Alternatives to Confluence logo

Alternatives to Confluence

GitLab, Jira, Microsoft SharePoint, Basecamp, and Slack are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Confluence.
18.4K
12.8K
+ 1
196

What is Confluence and what are its top alternatives?

Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
Confluence is a tool in the Project Management category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Confluence

  • GitLab

    GitLab

    GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers. ...

  • Jira

    Jira

    Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster. ...

  • Microsoft SharePoint

    Microsoft SharePoint

    It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization. ...

  • Basecamp

    Basecamp

    Basecamp is a project management and group collaboration tool. The tool includes features for schedules, tasks, files, and messages. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Trello

    Trello

    Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process. ...

  • Nuclino

    Nuclino

    Create real-time collaborative documents and connect them instantly like a wiki. Use the tree, board, and graph view to explore and organize your knowledge visually. It's great for meeting notes, product requirements, docs, decisions, and more. ...

  • Bitrix24

    Bitrix24

    It is a free (for small businesses) social enterprise platform. It is a united work space which handles the many aspects of daily operations and tasks. Create your own social intranet in minutes. ...

Confluence alternatives & related posts

GitLab logo

GitLab

42.7K
35K
2.3K
Open source self-hosted Git management software
42.7K
35K
+ 1
2.3K
PROS OF GITLAB
  • 491
    Self hosted
  • 420
    Free
  • 334
    Has community edition
  • 238
    Easy setup
  • 238
    Familiar interface
  • 131
    Includes many features, including ci
  • 107
    Nice UI
  • 81
    Good integration with gitlabci
  • 53
    Simple setup
  • 33
    Has an official mobile app
  • 31
    Free private repository
  • 26
    Continuous Integration
  • 19
    Open source, great ui (like github)
  • 15
    Slack Integration
  • 11
    Full CI flow
  • 9
    Free and unlimited private git repos
  • 8
    User, group, and project access management is simple
  • 7
    Built-in CI
  • 7
    All in one (Git, CI, Agile..)
  • 7
    Intuitive UI
  • 4
    Both public and private Repositories
  • 3
    Mattermost Chat client
  • 3
    Issue system
  • 3
    Integrated Docker Registry
  • 2
    I like the its runners and executors feature
  • 2
    Unlimited free repos & collaborators
  • 2
    One-click install through DigitalOcean
  • 2
    It's powerful source code management tool
  • 2
    CI
  • 2
    Free private repos
  • 2
    Excellent
  • 2
    Build/pipeline definition alongside code
  • 2
    On-premises
  • 2
    Security and Stable
  • 2
    So easy to use
  • 2
    Great for team collaboration
  • 2
    Low maintenance cost due omnibus-deployment
  • 2
    It's fully integrated
  • 1
    Many private repo
  • 1
    Published IP list for whitelisting (gl-infra#434)
  • 1
    Powerful Continuous Integration System
  • 1
    Kubernetes Integration
  • 1
    Kubernetes integration with GitLab CI
  • 1
    Review Apps feature
  • 1
    Built-in Docker Registry
  • 1
    The dashboard with deployed environments
  • 1
    Multilingual interface
  • 1
    Native CI
  • 1
    HipChat intergration
  • 1
    It includes everything I need, all packaged with docker
  • 1
    Powerful software planning and maintaining tools
  • 1
    Groups of groups
  • 1
    Dockerized
  • 1
    Beautiful
  • 1
    Wounderful
  • 1
    Opensource
  • 1
    Because is the best remote host for git repositories
  • 1
    Not Microsoft Owned
  • 1
    Full DevOps suite with Git
  • 0
    Supports Radius/Ldap & Browser Code Edits
CONS OF GITLAB
  • 27
    Slow ui performance
  • 7
    Introduce breaking bugs every release
  • 5
    Insecure (no published IP list for whitelisting)
  • 1
    Built-in Docker Registry
  • 0
    Review Apps feature

related GitLab posts

Tim Abbott
Shared insights
on
GitHubGitHubGitLabGitLab
at

I have mixed feelings on GitHub as a product and our use of it for the Zulip open source project. On the one hand, I do feel that being on GitHub helps people discover Zulip, because we have enough stars (etc.) that we rank highly among projects on the platform. and there is a definite benefit for lowering barriers to contribution (which is important to us) that GitHub has such a dominant position in terms of what everyone has accounts with.

