Measures being introduced to tackle the COVID-19 coronavirus mean that many organizations are having to consider how their employees can work remotely for the first time.
How to improve the efficiency of work is a big challenge to many organizations, so it is necessary to use team collaboration apps to support remote work.
These are the 6 best team collaboration apps for remote work.
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- Slack – the place for remote work
- Microsoft Teams – work remotely without feeling remote
- Hangouts Chat
- DingTalk – an all-in-one mobile workplace
- WeChat Work – connection makes a smarter business
Slack – the place for remote work
Slack is the collaboration hub that brings the right people, information, and tools together to get work done. From Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, millions of people around the world use Slack to connect their teams, unify their systems, and drive their business forward.
Pricing: Free for small teams trying out Slack for an unlimited period of time.
Microsoft Teams – work remotely without feeling remote
Microsoft Teams is Microsoft’s take on chat-based communication for business, you can invite everyone you work with to chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place, no matter where you are.Microsoft is pushing the platform as being more than just a chat hub. Teams is integrated with Microsoft’s online office suite Office 365, which means it is tied to other Microsoft Office services, such as Word and Excel, as well as its cloud storage and sharing services such as SharePoint. PowerPoint, OneNote, Planner, Power BI and Delve are also integrated with Teams.
Pricing: included in Office 365
Hangouts Chat is an intelligent and secure messaging platform built for teams by Google. Hangouts Chat makes it easy for teams to be able to get their work done in one place. From direct messages to group conversations, Chat helps teams collaborate easily and efficiently. With dedicated, virtual rooms to house projects over time — plus threaded conversations — Chat makes it simple to track progress and follow up tasks. Chat currently supports 28 languages and each room can support up to 8,000 members.
Pricing: included in G Suit
DingTalk – an all-in-one mobile workplace
DingTalk, an App by Alibaba, is a free communication and collaboration platform used by over 7 millions of enterprises or organizations around the world. DingTalk provides message, voice and video communication, workflow management and office automation functions to teams and enterprises of various sizes. With a built-in enterprise address book, users can easily initiate chats or voice and video conference as well as secured group chats with members of their organization.
Pricing: Free for small business
WeChat Work – connection makes a smarter business
WeChat Work is a communication and office automation tool developed by Tencent Inc for enterprises . With its same communication experience as WeChat, rich OA applications, and the ability to connect with the WeChat ecosystem, WeChat Work seeks to empower its enterprise users in the Era of Digital Transformation.
Pricing: Free for small business
Trello is a visual tool for organizing your work and life. Whether you’re planning a website design project, vacation, or company off-site, Trello is infinitely customizable and flexible for your every need.
These tools offer different feature sets for varying user needs. If you need an instant communication tool, Slack/Microsoft Teams/DingTalk/WeChat Work is ok, if you need a project management tool, trello is a better choice.