5 Collaboration tools to help you communicate and work better with your...

5 Collaboration tools to help you communicate and work better with your team!


screen800x5001. Slack:
Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.
– All your files, images, PDFs, documents, and spreadsheets can be dropped right into Slack and shared with anyone you want. Add comments, star for later reference, and it’s all completely searchable.
– If you use any services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Box, just paste the link and that document is immediately in sync and searchable too.
– Connect all the tools you use to Slack and avoid all that constant switching between apps. Set up your integration so that you get all your notifications directly within Slack—from support requests, code check-ins, and error logs to sales leads—all of them searchable in one central archive.

Trello_App_Shopify_Ecommerce_Blog2. Trello:
Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details, all the while being an infinitely flexible, and incredibly easy-to-use. Trello stays perfectly in sync across all your devices, wherever you are, while being compatible with Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPad, Web and Kindle Fire.

With Trello, you can drop the lengthy email threads, out-of-date spreadsheets, no-longer-so-sticky notes, and clunky software for managing your projects. Trello lets you visually organize anything with anyone, and see everything about your project at a single glance.

Trello doesn’t overwhelm you with features you won’t use. For those who want more out of their boards, there are Power-Ups like calendar, card aging, and voting, that you can turn on. It’s a way to offer more without cluttering things for everyone.

Millions of companies like The NYTimes, Google, PayPal, tumblr, The Verge, Adobe, Kickstarter and more, use it everyday.

3. Phabricator:
Phabricator is a suite of open source tools for peer code review, task management, and project communication. Phabricator supports Git, Mercurial, and Subversion. The Phabricator server runs on Linux or Mac OS X, but can be used on any platform.


Phabricator includes applications for reviewing code before it hits master, auditing code after it hits master, hosting Git/Hg/SVN repositories, tracking bugs or “features”, counting down to HL3, expounding liberal tomes of text; nit picking pixels with designers, “project” “manage” “ment”, hiding stuff from coworkers, and also other random things, like memes, badges, and tokens.

4. Asana:
Asana provides an easy way for teams to track work, and get results. With tasks, projects, conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish, and do great things together. Hit deadlines, run productive meetings, and track everything—whether leads, bugs, or job applicants.mydashboards_full

Asana lets you:
– easily create tasks for yourself or assign one to a teammate.
– organize your tasks into shared projects for your initiatives, meetings, and programs.
– say thanks, give a thumbs up, or vote for a task with a heart.
– add files from your computer, Dropbox, Box, or Google Drive to any task or Conversation.
– get only the team updates you need, instead of a flood of unwanted messages.
– see progress for any project without scheduling a status meeting or sending an email.
– turn conversations into actionable tasks, so you can take the next step.
– comment directly on a task, to clarify exactly what needs to be done.
– discuss a project’s progress to keep the momentum going.
– see any list of tasks on a Calendar to get a clear view of when work is due.

Big names like The New Yorker, Harvard University, Salesforce, KHAN Academy, and Uber, make use of Asana for their teams.

5. HipChat:
HipChat lets you bring the office with you wherever you go. Work from home, the train, your kid’s soccer game, your neighbor’s cousin’s fishing trip – you get the idea.

Persistent, searchable, and loaded with goodies – video calling, screen sharing, and the security your IT team craves – you can stop losing momentum with reply-to-all wars and buried email messages, with Hipchat available on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux. Fear not, people who hate installing things: There’s also a web app.hipChat

Get notifications and stay up-to-date with services like JIRA, Bitbucket, GitHub, Asana, Google Hangouts, Zendesk, and 150+ more, as Hipchat integrates itself easily with services that your team uses everyday.

– HipChat’s secure conversations are transferred in 256-bit SSL encryption – the same security protocol as online banks, so you can bring clients, vendors, and other third-parties into a HipChat room, and they’ll only see what you want them to see. You have complete control.
– Share your desktop with your colleagues on any device to collaborate in real time.
– Grab and share files from your desktop, Dropbox, email, or anywhere. HipChat shows a preview of the file to everyone in the room.
– Create a combination of in-app, email, SMS, and mobile push notifications.
– Create rooms for projects, teams, clients, or the lunchtime basketball league. When you’re finished with a chat room just archive it.
– Every room is searchable by keyword, including text, links, files, and more. If it’s discussed in HipChat, it’s saved forever.

Comapanies that use HipChat include Expedia, Fitbit, Squarespace, Intuit, New Relic, and more.




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