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.
Hi Kate - I have tried so many PM tools, but some are Teamwork, Podio, 17hats, and more. I am now using one called Wrike and I really like it. It is funny, but one of the features I like best is the ability to 'check off' when a step in the project is complete. You can add email, documents to share and so much more. You have to keep users under five, however, otherwise it is a bit pricey.
I'm using (and recommend) Cureo (Cureo.com) for my long-term clients where we need communications and file sharing, with GoToMeeting for online direct collaboration. I have also used Podio and Asana but those really require a lot more initial thought about how you set it up, similar to Mary-Alice's comment about trello.
Why dont you use ip messenger to send files and communicate with in the local area netork
I agree with Catherine that Trello is a great tool. It's simple and free. The biggest recommendation I would have when using Trello is to first think through how you want to structure your boards.
We also use Slack to communicate. I love it. It's free and there is a great mobile app that notifies you when new messages come in. You can message individuals or groups and can organize conversations by topic. It's a great way to move all of your team communications out of your inbox and into a separate tool.
Have you considered the meeting sites and or programs - GoToMeeting is the best one. You can directly collaborate with people there. All they need is a computer with a camera and microphone, which most modern computers have today. And for those who don't have these, Logitech has some great camera-microphone setups, which are quite inexpensive. I got mine for less than $20, and it works just fine.
I have also used some software called TeamViewer. It has similar capabilities as GoToMeeting, and I believe it's free for the private version, which I have. https://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx?pid=google.tv_mac.s.us&gclid=CPCujrqMisYCFZE1aQodnWEA0g
I really like Trello www.trello.com its free and can be used on any platform I wrote a blog post on it http://catherinepask.com/top-tools-trello/