When comparing Flock vs Ryver, the Slant community recommends Ryver for most people. In the question“What is the best team chat software?” Ryver is ranked 16th while Flock is ranked 18th.
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They have apps for Windows, Mac, Chrome, iOS, Android and web interface. And all the chat sessions are always on sync.
Pro Clean and clutter free interface
Pro Cheaper than Slack
It is half the price of Slack and full of nice features like polls, assign to do's, etc.
Pro Very powerful integration APIs
Unlike its rivals, it not only allows you to receive events, but also allows you to push content to it and receive various user action events.
Pro No IT team required for setup
Moving a team or organization to flock does not require any setup from the company's IT team. At max, what might be required would be to whitelist their domain in case the organization's IT team has gotten external domains blocked. You can simply download Flock and invite others in your organization by using their email ids in order to start collaborating. That's all there is in the name of setup.
Pro Free if you don't need the most advanced features
Most of its features are free, even video conferences. But also they have a Pro version with unlimited chat history, Active Directory integration among other things.
Pro Unlimited groups and teams
There is no limit on the number of groups or of group members. Similarly, within a team you can have unlimited members. There is no limit of number of teams too.
Pro Faster than Slack
Flock is offering an app that is faster than Slack.
Pro Highly configurable permissions
For every team, the permissions and restrictions can easily be set over the participating members and the conversations they are having.
Pro Better than slack
Posting messages is more fun with them in addition to emojis.
Pro Customisable UI, integrations surface just like native features
There are multiple options like slash commands, message buttons, chat buttons, attachment picker etc., where the integrations can surface inside the native app. This greatly eases the discoverability of a integration, making it really easy for the team members to find and use the integrations.
Pro Threaded conversations
Ryver has Facebook like "Posts" that allow for threaded conversations to occur among teams.
Pro Unlimited users
There is no limit to the amount of users you can invite to join your instance/account of Ryver.
Pro Upvote and Downvote
"Do you like this?" questions can easily be answered with up or down votes.
Pro Drag and drop file sharing
Start a new post, drag your file (photo, doc, pdf, etc. 100MB limit), and starting discussing.
The app loads fast on start-up. Any new chats, comments, and posts show up instantly. Overall, the app just feels rather speedy.
Pro @mentions for users and teams
Get someone's attention with @mentions.
Pro Desktop and mobile apps
Apps work great on Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.
Pro I like this
Pro Free conference calling
Pro Can hide topics until new comment is received
You can remove a topic from your nav bar and have it reappear when new messages are sent in that topic.
Pro Hosted on Amazon
Hosted on Amazon cloud. Service has been very reliable. Ryver has been unavailable maybe once or twice in the last 6 months. (We used to use HipChat and in early 2016, HipChat was crashing once or twice a week for a month or so.)
Pro You can edit a chat message
Ever make a mistake in a conversation? Of course! With Ryver, you can edit chats that you've sent. (Wish iOS Messages would do this some day!)
Con No thread feature
Reply command only quotes snippets. There's no implementation to show thread(s) of an initial message.
Con Having Chat and Posts for Teams is confusing to some users
It takes some time to get accustomed to all the features of the program, like a separate chat and a feed for team posts.