- Seems to do what it says on the tin
- Works quite smoothly
- The branching system seems logical
- Files seem to upload *fairly* easily/quickly
- You get a visual record of what has altered and it can be stepped through showing the changes in each layout.
- The overview covers all art boards in the file.
- Editing symbols is recognised as well. Which helps.
- Can import existing files into Abstract and start versioning them straight away.
- Files aren't stored locally. They go up to Abstract’s servers. You can export files from Abstract but this removes that specific file from version control.
- You can only merge upstream by a single level. (This is also a good thing.)
- Files have to be opened via Abstract App to get versioning
Can’t find a way to open the files from the web app (There is no way of doing this at the mo)
No PC/Linux version
Only works with Sketch at the moment. Photoshop files will need to be managed elsewhere.
Review process within the app is on partially implemented at the moment
- Massive multi-art board files can take a few minutes to upload
- Abstract is currently in private alpha. It will remain free for the duration of the alpha and beta periods but will be a paid service once released. There's no indication of pricing so far.It is currently a Mac-only application. A Windows version has been discussed but there is nothing concrete on the road map. There is no Linux version planned.
- Abstract is currently in private alpha. It'll remain free for the duration of the alpha.
- Once in Public Beta (currently scheduled for 11th July 2017) we'll have 2 free months for participating in the alpha.
- Pricing for the organisation-level service (with admin, contributor and viewer permissions) will be $21 (Roughly £16) per contributor per month.
After using Abstract in a very loose manner for a few days we realised that a more solidified process was required if we planned to use it in anger for real work.