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Gitter

Messaging for people who make software. Integrated with your team, projects and your code.
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What is Gitter?

Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
Gitter is a tool in the Group Chat & Notifications category of a tech stack.

Who uses Gitter?

Companies
37 companies reportedly use Gitter in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Appwrite, and GeekyAnts.

Developers
191 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Gitter.

Gitter Integrations

GitHub, Jenkins, Trello, Travis CI, and PagerDuty are some of the popular tools that integrate with Gitter. Here's a list of all 10 tools that integrate with Gitter.
Pros of Gitter
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Github integration
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Free
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Markdown support
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Markdown
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Graceful integration
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Project-oriented
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MARKDOOOOWN
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IRC bridge
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Integrates with everything
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LaTeX
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Apps available for most platforms
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Cross-repository issue reference
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Github login
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IRC support
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My new fav'rite thing is on it
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Very fast work
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Very open
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Now open source
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Open source
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Free unlimited archives
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Open access (no invitation needed)
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Single account for all communities
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Free, open & free hosting
Decisions about Gitter

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Gitter in their tech stack.

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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Gitter's Features

  • Know who's seen any message
  • Edit messages after you've sent them
  • Full emoji support
  • Special Lurk Mode
  • IRC bridge.
  • Automatically embeds content like Gists, YouTube, pictures of cats and other stuff
  • Desktop notifications and @mentions.
  • Infinite chat history stored in the cloud
  • Will soon be searchable too
  • Phew, that's a lot and we're building more constantly.
  • Desktop app for Mac. Windows, iPhone and Android coming soon. Works perfectly in mobile web browsers.

Gitter Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Gitter?
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.
Discord
Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
Riot
Riot brings custom tags to all browsers. Think React + Polymer but with enjoyable syntax and a small learning curve.
Mattermost
Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
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Gitter's Followers
249 developers follow Gitter to keep up with related blogs and decisions.