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HipChat vs Zulip: What are the differences?

What is HipChat? 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.

What is Zulip? Powerful open source team chat. Zulip is powerful, open source team chat that combines the immediacy of real-time chat with the productivity benefits of threaded conversations Zulip allows busy managers and others in meetings all day to participate in their teams chats..

HipChat and Zulip belong to "Group Chat & Notifications" category of the tech stack.

"Integrates well with a lot of developer tools" is the top reason why over 143 developers like HipChat, while over 57 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Zulip.

Zulip is an open source tool with 9.97K GitHub stars and 3.07K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Zulip's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, HipChat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 307 company stacks & 114 developers stacks; compared to Zulip, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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Pros of HipChat
Pros of Zulip
  • 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
  • 62
    Open source
  • 46
    Great Community
  • 40
    Extensive developer documentation
  • 38
    Powered by Python
  • 34
    Clean & Smooth UI
  • 26
    Full text search
  • 24
    Dozens of integrations
  • 22
    Threading model
  • 20
    On-premise deployment
  • 16
    Fully internationalized
  • 10
    Cross-platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android)
  • 4
    Its very good forsearching and chatting with topics
  • 3
    Runs very well
  • 2
    Very Nice
  • 2
    Awesome open source alternative to Slack
  • 1
    Mobile Push Notification
  • 1
    LDAP Integration

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Cons of HipChat
Cons of Zulip
  • 1
    Purchased by and merged with Slack
  • 1
    Discontinued with the Atlassian Stack
  • 1
    Integration with most of well known services

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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.

What is Zulip?

Zulip is powerful, open source team chat that combines the immediacy of real-time chat with the productivity benefits of threaded conversations. Zulip allows busy managers and others in meetings all day to participate in their teams chats.

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