Slack vs. Let's Chat vs. Friends

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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 Let's Chat?

Let's Chat is a persistent messaging application that runs on Node.js and MongoDB. It's designed to be easily deployable and fits well with small, intimate teams. It's free (MIT licensed) and ships with killer features such as LDAP/Kerberos authentication, a REST-like API and XMPP support.

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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    What are some alternatives to Slack, Let's Chat, and Friends?

    • HipChat - Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM
    • 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

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