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You can now vote for your favorite projects/products of 2020. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 17th.


View Poll Results: Team Communication Application of the Year
Microsoft Teams 34 33.33%
Slack 39 38.24%
Element 13 12.75%
Zulip Chat 1 0.98%
Rocket.Chat 5 4.90%
Mattermost 8 7.84%
Twist 0 0%
Wire 2 1.96%
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Old 12-23-2020, 11:05 AM   #1
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Team Communication Application of the Year

A new category this year.

Old 12-25-2020, 11:06 AM   #2
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Slack might be the most successful one, but Element (well, the Matrix protocol as such) is my personal favorite - a better XMPP in my opinion.
Old 12-31-2020, 01:57 AM   #3
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Would Jitsi count? It's a FLOSS program like Skype/GHangouts/Zoom--audio/video--but also has text chat... or are audio/video discussion programs another category?
Old 12-31-2020, 04:12 AM   #4
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Jitsi Meet would count, but it’s not added.
Old 01-05-2021, 01:54 PM   #5
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Happy that Microsoft Teams and Slack are available on Linux, and use them all the time to keep in contact with colleagues. Would prefer an open source tool all things considered though.
Old 01-05-2021, 01:58 PM   #6
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+1 for Jitsi Meet and/or 8x8 Meet (the commercial but free version of Jitsi Meet:
Old 01-05-2021, 03:47 PM   #7
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M$ Teams for me, only because I am the only one who works at home on Ubuntu. The others are stuck in Windows...
Old 01-06-2021, 06:17 AM   #8
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They all suck, but I voted for M$-Teams, as they at least have the guts to make a decent native Linux port of their app that is required by the rest of the company.
Old 01-17-2021, 01:14 PM   #9
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I'm really liking Mattermost and triyng to migrate from Slack to a self hosted Mattermost at $WORK.

I would add Jitsi, Zoom, Google Meet and probably BigBlueButton and Mumble to the poll, if audio/video communications is accepted in this category.
Old 01-27-2021, 03:30 PM   #10
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Jitsi Meet ... why still not on the list?
Old 01-28-2021, 06:15 AM   #11
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This is missing Zulip, a personal preference.
Old 01-28-2021, 06:24 AM   #12
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Big Blue Button can be added for next year, along with Jitsi-Meet. I've not heard of most of the others there.
Old 01-29-2021, 07:26 PM   #13
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Skype, anybody..? (lololol)

(I don't like it, but I have to keep it around, 'cos family won't use naff-all else...and, to give M$ their due, it IS pretty reliable these days.)

I built a 'portable' version a coupla months ago for the Puppy community, which seems to be quite popular...


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Old 02-05-2021, 05:24 AM   #14
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+1 for Zoom, if it counts - it does most of what I've used Teams for.
Old 02-16-2021, 10:59 PM   #15
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I use Discord far more than any of these.


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