Flock

Communication and collaboration platform for teams

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Flock Overview

What is Flock?

Flock is a collaborative messaging app for teams which supports direct and group messaging with public and private channels. With Flock users can jump onto a video or audio call or switch to screen sharing with multiple participants, in one click.

Users can also integrate Flock with 40+ apps like Google Drive, Google Calendar, Github, Trello, Asana, Twitter. Flock is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese

Flock Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$6,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free Plan (for small teams getting started): $0

Pro Plan (for midsize teams and companies): $6/user/month billed monthly, or $4.50/user/month billed annually.

Enterprise Plan (for large enterprises and organizations): $10/user/month billed monthly, or $8/user/month billed annually.


Flock Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish

Media

Have conversations around projects with 1:1 and group chats
Share important news and updates with the team
Add people as guests on Flock and specify the chats and channels they can access
Reach out to anyone via an entire company directory
Email an entire channel in one go with Flock's auto-generated mailing lists
Bookmark important messages for later
Convert discussions into tasks by creating to-dos
Create polls and allow users to vote anonymously
Create notes and collaborate with teams on the go
Chat directly with individuals or create a channel (private or public) to communicate in groups
Flock video Flock screenshot: Have conversations around projects with 1:1 and group chats Flock screenshot: Share important news and updates with the team Flock screenshot: Add people as guests on Flock and specify the chats and channels they can access Flock screenshot: Reach out to anyone via an entire company directory Flock screenshot: Email an entire channel in one go with Flock's auto-generated mailing lists Flock screenshot: Bookmark important messages for later Flock screenshot: Convert discussions into tasks by creating to-dos Flock screenshot: Create polls and allow users to vote anonymously Flock screenshot: Create notes and collaborate with teams on the go Flock screenshot: Chat directly with individuals or create a channel (private or public) to communicate in groups

Flock Reviews

Flock Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
159

Very good
85

Average
12

Poor
1

Terrible
3

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,5
94% recommended this app
Carsten D.

The best Slack alternative, and I prefer it over Slack

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.


Brian W.

A more user-friendly Slack

We have a completely remote team of about 30 team members. The biggest challenge in running a remote team is integrating communication between people and teams to reduce the distance and increase personal interaction.

Flock solved that for us in a big way. Adoption was 100% and everyone always has it online. It has really improved team cohesiveness.


Verified Reviewer

Just Telegram or Whatsapp with some integrations!

Flock is really good, I recommend it to small IT or ITes company as most of the apps made available for keeping developers and programmers in mind. Whereas for rest it's better to use Telegram with IFTTT and Zapier or Try Workplace by Fb and MS Teams then switching from Slack to Flock.

But those who're already using Slack, Flock is like Bullock cart Vs Bently (Slack) and sooner or later either you'll upgrade to Slack or Workplace by Facebook or Teams by MicroSoft.


Hannah R.

The Team Communication Tool We Needed

Keeping all team communication in one place is exactly the solution we needed, elevating our team from seperate chats and email threads. It has organized our team and keeps everything organized and archived if we ever need to draw on what was previously said.


Jeremy G.

Streamline Communication and bring your team together!

With flock we set reminders during meetings when we need to circle back to a discussion. We have pinned posts that are important for the team to refer back to often. We have utilized the video chat room for offsite meetings.


Carsten D.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

The best Slack alternative, and I prefer it over Slack

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2018/11/03
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Brian W.
Industry: Design
Company size: 11-50 Employees

A more user-friendly Slack

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/02/27
Review Source: Capterra

We have a completely remote team of about 30 team members. The biggest challenge in running a remote team is integrating communication between people and teams to reduce the distance and increase personal interaction.

Flock solved that for us in a big way. Adoption was 100% and everyone always has it online. It has really improved team cohesiveness.

Pros

The best feature about Flock is its ease-of-use. Our team is made of diverse members with different technical skills from engineers, designers, project managers to marketers and HR. The most important feature when choosing this was ease of use as that would greatly affect how well the tool would be adopted by the team members.

Cons

The administration and enterprise features were are not as robust as the competitors. If one was looking for a compliant enterprise communication tool to pass on sensitive information, I would check elsewhere.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Just Telegram or Whatsapp with some integrations!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/09/11
Review Source: Capterra

Flock is really good, I recommend it to small IT or ITes company as most of the apps made available for keeping developers and programmers in mind. Whereas for rest it's better to use Telegram with IFTTT and Zapier or Try Workplace by Fb and MS Teams then switching from Slack to Flock.

But those who're already using Slack, Flock is like Bullock cart Vs Bently (Slack) and sooner or later either you'll upgrade to Slack or Workplace by Facebook or Teams by MicroSoft.

