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- Top Communication Apps for Your Company
It is impossible to do your work properly without communication with your colleagues or boss. Whether you are working remotely or at the same office, you need to share files, links, or discuss important questions. Sometimes it is hard to satisfy clients, make an order on time, or even stay focused without proper communication. There are life-savings apps that were made specially to solve these problems.
Can a small chat app improve the whole business?
Communication is the key to anything. It solves problems and stops wars. If you think that it is irrelevant for your work, you are missing an amazing opportunity for improvement. Team members, who do not need to run up and down the stairs, wasting their time on coming to your office and back just to discuss something will appreciate these apps.
It takes less time to ask a question or receive an answer. It means that all the questions that colleagues saved for the next time they meet will be asked and nothing will be lost. All team members will receive access to important information at the same time. Some of the apps have project management features other suit client communication better, and so on.
These apps help the team to stay focused on their common goal. This way you will receive better results. Productivity will be increased, and the workers will feel as part of a team. Even remote workers can easily reach the office and share the team spirit.
Top apps for communication at work
While we all know numerous chatting apps, not all of them are suitable for business. The perfect communication app for work must contain several features and meet quite a lot of requirements. It must be easy to navigate and understand.
Price: varies from free up to $15 for a month.
Slack is positioned as a working creative hub for sharing ideas and taking decisions. The center of Slack is the chat between all colleagues. Some users prefer to compare it to Trello by its organization. Still, this is not like Trello at all. This app will be appreciated by anyone who used Hipchat before it was discontinued. All the conversations can be organized into channels, and it actually solves the problem with email chains. It is much easier to find the conversation thread you need if you know where to look and what to look for.
Every member of the chat can join or leave it anytime, write messages or easily find the old ones. You can make a call, share files, and arrange video conferences in Slack. It is compatible with Google Drive, Dropbox, and probably even your company’s unique software. You may keep all the important data in the storage, so all members of the project could use it.
- Channels are well organized and easy to join or leave.
- Video and audio calls between colleagues are extremely easy to arrange.
- File sharing option. Slack is compatible with other platforms.
Price: $99 a month.
Basecamp app was made for clients oriented companies. You may arrange communication through the app in various ways like Campfire, chatroom, or message boards. If you want to talk directly to your team mate, send the private message or email.
The new feature that lacks in many other apps is that you can actually include your clients into the conversations. Basically, your clients will receive updates on the project and will be able to discuss their questions with you. You can show charts, to-do lists, reports, etc. There is storage for your needs and project calendar to remind you of the deadlines. Actually, the whole working process is simplified. You don’t need to arrange meetings with your clients or call them. They can always visit the app and check what has been done and what you are currently working on.
- Close interactions with clients through the app.
- Charts and reports, and other ways to show the progress to both team members and clients.
- Various options for communication between each other: chats, conferences, etc.
Price: various from free and up to $199.50 for a month.
There are group video chats for everyone who prefers to see each other during the conversation, instead of typing messages. You can either organize one-on-one private chat or invite up to 100 people to join. This is a nice way to provide conference and include all your remote employees. Face-to-face conversations can significantly increase productivity. There will be less misunderstanding between each other. And this app is widely used for online international conferences.
Zoom app also allows you to share your screen with others, so everyone will be able to see your presentation. The best thing is that you can always join the chat from the tablet or smartphone. To join the conference you will have to make a phone call. You can share even your phone screen if you need. And if you want you may record the conference for other users or for yourself.
- Recording the conference and keeping it in the storage.
- You can join the conference on your phone.
- Video conferences private or up to 100 people.
Price: varies from free up to $199 for a month.
Bitrix24 app was created to help people to communicate with each other. Besides, it provides you with all tools for team members and task management. You can create separate workgroups that will have their own assignments and in the evening call everyone for the common meeting in a chat room or video conference. You may send emails, create events in the calendar and discuss current tasks with employees.
There are task boards for a better convenience and file sharing option. If you use a time tracking system, this app helps with it too. Similar to Basecamp, Bitrix24 offers you to bring your clients into the chat. You don’t have to pay for the app if you don’t want extra services. This app is lightweight and easy to use. You may place any amount of information and share it with your colleagues.
- Video conferences or chats between colleagues.
- Direct and active collaboration with clients.
- Team management and time tracking system.
Price: varies from free up to $5 000 for a month.
