Flock Software


 

Flock is a cloud-based tool that facilitates team communication. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes across a variety of industries and offers video and audio calling, screen sharing, text chat, integration with other business applications and more.

Flock’s collaboration tools include tagging colleagues in comments and to-do lists, uploading documents, images and videos, setting reminders and due dates, email alerts and more. Users can create projects, tasks and teams, set up email reminders and search for specific comments or files.

Video and audio calls can be scheduled and carried out within the app, and the screen sharing tool allows users to show colleagues what they are working on in real time. Polls, code snippet sharing and group discussions are available, and Flock integrates with other apps such as Trello, Github, Google Drive and Asana.

Support is provided through an online portal. Pricing is per user per month.

 

Flock - Leave comments
 
  • Flock - Leave comments
    Leave comments
  • Flock - Create a channel
    Create a channel
  • Flock - Video chat
    Video chat
  • Flock - Upload files
    Upload files
  • Flock - Create to-dos
    Create to-dos
  • Flock - Email alerts
    Email alerts
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Louis from LionRT
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Our team has migrated to FLOCK for ease of use and for feature set capabilities which allow us to manage tasking and team communication as well as video conferencing most effectively

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In the final analysis , we believe Flock is a winner and we will be using Flock as our primary collaborative team communication tool for our office team tasking assignment, as well as for video chat . Our office wanted a shared communication tool which on balance was designed with team work in mind. Considering the user interface which allows for common communication as well as closed conversation threads between managers, the rather convenient presence of one touch button control for screen sharing as well as conference call entrance, Flock will be our go communication tool for intra office now. We would say the only real negatives though not plentiful were tied to the inability to control notifications coming from conversations. This can create a log jam. We also experienced some difficulty with file searching or keeping files private to one user. Our recommendation is to emphasize the team orientated communication tools offered by Flock as the primary orientation for usage and to use its rather robust application integration capabilities to supplement weaknesses in the usage of the program. We use Trello quite easily with Flock for instance. Give Flock a try as we believe it can help.

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Seamless and extremely easy to use interface has many advantages including wide and extremely robust application support including Trello, social network apps and many more. We are able to manage team conversation which can be common or specific to users in the group, employ instant screen sharing , and one button touch for video call and chat participation. Overall Flock has proven extremely user friendly and convenient. At this time, pro model and feature upgrade is only a month.

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Less ability at this time to control notifications from shared conversations as well as a non available capability to keep shared files private to 1 user.

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Stephanie from JMH Premium
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

I use Flock as an instant messenger in my office to speak to a couple employees without having to go to their office

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I would recommend small companies to use Flock if they don't have an instant message system set up. It sure saves time when you need an answer on something and can just message through Flock instead of waiting for the other employee to be available. It also saves time so I don't have to walk to another employee's office that isn't close to mine. Especially if their door is closed and you just have to go back.

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Flock makes it easy to use and notifies you when you have a new message. It is an amazing IM program

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They send a lot of messages to you to get others to sign up. This adds to your emails that just have to be deleted. If I wanted to add other people, I would do it.

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Kathryn from Karstaway
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Easy, simple and effective

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It is simple and easy to use. It was useful across different departments and allowed the team to improve their productivity.

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The only major complaint we had were the notifications, they are too frequent and do get annoying.

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Matt from Mara Technologies, Inc.

July 2018

July 2018

Go ahead and flock to this app!

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Comprehensive interface, with lots of useful features available even to free users. The To-Do and Notes section is very useful for teams.

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App settings aren't synced by account, which means when you originally sign in through the browser, and start pinning conversations, you're going to have to do it all over again if you install the desktop app.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brian from GSC

July 2018

July 2018

Necessity for Small Enteprises

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No invitation limits and many features that are used daily are for free. For eg. colleagues able to share files with each other and also to delegate tasks to each other. Reminders can also be set.

Cons

Takes some time to get used to the software as there is no manual or tutorial. Unlike other business chat tools, Flock takes a little to get used to due to its extensive features.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

Free communication tool for small business

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Plug and play with many features available for free. Able to share documents with team members on Flock and able to pin important messages to the top of the chat. All in all, a great tool for communication

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A little difficult to fully grasp how to navigate the software initially due to the many features available. However, after a little while of usage it becomes an indispensable communication tool

Review Source: Capterra
 

Victor from Mara Technologies Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Very intuitive user friendly interface

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Ability to quickly make team chats. Ability to easily set up conference bridges with dial in numbers is a big selling point.

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Lack of integration with Microsoft suite. Cannot collaborate easily on documents with team members.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mark from KD Events Productions
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Flock is very easy to use. This app has been helping us grow as a company for the past 3 years.

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It helped my company to grow by allowing us to communicate easily.

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I like it's very user-friendly interface. The app is very straightforward when it comes to its features.

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What I like least about this app is that the admins cannot change the team members' information. Having to change the members' details will requires complicated steps. I hope we can give more power to the admins.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cordelia from vrTech Trade
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Overcome all the bugs and errors

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For me the best thing in this software is the way of dealing with all the issues, because you do not just get a list of them and need to figure out what are all of them, but you can divide them into the different parts to simplify understanding them in prospect for those who are going to solve them. Nevertheless, of all greatness of the bug-tracking system, it is also well-planned collaboration program which allows your colleagues cooperate the most convenient and fast way!

Cons

When you are trying to find any information that you need about bugs which were solved before you have excellent filters so that is not so hard, however, the way you see this information about these errors contains isn’t sufficient information, so I think it must be changed.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Shradha from Work Better Training
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

1. Interface is extremely user friendly. 2. Proactive updates from the Flock team on down time.

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1. Easily connect to internal stakeholders.
2. Communication is smooth

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Easy to use. Easily connected to internal stakeholders at work.
It's very user friendly. Can be accessed on laptop and phone both.

