HipChat vs Let's Chat vs Slack

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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 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 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.
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      What are some alternatives to HipChat, Let's Chat, and Slack?
      Stride
      Bring all the right people together instantly with built-in voice and video meetings. Turn conversations into action with integrated collaboration tools. Find the space to focus so you can get to done faster.
      Yammer
      Yammer brings the power of social networking to your company. Collaborate securely across departments, geographies, content and business applications.
      Flowdock
      Flowdock is a web-based team chat service that integrates with your tools to provide a window into your team's activities. With the team inbox, everyone on your team can stay up to date. Stay connected with Flowdock's iOS and Android apps.
      Flock
      Flock is a communication app for teams. Packed with tons of productivity features, Flock drives efficiency and boosts speed of execution.
      WhatsApp
      It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.
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      Decisions about HipChat, Let's Chat, and Slack
      Vishnu KS
      Vishnu KS
      Software Engineer at Zulip · | 5 upvotes · 29K views
      atZulipZulip
      Zulip
      Zulip
      Slack
      Slack

      Zulip has easily the best threading model among all the chat applications and I prefer it over Slack, Mattermost, RocketChat, Hipchat, Discord etc. Each and every conversation is a seperate thread and has a topic. This model makes it extremely easier to catch up and participate in conversations. Once you get used to the threading model of Zulip its hard to tolerate threading model like Slack which is really inefficient and time wasting.

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      rishig
      rishig
      Head of Product at Zulip · | 5 upvotes · 48.1K views
      atZulipZulip
      Slack
      Slack
      Mattermost
      Mattermost
      RocketChat
      RocketChat

      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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      Zulip
      Zulip
      Slack
      Slack

      I use Zulip because I love how it lets me focus on my work, and doesn't need me to be constantly online to be able to participate in conversations that matter to me. Zulip's topics make it super easy to get an overview of all the conversations that happened while I was away, and pick and choose the conversations that I want to catch-up with. Slack 's threads seem like an after-thought and aren't effective for catching-up at all!

      I also love the Zulip community, and the care and effort put in by the members to make it a friendly and welcoming community to new developers, and to make the contribution experience pleasant for all the contributors.

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      Francisco Quintero
      Francisco Quintero
      Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 7 upvotes · 214.9K views
      atDev As ProsDev As Pros
      Node.js
      Node.js
      Rails
      Rails
      Amazon EC2
      Amazon EC2
      Heroku
      Heroku
      RuboCop
      RuboCop
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      ESLint
      ESLint
      Slack
      Slack
      Twist
      Twist

      For many(if not all) small and medium size business time and cost matter a lot.

      That's why languages, frameworks, tools, and services that are easy to use and provide 0 to productive in less time, it's best.

      Maybe Node.js frameworks might provide better features compared to Rails but in terms of MVPs, for us Rails is the leading alternative.

      Amazon EC2 might be cheaper and more customizable than Heroku but in the initial terms of a project, you need to complete configurationos and deploy early.

      Advanced configurations can be done down the road, when the project is running and making money, not before.

      But moving fast isn't the only thing we care about. We also take the job to leave a good codebase from the beginning and because of that we try to follow, as much as we can, style guides in Ruby with RuboCop and in JavaScript with ESLint and StandardJS.

      Finally, comunication and keeping a good history of conversations, decisions, and discussions is important so we use a mix of Slack and Twist

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      Jack Graves
      Jack Graves
      Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 2 upvotes · 48.2K views
      atAutomation ConsultantsAutomation Consultants
      HipChat
      HipChat
      Microsoft Teams
      Microsoft Teams
      Jira
      Jira
      Confluence
      Confluence

      We use Microsoft Teams as our primary workplace collaboration tool. It enables our team to work remotely and still collaborate on projects - with integration to JIRA and Confluence, the tool enables us to create War Rooms when problems occur and also provides information-sharing capabilities. Replaced HipChat.

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      Aghmat Abrahams
      Aghmat Abrahams
      Junior Data Engineer at Impact Radius · | 5 upvotes · 25.8K views
      Mattermost
      Mattermost
      Jira
      Jira
      GitHub
      GitHub
      OpsGenie
      OpsGenie
      Slack
      Slack

      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 · 66.4K views