I've used this to join styled components and Figma communities and It's been much better than alternatives. Only it needs to polish the product a bit more.
I've been using Spectrum for several months now, since Alpha. The team has really taken the time to listen to what these early users have had to say and improve the platform as a whole.
I think this truly solves a big issue for those people trying to manage a community. It also makes participating in community discussions a way more intuitive and user-friendly process. One account, one inbox.
Telegram keeps on releasing amazing updates. Secure, easy to use messenger with great UX is all you'll ever need. I wish more people used it rather than Whatsapp or Messanger subpar experience.
Favorite messenger, has its all: super fast, great UI and UX, chats foe different communities with quality content, bot platform that is growing rapidly. New releases coming frequently.
The biggest wish is to get rid of notifications that your contacts are on the platform (IOS)
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
- Discord IMO is slicker for community/topic based conversations
My team had access to the platform before launch and I have to say communication has very much improved. Using Stand.Bot (an integration) allows us to never forget process and automatically asks for updates.
Great use of the available space.
Slack apps suck performance wise. expecting Atlassian to do a better job there.
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.
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.
- It's a new platform and it's impressive. You can create your own community like a social network.
The platform is technically complex to build but for the end users, it's so simple with every feature that's most wanted to build a community. It's better than facebook, linked-in or any other platform that tries their hand at being a community driven platform. And it's far from perfect and yet it's better than all others. Imagine how awesome it will be once the team develops all the features they've been working on.
Gina is truly brilliant. She doesn't know me and she has no idea I exist on this planet. I like that she's bucked the trend. I'm working on creating a MN for a specific type of crowd right now. Listen to her interview with Ally Trowbridge it's great!
- Flock is best free chat app. All-in-all it fits perfectly in your requirements! There are a lot of reasons that Flock is the best! One being that it greatly reduces your dependency on apps for task tracking and setting up reminders due to its inbuilt PM tools.
- Been around for a while and works like a charm.
I have used it extensively in Andrew Chen's talk platform: http://talk.andrewchen.co/ and also for Write The Docs forum at http://forum.writethedocs.org/. I think it meets most of the goals of a well structured, well monitored, and custom discussion forum. I like it.
- TMinus is a community based countdown app. A countdown is usually based on a topic or an event you're looking forward to. Beautiful & easy - Subjective . But I would say it's easy to use. Reliable - The App is in Beta. Allows anyone to join the conversation - Yes. Search for communities and join them publicly - You could search for countdowns that would interest you and join them publicly.
- Rocket.Chat started as an open source Slack clone, but is now used and extended by a diverse range of communities with specific needs. Because its open and self hosted, there's a freedom of customisation, but also the privacy and security benefits of not relying on a platform ecosystem that might have adverse changes or go away.