3 Apps for Better Teamwork

These apps are designed to improve the organization of tasks and communication among colleagues. We’ll tell you how!

No question – corporate teamwork gets more versatile and more flexible every day. Freelancing, part-time, home office have become common work modes. Plus, new communication channels pop up continuously. Reconciling everything is a crucial management task. Here are three apps that are designed to help.

SLACK
It’s all about team communication. No matter at which place your employees are, at Slack they meet virtually and sorted according to different channels, for example according to departments or projects – public or private. Information and files are shared via chat. Thanks to hashtag filters and a comprehensive search function, you will find them again easily. As many other apps, Slack can be combined with multiple other applications that help structuring your workday.

Pricing

The limited basic version is free. The standard edition costs 6.25€ per month and per user. Premium is available for 11.75€ per month and per user.

TRELLO
The hearts of Pinterest lovers and stick-on notes collectors will leap. Trello is a virtual pinboard that organizes your workday into cards and boards. Each card has individual features such as pictures, notes, checklists, deadlines, members and a lot more. Trello works in real time. So each member is always up to date about the projects – whether using a browser, tablet, smartphone, smart watch or Kindle.

Pricing

The basic version is free for unlimited boards, cards and teams. The gold version comes with an additional storage volume, stickers and some other fun features for $5 per month. With a business version, you can integrate other apps like Slack or Google Drive. Plus, you have more security functions, organizational features and priority support. The business version starts from $9.99 per month, per user.


BASECAMP
This virtual room brings together the whole company and sorts participants and tasks into headquarters, teams and projects. Each section comes with a range of features such as a chat, a message board for project updates, a calendar, a to-do-list, and a place for documents and files. With Basecamp, the whole project and task management of the company can be hold together.

Pricing


For businesses, Basecamp costs $100 per month for unlimited user. For teachers and students, it’s free and non-profit organizations get 50% off.

A more cost-effective alternative is Asana. Event if it has a different structure, its basic functions work very similar to Basecamp. For up to 15 users, Asana is free. For $9.99 per month you can add unlimited users. Businesses that want to add more features can ask for a premium version.