Rocket.Chat VS Wekan

Compare Rocket.Chat vs Wekan and see what are their differences.

Wekan

The Open Source kanban (built with Meteor). Keep variable/table/field names camelCase. For translations, only add Pull Request changes to wekan/i18n/en.i18n.json , other translations are done at https://transifex.com/wekan/wekan only. (by wekan)
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Rocket.Chat Wekan
45 20
31,150 17,616
1.6% 0.6%
9.9 9.9
about 22 hours ago 10 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Rocket.Chat

Posts with mentions or reviews of Rocket.Chat. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-26.
  • Top Node.js Frameworks for Web Apps in 2021
    11 projects | dev.to | 26 Nov 2021
    Rocket.Chat
  • German state is planning to switch 25,000 PCs over to Linux
    1 project | reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace | 23 Nov 2021
    Another viable alternative not mentioned is Rocket Chat instead of Slack.
  • Can you suggest an opensource tool to chat (text) over LAN and can be used to share files securely and is also available on Android ?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 19 Nov 2021
  • Heard you guys look good-looking dashboard, so here's one! (DETAILS IN COMMENTS)
    20 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 14 Nov 2021
    The link for the Github Page is here: https://github.com/pawelmalak/flameMy Applications:About Me: An about me page, well, about me (duh)Cockpit: A server monitoring tool (https://cockpit-project.org)Pi-Hole: An DNS-based adblocking monster (https://pi-hole.net)Wireguard: Home VPN with a Web GUI (https://github.com/WeeJeWel/wg-easy)Nextcloud: A place to store my files (https://nextcloud.com)Rocket Chat: The way I use to talk to international friends (imagine having those) (https://rocket.chat)Portainer: A way to monitor all my 29 RAM-eating dockers (https://www.portainer.io)Aria2Admin: A download manager with a Web GUI (https://hub.docker.com/r/beginor/aria2)Privatebin: Pastebin, but more private (Ya see what I did there? Its bad? Oh.) (https://privatebin.info)Code Server: VS-Code, but in a browser (https://github.com/cdr/code-server)PhoneInfoGA: Lookup any phone number (because scammers made me) (https://github.com/sundowndev/phoneinfoga)NGINX: Reverse Proxy Manager with a Web GUI (https://nginxproxymanager.com)Librespeed: Speedtest.net without the ADs (https://librespeed.org)Shlink: A link shortener (https://shlink.io)AMP: 1.17 Paper Minecraft Server Control Panel with a Web GUI (https://cubecoders.com/AMP)Whoogle: A self-hosted search engine (IT REALLY GIVES THE SAME EXACT RESULTS THAT GOOGLE GIVES, LIKE IN ORDER) (https://github.com/benbusby/whoogle-search)Plex: A way to view my totally not pirated movies (totally, who would dare to pirate) (https://www.plex.tv)Tautulli: Way to manage plex (https://tautulli.com)Metube: Youtube-DL with a Web GUI (https://github.com/alexta69/metube)Homebridge: A way to add way more smart devices to the Apple Home app (https://homebridge.io)CUPS: A print server (who needs a new wireless printer, when you can make your own?) (https://www.cups.org)Vaultwarden: My life saver who has been then from the beginning, ahem, I mean a password manager (https://github.com/dani-garcia/vaultwarden)Uptime Kuma: A way to check if any of my services go down (and a way to get mass pinged at 12AM, since I update all my dockers at 12AM) (https://github.com/louislam/uptime-kuma)Router: Totally not my router page (I hate FiOS too, dw) (https://www.verizon.com/home/fios/)
  • need a very basic chat system
    1 project | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 10 Nov 2021
    I looked at https://rocket.chat/ previously but couldn't convince my company at the time to give it a try.
  • Use forums rather than Slack/Discord to support developer community
    20 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Nov 2021
    So what's everyone's favourite forum software? Which of the many packages out there would actually be suitable to replicate the usability of Slack/Discord, without making all of the messages disappear like in a black hole?

