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How do you stay connected as a team?

over 7 years ago from , Art Director

I'm looking for some sort of web app that behaves a bit like a IM but also allows me and my team to share files and updates on all the different projects.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

30 comments

  • Nick HNick H, over 7 years ago

    1 vote for Slack. I use Hipchat for my day job and Slack in the evenings with a remote startup team, and Slack has been great for us.

    Great integration with other tools like Trello and Github.

    18 points
  • Roy BarberRoy Barber, over 7 years ago

    Slack, nothing else required

    4 points
  • Marc Reisen, over 7 years ago

    Try Hall.com, we are free and secure!

    1 point
    • Joel LJoel L, over 7 years ago

      "We are secure". What?

      0 points
      • Marc Reisen, over 7 years ago

        Hall is a HIPPA compliant and secure messaging app for businesses.

        0 points
        • Joel LJoel L, over 7 years ago

          I just mean that "We are secure" and "Hall is a secure app" are very empty statements.

          And you're also implying that other apps are "not secure" (whatever that means)…

          0 points
          • Marc Reisen, over 7 years ago

            Apologies Joel, though you may feel the statement is "empty", secure, and security happens to be one of our cornerstones, Followed by cross company, and cross platform. I am not on here putting up a one pager about our product and all of its features. But if you do the homework many competitors are not secure;. Hangouts, Skype and other applications people are using are not.... Companies like Palantir (a customer) happen to make security or being secure of the utmost of importance.

            0 points
          • Marc Reisen, over 7 years ago

            Thanks for the feedback!

            0 points
  • John McDowallJohn McDowall, over 7 years ago

    We use only Campfire with weekly Hangouts on a Friday. Works very well. Hardly send any emails.

    1 point
  • Jaeson BrownJaeson Brown, over 7 years ago

    Slack has done wonders for our team of 5. Our communication was very fragmented because we were using so many means of communications (email, Google Chat, text, GroupMe); which led to us not being connected.

    1 point
  • Sallar KaboliSallar Kaboli, over 7 years ago

    We’ve been testing Slack for a while and it’s been awesome.

    1 point
  • Vinh LeVinh Le, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    hipchat, slack, or campfire

    1 point
  • Ian GaoIan Gao, over 7 years ago

    This has never been an issue for us who live in China, we use Tencent QQ for all kinds of communicating, it has almost all features you need, like file sharing, screenshot capturing, group chat, etc. It also has an international version, http://www.imqq.com/, worth trying.

    0 points
  • Silvio Bompan, over 7 years ago

    You might like Sqwiggle

    0 points
  • Account deleted over 7 years ago
    • iChat / AIM
    • Email
    0 points
  • Matt DanielsMatt Daniels, over 7 years ago

    Hipchat

    0 points
  • Ye Myat MinYe Myat Min, over 7 years ago

    We're using Slack. But recently discovered http://kato.im. Doesn't look very pretty but has a lot of integrations and nice touches (I.e concurrent chats)

    0 points
  • Oliver JohnstonOliver Johnston, over 7 years ago

    Another vote for Slack!

    However http://glip.com looks pretty promising!

    0 points
  • Andrew CohenAndrew Cohen, over 7 years ago

    Here at thoughtbot we now have a ridiculous amount offices across the nation and one in Europe. We currently use Campfire for chat, Trello for project organization, and Basecamp for general company announcements, etc.

    We've been testing Slack and are leaning towards that for the future.

    0 points
  • Bryant ChouBryant Chou, over 7 years ago

    Slack is a big newcomer, but flowdock and hipchat should also be mentioned.

    0 points
  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 7 years ago

    I wish my company could use Slack, but it's a significant price bump over HipChat that we use now for the number of users we have.

    0 points
  • Ed RockEd Rock, over 7 years ago

    Another vote for Slack.

    0 points
  • Miguel Solorio, over 7 years ago

    +1 for HipChat. Easy to upload/attach files and create separate rooms. Works across all platforms and mobile.

    0 points
  • Trevor McNaughtonTrevor McNaughton, over 7 years ago

    We use Slack at Braintree and it's been awesome. File sharing in particular is super helpful, and the native apps are great too.

    0 points
  • Yugene LeeYugene Lee, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    slack - chat

    asana / trello - tasks

    gmail / zoho - email

    teuxdeux - daily tasks overview

    evernote - notes

    dropbox / google drive - files / folders

    invision - mockup images

    0 points
  • Dominik PoradaDominik Porada, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    If you’re a small team and value non-interruptive communication, you might like Folders.

    0 points
  • Rachel WhiteRachel White, over 7 years ago

    We used to use HipChat but we had too many firewall issues with connectivity and stuff, so we switched over to Slack. I like that it's easy to use and stuff, I wish there was more personalization over specificity of notifications though. I kind of get too many emails from it.

    0 points