What's the best software for remote teams?

Obviously there's Slack, and keeping Skype on the background is a good hack. Are there other products designed specifically to help remote teams communicate effectively? I recently learned about a product called Sqwiggle (since shut down), and am particularly interested in mobile-first products.
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    Basecamp 3

    The best version of Basecamp ever made

    Lachlan Campbell
    Lachlan Campbell11Hack Club design/JS—HS 🎓—they/them—🌈 · Written
    Basecamp is one place for everything. It's saner and calmer than apps like Slack, valuing everyone's time and attention, and it's fabulously designed. I love it :)
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    • Johnathan Holland
      Johnathan HollandI truly obsess over helping others..

      Basecamp makes it much easier to manage the tasks your remote team is doing in a clean UI so that you get a good view of what is happening in the organizing. Amazing product!

    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt Pliszkaresearching SaaS software @ pickSaaS.com

      One of the more complex apps for managing projects, a good one for keeping your team updated about the activity on each project/task.

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    Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft's Slack competitor

    Microsoft has their Slack competitor - not mobile-first but definitely a contender in this space
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    Slack

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

    Great tool for the remote team and for sure for the remote TEAMS, when you have different small departments. A lot of apps and integrations.
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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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  4. Filip Mares
    Filip MaresEngineering, Skype · Written
    I used this with my remote team for over 3 years. Helped us be aware what each other was working on and run an efficient daily standup.
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    Zoom

    Cloud video conferencing and simple online meetings

    Kate
    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub · Written
    Zoom is by far the best video conferencing product on the market right now. They operate off a freemium model, with bigger teams and more video time requiring you to upgrade to paid versions (which again, are totally worth it). I'd highly recommend remote teams connect over Zoom at least once a week to touch base. It's the second best thing to being in person!
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    • 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.

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    Recruitee

    A fast, easy, collaborative hiring tool

    Beth Hudson
    Beth Hudson4Social Media Marketer, Recruitee · Written
    Collaborative hiring is imperative, especially when you are looking to hire remotely. With Recruitee, you can get the whole team involved, regardless of their geographical location! I work remotely with them, actually, and can vouch for the platform doing a great job bringing teams together.
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