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  1. 140

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    Jesús Antonio Vizcaíno Jiménez
    Jesús Antonio Vizcaíno JiménezDigital Marketing Consultant · Written
    because it's free, simple and you can connect other apps, like Analytics, Trello, hubspot…
    Azzen Abidi
    Azzen AbidiJunior Content Marketer · Edited
    Slack is my work friend along with few other apps. Effective collaboration is beyond apps. It's about lean scalable processes. You can read about the way we manage a distributed team in 3 countries and 4 different time zones: On top of it: we rely on our flagship product: Veamly centralizes your work in one desktop app and brings all your collaboration apps in one main feed of conversations with a unified search. You can check it out here: hope it helps :))
    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity + Social at Product Hunt

      I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.

      Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.

    • João Oliveira Simões
      João Oliveira SimõesDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.

  2. 70

    Simple and easy to use chat, video and voice calls for teams

    Priya Prins
    Priya PrinsLove to read and write · Edited
    Cliq, the team chat software from Zoho, is built for small and large organizations, and remote teams. It is simple and easy to use, and the free version holds a load of features that will help you get the best collaboration out of your remote team. In addition to 1-1 messaging and group chats, you can make use of the following features in free plan to connect with your team: 1. Screen Share, Audio and Video calls for remote work 2. Integrations with other apps to connect all your workflows 3. Robust platform to build Bots, Commands and more… 4. Reminders and Event Management to keep up with your to-dos and meetings 5. Stay connected through all your devices—Android, iOS mobile apps and Mac, Windows, Linux desktop apps 6. Two Factor Authentication, Sign-in with Google, and SAML (SSO) sign-in We at Zoho, use Cliq for collaboration and communication among our 6k+ employees, made up of numerous teams, spread around the globe! Do evaluate Cliq for your remote team collaboration and take it on a spin. For more details, check out our webpage
    • We're moving off of Slack to this, primarily because it has the same features we use on Slack, but is going to allow us to create some really awesome commands and bots that tie into the rest of our operations on the Zoho platform.

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    • Kevin Chieff
      Kevin ChieffCRM Consultant w/Soft Skills, 25+ yrs.

      If you're using any of the 34+ Zoho App, incl. CRM, Projects, or Creator, adding Cliq makes so much sense - it incorporates ZApps data access into your chats. Love it.

  3. 48

    Part knowledge base, part collaboration space 🧠

    It's like if every Trello card had a Google Doc. You can collaborate in real time on documents that are linked together and can be visualized as a list, kanban board, or a mind map. You can also @-mention your teammates and chat in comments.
    • Philipp Seybold
      Philipp SeyboldCo-Founder & CEO @ combyne

      Excellent product which is on the right track. In my view the pricing is too high for this stage with 5 Euro/user/ month. G Suite costs 4 euro for it's vast service portfolio. For us a price point at 1 or 2 Euro would feel comfortable.

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    • Nuclino definitely deserves to be as popular as Slack and Trello. Like Slack and Trello, Nuclino focuses on one task and does a brilliant job at it. I really hope this stays actively maintained!

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  4. 21

    The note app for teams

    Laure Albouy made this product
    Slite is the easiest way to write with your team. From meeting notes, handbooks, guides, specifications to anything your team needs written down and retrievable in just a few clicks. Helps remote teams stay aligned despite the distance and without having to rely only on chat!
    • Benjamin Pipat
      Benjamin PipatCTO @ Seelk

      We've been using Slite for a few months and it finally solved our long research for the perfect knowledge sharing app :)

      The adoption by our team was impressive, and Slite makes our knowledge management a breeze

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    • Luc Chaissac
      Luc ChaissacDesigner

      We've been using Slite for few months, and we can't be more happy. Best benefit is that it's a perfect way to improve transparency inside our team and to onboard new teammates!

      Comments (2)
  5. 10

    A virtual office for connecting with your remote co-workers

    Sammy Schuckert
    Sammy Schuckert5Co-Founder & CEO @ thangs · Written
    Sammy Schuckert made this product
    Remote work is tough, we all know that. Lito helps my team to bring back these water cooler conversation, overcome loneliness, and inefficient communication as a remote team. We stopped messaging and started talking with each other again. It's free for up to 3 users.
    • John Caffier
      John Caffier❤️Digital & people. 🎓Psychology.

