What are good Slack alternatives?

I'm looking for something like slack but with less notifications. I saw it here on Product Hunt the other day. Similar to Slack, but designed to distract less. Anyone know its name? Was still in beta I think.
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    Flock

    Real-time team messenger tool

    The key thing for our team is that Flock integrates all the critical integration that most users need and you get unlimited integrations for free. The premium version is also just half the price of Slack. Finally, adding multiple teams is much easier.
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    Ajinkya BoradeYouTube.com/JavaScriptEvangelist · Edited
    Well as JavaScript Developer, we needed something to suit the coding and sharing across teams. With Flock we can share code, have screensharing, or even get Github notifications when code is committed or build is triggered. Slack is good, but not the best. Hence we choose Flock, with free version its more than what Slack can offer. Also, you can import your entire Slack team to Flock with 1 click from Settings.
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    Nick MoreyDynamo PR, Account Director · Written
    Amazing integration of tools and APIs, productivity focused, and can be as deep or simple as you need it
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    Twist

    There’s more to work than keeping up with group chat

    Aleksandra5Maker @ Tealosophy, Supergirls · Written
    Twist is great, I've been testing it for a few months, and I absolutely love it! I was surprised how easy it was to switch to Twist. The team conversations seem very easy and well organised now. And yes, less distractful. Definitely worth trying. I'm a huge fun of what the Twist team is doing in terms of promoting more mindful team communication.
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    Pretty sure you were referring to Twist in your description. It's built by the team who built Todoist, so it also integrates nicely with that for task and/or project management. They wrote a take down on medium, about how and why Slack actually eats your life. Pretty compelling. I'm not sure how others who use Twist feel about the outcome of their work though - if it reduces the anxiety, for example.
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    built with the "time well spent" thought process behind it
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    Circuit

    Make your teamwork better

    Philipp Bohn4VP Circuit and CEO blueKiwi software · Written
    Philipp Bohn made this product
    We have built Circuit as one, easy-to-use platform for voice, video, messaging, screen share, files and communities. It‘s used by startups, SMBs and global corporations, thanks to our scalability, quality and security. The free version includes unlimited messages and screen sharing.
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    Great for quick chats up to full organisation video conferences, an all round product
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  4. Ayrton De Craene17Code @ Product Hunt · Written
    Slack focuses on building a great product for teams, not necessarily large open communities. So some larger communities have been moving away from Slack such as reactiflux. They are well designed, easy to use, and surprisingly fast. In addition to the web app, they have mobile apps on both iOS and Android as well as desktop apps for OS X and Windows. Source
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    Missive

    Collaborate right in your inbox

    Philippe Lehoux made this product
    The email client UI applied to team messaging is our core innovation. We firmly believe that the volume of internal conversations in organizations, even small ones, is so massive that it requires something more powerful than the infinite channels offered by Slack. See this link for details on the difference between Slack and Missive: https://missiveapp.com/slack-vs-...
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  6. Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    We've switched over from Slack to Hipchat for communication between teams.
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    Alexandre TempelUX Designer | Productivity Whore · Written
    Hipchat is awesome if you use other Atlassian products... Confluence is sensacional, as well as Jira
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    Stephen CoFounder of Northern Circuits Inc. · Written
    This is much better than Slack for us personally. It's cheaper, and interface is simpler/cleaner.
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    Mattermost

    Open source, on-premises, Slack alternative

    Brandon AnzaldiSoftware Engineer @ ToTheTens · Written
    Another open source, self-hosted slack alternative. I know they've definitely been working hard on improving Mattermost, and they have enterprise versions with more features for relatively little per user, per month.
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    Fleep

    Team communication from a team of Ex-Skypers

    David CrowtherI help convert more browsers into buyers · Written
    Love the fact that you can include people in chats with just their email address—they don't have to sign up.
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    An alternative to slack that doesn't require you to have a log in...
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    Stowe Boydfuturist, researcher, imperfectionist · Written
    Fleep has built-in task management, as well
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    Telegram 4.0

    The best messenger for every platform

    Ricardo PoloCo-founder of Tulpep · Written
    Have super groups. Completely free. So fast.
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    Rocket.Chat

    Your own open source Slack-like chat

    Fabian Charles CookLead Software Developer, NZ Digital · Written
    Open source, doesn't lock you into anything, complete ownership of data, hosted where ever you want. We use Rocket.Chat for our clients that want a "slack" like chat within their software,
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    Zoho Connect

    Collaboration software that brings your team together.

    Hemanth Kumar ReddyProduct Marketer @ Zoho Corp. · Edited
    Hemanth Kumar Reddy made this product
    Zoho Connect is a team collaboration platform and a great alternative to Slack. It lets you create your own private social network for your organization and gives you all those tools you would require for collaborating with your team effectively like groups, channels, task boards, knowledge management, custom Apps etc. You can also check out Zoho Cliq (www.zoho.com/cliq) if you are looking for Chat based collaboration tool with custom bots.
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    Basecamp

    Keeps people on the same page

    Lachlan Campbell11Hack Club design/JS—HS 🎓—they/them—🌈 · Written
    Basecamp’s Campfire is a great group chat, complete with sounds, GIFs, bots, and everything. Also includes Pings, which are DMs/private channels.
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  13. Jay WeilerData Scientist · Written
    Slack but secure.
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    Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft's Slack competitor

    We change from Slack to Microsoft Teams... Better audio/video/screensharing and better integration with other tools... For example you can create a "group channel" and add a tab with a wiki or kanban or other website.
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    Stowe Boydfuturist, researcher, imperfectionist · Written
    A good choice for those using Office 365
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    GroupMe

    The best way to chat with everyone you know

    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast · Written
    It's easy to use and free! Can be used with friends or teams.
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  16. Jeff WatersProduct Manager, VIPole · Written
    Pretty good choice of app that boosts collaboration and protects all communications within a team, company or large enterprise. The product is available is Saas and on-premise solution for those who seek complete security. The functionality and featured tools are much more expanded that in Slack and the app offers an admin pannel to keep complete track of security, tune up the system, create templates and mixture of policies. Otherwise it's pretty much the same.
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  17. Bitrix24 beats Slack at many things. First, you get unlimited users without stupid history search limit. Second, like you said Slack is too distracting. So in Bitrix24 you can collaborate via chat or other means. And finally, unlike Slack, Bitrix24 comes with true project management and it's all free as well - tasks, subtasks, projects, task templates, dependencies, time tracking, etc. Here's the comparison chart - https://www.bitrix24.com/alterna...
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  18. Xiaojun LiPrincle One (https://www.princle.com) · Written
    Xiaojun Li made this product
    If you are looking for a new mobile communication app for your professional use in a safe environment, Princle One might be a good choice.
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  19. Jackie ChangProduct Specialist, BuddyDo Inc. · Written
    WorkDo has chats, tasks, events, polls, notes, leave, attendance and expenses tools all in one app. It also has a web interface version. The concept is to have a workplace and each team can create their own groups within the workplace. Each group also has the basic tools such as chats, tasks, events, polls, notes, albums and files.
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    Intraboom

    Simple, all-in-one teamwork and project tool

    Take a look at Intraboom is a simple, all-in-one digital workplace that makes communicating and collaborating with your team more efficient for your internal and external projects. And it’s fully mobile!
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