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Flock vs RocketChat: What are the differences?

What is Flock? A faster way for your team to communicate. Flock is a communication app for teams. Packed with tons of productivity features, Flock drives efficiency and boosts speed of execution.

What is RocketChat? Open source slack alternative. 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..

Flock and RocketChat can be primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.

RocketChat is an open source tool with 23.3K GitHub stars and 5K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RocketChat's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Flock and RocketChat
Christopher Semmler

Mattermost sports higher performance, uses Postgres, is a pure server side application not using up too much of system resources on the client side, and gives an overall enterprise grade impression in general.

Updates go smooth without a hassle, everything is organised logically, and the integration with the OS is absolutely stable. Apart from that, the underlying runtimes and code are mature, proven and stable.

The developers are maybe a bit more cautious in regard to introducing new features, but they maintain a stable experience, not breaking the codebase in order to hastily implement bells and whistles, which are not yet ready for production. Documentation and debugging are fantastic, so running this in enterprise production environment is absolutely approved of.

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Stefan Schuchlenz

We chose RocketChat over other communications suites like Cliq or Slack mainly because we can self-host it on our own infrastructure. Since we have quite some projects going on which demand that we stay in touch with a lot of different stakeholders, pricing was an issue, too. With RocketChat, we have a huge set of features basically for free, RC offers apps for all major devices and systems and overall, we're very happy with it. The only downside is the limited amount of apps and integrations, but we can make due with what we have available.

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Pros of Flock
Pros of RocketChat
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    • 71
      Open source
    • 38
      Can be deployed on premise
    • 32
      Byos (bring your own server)
    • 30
      Faster than Slack
    • 21
      Mobile app for iphone, ipad, and ipod touch
    • 19
      Desktop client for mac and windows
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      Built using meteor
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      Easily deployed on Cloud Services (Heroku, etc)
    • 10
      Screen Sharing
    • 9
      Excellent support & service, bar-none
    • 8
      Video and audio
    • 6
      Web client
    • 5
      Mobile app for android phone, tablet, and tv stick
    • 5
      Docker Image for easy setup
    • 5
      Open source
    • 5
      Multiple Security integrations - LDAP etc
    • 5
      Amazing product, fast moving development, and BYOS
    • 4
      Great development team
    • 4
      Free
    • 4
      Datacontrol
    • 2
      Love it - running on R Pi 2
    • 2
      Open source server
    • 1
      Linux Client Support
    • 1
      Flexible Integrations
    • 1
      Ldap integration
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      Slack bridge
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      Broadcast & Readonly channels
    • 0
      Threading model

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    Cons of Flock
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        Not as well-known as others like it

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      What is Flock?

      Flock is a communication app for teams. Packed with tons of productivity features, Flock drives efficiency and boosts speed of execution.

      What is 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.

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      What are some alternatives to Flock and RocketChat?
      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.
      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.
      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.
      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.
      Mattermost
      Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
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