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What is Spectrum?

The community platform for the future.
Spectrum is a tool in the Group Chat & Notifications category of a tech stack.
Spectrum is an open source tool with 10.3K GitHub stars and 1.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Spectrum's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Spectrum?

Companies
4 companies reportedly use Spectrum in their tech stacks, including Tipe, Ogury, and FlamelinkCMS.

Developers
16 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Spectrum.
Decisions about Spectrum

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Spectrum 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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Spectrum's Features

  • Chat
  • Slack bot
  • Private channels
  • Home feed
  • Search

Spectrum Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Spectrum?
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
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 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
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 is modern communication from behind your firewall.
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Spectrum's Followers
26 developers follow Spectrum to keep up with related blogs and decisions.