Flowdock vs Gitter

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Flowdock vs Gitter: What are the differences?

Developers describe Flowdock as "Flowdock is your team's chat with a shared inbox. Teams using Flowdock react in seconds and never forget anything". Flowdock is a web-based team chat service that integrates with your tools to provide a window into your team's activities. With the team inbox, everyone on your team can stay up to date. Stay connected with Flowdock's iOS and Android apps. On the other hand, Gitter is detailed 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..

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

Some of the features offered by Flowdock are:

  • Team Inbox
  • Group Chat
  • 1-On-1 Private Chat

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

"Threaded chat" is the top reason why over 32 developers like Flowdock, while over 62 developers mention "Github integration" as the leading cause for choosing Gitter.

Accenture, Binary.com, and Hazeorid are some of the popular companies that use Gitter, whereas Flowdock is used by Teespring, Opower, and Deveo. Gitter has a broader approval, being mentioned in 25 company stacks & 41 developers stacks; compared to Flowdock, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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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 Flowdock
Pros of Gitter
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    Threaded chat
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    Simpler integrations than others, team inbox = awesome
  • 18
    Great interface
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    Extremely easy to manage multiple conversations
  • 15
    Powerful Search and Tagging Architecture
  • 15
    Team Inbox
  • 12
    Email and RSS integration for apps w no API
  • 9
    See what the team is actually working on
  • 5
    Comment on anything you see or do
  • 3
    Spark conversations around activity
  • 2
    Threads and tags make it great
  • 2
    Threaded Inbox for Integrations
  • 2
    Threaded chat and separate inbox for integrations
  • 1
    Free
  • 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
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    Very fast work
  • 1
    Very open
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    Now open source
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    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 Flowdock
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    What is Flowdock?

    Flowdock is a web-based team chat service that integrates with your tools to provide a window into your team's activities. With the team inbox, everyone on your team can stay up to date. Stay connected with Flowdock's iOS and Android apps.

    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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