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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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Slack?
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    What are the cons of using Friends?
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    Pricing

    How much does Slack cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Slack?
    4102 companies on StackShare use Slack
    What companies use HipChat?
    318 companies on StackShare use HipChat
    What companies use Friends?
    1 companies on StackShare use Friends

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Slack?
    224 tools on StackShare integrate with Slack
    What tools integrate with HipChat?
    118 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
    • Zulip - Powerful open source group chat

    See all alternatives to Slack

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