Gitter vs Let's Chat vs Mattermost

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From a StackShare Community member: “We’re about to start a chat group for our open source project (over 5K stars on GitHub) so we can let our community collaborate more closely. The obvious choice would be Slack (k8s and a ton of major projects use it), but we’ve seen Gitter (webpack uses it) for a lot of open source projects, Discord (Vue.js moved to them), and as of late I’m seeing Spectrum more and more often. Does anyone have experience with these or other alternatives? Is it even worth assessing all these options, or should we just go with Slack? Some things that are important to us: free, all the regular integrations (GitHub, Heroku, etc), mobile & desktop apps, and open source is of course a plus."

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Replies (4)
Arnaud Lemercier
Expert En Dveloppement Web Et Systmes Dinformations, Designer UX, UI, Co-grant at Wixiweb · | 4 upvotes · 157.9K views
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We use Discord to tracking some action and errors (logs / alerting / assertion). it's free and simple to use with mobile application et notifications

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Rebecca Driscoll
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We use Slack to increase productivity by simplifying communication and putting Slack in the middle of our communication workflow #Communications #Collaboration

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Michael Ionita
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We use Slack because we can let "tools talk to us" and automate processes in our dev team using bots.

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Julien Tanay
Lead DevOps. Every day product hacker. at Dior · | 2 upvotes · 154K views
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Our Discord Server is our n°1 community stop; we gather feedback from our users from here, discuss about new features, announce new releases, and so on.

We even use it for internal meetings and calls !

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Decisions about Gitter, Let's Chat, and Mattermost
Christopher Semmler

Mattermost sports higher performance, uses Postgres, is a pure server side application not using up too much of system resources on the client side, and gives an overall enterprise grade impression in general.

Updates go smooth without a hassle, everything is organised logically, and the integration with the OS is absolutely stable. Apart from that, the underlying runtimes and code are mature, proven and stable.

The developers are maybe a bit more cautious in regard to introducing new features, but they maintain a stable experience, not breaking the codebase in order to hastily implement bells and whistles, which are not yet ready for production. Documentation and debugging are fantastic, so running this in enterprise production environment is absolutely approved of.

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Pros of Gitter
Pros of Let's Chat
Pros of Mattermost
  • 63
    Github integration
  • 55
    Free
  • 45
    Markdown support
  • 19
    Markdown
  • 17
    Graceful integration
  • 16
    Project-oriented
  • 15
    MARKDOOOOWN
  • 12
    IRC bridge
  • 9
    Integrates with everything
  • 8
    LaTeX
  • 4
    Apps available for most platforms
  • 2
    Cross-repository issue reference
  • 2
    Github login
  • 1
    IRC support
  • 1
    My new fav'rite thing is on it
  • 1
    Very fast work
  • 1
    Very open
  • 1
    Now open source
  • 1
    Open source
  • 1
    Free unlimited archives
  • 1
    Open access (no invitation needed)
  • 1
    Single account for all communities
  • 1
    Free, open & free hosting
  • 8
    Open source
  • 3
    BYOS
  • 3
    Docker, Vagrant, NodeJS
  • 2
    Free
  • 2
    On-premise deployment
  • 2
    File sharing
  • 1
    XMPP Support
  • 56
    Open source
  • 40
    On-premise deployment
  • 24
    Free
  • 22
    Built using golang
  • 20
    Fast and easy to use
  • 14
    Full text search
  • 14
    Docker image provided for easy setup
  • 12
    Built using react
  • 11
    Search and data archiving
  • 10
    Very professional
  • 10
    Supports multiple teams
  • 8
    Keeps us focused, effective, concise
  • 7
    Clean and simple look
  • 7
    Integration with Gitlab
  • 7
    Webhooks support
  • 6
    Use #Hashtags like Twitter
  • 6
    Well documented
  • 3
    Reactive community and ease of use
  • 3
    Import Slack logs
  • 2
    On-premises Deployment
  • 2
    Secure
  • 2
    Self managed data
  • 1
    Easy webhook integration
  • 1
    On premise installation
  • 1
    Kanban
  • 1
    Checklists
  • 1
    Markdown support
  • 1
    Slack-compatible integrations

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Cons of Gitter
Cons of Let's Chat
Cons of Mattermost
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    Sends data to US Gov
  • 1
    Need a tool like tmux or screen to keep it running
  • 1
    Basic permissions only in enterprise edition
  • 1
    Not compatible with Telegram keys, which used by FSB
  • 1
    Custom sidewide themes only in enterprise
  • 1
    Many basic features are enterprise only
  • 1
    Less integrations and plugins than slack

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What is Gitter?

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

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 Mattermost?

Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.

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      What are some alternatives to Gitter, Let's Chat, and Mattermost?
      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.
      Discord
      Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.
      GitHub
      GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
      Riot
      Riot brings custom tags to all browsers. Think React + Polymer but with enjoyable syntax and a small learning curve.
      Spectrum
      The community platform for the future.
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