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27 alternative and related products to Slack


Atlassian's new group messaging and video meeting platform

Stride is a new way for teams to talk, meet, decide and do. With group chat & direct messaging, voice and video conferencing, and built-in collaboration tools, Stride is a team communication platform from the makers of Hipchat.

Matthias Esterl- Web/Interactive Developer, ANIMAL
Stride by Atlassian seems to be an upcoming Slack competitor..
Matthias Esterl- Web/Interactive Developer, ANIMAL
Atlasians Slack competitor.
One nice thing about the rise of design thinking within enterprise software has been the emergence of workplace tools that people actually like to use. The meteoric rise of Slack is one of the best examples of this, and now Atlassian, which has an extensive background in communication and project management tools, thinks it has come up with something better.
Atlassian, the company behind popular tools like Jira, Trello and Bitbucket, has also long offered a team communications service in the form of HipChat. Over the last few years, Slack has had an outsize influence on this space, though, and the Atlassian team decided to go back to the drawing board and see what its take on a Slack-like team workplace communic… See more
The Next Web
Atlassian today announced the launch of Stride - its new collaborative messaging platform that's unashamedly designed to take on the current incumbent, Slack. Stride works a lot like Slack. There are rooms, and you can have one-on-one conversations.
The Verge
Hipchat, the venerable team communication app owned by business software maker Atlassian, is making way for a sequel. The company today introduced Stride, which replicates the core of Hipchat while adding natively hosted audio and video meetings, task and decision tracking, and a "focus" mode that collects important notifications for you while you concentrat… See more
7 Alternatives to Stride


Slack for College 🌴

Islands connects you with people, places and communities you care about at your college. Finding your people is a core, primal need and unlocks human potential.
Over the years I've regularly facilitated "founders' weekends" in Los Angeles, where I work with a number of CEOs developing new startups. At these weekends, companies like Breather and Quietly were vetted before launching. At one of these weekends, I met startup founder Greg Isenberg.
Greg Isenberg has seen how other apps grow. That's why he's at the University of Alabama with his new app, Islands. It's already the hot new thing as students start classes for the fall 2017 semester. "Who wants to meet people the most? It's people at college.
Product Hunt
Greg Isenberg started his first company at age 13 and sold his previous one to StumbleUpon in 2013. He recently raised $1.85m from Greylock and others for his new app, after living on college campuses for the past year. Greg is here to share what he's learned with the community.
Teen Vogue
As millions of students around the country find their bearings during the first few weeks of school, one thing remains universal: connecting with like-minded people on campus can be a challenge. But Islands, "your new home...
Islands wants to take over colleges in the U.S. by connecting like-minded students through events and activities, and today the startup announced the close of its $1.85 million seed round. A string of notable investors participated, including Greylock Partners, entrepreneur Scott Belsky, and Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video Ventures.
7 Alternatives to Islands


Open source, on-premises, Slack alternative

Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
I actually enjoy using Mattermost. We are using it for YC Startup School in the Founder's Track. It's free and they're actively developing it.
Marco Graf- Founder, travel enthusiast
An open source Slack alternative..
Bharath B Lohray- PhD student at Texas Tech University
Opensource, selfhosted
Ian Tien- CEO, Mattermost / SpinPunch
Cross posting from Hacker News: We are looking for feedback on the design of a new Mattermost "App Center" that we're building to eventually host 3rd party apps: It's a pretty raw document, and before it gets too polished, would love feedback from the community: Would you find this interface interesting for building 3rd … See more
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Dark Mode List

A list of apps that support dark mode

Dark Mode List is a list of apps and sites that support dark mode

"Curated" generally implies the selections were hand-picked by a single person or small group of people, presumably because they are high-quality. There's a big difference between, say, "Curated list of the best sci-fi novels" and "100 most popular sci-fi books from Reddit." The word is definitely abused by some but it still conveys useful information when u… See more
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Shared workspace for the web. (Open-source Slack competitor)

Gergely Polonkai- Software Engineer
Decentralised real time chat with video/voice, too. If you need true privacy, you can install your own node; otherwise, you can use theirs.
Mohammed Rafy- All things Community @DoSelectHQ
I have been using this since quite a few months and it's nice.
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Quip for Mac & Windows

