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Moxtra vs Slack: What are the differences?

Developers describe Moxtra as "Integrate chat, voice meetings, screen sharing and recording, and multimedia annotation into your mobile app". Moxtra is the contextual communication + collaboration layer for your mobile and web applications|. Enhance user engagement by adding in-app communication+collaboration. Integrate chat, voice meetings, screen sharing and recording, and multimedia annotation. The Moxtra Cloud is mobile-first and is built to scale on demand to meet your growing needs. On the other hand, Slack is detailed as "Bring all your communication together in one place". 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.

Moxtra belongs to "Communications SDK" category of the tech stack, while Slack can be primarily classified under "Group Chat & Notifications".

Some of the features offered by Moxtra are:

  • Chat - The Moxtra Chat module gives you access to a rich messaging service for one on one, group, or topic based conversations.
  • Meet - With the Moxtra Meet module, your users can instantly start a full fledged meeting with screen sharing & audio conferencing while on the go.
  • Clip - Enable your users to record voice-overs directly on your app screens or onto files stored in your app or your cloud with the Moxtra Clip Module.

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

  • Create open channels for the projects, groups and topics that the whole team shares.
  • Search with context
  • Autocomplete makes mentioning your teammates quick and painless.
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From a StackShare Community member: “We’re about to start a chat group for our open source project (over 5K stars on GitHub) so we can let our community collaborate more closely. The obvious choice would be Slack (k8s and a ton of major projects use it), but we’ve seen Gitter (webpack uses it) for a lot of open source projects, Discord (Vue.js moved to them), and as of late I’m seeing Spectrum more and more often. Does anyone have experience with these or other alternatives? Is it even worth assessing all these options, or should we just go with Slack? Some things that are important to us: free, all the regular integrations (GitHub, Heroku, etc), mobile & desktop apps, and open source is of course a plus."

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Replies (4)
Arnaud Lemercier
Expert En Dveloppement Web Et Systmes Dinformations, Designer UX, UI, Co-grant at Wixiweb · | 4 upvotes · 151.1K views
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We use Discord to tracking some action and errors (logs / alerting / assertion). it's free and simple to use with mobile application et notifications

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Rebecca Driscoll
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We use Slack to increase productivity by simplifying communication and putting Slack in the middle of our communication workflow #Communications #Collaboration

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Michael Ionita
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We use Slack because we can let "tools talk to us" and automate processes in our dev team using bots.

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Julien Tanay
Lead DevOps. Every day product hacker. at Dior · | 2 upvotes · 147.3K views
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Our Discord Server is our n°1 community stop; we gather feedback from our users from here, discuss about new features, announce new releases, and so on.

We even use it for internal meetings and calls !

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Decisions about Moxtra and Slack
Remotor Consulting
at Remotor Consulting Group · | 13 upvotes · 77.4K views

Keybase is a powerful and secure team-organizing software. And because Keybase is so transparently good at what it does, Keybase is a foundational software that facilitates the future of work: effective, inclusive, secure Remote Teams.

Keybase is a free, end-to-end encrypted, open-source program with almost limitless flexibility. Each Keybase user or team is a unique cryptographic identity. Each message or interaction that a user has with a team or other user, is verifiable and digitally-signed. Custom combinations of users/teams/bots, can be designed to catalyze Remote Teams of all kinds, this process can also be automated. Keybase includes Git integration for versioning, bots from multiple platforms to facilitate audio/video-conferencing, a Cryptocurrency wallet, and many advanced privacy features to make you more or less traceable.

Services like Slack and Discord are centralized platforms that perform analytics on your behavior and can sell or leak this data to 3rd parties. Any audio/video features available within Slack or Discord, are bound to be less secure and less flexible than excellent alternatives such as Jitsi. Slack and Discord do have a fun, causal feel to them, which can potentially facilitate social engagement in certain conditions (also many users are already on these platforms).

Centralized and Proprietary team platforms such as Discord and Slack have a large market presence (at least in the USA) based on their first-mover advantage, name recognition, and network effects from size. However these products do not have the flexibility or power of Keybase. Keybase excels on its own excellence, and also has an open and active developer community.

Find us on Keybase: @remotorteam (Keybase username) @remotor.public (Public Keybase Team)

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Stefan Schuchlenz

We chose RocketChat over other communications suites like Cliq or Slack mainly because we can self-host it on our own infrastructure. Since we have quite some projects going on which demand that we stay in touch with a lot of different stakeholders, pricing was an issue, too. With RocketChat, we have a huge set of features basically for free, RC offers apps for all major devices and systems and overall, we're very happy with it. The only downside is the limited amount of apps and integrations, but we can make due with what we have available.

