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Alternatives to Twist

Twisted, Slack, Microsoft Teams, HipChat, and Telegram are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Twist.
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What is Twist and what are its top alternatives?

Twist is a communication app for teams who believe there’s more to work than keeping up with group chat apps, created by the makers of Todoist.
Twist is a tool in the Group Chat & Notifications category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Twist

  • Twisted

    Twisted

    Twisted is an event-driven networking engine written in Python and licensed under the open source ​MIT license. Twisted runs on Python 2 and an ever growing subset also works with Python 3. Twisted also supports many common network protocols, including SMTP, POP3, IMAP, SSHv2, and DNS. ...

  • Slack

    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. ...

  • Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams

    See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations. ...

  • HipChat

    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. ...

  • Telegram

    Telegram

    Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio and files of any type. It provides instant messaging, simple, fast, secure and synced across all your devices. ...

  • Mattermost

    Mattermost

    Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.

  • RocketChat

    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. ...

  • Gitter

    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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Twisted logo

Twisted

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PROS OF TWISTED
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    Easy-to-understand concurrency
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    Twisted prevails
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    It works
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    Solid, flexible, powerful
CONS OF TWISTED
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    Slack logo

    Slack

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    PROS OF SLACK
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      Easy to integrate with
    • 877
      Excellent interface on multiple platforms
    • 848
      Free
    • 694
      Mobile friendly
    • 690
      People really enjoy using it
    • 330
      Great integrations
    • 315
      Flexible notification preferences
    • 197
      Unlimited users
    • 184
      Strong search and data archiving
    • 155
      Multi domain switching support
    • 80
      Easy to use
    • 40
      Beautiful
    • 27
      Hubot support
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      Unread/read control
    • 21
      Slackbot
    • 19
      Permalink for each messages
    • 17
      Text snippet with highlighting
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      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
    • 10
      Slick, search is great
    • 9
      New Relic Integration
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      Great communication tool
    • 8
      Combine All Services Quickly
    • 8
      Asana Integration
    • 7
      Awesomeness
    • 7
      This tool understands developers
    • 7
      Google Drive Integration
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      Replaces email
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      BitBucket integration
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      XMPP gateway
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      Twitter Integration
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      Google Docs Integration
    • 5
      GREAT Customer Support / Quick Response to Feedback
    • 5
      Jenkins Integration
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      Guest and Restricted user control
    • 4
      Gathers all my communications in one place
    • 4
      Excellent multi platform internal communication tool
    • 4
      GitHub integration
    • 4
      Mention list view
    • 3
      Easy to start working with
    • 3
      Visual Studio Integration
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      Perfect implementation of chat + integrations
    • 3
      Easy
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      Easy to add a reaction
    • 3
      Clean UI
    • 3
      Timely while non intrusive
    • 3
      Great on-boarding
    • 3
      Threaded chat
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      Intuitive, easy to use, great integrations
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      Simplicity
    • 2
      Great interface
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      So much better than email
    • 2
      Message Actions
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      Great Channel Customization
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      It's basically an improved (although closed) IRC
    • 2
      Eases collaboration for geographically dispersed teams
    • 2
      Android app
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      Great API
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      Very customizable
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      API
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      Easy remote communication
    • 1
      Get less busy
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      Targetprocess integration
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      Better User Experience
    • 1
      Finally with terrible "threading"—I miss Flowdock
    • 1
      Archive Importing
    • 1
      Great Support Team
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      Complete with plenty of Electron BLOAT
    • 1
      Markdown
    • 1
      Multi work-space support
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      Flexible and Accessible
    • 1
      Travis CI integration
    • 1
      It's the coolest IM ever
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      I was 666 star :D
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      Community
    • 1
      Dev communication Made Easy
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      Integrates with just about everything
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      Easy to useL
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      Platforms
    CONS OF SLACK
    • 12
      Can be distracting depending on how you use it
    • 6
      Requires some management for large teams
    • 5
      Limit messages history
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      Too expensive
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      You don't really own your messages
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      Too many notifications by default

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    Lucas Litton
    Director of Strategy at DigitalSignal · | 22 upvotes · 90.8K views

    Sentry has been essential to our development approach. Nobody likes errors or apps that crash. We use Sentry heavily during Node.js and React development. Our developers are able to see error reports, crashes, user's browsers, and more, all in one place. Sentry also seamlessly integrates with Asana, Slack, and GitHub.