This app offers a single communication way for different platforms users. You don’t have to change the platform you are accustomed to. If you are used to chatting through one app, Sameroom will simply connect you with your colleagues who apply another app.
Besides, you can always unite all your various accounts on one platform. To make it clear, you are able to connect different channels of Slack in one, so the team or clients will have access to everything. Sameroom does not need any extra skills, as it was made super user-friendly.
- Over 20 various apps can integrate with the Sameroom.
- You and other employees may still use your favorite platforms.
- Different conversations may be united on the same platform.
Price: varies from free up to $23.99 for a month and user fees.
Asana is an app that is mainly used for project management. Meanwhile, it has all the features for communication inside the team. You can chat with your colleagues one-on-one or call for the group meeting. There are project boards that are useful for keeping updated on the progress, so your colleagues will see it.
Make an assignment in the app and share it with your colleagues. You can post your comments or ask questions there. Notifications will be sent to the employees that take part in the project. Forget about misunderstanding and irrelevant remarks.
- You are able to make notes in the assignments directly.
- Project boards show the current progress to employees.
- You are able to choose when you want to see notifications.
Price: variуs from free up to $24.8 for a user per month.
Wrike is a management app that helps to provide communication among employees, create projects on time and organize the work structure. Colleagues can receive messages from each other in their workspace. It helps to avoid confusing situations, searching through various tasks and projects. This way, you are able to see the message and immediately respond to it.
Unlike many other apps, Wrike allows you to attach comments to videos, and images as well. This way your notes will be seen on time. All the progress of the whole team is seen in the app. You may share the workflows, ask questions, make updates. You don’t need to actually ask everyone about their tasks and how everything goes. You will see everything yourself.
- Updates on the status of the project.
- You can add notes to videos and photos.
- Sends messages and chats directly to the workspace to avoid confusion.
Do you actually need any of these apps?
The answer is so obvious that you don’t even have to ask. Modern market has numerous requirements that involve fast and productive communication between co-workers. At the same time, more companies nowadays prefer to hire remote workers who always need to be updated on the current situation with projects. Apps like Slack or Wrike are in trend nowadays, while other amazing apps that were mentioned here are still unknown.
Don’t miss the opportunity to try all of these apps until you find something worthy of your attention. Each of them has different specifics which will be more or less suitable for your work. Build a strong bond between team members and keep the progress visible for everyone.
The list of communication apps here is not complete. You may use some other apps as well. If you do, tell us about them and why do you like them. And if you are familiar with one of the apps mentioned above, please share your honest opinion here, in the comments.
- Joscelyn Kate
- 2019-07-22 13:25
- Creating an Account in IMO App without a Phone Number
IMO app is similar to WhatsApp messaging app that will make your text messaging daily routine easier. The app allows you not only to exchange messages but also to make video or audio calls. All your respondents need is IMO app installed on their phone.
How does IMO work?
The IMO app needs your phone number to verify the user account. Verification can be done both by phone and by text. No matter which way you choose, you are going to need a SIM card.
The only obvious question is what to do when you don’t want to provide the number. The good news is you don’t actually need to give your phone number to strangers anymore. There are not one but a few ways of skipping this verification by number. And we are going to discuss all of them here.
Follow our step-by-step instructions mentioned below and don’t forget to write down your impressions. Before we start! Pay attention that you can download the app for free from the official Google Play Store. If you have already downloaded it and passed the verification but want to remove your phone number, reset the app. Delete the app completely from your phone. Now download it again. It is completely free, so you don’t need to pay for anything.
Using TextNow for account verification
- Download the third-party app TextNow to verify your account. Open it;
- Create a phone number by using special instruction that appears on your screen;
- Now you can write down the phone number you have created or note it down by tapping on 3 lines at the corner of the screen;
- Open IMO and sign up this phone number. Verify your account and start using the app.
Landline number for IMO verification
- Go to the IMO app on your phone;
- Now you may choose your country and the landline number;
- The button Next appears, tap on it;
- The first thing app will do is try to send SMS on your phone, but since it is a landline, and it can’t receive messages, the app will simply call you for a verification;
- Note down the code you will be told during the call;
- Go to IMO app and type down the code you received. That’s all. Verification is completed successfully.
After you complete setup
When you verified your number, you can start using the app. Use it to call your family and friends or just chat with them. If you have already tried the app, share your honest opinion with us in the comments. Whether you like using it or not, share your experience with us. There is only one condition! Be polite to other people, even if your opinions are different.
