Niv Dror
Niv DrorVC at Shrug Capital

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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    Slack

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

    Bharath B Lohray
    Bharath B LohrayPhD student at Texas Tech University · Written
    Managed hosting, quick to setup and run.
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    Antaratma Andrew Boon
    Antaratma Andrew BoonUNA Community Platform. https://una.io · Written
    Works Fien for our team of 8.
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    It's fast and helps to organize the team. Also works well with third party apps.
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    • 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.

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    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity at Product Hunt & Feathrd

      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.

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    Telegram Messenger

    Whatsapp-esque messaging app but open, cloudbased, encrypted

    Mathias Elmose
    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.
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  3. 44
    Circuit

    Make your teamwork better

    Robert Poschenrieder
    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.
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    Philipp Bohn
    Philipp Bohn4VP Circuit and CEO blueKiwi software · Edited
    Philipp Bohn made this product
    very scalable, and powerful mobile apps (iOS, Android) #AMA
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    Antonio Santos
    Antonio SantosSocial Media Business Evangelist @Atos · Written
    One of the few solutions that is compatible with accessibility requirements.
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  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 Mittal
    Ayush Mittal27bro @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.
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    Angie
    AngieFounder of YourApparel · Written
    WhatsApp is great for groups.
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    Angela L. Branco
    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.
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    Wire

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

    Mathias Elmose
    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.
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    • Stewart Alexander
      Stewart Alexanderstewalexander.com

      Lovely app, unfortunately ts downfall is its obscurity, few know it exists. I for one sing its praises to all I know, still with so many options it is hard to get people away from other IM / vdeo clients

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    Asana

    The task management tool, completely redesigned

    Kyle Hess
    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.
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    BPlan4U
    BPlan4Uwww.bplan4u.co.uk · 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 :)
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    • Rita Viana
      Rita VianaGraphic Designer

      I recommend Asana to everyone who is trying to get a more organized life.

      It's good to everything, it's free (until 15 members) and you can choose from 2 different styles: list or board. You can create unlimited projects, you can share tasks between projects with a click, there are chat boxes in every task, it's user friendly and their help forum is ultra helpful even if you never payed a penny to them.

      I can't live without Asana. Just the most amazing thing ever.

    • Veronika
      VeronikaInbound Marketing Manager

      I've used a few project management tools in the past and Asana is the only one that makes me genuinely happy and more productive (at work and with my side hustles).

      I can't recommend this tool enough for its ease of use, features and user experience. As a cherry on top, Asana's vision to help teams collaborate and do their best work is one that I can personally identify with!

  8. Manivannan R
    Manivannan RMember Technical Staff, Zoho Corporation · Written
    New to market.. Lots of new features
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  9. Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia50Co-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!
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    Flock

    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.
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    • RJ Lewis Digital
      RJ Lewis DigitalRJ Lewis, Digital Consultant

      I love that flock is stable, easy to use and has a good base of application integrations. I typically miss flowdock, but the overall collaborative experience is better than slack. Been using a little over 6 mos.- couldn't pick that though

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    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook's standalone Messenger for the web

    Nick Abouzeid
    Nick Abouzeid37Only the hottest Twitter takes · 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)!
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    • Arun Sathiya
      Arun SathiyaHappiness Engineer, Automattic

      I love Facebook Messenger and I love how it is doing everything to take on all other chat apps + is feature-packed like Telegram. Native apps for Facebook Messenger on computers is something that I wish to see soon.

    • Companies use this more and more to invade

  12. 5
    Mattermost

    Open source, on-premises, Slack alternative

    Bharath B Lohray
    Bharath B LohrayPhD student at Texas Tech University · Written
    Opensource, selfhosted
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    Rocket.Chat

    Your own open source Slack-like chat

    Adriano Caheté
    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.
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    • brad johnson
      brad johnsonVolume Integration

      I got it to run on an Raspberry Pi https://volumeintegration.com/installing-rocket-chat-on-raspberry-pi-2/

  14. Omer Molad
    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.
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    Facebook Groups

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

    Mohammed Rafy
    Mohammed Rafy5All things Community · Written
    Since almost every one of us uses FB it makes sense to create a group where everyone is already present.
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  16. 2
    Glip

    Real-Time Team Productivity

    John Wang
    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.
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    Rich Peterson
    Rich PetersonFounder @ Generous Work · Written
    I like the simplicity of Glip. Always a breeze to onboard team members to the platform + it's free for most.
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  17. 1
    BeeCanvas

    Collect and share media visually

    Raymond Hong
    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.
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  18. 1
    Weekdone 3

    Turning you into a superhero at work

    Jüri Kaljundi
    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.
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  19. 1
    Mini Mammoth

    Powerful research companion from Mammoth

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

    Organizational Knowledge Sharing Platform

    RozBahrami
    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 :)
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    • Ehsan Memari
      Ehsan MemariMarketing Director

      BoostHQ could be used as a single online platform for all the files/videos or links of a team or organization.