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Gitter vs Let's Chat: What are the differences?

What is 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..

What is Let's Chat? Open source self-hosted chat app for small teams. Let's Chat is a persistent messaging application that runs on Node.js and MongoDB. It's designed to be easily deployable and fits well with small, intimate teams. It's free (MIT licensed) and ships with killer features such as LDAP/Kerberos authentication, a REST-like API and XMPP support.

Gitter and Let's Chat belong to "Group Chat & Notifications" category of the tech stack.

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, Let's Chat provides the following key features:

  • BYOS (bring your own server)
  • Persistent messages
  • Multiple rooms

"Github integration" is the top reason why over 62 developers like Gitter, while over 6 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Let's Chat.

Let's Chat is an open source tool with 9.17K GitHub stars and 1.46K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Let's Chat's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 Gitter
Pros of Let's Chat
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8
    Open source
  • 3
    BYOS
  • 3
    Docker, Vagrant, NodeJS
  • 2
    Free
  • 2
    On-premise deployment
  • 2
    File sharing
  • 1
    XMPP Support
  • 1
    11

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Cons of Gitter
Cons of Let's Chat
  • 2
    Sends data to US Gov
  • 1
    Need a tool like tmux or screen to keep it running

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What is Gitter?

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

What is Let's Chat?

Let's Chat is a persistent messaging application that runs on Node.js and MongoDB. It's designed to be easily deployable and fits well with small, intimate teams. It's free (MIT licensed) and ships with killer features such as LDAP/Kerberos authentication, a REST-like API and XMPP support.

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      Slack
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      Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.
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