- Alyssa Greenberg
- 2019-07-08 10:35
- Top Apps for Staying Close When Apart
There’s little pleasure to be forced apart, even temporarily. But today’s technology works wonders, and, to make your departure easier, you can easily connect via the web that took over the world. Here are the best apps we selected for that.
Six Apps to Bring You Together from Afar
We have found six popular apps that will help you see, hear, read and even feel each other at any distance. Some of them are extremely popular; others are kind of exotic. But all of them can help you stay close when apart.
It’s the classical app for voice and video calls, now owned by Microsoft and included into Microsoft Office (in its business version). What makes Skype a good option for lovers? First of all, it’s voice and video calls, providing a sort of presence with its HD video and HQ voice. Second, it’s is subscription. Even when one of you is overseas, Skype lets you make calls to regular landline or mobile phone numbers when your partner is offline. It only takes an Office 365 subscription. Even the basic option includes 60 mines of Skype Out.
We all know, it’s the app for publishing your pics, polishing them with filters, and then exposing them to the whole world, right? It’s also owned by Facebook, so it’s popular and subject to strict censorship. But Insta is much more than this. First of all, there are Stories, the ephemeral chronicles of your days. You can charge them with meanings and messages only someone special can understand. Second, it has a private message system, so you can send each other the pictures not meant for publishing.
And, in addition, it’s so sweet to tell the world something meant just for one person, so others will only understand how close you are to each other to read otherwise unreadable. Anyway, Instagram is for showing off your happiness, so show off your love… as much as it doesn’t touch the very heart you save for the two of you.
And another app by Facebook hurries to the rescue when you’re half a world away. It brings you free unlimited texting, voice and video calls, and it’s not too sensible for connection quality. So even one of you is somewhere in the wild, where the Internet is a luxury, you won’t need much of it to send a message, a picture, a short video, or your location. It’s strange to recommend this app as it’s already one of the most popular in the world; it’s rather a reminder to keep in touch.
This app should have been named first, as it’s a great investigation tool. You only need to enter the phone number into the special field, and the service reports you everything about public activities of the phone’s owner.
No doubt this service only uses open source data and works legally, otherwise, it wouldn’t be available. It can seem immoral to spy over your partner like this; well, then don’t. But you may need to know. Or at least warn each other that you’ll mutually spy over Spokeo, to feel like you’re doing all these activities side by side. Alas, Spokeo is little help (or none at all), when one of the two temporarily (or constantly) lives outside the US.
The greatest thing about Snapchat when it comes to relationship is its privacy. Send each other your photos and don’t be afraid they may leak out. Just don’t forget about self-destruction timer.
We don’t mean only explicit pics, though we understand how much they can matter when physical touch is impossible. These little stupid pics or videos with Snapchat filters and masks can be much more compromising. And this makes Snapchat a sort of test: if you both really enjoy these stupid moments with dog ears and noses, crowns and clowns, and your faces mutually swapped, then you really fit each other.
It’s a good messenger, but most of its messaging features copy those of WhatsApp, and the unique ones (like public channels and advanced encryption) seem to have nothing in common with our subject … Oh yes, they suddenly have. Encryption, you say! Yes, that’s what makes chatting in Telegram feel more secure, so you can share your deepest feelings and thoughts.
What Telegram cannot do is video calls, and the developers say they don’t have the slightest intention to implement them. But you can have Skype or WhatsApp for your regular video calls, and Snapchat to make them really crazy with filters and stickers.
Well, there are other ways, in addition to these above. If both of you have Apple Watch, then you can even send touches to each other, with haptic responses, and use an online walkie-talkie. And if you know each other’s offline addresses (and why not?), then use the traditional postal delivery to send each other physical gifts and paper letters. Because nothing digital gets as personal than a handwritten paper letter. Even if you write an email with your own hand and a hi-tech stylus on your touchscreen, it shares the same handwriting and signature but not the warmth.
We left uncovered services like iMessage or Facebook Messenger, partly because they are bound to hardware (no iPhone – no iMessage), partly because they just duplicate the other apps. And if you feel your conversations lack visual emotions, you can connect one of the third-party emoji packs to heart, kiss, pair, dance, moon, and sun each other, or whatever you feel special about. But remember: your love and feelings are primary, and the apps just help it.
- Joscelyn Kate
- 2019-06-17 16:05