Communication apps for teams - Slack

You might be a full-time remote worker or just working from your home temporarily. Either way, you need a method to communicate with coworkers, employees, and others who work remotely like you.

There are some wonderful tools available for chatting with your team. From those that have simple chat capabilities to others with app and service integrations.

If you’re looking for the right app for your remote communications, these are some of the best ones out there.

Slack

Slack app on iPhone

Slack has become one of the most popular and widely used communication tools for teams. It’s available across platforms including mobile, is affordable or free depending on your team size and needs, and gives you extras like integration with other services.

Slack notable features:

  • Create dedicated channels for different groups and teams and have private conversations.
  • Use mentions for getting someone’s attention on a topic.
  • Share files, documents, and images.
  • Search chats and conversations.
  • Customize notifications.

Slack offers many additional features that aren’t listed here, so be sure to check out the complete feature set for your company.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows, Linux, and the web
  • Cost: Free with subscription plans for larger teams

Zoom Cloud Meetings

Zoom Meetings on iPhone

For meetings, screen sharing, collaboration, and chat, Zoom is another great tool. It’s messaging feature is ideal for private conversations and file sharing while its meeting features are perfect for feeling like you’re in the same room with your team.

Zoom notable features:

  • Create meetings with audio and video.
  • Use real-time whiteboard collaboration on iPad.
  • Set an availability status.
  • Set up Siri Shortcuts for starting, joining, and listening to meetings.
  • Share your screen directly from iPhone and iPad.

Zoom gives you a nice, easy way to get together with your remote team members. Be sure to take a look at the rest of the terrific features you can use.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, Android, browser extensions, plug-ins, and the web
  • Cost: Free with subscription plans for larger teams

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams on iPhone

Microsoft Teams is one more app worth a look for your communications. You can collaborate on projects, chat privately or in groups, and share and edit files easily in addition to the audio and video features available.

Microsoft Teams notable features:

  • Set up dedicated channels for different groups and teams.
  • Create and join meetings with audio and video.
  • Use mentions for getting a team member’s attention on a topic.
  • Search chats and conversations.
  • Customize notifications.

Microsoft Teams is the perfect solution if your company uses Office 365. Head to the Microsoft Teams site for the additional service features.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, and the web
  • Cost: Free with subscription plans for teams

Wrapping it up

When you and your team are hundreds or thousands of miles from each other, you can still feel like you’re in the same room with these awesome communication apps.

Do you already use one of these tools and love it or is there another you’d recommend for team communications? Let us know!

For more, take a look at our other iPhone apps or iPad app lists.