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    Yonas Beshawred

    Using Screenhero via Slack was getting to be pretty horrible. Video and sound quality was often times pretty bad and worst of all the service just wasn't reliable. We all had high hopes when the acquisition went through but ultimately, the product just didn't live up to expectations. We ended up trying Zoom after I had heard about it from some friends at other companies. We noticed the video/sound quality was better, and more importantly it was super reliable. The Slack integration was awesome (just type /zoom and it starts a call)

    You can schedule recurring calls which is helpful. There's a G Suite (Google Calendar) integration which lets you add a Zoom call (w/dial in info + link to web/mobile) with the click of a button.

    Meeting recordings (video and audio) are really nice, you get recordings stored in the cloud on the higher tier plans. One of our engineers, Jerome, actually built a cool little Slack integration using the Slack API and Zoom API so that every time a recording is processed, a link gets posted to the "event-recordings" channel. The iOS app is great too!

    #WebAndVideoConferencing #videochat

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    Microsoft Teams logo

    Microsoft Teams

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    PROS OF MICROSOFT TEAMS
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      Work well with the rest of Office 365 work flow
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      Mobile friendly
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      Free
    • 12
      Great integrations
    • 11
      Well-thought Design
    • 10
      Channels
    • 8
      Easy setup
    • 6
      Unlimited users
    • 5
      Strong search and data archiving
    • 4
      Multi domain switching support
    • 4
      Easy to integrate with
    • 3
      Same interface on multiple platforms
    • 3
      Web interface
    • 2
      Great voice quality
    CONS OF MICROSOFT TEAMS
    • 16
      Confusing UI
    • 12
      Bad performance on init and after quite a use
    • 9
      Bad Usermanagement
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      Can't see all members in a video meeting
    • 6
      No desktop client (only fat and slow electron app)
    • 5
      No Markdown Support
    • 5
      Unable to Mute users
    • 4
      Forced WYSIWYG
    • 4
      MIssing public channels
    • 4
      You don't really own your messages
    • 3
      Challenging Onboarding
    • 3
      Is bad
    • 3
      Stubborn, unused friendly
    • 3
      No linux support

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    Jon Waite
    Scrum Master at Costco Wholsale · | 3 upvotes · 31K views

    Looking for the pros and cons for a tool we can use best for cross-team collaboration (software development). Has anyone compared Google Hangouts Chat with Microsoft Teams? What were the advantages of either??

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    Jack Graves
    Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 2 upvotes · 177.2K views

    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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    HipChat logo

    HipChat

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    Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM
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    PROS OF HIPCHAT
    • 144
      Integrates well with a lot of developer tools
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      Developer-friendly
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      Clients for every major platform
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      Mobile-friendly
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      Free unlimited users
    • 40
      Extremely easy to use for non-tech guys
    • 39
      Good api integration
    • 38
      Irc-like
    • 28
      Reliable
    • 26
      Feature rich
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      Affordable at $2/user
    • 6
      Email notifications
    • 6
      Text Messages
    • 4
      More developer-friendly than Skype
    • 3
      JIRA integration
    • 3
      Integrates with Atlassian products
    • 2
      Team Chat Rooms
    • 2
      Full text search
    • 1
      Intergration with all the things
    • 1
      gitlab
    • 1
      tagia
    • 1
      salt
    • 1
      Fast
    • 1
      On-Premise deployment
    • 1
      Trello integration
    • 1
      256-bit SSL encryption to transmit your data
    CONS OF HIPCHAT
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      Mark Nelissen

      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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      Jack Graves
      Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 2 upvotes · 177.2K views

      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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      Telegram  logo

      Telegram

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      A cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service
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      PROS OF TELEGRAM
      • 10
        Lightweight
      • 5
        Great bot API
      • 5
        Unlimited history
      • 5
        Free
      • 1
        Delete without a trace
      • 1
        Can hide phone number
      • 1
        Media editor
      CONS OF TELEGRAM
      • 1
        Requires phone number
      • 1
        No video call
      • 1
        Notification customisation is limited

