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Entry-level set up fee?
- No setup fee
- Free Trial
- Free/Freemium Version
- Premium Consulting / Integration Services
- Supported: Mobile Access
- Supported: File tracking
- Supported: Search
- Supported: Integrates with other Project Management Tools
- Supported: Chat
- Supported: Status updates and activity feed
- Supported: Notifications
- Supported: Discussions
- Supported: User directory and online status
- Supported: Sharing and privacy
- Supported: Surveys
- Supported: Internal knowledgebase
- Supported: Integrates with GoToMeeting
- Supported: Document files
- Supported: Image files
- Supported: Video files
- Supported: Audio files
- Supported: Access control
- Supported: Advanced security features
- Supported: Integrates with Google Drive
- Supported: Device sync
- Supported: Web interface
- Supported: Custom emoticons
|Deployment Types||On-premise, SaaS|
|Operating Systems||Windows, Linux, Mac|
|Mobile Application||Apple iOS, Android|
- Instant Messaging app within your team and across teams via private and public channels
- Sharing documents and integration with JIRA were very helpful. Since it's an atlassian product it supported lot of integrations with confluence, jira, bitbucket.
- Video calls and audio calls.
- At times, we've faced issues with hipchat server. Frequent downtime due to instability of the app.
- Video calls are not that great and it missed lot of functionalities provided in Zoom.
- It lacked apps within hipchat like how Slack does.
Easy integrations with Atlassian products and other systems as well.
File sharing directly or in a group.
- Easy to create private rooms and add people
- Effortless searching history of conversations
- UI and UX can be improved
- Should allow mentions for people who are not in group
- Should have a feature to reply to a message in group chat
- Video feature should allow more than 20 people
- Good user interface
- Easy to use
- Easy to manage
- Video calling
- More functionality
- Instant Messaging Colleagues
- File Transfer
- Searchable Message History
- Audio quality was inconsistent. Sometimes excellent but mostly awful.
- Video quality was universally poor and led us to using Zoom as our primary video communication tool.
- Although HipChat supported file transfer, larger files would sometimes stop transferring.
- Create team rooms for Kanban and Scrum teams.
- Great tool for immediate collaboration.
- Allow public access to team room or restrict members.
- Add attachments to discussions.
- Create a new private room on the fly.
- New messages alert room members in e-mail.
- Start a new room within minutes.
- Search box allows filtering through all discussions.
- Integrate with Skype for Business. We do nor have GotoMeeting
- Allow working in multiple rooms at same time.
- Connecting to office people in simpler way.
- Easily sending documents, videos, images, etc.
- Video call feature is also available which can be used.
- Sending large files is problematic, sometimes it fails.
- Emoji system is not so good.
Connecting to bunch of office people in a single platform is a great idea, as is sharing documents and images, but doubts will always be there for security of confidential documents.
Small and medium companies can use HipChat, but when it comes to a large company HipChat is not the best option.
- HipChat keeps the history of a chat within a room, allowing anyone with the right permission to join the room at any time, and to search the chat history months after.
- HipChat has support for animated gifs, which allows the people to communicate with animated gifs and memes.
- People who are not in the chat at the time they are mentioned receive an e-mail, so that they know they need to catch up later on.
- The notification system could be improved. You have the choice to receive notifications at every message (could be overwhelming), only when you are mentioned, or never. When you choose to never receive notifications, it'd be nice to see a unread count in the app dock.
- Sometimes people get disconnected or close the app and forget to re-open it. This may sometimes end up with chats losing some people, without anyone realizing it before some time. It'd be nice if there was a system to remind people to re-open their app if they do not show after some days.
- It'd be nice to see in real time who is writing in the chat before the message is sent.
- Message members of organization
- Share files
- Integrate with project management software
- The platform is not user-friendly
- There is no way to set it to “away” so you have to log out each time
- If you log in via Google, you have to enter your entire login info each time
- Hipchat bots are very useful and make routine tasks easier to accomplish and save some time.
- Easy to use and intuitive user interface.
- 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.
- The main advantage is having an Open API which is useful for developers
- There are many services on this app which are free
- It offers a good overall tool for online communication between the teams
- The technical issues are more on this application
- The status changes are quite buggy
- There are lot of complications for the admin accounts
- Persistent chat room. HipChat stores the communication and allows you to follow a discussion without being involved from the beginning.
