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Alternatives to RingCentral

Grasshopper, Zoom, Dialpad, GoToMeeting, and Microsoft Teams are the most popular alternatives and competitors to RingCentral.
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What is RingCentral and what are its top alternatives?

Since RingCentral is cloud based, you enjoy the freedom to connect and manage multiple locations, devices and workers within your cloud phone system. You can easily customize users, departments, and call handling rules. No matter where you, or the users, are. You only need a high-speed Internet connection and your phone system is ready to work lightning fast, anytime and anyplace. There鈥檚 no PBX hardware.
RingCentral is a tool in the Phone category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to RingCentral

  • Grasshopper

    Grasshopper

    Sound more professional and stay connected with Grasshopper, the Virtual Phone System designed for entrepreneurs. Grasshopper works just like a traditional phone system, but requires no hardware to purchase or software to install. ...

  • Zoom

    Zoom

    Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems. ...

  • Dialpad

    Dialpad

    It is a pure-cloud business communication platform that's in tune with the way your team works . Connect your team with a business communication platform that powers voice, video, messages, and meetings across your existing devices. ...

  • GoToMeeting

    GoToMeeting

    It is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time. ...

  • Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams

    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. ...

  • Twilio

    Twilio

    Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs. ...

  • Slack

    Slack

    Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That鈥檚 Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together. ...

  • WhatsApp

    WhatsApp

    It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media. ...

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      PROS OF ZOOM
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        Web conferencing made easy
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        Remote control option
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        Draw on screen
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        Very reliable
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        In-meeting chat is pretty good
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        Pair programming sessions with shared controls
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        Free
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        Easy to share meeting links/invites
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        Good Sound Quality
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        Cloud recordings for meetings
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        Great mobile app
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        Recording Feature
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        User Friendly actions
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        Virtual backgrounds
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        Other people use it
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        Reactions (emoticons)
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        Different options for blocking chat
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        When ending the videocall, everybody gets kicked
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        Auto reconnecting
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        While sharing screen, you can still see your video
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        Mute all participants at once
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        Chrome extension is great to easily create meetings
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        Easily share video with audio
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        Registration form
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        /zoom on Slack
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        Meant for business and education
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        Zoom
      CONS OF ZOOM
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        Limited time if you are a basic member
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        Limited Storage
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        Hate how sharing your screen defaults to Full Screen
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        Quality isn't great (Free)
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        No cursor highlight on screenshare.
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        Potential security flaws
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        Onboarding process for new users is not intuitive
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        Security
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        Virtual background quality isn't good
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        Doesn't handle switching audio sources well
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        The native calendar is buggy
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        Editing can be improved
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        Dashboard can be improved
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        En In reality,the chat in the meet not is excelent,noo
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        Not many emojis
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        Past chat history is not saved
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        Pornographic material displayed
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        Zoom lags a lot
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        Recording Feature
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        Any body can get in it

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      Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

      Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

      Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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      Discord

      I want to host an online Jeopardy game with less than 30 participants. During each round of the game, I'll stream some videos. The point is to gather friends together to play the Jeopardy game and watch random stuff. Please let me know if there's a more suitable platform other than Discord and Zoom. Thanks, everyone!

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      Dialpad

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          GoToMeeting

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          A professional online meeting software
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            Lock the meeting room
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            Display 25 camera at a time
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            Ok
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            More control over participant鈥檚 webcams and chat
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            Microsoft Teams

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            PROS OF MICROSOFT TEAMS
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              Work well with the rest of Office 365 work flow
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              Mobile friendly
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              Free
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              Great integrations
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              Well-thought Design
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              Channels
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              Easy setup
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              Unlimited users
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              Strong search and data archiving
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              Easy to integrate with
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              Multi domain switching support
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              Web interface
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              Same interface on multiple platforms
            • 2
              Great voice quality
            CONS OF MICROSOFT TEAMS
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              Confusing UI
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              Bad performance on init and after quite a use
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              Bad Usermanagement
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              Can't see all members in a video meeting
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              No desktop client (only fat and slow electron app)
            • 5
              No Markdown Support
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              Unable to Mute users
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              Forced WYSIWYG
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              MIssing public channels
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              You don't really own your messages
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              Challenging Onboarding
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              Is bad
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              Stubborn, unused friendly
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              No linux support

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            Looking for the pros and cons for a tool we can use best for cross-team collaboration (software development). Has anyone compared Google Hangouts Chat with Microsoft Teams? What were the advantages of either??

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            Jack Graves
            Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants | 2 upvotes 路 180.2K views

            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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            Twilio

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              RESTful API
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              Clear pricing
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              Great sms services
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              Low cost of entry
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              Global SMS Gateway
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              Good value
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              Cloud IVR
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              Simple
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              Extremely simple to integrate with rails
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              Great for startups
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              SMS
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              Great developer program
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              Hassle free
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              New Features constantly rolling out
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              Many deployment options, from build from scratch to buy
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              Text me the app pages
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              Easy integration
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              Two factor authentication
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              Predictable pricing
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              Expensive

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            Nexmo vs Twilio ?

