Each day we see different applications popping up, trying to solve various issues. Some succeed and some don’t. Well, there are a few which succeed in making their mark as they go creating their own niche market. One such start-up is Flock. So if you are looking for an alternative for Slack or Microsoft Teams, meet Flock!
Flock is a proprietary messaging and collaboration tool, founded by tech entrepreneur Bhavin Turakhia in 2014. The app is available on Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS and Web. Flock allows users to configure external apps and integrations from the Flock App Store and receive notifications and updates directly in Flock.
Flock functions on a freemium pricing model. The application was launched in 2014.
How is it different?
Flock is different than other competing tools in that it provides all the features in one place. It is a perfect amalgamation of collaboration, productivity and integration.
It lets users bring their team together. Discuss projects, share ideas, and get work done in real time.
- Start a direct chat or group conversation with anyone
With the entire company directory at your fingertips, you can begin a chat with just about anyone. Or, simply create a channel and get everyone to share their ideas. Use a private channel for focused discussions, or a public one to let your teammates easily discover and join meaningful conversations.
2. Jump onto video calls with just a click
With Flock’s video conferencing tool, it’s easy to connect with remote teams. Get on a video call directly from within a chat or channel and share your screen to get into details. Keep everyone on the same page – even on the go.
3. Share all types of files and find them easily
Need to share multiple images with your teammates? Simply drag and drop files of all types and see previews of shared files as well. Need to find a file someone shared? You can view all shared files and content in one place in Flock.
Boost your team’s productivity and efficiency with Flock’s inbuilt tools. Collaborate with team members, share opinions, and manage your tasks more efficiently.
- Convert discussions to tasks instantly
Launching a new product? You can create a channel for the project and quickly turn those discussions into tasks by creating to-dos for you and your team. Add due dates and that’s it. Let the Shared To-dos bot remind you every morning of tasks due on that day. No need to chase deadlines at the last moment.
2. Make sure everyone gets heard
Wondering where to go for your annual offsite? Post a question on the channel, and allow users to vote anonymously. Take it up a notch and create fun, image-based polls for your team. Polls are automatically updated across channels and you can download a vote tally to get the final word.
3. Create notes and collaborate with your team on the go
Got a fantastic idea in the middle of a meeting? With the Notes feature, you can quickly jot down your ideas and share with your teammates. Anyone you’ve shared the note with can make edits, and all the changes will be updated across the chats you’ve shared the note in.
Integrate your most frequently used third-party apps with Flock. Choose from over 60+ apps listed on Appstore or build your own. No more switching tabs!
- Access your entire Google Drive from within Flock
Change the way you collaborate with Google Drive’s deep integration with Flock. Access your entire Google Drive from within Flock. Find and share any Google Drive file or folder. Or create new ones from within the app, and share them with your teammates.
2. Reach every meeting on time with Google Calendar
With Flock’s Google Calendar integration, playing the guessing game is a thing of the past. You will receive a reminder on Flock when it’s time for your meeting. And even notifications about event invites and updates. Now, time is on your side!
3. Manage your GitHub Repos without switching tabs
With Flock’s deep integration with GitHub, you can access your entire GitHub universe from within the app! Receive personal and team notifications, navigate through all your repos, and even share rich GitHub content. Save time spent on switching between apps.
The reason Flock is doing so well is because of its numerous UseCases. Let’s look at the use cases one by one
Flock for engineers-
- Collaborate faster on your code
- Manage downtime like a pro
- Automate your workflows
Flock for Marketing-
- Collaborate with your distributed team with Flock
- Never miss a deadline on your posts, events or campaigns
- Track social media conversations and gather valuable insights
Flock for the Product Management team-
- Plan the perfect product roadmap
- Coordinate with teams across the product life cycle
- Get real-time feedback on your product