      I really appreciate the platform and I’m using it with my remote peers constantly. It kinda reminds me of Ventrilo or Teamspeak but for business, and everybody can enter with just one link, which is a really cool thing! :)

    • Ondrej Homola
      Ondrej HomolaUX Designer | IBM Design

      I found it better than teamspeak, skype or appearin. Very simple to use and it felt very stable. All the little details and graphics are spot on :)

  6. T
    TJust another Frontend Developer · Written
    That's what you're looking for.
    Jang Trinh
    Jang TrinhProduct Designer · Written
    Probably JIRA. You could manage ur task, log work,... too much features to track remote team.
    Luigi Aditiarama
    Luigi AditiaramaPeople say I talk a lot. · Written
    We use JIRA, hip-chat (now owned by Slack), and other Atlassian apps for product and engineering. For other collaboration, we use mainly google suite of products.
  7. 10

    Cloud video conferencing and simple online meetings - best in class for audio and video calls. Very minimal to no choppy-ness and awesome features to share screen, grant remote control and recording functionalities. Super easy to access, log in and share a dial in link. I'm an advocate.
    • Anthony Recenello
      Anthony RecenelloDating Coach and Head of Wolf & Garden

      The audio quality is so bad that it's the same level as a payphone. Really not worth paying money for when there are better solutions.

  8. 7
    Notion 2.0

    The all-in-one workspace - notes, tasks, wikis, & databases

    Pavan Sethi
    Pavan Sethi19building things. · Written
    Notion is amazing for any teams, but especially remote teams. It really has everything you need - a place to collaborate on docs, share tasks, store databases, etc. There are pre-set templates so creating any of these from scratch is a breeze. It's also very easy to communicate in the app about specific things, rather than talking in Slack and referring to links.
    • Rees Vinsen
      Rees VinsenCEO of Adduco


      We're huge advocates of Trello, power-users of Slack, data-hungry Google Sheet/Doc fanatics and unloyal downloaders of many productivity, Wiki, task management and organisation apps. With my CTO I often mused the idea of building an all-in-one workspace for internal use that sat as our Pandora's box of goodies ranging from development wiki's, onboarding information and branding resources all the way to task management, meeting notes and even time tracking - lo and behold I stumbled across this gem of an app.

      We decided to run Notion for a week in tandem with Trello (for our highly-granular level project management) starting by spending an hour in the evening porting over info to populate a few spreadsheets, wikis etc. I also went ahead and threw personal pages up to trial it on an individual level. 📝Note: if you have a super high turnover of to-do's and an active team you won't find switching over from another app to be a lengthy process. After 6 years of managing a creative agency I reckon I have seen enough task management and organisation apps to last a lifetime, so take my thoughts here with that consideration.


      After a week we drew the following conclusions:

      ⏱ We worked faster with Notion than we did with Trello, Evernote or even a physical whiteboard.

      📦 Today I solely used Notion for the entire workday. This time last week I would have used Trello, Slack (sending meeting notes and memos), Google Sheets, Google Docs, the native OSX notes app and GithubWiki just to get my day ORGANISED!

      📚 Managing client editorials, project budgets, to-do lists and even basic memos and planning has been a breeze. It's great as a lightweight CRM too.

      🛠 We were more organised than ever before. It's great to have a knowledge base for our products, plans and company sitting right amongst our task management tools.


      We have also been left wanting for nothing (👏🏼 Congrats, Notion team) but dreaming of a few things:

      💵 Beefier finance organisation/support. Integrations with Quickbooks, Xero maybe? Make it easier to build budgets and organise our money plans!

      🗣 Room to annotate and collaborate on images/PDF's etc.

      🔐 Function to lock pages so you can't edit, and the little hover tooltip to edit doesn't show up.

      🎨 Integration with design apps - Sketch, UXPin, etc. Many many many creatives will use this app and be left wanting in this area. Think: a creative agency collabs, annotates, refines, develops and more...keep them in Notion.


