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What are the best online collaboration tools?

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  • ZH
    Zhao He
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Wow, this sounds like an app is supposed to do. Make a tedious job extremely painless. Endorsed by Time, New York Times and PC Magazine seems to be a great indicator of best in class. One calls it "stupid simple".Makes it perfect for me."
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      Bryan Ellis
      Written on January 27, 2017
      "I've used Dropbox for many years. It started as a simple cloud storage service and has evolved into a robust collaboration platform that can support a wide range of complex document applications, editing and sharing requirements for all levels of users. Great service."
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      Bryan Ellis
      Written on January 27, 2017
      "I've used Dropbox for many years. It started as a simple cloud storage service and has evolved into a robust collaboration platform that can support a wide range of complex document applications, editing and sharing requirements for all levels of users. Great service."
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      Gregory Stephens
      Written on April 3, 2017
      "Dropbox is a fantastic way to stay up-to-date with all your co-workers when you're on the road. I travel a lot for my job, and this was a quick and simple way for me to upload and download presentations or budget sheets for my colleagues to get real-time analysis."
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      Abhinav Subramanium
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "With this app I am able to share documents, files, and pictures with my associates and family. My antiquated parents refuse to get any type of social media, but they have a dropbox account so I can share photos of the grand kids that way."
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      Sean Lewis
      Written on February 21, 2017
      "Slack looks like a inter-office messaging software, similar to Pidgin or Google Talk. Slack looks there are more ways to group contacts and also make direct calls to contacts."
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      Sean Lewis
      Written on February 21, 2017
      "Slack looks like a inter-office messaging software, similar to Pidgin or Google Talk. Slack looks there are more ways to group contacts and also make direct calls to contacts."
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      Roger Jordan
      Written on March 5, 2017
      "Looks promising! Obviously, it is NOT free, as there is a link for pricing. There is definitely a need for synchronization while working online and this could be helpful, if it is not cost prohibitive."
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      Joe Hart
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "I have heard nothing but good things, but I am not sure I can use these yet"
    3. #3
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      Miguel Rosales
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "iCloud is and has been one of the best online collaboration tools out there. I have never had anything go wrong while I was using iCloud and I would recommend it to anyone. I think iCloud was well worth the time spent learning about what it can do."
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      Miguel Rosales
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "iCloud is and has been one of the best online collaboration tools out there. I have never had anything go wrong while I was using iCloud and I would recommend it to anyone. I think iCloud was well worth the time spent learning about what it can do."
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      Brian Meyer
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "I've used many collaborations tools but this one is by far the best one as it securely keeps all my information stored on the Cloud. I feel assured my data is safe."
      JM
      Jacqueline Miller
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "this is an apple product and i use android. I don't understand apple products nor do i use them."
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      Lei Xu
      Written on March 29, 2017
      "this opens to apple icloud and does not show collaboration tools."
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      Steven Reid
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "Using Trello has been a great experience. They have a great majority of informational tools to help you get organized, and signing-up and getting started is simple. I recommend for anyone looking to work more collaboratively online."
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      Steven Reid
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "Using Trello has been a great experience. They have a great majority of informational tools to help you get organized, and signing-up and getting started is simple. I recommend for anyone looking to work more collaboratively online."
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      Tom Jia
      Written on February 3, 2017
      "Trello is the perfect solution for needing a platform for online collaboration tools. Trello suits all our needs to properly get together with others on problems we may have on our projects and also collaborate all of our ideas on one platform."
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      Benito Quiroz
      Written on January 2, 2017
      "It was very helpful in my work team to help collaborate on daily projects that would have taken much longer without it."
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      Jesús Vera
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "Asana is a great way for teams to communicate and collaborate about projects. this is a nice solution to a difficult issue. I would encourage work teams to look into this platform as I found it very helpful"
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      Jesús Vera
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "Asana is a great way for teams to communicate and collaborate about projects. this is a nice solution to a difficult issue. I would encourage work teams to look into this platform as I found it very helpful"
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      Edward Brown
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "What a relief Asana has been!! I was trying to monitor everyone's participation to our large project but was having a hard time getting people to respond to my phone calls, emails and texts. Setting up an account with Asana has made it so much easier to keep an eye on every one! Everyone knows how important this project is to me so I want to be sure that was have everything done at the right time and done perfectly well - Asana is letting me do that now! My co-workers didn't seem too excited about the website (I can't figure out why!) but once I told them all it was mandatory to use it, they stopped complaining and just did it. A huge thanks to Asana for helping me keep tabs on all my co-workers!!"
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      Juan Phillips
      Written on February 18, 2017
      "As a team its tough to keep track of everything getting done. Luckily this program exists."
    3. #6
      Basecamp
      Websites