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Mohammad Hossein Amri
Chief Technology Officer at Axceligent Solutions · | 3 upvotes · 165K views

we were using slack and at the same time we had a subscription with office 365. after a while we hit the slack free limitation quota. and it got annoying. the search ability was useless in free tier. and more annoying whenever you search, it opens a webpage and doesn't do it in the app.

on mobile there were many cases that I didn't get notification of important discussions. rooms was the way to separate a talk. but it become tedious. each time for a new subject that you wanted to discuss, you needed to add all the team members into a new room. and after a while the room goes silent. you will end up with a tons of not-in-use rooms that you don't want to clean up them for history purposes. also the slack UI for sub discussion is very stupid. if someone forget to check the checkbox to post the subdiscussion in the main discussion thread, other team members even won't notice such discussion is in progress.

we was paying for office 365 and thought why not give the teams a shot. we won't be in worth situation than we are. we moved to teams and we loved it instantly, we had a separate tab aggregated all the files upload. we could reply on other talk. no need of creating a new room. this way room belongs to a team and not a certain topic. our sub discussion was visible to the whole team. enjoyed integration with azure and unlimited history. the best part was integration with outlook. it was a full suit solution. our stats become busy on outlook meeting events. we get weekly analyse. we didn't need to host our wiki seperated. we've created wiki per team. the communication was much more fun.

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Pros of Moxtra
Pros of Slack
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      Easy to integrate with
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      Excellent interface on multiple platforms
    • 847
      Free
    • 694
      Mobile friendly
    • 690
      People really enjoy using it
    • 331
      Great integrations
    • 315
      Flexible notification preferences
    • 198
      Unlimited users
    • 184
      Strong search and data archiving
    • 155
      Multi domain switching support
    • 82
      Easy to use
    • 40
      Beautiful
    • 27
      Hubot support
    • 22
      Unread/read control
    • 21
      Slackbot
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      Permalink for each messages
    • 17
      Text snippet with highlighting
    • 15
      Quote message easily
    • 14
      Per-room notification
    • 13
      Awesome integration support
    • 12
      IRC gateway
    • 12
      Star for each message / attached files
    • 11
      Good communication within a team
    • 11
      Dropbox Integration
    • 10
      Jira Integration
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      Slick, search is great
    • 9
      New Relic Integration
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      Great communication tool
    • 8
      Asana Integration
    • 8
      Combine All Services Quickly
    • 7
      Awesomeness
    • 7
      This tool understands developers
    • 7
      Google Drive Integration
    • 7
      XMPP gateway
    • 6
      BitBucket integration
    • 6
      Twitter Integration
    • 6
      Google Docs Integration
    • 6
      Replaces email
    • 5
      Guest and Restricted user control
    • 5
      Jenkins Integration
    • 5
      GREAT Customer Support / Quick Response to Feedback
    • 4
      Gathers all my communications in one place
    • 4
      Clean UI
    • 4
      Excellent multi platform internal communication tool
    • 4
      Mention list view
    • 4
      GitHub integration
    • 3
      Perfect implementation of chat + integrations
    • 3
      Visual Studio Integration
    • 3
      Easy to start working with
    • 3
      Easy
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      Easy to add a reaction
    • 3
      Timely while non intrusive
    • 3
      Great on-boarding
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      Threaded chat
    • 2
      Markdown
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      Eases collaboration for geographically dispersed teams
    • 2
      Message Actions
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      Simplicity
    • 2
      So much better than email
    • 2
      It's basically an improved (although closed) IRC
    • 2
      Android app
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      Great Channel Customization
    • 2
      Intuitive, easy to use, great integrations
    • 2
      Great interface
    • 1
      API
    • 1
      Easy remote communication
    • 1
      Get less busy
    • 1
      Targetprocess integration
    • 1
      Great Support Team
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      Flexible and Accessible
    • 1
      Multi work-space support
    • 1
      Travis CI integration
    • 1
      It's the coolest IM ever
    • 1
      Dev communication Made Easy
    • 1
      Community
    • 1
      Integrates with just about everything
    • 1
      Great API
    • 1
      Very customizable
    • 1
      I was 666 star :D
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      Better User Experience
    • 1
      Finally with terrible "threading"—I miss Flowdock
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      Google
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      Archive Importing
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      Complete with plenty of Electron BLOAT
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    Cons of Moxtra
    Cons of Slack
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        Can be distracting depending on how you use it
      • 6
        Requires some management for large teams
      • 5
        Limit messages history
      • 4
        Too expensive
      • 4
        You don't really own your messages
      • 3
        Too many notifications by default

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      What is Moxtra?

      Moxtra is the contextual communication + collaboration layer for your mobile and web applications|. Enhance user engagement by adding in-app communication+collaboration. Integrate chat, voice meetings, screen sharing and recording, and multimedia annotation. The Moxtra Cloud is mobile-first and is built to scale on demand to meet your growing needs.

      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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