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Flowdock vs HipChat: 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, HipChat is detailed as "Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM". 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.

Flowdock and HipChat can be primarily classified 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, HipChat provides the following key features:

  • Desktop apps (Windows, Linux, Mac)
  • Mobile apps
  • Web app

"Threaded chat" is the top reason why over 32 developers like Flowdock, while over 143 developers mention "Integrates well with a lot of developer tools" as the leading cause for choosing HipChat.

Heroku, Typeform, and Zillow are some of the popular companies that use HipChat, whereas Flowdock is used by Teespring, Opower, and Deveo. HipChat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 308 company stacks & 116 developers stacks; compared to Flowdock, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of Flowdock
Pros of HipChat
  • 34
    Threaded chat
  • 30
    Simpler integrations than others, team inbox = awesome
  • 18
    Great interface
  • 17
    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
  • 144
    Integrates well with a lot of developer tools
  • 96
    Developer-friendly
  • 85
    Clients for every major platform
  • 70
    Mobile-friendly
  • 70
    Free unlimited users
  • 40
    Extremely easy to use for non-tech guys
  • 39
    Good api integration
  • 38
    Irc-like
  • 28
    Reliable
  • 26
    Feature rich
  • 13
    Affordable at $2/user
  • 6
    Email notifications
  • 6
    Text Messages
  • 4
    More developer-friendly than Skype
  • 3
    JIRA integration
  • 3
    Integrates with Atlassian products
  • 2
    Team Chat Rooms
  • 2
    Full text search
  • 1
    Intergration with all the things
  • 1
    gitlab
  • 1
    tagia
  • 1
    salt
  • 1
    Fast
  • 1
    On-Premise deployment
  • 1
    Trello integration
  • 1
    256-bit SSL encryption to transmit your data

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Cons of Flowdock
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    • 1
      Purchased by and merged with Slack
    • 1
      Discontinued with the Atlassian Stack

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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 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.

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    Slack
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    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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