Zulip

Open source team chat with first class threading.

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#4 Product of the DayDecember 28, 2017

Zulip is a powerful, open source group chat application that combines the immediacy of real-time chat with the productivity benefits of threaded conversations.

Reviews

  • Pros: 

    The fully threaded model of Zulip allows you to follow conversations that you care about and ignore the ones you don't.

    Cons: 

    Nothing I can think about. It's insanely great :)

    Zulip is built by keeping productivity in mind. Each conversation in Zulip has a topic. This allows you to take part in more than one conversation at the same time. This also make catching up on conversations efficient as compared to cSlack, Mattermost etc where you have to scroll through hundreds or thousands of messages to figure out what is going on. Zulip is the most active open source chat application in GitHub and has 350+ contributors from all across the world.

    Vishnu Ks has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Opensource

    Free for open source projects

    Separate Conversation Threads/topics

    Great user support

    Great chat search

    Many integrations

    Cons: 

    Wait.... let me think....

    Zulip is a fast and powerful group chat application with many unique features and more than 60 integrations. Above all it's an open source project makes it even better, as you can directly contact the developers about the issue you face, features you're missing or want to be improved and even file them at github.com/zulip/zulip/issues.

    Shubham Dhama has used this product for one year.

Discussion

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Miftakhul Farikhin@miftakhul_farikhin · entrepreneur wannabe
mattermost has done open source for slack
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Vishnu Ks@hackerkid
@miftakhul_farikhin The first commit of Zulip was made in 2012[1]. Slack was launched to public in 2013. Zulip is a fully threaded chat application which is quite different from Slack or Slack clones like Mattermost/Rocket Chat. Zulip's threaded model allows you to have more than one conversations at the same time which is a pain in Slack/Slack clones. Also each conversation in Zulip has a topic which allows you to catch up on past conversations easily without having to scroll through hundreds or thousands of messages. Come hang around in chat.zulip.org if you want to experience Zulip and see for yourselves how it compares to Slack clones :) [1]https://github.com/zulip/zulip/c...
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carlos garcia@androidlove · Co-Founder, Internet Missionaries
$8 a month is more expensive than Slack and less features?
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Vishnu Ks@hackerkid
@androidlove You have the option to host for free in your own server. Also please note that Slack has $6.67 plan with less features and $12.50 plan with all the features. If you choose not to host in your own server and use Zulip cloud, Zulip only have one plan of $8 per month and you don't have to pay any extra bucks for features like 99.99% "guaranteed" uptime :) Also curious to know which features you use are missing in Zulip which Slack has?
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Miles Fawcett@miles_fawcett
@hackerkid does it have federation?
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Vishnu Ks@hackerkid
@miles_fawcett Not yet. There is an issue opened for it. https://github.com/zulip/zulip/i...
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EmbedAPI@embed_api · CEO @ EmbedAPI.com Embed Anything
RocketChat is ten times better and is open source :p
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小明plus@yangguobao · 小明plus
mobile has too less feature,and rn is not smooth