      $99 - per month for businesses | Free for teachers and students | 50% off for charities and non-profits

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      Harini Chattopadhyay
      Written on April 22, 2017
      "A few years ago, in an effort to improve collaboration between the various members of my team, some of whom work remotely, I turned to Basecamp, as it had been highly recommended by some colleagues. The pricing was very reasonable, the software was intuitive and easy to learn, and offered an ample amount of tools to provide my team and myself with some flexibility. This was the first collaborative tool we had tried, and we all found it to be a good enough solution, that we never bothered trying another and we continue to use it."
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      Harini Chattopadhyay
      Written on April 22, 2017
      "A few years ago, in an effort to improve collaboration between the various members of my team, some of whom work remotely, I turned to Basecamp, as it had been highly recommended by some colleagues. The pricing was very reasonable, the software was intuitive and easy to learn, and offered an ample amount of tools to provide my team and myself with some flexibility. This was the first collaborative tool we had tried, and we all found it to be a good enough solution, that we never bothered trying another and we continue to use it."
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      Carl Crawford
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "This was relatively useful. I haven't used too much organization software, but this software was relatively painless. I don't think it's necessarily improved my productivity, but I know it's fairly simple to use and it's made my manager's and co-worker's communication with me easier to read and respond to."
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      Bruce Simpson
      Written on March 28, 2017
      "Basecamp is a great way to connect with others when you have work to do online. This solves the many problems there are with physically meeting with people and provides a great alternative to meeting online to get work done!"
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      Xiang Wu
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "I like Basecamp because it helps me organize my projects, internal communications, and client work in one place. I needed to get my employees and I organized and Basecamp has to tools to make it happen."
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      Brandon Meyer
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "Basecamp stops the clutter of researching."
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      Podio
      Websites