Pros

- Easy to use
- Affordable then Slack but not anymore after entry of Workplace by Fb and MS Teams (as they're almost free)
- Best in class Support and they're always there to assist you

Cons

- A complete dearth of apps and integrations, NOT EVEN the 100 essential apps (by Slack) and must have Integrations are available on Flock, literally you'll regret and repent if you're switching from Slack. As just 54 App integrations are available that too without full functionality.
- You can search a file but couldn't click or access it.
- A Big NO for Media or Marketing Company as it may take years for you to find the image your teammate posted just 3 months back.
- Slowest, let me repeat slowest app development I've ever seen in my life so far. No need to feature requests or app integration suggestions

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Hannah R.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

The Team Communication Tool We Needed

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/11/19
Review Source: Capterra

Keeping all team communication in one place is exactly the solution we needed, elevating our team from seperate chats and email threads. It has organized our team and keeps everything organized and archived if we ever need to draw on what was previously said.

Pros

I like the intergrated tools that make managing projects within our team so much easier! For example, the to-do lists that you are able to create between team members keeps us on track and organized.

Cons

I haven't found to many things to dislike about Flock, the only pain point with the free version is only allowing the (1) administrator to post to announcements. Our team made a seperate channel so that relevant leaders could post announcements.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jeremy G.
Industry: Program Development
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Streamline Communication and bring your team together!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/11/05
Review Source: Capterra

With flock we set reminders during meetings when we need to circle back to a discussion. We have pinned posts that are important for the team to refer back to often. We have utilized the video chat room for offsite meetings.

Pros

Flock is easy to learn and utilize. It makes communicating with your team simple. We have people in the office and out of the office so keeping everyone on the same page can be a challenge. Flock helps us communicate throughout the week, stay on task and make sure everyone has the information they need readily accessible.

There are two features that a previous company we had didn't offer. Flock offers a Do Not Disturb feature which has helped. You can also delete posts which is a benefit that other group messaging companies do not offer.

Cons

I haven't come across any cons yet. Our experience with Flock has truly been positive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
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Flock Pricing

Flock Pricing

Starting from
US$6,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free Plan (for small teams getting started): $0

Pro Plan (for midsize teams and companies): $6/user/month billed monthly, or $4.50/user/month billed annually.

Enterprise Plan (for large enterprises and organizations): $10/user/month billed monthly, or $8/user/month billed annually.

Free Plan (for small teams getting started): $0

Pro Plan (for midsize teams and companies): $6/user/month billed monthly, or $4.50/user/month billed annually.

Enterprise Plan (for large enterprises and organizations): $10/user/month billed monthly, or $8/user/month billed annually.

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 260 user ratings
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Flock Features

Flock Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,5/5
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Additional information for Flock

Additional information for Flock

Key features of Flock

  • Auto-generated mailing lists
  • Chat
  • Collaboration tools
  • Communication management
  • Company directory
  • Discussion threads
  • Drag & drop file sharing
  • Due date setting & tracking
  • File sharing
  • Instant messaging
  • Live / video conferencing
  • Message history
  • Multi department / project
  • Private text chat
  • Productivity reporting
  • Project notes
  • Reminders
  • Search functionality
  • Surveys & polls
  • Task scheduling
  • Third party integration
  • To-do list
  • Two-way audio & video

Benefits

Receive multi-lingual support in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Conduct virtual meetings with video or audio calls.

Collaborate using Flock's business apps for shared tasks, surveys, shared notes, reminders, and more.

Integrate with external applications through Flock's app store.

Find and share messages, files and links easily.

Flock FAQs

Flock FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Flock.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Flock offer?

Flock offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$6,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Free Plan (for small teams getting started): $0 Pro Plan (for midsize teams and companies): $6/user/month billed monthly, or $4.50/user/month billed annually. Enterprise Plan (for large enterprises and organizations): $10/user/month billed monthly, or $8/user/month billed annually.

Q. What are the main features of Flock?

Flock offers the following features:

  • Auto-generated mailing lists
  • Chat
  • Collaboration tools
  • Communication management
  • Company directory
  • Discussion threads
  • Drag & drop file sharing
  • Due date setting & tracking
  • File sharing
  • Instant messaging
  • Live / video conferencing
  • Message history
  • Multi department / project
  • Private text chat
  • Productivity reporting
  • Project notes
  • Reminders
  • Search functionality
  • Surveys & polls
  • Task scheduling
  • Third party integration
  • To-do list
  • Two-way audio & video

Q. Who are the typical users of Flock?

Flock has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Flock support?

Flock supports the following languages:

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Flock offer?

Flock has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Flock support mobile devices?

Flock supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Flock integrate with?

Flock integrates with the following applications:

Cognito Forms, Greenhouse, Mailchimp, Novocall, Tekmetric, Todoist, Trainual, Twitter, Zendesk, Zoho CRM

Q. What level of support does Flock offer?

Flock offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Video Tutorials