When comparing Viber vs Mattermost, the Slant community recommends Mattermost for most people. In the question“What is the best team chat software?” Mattermost is ranked 5th while Viber is ranked 47th. 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 Desktop apps allow texting, calling and enables transferring calls between devices
Viber has native apps for both Windows and Mac that allow you to send and receive messages from your desktop. You can also use the desktop to make and receive calls. Synchronizes between all devices you are using Viber on. Allows transferring calls between devices.
Pro Supports voice calls
Viber has really well implemented voice tech. It has comparable quality to Skype and you can even tranfer calls from your phone to your desktop seamlessly.
Pro Completely free
Viber uses data connection and the app is free.
Pro Clean interface
The interface is simple, functional and intuitive.
Pro See who of your contacts is using Viber quickly
Viber is tied to your phone number so it can quickly see who else in your contacts list is using the application.
Pro Combines cellular and data messaging
This has an advantage in that if you text someone who uses Viber it will be free, if not it will just revert to SMS. This means you can replace your standard messaging app with Viber as well.
Pro Public chats
It's possible to be a fly on the wall on other group or one-to-one chats that have been opened up to the public. These public chats are often promotional chats with celebrities.
Pro Same protocol as used in Signal
Viber's protocol uses the same concepts of the "double ratchet" protocol used in Open Whisper Systems Signal application.
Pro Keys only on device
Starting with Viber 6.0 the encryption keys are stored only on the clients themselves, not even Viber itself has access to them.
Pro No need to create an account or add contacts
One of the best things about Viber is how it handles setup and sending messages. Viber uses your existing number as your ID, so you don't need to create a separate Viber account.
Pro Android Wear support
Viber includes Android Wear support on Android 4.3 or higher and Viber 5.3 or higher.
Pro Supports 200 person group chat
Viber allows creating groups of up to 200 people on the Android version of Viber. It also has a cool "smart notifications" feature to prevent being overwhelmed with notifications if a lot of people are active in a chat group.
Pro Insight and well documented encryption
Viber has made a documentation available, explaining in great details their encryption system and giving good insight on how it works.
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 Mark-Down support
Yes, it supports markdown.
Pro Browser notifications
Pro Desktop app for MacOS, Linux and Windows
Pro Mobile apps for android and iOS
Pro Similar to Slack
Almost all features of Slack are available in Mattermost.
Pro You can change theme
Pro Free - OpenSource
You can download and use it as free for self-hosted server.
Con Doesn't sync well
Sync awfully between Phone and PC clients.
Con No web client
You cannot login from the web to send and receive messages.
Con The company evades U. S. tax
The company uses the common practice of tax haven addresses in order to avoid paying US taxes despite being registered in Delaware.
Con Constantly on
Need apps like Greenify to stop it from being constantly on and active, even if you don't use it.
Con Constant reminders of messages
If you don't check your messages (say your in a group chat and simply don't check all of them), it will flood your notifications.
This doesn't work for every type of company. Mainly great for those concerned with privacy, security, compliance and control of your data/information.