Get started with Flowdock

Flowdock is a team collaboration app for desktop, mobile, and web. Work on things that matter, be transparent, and solve problems across tools, teams, and timezones.

Get started with Flowdock includes the following:

CA Flowdock is organized into chat rooms called flows. Each flow has a chat and a team inbox. A flow belongs to one organization.

There are two types of flows:

  • Invite-only: Hidden from other users
  • Open: Visible to everyone in the organization

Users can only be removed from invite-only flows.

When you sign up to create a new CA Flowdock account for your company, a new organization is created automatically. You will be the owner of the organization which contains a single flow called Main. You can transfer ownership and change the default flow name at any time. You can create new organizations at any time. You can either create it from your Account page or when creating a new flow.

CA Flowdock users can belong to as many organizations as they wish. When you are a member of an organization, you can join all of the organization’s flows that are not invite-only.

By default, you can also reach all the members of the organizations that you are in. Organization administrators can change user visibility so that users only see the people that they share a flow with.

Sign up for a Flowdock account

Note: Any CA Flowdock user can create a new organization. New organizations have a 30-day trial period, after which you will have to set up payment details. Organizations with five or fewer users can use CA Flowdock for free.

There are three programs you can use to sign up for a Flowdock account:

  • Flowdock
  • Google: Use your Gmail credentials
  • CA Agile Central: Use your CA Agile Central credentials

Invite your team

You can invite your team from the next screen in the sign up process, or you can skip this step and invite others later.

You can also invite others once you are in the flow.

Join a flow

CA Flowdock is organized into chat rooms called flows. Each flow has a chat and a team inbox. A flow belongs to one organization.

Click the + icon at the bottom of the left panel to find more flows and people.

From here, you can:

  • Create a new flow.
  • Search for people or new flows to join. Flows that you already belong to have a green checkmark.

Account settings and preferences

Your account settings and preferences are located on the left panel.

Preferences

You can set the preferences for your account, such as the theme and keyboard shortcut enablement.

Notifications

Specify how you receive alerts for chats, inbox messages, and mentions. You can also customize the volume of alerts.

Use the Send push email alert to send you an email immediately when you are offline while someone mentions you or sends you a private flow message.

Layout

The whitespace of your chat area, previews, and how you view threads are also customizable on this page.

Community

Login to CA's Flowdock community if you need support, have a question, or suggest a feature you would like to have in Flowdock.

Do not disturb

You can turn off Flowdock alerts and desktop notifications for 30 minutes, 1 hour, or 8 hours.

Account

Manage details related to your account, including:

  • Change your email address, password, and avatar
  • Active sessions
  • Applications that are authorized to access your Flowdock account
  • Developer applications
  • API tokens
  • Data available for export

View the organizations you belong to and details for each one, including users, flows, and emojis.

Feedback

Need more help? The CA Agile Central Community is your one-stop shop for self-service and support. To submit feedback or cases to CA Agile Central Support, find answers, and collaborate with others, please join us in the CA Agile Central Community.