Allo vs. HipChat (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Allo
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Allo is a remote workspace made for asynchronous communication and remote teams. With interactive and visual spaces, teams are able to collaborate around, strategy, design, proposals, initiatives, and processes. This is done with Allo's interactive spaces. Allo includes: Creating interactive documents consisting of images, graphics, diagrams, text, and video Previewing documents and PDF's Previewing Microsoft Office documents Editing Google Suite…
$12
per month per user
HipChat (discontinued)
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Hipchat was discontinued by Atlassian. Users are being migrated to Slack.
$0
per user
Pricing
AlloHipChat (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
Team
$12
per month
Enterprise
Custom
HipChat Basic
$0
per user
HipChat Plus
$2
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AlloHipChat (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts for annual subscriptions , as well as startups and educational institutions.For Server pricing info please visit https://www.hipchat.com/server (Only $1.20/user/month at the highest user tier!)
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Features
AlloHipChat (discontinued)
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Allo
8.0
3 Ratings
2% above category average
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
106 Ratings
8% below category average
Task Management7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.73 Ratings7.397 Ratings
Search7.03 Ratings7.2103 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Allo
7.0
3 Ratings
14% below category average
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
132 Ratings
10% below category average
Chat7.43 Ratings7.7132 Ratings
Notifications6.73 Ratings7.7130 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings6.5110 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.834 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.043 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings7.023 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Allo
8.0
3 Ratings
1% below category average
HipChat (discontinued)
6.3
95 Ratings
25% below category average
Video files8.33 Ratings6.585 Ratings
Audio files8.73 Ratings6.873 Ratings
Document collaboration8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features7.02 Ratings5.949 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive7.33 Ratings6.027 Ratings
Device sync8.02 Ratings6.055 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings6.660 Ratings
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AlloHipChat (discontinued)
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.8 out of 10
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
AlloHipChat (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(3 ratings)
6.8
(133 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.1
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlloHipChat (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Allo
Allo is ideal for brainstorming, designing, and presenting information in a remote company. With its easy-to-use tools and modern, minimalistic, and non-intrusive interface these kinds of tasks can be done in Allo beautifully. However, it was difficult for us to have a detailed project schedule (with automatic reminders for tasks and subtasks). To sum up, Allo is a perfect digital paper canvas but currently, it lacks automation features.
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Atlassian
Well suited for
Cross-teams communication.
Webhooks support. Easy integrations with Atlassian products and other systems as well. File sharing directly or in a group. Video/Audio calls.
Not suited for:
Lacks apps integration like Slack.
Lacks quality with video calls.
Slow file transfer for large files.
Frequent downtime due to app instability.
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Pros
Allo
  • The user interface is very user friendly
  • The features provided allow for a wide variety of ways for teams to collaborate on projects together.
  • customer support is incredibly responsive and fast to address any questions or concerns.
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Atlassian
  • HipChat is very stable and reliable. I have never had issues with not being able to connect or being able to communicate with others on HipChat.
  • HipChat integrates quite well with other applications, such as Jira and Stash. This is a main selling point for my team. It provides a convenient feed of actions on a JIRA story or Stash pull request.
  • HipCat does a good job of allowing 1-1 and group chats. It is simple to start a new conversation and it is easy to hold a group conversation and keep track of who is in the room.
  • I like how HipChat has away/here/on mobile statuses. This makes it easy to see if a person is available to be contacted.
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Cons
Allo
  • more views for projects
  • more templates
  • task management options inside a canvas (deadlines, recurring etc)
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Atlassian
  • Mobile app is not very responsive on iOS. Sometimes connection to Hipchat servers is taking too long even on good networks.
  • Both mobile and desktop versions have no alphabetical or recent sorting for groups and chat rooms.
  • Video and audio calls are pretty useless, they're slow and not always work.
  • The whole user interface is simple but very outdated - apparently Atlassian didn't focus too much on Hipchat even though they tried in the last 2 years.
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Likelihood to Renew
Allo
No answers on this topic
Atlassian
If they fix the bugs the last update gave that are causing hipchat to crash more often.
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Usability
Allo
No answers on this topic
Atlassian
The app itself had a pleasant if not generic interface. As a user experience expert and engineer I can say the interface is fairly intuitive if not bland. It does what you expect it to do and it's available on iOS and Android devices. If I recall it was generally pretty light weight in terms of installation size.
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Support Rating
Allo
Support is quick to respond and assist with any issue or question
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Atlassian
HipChat support is good . Responds in timely manner when ever we have raised the request via email , phone and gives us continue update on the request .Though most of the questions are answered by HipChat FAQs , but they can still improve it and add more to the knowledge base .
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Implementation Rating
Allo
No answers on this topic
Atlassian
I don't have insights as I was not a part of the implementation. However, I love the end product
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Alternatives Considered
Allo
Miro is a direct competitor for Allo. It has more features and integrations but Allo appeals much more to us because of the easy-to-navigate and elegant interface, as well as speed. Infinity is an all-in-one project management app. It's ideal for detailed project management and keeping tracts of tasks (and other. items) but Allo is much better for designing and brainstorming.
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Atlassian
We tried a lot of chat clients before choosing HipChat. The Skype for Business UI on the Mac side was 5 years old and terrible. Mac users hated the app including our CTO. Cisco Jabber was expensive to license and maintain; Skype was open to the public which took time away due to users dealing with spam and could allow viruses and malware. HipChat being a closed product, centrally managed and available to try without an upfront investment was perfect for our environment. All our Agile teams have their own room, chat and can communicate with others quickly and easily.
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Scalability
Allo
No answers on this topic
Atlassian
Actually I never shared of HipChat using with more than 25 persons in team simultaneously, but I believe it can be scaled for much largest collaboration teams. At least it works flawlessly for us, with transparent integration with Jira, and I am not see any reasons for some troubles for work at big scale.
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Return on Investment
Allo
  • helps improve and maintain productivity
  • The windows app keeps the cpu very busy so can slow other application
  • team collaboration has been improved since using this program
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Atlassian
  • HipChat has increased the effiency with which I am able to communicate with my coworkers, particularly those who work out of other offices. Having a light, portable messaging solution has been beneficial for checking in on small things without the need to send emails or schedule phone calls.
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ScreenShots

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