Fleep is not a well-known, but very capable Slack alternative.
When compared to Slack, Fleep has a few key differentiators: it natively works with email, has a global user directory (any two Fleep users can easily connect, like on Skype), and is currently free (for unlimited history and unlimited number of users).
For a deeper discussion on the fundamental differences between the two products, see my Quora Answer on this topic.
Fundamental differences aside, Fleep’s library of integrations is a miniature, compared to Slack’s. This, literally, is all:
If you want to use Fleep, but need to integrate with Stripe, RSS, Intercom, and so on, your only option is to enable those integrations in Slack channels, and connect them to Fleep through Sameroom.
For example, this is how the Sameroom team keeps track of Stripe events:
(We use Fleep as our primary chat platform, Slack is our backup.)
Once you’ve got your Fleep room and Slack channel ready for integration, setting up a Tube is a two-step process:
- Step 1: Add your Fleep and Slack accounts to Accounts
- Step 2: Open a Tube between your Fleep room on Side A and Slack channel on Side B *
* Tubes are commutative: A↔B is the same as B↔A.
We’re @sameroomHQ on Twitter, if you have any questions or comments.