      The TLDR: Notion 2.0 kicks a** and we'll be using it for a long long time in place of a myriad of other productivity apps and tools. You should too.

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    • I want to move from Evernote (I am a premium subscriber) to Notion, I really do but I don't think Notion wants me to. Whatever I am about to say, I say it with nothing but respect for Notion and in the hopes that it will continue to improve at the same pace.

      First, the good - Notion has the best note editing interface I've ever used. A close second might be OneNote (it's a high bar, mind you) and Bear. It combines the simplicity of Evernote or Markdown with the power of OneNote although, it is missing the ability to use handwriting and doesn't support iPad with Pencil just yet. When it does, it will be perfect. I also like that I can save code snippets. Why is this so hard for Evernote?

      Notion 2's tables, boards and other updates are huge. While I'm sure the in-built kanban board is not as feature complete as Trello, it should be more than enough for most projects. Same for tables. Airtable has a bunch of really cool advanced features but for most use cases, tables within Notion are just fine. Notion is on the right path and I am sure these features will only improve.

      Now for what I don't like - The price is definitely my number one complaint. I will happily pay for Notion when it can do everything that other apps can. Until then, why not let me stay connected to the product with a cheaper paid plan or a better free tier? I pay for Evernote but if I were to consider switching, I can't do so purely because Notion doesn't do a bunch of things that Evernote can (even though it does a lot of things that Evernote doesn't) - Chrome extension to clip articles, emails, images etc., powerful mobile app with business card and document scanning, iPad support etc.

      At $8 a month, it is more expensive than G Suite on a per-user basis. Why not give me 100 - 200 free blocks per month? Let me grow to love it. Let me build a workflow around it. Give me some incentive to tell my friends about it. When you have the features I want (I'm sure you're working on it), let me pay for it.

      Price aside, I would also like to see how Notion fairs for quick note-taking, It's designed to be a wiki-style product and I get that but I'm sure a LOT of people are using it for personal notes. I use Evernote to save one-line notes - phone numbers, quotes, URLs etc. Notion's wiki-style UX is too heavy duty for that kind of use. It would be really cool if there was a "scratchpad" or "quick notes" feature that was not as heavy duty. For these simpler notes, I don't want to organize them into pages, I just want to save them and may be tag them. Which brings me to another feature I could really use - tags. Why limit users to only folders? Why not allow users to just tag notes?

      I could go on but ultimately, I won't be switching to Notion right now, even though I really want to. Cost is too prohibitive but I'm sure I'll be on the hunt for future updates.

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  9. 5

    "The Best Team Communication App for Remote Teams" - PC Mag

    Antoine Plu
    Antoine PluFreelance Designer · Written
    Kinda surprised nobody add this tool. Specially for remote folks, nothing is better than asynchronous discussions. Twist is great to help you with that! The same way I could have add Basecamp for example. But there is something more about it from my POV. Sadly I didn't had the opportunity to use it much yet, but its highly recommended!
    Francesco D'Alessio
    Francesco D'Alessio3Productivity App Reviewer · Written
    We've been using this with a small team and it's worked well to keep us calmer, against the likes of Slack. If you work more constructively in threads and asynchronous messaging, this is a gem!
    • Antoine Frédéric
      Antoine Frédéricproductivity expert

      It's definitely my favorite app. Way better than Slack ! You can have messages and threads in the same place. Communication at its best

  10. David Gold
    David GoldCurrently @dropbox, previously @citi · Written
    Good for annotating, collaborating, etc - I'm biased though.
  11. 5

    Organize anything, together

    vhan fire
    vhan fireProfessor, writer, marketer · Written
    This lets you organize things with your teammates. Trello is like the Instagram of task management apps or the digital equivalent of Post-It Notes and bulletin boards.
    Claire Sinozich
    Claire SinozichEducator of Entrepreneurs · Written
    I use this with my marketing manager to navigate between our work - I create content and she manages marketing, so it's great to have a shared place to show her what I'm working on and when I'm done, she can take it and run with it! It's also free, and I ended up using it for a bunch of personal stuff and other work tasks as well.
    • Nick Allen
      Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.

      As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.

    • Johnathan Holland
      Johnathan HollandI truly obsess over helping others..

