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RocketChat vs Zoho Cliq: What are the differences?

What is RocketChat? Open source slack alternative. 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..

What is Zoho Cliq? A Team communication software. It is a business communication app that includes real-time messaging, task management and automation. You can share files and make audio or video calls, right from within your chat channels. it is loaded with features to keep teams productive and cohesive.

RocketChat and Zoho Cliq can be primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.

Some of the features offered by RocketChat are:

  • BYOS (bring your own server)
  • Multiple Rooms
  • Direct Messages

On the other hand, Zoho Cliq provides the following key features:

  • Collaboration
  • Video Broadcasting for Teams
  • Work Remotely

RocketChat is an open source tool with 23.3K GitHub stars and 5.01K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RocketChat's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about RocketChat and Zoho Cliq
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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Pros of RocketChat
Pros of Zoho Cliq
  • 72
    Open source
  • 38
    Can be deployed on premise
  • 32
    Byos (bring your own server)
  • 30
    Faster than Slack
  • 21
    Mobile app for iphone, ipad, and ipod touch
  • 19
    Desktop client for mac and windows
  • 19
    Built using meteor
  • 13
    Easily deployed on Cloud Services (Heroku, etc)
  • 10
    Screen Sharing
  • 9
    Excellent support & service, bar-none
  • 9
    Video and audio
  • 6
    Web client
  • 5
    Multiple Security integrations - LDAP etc
  • 5
    Docker Image for easy setup
  • 5
    Open source
  • 5
    Mobile app for android phone, tablet, and tv stick
  • 5
    Amazing product, fast moving development, and BYOS
  • 4
    Datacontrol
  • 4
    Great development team
  • 4
    Free
  • 2
    Love it - running on R Pi 2
  • 2
    Open source server
  • 1
    Broadcast & Readonly channels
  • 1
    Ldap integration
  • 1
    Linux Client Support
  • 1
    Flexible Integrations
  • 1
    Slack bridge
  • 0
    Threading model
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    Cons of RocketChat
    Cons of Zoho Cliq
    • 1
      No full markdown support
    • 1
      Mobile app in Enterprise version only
    • 1
      Many basic features require plugins
    • 1
      Visioconference support is external
    • 1
      No screen recorder
    • 1
      Few options for user customization
    • 1
      Limited message history on SaaS
    • 1
      Poor user customization
    • 1
      Hard to upgrade
    • 1
      Not as well-known as others like it
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      What is 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.

      What is Zoho Cliq?

      It is a business communication app that includes real-time messaging, task management and automation. You can share files and make audio or video calls, right from within your chat channels. it is loaded with features to keep teams productive and cohesive.

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      Google Hangouts
      Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
      Discord
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