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Alternatives to Flowdock

HipChat, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Mattermost, and RocketChat are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Flowdock.
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What is Flowdock and what are its top alternatives?

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.
Flowdock is a tool in the Group Chat & Notifications category of a tech stack.

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Mark Nelissen
Mark Nelissen
CTO at Gemsotec bvba · | 5 upvotes · 32.7K views
Slack
Slack
HipChat
HipChat
Stride
Stride
Skype
Skype
Mattermost
Mattermost

I use Slack because it offers the best experience, even on the free tier (which we're still using). As a comparison, I have had in depth experience with HipChat, Stride, Skype, Google Chat (the new service), Google Hangouts (the old service). For self hosted, Mattermost is open source and claims to support most Slack integrations, but I have not extensively investigated this claim.

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Jack Graves
Jack Graves
Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 2 upvotes · 27K views
atAutomation ConsultantsAutomation Consultants
HipChat
HipChat
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams
Jira
Jira
Confluence
Confluence

We use Microsoft Teams as our primary workplace collaboration tool. It enables our team to work remotely and still collaborate on projects - with integration to JIRA and Confluence, the tool enables us to create War Rooms when problems occur and also provides information-sharing capabilities. Replaced HipChat.

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Francisco Quintero
Francisco Quintero
Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 13 upvotes · 180.5K views
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Google Maps
Google Maps
React
React
Create React App
Create React App
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Keen
Keen
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello

For Etom, a side project. We wanted to test an idea for a future and bigger project.

What Etom does is searching places. Right now, it leverages the Google Maps API. For that, we found a React component that makes this integration easy because using Google Maps API is not possible via normal API requests.

You kind of need a map to work as a proxy between the software and Google Maps API.

We hate configuration(coming from Rails world) so also decided to use Create React App because setting up a React app, with all the toys, it's a hard job.

Thanks to all the people behind Create React App it's easier to start any React application.

We also chose a module called Reactstrap which is Bootstrap UI in React components.

An important thing in this side project(and in the bigger project plan) is to measure visitor through out the app. For that we researched and found that Keen was a good choice(very good free tier limits) and also it is very simple to setup and real simple to send data to

Slack and Trello are our defaults tools to comunicate ideas and discuss topics, so, no brainer using them as well for this project.

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Kirill Shirinkin
Kirill Shirinkin
Cloud and DevOps Consultant at mkdev · | 11 upvotes · 339.8K views
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Trello
Trello
Slack
Slack
Basecamp
Basecamp
Intercom
Intercom
Mailchimp
Mailchimp
Stripe
Stripe
Rollbar
Rollbar
GitLab
GitLab
G Suite
G Suite

As a small startup we are very conscious about picking up the tools we use to run the project. After suffering with a mess of using at the same time Trello , Slack , Telegram and what not, we arrived at a small set of tools that cover all our current needs. For product management, file sharing, team communication etc we chose Basecamp and couldn't be more happy about it. For Customer Support and Sales Intercom works amazingly well. We are using MailChimp for email marketing since over 4 years and it still covers all our needs. Then on payment side combination of Stripe and Octobat helps us to process all the payments and generate compliant invoices. On techie side we use Rollbar and GitLab (for both code and CI). For corporate email we picked G Suite. That all costs us in total around 300$ a month, which is quite okay.

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Jack Graves
Jack Graves
Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 2 upvotes · 27K views
atAutomation ConsultantsAutomation Consultants
HipChat
HipChat
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams
Jira
Jira
Confluence
Confluence

We use Microsoft Teams as our primary workplace collaboration tool. It enables our team to work remotely and still collaborate on projects - with integration to JIRA and Confluence, the tool enables us to create War Rooms when problems occur and also provides information-sharing capabilities. Replaced HipChat.

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Vishwa Bhat
Vishwa Bhat
Fullstack Developer at Sequoia · | 2 upvotes · 10.5K views
atSequoia Consulting GroupSequoia Consulting Group
Jira
Jira
Confluence
Confluence
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams

We use Jira for following Agile methodology and Confluence for maintaining Product and Code Documentations. Microsoft Teams for internal team communication

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related Mattermost posts

Mark Nelissen
Mark Nelissen
CTO at Gemsotec bvba · | 5 upvotes · 32.7K views
Slack
Slack
HipChat
HipChat
Stride
Stride
Skype
Skype
Mattermost
Mattermost

I use Slack because it offers the best experience, even on the free tier (which we're still using). As a comparison, I have had in depth experience with HipChat, Stride, Skype, Google Chat (the new service), Google Hangouts (the old service). For self hosted, Mattermost is open source and claims to support most Slack integrations, but I have not extensively investigated this claim.

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Aghmat Abrahams
Aghmat Abrahams
Junior Data Engineer at Impact Radius · | 5 upvotes · 20.3K views
Mattermost
Mattermost
Jira
Jira
GitHub
GitHub
OpsGenie
OpsGenie
Slack
Slack

Slack is the industry standard for managed instant messaging (IM). A good alternative would be to self (or cloud) host an open source IM such as Mattermost but as always it would be a good idea to do a cost benefit analysis between the solutions.

