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Gitter vs Cisco Spark: What are the differences?

Developers describe Gitter as "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.. On the other hand, Cisco Spark is detailed as "An app-centric cloud-based service that provides a complete collaboration". It is an app-centric cloud-based service that provides a complete collaboration suite for teams to create, meet, message, call, whiteboard, and share, regardless of whether they're together or apart; in one continuous workstream before, during, and after meetings.

Gitter can be classified as a tool in the "Group Chat & Notifications" category, while Cisco Spark is grouped under "Team Task Management".

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, Cisco Spark provides the following key features:

  • Chat
  • Meet
  • Whiteboard
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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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Rebecca Driscoll
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We use Slack to increase productivity by simplifying communication and putting Slack in the middle of our communication workflow #Communications #Collaboration

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Arnaud Lemercier
Expert En Dveloppement Web Et Systmes Dinformations, Designer UX, UI, Co-grant at Wixiweb · | 4 upvotes · 194.2K views
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We use Discord to tracking some action and errors (logs / alerting / assertion). it's free and simple to use with mobile application et notifications

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We use Slack because we can let "tools talk to us" and automate processes in our dev team using bots.

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Julien Tanay
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Our Discord Server is our n°1 community stop; we gather feedback from our users from here, discuss about new features, announce new releases, and so on.

We even use it for internal meetings and calls !

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Pros of Cisco Spark
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    Open with outside company Spark User
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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

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      Sends data to US Gov

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    What is Cisco Spark?

    It is an app-centric cloud-based service that provides a complete collaboration suite for teams to create, meet, message, call, whiteboard, and share, regardless of whether they're together or apart; in one continuous workstream before, during, and after meetings.

    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 Cisco Spark and Gitter?
    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.
    Zoom
    Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
    Webex
    Collaborate with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. Meet online and share files, information, and expertise. Collaborate from wherever you are with Webex mobile apps for IPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. If you can get online, you can work together.
    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.
    Skype for Business
    With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device. You can choose to meet right away, or schedule from Outlook for later. The meeting URL is personalized just for you.
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