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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TJ from Settlers Hospitality Group
Specialty: Restaurants/hospitality
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Seems to work, nothing really new or unique

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Does give you updates/statuses so you don't miss anything. Very easy to use, phone based app, no issues so far

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No real difference then a group text, minus the app notifications. Sometimes can be slow to update, or updates that are meaningless.

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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.

Pros

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.

Pros

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

Cons

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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Keryna from Arizona Desert Dermatology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Dermatology Office

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We have not had any problems whatsoever with Flock. Never needed to call support and all the office staff love it. Very user friendly

Pros

We can use video chat or phone group conference.

Cons

We can't pick our own giphys! We have a fun office and seeing that we can't pick our own is a bummer, but we still use them!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tarun from Galactus Funware Technology Private Limited
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

All in One Solution

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Satisfied over all

Pros

Integration with all popular platform like Jira, Google

Cons

Flock slows down when accessing additional features like notes

Review Source: Capterra
 

Harold from wearenovae
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

VERY GOOD COMMUNICATION TOOL

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It has helped me to be more effective in communication with my work group, it is a simple and easy to use tool, it is very helpful

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At the moment we have not had any kind of problem with this tool we are happy to use it

Review Source: Capterra
 

Roberto from Systel Communications, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great asset to our office!

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We are able to communicate from one office to another easier and quicker. Can share files with a company even outside our network. Add notes for everyone to remember on to do list.

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It is so efficient, works quick no hickups. Sharing files is super easy. Adding notes and creating different groups is also great!

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Would like to see a note to add a certain project and we can see exactly who has been adding or editing it.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

hipchat to flock migration

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Flock has a super price performance.
You can cover various possibilities.
The integration of different services like To-Do List, JIRA, Reminder. work flawlessly.

Cons

The GUI is a bit overloaded and cannot be changed much.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Benjamin from Skillshare International Botswana
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

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Communication in our organization have been made easy through Flock. It has decreased our communication cost and increased collaboration in our entire organization.

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The way we easily install this software and our team started to collaborate very fast.

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We have enjoyed all the feature of this software.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kennon from Sound united
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

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Flock makes it easy to chat with a group of people anywhere. It integrates into Google Chrome so its always on.

Cons

The chime noise can get annoying, but you can turn it off.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Sound United
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great Chat Service

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good chat service. pretty simple to use and straight forward

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no complaints about the system and using it

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carsten from GovSpend
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

The best Slack alternative, and I prefer it over Slack

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Exceptional. While I'm not a huge believer in the importance of these chat products vs. those of the past, of the ones in the market today, Flock is my preferred chat tool. I've used Slack, Flock, Glip, and others. This one is easy to use, adds more features than Slack, and is far more stable and quality than Glip.

Pros

I never understood the hype around Slack. Marketed as an "e-mail killer," we all know that's true. There are still so many things it cannot do that email can do. Not to mention, it's just another internal chat tool. In fact, the only core differences between Slack and your typical enterprise grade chat client are silly emojis and power user abilities that 99% of your employees don't know how to use, and won't use. Flock, while generally speaking works the same way, at least adds some productivity concepts in the app. For example, in different channels and private chats, I can have working to-do lists with assignments and due dates. I can pin documents and files in a conversation or channel that are relevant to the conversation. Also, for some reason, things just feel cleaner in Flock. My entire team was confused why we switched at first, but those types of features were my reasons. And now they love it, no going back.

Cons

Not as many integrations as Slack. But not a deal breaker. Almost all the tools we use integrate.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Natalia from Berlitz Corporation
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Flock very good tool

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An excellent tool for business communication, my work team and I enjoy and make the most of the best alternative.

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It has served to give more efficiency to the communication with my work team

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

A strong competitor for the likes of Slack

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Flock has successfully replaced the likes of Slack and Skype at my organisation. There are still a few bugs here, a few features there that need to be sorted out, but it's stable enough for daily use.

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I love the integrations and apps it offers, and the price at which it does that.

