When comparing Zulip vs Mattermost, the Slant community recommends Mattermost for most people. In the question“What is the best team chat software?” Mattermost is ranked 7th while Zulip is ranked 9th. The most important reason people chose Mattermost is:
With Docker set up, you can install Mattermost with the following command: ```docker run --name mattermost-dev -d --publish 8065:80 mattermost/platform``` For other cases, installation instructions can be found [here](https://github.com/mattermost/platform/blob/master/doc/install/Docker-Single-Container.md#one-line-docker-install).
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Pro Helps keep track of different conversations
Instead of rooms or channels Zulip is built around topics. This allows you to have multiple conversations at the same time without conversations interfering with each another. It also allows you to reference conversations without clutter.
Pro Easy asynchronous conversations
Its threaded model helps people working in different timezone's communicate effectively.
Pro One-line Docker install
With Docker set up, you can install Mattermost with the following command:
docker run --name mattermost-dev -d --publish 8065:80 mattermost/platform
For other cases, installation instructions can be found here.
Pro Can be self-hosted
You don't need to rely on someone else's servers, you can host Mattermost on your own server.
Con Takes some getting used to
As most chat software uses the concept of channels or rooms, getting in the habit of splitting each topic off in a separate category can require some getting used to and discipline.
Con Poor Android application
Mattermost's Android application is thus far (2017-01-10) still just a poorly wrapped webview with the usual performance problems and a lack of offline functionality.