Flock Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Flock

Communication and collaboration platform for teams

4.52/5 (260 reviews)

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
www.flock.co

Pricing

Starting from
$6/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish
Flock screenshot: Have conversations around projects with 1:1 and group chatsIntroduction to FlockFlock screenshot: Chat directly with individuals or create a channel (private or public) to communicate in groupsFlock screenshot: Join video calls from within a chat or channel to connect with remote teamsFlock screenshot: Drag and drop files to share with others, and locate all previously shared files in one placeFlock screenshot: Share important news and updates with the teamFlock screenshot: Add people as guests on Flock and specify the chats and channels they can accessFlock screenshot: Reach out to anyone via an entire company directoryFlock screenshot: Email an entire channel in one go with Flock's auto-generated mailing listsFlock screenshot: Bookmark important messages for laterFlock screenshot: Convert discussions into tasks by creating to-dosFlock screenshot: Create polls and allow users to vote anonymouslyFlock screenshot: Create notes and collaborate with teams on the go

Flock reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
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Carsten Dietz

The best Slack alternative, and I prefer it over Slack

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Hannah Russell

The Team Communication Tool We Needed

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sandra Skirvin

Mostly great

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-04-03
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I like the features available and think there is plenty of different tools and features that are helpful for teams.

Pros
Being able to search through posts is EXTREMELY helpful. I don't really understand why this isn't a standard feature in other team messaging apps

Cons
Polls limit you to select an expiry time from a pre-selected menu of 1 hr, 2 hrs, 3 hrs, etc. That makes it difficult when it's 8:18am and you want it to end at 5pm. You have to either select 418pm, or 518pm. Not useful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Just Telegram or Whatsapp with some integrations!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Brian Wangila

A more user-friendly Slack

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Flock pricing

Starting from
$6/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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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

API
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

Access Control (211 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (176 other apps)
Activity Tracking (135 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (180 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (215 other apps)
Commenting (195 other apps)
Customizable Branding (163 other apps)
Document Management (188 other apps)
Document Storage (212 other apps)
File Management (137 other apps)
Permission Management (187 other apps)
Projections (145 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (130 other apps)
Workflow Management (137 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Flock

Key features of Flock

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