When comparing TeamWork.com vs AstraChat, the Slant community recommends AstraChat for most people. In the question“What are the most useful collaboration tools for remote teams?” AstraChat is ranked 4th while TeamWork.com is ranked 10th.
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Pro Offers lots of granularity in task management
Tasks are grouped in task lists and can have subtasks. Each task list can be assigned to a particular set of users, aligned with a milestone and have notes. Each task in the task list can have a description, a start and a due date, attachments, priority, manually set progress, followers, dependencies, be assigned to a particular set of users and set to repeat. Each subtask has the same configurable properties except instead of the ability to assign people, subtasks can be commented on.
Pro Each project has only the required functionality
It's possible to limit projects only to the necessary features so that unnecessary functionality doesn't get in the way and clutter up the interface.
Pro Good assortment of features
Gantt charts, calendar and an easy overview of huge amount tasks.
Pro Direct connect
Messages are received from clients using secured (TLS or SSL) XMPP (jabber) protocol.
Pro Network efficient
AstraChat is tuned to make very efficient use of the network connection and processor so you can be confident that it will use very little of your battery or data allowance.
Pro Supports a lot of protocol
- RFC-3921:Instant Messaging and Presence
- XEP-0012 Last Activity
- XEP-0016 Privact lists
- XEP-0054 VCARD-temp
- XEP-0085 Chat State Notifications
- XEP-0153 vCard-Based Avatars
- XEP-0172 User Nickname
- XEP-0184 Message delivery receipts
- XEP-0191 Blocking commands
- XEP-0198 Stream Management
- XEP-0199 XMPP Ping
- XEP-0176: Jingle ICE-UDP
- XEP-0136: Message Archiving
- XEP-0045: Multi-User Chat
Con Provides too much detail for small projects
Amount of granularity for tasks can be overwhelming for small projects or teams.
Con No OTR service
Off-the-Record Messaging (OTR) is a cryptographic protocol that provides encryption for instant messaging conversations. Astrachat doesn't include this protocol, that it is often included in other XMPP services.