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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.

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What is Mattermost?

Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.

What is Skype?

Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
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What are some alternatives to Mattermost and Skype?
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.
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.
Riot
Riot brings custom tags to all browsers. Think React + Polymer but with enjoyable syntax and a small learning curve.
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.
Gitter
Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
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Decisions about Mattermost and Skype
Dmitry Mukhin
Dmitry Mukhin
at Uploadcare · | 11 upvotes · 22.7K views
atUploadcareUploadcare
Google Hangouts Chat
Google Hangouts Chat
Webex
Webex
Skype
Skype
Zoom
Zoom

Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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rishig
rishig
Head of Product at Zulip · | 4 upvotes · 24.6K views
atZulipZulip
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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Julien DeFrance
Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 2 upvotes · 14.3K views
atSmartZipSmartZip
Zoom
Zoom
Skype
Skype
Join.me
Join.me
#Dialpad
#VideoConferencing

Which VideoConferencing software to use?

Join.me, #GoToMeeting, Google, Skype... Many of the previous software I experienced disappointed me or my team in many ways: problems joining, voice/video issues, having to register or install software first. And easily, each time we just waste 10-15mn waiting for everyone to join.

Too many signs it was time for a change.

At my previous company, SmartZip, I made the switch to #UberConference. A Dialpad service. We're currently using Zoom at Stessa. I really like it too.

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Aghmat Abrahams
Aghmat Abrahams
Junior Data Engineer at Impact Radius · | 5 upvotes · 17.8K 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 · 25.3K 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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Reviews of Mattermost and Skype
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they really have an awesome and fast support.. Thanks http://www.followthesteps.net/sky-contact-phone-number/

How developers use Mattermost and Skype
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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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Srinivas Adireddi uses SkypeSkype

Three reasons why people like Skype that I am compelling: 1. It's simple and easy to use 2. Good video calling quality 3. It's cheap and very efficient Very popular too

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eXon Technologies uses SkypeSkype

We are using Skype to help your customers in realtime. Sometimes you need to chat or talk with customer right away and this is best option for us right now.

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MyklClason uses SkypeSkype

Skype is one of the better methods I've found for IM communication, and most of my clients have it. Mostly use it when there is a need for screensharing.

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MadElf1337 uses SkypeSkype

Skype is far by one of the best video calling apps I've ever used(After Google Duo) It has a very simple User Interface, hence is a favorite of mine.

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dotmos uses SkypeSkype

Allows us to communicate with our employees who are all in different countries when they are not logged into Slack. Also used to vet new employees.

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