On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 2:31 PM Emmanuel Bernard <emmanuel(a)hibernate.org>
I like Zulip a lot. I've been using it extensively and the notion
topic (like a email subjet) is a big +1 for me and for any more casual
lurker. Also it reduces the proliferation of one off/single subject
channel that a lurker always miss in tools like Slack.
Granted Zulip topics are a bit offsetting for the first 5 posts. And yes
their mobile client is really bad. But the desktop client is really
I'm not really excited about topics. We might need a topic once a month,
maybe less, when we start a big discussion on a subject (and even so,
there's usually only one discussion in parallel).
The rest of the time, we just share in the channel.
If they were optional, that would do but they are not and you always need 2
clicks to share (e.g. go to the right stream, then either choose a topic or
create new topic), whereas you're at most one click away on HipChat. For
our usage I find it a bit suboptimal.
I use the HipChat mobile client from time to time, not sure how bad Zulip's
is. Can you at least follow the streams and post messages?
Anyway, it's more a -0 than a -1 for Zulip.
Never used Slack.