Flock vs RocketChat: What are the differences?
What is Flock? A faster way for your team to communicate. Flock is a communication app for teams. Packed with tons of productivity features, Flock drives efficiency and boosts speed of execution.
Flock and RocketChat can be primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.
RocketChat is an open source tool with 23.3K GitHub stars and 5K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RocketChat's open source repository on GitHub.
Mattermost sports higher performance, uses Postgres, is a pure server side application not using uo too much resources on the client side and in general gives an overall enterprise grade impression.
Updates go smooth without a hassle, everything is logical, and the integration in the OS is absolutely stable. Apart from that, the underlying runtimes and code are mature, proven and stable.
The developers are maybe a bit more cautious regarding introducing new features, but they maintain a stable experience, not breaking the codebase in order to hastily implement new features, which are not yet ready for production. Documentation and debugging are fantastic, so running this in enterprise production environment is absolutely approved of.
We chose RocketChat over other communications suites like Cliq or Slack mainly because we can self-host it on our own infrastructure. Since we have quite some projects going on which demand that we stay in touch with a lot of different stakeholders, pricing was an issue, too. With RocketChat, we have a huge set of features basically for free, RC offers apps for all major devices and systems and overall, we're very happy with it. The only downside is the limited amount of apps and integrations, but we can make due with what we have available.