      varies by plan

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      Lawrence Bates
      Written on January 21, 2017
      "Podio is your go to for all things to organize and help with your workplace. it helps to close a lead, makes collaboration easy, helps attach files to much much more. Help make your workplace organization easier. Check out Podio. I can't tell you how much it has helped me. Whether you're completing a design project, or closing a sales lead - getting everything related to the job on one page, instantly makes collaboration easier. Attach files, view the status and add comments - everything's updated in real time."
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      Lawrence Bates
      Written on January 21, 2017
      "Podio is your go to for all things to organize and help with your workplace. it helps to close a lead, makes collaboration easy, helps attach files to much much more. Help make your workplace organization easier. Check out Podio. I can't tell you how much it has helped me. Whether you're completing a design project, or closing a sales lead - getting everything related to the job on one page, instantly makes collaboration easier. Attach files, view the status and add comments - everything's updated in real time."
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      Harry Stewart
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "There isn't much in the way of collaboration apps right now, except for Podio. From, Citrix, a leader in collaboration software comes Podio, a highly customizable online hub that provides the platform that allows workers to communicate from anywhere at anytime. It has PC Magazine editor's choice award too!"
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      Albert Gardner
      Written on September 26, 2017
      "I tried this as an alternative to Google and i'd have to say i'm pretty disappointed. Every single one of my team had troubles syncing together and the interface was not at all intuitive. I'd steer clear from this service unless you'd like to spend the first week letting your team learn how to use it."
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      Timothy Howard
      Written on January 26, 2017
      "Podio makes communication faster, smarter and more streamlined. The hassle and clutter created by other forms of coordinating groups is completely gone."
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      Christine Price
      Written on September 26, 2017
      "This app is nothing special. What year is it, 2000? Who uses chat rooms anymore? It also doesn't provide just text chat or just voice; you must use video. It doesn't provide much other tools for collaborating. I'd rather use some other platform."
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      Christine Price
      Written on September 26, 2017
      "This app is nothing special. What year is it, 2000? Who uses chat rooms anymore? It also doesn't provide just text chat or just voice; you must use video. It doesn't provide much other tools for collaborating. I'd rather use some other platform."
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      Keith Ellis
      Written on March 14, 2017
      "This is a very useful app. There are just three easy steps to get started. You create a room, share the link, and get started. I especially like that there is no download or registration."
      JM
      Jack Murray
      Written on February 9, 2017
      "I have used this website, and it is very useful! It is similar to discord but much more professional and useful for a work setting!"
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      Aaron Taylor
      Written on February 26, 2017
      "Social media This is the future."
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      MR
      Michael Reid
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "HipChat made it easy for me to handle my meetings and day to day routine from my office, my smartphone and my tablet! This software has doubled my productivity, never has it been so easy to get everyone on the same page before!"
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      Michael Reid
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "HipChat made it easy for me to handle my meetings and day to day routine from my office, my smartphone and my tablet! This software has doubled my productivity, never has it been so easy to get everyone on the same page before!"
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      Brian Knight
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "I've really enjoyed how HipChat has improved my team's productivity. The video chat was really easy to implement, and it was really simple compartmentalizing our conversations by project."
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      Charles Estrada
      Written on March 10, 2017
      "I have no idea what hipchat is"
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      Shirley Cook
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "We've been using HipChat while trying to bootstrap our startup from five different locations spread across North America. It has been invaluable to our collaborative process. We especially appreciate the cross-platform compatibility."
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      George Peterson
      Written on September 26, 2017
      "Leankit is very helpful in terms of management. I have been using it to help me with management because it provides a very easy and simple platform to use. I knew Leankit was very useful when I found out that companies like Verizon and Paypal use it."
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      George Peterson
      Written on September 26, 2017
      "Leankit is very helpful in terms of management. I have been using it to help me with management because it provides a very easy and simple platform to use. I knew Leankit was very useful when I found out that companies like Verizon and Paypal use it."
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      José Olivares
      Written on January 25, 2017
      "Leankit has so many uses and it has really helped me stay organized and organize my work teams. if you need a tool for project management leankit is highly recommended"
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      Christopher Burton
      Written on February 21, 2017
      "This service helps those of us with busy work schedule consisting of a lot of people and projects to better organize and make sure we are on the same page"
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      Vicente Villa
      Written on September 26, 2017
      "I actually used this during Kaizen deployment in my previous employer. A nice resource to have when dealing with lean sigma principles."
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      Christian Davis
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "An excellent resource for crowdsourcing projects and managing projects in one simple to use program."
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      AD
      Alejandro Delgado
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "I work from home and with other people online. I am always looking for the best online collaboration tools. Last week I tried out Google Keep for the first time and what will likely also be my last. While it has potential. It doesn't quite have everything that I am looking for in an online collaboration tool. I was mainly put off by the highly unintuitive interface and clunky overall design."
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      Alejandro Delgado
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "I work from home and with other people online. I am always looking for the best online collaboration tools. Last week I tried out Google Keep for the first time and what will likely also be my last. While it has potential. It doesn't quite have everything that I am looking for in an online collaboration tool. I was mainly put off by the highly unintuitive interface and clunky overall design."
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      James Stevens
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "Ok. Folks, I am now experiencing a bit of a whiplash here. This seemingly "new" platform sounds like it hatched out of Google-Project-X without scouting what is available out there already. Unless this is a vain competition bid, I am not feeling it. Should you disagree with me, prove me wrong. I' m patiently waiting."
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      Russell Jackson
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "I previously used Google drive and Google docs to share info, videos, and plans with family. Google keep combines all of my necessary collaborations in one place through multiple functions and capabilities."
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      Andy Gu
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "What a great place to keep all your thoughts and ideas. Rather than using several different apps, this one appears to be able to do everything in one place."
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      Amit Mittal
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "This is great for anyone or company that deals with visual projects. IT speeds up turn around time. I wish there was something like this for projects that are not in the visual areas. It would be even better if you could take this same type platform and expand it into other areas."
      AM
      Amit Mittal
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "This is great for anyone or company that deals with visual projects. IT speeds up turn around time. I wish there was something like this for projects that are not in the visual areas. It would be even better if you could take this same type platform and expand it into other areas."
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      Nathan Price
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "This product has proven to be a valuable asset for our design team. It has streamlined the communication process immensely. The learning curve is minimal, and the cost - results ration is excellent."
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      Thomas Thompson
      Written on September 26, 2017
      "GoVisually was supposed to help my team collaborate on projects. Turns out all we got was a headache. We spent more time trying to get it to work properly than we did getting out work one. Stay away."
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      Brian Fuller
      Written on January 14, 2017
      "If you need some online collaboration tools, GoVisually is perfect for you. It's easy to use and understand."
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      Kenneth Lopez
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "Sometimes I want to communicate with my colleagues and team members on a project at work, but it's difficult when we are in different departments or one person isn't at work that day. Zendesk has made it extremely easy to communicate with my team members and relay information reliably and accurately."
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      Kenneth Lopez
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "Sometimes I want to communicate with my colleagues and team members on a project at work, but it's difficult when we are in different departments or one person isn't at work that day. Zendesk has made it extremely easy to communicate with my team members and relay information reliably and accurately."
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      Frank Walker
      Written on April 3, 2017
      "they have the best Support team of this app they resolve each issue within 6 hours. App has everything essential feature. it is an online live chat software loved and trusted by enterprises and small business worldwide.new updates come early and really improved app over time"
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      Juan Schultz
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "Zendesk chat provides a medium for companies to assist their customers in a convenient chat environment. Use Zendesk to troubleshoot, confirm orders, or just say hi to anyone you'd like."
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      William Pierce
      Written on September 26, 2017
      "Not very good at collaborating anything. Full of bugs and frequently crashes."
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      Jordan Cooper
      Written on March 27, 2017
      "As someone who is self-employed, and hires people to help with my work, I was looking for something that would help me keep track of the multiple projects I have on the go. Zoho lets me see how everyone is getting along on the project, and if there is a problem, someone can just comment and let everyone know what's up. The interface is easy to use and, whilst it can take a while to get to grips with, there's a lot of different useful functions that you can utilise to make sure everyone is up-to-date on everything."
      JC
      Jordan Cooper
      Written on March 27, 2017
      "As someone who is self-employed, and hires people to help with my work, I was looking for something that would help me keep track of the multiple projects I have on the go. Zoho lets me see how everyone is getting along on the project, and if there is a problem, someone can just comment and let everyone know what's up. The interface is easy to use and, whilst it can take a while to get to grips with, there's a lot of different useful functions that you can utilise to make sure everyone is up-to-date on everything."
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      Lori Salazar
      Written on September 26, 2017
      "I am looking for the best online collaboration tool. I found Zoho Projects and do not recommend it at all. First of all, the app is ugly and very buggy. The features are lacking and it isn't intuitive at all to use. I hate the options on the app and the fact that it's always crashing after the latest update. The features are very limited, too. I do not recommend it."
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      Wei Hu
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "This app is a great way to manage projects. As a project management professional that day to day struggles of keeping projects organized & on track is a constant battle. Zoho Projects is easy to use & allows you to visualize open tasks."
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      Sean Hamilton
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "As far as collaboration tools go, I believe Zoho is a good concept that needs some work. It does provide what is explained, but I feel that there are many more apps out there that do much more and are easier to use."
    12. #15
      Invision
      Software

