowing"

What do you like best?

Easy to configure for usage, easy to intetegrate with email, great tool for collaboration amongst peers

What do you dislike?

It is being surpassed by competition like Slack . It needs to up its ante to stay with the compettiton.

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

Benefits realized Include bridging communication gap between office and field workers.

CA Flowdock review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"It was GREAT!"

What do you like best?

I like that my coworkers and I could all interact with one another with ease.

What do you dislike?

Nothing at all. Everything we needed was offered.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would say to go ahead with it because it was amazing.

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

CA Flowdock helped with our communication. I've realized that we needed this all along.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Flowdock is great!"

What do you like best?

I really like how Flowdock keeps communication between myself and my team super simple and easy. Flowdock allows me to effortlessly jump back and forth between my 1 to 1 conversations and my larger team conversation. Also, it's great that you can tag important conversations and save them so you can revisit them.

What do you dislike?

I have no complaints with Flowdock so far. Whenever I notice a bug or problem it feels like its resolved almost immediately.

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

Flowdock is an excellent tool for solve communication issues within an organizations. Since starting to use Flowdock I have been able to increase my communication with my team and as a result were are working more effectively and accomplishing more on a day-to-day basis.

CA Flowdock review by User in Entertainment
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"Flowdock is my favorite"

What do you like best?

It is always very interactive with all teams and is easy to use for individual and group chats. It is also great when we connect our zendesk support to it.

What do you dislike?

I wish the app on mobile was more reliable.

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

We are solving a lot of disconnection between departments.

CA Flowdock review by User
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"Flowdock Streamlines My Communication"

What do you like best?

Flowdock is an easy way to communicate with my colleagues. Whether it be to get a company-wide message across or simply privately message a specific individual without having to make multiple emails.

What do you dislike?

No immediate cons pop out at me as I'm somewhat of a light user.

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

As stated previously, it helps when I need to get a headcount of co-workers for lunch. It also lets us post important company news in an easy manner, and respond accordingly.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Great messaging tool"

What do you like best?

Flowdock makes it really simple to IM specific coworkers or to have group forums and to share files and images.

Also it is very simple to manage conversations and keep track of specific topics.

What do you dislike?

Settings for notifications are not very great. It is nearly impossible to get it setup to not pester you constantly.

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

We needed a way to connect our team since we have people who work from home regularly. It has made it very simple to share and connect with everyone that we need to.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"I feel Empty Without "The Flow""

What do you like best?

This is a great collaboration tool and my favorite features include:

Tagging

Notification Features

Mobile App

Drag and Drop Uploads

Live twitter feed

one on one chat

What do you dislike?

The only complaints I have for Flowdock are:

Mobile notifications don't update or disappear on my phone if I have checked the flow from my computer.

Mobile notifications have significant delays

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

Collaboration for our team of 20.

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Neat Chat Box and then some"

What do you like best?

It's neat to integrate various social media sources into one place, pulling in Twitter, Trello, etc., internal and external collaboration all in one place. Tagging messages is a fun feature.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike, but really works best working with other applications. It's really just a chat box by itself.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out all integratable software--see if you're using it already or would be willing to start. It's most useful for bringing together all the workload help together.

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

Staying connected with team members in the same room and across the country.

CA Flowdock review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Easy tool for communication"

What do you like best?

Flowdock makes it very easy to set up conversations or "flows" between individuals or groups within a company. I like that you're able to easily share images or documents directly, and that flows are searchable.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the email and text notifications can be excessive when you've had a missed message. Otherwise it works really well for us.

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

We use Flowdock to facilitate communication within our office and to keep in touch with anyone working remotely.

CA Flowdock review by Consultant in Marketing and Advertising
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"All on the Same Page"

What do you like best?

Pricing and Plans. It is easy and convenient and works well for our needs.

What do you dislike?

It can run a little slow and it can be hard to get everyone together.

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

Workflow management

CA Flowdock review by User in Internet
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"Great tool for teams to communicate"

What do you like best?

I like that you can talk in chats or 1-1 with co workers.

What do you dislike?

That images don't appear right away and notify you as links.

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

Teamwork

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