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Hall vs HipChat: What are the differences?

Hall: Real-time business chat & texting for teams. Hall is group chat, IM and video chat for companies and teams. Available free for the web, desktop and mobile. FREE anytime, anywhere; HipChat: Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM. 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.

Hall and HipChat can be categorized as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.

Some of the features offered by Hall are:

  • Group & Private Chat - Easily message one-on-one or in groups with users in- or out-of-network. No need for a work email address.
  • Syncs Across All Devices - Hall syncs seamlessly and persistently across Mac, Windows, Web, Android, and iPhone. Your chats are wherever you are.
  • Integrate With All Your Favorite Services - Dropbox, Hubot, Github, Zapier, Get Satisfaction, NewRelic, Jenkins, Box, and many more....

On the other hand, HipChat provides the following key features:

  • Desktop apps (Windows, Linux, Mac)
  • Mobile apps
  • Web app

"Free" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Hall, while over 143 developers mention "Integrates well with a lot of developer tools" as the leading cause for choosing HipChat.

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What is Hall?

Hall is group chat, IM and video chat for companies and teams. Available free for the web, desktop and mobile. FREE anytime, anywhere.

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.

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      What are some alternatives to Hall and HipChat?
      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.
      Microsoft Teams
      See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.
      Mattermost
      Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
      Gitter
      Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
      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.
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      Co-founder, Product at Everhour
      Review ofHipChatHipChat

      Here are the main issues hard to solve with Skype but easily handled with HipChat.

      Pickle #1. Group chatting Pickle #2. Offline mode Pickle #3. Sending pictures Pickle #4. Code snippets Pickle #5. Link search

      And of course integrations.

      We've gathered all our thoughts in an article - http://weavora.com/blog/2014/02/04/why-we-love-hipchat/

      Review ofHallHall

      Hall works great with services such as github, crashlytics, bitbucket etc to give your team real time information on activities going on in those sites without having to visit them individually. It gives our team some peace of mind knowing that all our information to coming directly to us when we need it!

      Review ofHipChatHipChat

      I really like HipChat, not only because it's available on whatever "machine/device" you use but it has a ton of add-ons that you can integrate in you chat room that keep you and your team constantly aware of what's happening with your business.

      How developers use Hall and HipChat
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      Analytical Informatics uses HipChatHipChat

      Hipchat provides a comprehensive and searchable chat system for development and customer relations. It is integrated with GitHub and JIRA so our developers can have specific rooms for each project, and we also have rooms for each customer tied into their Twitter feeds so we know what is relevant and can track issues via Nagios alerts.

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      DigitalPermits uses HipChatHipChat

      Everyone in our company uses HipChat. From our help center to our engineering department, we do most of our internal conversations in hipchat rooms. Also as a remote engineering team, it is super useful to have a service like this so that conversations are logged and in the open.

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      Grubster uses HipChatHipChat

      Part of our team are spread over cities and they are connected by chats or conference, sharing insights, alerts and tech discussions.

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      Tyler Morgan uses HipChatHipChat

      I use HipChat to communicate with group members. I like that I can hop on and catch up on any conversations that I missed.

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      BrightMachine uses HipChatHipChat

      Team communications and notices, such as when a test suite has run, when commits have been made to one of our git repos.

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