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Actor vs Gitter: What are the differences?

What is Actor? Open source team messaging application with apps for Android, iOS, and Web. Actor is a platform for instant messaging. Actor provides features like large group chats; unlimited history storage; send/receive documents, photo, and video; authentication with one time password for phone number/email or OAuth2; easy integrations with external services.

What is Gitter? Messaging for people who make software. Integrated with your team, projects and your code. Free chat rooms for your public repositories A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations..

Actor and Gitter belong to "Group Chat & Notifications" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Actor are:

  • File sharing
  • Limitless Groups
  • Mobile First

On the other hand, Gitter provides the following key features:

  • Know who's seen any message
  • Edit messages after you've sent them
  • Full emoji support

Actor is an open source tool with 3.3K GitHub stars and 764 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Actor's open source repository on GitHub.

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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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Pros of Actor
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    • 63
      Github integration
    • 54
      Free
    • 45
      Markdown support
    • 19
      Markdown
    • 17
      Graceful integration
    • 16
      Project-oriented
    • 15
      MARKDOOOOWN
    • 12
      IRC bridge
    • 9
      Integrates with everything
    • 8
      LaTeX
    • 4
      Apps available for most platforms
    • 2
      Cross-repository issue reference
    • 2
      Github login
    • 1
      IRC support
    • 1
      My new fav'rite thing is on it
    • 1
      Very fast work
    • 1
      Very open
    • 1
      Now open source
    • 1
      Open source
    • 1
      Free unlimited archives
    • 1
      Open access (no invitation needed)
    • 1
      Single account for all communities
    • 1
      Free, open & free hosting

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    Cons of Actor
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        Sends data to US Gov

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      What is Actor?

      Actor is a platform for instant messaging. Actor provides features like large group chats; unlimited history storage; send/receive documents, photo, and video; authentication with one time password for phone number/email or OAuth2; easy integrations with external services.

      What is 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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        What are some alternatives to Actor and Gitter?
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        It is both an imperative and functional programming language. Its syntax and general usage overlaps that of the interpreted Rebol language.
        Singer
        Singer powers data extraction and consolidation for all of your organization’s tools: advertising platforms, web analytics, payment processors, email service providers, marketing automation, databases, and more.
        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.
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