In the age of start-ups, what is more, important than the product the company plans to sell? The right answer is the communication between every member of that Fraternity. That’s good internal communication is as important as any other aspect of that business.
Think of every business like an empire. If the internal conflict arises it will lead to the downfall of that company.
So now that we have established that communication is important. What comes next is selecting proper methods to go about doing that. As using a Facebook group to convey your ideas and simply schedule for meetings does not feel professional. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t work from a professional standpoint.
This article comprises of one of the best apps tried and tested by yours truly. But don’t take my word for it. These apps have also been the go to apps for many businesses.
In this list I’d like to introduce you to a friend of mine who kicks things off. Although non-living proves to be quite the helper. We made it with the intention of being a task tracking app. But Redbooth also includes a built in chat software.
Now you understand why I would consider it a friend. As you will assign tasks and use the same window to communicate with your fellow members. The main advantage is that the chat aims at bussiness. Hence there won’t be any time waste of sorts which technically increases productivity.
Conference calling plays a vital role for connecting many people at one call. IMO is a light weight messenger for those who have business connections in Europe and Asian countries. IMO for PC application allows you to make free video calls directly from your laptop. Give it a try and share your experience about this with us.
If there ever was an app to emphasize on the phrase “The Jack of all trades”. Microsoft Lync would hold that title, and boy does it pack a punch.
Apart from the usual communication platform. It manages to blend in features like phone, video, instant messaging. It also has feature of collaborative work environments into one space.
What if you had an app which bridged the gap between your members and the clients of your company/business? You know where this is going! Basecamp is an excellent and handy tool for different people in the business. Especially those partners who have to travel a lot to stay in the loop. For various projects or decisions and critical information partners have to travel. I would highly recommend this. This app is useful in the long run if you’re just starting your business .
This right here is some next level stuff! James Bond kind of things. If you want to make sure what you discuss with your employees or partners stays within and doesn’t leak. I would suggest Campfire. It has features like password protection group chats. It has a variety of add once to enrich the user experience.
The next one on this list is HipChat which many companies and businesses use. Beyond the basic one on one messaging there is also a feature of building rooms around functional teams. It acts as a conference chat or a group chat.
Some businesses also take advantage of the apps API to automate tasks and build many amazing things. Some even integrates bots. We do the programming to send individual images, GIFS or even pre written messages at any given moment.
HipChat is not a bad app. Most users switched from HipChat to Slack. It is because of a few key points such as the integrations of the app being extremely useful . The other reason is the links and the file uploads always show up online. We can search and locate the conversations if requires later. To add a feather to its cap. It also can create a google hangout from inside a chat room. Now, that’s pretty impressive!
For communication some companies use skype or google chats. We found that communication is key it is vital to link few discussions to particular tasks and projects. This app also has the feature to message a particular group or team of the company or the organisation. By using ‘@’ function this lets people message each other by using context.
I have to say out of all the apps mentioned in this article this particular one amused me the most. We ended up using this for a majority of our time. I would say that this is by far the best communication apps you could ever hope to find. It has features such as group chat and video. It also has features like document management, a calendar for planning, yes…..a calendar,email, a CRM system and it also seems to have its own cloud. One of the best parts is that you can choose which parts you wish to use.