Flow vs Slack Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Alexander Nizhelsky

Awesome product

2017-04-23

We use multiple teams, multiple projects and Slack integration, everything works seamless.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Flow Reviews
Flow
Simple project management & task tracking software for teams
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Jack Rodriguez

Flow is Slack on Steroids

2017-01-25

It has the same basic capabilities as Slack but offers more services deeper.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Flow Reviews
Flow
Simple project management & task tracking software for teams
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Wayne Smallman

Enjoyable. Efficient.

2017-08-15

Keeping track of everything across multiple projects is no simple task, but Flow does an excellent job.

Pros

Having tasks with sub-tasks is a big help for intricate and complex jobs, and having the option to chat allows us to refine ideas and avoid pollution of the tasks with needless and unintelligible discussions (like you get in Slack).

Cons

It's not possible to use the same formatting options in tasks as it is in chat, which is a bit weird.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Flow Reviews
Flow
Simple project management & task tracking software for teams
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Dave Hornsby

Flows smoothly

2017-01-25

It integrates with Slack which we're also using with some of our clients, and perfectly suits our small team (7) of designers/programmers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Flow Reviews
Flow
Simple project management & task tracking software for teams
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Melissa Carrier

Essential Tool for a Modern Workplace

2018-07-30

Ease of communication flow

Pros

Let's face it, email thread stink and who wants to pick up the phone these days? Not me. This is why I love Slack to streamline an organization's communication channels.

Cons

Slack works well for organizations, but not great when you have to add on outside contributors. I find it can get very expensive if you are going that route.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Chris Rodrigues

Great for Small Business

2018-12-17

Staying updated with my team and knowing where we're at on a project is amazing. Being able to segment our projects in channels keeps everything organized and streamlined. It solves the problem of annoying group texts and lost emails.

Pros

It makes communication with your team centralized and accessible.

Cons

I don't like the "flow" of the application UI/UX

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Damian Kuczynski

The best communication service for business

2019-02-06

With slack our communication flow have improved significantly .

Pros

The ease of use and huge amount of interactions is what makes slack one of the best business team communication tools.

Cons

Theres nothing that really bothers me with slack

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Anonymous
(Entertainment company, 11-50 employees)

Very good comm software for business

2018-12-27

In general, I had a great experience using slack on remote team working

Pros

Slack is very versatile. It has a lot of features to share files, and keep in touch with co-workers, specially on a full-remote work type

Cons

Sometimes the UX flow it's not the best, specially for shared links from external applications

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Anonymous
(Animation company, 11-50 employees)

Effective communication

2019-03-13

Pros

The simplicity to organize communication flows in a working group

Cons

It is not well optimized, it can consume many system resources.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Marco Iusi

Useful, not essential, communication tool between team mate

2018-07-03

Pros

Really widespread inside computer community, so easy to introduce inside a developer team. Easy to use as mobile app and web application as well.

Cons

A bit confusing from my point of view, not so easy in understand notification and conversation flow.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Makes your life easier, it quickly adapts to you with many of the functions that are familiar to you

2018-03-14

Pros

With this tool you can help the communication in the fastest and most effective way and immediately, you do not wait for an answer for a long time.

Cons

It can become chaotic, configure configurations and rules, but doing the right task everything flows very well.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Fatema Alloo

Slack Review

2019-03-29

Overall it is a great tool and allows for workflow to flow very efficiently

Pros

Integration between slack and other platforms made it very convenient and easy to manage workflow

Cons

Initial setup was a challenge and took a few attempts to get it right. Perhaps a better user guide would be useful

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

Best communication tool for teams and projects!

2018-04-21

Information flows in a much efficient way through my team.

Pros

Very organized and easy to use. It has every feature you could expect or want to fully communicate effectively with your team members. It also has a wide range of integrations with a number of tools that makes everyone in your team keep track or be informed of what's happening with your project

Cons

One of the things that may be a bit of a turn off is that the mobile app can be a little difficult to use if you are not use to it, but it definitely is a great support for the desktop version

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Where other software fails, Slack wins!

2018-03-07

Stability and the Flow of Information i provedbu dramatically when we transferred to Slack

Pros

Its stability and concept of channels which can ve integrated with tonskih of other project management tools such as Trello for example. Chatbots are also an extremely helpful and new way of storing some Information like default passwords or simple questions \answers

Cons

Sometimes the desktop notificafions seems to be late. Everything else seems to work like charm for now.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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James N. P. O'Brien

Verified Reviewer

A True Game Changer

2016-10-26

Slack centralizes all of our internal communications and transfers (via integrations) and allows us to simplify inboxes by pushing notifications and alerts to separate channels. Slack removes the clutter and makes communication and upkeep enjoyable.

Pros

Logical flows and onboarding for new users.

Cons

We wish you could search through the entire history of slacks without upgrading, but 10,000 messages is very generous and the payment is well-deserved.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Slack

Switch as soon as you can and utilize integrations to clean up your inbox.

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Marcel Darvas

This is the best business chat software out there!

2019-01-01

Just let everything flow into Slack!

Pros

Don't know how companies operate without business chat out there. We've tried a couple other ones, but Slack has been our favorite one across multiple companies. The way how integrations work are just wonderful. We've added a couple new tools to our stack, also integrated with what we use.

