With the remote work revolution in full swing, internal collaboration is more important than ever. But doing it well requires the right digital tools. From virtual workspaces to workflow management systems and feature-rich design platforms, here are some to consider:
With a host of built-in features that include formal and informal meetings, digital whiteboards, embedded apps, screen sharing, direct messaging and lots more, Teamflow is an all-in-one virtual workspace that promotes frictionless communication and provides everything your team needs to be optimally creative and productive.
Available for desktop or mobile, this videoconferencing tool features high-definition video plus an array of functions like screen sharing, screen annotation, meeting recording, automatic transcription and more. It also integrates with widely used platforms like Teams, GSuite, Outlook, Slack and others.
One of the most widely used collaboration tools out there, Teams lets remote teams connect in a variety of ways: calling, chat, video, audio. Additionally, there’s free cloud storage so shared files are available to everyone at any time, data encryption for sending sensitive information back and forth, breakout rooms, screen sharing and more.
Customizable for businesses of every kind and size, Google Workspace has all the features you’d expect from one of the tech industry’s most ubiquitous companies. By integrating a host of popular Google tools — Drive, Gmail, Meet, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Chat — it lets teams collaborate on just about any project without ever having to leave the Google environment.
Integratable with many popular platforms, Slack purports to drastically reduce emails and significantly increase productivity by letting coworkers quickly link with each other via instant messaging. Users can create separate channels for different groups and projects, set up 1:1 exchanges with colleagues, share files and add voice or video clips to messages.
Billed as “a shared space for all your cross-functional work” and integratable with a slew of commonly used apps (Google Calendar, Asana, Twitter, etc), Flock allows users to create channels for projects and conversations. It also has built-in video and voice calling, plus file sharing and project management functions.
A project management platform that integrates with popular apps like Slack, Dropbox and Google Drive, Asana lets teams organize and track their work so everyone’s in the loop about the status of various projects. By staying synced, co-workers can more effectively hit deadlines and meet goals. There’s also a host of webinars and video tutorials to help users get started.
Trello users can set up and customize workflows for any type of project. Among many other features, there’s a timeline view for project planning and a dashboard that displays real-time stats. Trello “cards” contain a wealth of useful collaboration info (checklists, due dates, attachments, conversations), and tasks are automated using built-in natural language processing.
Basecamp boasts that its founders “literally wrote the book on working remotely.” A widely used project management tool, it features the ability to split work into projects and assign specific workers to those projects. There’s also a message board, to-do lists, real-time group chat, doc and file sharing and a bunch of other collaboration-friendly functions.
With features that include both an all-in-one design platform and an online whiteboard for teams, Figma is a browser-based graphics editing app that lets teams work on collaborative design projects like websites, apps, logos and more.
A digital whiteboard that facilitates synchronous and asynchronous collaboration, Mural’s aim is to improve “collaborative intelligence” and increase productivity. Built for everything from casual interactions to intense brainstorming and real-time project feedback, the platform also collects and analyzes collaboration data to further enhance teamwork.