But even ignoring how one might feel about their new corporate owner (MicroSoft), in a lot of ways GitHub is a bad product for open source projects. Years after the "Dear GitHub" letter, there are still basic gaps in its issue tracker:

  • You can't give someone permission to label/categorize issues without full write access to a project (including ability to merge things to master, post releases, etc.).
  • You can't let anyone with a GitHub account self-assign issues to themselves.
  • Many more similar issues.

It's embarrassing, because I've talked to GitHub product managers at various open source events about these things for 3 years, and they always agree the thing is important, but then nothing ever improves in the Issues product. Maybe the new management at MicroSoft will fix their product management situation, but if not, I imagine we'll eventually do the migration to GitLab.

We have a custom bot project, http://github.com/zulip/zulipbot, to deal with some of these issues where possible, and every other large project we talk to does the same thing, more or less.

See more
Joshua Dean Küpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 18 upvotes · 291.8K views

We use GitLab CI because of the great native integration as a part of the GitLab framework and the linting-capabilities it offers. The visualization of complex pipelines and the embedding within the project overview made Gitlab CI even more convenient. We use it for all projects, all deployments and as a part of GitLab Pages.

While we initially used the Shell-executor, we quickly switched to the Docker-executor and use it exclusively now.

We formerly used Jenkins but preferred to handle everything within GitLab . Aside from the unification of our infrastructure another motivation was the "configuration-in-file"-approach, that Gitlab CI offered, while Jenkins support of this concept was very limited and users had to resort to using the webinterface. Since the file is included within the repository, it is also version controlled, which was a huge plus for us.

See more
Jira logo

Jira

43.8K
33K
1.2K
The #1 software development tool used by agile teams to plan, track, and release great software.
43.8K
33K
+ 1
1.2K
PROS OF JIRA
  • 306
    Powerful
  • 253
    Flexible
  • 148
    Easy separation of projects
  • 113
    Run in the cloud
  • 105
    Code integration
  • 57
    Easy to use
  • 51
    Run on your own
  • 38
    Great customization
  • 38
    Easy Workflow Configuration
  • 26
    REST API
  • 11
    Great Agile Management tool
  • 7
    Integrates with virtually everything
  • 6
    Confluence
  • 3
    Sentry Issues Integration
  • 2
    Complicated
CONS OF JIRA
  • 7
    Rather expensive
  • 4
    Large memory requirement
  • 2
    Slow

related Jira posts

Johnny Bell

So I am a huge fan of JIRA like #massive I used it for many many years, and really loved it, used it personally and at work. I would suggest every new workplace that I worked at to switch to JIRA instead of what I was using.

When I started at #StackShare we were using a Trello #Kanban board and I was so shocked at how easy the workflow was to follow, create new tasks and get tasks QA'd and deployed. What was so great about this was it didn't come with all the complexity of JIRA. Like setting up a project, user rules etc. You are able to hit the ground running with Trello and get tasks started right away without being overwhelmed with the complexity of options in JIRA

With a few TrelloPowerUps we were easily able to add GitHub integration and storyPoints to our cards and thats all we needed to get a really nice agile workflow going.

I'm not saying that JIRA is not useful, I can see larger companies being able to use the JIRA features and have the time to go through all the complex setup to get a really good workflow going. But for smaller #Startups that want to hit the ground running Trello for me is the way to go.

In saying that what I would love Trello to implement is to allow me to create custom fields. Right now we just have a Description field. So I am adding User Stories & How To Test in the Markdown of the Description if I could have these as custom fields then my #Agile workflow would be complete.

#StackDecisionsLaunch

See more
Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 177.1K views

Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry, GitHub, Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

See more
Microsoft SharePoint logo

Microsoft SharePoint

308
206
6
Content collaboration for the modern workplace
308
206
+ 1
6
PROS OF MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT
  • 2
    Great online support
  • 1
    Perfect version control
  • 1
    Stable Platform
  • 1
    Seamless intergration with MS Office
  • 1
    Secure
CONS OF MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT
  • 2
    Rigid, hard to add external applicaions
  • 1
    User interface. Steep learning curve, old-fashioned

related Microsoft SharePoint posts

Basecamp logo

Basecamp

619
476
210
The leading web-based project management and collaboration tool.
619
476
+ 1
210
PROS OF BASECAMP
  • 71
    Team collaboration (non-tech)
  • 39
    It's simple and intuitive
  • 24
    Great UI
  • 20
    Plain, simple
  • 15
    Very fast
  • 12
    Clear pricing
  • 9
    Super fast task creation
  • 7
    Integration with external services
  • 4
    iPhone app
  • 4
    Frequent + awesome updates
  • 1
    Remote management
  • 1
    As close to an all-in-one tool that is client friendly
  • 1
    Team collaboration
  • 1
    Team and client collaboration
  • 1
    Plays nice with Google Apps
CONS OF BASECAMP
  • 3
    Basic

related Basecamp posts

Kirill Shirinkin
Cloud and DevOps Consultant at mkdev · | 12 upvotes · 645.5K views

