What is Friends?
Friends is like Slack except P2P, offline friendly and open source. We transmit data over secure channels and authenticate messages. It's made by a group of open source developers who are motivated to make a public chat platform that is easy to use but isn't centrally controlled, and where data is owned by its users.
Friends is a tool in the Group Chat & Notifications category of a tech stack.
Friends is an open source tool with 3.1K GitHub stars and 364 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Friends's open source repository on GitHub
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Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
HipChat is a hosted private chat service for your company or team. Invite colleagues to share ideas and files in persistent group chat rooms. Get your team off AIM, Google Talk, and Skype — HipChat was built for business.
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.
Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.