Top group chat software for teams working remotely during the Corona Virus Pandemic

Team chat applications are a vital part of a company. They keep the workers connected and ensure that everyone is on the same page. However, there never been a time when a good team collaboration software was as crucial as now. We are referring to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting reality. The pandemic has impacted many companies and forced the workers to work remotely. Let’s look at the top team collaboration software options that will help your company remain productive during this challenging period.

Microsoft Teams


Features:

  • Good integration with Office 365
  • Thread focused chat model
  • Document collaboration

Overview:
Teams by Microsoft is a great team collaboration software available on the market. Its integration with Microsoft services and Office 365 helps your work be available to other people in your team. Moreover, the document collaboration feature facilitates keeping your projects up to date. Its thread focused chat model that helps organize chats within a channel.

Pricing:
The freemium version of MS Teams offers functionality, such as unlimited messages and audio/video calls for teams up to 300 people. Paid plans start from $5 per user per month and give you scheduled meetings, meeting recordings, phone calls, audio conferencing, and more.

Buj


Features:

  • Unified AI driven feed
  • Searchable history
  • Multiple conversations per post
  • Audio, Video Calls & Screensharing

Overview:
Buj is a new collaboration software which proposes a natural collaboration model. Users can create posts and then have multiple conversations about it, share files, have audio/video calls, or screen sharing sessions, across teams and individuals. This model is similar to how people work when co-located. The AI functions helps ensure that users focus on what’s important rather than be distracted by numerous channels and DMs. App is available on multiple kinds of platforms, including macOS, Windows, and more.

Pricing:
While Buj is in the early release stage there is no cost for using Buj. We expect that Buj will release commercially this summer. At which point they will add paid premium tiers.

Teamwork chat


Features:

  • Chat channels
  • Searchable history
  • File sharing
  • Multiplatform

Overview:
Teamwork chat is a new name in the game of team collaboration software. It offers good features, including instant messaging, file sharing, and task management. Teamwork chat is a direct competitor to Slack and provides a similar approach for team collaboration. Teamwork chat applications are available on multiple kinds of platforms, including macOS, Windows, and more.

Pricing:
The freemium version has limited functionality, that too for only teams up to 5 people. To get reasonable features, you would need the Pro version, which starts at $9 per user per month and accommodates up to 50 team members.


HipChat


Features:

  • Video chat
  • Screensharing
  • Various integrations

Overview:
HipChat is good software with many features, and it is one of the cheapest ones as well. It offers basic functionality, such as instant messaging and file sharing. And when messages are not enough, teams can switch to video calls and screen sharing. Moreover, it also provides a searchable history.

Pricing:
The freemium version offers features including an unlimited number of team members and integrations. Moreover, features such as file sharing and group messages are also available in the free tier. To get video calls and screen sharing, you can use HipChat Plus for $2 per user per month.

Flock


Features:

  • File sharing
  • Economical
  • Unlimited message history
  • Unlimited integrations

Overview:
Flock is a good team collaboration software. It provides an easy to use and attractive user interface. Teams can quickly get started on Flock and get up to pace in a short time. Flock is cheaper than Slack and provides features such as unlimited message history and integrations in the freemium version.

Pricing:
The free version offers all the features; however, it limits the message search history to 10 thousand messages. It also offers 10GB of storage for the team, which increases to 10GB per team member with the Pro tier that costs $4.5 per user per user per month.


Conclusion
We have reviewed several good software for team collaboration. Each software has its benefits and downsides. Which one is the best for you depends on the needs of your company and team. However, you cannot really go wrong with any of the options.
Tags:
team collaboration, team communication, remote work, team chat, coronavirus

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