Actually, most people around me uses Slack (without any comparative evaluation with other chat services including Fleep). So I have to use Fleep relying somewhat on Slack integration. But I love this elegant service so much using for communication, mail replacement, jotting, note-taking and sharing, bookmarking, simple task management, and more.
What have been impressing me the most in Fleep are: (1) Elegant and carefully-chosen, minimal in some sense, design and features, opposed to a luxurious "everything-you-want" style, although I know the latter attracts most people. (2) Thorough integration of chats and mails, not just something like mail notification of a new message. In-house communication could be replaced with chats, but correspondence with customers and clients still heavily relies on mails. Some reviews say Fleep enables an in-house team to work with outside people with chat/mail integration. True, but there must be more. We could enjoy team communication and customer correspondence in a single place.
What Slack excels above Fleep, in my humble thought, is its publicity, and the number and variety of integratable services.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
I'm using Fleep as an ad hoc teamwork tool for the courses I give. I'm just sharing the ideas, links, and code snippets during the lectures. Often the discussions keep going after the main event. I'm also following some discussions on other platforms though Fleep. The Fleep provides me convenient tracking of message threads.
Fleep's way of integrating simple task management into a discussion has an interesting logic. One can capture the tasks during a discussion and keeping the thread of messages going on. This approach represents very well a real-life scenario of task identification. The idea is built into clean user-interface working on multiple platforms.
The main problem of Fleep is that it is not as widely used as Skype or Slack. The teamwork features of Fleep make often sense when used by a group of people. It is hard to attract new users on a communication platform in the world of a whole rainbow of chat tools. Fortunately, Fleep supports many integrations that allow to be a rare Fleep user in a team.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
One of my clients asked me to join fleep for their workflow, and I am not disappointed when using it. It's simple and minimalistic features are just up to the mark. For a simple consultation, it is really very very easy to work with.
I like the simple UI and how fast I can start connecting to users. I really like the group discussion feature. The UI is not different so for my contacts it is one fewer thing to learn. Sharing with gdrive is a plus. Now as I am signed up with Gmail and it is easy to share email. The default space is 10 GB and with gdrive, it is total 15 of space which is massive. The simple task manager and task assigned is helpful when doing some pre-website design collaboration. Right bar with all the option available is a really nice feature, all options are quickly available. All the shared documents are listed in the file drawer, assign a task to the member is better than just posting a task and no one has no idea what to do with it. Android app is available which is another plus point for this app.
Pinned notes are really not pinned. It just scrolls with the conversion which is a bad Idea. There must be a spot where pinned notes are available quickly, hope they include this in the next version. For video conferencing, it uses another service which is not that common.
Thanks for the review. Just wanted to comment that there are fixed Pinboards as well, in every conversation. There, all pinned messages are shown and 'fixed', separate from the conversation flow. See the first screenshot here: https://fleep.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201491571-What-are-Pinboards-
All the best!
Likelihood to recommend: 8/10
Outstanding user experience, excellent and quick customer service :)
- New features being added frequently, the features implemented are also easy to use and it's easy to just intuitively start using them - Very easy to use and intuitive application in general - Works great on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and in the browser! - Visually gorgeous and easy to under
- Unfortunately there is no on-premise option, meaning we can't use it at my workplace anymore, however, I still use it for private non-work-related chats. - Weird sound glitch that plays all the notification sounds in a row when connecting a new audio device, this has not been fixed over the course of the past 2 years unfortunately. - Some rare with notification delivery possibly related to syncing between devices. (This is very rare, maybe once a quarter)
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
Fleep works great for intra company chat, but lacks some features that bigger companies might need.
Fleep is simple and easy to use. It is not cluttered with unneeded features, works fast and realiably.
Since Fleep is smaller and newer than other apps it lacks some integrations, but that is not a dealbreaker and usually, workarounds can be found. Also there is no option to combine teams from different company in the same chat.
Thanks for the review! Just wanted to note that in fact it is possible to have teams from different companies in the same chat.
To do that, first add someone from the other company's team to the conversation, and they can then add their team to the same conversation.
Please do get touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you'd like more detailed guidance.
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
A 30-day free trial is available, after which pricing is tiered:
Business = €5 per user, per month (billed annually)
Enterprise = Contact Fleep for a custom quote.