Flowdock vs Microsoft Teams

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Flowdock vs Microsoft Teams: What are the differences?

Flowdock: Flowdock is your team's chat with a shared inbox. Teams using Flowdock react in seconds and never forget anything. Flowdock is a web-based team chat service that integrates with your tools to provide a window into your team's activities. With the team inbox, everyone on your team can stay up to date. Stay connected with Flowdock's iOS and Android apps; Microsoft Teams: Chat-based workspace in Office 365. See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.

Flowdock and Microsoft Teams can be categorized as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.

Some of the features offered by Flowdock are:

  • Team Inbox
  • Group Chat
  • 1-On-1 Private Chat

On the other hand, Microsoft Teams provides the following key features:

  • All your content, tools, people, and conversations are available in the team workspace
  • Enjoy built-in access to SharePoint, OneNote, and Skype for Business
  • Work on documents right in the app

"Threaded chat" is the top reason why over 32 developers like Flowdock, while over 4 developers mention "Free" as the leading cause for choosing Microsoft Teams.

Macy's, Heimdal Security, and Sainsburys are some of the popular companies that use Microsoft Teams, whereas Flowdock is used by Teespring, TED, and Verba. Microsoft Teams has a broader approval, being mentioned in 45 company stacks & 31 developers stacks; compared to Flowdock, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about Flowdock and Microsoft Teams

As it is the communication tool chosen for the course, our team will be using Slack to monitor the course announcements from our instructor as well as to communicate with the instructor and industry partners. The tool for communicating within the team will be Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams enables the team to share documents and edit them synchronously(Google Drive is not an option due to one team member's location). Since it also provides a group chat feature, we chose to use it as our communication tool to avoid using too many softwares.

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Hirotaka Ishihara
Undergrad at University of Toronto · | 3 upvotes · 122K views

Communication We have chosen two tools for our team communication.

  • Slack

We choose Slack since all of us are familiar with this communication tool. We have a private channel for our team Sphinx for text messages. We added Github apps inside our private channel for repo update notifications. Furthermore, we could contact the subject matter experts within the workspace DCSIL directly for the issues we meet.

  • Microsoft Teams

We use Microsoft Teams for virtual meetings for its fast connection speed. In addition, the call feature in Slack is a paid feature, and we could have virtual meetings and share screens for free in Microsoft Teams.

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Mohammad Hossein Amri
Chief Technology Officer at Axceligent Solutions · | 3 upvotes · 165K views

we were using slack and at the same time we had a subscription with office 365. after a while we hit the slack free limitation quota. and it got annoying. the search ability was useless in free tier. and more annoying whenever you search, it opens a webpage and doesn't do it in the app.

on mobile there were many cases that I didn't get notification of important discussions. rooms was the way to separate a talk. but it become tedious. each time for a new subject that you wanted to discuss, you needed to add all the team members into a new room. and after a while the room goes silent. you will end up with a tons of not-in-use rooms that you don't want to clean up them for history purposes. also the slack UI for sub discussion is very stupid. if someone forget to check the checkbox to post the subdiscussion in the main discussion thread, other team members even won't notice such discussion is in progress.

we was paying for office 365 and thought why not give the teams a shot. we won't be in worth situation than we are. we moved to teams and we loved it instantly, we had a separate tab aggregated all the files upload. we could reply on other talk. no need of creating a new room. this way room belongs to a team and not a certain topic. our sub discussion was visible to the whole team. enjoyed integration with azure and unlimited history. the best part was integration with outlook. it was a full suit solution. our stats become busy on outlook meeting events. we get weekly analyse. we didn't need to host our wiki seperated. we've created wiki per team. the communication was much more fun.

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Pros of Flowdock
Pros of Microsoft Teams
  • 34
    Threaded chat
  • 30
    Simpler integrations than others, team inbox = awesome
  • 18
    Great interface
  • 17
    Extremely easy to manage multiple conversations
  • 15
    Powerful Search and Tagging Architecture
  • 15
    Team Inbox
  • 12
    Email and RSS integration for apps w no API
  • 9
    See what the team is actually working on
  • 5
    Comment on anything you see or do
  • 3
    Spark conversations around activity
  • 2
    Threads and tags make it great
  • 2
    Threaded Inbox for Integrations
  • 2
    Threaded chat and separate inbox for integrations
  • 1
    Free
  • 28
    Work well with the rest of Office 365 work flow
  • 23
    Mobile friendly
  • 19
    Free
  • 12
    Great integrations
  • 11
    Well-thought Design
  • 10
    Channels
  • 8
    Easy setup
  • 6
    Unlimited users
  • 5
    Strong search and data archiving
  • 4
    Easy to integrate with
  • 4
    Multi domain switching support
  • 3
    Same interface on multiple platforms
  • 3
    Web interface
  • 2
    Great voice quality

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Cons of Flowdock
Cons of Microsoft Teams
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    • 17
      Confusing UI
    • 12
      Bad performance on init and after quite a use
    • 10
      Bad Usermanagement
    • 6
      No desktop client (only fat and slow electron app)
    • 6
      Can't see all members in a video meeting
    • 5
      Unable to Mute users
    • 5
      No Markdown Support
    • 4
      MIssing public channels
    • 4
      You don't really own your messages
    • 4
      Forced WYSIWYG
    • 3
      Stubborn, unused friendly
    • 3
      No linux support
    • 3
      Is bad
    • 3
      Challenging Onboarding
    • 1
      Audio support problems

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    What is Flowdock?

    Flowdock is a web-based team chat service that integrates with your tools to provide a window into your team's activities. With the team inbox, everyone on your team can stay up to date. Stay connected with Flowdock's iOS and Android apps.

    What is Microsoft Teams?

    See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.

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