Some of the main things to consider:

  • Having a good SDK for plugin creation
  • Having good integrations with existing tools ( JIRA , GitHub , OpsGenie , etc.)
  • Cost
  • Maintenance and administration
  • Covers all your businesses use cases
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rishig
rishig
Head of Product at Zulip · | 4 upvotes · 28K views
atZulipZulip
Slack
Slack
Mattermost
Mattermost
RocketChat
RocketChat

I use Zulip instead of Slack, Mattermost, or RocketChat because of its first class threading. One week after switching to Gmail (in 2004) I realized I was never (willingly) going to use an unthreaded email product again. I had that same experience the first time I saw Zulip.

Zulip is also fully open-source, with a well-maintained (e.g. 90+% test coverage, fully static python), easily extensible code-base. In many companies, your communication platform (chat or email) is the center of the workplace -- no one asks for a chat integration into their calendar, they ask for a calendar integration into their chat. A fully open-source codebase means you can customize Zulip to your needs, and are never at the whim of a corporate maintainer who can't or won't fix simple bugs, or who will charge you tens of thousands of dollars for making minor customizations.

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Josh Dzielak
Josh Dzielak
Developer Advocate at DeveloperMode · | 19 upvotes · 61.7K views
atAlgoliaAlgolia
Algolia
Algolia
Discord
Discord
Gitter
Gitter
Discourse
Discourse
Rails
Rails
Ember.js
Ember.js

Shortly after I joined Algolia as a developer advocate, I knew I wanted to establish a place for the community to congregate and share their projects, questions and advice. There are a ton of platforms out there that can be used to host communities, and they tend to fall into two categories - real-time sync (like chat) and async (like forums). Because the community was already large, I felt that a chat platform like Discord or Gitter might be overwhelming and opted for a forum-like solution instead (which would also create content that's searchable from Google).

I looked at paid, closed-source options like AnswerHub and ForumBee and old-school solutions like phpBB and vBulletin, but none seemed to offer the power, flexibility and developer-friendliness of Discourse. Discourse is open source, written in Rails with Ember.js on the front-end. That made me confident I could modify it to meet our exact needs. Discourse's own forum is very active which made me confident I could get help if I needed it.

It took about a month to get Discourse up-and-running and make authentication tied to algolia.com via the SSO plugin. Adding additional plugins for moderation or look-and-feel customization was fairly straightforward, and I even created a plugin to make the forum content searchable with Algolia. To stay on top of answering questions and moderation, we used the Discourse API to publish new messages into our Slack. All-in-all I would say we were happy with Discourse - the only caveat would be that it's very helpful to have technical knowledge as well as Rails knowledge in order to get the most out of it.

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Gitter
Gitter
Discord
Discord
Spectrum
Spectrum
Slack
Slack

From a StackShare Community member: “We’re about to start a chat group for our open source project (over 5K stars on GitHub) so we can let our community collaborate more closely. The obvious choice would be Slack (k8s and a ton of major projects use it), but we’ve seen Gitter (webpack uses it) for a lot of open source projects, Discord (Vue.js moved to them), and as of late I’m seeing Spectrum more and more often. Does anyone have experience with these or other alternatives? Is it even worth assessing all these options, or should we just go with Slack? Some things that are important to us: free, all the regular integrations (GitHub, Heroku, etc), mobile & desktop apps, and open source is of course a plus."

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related Zulip posts

Zulip
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Slack
Slack

We use Zulip for group chat at the Recurse Center, both for our team (< 10 people) and for our alumni community (1,300+ people). We tried Slack, but Zulip is way better. Among the many reasons: It has a much better threading model and is open source.

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Vishnu KS
Vishnu KS
Software Engineer at Zulip · | 5 upvotes · 18.4K views
atZulipZulip
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Zulip
Slack
Slack

Zulip has easily the best threading model among all the chat applications and I prefer it over Slack, Mattermost, RocketChat, Hipchat, Discord etc. Each and every conversation is a seperate thread and has a topic. This model makes it extremely easier to catch up and participate in conversations. Once you get used to the threading model of Zulip its hard to tolerate threading model like Slack which is really inefficient and time wasting.

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Telegram

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    How to Create and Deploy a Telegram Bot using Python

    Nuances of Telegram Bot Development When we’ve already determined reasons for creating the bot, now it’s time to think on how we plan to organize the development process and what tools we will need. Further, we will demonstrate in practice how to create your first bot and how to teach it to turn our message inside out.

    In this part, we are planning how to build the application and what development tools to use. Further, we’ll show how to build your first Telegram bot on Python and will teach it to turn our message backwards. Since it is the manual for beginners, we will run the server with a single endpoint that will receive our telegram messages and will make an answer.

    For that, we will use the following tools:

    bottle – for our server; a simple and lightweight WSGI micro web-framework requests – for sending requests to telegram. request lib does not need to be overrepresented. It is universally used throughout the world in a variety of projects. Note: you have to install these tools on your computer. We will need them later. For that, open your bash console and install it via pip

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    Google Hangouts Chat

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          Mark Nelissen
          Mark Nelissen
          CTO at Gemsotec bvba · | 5 upvotes · 32.7K views
          Slack
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          HipChat
          HipChat
          Stride
          Stride
          Skype
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          Mattermost
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          I use Slack because it offers the best experience, even on the free tier (which we're still using). As a comparison, I have had in depth experience with HipChat, Stride, Skype, Google Chat (the new service), Google Hangouts (the old service). For self hosted, Mattermost is open source and claims to support most Slack integrations, but I have not extensively investigated this claim.

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