When comparing Mattermost vs Shout, the Slant community recommends Mattermost for most people. In the question“What are the best open source alternatives to Slack?” Mattermost is ranked 4th while Shout is ranked 6th. 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 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.
Pro Always connected
Unlike most other web IRC clients, Shout will stay connected even when you close the browser. It will allow you to see conversations that happened while you were away.
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.
Con Can't send files
You can only share links to files, no way to share files directly between users.
Con No native apps
It's only available as a webapp.
Con Lacks searchable history
Con Doesn't manage presence
Users have to manually set away messages or away nicks to notify other users that they are not currently available.