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Flock is down sometimes but I understand that there are days like that. You guys have been extremely proactive in updating us abt the same hence no complaints!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alden from Stampede Solution
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Awesome in overall !

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Easier communication

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Ease of use and communicate with others.
I am able to create channel/groups to communicate to specific teams.
It also allows integration with bots to set reminders. These are useful features.

Cons

It updates the conversations slow when using on my phone.
The @all function is a bit irritating. I would recommend to change it to other color contrast with @me, so that it can be differentiate easier.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Shaumit from ConsultAdd Inc

June 2018

June 2018

It is a reasonably good platform to communicate with team. It is extremely fast and useful to use.

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I really love to use flock as it is best place to explore new features.
Its far better than Slack as if I wanted to find some pervious data, I can easily go for search option and tailor it out..
I really love the TO-DO feature that helps me to follow up with people for various things.
I love the pinned chats feature, which helps me to notify important things to important people and get connect with them without a delay.
I also like notes feature, which help me to write the important points during meeting.
Its best use is to share the file without delay and saves me time and email.
Also, when I am busy, I can update my status without any delay.

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I would like to inform that there is no con for using flock, however, if some changes, that I have suggested, could be made then it would be more user-friendly.
1. I would suggest flock team to work on reactions of a particular message. For example, on a particular channel, I would like to say something funny or express my gratitude, if some one from the team likes my message, I would suggest few more emojis to be added to make it more happier to use it.
2. I would like to explore new features like, if possible to add, dictionary or recordings of audio.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sabareesh from PIT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Flock helped us to communicates between our team alot. I'm using this for last few years.

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Team communication is improved alot.

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Flock helped us to communicates between our team alot. I'm using this for last few years and its features are improving day by day. Earlier we used it within in a team of around 250+ members are using it.Good Job team.

Cons

I feel that they need to improve the user interface. Current interface is looks good but need to add more features and make it as a colorful one.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sheshank from The Neon Tree

June 2018

June 2018

Experience using Flock is very superb and must faster to get in touch with my team mates.

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Interesting part of Flock which I like is sharing of Media files which is making my work more faster.

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Difficult to figure out. All features are awesome. The search functionality should be implemented for chats. Would be easier to search for historical data.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Logesh from INFOZUB
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

The best communication app for work!

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Excellent application to use on all devices and communicate with team effectively.

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It helps making communication easier & more reliable between teams, especially teams who are working remotely.

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Screen sharing and video calling features can be included within the app (rather than using an external link).

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Slack & Trello combined, with ability to share documents and peg tasks.

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Feature packed, from sharing documents to assigning tasks to team members. Suitable for small office use to larger companies. Like that most features that will be used, are free from the onset. Mobile app also very helpful when team members are out of office.

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So far so good, nothing that I have to complain about thus far. One thing to note is microsoft edge might not be fully compatible, icons are missing/appear blank, but that might be due to microsoft edge issue, not Flock.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joan from Shumway Van

June 2018

June 2018

Good communication system for the work place.

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The phone app is easy to use and incorporate when I am out of the office. I also like that is automatically starts with my computer that way I am not missing anything.

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Sometimes it ran slow and I missed a few messages because of it. I also didn't like how it emailed me often about random offers. Other than that it was good.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rayyan Rashid from The Fatsmeagol Collective
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

It has been phenomenal! When we switched over to Flock from Slack, our team productivity increased,

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To-Dos, Live communication, integration with Google Drive. Ability to pin items. App version works like a charm.

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Better way to notify those who are tagged in chats. Calendar integrations and day planning potential.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Flock is an indispensable tool for my firm

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Much better team collaboration and time management

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Cross-platform operation, integrations with other apps/software, ease of use and overall speediness of the app

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The desktop app could use some optimizations, as sometimes it's slow to retrieve search results. Also integration with Outlook would be a game changer.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mayur from Aranca
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

June 2018

June 2018

The experience so far has been amazing with various features easing our improving our communication

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useful in day to day communication in an efficient manner.

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Flock has been the key communication tool across our company. Various features such as groups, pins and reminders etc. have been very instrumental to handle our daily tasks efficiently. I look forward to many such exciting features ahead. Thank you !

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To check the current team of the person or to club all people in single team together. Video calling feature can be improved.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sudesh Agrawal from GeeksPerHour.com

June 2018

June 2018

Extremely easy to use, we are using it for our entire GeeksPerHour team

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Easily able to manage my team remotely.

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We love the user interface. It is extremely easy to use. The another thing I loved about flock is that we experienced zero bugs in our use so far!

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So far nothing, however, I requested a feature from the flock team and it is still pending approval from their technical team. If the feature is implemented I would be very happy!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mania from Modern Horrors

June 2018

June 2018

Flock is a great tool for communication for a big team.

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If you are familiar with Google Hangouts then the interface for this program will look very familiar on the mobile app. For basic functions such as communicating with a team or an individual team member, this app is nearly flawless. However, the app offers more such as polls and sending files. You can have different categories of discussion which makes the app organized.

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The main issue I had with the app was sometimes it failed to notify me of new messages. Also, although the app offers many different features they are a bit difficult to use. For example, for making a poll I had to look around on Google how to do so because I couldn't figure it out on my own, and I consider myself a tech-savvy person.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brittany from VanHo Law

June 2018

June 2018

Overall has improved our efficieny

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I like how it gave us a free option for inter-office communication. It allows us to easily share documents between team members as well as send quick chats when someone is in office meetings or have the door closed.

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I honestly do not have a single bad thing to say about this software. It is completely amazing and has made our work day production significantly easier.

Review Source: Capterra