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Actor vs Let's Chat: What are the differences?

Actor: Open source team messaging application with apps for Android, iOS, and Web. Actor is a platform for instant messaging. Actor provides features like large group chats; unlimited history storage; send/receive documents, photo, and video; authentication with one time password for phone number/email or OAuth2; easy integrations with external services; Let's Chat: Open source self-hosted chat app for small teams. Let's Chat is a persistent messaging application that runs on Node.js and MongoDB. It's designed to be easily deployable and fits well with small, intimate teams. It's free (MIT licensed) and ships with killer features such as LDAP/Kerberos authentication, a REST-like API and XMPP support.

Actor and Let's Chat belong to "Group Chat & Notifications" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Actor are:

  • File sharing
  • Limitless Groups
  • Mobile First

On the other hand, Let's Chat provides the following key features:

  • BYOS (bring your own server)
  • Persistent messages
  • Multiple rooms

Actor and Let's Chat are both open source tools. Let's Chat with 9.17K GitHub stars and 1.46K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Actor with 3.3K GitHub stars and 764 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Actor
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      Open source
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      BYOS
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      Docker, Vagrant, NodeJS
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      Free
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      On-premise deployment
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      File sharing
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      XMPP Support
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    Cons of Actor
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        Need a tool like tmux or screen to keep it running

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      What is Actor?

      Actor is a platform for instant messaging. Actor provides features like large group chats; unlimited history storage; send/receive documents, photo, and video; authentication with one time password for phone number/email or OAuth2; easy integrations with external services.

      What is Let's Chat?

      Let's Chat is a persistent messaging application that runs on Node.js and MongoDB. It's designed to be easily deployable and fits well with small, intimate teams. It's free (MIT licensed) and ships with killer features such as LDAP/Kerberos authentication, a REST-like API and XMPP support.

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