CA Technologies

CA Flowdock


3.5 / 5
12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

For teams of all sizes.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $3.00/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • CA Technologies
  • www.ca.com
  • United States

About CA Flowdock

Communication tool that connects teammates through remote chat that can be sorted according to topics, locations and timezones.


CA Flowdock Features

  • Activity / News Feed
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Discussion Threads
  • File Sharing
  • Push Notifications
  • Search
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Video Conferencing

CA Flowdock Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Good IM but needs a little more to compete with other IM alternatives

Jan 29, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: The threading system in flowdock is very intuitive, the thread replies are not hidden within the general chat, but instead they are color coded, so you can quickly identify what/who you are replying to, and at the same time, your reply is visible to everyone in the chat, not only to the people in the thread, which promotes communication between every contact in the chat. There is also an option to add hashtags to the messages, that is very useful when you have to search for specific things in the chat history.

Cons: A lot of functionality in flowdock comes in the form of an integration, you have to add plugins in order to do other things, like screen sharing, that could be already in the tool, like its competitors do.

Overall: Very good IM option, user friendly, promotes communication, just needs to include more functionality out of the box.

The Diet Soda of Communication Apps

Nov 07, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 5.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like the ability to sync the software with Amazon S3 to keep an archive of all conversations/files. The desktop/browser version of the product is useful and dependable.

Cons: The mobile app experience is really quite painful.

Overall: It's a fine option for certain companies I'm sure. I mean when mandated it's a useful communication platform where people can get work done and build relationships. I just have had a horrible mobile experience. From receiving notifications about new messages that when I go to read causes the app to freeze and crash, to being told while in the app there's a new app update and then not finding a new mobile update in my mobile app store. It's frustrating how the browser platform works well enough for me to want to consider the mobile app version, but then the mobile version makes me want to leave the software completely.

Capterra loader

Good solid product

Nov 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: There is a lot to like - it is easy to streamline and organize team communication.

Cons: I personally have had quite a few issues getting logged in via my iPhone every single time there is an update. That part is a pain in the backside. Not sure why the mobile set up is not as easy as the desktop - browser or app.

Searching is Difficult, but No Other Complaints

Dec 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like that you can custom sort your Flows in the order you need. I like that you can close images/gifs. I like how all threads show in the flow, and they are color coordinated to distinguish them.

Cons: The search tool returned too many results. You had to know what key words to search for, and it didn't seem to return the specific phrase you typed, but rather returned all posts that contained any word in your query.

If Flowdock is cheaper than Slack for your organization, go with it.

Feb 24, 2019
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's the same features and functionality as Slack with the brand recognition for a cheaper cost.

Cons: Nothing, it works well at a cheaper cost. Which is efficient and okay for most small-medium organizations. I'm not sure how well it would scale with support.

Capterra loader

Decent Communication Tool

Dec 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Web, desktop, and phone applications

Threading of messages

Rethreading when you thread fail

Cons: Lack of multi-individual direct messages

All messages of all threads showing up in the flow timeline

Capterra loader

Interesting yet simple IM client.

Jan 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It is a web-based solution, so it can be accessed from anywhere.

Threads are easy to follow.

Cons: Embedding web-content is not as well implemented as on other solutions (slack).

A very good communication tool

Mar 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: We are using flowdock for communicating with our onshore counter parts. It helps faster execution time without any delay in getting a reply compared to email. All team members will be on same page which is a great advantage.

Cons: Search is a bit confusing and should be better if we have more filters

Overall: A very good communication tool

Capterra loader

As good as slack

Dec 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Very easy to use, lots of api features to connect with other apps, just as good as slack in my opinion.

Cons: The mobile app crashes every so often, not sure why.

Capterra loader

Good Value Software

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good software and makes it easy to communicate with my team at work.

Cons: There are a few kinks which make it not as slick as Slack, but overall a good app.

Great Value Slack

May 07, 2019
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has a dark theme. But now other software does too. So not really worth anything.

Cons: This is the "great value" (read: Grocery store brand) of software. Its cheaply thrown together, it has none of the great developer features like slack does. All the plugins it says it has, have not been maintained in a very long time so most of them don't work. You are constantly barraged with notifications since it does not have granular notification options. This software is horrible.

Too Clunky

Nov 13, 2018
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: I enjoyed the fun little reactions like slapping someone with a fish. It was a charming feature to an otherwise very uncharging product.

Cons: There's just not enough to it. Can customize anything, including colors or icons for your different groups, the design looks very dated, the mobile app glitches constantly, and messages hardly ever load. You can't suggest Flowdock if you've ever touched Slack.