The modern productivity suite designed for teams

Bret Taylor- CEO, Quip
Hey everyone, I am Bret Taylor, CEO and co-founder of Quip. We are really excited about this release. The native apps are extremely fast and enable you to work offline. The app is really the best of all worlds when it comes to productivity - you get the speed and offline capabilities of a desktop app, but you can collaborate in real-time like you can with a… See more
4 Alternatives to Quip for Mac & Windows


Real-time team messenger tool

Kesava Mandiga- Curious cat. Writer. Explorer.
Flock has everything you'll ever need in an enterprise communication tool - chats, audio and video calls, to-dos, app integrations and more. The best part is the intuitive design. It's so easy to use, I was able to get in and get started - in minutes.
Ramon- Startup Enthusiast
Beautiful UI and Utilitarian design. Our entire team runs on Flock and has made a huge difference for us.
Divyam Rastogi
Collaboration is much more easier. The best part about Flock is that you can make your own apps and ask your team to install it. It's super simple. In case you have an app idea and you're not a developer, you could just share it with the Flock team as well.
Bhavin Turakhia- CEO - Flock, Ringo, Zeta
Hey @coffeeandjunk, @liamboogar, @_jacksmith and @imkarthikk. I've addressed your queries in a single answer below since they were quite similar. :) To start of with, since we get asked a lot about how Flock is different from Slack, we've summed up the differences in a simple video:
In addition to this, Flock also gives you a world of flexibility when des…
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Jive Chime

Real-time messaging for your team

Anuj Verma- Building and designing products!
@robinraszka It would be great if there was killer answer, but quite simply I don't think there is one. We're in this for the long game. And though Slack is a clear early leader in team communication, things are just getting started. The vast majority of the world is still sending "Running late to the meeting " emails to their co-workers. Design philosophy… See more
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Workplace Desktop by Facebook

Facebook's Slack competitor with chat, screen share & more

One year ago, Facebook launched Workplace to help make companies more connected and productive. So today, we’re launching the Workplace Chat desktop app. Now, anyone can download the app for Workplace Chat on PC, Mac, Android or iOS.

Facebook brought its Slack-competing service out of private beta last year and rebranded it as simply 'Workplace.' Its messaging side offering, Workplace Chat, had browser and mobile components -- and today, it's bringing its desktop app out of beta so all users can converse in text or over video, send files and share screens though their computer.
Facebook brought its redesigned Workplace apps out of beta today, opening up the business-focused team chat service to anyone who wants to use it. The new Slack-like apps for mobile and desktop are called Workplace Chat, which have the same functionality as Workplace's existing messaging features, but come as standalone apps for PC, Mac and iOS.
Facebook may be the last company you'd ever expect to make software for serious businesses, but the social network is quickly proving the haters wrong. A year after officially launching Workplace, the business-focused version of Facebook, the service now counts more than 30,000 businesses and organizations using the software, Facebook announced Thursday.
Facebook's Slack competitor is growing quickly. A year after Facebook officially launched Workplace, an enterprise version of its social network for communicating with your co-workers, the company has 30,000 businesses using the service, up from roughly 1,000 businesses a year ago and 14,000 businesses six months ago.
It's been once year since Workplace, Facebook's social network designed specifically for businesses and other organizations, came out of beta to take on the likes of Slack, Atlassian, Microsoft and others in the world of enterprise collaboration. Now, with 30,000 organizations using Workplace across some 1 million groups (more than double the figures Faceboo… See more
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Workplace, Facebook has launched a new desktop app to facilitate group chats. Workplace Chat has always been available via mobile apps and in the browser on a PC, but now there's a fully-fledged desktop app for PC and Mac, something which has been on the wish-list of many for a while now.
FACEBOOK HAS announced that its Slack rival Workplace is to bring Chat functionality out of Beta and into our hearts.
Business Insider
More than 30,000 organizations are now using Facebook's enterprise communication tool, Workplace. Facebook is releasing a desktop chat app for Workplace and plans to add group video calling support soon. While monetization isn't a focus for Workplace yet, the product's early growth should scare competitors like Microsoft and Slack.
Facebook on Thursday is launching a desktop chat application for Workplace, its one-year-old enterprise collaboration platform. Additionally, in the coming weeks, Workplace Chat will support group video chats on desktop and mobile. "Increasingly, we've found that many customers rely on messaging for real-time, reliable communication," Julien Codorniou, VP of… See more
5 Alternatives to Workplace Desktop by Facebook

Fleep for Business

Simple, open collaboration and chat with admin capabilities

Fleep enables messaging with baked in lightweight collaboration tools, video and email integration. Unlike competitors, it works across multiple teams and organizations. Fleep for Business gives organizations admin capabilities for their Fleep content.

