Slack is a cloud-based team
communication tool which is one of the fastest-growing workplace software on
the market. With its impressive features and wide userbase, it is hard not to
choose Slack but there are alternatives to it that you may want to check out.
- HipChat is a communication tool
for private as well as group chats. It offers group chat, instant messaging,
file sharing, unlimited users and integrations on its Basic or Free plan. It
also offers video chat, screensharing, unlimited chat history duration and
backups in its paid plan priced at $2/User/Month. It offers integrations with
Boundary, Capistrano and Blossom, and email integrations with Helpmonk,
Mailchimp and Netuitive.
- Salesforce Chatter is a tool
for collaboration between employees. Data and records are connected to the
internal system which increases efficiency and eliminates errors. It allows
integration with third-party or custom apps on its paid plan. It is designed
mobile-first which means you can communicate and track your team wherever and
whenever you want with the Salesforce Mobile app from any device. Keep your
team motivated using contribution scoring incentives and highlighting key
contributors. The downside is, however, that Chatter does not support video
calls or chat history on any of its plans, though it allows integrations with
SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. Message encryption, file encryption and integration
with Gmail are supported on its paid plan.
- Officechat provides a Basic,
Premium, and Enterprise plan to suit your needs. All its plans include instant
messaging and group chatting but do not support video calling. The Basic plan
is free and offers file transfer, 1GB of file storage and 7 days of chat
history. The Premium plan priced at $2 per user per month, and has unlimited
file storage and access to chat history. The Enterprise plan priced at $3 per
user per month, offers encryption of messages and files, and chat
customization. Integrations with business apps, remote management, message
retention and delete controls, usage analysis, and engagement, and 24×7 email
support is provided with its paid plans.
- Flowdock is a team collaboration app for desktop, mobile, and web. It offers only one
plan which is priced at $3 per user per month with a 30-day free trial. It
supports instant messaging, group chats, file transfer and file storage. Its
drag-and-drop file uploading method makes uploading very easy. The threaded
chat feature makes it easier to organize multiple simultaneous conversations.
When you need to speak privately, you can also use the 1:1 flows. Other
features include messages and file encryption, chat history, screenshot
sharing, emoticons customization, backups, email integration with Gmail, chat
customization, offline messages and a dedicated 24×7 support.