appear.in vs Mattermost: What are the differences?
appear.in: Video conversations with up to 8 people for free. No login — no installs. Create a video room. Share the link. Appear together. Built with WebRTC & AngularJS; Mattermost: Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative. Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
appear.in and Mattermost are primarily classified as "Screen Sharing" and "Group Chat & Notifications" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by appear.in are:
- iPhone App
- Create an appear.in room and send the link to the room on e-mail, chat, SMS etc
- No installation required
On the other hand, Mattermost provides the following key features:
- All your team communication in one place, searchable and accessible anywhere
- Slack-compatible, not Slack-limited. Imports Slack channels, users and themes. Offers Slack-compatible webhooks and integrations including Hubot, Jenkins, GitLab and others
- Self-host ready with System Console and IT admin tools for managing dozens of team sites. Installs with Linux binary, plus Docker, Heroku, AWS, Azure and Cloud Foundry options
"Easy setup" is the top reason why over 11 developers like appear.in, while over 54 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Mattermost.
Mattermost is an open source tool with 14.9K GitHub stars and 3.04K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Mattermost's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Mattermost has a broader approval, being mentioned in 38 company stacks & 24 developers stacks; compared to appear.in, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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