Cons

Making people understand how Shift+Enter works with chatting and using message threads were a must, but once they are trained with the basics, everything was just great! You can leave "reaction emojis" on messages, sometimes wish, that there would be some way to get notifications for those, with it obviously not being too distracting!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 11-50 employees)

Use Slack exclusively for online communication.

2018-02-27

Fluid team communication.

Pros

Natural interface and flow. Highly customizable.

Cons

"Threading" behavior should be expanded to snippets, replacing the current "comment" mechanism that end up looking like regular old messages in the channel history.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Dezi Abeyta

Very pleased with the overall efficiency for communication for this platform.

2018-07-10

Allows us to work remotely with an easy flow that is fun and engaging.

Pros

My team is able to schedule, coordinate, and communicate with one another in a way that streamlines for better project management. I love the variety of pairing apps, e.g., Zoom and Google Drive, that allow us to get things done!

Cons

The platform was a bit overwhelming at first with minimal education (outside of Youtube) to help my team understand all of its features. However, after some searching, we were able to take advantage of an amazing platform, like this.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Sam Rolph

Business Tools

2018-08-07

I like Slack a lot. I use Trello as well and I love how the two can "talk" to each other. I use them both parallel to each to make myself the most productive as possible.

Pros

It helps me communicate with my colleagues and organize my day to day work flow and schedule.

Cons

It was hard to get use to and make part of my day to day routine. Now I use it all the time and it is one of the first things I do when I get to my desk in the morning.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Stephen McDowell

Slack

2019-04-03

Pros

Communication flows seamlessly amongst team members.

Cons

The platform has been great in allowing me to communicate effectively. As of now, I do not have any negatives to submit.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 11-50 employees)

Slack is a Great Messaging App for Professional Environments

2018-12-16

Pros

Slack allows you to easily message your coworkers and streamlines the flow of information in your company.

Cons

The free version only has a limited space available for files. When that fills up you need to manually delete the old files one by one. There is no bulk delete.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Ashley McBride

Review for Slack

2019-04-16

As I mentioned I love Slack for office us between subjects and it allows for a much easier work flow.

Pros

I love Slack, the personalization of channels and the additional privacy setting for conversations to be exclusive or open to a group is wonderful. There is no lag in messages that I have observed which is also awesome.

Cons

Only con with Slack is adding people to the slack channel in mass groups is difficult and not very intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Sumant Luhar

I regularly use slack to stay connected with professionals and its amazing experience.

2018-06-14

I got networked with like-minded people.

Pros

I liked the user interface and the way it flows throughout.

Cons

Unable to find a facility for removing unwanted messages after reading it. I really suggest implementing the feature for deleting messages. This way if we want to keep just useful and important messages our chat history looks clean.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 51-200 employees)

Easy communication system for your team

2019-02-06

Is awesome, communication flows with the team.

Pros

You can get a lot of value out of slack with the free plan. It lets you onboard many users and send many messages.

Cons

I think they should offer plans tailored to small companies. Their free plan is Awesome, but the paid plans can be to much for some small companies. I know because I have advised people to use it and they do not upgrade. Maybe if they had an alternative they could upgrade.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Patrick Prasquier

Verified Reviewer

The e-mail killer!

2017-05-31

I was initially reluctant to add a new layer between e-mail and task management but I now see Slack as an excellent tool to handle group conversations (particularly in situations of crisis).

Pros

Functionalities Integrations

Cons

There may be space for sub-topics within channels to organize conversations in a clearer way: one can get lost in the incessant discussion flow

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Slack

Remember that it is only useful in an organization setting: not meant to be used with external users.

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Anonymous
(Restaurants company, 51-200 employees)

Get With The Program

2018-07-12

Pros

In my experience, it's hands down the best instant messaging software. Super easy to share documents, code, talk in groups/teams. It runs laps around Skype messenger (which is what my company WAS on) as well as other clunky programs I've used in the past. Plus, the integrations actually make it fun to use too.

Cons

They have the occasional brief lag time but it's never really disrupted our flow.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Nathan Pearce

I used Slack when talking with a team about book publishing. It made our conversations organized.

2018-02-22

We used Slack for group communication on a book publishing project. It kept communication easy and most importantly it kept it organized in one place.

Pros

The set up was smart and easy to use. It kept or conversations easy and organized. In that way it made the multifaceted job of publishing easier.

Cons

It was a little inconvenient to use something that wasn't part of my usual work flow but I liked having our team conversations in one place.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Mary Grace Reich

Knowledge management and company culture

2019-01-04

Pros

I like being able to organize conversations by topic area/teams and also tag individuals as needed -- so I get the individual's attention but the information is accessible to others. It's more efficient. Slack also has an informal tone and fun emojis/giphys, which help to build community in a company that is dispersed across offices.

Cons

Overusing Slack can lead to constant interruptions in work flow. A company can't rely exclusively on Slack.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 1-10 employees)

Great for Business and more

2019-01-01

Pros

Slack offers a dynamic virtual meeting place for people to discuss ideas. It’s instant messaging with the added feel of real world, old fashioned sitting around a table discussion. I used it with two startup ideas where potential investors can visit and get answer to questions or concerns on the fly. The fact that you can have a mobile discussion or take it to your desktop is an added bonus. It’s really a wonderful software.

Cons

At the start, the learning curve threw me back but once you get into the software, everything just flows. It becomes second nature and very user friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Slack Reviews
Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
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