Can anyone recommend a good but simple 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.
What about Google Apps in combination with ZOHO. It does pretty much everything out of the box - depending on what you want to use it for.
I am not working for ZOHO, lol - but I found it all integrates as and when needed, modular - 2 weeks free trial.
I have been using Asana (Asana.com) and Trello (trello.com) since last few years. It is easy to use and straight forward without any sort of complexity. :)
Secondly, you can easily integrate slack and hipchat! :)
Basecamp is helpful and a straightforward tool you might consider.
I would recommend Asana. It lets the team communicate amongst itself, all communication between individuals is at one place but private, and you receive email alerts when projects start and are done.
I also adopt Trello for communication and task management purposes
I also suggest to combine this with Google drive to share docs among team members who can all work on same doc (track of previous versions is possible!) without generating huge number of obsolete versions
Try Zoho Connect:
Communicate in Real Time - Posts and Feeds
"Share any information, project updates or even an inspirational quote for the day and attach files. At a glance get to know what is going on in your organization. Keep track of the people, groups, and projects that matter most to you in one place."
Not used it myself but I use many of the Zoho apps. including Zoho Project to manage my support contracts. In general first class apps. at a very reasonable price..
Free edition gives you:
Unlimited Groups - Private and Public
5 Custom Applications ( upto 1000 records)
5 GB ( Shared Storage)
1 Chatroom / Group
With the Enterprise edition you get:
Unlimited groups - Public and private
Unlimited custom apps ( upto 10,000 records)
100GB (Shared document storage)
Unlimited chat rooms / group
Multiple admins, Custom Domain, Customization, Active Directory Sync
Subscription fee - $49 /network/month
More information at http://www.zoho.com/connect/features.html
try confuence- it brings everything together into a nice package. It is also pretty inexpensive- especially if you go for the cloud version.
I like Podio for on the fly PM. It can be used for large or small scale projects. Communications, file sharing and real time updates by project. It has controls for user access and I like the customizable workflow function for notifications. This is great for teams that are geographically challenged as well. One place for everything.
As a recording secretary of a non-profit, I use Google Docs/Drive to write out my documentation. I like it because you can save and delete files as you go and you get to share documents and be able to give other people the privilege to edit, comment by e-mail or have them view it and respond in what they think and since you own the document, you can control these operations from time to time and if that fails, I would go with Asana as a back up.
Wunderlist - while it looks like a task list on steroids, it's much much more productive than any other project management tool I've used.
As a retired organizing expert I've tried all the ones listed, I kept coming back to Wunderlist. You can create folders for projects, sub-tasks within an item, attach files (image, doc, voice), have conversations with team members in each task, assign due dates / reminders, and access it from all devices (desktop, mobile, iOS, Android ... all this in the free version!
The most important part of finding an effective project management tool is to understand what you need it to be able to do.
Try Trello or Basecamp it has a friendly use features for project management been using these platforms for awhile and I must say so far so good.
we are using a few tools from them here. which works perfectly for our work.
They can make a demo for you to try
I provide back-office support for small businesses and I have clients who use Asana, Project Bubble, Smartsheet, and Basecamp. If I had to choose one over the others, it would be Basecamp. For meetings I like Teamviewer or Join.me
Try Asana, its pretty cool and easy to use. www.asana.com. Also here's a link to a few more worthwhile cloud-based tools - http://bit.ly/rmptools
Zoom lets you share a screen for example a spreadsheet as well as video communications. Chat and records the session for those who could not be present.
You might try "Hall" or "HipChat" - both have private and group chats available - gets email out of your inbox.
You might want to consider slack (https://slack.com/).
Hi, I really like https://asana.com/product. Asana is available everywhere you work--on the Web, iOS, and Android. Very user friendly and intuitive. Allows for simple updating and collaborating of projects in real time. Check out their website and try a free trial.