      If you aren't an organized person Trello allows for easy to see visuals that help keep projects on track. The team at Curexe has specifically used it to organize our bugs, new features, staging and production stages of our development.

  12. Isaac Ralph Gabriel
    Isaac Ralph GabrielBlogger and Social Media Manager · Written
    Isaac Ralph Gabriel made this product
    To collaborate with your team you need a robust communication tool that would allow team members to communicate both online and offline. I came across this cloud-based tool which would allow you to chat with your remote team members very easily. You can also send email, share documents, assign To-Do's to your team through one single platform. It handles your information with care and it gives access anywhere and at any time. It is very efficient and easy to use.
  13. Jon Maximus made this product
    As per your requirement FeetPort is the best solution for you. In FeetPort you can track all field activities of your team and manage, schedule tasks for the future. With help of FeetPort you can comment and chat on all tasks in real-time, your team marks their attendance from the field and collect data from remote teams.
    We use this app from last 4 year and this app help us to get connected with our on field sales, service team and get authentic information from the field. With help of FeetPort we can create a route plan for our team and schedule future tasks and comment on live task, send real-time notifications to the field team.
  14. 4

    Find smarter solutions with your team. Way faster.

    Pierre Gourlaouen made this product
    We made this tool to find solutions with our remote team/clients and there is an integration with Slack
  15. Vesna Drofenik
    Vesna DrofenikDigital Marketing Maven 🦉 · Written
    We use this both for our community and our internal communications. It's great because we have everything on one server, and Discord also comes with voice chat so that makes our morning daily meetings much easier. Everyone just tunes into the voice channel when they're ready and that's it.
  16. 2
    RealtimeBoard 3.0

    Enhanced whiteboard. Your guide to the future of teamwork

    Roman Eaton
    Roman (ex. here 4th Feb · Written
    Slack - operational, RealtimeBoard - strategic. OKR, roadmaps, mindmaps, website building, feature design, and redesign - it is all on the boards! Even the personal planning that needs collaborate (Family) is going to be in RealtimeBoard
    • Melissa Ng
      Melissa NgFounder of Product Design Studio, Melewi

      Such a huuuuuuuge fan! I use RealtimeBoard for so many things - both in and out of work. From client projects to internal business planning to operation processes to personal planning, I can't stop raving about how much I love RTB to everyone I know. I'm also super impressed by the constant product iterations and feature updates that are constantly being released. Bravo, awesome work guys, I'm absolutely gushing but it's well deserved.

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    • Eugene Lisovskiy
      Eugene LisovskiyCEO @ MAPS.ME

      I'm not a designer, but I use RTB a lot to create simple sketches for some of my ideas on our products with comprehensive text descriptions. One image worths of thousand words! My sketches helps our designers and developers to quickly understand what I'm talking about and how my ideas connect to other products (thanks to unlimited workspace). I used to use Google Presentations for these purposes before, but RTB just stolen my heart! Good luck to the RTB team! Great product deserves fast organic growth! :)

  17. Ruben Gonzalez Torres
    Ruben Gonzalez TorresFounder of BoostCollab · Written
    As a remote team you need an asynchronous collaboration tool. All succesfull remote teams built something like this We are building this product for the rest of the remote teams without resources to built their internal tool.
  18. Fiona Adler
    Fiona AdlerFounder @Actioned, Writer @DoTheThings · Written
    Fiona Adler made this product
    Gets the team focused on action - doing a few small, but meaningful things each day that move them closer to their goals. Uses transparency to create a little accountability in the team - which further encourages people to get things done!
  19. 1
    Software For Projects

    Every task & project management software tool in one place

    Rich Peterson
    Rich PetersonBusiness Process Consultant 🚀 · Written
    Rich Peterson made this product
    Easy to find project management software that includes team collaboration features. Chat & comment in the same place where you get work done...
  20. 1

    Your own open source Slack-like chat

    I am using Rocket Chat for last 3 years as our internal chat and collaboration space. Started using back in the time cause it was Open Source and built with Meteor (was hooked up on Meteor). It's not that good, but its doing the work.
    • brad johnson
      brad johnsonVolume Integration

      I got it to run on an Raspberry Pi