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Flowdock vs HipChat: What are the differences?

Developers describe Flowdock as "Flowdock is your team's chat with a shared inbox. Teams using Flowdock react in seconds and never forget anything". 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. On the other hand, HipChat is detailed as "Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM". 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.

Flowdock and HipChat can be primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.

Some of the features offered by Flowdock are:

  • Team Inbox
  • Group Chat
  • 1-On-1 Private Chat

On the other hand, HipChat provides the following key features:

  • Desktop apps (Windows, Linux, Mac)
  • Mobile apps
  • Web app

"Threaded chat" is the top reason why over 32 developers like Flowdock, while over 143 developers mention "Integrates well with a lot of developer tools" as the leading cause for choosing HipChat.

Heroku, Typeform, and Zillow are some of the popular companies that use HipChat, whereas Flowdock is used by Teespring, Opower, and Deveo. HipChat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 308 company stacks & 116 developers stacks; compared to Flowdock, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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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 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.
      Gitter
      Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
      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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      Reviews of 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 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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