Is Glip As Good As Slack? (Almost...But It's Free!)
February 26, 2018

Is Glip As Good As Slack? (Almost...But It's Free!)

Lee L Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Glip

We used Glip as our internal chat program (like Slack). The entire company used it, and everyone was free to create new channels (public or private) if they wanted to and invite whoever they wanted. It was a great way to quickly communicate across the company where email would have been too slow and physically going and seeing the person would have been too interruptive.
  • Internal chat for a company.
  • Integrates well with RingCentral apps.
  • The fun stuff (gifs, emojis) were good for the most part.
  • More ways to react to a message than just a "like".
  • There were some glitches (profile pictures that were changed but didn't take effect, messages getting sent repeatedly, etc) that could be resolved.
  • Because Glip was free, it helped us save money on our chat app. While not a crucial part of the business, the costs of software for your company add up and it was nice that, in this case, it did not add to our expenses.
  • This isn't really Glip directly, but we used it because we were using RingCentral Meetings for video conferencing with clients, and unfortunately RingCentral Meetings was a bit difficult to use. This was often the client doing things wrong, but it was annoying to have frequent audio feedback, etc. So if that is part of your reason to use Glip, check out if you have any problems there first.
Slack is a nicer looking chat program, but in order to keep all your message history, you have to pay per user, so Glip was better in that respect. HipChat, a chat app we used a long time ago, was not very easy/fun to use and lacked some functionality. Glip has nearly all the functionality that Slack had.
Glip is a really good chat app, but is especially a good choice if you are using other RingCentral programs (RingCentral calls, RingCentral meetings for video conferencing, etc). This is the biggest selling point for the platform. The basic program is free, so you don't have to pay extra for full storage like you do with Slack.