            Back in the early days at SmartZip Analytics, that evaluation had - for whatever reason - been made by Product Management. Some developers might have been consulted, but we hadn't made the final call and some key engineering aspects of it were omitted.

            When revamping the platform, I made sure to flip the decision process how it should be. Business provided an input but Engineering lead the way and has the final say on all implementation matters. My engineers and I decided on re-evaluating the criteria and vendor selection. Not only did we need SMS support, but were we not thinking about #VoiceAndSms support as the use cases evolved.

            Also, on an engineering standpoint, SDK mattered. Nexmo didn't have any. Twilio did. No-one would ever want to re-build from scratch integration layers vendors should naturally come up with and provide their customers with.

            Twilio won on all fronts. Including costs and implementation timelines. No-one even noticed the vendor switch.

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            Slack

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              Mobile friendly
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              People really enjoy using it
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              Great integrations
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              Flexible notification preferences
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              Unlimited users
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              Strong search and data archiving
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              Multi domain switching support
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              Easy to use
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              Beautiful
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              Hubot support
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              Unread/read control
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              Slackbot
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              Permalink for each messages
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              Text snippet with highlighting
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              Quote message easily
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              Per-room notification
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              Awesome integration support
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              IRC gateway
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              Star for each message / attached files
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              Good communication within a team
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              Dropbox Integration
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              Jira Integration
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              Slick, search is great
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              New Relic Integration
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              Great communication tool
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              Combine All Services Quickly
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              Asana Integration
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              Awesomeness
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              This tool understands developers
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              Google Drive Integration
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              Replaces email
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              BitBucket integration
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              XMPP gateway
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              Twitter Integration
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              Google Docs Integration
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              GREAT Customer Support / Quick Response to Feedback
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              Jenkins Integration
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              Guest and Restricted user control
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              Gathers all my communications in one place
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              Excellent multi platform internal communication tool
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              GitHub integration
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              Mention list view
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              Easy to start working with
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              Visual Studio Integration
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              Perfect implementation of chat + integrations
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              Easy
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              Easy to add a reaction
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              Clean UI
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              Timely while non intrusive
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              Great on-boarding
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              Threaded chat
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              Intuitive, easy to use, great integrations
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              Simplicity
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              Great interface
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              So much better than email
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              Message Actions
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              Great Channel Customization
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              It's basically an improved (although closed) IRC
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              Eases collaboration for geographically dispersed teams
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              Android app
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              Great API
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              Very customizable
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              API
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              Easy remote communication
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              Get less busy
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              Targetprocess integration
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              Better User Experience
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              Archive Importing
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              Great Support Team
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              Complete with plenty of Electron BLOAT
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              Markdown
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              Multi work-space support
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              Flexible and Accessible
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              Travis CI integration
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              It's the coolest IM ever
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              I was 666 star :D
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              Community
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              Dev communication Made Easy
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              Integrates with just about everything
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              Easy to useL
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              Platforms
            CONS OF SLACK
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              Can be distracting depending on how you use it
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              Requires some management for large teams
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              Limit messages history
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              Too expensive
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              You don't really own your messages
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              Too many notifications by default

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            Director of Strategy at DigitalSignal | 22 upvotes 路 97.9K views

            Sentry has been essential to our development approach. Nobody likes errors or apps that crash. We use Sentry heavily during Node.js and React development. Our developers are able to see error reports, crashes, user's browsers, and more, all in one place. Sentry also seamlessly integrates with Asana, Slack, and GitHub.

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            Yonas Beshawred

            Using Screenhero via Slack was getting to be pretty horrible. Video and sound quality was often times pretty bad and worst of all the service just wasn't reliable. We all had high hopes when the acquisition went through but ultimately, the product just didn't live up to expectations. We ended up trying Zoom after I had heard about it from some friends at other companies. We noticed the video/sound quality was better, and more importantly it was super reliable. The Slack integration was awesome (just type /zoom and it starts a call)

            You can schedule recurring calls which is helpful. There's a G Suite (Google Calendar) integration which lets you add a Zoom call (w/dial in info + link to web/mobile) with the click of a button.

            Meeting recordings (video and audio) are really nice, you get recordings stored in the cloud on the higher tier plans. One of our engineers, Jerome, actually built a cool little Slack integration using the Slack API and Zoom API so that every time a recording is processed, a link gets posted to the "event-recordings" channel. The iOS app is great too!

            #WebAndVideoConferencing #videochat

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            WhatsApp

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            PROS OF WHATSAPP
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              Free
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              Easy to carry on with contact
            CONS OF WHATSAPP
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              Maximum to 8 person video call

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