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.


Apparently very good if you have a huge opensource community.


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


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


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


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



Alexandre Plennevaux

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