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Score 8.6 out of 101

Slack

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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

appear.in

Good quality video conferencing with a small group of people.
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Slack

I think slack is great for smaller teams. In a larger setting, I would be worrisome that it would devolve into a cacophony of noise. This could also be overwhelming to some individuals.I'm involved in several other slack groups in the coding community and they can get rather busy quite quickly. Since our company is somewhat small, I feel like it fits us pretty well and remains manageable and easy to keep up with.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

appear.in
Slack
7.2
Task Management
appear.in
Slack
7.3
Gantt Charts
appear.in
Slack
6.3
Scheduling
appear.in
Slack
7.2
Workflow Automation
appear.in
Slack
6.3
Mobile Access
appear.in
Slack
8.8
Search
appear.in
Slack
7.7
Visual planning tools
appear.in
Slack
7.0

Communication

appear.in
Slack
8.2
Chat
appear.in
Slack
9.4
Notifications
appear.in
Slack
8.7
Discussions
appear.in
Slack
9.1
Surveys
appear.in
Slack
7.5
Internal knowledgebase
appear.in
Slack
8.5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
appear.in
Slack
7.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
appear.in
Slack
7.8
Integrates with Outlook
appear.in
Slack
7.2

File Sharing & Management

appear.in
Slack
7.9
Versioning
appear.in
Slack
7.2
Video files
appear.in
Slack
7.8
Audio files
appear.in
Slack
7.8
Document collaboration
appear.in
Slack
7.3
Access control
appear.in
Slack
8.4
Advanced security features
appear.in
Slack
8.2
Integrates with Google Drive
appear.in
Slack
8.2
Device sync
appear.in
Slack
8.6

Pros

  • Easy to use: The app is very, very easy to use. Literally just create a chat room (input a name) and access it to chat.
  • Call/video quality: I've experienced better call quality on appear.in than in almost all other chat and video conferencing services out there.
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  • API Integrations
  • 3rd Party Support
  • File/Image support
  • Mobile App works well
  • Audio and Video Calls
  • Text formatting and Code sharing (for developers)
  • Notification Options
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Cons

  • Feature-wise, none that I can think of.
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  • Performance can be slow at times
  • Using slack creates a reliance on it - like any social media, feeling that you may fall behind if you don't view it for a time
  • It can be easy to miss messages if they're not directly addressed to you (which many users may forget, although this is hardly a fault of slack — they do their best to balance message notification configuration with options)
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Likelihood to Renew

appear.in3.6
Based on 1 answer
We are using a larger tool suite that already includes video conferencing instead of our older approach of using different apps from different vendors.appear.in has a simple but great set of features but its pricing scheme is not as scalable as we really need in a 500+ employee company.
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Slack9.5
Based on 6 answers
Great tool for collaborating on a project or communicating about a specific issue through a designated channel
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Usability

appear.in9.1
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use, technical and non-technical colleagues have used it with no instructions needed. That says all about the app and services.
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Slack9.4
Based on 7 answers
The system does seem to hang quite a bit, completely unrelated to my internet connection, which can get a little annoying when you are in the middle of a conversation and cannot respond and the conversation moves on without you or creates a lull in the discussion that gets everyone off topic.
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Alternatives Considered

appear.in was the least expensive alternative at the time my company used it. It included the right set of features for what we needed.
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We used to use a combo of Google Hangouts, email, and the GroupMe app for all internal communications. Slack has completely eliminated those and we use Slack for all internal communication—we don't even use email for the most part unless communicating with a client. If you work with tech savvy people, Slack also has slackbot which allows you to integrate with almost anything (JIRA, HubSpot, etc.) and save a ton of time through automation of tasks.
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Return on Investment

  • It helped us to connect our team across continents in a very affordable way.
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  • Reduction in amount of emails received by around 75%
  • Combined all communication services (3-4 unique) into just 1 (Slack)
  • Huge increase in inter-organizational transparency across departments
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Pricing Details

appear.in

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Slack

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details