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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    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.
    Ajinkya Borade
    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.
    Nick Morey
    Nick MoreyDynamo PR, Head of New York · 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 1.0

    More productive messaging for teams

    AleksandraProduct Marketing · 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.
    Sam Rye
    Sam RyePractitioner of Social & Enviro Regen · Written
    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.
    built with the "time well spent" thought process behind it
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    Troop Messenger
    Tripathi Nair
    Tripathi NairDocumenting Tech Influence on People · Edited
    It has native apps for macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android for business to manage the group of people with a group chat, audio calls and many more with one on one screen and it is a user-friendly application, with an affordable price.Can communicate easily with the team.
    With features like unlimited chat storage, audio/video calling, location sharing, Unlimited Group creation, Broadcasting and many more, Troop messenger promises to provide everything needed for a successful team communication
    Neha Malik
    Neha MalikProvide workshops for entrepreneurs · Written
    Troop messenger, has it's all: super fast, great UI and UX, chats for different groups with team members. New releases coming frequently.
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    Discord Stages

    Engage and grow your community with easy to run audio events

    AyrtonUsed to build 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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    Make your teamwork better

    Philipp Bohn
    Philipp BohnVP 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.
    Great for quick chats up to full organisation video conferences, an all round product
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    Missive 3.0

    The shared inbox that empowers teams to truly collaborate!

    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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    HipChat 2.0

    Group chat and IM built for teams.

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas KingerPMM @ Plum | Prev. @ Freshworks Hiver · Written
    We've switched over from Slack to Hipchat for communication between teams.
    Alexandre Tempel
    Alexandre TempelUX Designer | Productivity Whore · Written
    Hipchat is awesome if you use other Atlassian products... Confluence is sensacional, as well as Jira
    Stephen Co
    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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    Team communication from a team of Ex-Skypers

    David Crowther
    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.
    Sam Rye
    Sam RyePractitioner of Social & Enviro Regen · Written
    An alternative to slack that doesn't require you to have a log in...
    Stowe Boyd
    Stowe Boydfuturist, researcher, imperfectionist · Written
    Fleep has built-in task management, as well
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    Mattermost 1.0

    Open source Slack alternative

    Brandon Anzaldi
    Brandon AnzaldiSoftware Engineer @ goop · 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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    The coding app for beginners by Google

    Ricardo Polo
    Ricardo PoloCo-founder of Tulpep · Written
    Have super groups. Completely free. So fast.
  11. 5

    Your own open source Slack-like chat

    Fabian Cook
    Fabian CookSenior Software Developer · 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,
    KlaussAgency Captain, Maker of Personal CRM · Written
    I love Rocket.Chat. It needs more app, otherwise quite stable and good.
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    Zoho Connect

    Collaboration software that brings your team together.

    Hemanth Kumar Reddy
    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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    Keeps people on the same page

    Lachlan Campbell
    Lachlan CampbellNYU ‘23—Hack Club/Design+JS—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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    Zero Knowledge store, sync and share

    Jay Weiler
    Jay WeilerData Scientist · Written
    Slack but secure.
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    The best way to chat with everyone you know

    John Ababseh
    John AbabsehEpiphany Enthusiast · Written
    It's easy to use and free! Can be used with friends or teams.
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    VIPole Private Messenger
    Jeff Waters
    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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    Workplace by Facebook

    Connect everyone in your company and turn ideas into action

    Workplace by Facebook is like your own company's private Facebook (plus a lot of additional "work focused" features. Within it, there's Workplace Chat. With Workplace Chat, it's like Facebook Messenger — for work. Same concept of Slack with private 1:1 chats, 1-to-many chats, and the concept of "channels" is done by creating group messages based on the the groups created within Workplace itself. So if you join a group, you can join the group chat. And there are bots, integrations, and all that jazz: https://www.facebook.com/workpla... Bonus: If you're a non-profit, it's totally free.
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    HyperOfficeMarketing Manager · Written
    More that group chat. Video/audio meetings, screen sharing, tasks, scheduling etc.
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    Social enterprise platform

    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...