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Gitter vs Blink: What are the differences?

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.; Blink: An all-in-one app for communication at work. It empowers and protects your most important people with the information and tools they need. Its Direct & Group Messaging means you can reach anyone, anytime, without the need for email addresses or phone numbers.

Gitter and Blink can be categorized as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.

Some of the features offered by Gitter are:

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

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

  • A Total Information and Communications Solution
  • The Feed
  • Micro-apps
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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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Arnaud Lemercier
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Pros of Blink
Pros of Gitter
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      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 Blink
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        Sends data to US Gov

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      What is Blink?

      It empowers and protects your most important people with the information and tools they need. Its Direct & Group Messaging means you can reach anyone, anytime, without the need for email addresses or phone numbers.

      What is Gitter?

      Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

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        What are some alternatives to Blink and 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.
        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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