As a small startup we are very conscious about picking up the tools we use to run the project. After suffering with a mess of using at the same time Trello , Slack , Telegram and what not, we arrived at a small set of tools that cover all our current needs. For product management, file sharing, team communication etc we chose Basecamp and couldn't be more happy about it. For Customer Support and Sales Intercom works amazingly well. We are using MailChimp for email marketing since over 4 years and it still covers all our needs. Then on payment side combination of Stripe and Octobat helps us to process all the payments and generate compliant invoices. On techie side we use Rollbar and GitLab (for both code and CI). For corporate email we picked G Suite. That all costs us in total around 300$ a month, which is quite okay.

See more
Blair Gemmer
Software Engineer at VYNYL · | 2 upvotes · 34.8K views
Shared insights
on
JiraJiraBasecampBasecampAsanaAsanaTrelloTrello
at

Jira is better than any other project management tool I've used, including Basecamp Asana and Trello . However, Trello has a much different purpose to me and is still amazing!

See more
Slack logo

Slack

88.4K
67.9K
6K
Bring all your communication together in one place
88.4K
67.9K
+ 1
6K
PROS OF SLACK
  • 1.2K
    Easy to integrate with
  • 877
    Excellent interface on multiple platforms
  • 848
    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
  • 19
    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
    Dropbox Integration
  • 11
    Good communication within a team
  • 10
    Jira Integration
  • 10
    Slick, search is great
  • 9
    New Relic Integration
  • 8
    Combine All Services Quickly
  • 8
    Asana Integration
  • 8
    Great communication tool
  • 7
    Google Drive Integration
  • 7
    XMPP gateway
  • 7
    Awesomeness
  • 7
    This tool understands developers
  • 6
    BitBucket integration
  • 6
    Replaces email
  • 6
    Twitter Integration
  • 6
    Google Docs Integration
  • 5
    Jenkins Integration
  • 5
    GREAT Customer Support / Quick Response to Feedback
  • 5
    Guest and Restricted user control
  • 4
    Excellent multi platform internal communication tool
  • 4
    Clean UI
  • 4
    Gathers all my communications in one place
  • 4
    GitHub integration
  • 4
    Mention list view
  • 3
    Easy
  • 3
    Visual Studio Integration
  • 3
    Threaded chat
  • 3
    Easy to start working with
  • 3
    Great on-boarding
  • 3
    Timely while non intrusive
  • 3
    Perfect implementation of chat + integrations
  • 3
    Easy to add a reaction
  • 2
    Message Actions
  • 2
    Great Channel Customization
  • 2
    Simplicity
  • 2
    Android app
  • 2
    Great interface
  • 2
    Eases collaboration for geographically dispersed teams
  • 2
    So much better than email
  • 2
    Intuitive, easy to use, great integrations
  • 2
    Markdown
  • 2
    It's basically an improved (although closed) IRC
  • 1
    Community
  • 1
    I was 666 star :D
  • 1
    Multi work-space support
  • 1
    Dev communication Made Easy
  • 1
    Great API
  • 1
    Very customizable
  • 1
    Complete with plenty of Electron BLOAT
  • 1
    Archive Importing
  • 1
    Great Support Team
  • 1
    Easy remote communication
  • 1
    Get less busy
  • 1
    Targetprocess integration
  • 1
    Flexible and Accessible
  • 1
    Better User Experience
  • 1
    API
  • 1
    Integrates with just about everything
  • 1
    Travis CI integration
  • 1
    It's the coolest IM ever
  • 1
    Finally with terrible "threading"—I miss Flowdock
  • 0
    Platforms
  • 0
    Easy to useL
CONS OF SLACK
  • 12
    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

related Slack posts

Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 24 upvotes · 123.4K 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.

