6 Ratings
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Score 4.8 out of 100
120 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Google Chat ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

8.0

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80%
8.7

Google Chat

87%
Google Chat ranks higher in 7/7 features

Mobile Access

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.4
94%
16 Ratings

Search

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
14 Ratings

Task Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
8 Ratings

Gantt Charts

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
5 Ratings

Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
11 Ratings

Workflow Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
7 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
7 Ratings

Communication

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Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

Google Chat

90%
Google Chat ranks higher in 8/8 features

Chat

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
17 Ratings

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
17 Ratings

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
15 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
10 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
8 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
7 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
15 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
6 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

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Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

Google Chat

85%
Google Chat ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
11 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
14 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

Document collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
14 Ratings

Access control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
11 Ratings

Advanced security features

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
12 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
15 Ratings

Device sync

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
15 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Google Chat is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

4.9

Stride, from Atlassian (discontinued)

49%
3 Ratings
8.7

Google Chat

87%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Stride, from Atlassian (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Google Chat

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Stride, from Atlassian (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Google Chat

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Stride, from Atlassian (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Google Chat

73%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Atlassian

Stride works well for those looking for just a communication tool. However, there are a lot of similar programs out there that offer more interesting features without being overwhelming. The simplicity works for and against Stride. Smaller groups would find Stride useful, especially if they are not concerned with the public rooms
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Google

Well suited for businesses of all sizes. HOWEVER, I would say keep the chat groups limited at the departmental level, ensure that your moderator or the individual responsible for the group keeps it on topic, and have your IT team monitor it from time to time. Google Chat gets used so much in our organization that we have rules and regs in our Employee Handbook regarding its proper use (and when used PROPERLY, it can be very effective).
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Pros

Atlassian

  • Stride is great as a chat tool with your team members online.
  • Stride allows us to share documents and files with one another.
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Google

  • Google Hangouts Chat allows you to send and receive messages real time with emoticons that can help you express your mood.
  • You can download and upload image file that can be use for business process and more.
  • Google Hangouts Chat also allows you to make a calls to reach other users.What I like the most is the awesome screen sharing while on call.
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Cons

Atlassian

  • Dark theme would be nice
  • Better integrations to 1 on 1 chats, some software only works in group/room chat
  • Platform is going away in a few months, so letting it run longer would be nice.
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Google

  • I wish it was easier to turn the sound off, I hate being in meetings and my chat is blowing up.
  • Needing to "accept" a chat invite from someone within my org seems counter-intuitive.
  • Some people have trouble getting their notifications before midnight, somehow?
  • Prior to downloading the app, group messages didn't come up for me on my computer.
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Pricing Details

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Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Stride, from Atlassian (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Stride Free includes: Unlimited users Unlimited group chat rooms Unlimited direct messaging Built-in collaboration tools (Actions & Decisions) File sharing & 5GB storage 10 apps or bots Message history up to 25K messages Stride Meetings Unlimited 1-1 and group video meetings Desktop, mobile, and phone dial-in access Stride Standard includes: Unlimited users Unlimited group chat rooms Unlimited direct messaging Built-in collaboration tools (Actions & Decisions) Unlimited file sharing & storage Unlimited apps and bots Unlimited message history Stride Meetings Unlimited 1-1 and group video meetings Desktop, mobile, and phone dial-in access Screen sharing Remote desktop control Outbound calls

    Google Chat

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Google Chat editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Atlassian

      No answers on this topic

      Google

      It's not perfect. There are occasional glitches, drop-outs, and it takes a bit to get everything loaded and working. But it is significantly better than Zoom or GoToMeeting when you're in instructional settings. I know my teacher friends here like it and the administrators and parents seem to be satisfied too.
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      Support Rating

      Atlassian

      No answers on this topic

      Google

      I have not needed to contact the support folks for Google Hangouts Chat, so I can't speak to this with any accuracy. The online instructions are fairly clearly written, so it is fairly intuitive to start with. I did not feel the need to use the support people anyway.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Atlassian

      Stride falls short in almost every regard. While Stride is affordable, Slack and Ryver offer vital integrations that increase efficiency and are more enjoyable for employees to use. The features of Slack and Ryver that add personalization of chat (private vs. public) also add a layer of efficiency and flexibility that are hard to pass up for the simplicity and affordability of Stride.
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      Google

      Prior to Google Hangouts, our company used Spark. Spark was not integrated into our email, therefore it couldn't be easily accessed in the same browser. With Spark we also couldn't search our emails for keywords in a conversation, searching had to be done manually. The one feature I enjoyed about Spark was a request to get a user's attention: If I had an urgent question and I wanted to ensure the recipient saw my message/question, I would request their attention and the message screen would pop up on their screen.
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      Return on Investment

      Atlassian

      • Stride helps with keeping your email inbox cleaner and more organized. More conversational messages can be done through Stride leaving our emails less cluttered and finding emails easier.
      • Stride assists with keeping a record of all your past conversations with all team members. Referring to previous communications help us keep track of current statuses of projects.
      • Stride helps us keep track of documents we've shared in the past with the team and retrieve them if we need to refer back to them later.
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      Google

      • In my work it allows us to report troubles that may cost loss of investment thru Google Hangouts Chat we were able to communicate on how to fix it.
      • I hope we can make it on our own choice of colors to heightened workers vibe
      • It is connected to your email
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