Looking for the best alternative to Slack?

You're in the right place.

Zoho Cliq is the all-in-one team chat app with built-in productivity tools, extensive admin capabilities, and a robust platform. Plus, it's just a quarter of the price of Slack.

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Your business can save up to $11556/year* with Cliq

Cliq $1/year
Slack $1/year
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You need a secure and affordable space to collaborate with your team.

Here's why Zoho Cliq should be your preferred Slack alternative.

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    Monitor multiple chats at a time

    Multi-chat view gives you a full picture of your active conversations. Pin important chats, respond to messages, share files with colleagues, and make calls, all from the same Cliq window. Plus, easily switch to single-chat view when a conversation requires your undivided attention.

    Monitor multiple chats at a time

    Work together, even when you're apart

    Cliq simplifies remote communication for the hybrid workplace. Use the Remote Work view to find out who's available and who's busy, on a call, or on leave before you reach out to them.

    Work together, even when you're apart

    Work smarter with contextual suggestions

    When your discussions involve decisions and to-do lists, Cliq presents thoughtful suggestions to help you take action. It can help you set reminders, save calendar events, send follow up emails, and even call someone directly from the chat window.

    Work smarter with contextual suggestions

    Connect from anywhere with online meetings

    Collaborate with your team through audio-only and video meetings. You can host up to 10,000 participants, record sessions for future reference, and take control with the option to mute attendees, monitor screen sharing, and set meeting permissions.

    Connect from anywhere with online meetings

    Stay on top of your schedule

    Take notes, schedule events, and assign time-sensitive tasks to your colleagues. All notes are synced with Zoho Notebook, events are reflected in Zoho Calendar, and tasks can be integrated with Zoho Projects.

    Stay on top of your schedule

    Build apps and run them in Cliq

    Use the power of the cloud to build apps that suit your business needs. Deluge, Zoho's proprietary scripting language, allows you to construct apps from scratch, automate your workflows, and fetch data from external apps through simple tools like bots, commands, message actions, and functions.

    Build apps and run them in Cliq

    Organize and manage users by team

    Sort employees into their respective teams, and assign moderators and channels to these teams for streamlined collaboration.

    Organize and manage users by team

Get a big-picture view of all your apps and stay in context

Cliq is natively integrated across all apps in the Zoho Suite, as well as with a wide range of other apps. Whether you're checking your email or writing a document, you can access your conversations without leaving your current tab.

  • Dropbox
  • Trello
  • Crashlytics
  • Mailchimp
  • Zendesk
  • Zoho Desk
  • Zoho People
  • Zoho CRM
  • Zoho Notebook
  • Zoho Projects

Lets compare Cliq with Slack

  • Features
  • Screen sharing Free $7.25
  • SAML-based single sign-on Free $12.50
  • OAuth with Google Free $7.25
  • File storage 100GB per user at   20GB per user at $12.50
  • Active Directory Sync Free $12.50
  • Multi-team channels   $12.50
  • Custom user groups   $7.25
  • User provisioning and de-provisioning Free $12.50

All names and marks mentioned here remain the property of their original owners. Prices are as published by the named competitors on their website(s) on 30/04/2023 and are subject to change without notice. The information in this webpage is not validated and is for general information purposes only. Zoho disclaims liability for any errors, omissions or losses consequential upon any reliance on information contained here.

Oh, did we mention how budget-friendly we are?

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Hear what former Slack users have to say

"A great thing about Cliq is how everyone can be a part of a company-wide channel! Cliq channels have streamlined our internal support requests and it's easy to manage. The Poll Bot is handy to run company wide surveys and collect everyone's opinions easily. We have custom-built bots that post alerts whenever that's an issue we need to look into and this has made our workflow so much easier."

- Takeyoshi Nakayama, Solutions Engineer, Human Sciences

"Zoho Cliq is natively integrated with all Zoho products, which makes it easier for us to use. We also rely heavily on the Zoho Desk and Zoho Projects integrations to help us with reports, task updates, etc. We use Cliq channels to discuss new projects and collaborate easily."

- Hemad, IT Administrator, GameVision

"I've ensured that we use Cliq for all official internal communications. Wherever possible, we've switched from internal emails with endless reply threads to Cliq, for instant collaboration and delivery."

Team Everest

"We use Cliq on an everyday basis in our center. We have numerous channels with a lot of discussions going on. The biggest benefit of Cliq for us is the message"


"We started using Cliq at a team size of 20. We’ve grown from 20 to 120 active users on our Cliq community and steadily growing. It’s been a seamless journey to use Cliq in different aspects of our organisation."


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Top reasons to look for alternatives to Slack

  • No OCR-based search, which makes it difficult to locate files
  • No way to record calls or meetings for later discussion
  • No ability to customize features based on the organization's needs
  • No structured organization directory with departments, designations, and teams

Why is Zoho Cliq one of the best alternatives to Slack?

From startups to enterprises, hybrid or remote, Cliq's got it all!

Audio and video collaboration

  • Live video broadcasting
  • Group audio and video conferences with recording
  • 1-1 audio and video calls, and screen sharing
  • Real-time whiteboard

Data privacy

  • GDPR compliant
  • Consents for each workflow
  • Secret chat

Organization directory

  • User profile with custom fields
  • Departments and designations
  • Teams

Security management

  • User role based security
  • TFA and password policies
  • Restricted access
  • SSL for custom domain


  • Custom domain
  • Custom email address
  • Logo
  • Favicon and themes
  • Module-based granular permissions

Want to know more? Get a comprehensive list of all our features here.

Already using Slack? Migrating to Cliq is simple.


Export your Slack data


Open the migration tool in Cliq


Import your file and pick your channels

And done! You can pick up right where you left off.

Need help making the move?

Our support team is happy to help you make the move so you can import your data from your Slack workspace and set up Cliq in a few minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

01. Why do you need Zoho Cliq for business communication?

Zoho Cliq is designed to suit the needs of all kinds of teams, big and small. It also comes with business collaboration features like audio/video meetings, channels, reminders, built-in calendar, workflow automation, org and user management which will help you collaborate seamlessly.

02. What Zoho Cliq features are not available in Slack?

Slack doesn’t support call recordings, granular permissions to restrict features based on an organization’s requirements, user management with departments and teams, and OCR-based file search.

03. What makes Zoho Cliq a preferred alternative to Slack?

Zoho Cliq is one of the best alternatives to Slack as it provides great value for money. You could collaborate with your colleagues over audio and video meetings using a real-time whiteboard, share files and also locate them easily with the OCR-based search, customize the user interface based on your requirements, and also manage all users in your organization efficiently.

04. How can you migrate from Slack to Zoho Cliq?

Migrating from Slack to Zoho Cliq is effortless. Reach out to us and we’ll set it up for you.

05. Can you record your calls in Zoho Cliq?

Yes. You can record your calls in Zoho Cliq, download and revisit the discussion whenever you want to.