See more
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

See more
Trello logo

Trello

34.8K
26.2K
3.7K
Your entire project, in a single glance
34.8K
26.2K
+ 1
3.7K
PROS OF TRELLO
  • 716
    Great for collaboration
  • 626
    Easy to use
  • 572
    Free
  • 375
    Fast
  • 347
    Realtime
  • 237
    Intuitive
  • 214
    Visualizing
  • 169
    Flexible
  • 126
    Fun user interface
  • 84
    Snappy and blazing fast
  • 30
    Simple, intuitive UI that gets out of your way
  • 26
    Kanban
  • 19
    Clean Interface
  • 18
    Easy setup
  • 18
    Card Structure
  • 15
    Drag and drop attachments
  • 11
    Simple
  • 10
    Markdown commentary on cards
  • 9
    Lists
  • 9
    Integration with other work collaborative apps
  • 8
    Cross-Platform Integration
  • 8
    Satisfying User Experience
  • 7
    Recognizes GitHub commit links
  • 6
    Easy to learn
  • 5
    Great
  • 4
    Versatile Team & Project Management
  • 3
    Effective
  • 3
    and lots of integrations
  • 3
    Better than email
  • 3
    Trello’s Developmental Transparency
  • 2
    flexible and fast
  • 2
    Agile
  • 2
    Powerful
  • 2
    Easy to have an overview of the project status
  • 2
    Easy
  • 2
    Simple and intuitive
  • 1
    Great organizing (of events/tasks)
  • 1
    Personal organisation
  • 1
    Customizable
  • 1
    Email integration
  • 1
    Name rolls of the tongue
  • 1
    Nice
  • 1
    Kanban style
  • 0
    Easiest way to visually express the scope of projects
CONS OF TRELLO
  • 5
    No concept of velocity or points
  • 4
    Very light native integrations
  • 2
    A little too flexible

related Trello posts

Johnny Bell

So I am a huge fan of JIRA like #massive I used it for many many years, and really loved it, used it personally and at work. I would suggest every new workplace that I worked at to switch to JIRA instead of what I was using.

When I started at #StackShare we were using a Trello #Kanban board and I was so shocked at how easy the workflow was to follow, create new tasks and get tasks QA'd and deployed. What was so great about this was it didn't come with all the complexity of JIRA. Like setting up a project, user rules etc. You are able to hit the ground running with Trello and get tasks started right away without being overwhelmed with the complexity of options in JIRA

With a few TrelloPowerUps we were easily able to add GitHub integration and storyPoints to our cards and thats all we needed to get a really nice agile workflow going.

I'm not saying that JIRA is not useful, I can see larger companies being able to use the JIRA features and have the time to go through all the complex setup to get a really good workflow going. But for smaller #Startups that want to hit the ground running Trello for me is the way to go.

In saying that what I would love Trello to implement is to allow me to create custom fields. Right now we just have a Description field. So I am adding User Stories & How To Test in the Markdown of the Description if I could have these as custom fields then my #Agile workflow would be complete.

#StackDecisionsLaunch

See more
Francisco Quintero
Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 13 upvotes · 789.2K views

For Etom, a side project. We wanted to test an idea for a future and bigger project.

What Etom does is searching places. Right now, it leverages the Google Maps API. For that, we found a React component that makes this integration easy because using Google Maps API is not possible via normal API requests.

You kind of need a map to work as a proxy between the software and Google Maps API.

We hate configuration(coming from Rails world) so also decided to use Create React App because setting up a React app, with all the toys, it's a hard job.

Thanks to all the people behind Create React App it's easier to start any React application.

We also chose a module called Reactstrap which is Bootstrap UI in React components.

An important thing in this side project(and in the bigger project plan) is to measure visitor through out the app. For that we researched and found that Keen was a good choice(very good free tier limits) and also it is very simple to setup and real simple to send data to

Slack and Trello are our defaults tools to comunicate ideas and discuss topics, so, no brainer using them as well for this project.

See more
Nuclino logo

Nuclino

26
15
0
The easiest way to organize and share knowledge in teams.
26
15
+ 1
0
PROS OF NUCLINO
    Be the first to leave a pro
    CONS OF NUCLINO
      Be the first to leave a con

      related Nuclino posts

      Bitrix24 logo

      Bitrix24

      40
      36
      0
      A social collaboration & communications platform
      40
      36
      + 1
      0
      PROS OF BITRIX24
        Be the first to leave a pro
        CONS OF BITRIX24
          Be the first to leave a con

          related Bitrix24 posts