What is RocketChat?
RocketChat is a tool in the Group Chat & Notifications category of a tech stack.
RocketChat is an open source tool with 35K GitHub stars and 8.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to RocketChat's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses RocketChat?
61 companies reportedly use RocketChat in their tech stacks, including Alibaba Travels, E-Commerce, and Biting Bit.
300 developers on StackShare have stated that they use RocketChat.
GitHub, GitLab, Jira, Amazon S3, and Confluence are some of the popular tools that integrate with RocketChat. Here's a list of all 18 tools that integrate with RocketChat.
Pros of RocketChat
Can be deployed on premise
Byos (bring your own server)
Faster than Slack
Mobile app for iphone, ipad, and ipod touch
Desktop client for mac and windows
Built using meteor
Easily deployed on Cloud Services (Heroku, etc)
Excellent support & service, bar-none
Video and audio
Amazing product, fast moving development, and BYOS
Docker Image for easy setup
Mobile app for android phone, tablet, and tv stick
Multiple Security integrations - LDAP etc
Great development team
Love it - running on R Pi 2
Open source server
Broadcast & Readonly channels
Linux Client Support
Decisions about RocketChat
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose RocketChat in their tech stack.
I've used Slack for team communication but I'm looking for a new collaboration tool that allows advanced permissions.
- Enable/disable DMs.
- Private room, where only allowed members can communicate but still can't send DMs if it's disabled.
I'm considering Mattermost or RocketChat. Does anyone have experience with them? Otherwise, any recommendations?
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.
- BYOS (bring your own server)
- Multiple Rooms
- Direct Messages
- Private Groups
- Public Channels
- Desktop Notifications
- Transcripts / History
- I18n - Internationalization
RocketChat Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to RocketChat?
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