Slack alternatives

Alexandre Plennevaux
2 min readJan 11, 2017

Slack is great. It turned IRC into the perfect mix between Email and ICQ for people wanting to GTD.

Slack is not exactly cheap, nor suited for all needs. Here are alternatives to try out. This is me sharing with you a personal list of tools I may need in the future.

Gitter

Apparently very good if you have a huge opensource community.

Ryver

Felt really similar to Slack (without the clever copywriting swag) but free, if such thing exists.

Loser

Nah, just kidding. I tried that, it sucked.

HipChat

by Atlassian. Heard it integrates nicely with Bitbucket and JIRA. And soon Trello, I guess.

Fleep

User-centric instead of team-centric. If I understand correctly, it could actually replace my email client? Gotta try it.

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Alexandre Plennevaux

Belgian UX designer / web developer / teacher. Favorite word: ideation