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.
Felt really similar to Slack (without the clever copywriting swag) but free, if such thing exists.
Ryver is a team communication tool that organizes team collaboration, chats, files, and even emails into a single…ryver.com
Nah, just kidding. I tried that, it sucked.
by Atlassian. Heard it integrates nicely with Bitbucket and JIRA. And soon Trello, I guess.
HipChat is group chat built for teams & business. Free for unlimited users, enjoy unlimited group chat, video chat …www.hipchat.com
User-centric instead of team-centric. If I understand correctly, it could actually replace my email client? Gotta try it.
Here are some more contenders I need to figure out:
Open source, private cloud Slack-alternative Workplace messaging for web, PCs & phones with native apps. MIT-licensed…about.mattermost.com
Riot allows teams to communicate across a wide range of collaboration apps. If some team members use Riot while others…riot.im
A support ticket, a task, a deploy notification or anything else that's important for you. CA Flowdock is the easiest…www.flowdock.com
Glip is fully searchable, real-time group chat & video chat, task management, file sharing and more, in one easy-to-use…glip.com
Our team collaboration and messaging tools help your team get more done. Chat online with co-workers, manage tasks…www.samepage.io
Know of any other worthy opponents to slack?