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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