- Multi tenant rooms. We can create as many discussion rooms as we want.
- Third-party integration. HipChat exposes an API that can be used by third-party applications (i.e. Prometheus for monitoring, Jenkins for CI/CD, etc).
- Research should be enhanced
- Possibility to integrate a chat bot
- allows persistent communication between team members
- can receive notifications from Jenkins or Prometheus
- allows multi tenant rooms
Nevertheless, HipChat can be a new way of working for some people that require training. The learning curve of HipChat is very simple, but for a company which is not familiar with these new tools (chat rooms), it might be a bit disturbing.
- Image sharing
- Setting a private as well as group (room) environment
- Mobile app keeps you in touch in real time
- Sometimes it is not very evident if there is a new message
- The UI can be improved
- Able to reply to a particular comment in a room setting
HipChat is being used by all departments in the company. One of the main problems HipChat has solved is that it replaced slow internal email with faster cross-team communication either 1-on-1 or a group of people.
- HipChat is the first enterprise team chat application, hence it invented the idea of itself.
- Cross-platform support and hence runs on most of the computing devices
- Efficient search
- Completely free for smaller teams
- Webhooks +1
- Integrations with Atlassian products and other systems as well. For example, Infra monitoring applications.
- Custom emojis
- Media and file sharing directly or in a group
- Video chat
- UI and UX has a huge room for improvement
- Dull and uninspiring colors
- Temporary rooms are not possible
- It's very expensive based on the team size, goes up exponentially
Cost goes up with team size in an exponential manner, this is where HipChat doesn't seem very useful for what it was intended for (not sure if this has changed). It's not so fun application when compared with Slack.
- Internal communication
- Allows for chat between teams
- Allows for troubleshooting to quickly be discussed
- Ability not to freeze or lag
- Lacked "bells and whistles" than comparable platforms offer
- Cross-Platform support for both Windows & Mac users as well as a web-based client.
- Small installation footprint with outstanding functionality.
- Free version exists so you can try the product without having to purchase upfront.
- The program sometimes locks up and has to be killed via Task Manager on the Windows side.
- The updates are frequent, but that's part of their process.
- Integration with Active Directory would be nice.
- GIFS and fun
- Search features
- Desktop or through browser
- Could use less bots.
- We dont need so many points or options to gain points.
- The /code is useful to share code.
- HipChat groups are really useful in order to get connected to people with a particular interest across the organization.
- The Video Call, all in one tool is really nice.
- Write code in a line with other words, for example.
- I am using this class /code SomeClassName, and it's not working.
- Storing messages history
- Sending and storing docs
- Stability and scalability
- Group video calls
I've used Hip Chat on Windows 7, Windows 10, Linux Ubuntu, Mac OS X and Android tablet - and everywhere it works perfectly! Congrats, developers team, you are great!
- The emoticons are fun and add levity to the printed word which can come across wrong.
- Groups are hugely useful for team communication.
- Search history is great for retrieving information from past conversations.
- HipChat app fails to load at least once a week. This is extremely annoying.
- Sometimes on start up it looks like no one is available.
- Constant updates interfere with our day to day work.
- Integrations with other Atlassian products as it creates a perfect work environment.
- HipChat is stable and very reliable. We have not had connection issues to the service.
- The video call is very useful as we don't have to switch to another application to do calls.
- Only comes as OVA or AMI images. Doesn't come as a binary and depending on the organizations environment it can be a little tricky to deploy.
- Better notification system while the user is offline.
- Communicating with offshore teams
- Instantaneous responses
- Send files with ease
- Allow call facility
- Manage notifications better
- Instant Communication
- Easy to Use
- Ability to Share Images/Files/Urls etc
- Sometimes hipchat will show a user is offline but in fact they are not
- HipChat will sometimes not start up right away
- HipChat will shut down and take some time to reload
- Stays connected
- Fairly easy to navigate
- Constant updates on who is logged in and out
- If I check the box to stay logged in, it will still log me out
- Screen sharing was nice for when you need to quickly show somebody something.
- History search.
- Chat rooms.
- Cleaner interface.
- Better code support.
- Easier editing/deleting of messages.