In the last article, we have covered a full review of Flock. This article will focus on differentiating between Flock and Slack.
Slack- “Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge” is a cloud-based service or tool launched in August 2013. It is primarily used for communications(messaging) within an organization. The standout feature is that you can search all the content such as shared files, conversations, teams, channels, etc. Slack also integrates with a large number of third-party services and supports community-built integrations. With all such unprecedented features, Slack seemed to be the go-to tool for business chatting. But the competitors for Slack in this chat segment are emerging rapidly than the fans for GOT.
Slack was definitely the market leader in this messaging service segment not until the inception of Flock– a messaging and collaboration tool, founded by Indian tech entrepreneur Bhavin Turakhia in 2014. Flock slowly moved into the US market in 2016 and from then on it is racing without looking back. We used both these tools in our environment, and I take this opportunity to write this article and give my thoughts on which amongst the two is a better communication service.
In order to compare Slack v/s Flock, I took into account the following factors and identified how one is superior to the other –
Cost of Operation –
The most important aspect for most of us is the price. Flock comes at a relatively less amount when compared with Slack.
Contacts & Information –
Flock offers many unique features in terms of maintaining your team directory. No such features are present in Slack.
Chat Features –
Flock impresses with a vast number of chat features, and this surely is the strong point for its preference over Slack.
Channel Features –
The most important feature in both Flock and Slack is the creation of channels for communication. Flock offers few additional channel features as compared with Slack.
Features on Mobile –
Most of us prefer to use such tools on our mobiles as it is easier and time-saving. The mobile versions are available both for Flock and Slack. The Flock mobile version has few interesting traits that are sure to grab your attention.
The To-Dos is a very useful feature that helps to create and assign tasks to our team members. Flock comes up with fantastic To-Do features that are worth trying.
Opinion Poll Feature –
Another new and interesting feature is the Poll app. This helps to take a poll among your team members. Flock gives you riveting poll features such as – image based polls, multi-select options, etc.
Flock helps you send an email to all the members in a particular channel with the help of a single click.
Google Drive Integration –
These collaborative apps allow you to integrate other apps such as Google Drive into your dashboard and they help you to access your drive account ( creating files, giving edit/read permission) from here itself. Flock offers a compelling UI to access your Google Drive.
Multilanguage Availability –
Flock supports the app in 4 different languages, unlike Slack.
Cross Platform Support –
Flock works efficiently across all platforms and beats Slack comprehensively in this regard.
Taking all these factors into account we prefer Flock as it has many unique and useful features in its arsenal. More that 25,000 companies worldwide have moved to Flock- this itself is a testimony to that fact that ‘ Flock is emerging as the leader of this much-coveted segment of messaging services.’
If in case you decide to move from Slack to Flock – here is a guide to do the same, without any loss of Data.