HipChat vs. RocketChat vs. Gitter

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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 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 Gitter?

Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.

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

Why do developers choose RocketChat?
Why do you like RocketChat?

Why do developers choose Gitter?
Why do you like Gitter?

What are the cons of using HipChat?
No Cons submitted yet for HipChat
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What are the cons of using RocketChat?
No Cons submitted yet for RocketChat
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What are the cons of using Gitter?
No Cons submitted yet for Gitter
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How much does HipChat cost?
HipChat Pricing
How much does RocketChat cost?
How much does Gitter cost?
Gitter Pricing
What companies use HipChat?
395 companies on StackShare use HipChat
What companies use RocketChat?
44 companies on StackShare use RocketChat
What companies use Gitter?
36 companies on StackShare use Gitter
What tools integrate with HipChat?
122 tools on StackShare integrate with HipChat
What tools integrate with RocketChat?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with RocketChat
What tools integrate with Gitter?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Gitter

What are some alternatives to HipChat, RocketChat, and Gitter?

  • Slack - Slack brings all your communication together in one place
  • Mattermost - Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative
  • Microsoft Teams - Chat-based workspace in Office 365
  • Zulip - Powerful open source team chat

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