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What's the best app to group chat with several people?

What's the best solution for communicating with ~10 people on a group project? Email doesn't cut it for me and I'm looking for something that's temporary. Coordinating with a group of 10-15 people for a couple of weeks.
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  1. 100

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

    Bharath B LohrayPhD student at Texas Tech University · Written
    Managed hosting, quick to setup and run.
    Antaratma Andrew BoonUNA Community Platform. · Written
    Works Fien for our team of 8.
    It's fast and helps to organize the team. Also works well with third party apps.
  2. 36
    Telegram Messenger

    Whatsapp-esque messaging app but open, cloudbased, encrypted

    Mathias ElmoseThe Chewbacca of EdTech · Written
    Easy to invite people via a link and you can share files as large as 1.5gb. And they just added video chat.
  3. 44

    Make your teamwork better

    Robert PoschenriederProduct Manager COUP · Written
    Robert Poschenrieder made this product
    Brings messaging, file sharing and conferences with guests together. Since it is all browser based I think it fits your temporary need.
    Philipp Bohn4VP Circuit and CEO blueKiwi software · Edited
    Philipp Bohn made this product
    very scalable, and powerful mobile apps (iOS, Android) #AMA
    Antonio SantosSocial Media Business Evangelist @Atos · Written
    One of the few solutions that is compatible with accessibility requirements.
  4. Even if Discord is for gamers, it's easy to use and has a modern chat and has also great voice support (I mean that the quality is very very good and there is almost no latency (~10ms for me))
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  5. Ayush Mittal26bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    We have set up a Whatsapp group on a side to communicate within out little team. It works and everyone has it. Plus the web version in handy. I reckon it will be great for a couple of weeks.
    AngieFounder of YourApparel · Written
    WhatsApp is great for groups.
    Angela L. BrancoPR stuff & tech enthusiast. · Written
    Other than Slack, this is probably your best bet in terms of ease of use and team accessibility.
  6. 10

    Great conversations. Built for mobile, tablets, & desktop.

    Mathias ElmoseThe Chewbacca of EdTech · Written
    Secure with video chat and screen share. Also I find the drawing on pictures very useful for feedback on design.
  7. 11

    The task management tool, completely redesigned

    Kyle Hess5Fintech Product Manager · Written
    Maybe Asana? It would make your communication a bit more focused on tasks (which would probably be good for 15 people!), and the free tier would work fine for you.
    CommentsShare · Written
    This is a great "to-do" list that can be shared with everyone. you can @ people in your tasks or add them as a follower too. You have your own list and others can create their own (so you don't see everything in one hit, only tasks assigned to you). You can also create groups you can all share to :)
  8. Manivannan RMember Technical Staff, Zoho Corporation · Written
    New to market.. Lots of new features
  9. Kunal Bhatia48Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    If you want to have structured communication, having thing organized in Google Docs, especially Sheets, is awesome. When you mention someone in a comment, they get notified. You can also set up the mention as creating a task. I've used this on several recent projects and events I've hosted. It's a low friction, asynchronous way of getting things done!
  10. 7

    Real-time team messenger tool

    Used it for a personal project with 7 users. While the basic one-one chat and group messaging was great, what really helped us was inbuilt video calling, to-do lists, notes, and file management. They have a bunch of 3rd party apps as well, but we didn't have a use for them. And it works across platforms, which is always nice.
  11. 5
    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook's standalone Messenger for the web

    Nick Abouzeid32Ship & Growth at Product Hunt ⛵ · Written
    Easy to use, and the event feature works as an efficient way to remind people of when/where they should be at all times (if you go through the trouble of setting them up)!
  12. 5

    Open source, on-premises, Slack alternative

    Bharath B LohrayPhD student at Texas Tech University · Written
    Opensource, selfhosted
  13. 4

    Your own open source Slack-like chat

    Adriano CahetéUX Designer & FrontEnd Developer · Written
    It's like a Slack, but it's open source and self hosted. You can start a RC installation fast with a Digital Ocean Droplet.
  14. Omer Molad4Co-founder and CEO @ Vervoe · Written
    I know this seems a bit left field compared to say Slack, but using Jira will add a lot of structure because you can assign tasks to each person. Live communication can still be facilitated using the comments function in each task. You'll know where you're up to on every tasks and be able to easily monitor progress.
  15. 2
    Facebook Groups

    This app gives you a dedicated space for you and your groups

    Mohammed Rafy4All things Community @DoSelectHQ · Written
    Since almost every one of us uses FB it makes sense to create a group where everyone is already present.
  16. 2

    Real-Time Team Productivity

    John WangDirector, Platform Products, RingCentral · Edited
    Like Slack for chat but well suited for group projects with integrated tasks, calendars, etc. Free with great UX.
    Rich PetersonFounder @ generous. · Written
    I like the simplicity of Glip. Always a breeze to onboard team members to the platform + it's free for most.
  17. 1

    Collect and share media visually

    Raymond HongCEO and Co-Founder of Osiris Systems · Written
    All kinds of collaborative efforts become centralized in a single workspace, rather than having a suite of separate tools.
  18. 1
    Weekdone 3

    Turning you into a superhero at work

    Jüri KaljundiCo-founder, Weekdone · Written
    Jüri Kaljundi made this product
    Weekdone allows you to move status updates online, save time from meetings and have your team move towards unified goals using OKRs - Objectives and Key Results.
  19. 1
    Mini Mammoth

    Powerful research companion from Mammoth

    sam3Assistant Principal. Father of twins. · Written
    Create boards, invite people, post notes, attach files, reference boards and people.
  20. 1

    Organizational Knowledge Sharing Platform

    RozBahramiDigital Media Manager, Skyprep · Written
    I would suggest BoostHQ. It's a workspace for your team's documents, spreadsheets, videos, links, checklists, polls and discussions. You can not only communicate in the chat while working on an embedded google doc but also comment and have it always attached to a content piece so no conversation gets lost like it does in Slack. Highly recommend :)