Campfire vs Flowdock vs HipChat

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What is Campfire?

Campfire is like instant messaging, but designed exclusively for groups. Share text, files, and code in real time. Save transcripts so you don’t forget.

What is Flowdock?

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.

What is HipChat?

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.
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        What are some alternatives to Campfire, Flowdock, and HipChat?
        Slack
        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.
        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.
        Mattermost
        Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
        RocketChat
        Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework. It is a great solution for communities and companies wanting to privately host their own chat service or for developers looking forward to build and evolve their own chat platforms.
        Telegram
        Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio and files of any type. It provides instant messaging, simple, fast, secure and synced across all your devices.
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        Decisions about Campfire, Flowdock, and HipChat
        Jack Graves
        Jack Graves
        Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 2 upvotes · 69.4K views
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        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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        Mark Nelissen
        Mark Nelissen
        CTO at Gemsotec bvba · | 5 upvotes · 102.1K 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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        Reviews of Campfire, Flowdock, and HipChat
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        Co-founder, Product at Everhour
        Review ofHipChatHipChat

        Here are the main issues hard to solve with Skype but easily handled with HipChat.

        Pickle #1. Group chatting Pickle #2. Offline mode Pickle #3. Sending pictures Pickle #4. Code snippets Pickle #5. Link search

        And of course integrations.

        We've gathered all our thoughts in an article - http://weavora.com/blog/2014/02/04/why-we-love-hipchat/

        Review ofHipChatHipChat

        I really like HipChat, not only because it's available on whatever "machine/device" you use but it has a ton of add-ons that you can integrate in you chat room that keep you and your team constantly aware of what's happening with your business.

        Review ofFlowdockFlowdock

        We have been using flowdock for about two years. We brainstorm in there and store important links and notes. We've integrated github, trello, twitter, several rss feeds and have all of our support emails go straight into our flow.

        How developers use Campfire, Flowdock, and HipChat
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        Analytical Informatics uses HipChatHipChat

        Hipchat provides a comprehensive and searchable chat system for development and customer relations. It is integrated with GitHub and JIRA so our developers can have specific rooms for each project, and we also have rooms for each customer tied into their Twitter feeds so we know what is relevant and can track issues via Nagios alerts.

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        DigitalPermits uses HipChatHipChat

        Everyone in our company uses HipChat. From our help center to our engineering department, we do most of our internal conversations in hipchat rooms. Also as a remote engineering team, it is super useful to have a service like this so that conversations are logged and in the open.

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        Tonpsy uses FlowdockFlowdock

        Flowdock is the ultimate endpoint for our team. What we love with this tool is that it's perfect for anybody in a project, from interns to devOps or marketing managers.

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        Grubster uses HipChatHipChat

        Part of our team are spread over cities and they are connected by chats or conference, sharing insights, alerts and tech discussions.

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        Tyler Morgan uses HipChatHipChat

        I use HipChat to communicate with group members. I like that I can hop on and catch up on any conversations that I missed.

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        BrightMachine uses HipChatHipChat

        Team communications and notices, such as when a test suite has run, when commits have been made to one of our git repos.

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