Slack vs. HipChat vs. Friends



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Description

What is 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.

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.

What is Friends?

Friends is like Slack except P2P, offline friendly and open source. We transmit data over secure channels and authenticate messages. It's made by a group of open source developers who are motivated to make a public chat platform that is easy to use but isn't centrally controlled, and where data is owned by its users.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Slack?
Why do you like Slack?

Why do developers choose HipChat?
Why do you like HipChat?

Why do developers choose Friends?
Why do you like Friends?

Cons

What are the cons of using Slack?
Downsides of Slack?

What are the cons of using HipChat?
No Cons submitted yet for HipChat
Downsides of HipChat?

What are the cons of using Friends?
No Cons submitted yet for Friends
Downsides of Friends?

Pricing

How much does Slack cost?
Slack Pricing
How much does HipChat cost?
HipChat Pricing
How much does Friends cost?

Companies

What companies use Slack?
5674 companies on StackShare use Slack
What companies use HipChat?
401 companies on StackShare use HipChat
What companies use Friends?
1 companies on StackShare use Friends

Integrations

What tools integrate with Slack?
232 tools on StackShare integrate with Slack
What tools integrate with HipChat?
121 tools on StackShare integrate with HipChat
What tools integrate with Friends?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Friends

What are some alternatives to Slack, HipChat, and Friends?

  • Gitter - Messaging for people who make software. Integrated with your team, projects and your code.
  • RocketChat - Open source slack alternative
  • Mattermost - Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative
  • Microsoft Teams - Chat-based workspace in Office 365

See all alternatives to Slack

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