Put down ClickUp. Pick up Mattermost.

More than project management. Mattermost gives developers all the tools they need to do their best work.

Developers prefer Mattermost to ClickUp

Increase developer productivity with a unified collaboration suite

Mattermost brings together full-featured messaging, deep integrations with best-of-breed developer toolchains, and powerful workflow automation.

Unlike ClickUp — which locks you into their interpretation of effective project management — Mattermost is open source and yours to customize. Connect Mattermost with the tools your team uses every day to streamline collaboration and ship better software faster.

Purpose-built for developer collaboration


Kanban-style boards for teams to manage projects and tasks, hit milestones, and drive alignment across complex workflows.


Group and direct messaging with all the features your team loves and developer tool integrations that turn your channels into a collaborative CLI.


Checklist-based workflow management for when your team’s processes require agile collaboration and structure.

Why developer teams choose Mattermost over ClickUp

Advanced collaboration features

  • Collaborate more effectively with features built specifically to speed up developer workflows.
  • Customize your workspace to your specific needs by extending Mattermost with integrations.

For developers, by developers

  • Accomplish more with a platform designed specifically for technical users.
  • Code syntax highlighting, Markdown formatting, slash commands, extensive integrations, and more!

Enterprise-grade security

  • Keep sensitive data protected with the only collaboration solution that gives you complete data control and sovereignty.
  • Deploy Mattermost behind your firewall or host it in a single-tenant private cloud for superior security.

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Developer collaboration made easy with one full-featured platform

Your tools should be tailored to fit the way your team works. Unlike ClickUp, Mattermost gives you the ability to customize, extend, and build bespoke integrations. Plus, you get access to a vibrant open source community.

  • 34,000+ GitHub™ Stars
  • 30,000+ total contributions
  • 4,000+ contributors

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More deployment options than ClickUp

From government agencies and intelligence organizations to financial services and healthcare companies, teams in high-security and regulated industries trust Mattermost for secure collaboration.

While ClickUp is a SaaS service that forces you into a public cloud, Mattermost lets you choose between on-prem and private cloud deployment options that meet your unique security and compliance needs and enable you to retain full control and sovereignty over your data. Deploy in air-gapped and other high-security environments, use EMM for secure mobile comms, and define granular controls for enterprise data archiving to keep data properly secure and accessible.

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Built for high-performing engineering teams

Mattermost goes beyond general-purpose project management, with features designed to help developer teams collaborate on code, execute sprints, deploy releases, and manage outages and support escalations. Whether you’re tracking small issues or big projects, kicking off an environment build or a new campaign, Mattermost gives your team a centralized hub to master digital workflows.

Channel-based collaboration with powerful automation and tool integrations to raise messaging to the level of a CLI.

Playbooks for structured workflows that require repeatable execution with predictable outcomes.

Boards for project and product teams that need to manage deliverables, hit their milestones, and stay aligned.

Project management — and a whole lot more

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Reduce costs and reclaim time

Save as much as 70% on developer tools while helping your team reclaim 39% of their time for rapid and sustained ROI.

Build the perfect tool for the job

Leverage Mattermost’s open source code to build the exact tool your team needs instead of relying on an inflexible, proprietary solution designed for general business users.

Secure your data

Safeguard sensitive company data and proactively secure your systems with your own IT team.

Don’t just take our word for it

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