      Other Platform, iOS, Android

      Free - /month. Free trial available.

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      Gerald Knight
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "Their home website alone should sell you or not, as they use the very website design they offer with Invision. There is some debate out there over what to use to design your site, but in the end it depends on what you want your site to look like. Take a look at their examples and see if it's right for you, but I enjoy the dynamic videos, curved corners, and sliding pop-up aesthetics! It's definitely a few leaps forward from WordPress, which is what I used to build my first site."
      GK
      Gerald Knight
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "Their home website alone should sell you or not, as they use the very website design they offer with Invision. There is some debate out there over what to use to design your site, but in the end it depends on what you want your site to look like. Take a look at their examples and see if it's right for you, but I enjoy the dynamic videos, curved corners, and sliding pop-up aesthetics! It's definitely a few leaps forward from WordPress, which is what I used to build my first site."
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      Joe Sims
      Written on May 6, 2017
      "When our team decided to try Invision, you know there were skeptics. I mean, another online collaboration site? Well, we started with Invision on a Friday morning. Seamless and intuitive are the first words that come to mind. Everyone eased right into the platform and, before you could turn around, it was Happy Hour time! Yeah, Invision really did remove a lot of barriers to our collaborative work. Don't wait to check it out."
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      Gary Garcia
      Written on April 11, 2017
      "This is a good solution, as it is a program design to help people online to collaborate and accomplish a task together. Looking at the link it shows the program and fits most of the criteria that the person who was looking for the solution wanted."
      JW
      Justin Woods
      Written on November 23, 2017
      "We tried Invision to get our team on the same track, but using the software is more work than the work we were trying to plan. It seems like a good idea, but didn't really work out."
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      Pamela Wong
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "Invision is an online collaboration tool. It has a work flow platform with digital designs and teaches you to understand collaborations."
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      Mary Stone
      Written on November 15, 2017
      "It doesn't update well after some stuff is marked off. It needs a better server."

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    Summary

    Best online collaboration tools
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Dropbox Apps 389 Paid
    2 Slack Apps 296 Free
    3 iCloud Software 291 Free
    4 Trello Apps 276 Free
    5 Asana Apps 223 Free
    6 Basecamp Websites 201 Paid
    7 Podio Websites 155 Paid
    8 Appear.in Websites 150 Free
    9 HipChat Software 145 Free
    10 Leankit Websites 71 Paid
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