Cons

Flock tries to be a tad too annoying with its notifications.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nikolai from DEKRA Certification GmbH
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Very Good

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I'd really suggest this app to companies.
I'd even would suggest it for privat use if you could strip it down a bit in example for student usage or something like that

Pros

pretty easy to use
some nice features like to-dos and filesharing
the app for android is quite nice

Cons

Open chats seem a little bit unorganized though i wouldn't know how to improve it
Videochat opens a browser instead of using flock itself wich can cause some problems

Review Source: Capterra
 

Priya from Action on Hearing Loss
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Quick like Whatsapp

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I use it at work with my colleagues to keep in touch with what we are working on. Its easier than sending an email, and sharing documents is easier

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Really easy to use, great for work and sharing documents easily

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Has a tendency of crashing and needs more gifs

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joseph from Greensentries
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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Good wnough

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its simple and opens quickly and has some cool add ons.

Cons

the interface isn't that great..I mean the color of the UI..we dont have a dark theme..something like slack has.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Priyanka from Individual Practice
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Good tool for communication

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overall good

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1) Good group forming features 2) excellent sticker variety

Cons

1) Audio and video calling features need to be enhanced

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Good Team messaging App......

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Very good application for messaging to all my team members!!!

Pros

If you are looking for team messaging applications targeted towards groups of people working in a similar project, Flock gives you a good choice, not-so-costly option and flexibility for messaging. It has a free plan that gives 10 GB free space for your entire team and also a PRO plan that boasts of enhanced administrator controls with 10 GB storage per licensed user. Flock also has the ability to integrate with various apps and services. You just have to create a login and Voila!! be ready to use the infinite power of messaging......

Cons

There are other powerful options in messaging like Slack, HipChat and Twist and the pricing varies. So, you might want to review what you exactly want based on users who are going to use this application before you actually purchase this software.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Steve from RC
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

A Great Team Collaboration Tool

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It is great for team collaboration if you have teams cross multi sites

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Very good design, easy to use, and provide lots of very useful features, especially the video conference which is very good for my team.

Cons

The VoIP phone call quality is not good enough, it has echos sometimes.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ian from Cartoon Mango
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

An Excellent Team Communications and Utility Tool

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Flock has quickly become a single hub for a lot of my daily work.

Pros

Prior to using Flock, our team was on slack which handled communications well. But what Flock brought to the table was more. In addition to the features that Slack has, Flock also has a calendar app, note taking app (which works with individuals, channels and myself, a feature which I really like), tasks app, drive app which I felt adds a lot of value to the product, and makes it a central hub for a lot of my daily activities. They have also recently added a feature that enables you to have repeated processes setup, bringing in automation into the platform. I think they're doing really well in the space that are in and hope they continue to keep innovating while keeping their users in mind.

Cons

They don't have enough integrations (like Invision). They also don't seem to have an easy way to export all data (Slack has this).
A dark theme for Flock would be great.

Review Source: Capterra
 

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

September 2018

September 2018

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It solved a lot issues related to internal office communication and the speed of software makes its a way better product in comparison to other products in same category. It also has Emojis, so, yeah, this is another awesome feature.

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The most useful and important feature of Flock is its speed and ease of usage. The features such as group creation, setting reminders, profile info are very helpful and strategically places to offer the best working of this communicator software.

Cons

The very frequent and mandatory updates sometimes create lag in the software.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Debjit from ALpana Web Solutions
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2018

September 2018

One of the simple and easy collaboration tool for my team.

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I love the Idea of on-screen tutorials which is annoying first but collapsible later. Participance can now show their screen so no more blind guesses and solves problems quicker then ever.No more email for the customer. Now customer confusions participant directly to participants development process and share their thoughts when I progrrame their software. collaboration makes my work breez.

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You can simply do all your team management in one place. here are some of the things I like the most of this service.
Share screen with participents, on a video call. Share docs(also supports google docs) , ask for a pool , add code snippets . this make my life simper.No more long and time consuming email conversions. You just do all live chat and no more confutions. You can add many popular software to your flock account. I think it is an simple colaboration tool which makes my freelance life easyer.
I love myspace for quick private note taking facility, which helps me Evaluate/Modify my work for later.

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When I set it up for the first time it took 2 onscreen demos how to use it, I was annoying at first but with time this onscreen tutorial helps me find options else hiden.I would love to see a collapciable left bar(Cant find till now.)

Review Source: Capterra