Slack vs. RocketChat 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 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.

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 RocketChat?
Why do you like RocketChat?

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 RocketChat?
No Cons submitted yet for RocketChat
Downsides of RocketChat?

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 RocketChat cost?
How much does Friends cost?

Companies

What companies use Slack?
5672 companies on StackShare use Slack
What companies use RocketChat?
42 companies on StackShare use RocketChat
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 RocketChat?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with RocketChat
What tools integrate with Friends?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Friends

What are some alternatives to Slack, RocketChat, 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.
  • Mattermost - Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative
  • Microsoft Teams - Chat-based workspace in Office 365

See all alternatives to Slack

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