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Stride Review

Stride OUR SCORE 93%
starting price $3
our score 93%
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  1. What is Stride
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is Stride ?

Stride, now Slack, is a cloud-hosted chat and messaging software. It is a redesigned solution formerly called HipChat from Atlassian, a software company that also acquired Confluence, Trello, Jira, and Bitbucket. This rebranded solution is created as a team communication tool that delivers the best HipChat elements, strengthened with more smart functionalities and locally hosted video and audio tools. Stride is placed by the vendor as a direct competitor and an alternative to the highly popular Slack. Besides the typical chat and messaging functionalities, the software is also equipped with new features that are also available in competitors. The new addition, the ‘Action and Decisions’ feature, allows users to separate and assign task as to-do messages with completed, posted actions to give awareness to members in the chat room. Important decisions can also be isolated from conversations and save them for future reference.

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Stride features

Main features of Stride are:

  • Group Chat
  • Video Chat
  • Direct Messaging
  • Voice Calling
  • File Sharing
  • Audio/Video Conferencing
  • Group Screen Sharing
  • Guest Access
  • Task & Decision Tracking
  • Message Editor
  • Search Function
  • Advanced User Management
  • Per Room Notifications
  • Mobile Apps
  • Focus Mode
  • Status Setting
  • Integration

Stride Benefits


The main benefits of Stride are free and cost-effective plans, efficient workflow, and instant video and audio conference. Here are the specifics:

Free and Cost-effective Plans

Besides offering a free plan, Stride also offers an affordable paid subscription for only $3 per user per month. The free plan offers your team a great solution for your communication needs whatever your intentions and purposes. Although free, your team can enjoy the features that come with it, including unlimited users, direct messaging, voice conferencing, group video, and group chat rooms. However, it only limits to 25K message history and 5GB storage. However, if you want to go beyond the basics and try the advanced features, you could always go for the paid subscriptions.

Efficient Workflow

Its Focus Model tool mutes notifications and lets you devote your time for work. If you want to review all assigned tasks, decisions, and messages later on, the software will gather all of them while you are on isolation mode.

Instant Video and Audio Conferencing

You can turn chat into audio or face-to-face video meeting in a single click. Your decisions can be changed quickly into presentations through screen sharing from any video meeting.

Decision Marking and Task Assignments

Stride offers this feature so you can mark chats as decisions and get back to them later once not completed. Also, you can create tasks and assign them to specific persons in your chat room.

Powerful Integration

Besides Strides capability to integrate with apps from Atlassian, it also supports over a hundred of third-party apps and software.

Mobile Capability

The software supports any web-connected platform and device such as Mac and Windows and has mobile apps available for iOS and Android. This allows your team to communicate and collaborate anywhere, anytime.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Stride Integrations

The following Stride integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Atlassian apps

Customer Support


Pricing Plans

Stride pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial