The technology-driven world has built the current era of convenience by giving simple solutions to complex problems. It has brought many super flexible and diverse forms of applications to integrate displaced things or people on a unified platform to make things happen better. Having said that, I suggest you try to improve the work quality and increase productivity at your workplace by adopting smart solutions.
Make conversations real-time and dynamic with the help of instant messaging applications, instead of static and long threaded confusing emails!
Don’t just let your productive morning hours go in checking and replying those lengthy transactional emails. instead, switch to simple and easy to use team collaboration applications like Slack or Flock for the swift understanding of your work and their updates.
The blog article of PGi says emails don’t provide collaboration features to co-ordinate work.
Though there are so many chat applications out there, now team conversations are more seamless and organized with Troop Messenger. We had performed a various in-depth analysis of our competitor’s tools to give you better insights into their pros and cons with our previous comparison blogs of Slack Alternatives, Ryver vs slack, Microsoft Teams vs slack. However, this time we made our best efforts to make you know the highs and lows of two rivals: the most popular Flock and Slack.
Flock, a simple team messaging software, founded by a tech entrepreneur Bhavin Turakhia in the year 2014 has a notable client list from across the globe including; MERU, Policy bazaar, Crisil, Avendus, Ricoh, Gini & Jony, McDonald’s, Sodexo, etc, Flock is available across all devices, so you will never miss a thing.
On the other side, the initial release of Slack happened in the year 2013, by its founder Stewart Butterfield and now the non-engineers built application has reached the top of silicon valley with its stock market debut of $20bn.
However, this time we made our best efforts to make you know the highs and lows of two rivals: the most popular Flock and Slack.
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Flock says, it is faster, slicker and way richer from Slack for its communication and collaboration across teams. With its simplest communication, the users and teams of the application can push the boundaries of team productivity to the next level.
Besides the above-explained features, you can start an audio conference for a clear understanding of your work updates. Going further, you can start or join a video conference to have a face-to-face conversation to exchange great ideas and opinions.
Our Verdict: Flock loads faster than Slack. As far as the audio/video conferencing is concerned, Flock allows it to have for individual participants and channels in its free plan. Whereas, Slack only allow the calling facility with single users, but not in channels in its free plan.
Communication across Slack takes place through direct messages, channels, and threads.
Besides, the user will not be able to share their desktop screen during a video call in its free plan. On the contrary, you can find Troop Messenger allowing users to share their screens for free while they are using video call.
Flock loads faster than Slack. As far as the audio/video conferencing is concerned, Flock allows it to have for individual participants and channels in its free plan. Whereas, Slack only allow the calling facility with single users, but not in channels in its free plan.
Flock allows you to stop receiving the notifications by enabling the, “Do not disturb” notification preference. You can keep it active for 1 hour, 8 hours, 12 hours, or until you resume it.
Then another set of notification preferences what you can enable/disable would be;
user online notifications,
video call ringer and
Slack never allow you to miss out any important information to keep you upgraded and updated through its notifications.
Flock has made simple plans for everyone! Being a freemium pricing model application, it has come with plans of Free for small teams, Pro plan for mid-size teams and companies. Enterprise for large enterprises and organizations.
Let’s have a quick look as, what all facilities does Flock allow in its three pricing variants;
Slack as a freemium application has pricing plans to accommodate everyone’s need. It offers limited numbers of features for free for an unlimited amount of time. To Experience the full-level feature stack, one needs to opt for paid plans. Slack comes with three different pricing plans of Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid with features segregated according to each.
Taking a closer look at each plan;
Slack supports more number of integrations then Flock.
The search functionality of Flock allows the user to search messages from, “Anyone” and “All Conversations” posted in across the tool. Flock users can also search for other team members and channels to start conversations.
Search messages, files, and messages from Slack’s search functionality. Simplify your file search from the search facility of your files and all files. Also, search by name or category to choose your favorite apps while integrating them.
The search functionality looks to be more well-designed in Slack.
Flock’s storage differs according to its pricing plans. The freemium application provides the file storage of 10 GB/team in its free plan. 100 MB is the maximum file storage allowed here in Flock.
The file storage that is accommodated for Pro plan and Enterprise includes; 10GB/per team member and 20 GB/per team member respectively.
Share your presentations, text files, code snippets across direct messages and channels with, ‘Attach’ from the message editor. As far as the cloud storage is concerned, Google Drive is integrated within the Flock for easy access to file sharing and retrieval from the cloud.