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Hall vs Mattermost: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Mattermost? Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative. Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.

Hall and Mattermost can be primarily classified 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, Mattermost provides the following key features:

  • All your team communication in one place, searchable and accessible anywhere
  • Slack-compatible, not Slack-limited. Imports Slack channels, users and themes. Offers Slack-compatible webhooks and integrations including Hubot, Jenkins, GitLab and others
  • Self-host ready with System Console and IT admin tools for managing dozens of team sites. Installs with Linux binary, plus Docker, Heroku, AWS, Azure and Cloud Foundry options

"Free" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Hall, while over 54 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Mattermost.

Mattermost is an open source tool with 15.4K GitHub stars and 3.14K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Mattermost's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 Mattermost?

Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
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    What are some alternatives to Hall 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.
    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.
    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.
    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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    Decisions about Hall and Mattermost
    rishig
    rishig
    Head of Product at Zulip · | 4 upvotes · 23.8K views
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    RocketChat
    RocketChat
    Mattermost
    Mattermost
    Slack
    Slack

    I use Zulip instead of Slack, Mattermost, or RocketChat because of its first class threading. One week after switching to Gmail (in 2004) I realized I was never (willingly) going to use an unthreaded email product again. I had that same experience the first time I saw Zulip.

    Zulip is also fully open-source, with a well-maintained (e.g. 90+% test coverage, fully static python), easily extensible code-base. In many companies, your communication platform (chat or email) is the center of the workplace -- no one asks for a chat integration into their calendar, they ask for a calendar integration into their chat. A fully open-source codebase means you can customize Zulip to your needs, and are never at the whim of a corporate maintainer who can't or won't fix simple bugs, or who will charge you tens of thousands of dollars for making minor customizations.

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    Aghmat Abrahams
    Aghmat Abrahams
    Junior Data Engineer at Impact Radius · | 5 upvotes · 17.2K views
    Slack
    Slack
    OpsGenie
    OpsGenie
    GitHub
    GitHub
    Jira
    Jira
    Mattermost
    Mattermost

    Slack is the industry standard for managed instant messaging (IM). A good alternative would be to self (or cloud) host an open source IM such as Mattermost but as always it would be a good idea to do a cost benefit analysis between the solutions.

    Some of the main things to consider:

    • Having a good SDK for plugin creation
    • Having good integrations with existing tools ( JIRA , GitHub , OpsGenie , etc.)
    • Cost
    • Maintenance and administration
    • Covers all your businesses use cases
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    Mark Nelissen
    Mark Nelissen
    CTO at Gemsotec bvba · | 5 upvotes · 23.7K views
    Mattermost
    Mattermost
    Skype
    Skype
    Stride
    Stride
    HipChat
    HipChat
    Slack
    Slack

    I use Slack because it offers the best experience, even on the free tier (which we're still using). As a comparison, I have had in depth experience with HipChat, Stride, Skype, Google Chat (the new service), Google Hangouts (the old service). For self hosted, Mattermost is open source and claims to support most Slack integrations, but I have not extensively investigated this claim.

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    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!

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    FAELIX uses MattermostMattermost

    It is no secret that we use Mattermost at Faelix — after all, it is a product we already support to be able to offer it to our customers. And like many network operators we use Oxidized to track and log changes to our routers and switches, even when those changes are made by automation tools.

    As part of our move to using more ChatOps within the business I wanted to get visibility of network changes within our network operations channel in Mattermost. A quick and dirty script achieved this.

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