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      Mattermost logo

      Mattermost

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      Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative
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      PROS OF MATTERMOST
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        Open source
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        On-premise deployment
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        Free
      • 22
        Built using golang
      • 19
        Fast and easy to use
      • 14
        Full text search
      • 13
        Docker image provided for easy setup
      • 12
        Built using react
      • 11
        Search and data archiving
      • 9
        Very professional
      • 9
        Supports multiple teams
      • 8
        Keeps us focused, effective, concise
      • 7
        Webhooks support
      • 6
        Integration with Gitlab
      • 6
        Clean and simple look
      • 5
        Well documented
      • 5
        Use #Hashtags like Twitter
      • 3
        Import Slack logs
      • 3
        Reactive community and ease of use
      • 2
        Self managed data
      • 1
        Easy webhook integration
      • 1
        On-premises Deployment
      • 1
        Secure
      • 1
        Slack-compatible integrations
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        On premise installation
      CONS OF MATTERMOST
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        Basic permissions only in enterprise edition
      • 1
        Custom sidewide themes only in enterprise
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        Many basic features are enterprise only
      • 1
        Less integrations and plugins than slack

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      Mark Nelissen

      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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      rishig
      Head of Product at Zulip · | 5 upvotes · 127.2K views

      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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      RocketChat logo

      RocketChat

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      PROS OF ROCKETCHAT
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        Open source
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        Can be deployed on premise
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        Byos (bring your own server)
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        Faster than Slack
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        Mobile app for iphone, ipad, and ipod touch
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        Built using meteor
      • 19
        Desktop client for mac and windows
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        Easily deployed on Cloud Services (Heroku, etc)
      • 10
        Screen Sharing
      • 9
        Excellent support & service, bar-none
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        Video and audio
      • 5
        Open source
      • 5
        Amazing product, fast moving development, and BYOS
      • 5
        Web client
      • 5
        Multiple Security integrations - LDAP etc
      • 5
        Docker Image for easy setup
      • 5
        Mobile app for android phone, tablet, and tv stick
      • 4
        Datacontrol
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        Great development team
      • 4
        Free
      • 2
        Love it - running on R Pi 2
      • 2
        Open source server
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        Linux Client Support
      • 1
        Flexible Integrations
      • 1
        Ldap integration
      • 1
        Slack bridge
      • 1
        Broadcast & Readonly channels
      • 0
        Threading model
      CONS OF ROCKETCHAT
      • 1
        Not as well-known as others like it

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      rishig
      Head of Product at Zulip · | 5 upvotes · 127.2K views

      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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      We need to develop a social media like chat in which users can message each other or create a channel. We are planning to use RocketChat or Mattermost under the hood to develop a custom UI. How do notifications work in that case? Has anyone done it? Or is there any better way to implement it.

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      Gitter logo

      Gitter

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      Messaging for people who make software. Integrated with your team, projects and your code.
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      PROS OF GITTER
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        Github integration
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        Free
      • 45
        Markdown support
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        Markdown
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        Graceful integration
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        Project-oriented
      • 15
        MARKDOOOOWN
      • 12
        IRC bridge
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        Integrates with everything
      • 8
        LaTeX
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        Apps available for most platforms
      • 2
        Cross-repository issue reference
      • 2
        Github login
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        IRC support
      • 1
        My new fav'rite thing is on it
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        Very fast work
      • 1
        Very open
      • 1
        Now open source
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        Open source
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        Free unlimited archives
      • 1
        Open access (no invitation needed)
      • 1
        Single account for all communities
      • 1
        Free, open & free hosting
      CONS OF GITTER
      • 2
        Sends data to US Gov

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      Josh Dzielak
      Co-Founder & CTO at Orbit · | 19 upvotes · 336.8K views

      Shortly after I joined Algolia as a developer advocate, I knew I wanted to establish a place for the community to congregate and share their projects, questions and advice. There are a ton of platforms out there that can be used to host communities, and they tend to fall into two categories - real-time sync (like chat) and async (like forums). Because the community was already large, I felt that a chat platform like Discord or Gitter might be overwhelming and opted for a forum-like solution instead (which would also create content that's searchable from Google).

      I looked at paid, closed-source options like AnswerHub and ForumBee and old-school solutions like phpBB and vBulletin, but none seemed to offer the power, flexibility and developer-friendliness of Discourse. Discourse is open source, written in Rails with Ember.js on the front-end. That made me confident I could modify it to meet our exact needs. Discourse's own forum is very active which made me confident I could get help if I needed it.

      It took about a month to get Discourse up-and-running and make authentication tied to algolia.com via the SSO plugin. Adding additional plugins for moderation or look-and-feel customization was fairly straightforward, and I even created a plugin to make the forum content searchable with Algolia. To stay on top of answering questions and moderation, we used the Discourse API to publish new messages into our Slack. All-in-all I would say we were happy with Discourse - the only caveat would be that it's very helpful to have technical knowledge as well as Rails knowledge in order to get the most out of it.

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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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