Fleep Blog
Today we are thrilled to announce Fleep for Business for organizations who want administrative control over accounts, conversations and teams in Fleep. Why Fleep for Business? We have built Fleep for everybody and we want everybody to use it. That means you get unlimited message history, teams, integrations and everything you'll ever need for free.
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Zenefits People

Find and connect with your co-workers instantly

Parker Conrad- Zenefits Cofounder
Hey guys -- few thoughts on this: One thing that's important here that people are missing is that b/c this (very simple but very useful IMHO) app is connected up to Zenefits, all your employee contact info is already in there. IE, when companies hire someone, they hire them through Zenefits -- and that new employee will automatically show up in the app. Whe… See more
3 Alternatives to Zenefits People


A powerful team collaboration and communication tool

Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré- Moderator at Product Hunt
Moxtra is the collaboration companion that works the way teams do: flexibly and simply, in real-time or anytime. Your iPhone/iPad/iPod has changed how, when, and where you work. And now you can take Moxtra with you to work faster and more productively. With the Moxtra app, you can switch from "What do you think about this?" to "Let’s meet and decide right no… See more
Raghavendra Ramesh- ❤️ Products & UI/UX. Designer @Moxtra.
Super helpful for visual content, the annotation and real time calling capabilities make it super easy to get client feedback.
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Securely communicate, manage projects and tasks

Hamza Warraich- Founder & CEO Slenke
Hey Product Hunters, I am the Founder and CEO of Slenke. We developed Slenke out of our own need. After getting tired of having to use 4 or 5 different products for daily day-day work. We wanted one place where could talk to each other, see how the projects are going that we are talking about and what everyone needs to get done all in one place. Essentially … See more
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Use Slack to find the right people that can help you

You're so used to searching for information. Wouldn't it be easier to search for people that have the information you need and who can share it with you? Now you can.

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Héctor Castillo
@bentossell Noysi uses a combination of the latest non-blocking technologies which enable communities scale limitlessly. While Slack communities tend to slow down when the number of users reaches +1500 users, Noysi communities stays the same. If you want to create a community for ProductHunt, we are more than happy to discuss ;)
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What's the one iOS app you wouldn't be able to live without?

Ben LangSpoke
Spotify - Any song. One tap away.
"My favorite app of all time. I feel like I might go a bit stir crazy without music. Also, it'd make whatever time I had to spend on the isl… See more
Snapchat 10.0 - Snapchat has a new look & discovery features
"If you look at my iPhone battery usage, Snapchat is always at the top along with Twitter. If I had to choose, I'd probably pick Snapchat."

What is the best way to manage a group/team of 2-4 people?

Patrick PistorFulltime Maker
Trello - Organize anything, together
"For small groups I like to put everything into Trello. Can't beat it in terms of simplicity - but is also highly configurable and extensibl… See more 3.0 - Organize all aspects of your life with
"Some people use messaging apps like Slack or Facebook Messenger, but it lacks structure for tasks. Check out It supports shared t… See more
Asana - The task management tool, completely redesigned
"I still think Asana is the best tool for everything from "quick jot down a couple tasks" to planning a big project. Free up to 15 folks."

What is the best app to manage a junior sports team (read: Snapchat addicted teens)?

Coen Wesselman
Slack - Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.
"You can have multiple rooms, set limitations, and have permissions."

What are the best tools for engaging and growing your user community?

R A I Z A🍝 I just want to see the spaghetti emoji
Mightybell - Your own smarter social network
"Only played around with MightyBell, but been impressed with what they've managed to build."
Slack - Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.
"Maybe a separate Slack team would do the trick? I am a member of at least five different communities, and they are all super engaged. Other… See more
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