Can anyone recommend a good team communication tool?
I am working with a few people on a project and we keep sending around a lot of emails. I don't want to use a complex project management tool, as I think that would be too much. I would like to find a simple way to communicate without clogging up our inboxes. Thanks for any recommendations.
When it comes to direct communication with an individual or group of employees, I really think Slack is the standard-bearer. Its interface is incredibly easy to use and can be customized to fit your needs.
As for project tracking and management, I agree with John and Marsha. Basecamp is an intuitive tool that lets managers keep tabs on what everyone's working on. I've also heard Monday.com's colorful UI and easy to understand systems make project management easy.
Chanty is a simple team chat that is exactly what you need. It organizes your communication in public, private and one-to-one conversations, it's super easy to take a look at the list of the links, files, pinned messages you've sent in a particular conversation. Moreover, you can turn any message into a task which is what many team chats lack these days, this simple feature significantly simplifies your workflow. On top of this, audio/video calls and voice messages are at your disposal. Chanty comes at an incredibly attractive price - $3 per person per month.
I highly recommend Zoho Cliq, which is a team communication software that's built to power your business productivity. Zoho Cliq allows you to have direct chat and messaging with another user, or with several users/members in a chat room or channel. Now you can have as many channels as you want simultaneously, all viewable from a single window. The ability to share files is still there, but the biggest addition is that now you can make audio or video calls right from within the channel. Deployment has been expanded from not only being a web app but also as a desktop app for Mac, Windows, and Ubuntu. Mobile apps are also available for Android and iOS.
Real-time chat & messaging
Direct private chat
Single window view of channels
Daily tasks bots automation
Mobile device channel creation
Multi-platform & device compatible
Bottom line: Use Cliq to stay connected with your team, no matter where you are.
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Try MyChat. This is a secure instant messenger with own server that has useful tools for collaboration:
— simplified project management
— voice and video calls
— screen sharing
— instant messaging
I have lots of business coaching clients, and the best tool I found which works great is Basecamp. You can get a 60-day free trial. This way I can track all the conversations, send files, audio, videos, get feedback from the team.
I hope this helps.
I can understand your problem pretty well, being a manager myself, it is very difficult to communicate softly and without interruption with the colleague. You can definitely try these option.
1) Slack - Slack is a popular app for team communication and collaboration featuring instant messaging, file sharing, audio/video calls, powerful search and the largest number of integrations among competitors.
2) Chanty - Chanty is an AI-powered business messenger and a single notification center that we are building. It’s designed to organize your workflows and bring all of your communication, collaboration and notifications into one place.
3) Flock - Flock is a team communication app from India featuring instant messages, multiple integrations, built-in to-dos and polls. Audio and video calls are available through integration with Appear.in
4) Stride - Stride is a new team communication app from Atlassian. HipChat, their previous Slack alternative is no longer available. Being currently in beta, Stride lets you communicate with your team in private and public rooms, organize company workflows, make audio and video calls.
5) Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams, as a part of Office 365 package, is a team communication tool designed for enterprises. With its powerful, yet not very intuitive functionality, MS Teams offers you an instant chat, audio/video calls through Skype for Business and useful integrations with Microsoft Office 365 tools.
Hope this will help!
One of my favorite topics, and others have responded with excellent suggestions. I will reiterate that before jumping in with a tool, you're clear on what it is you want it to do, and how you plan to use it. Also good to know/think about: how easy will it be to onboard the team? That is, is this a tool they can easily adopt, or will there be a steep learning curve?
Like April, I'm a big fan of Wunderlist, especially for those just getting started with these types of tools, mostly because it's intuitive and easy to adopt - and it's got lots of great features just waiting under the surface for you to explore!
I'm curious: have you landed on a tool, and if so, which one, and how's it going?
Great suggestions everyone. While I have used many of the others mentioned, my favorite is still good old Basecamp. It is simple to use, easy to learn and a great archiving system.
We use DropBox. So easy to share documents to edit, perfect for an interaction and communications tool.
Also Microsoft Access has some great tools for this purpose you require.
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Honestly, if you don't want to be emailing files around, a SharePoint site is very easy. If you already have Office 365, or you work for a company of more than a few dozen people, it is VERY likely you have a Sharepoint installation available to you. If not, the next best thing for sharing files is OneDrive, which is free and easy to use. When I was collaborating among three authors, and three more folks at my publisher for my latest book, we used my free OneDrive for everything.
If you want the tool for tracking tasks, on the other hand, consider JIRA. You can set up a KANBAN board or SCRUM project in a few clicks. It's quick, simple, and visual. Moving a task from one status to another moves it on a visual board, and you can review with the entire team easily on that board. I've seen Jira used for many sizes of projects, from one person to teams of 20. If you have a larger team, a better tool is needed.
Realtime Board is a great team collaboration tool for your staff & project team. It is geared more towards collaboration.
For both collaboration and project management, I agree heavily with Allen Batten's response to use Zoho. We use that platform.
Check out SLACK.com
this is my favorite collaboration tool, you setup your own community or team in 5 minutes and you're set
Also it can integrate with other Apps, like Trello for visual project mgmt.
It is a MUST have for team working
Look at Office 365 Planner soon to be released, Smart Sheets and Lean Kit
Yes, we've been using Slack. I higly recommend the platform.
I just joined here, and have a hunch you have already found something that works for you. If not, I highly recommend the CommitKeeper app from 4Spires. It is not only makes communication easier, it is designed to improve it via required confirmation of work accepted and work completed, and message structure is designed to facilitate collaboration and mutual responsibility for all involved.. There is no e-mail build up, but a back-up log allows for later review, and even executive review of progress on multiple projects from start to completion. 4Spires CEO is former head of Apple’s HR Systems Technology and Innovation Group (he created the first "paperless" office as soon as the Mac was deployed internally).