Slack ~ Communication Tool
I love Slack. Ever since I decided to separate my emails from our “team-mails” it’s been our best friend. We use it to connect with both team and non-team members. As long as they regularly help with choice Magazine, we add them in so we can easily connect with them. No more endless emails back and forth. Slack keeps it all together in one place.
It’s like combining email, with texting and a bit of WhatsApp. Throw in a searchable memory function, task management, and reminders and you’ve got an amazing collaboration tool.
You can organize conversations, share files and documents, integrate tools and if need be, talk it our face-to-face.
We’ve been using the free version for over a year without feeling like we need anything more. It is accessible on both your computer and/or via an app on your phone. It includes 10k searchable messages, 10 apps and integrations, 1-to-1 video calls, and two-factor authentication, the free version gives your team access to Slack’s basic features. There is an enterprise version for larger companies that adds numerous other features and guarantees. There are several other plans between free and Enterprise that you can affordably grow into as your business grows.