    1) Discourse: https://www.discourse.org/

    Looks pretty modern and also offers managed instances if you'd like, but i can't help but to feel that it's pretty JS heavy and there is perhaps too much whitespace, which makes navigating longer threads somewhat cumbersome. To me, it seems like a case of UI > UX, which is an upsetting trend that i've noticed ("make something pretty rather than something functional").

    2) Flarum: https://flarum.org/

    This one is perhaps a bit better in my eyes as far as the UX is concerned and seems to have actually been developed as a mobile first forum. It does have that modern look while at the same time being reasonably functional, and the idea of putting the forum structure tree in the sidebar actually works pretty well!

    3) phpBB: https://www.phpbb.com/

    Personally, this is my favourite from the "traditional" forum software, since it's really usable, it keeps a good information density, doesn't lose usability and isn't as JS heavy as any of the other alternatives. Also, there are plenty of plugins and even the default functionality provides you with most of the things that you'd like in a piece of forum software and the hardware requirements are pretty low.

    As someone who runs a phpBB forum or two myself, the biggest pain is perhaps updating, since you run into the very same issue of never knowing whether an update will break something or not and you might have to manually alter some config files if things go sideways. Also, admittedly, the admin UX could be better, but i guess that's just the software showing its age.

    That said, old is not necessarily always worse.

    4) Simple Machines Forum: https://www.simplemachines.org/

    To me, it looks like a slightly simpler alternative to phpBB, with similarly good readability, slightly lower information density, but overall a very similar look and feel to phpBB. Can't talk much about its features, but some people have recommended it in the past.

    Also, in regards to the free plan memory limitations, has anyone here experimented with self-hosted IM solutions? Personally i'm running a Rocket.Chat (https://rocket.chat/) instance which seems pretty nice and functional, for example, for a smaller software developer team, though others also have had good experiences with Mattermost (https://mattermost.com/) or other software.

  • Software developer looking for a customer centric open source product to contribute to.
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/opensource | 6 Oct 2021
    It's been almost 1.5 years since I started my job as a software developer. I am now looking forward to contributing to cool open source products. I am looking for suggestions on customer ended open source products (like rocket.chat and signal), but one's that don't compete with my company's products :P. Can you guys please suggest some products I can contribute to? I really want to attach myself to an open source project in long term and contribute whatever miniscule amount I can to make things easily available to the masses.
  • NocoDB : Self-hostable Airtable ( 2 Million Docker downloads + 17.5 Github Stars < 15 weeks!!!! )
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 23 Sep 2021
    You can use *any* webhook URL. So if you have rocket.chat API - you can simply invoke it.
  • How to handle growing a leftist discord?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/Anarchy101 | 1 Sep 2021
    Element or Rocket Chat. It can also be distributed without self-hosting, with Jami.
  • Open Source Alternatives to tools that businesses require in day-to-day operations
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/InternetIsBeautiful | 27 Aug 2021
    Been there. Many times already to file issues. Unfortunately I've had to use it for about 20 months now and it hasn't improved since. They don't care about their bugs like this one: https://github.com/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat/issues/19933

Wekan

Posts with mentions or reviews of Wekan. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-06.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Rocket.Chat and Wekan you can also consider the following projects:

Kanboard - Kanban project management software

Restyaboard - Trello like kanban board. Based on Restya platform.

Jitsi Meet - Jitsi Meet - Secure, Simple and Scalable Video Conferences that you use as a standalone app or embed in your web application.

focalboard - Focalboard is an open source, self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana.

Live Helper Chat - Live Helper Chat - live support for your website. Featuring web and mobile apps, Voice & Video & ScreenShare. Supports Telegram, Twilio (whatsapp), Facebook messenger including building a bot.

Synapse - Synapse: Matrix homeserver written in Python 3/Twisted.

Mattermost - Mattermost is an open source platform for secure collaboration across the entire software development lifecycle.

Zulip - Zulip server and web app—powerful open source team chat

Planka - The realtime kanban board for workgroups built with React and Redux.

Mumble - Mumble is an open-source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software.

deck - 🗂 Kanban-style project & personal management tool for Nextcloud, similar to Trello

Tracks - Tracks is a GTD™ web application, built with Ruby on Rails