Mattermost vs Skype: What are the differences?
Developers describe Mattermost as "Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative". Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall. On the other hand, Skype is detailed as "Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing". Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
Mattermost can be classified as a tool in the "Group Chat & Notifications" category, while Skype is grouped under "Web and Video Conferencing".
Some of the features offered by Mattermost are:
- 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
On the other hand, Skype provides the following key features:
- Calling- Make free Skype to Skype calls or call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates.
- Video- Catch up face to face or get a whole group together on a video call.
- Messaging- You're always in the loop with instant messaging, voice messaging and sending texts.
"Open source" is the top reason why over 54 developers like Mattermost, while over 248 developers mention "Free, widespread" as the leading cause for choosing Skype.
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.
According to the StackShare community, Skype has a broader approval, being mentioned in 737 company stacks & 733 developers stacks; compared to Mattermost, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.