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team collaboration
21 Aug 2018
The 9 Slack Alternatives to Choose From
Business, irrespective of size, must ensure to have a platform for fast and secure information flow among the employees. At the same time, it should be easy to operate as well as easy on purse strings.   A team collaboration app must cater to all such requirements of the business. The competition has ensured that, precisely for the user community,  with several Slack alternatives coming up with more niche features and functionalities.   Free Slack Alternatives Tools   1. Yammer 2. Troop Messenger 3. Fleep 4. Flock 5. Ryver 6. Quip 7. Workzone 8. Hive 9. Jandi     The other day I overheard two geeks at a coffee house discussing animatedly.   The din of the place toned it down to a hush, but the palpable surprise on the face of one was too loud to miss. The topic was workplace communication (what a place to discuss!) and the guy was surprised for the other had not heard of Slack – the team collaboration app- at all. Now, that to me, sums up the reach of this 5-year old collaborative messaging app.   Ever since Slack has hit the market, it only remained at one place -the TOP.   Its sensational entry, timing, and features (too) have catapulted it into the boardrooms of thousands of business entities world over. What it did was to ensure that the messaging needs of the business are met with on a single platform. In a way, it’s a single tool with multiple functionalities which was lapped up by business with glee.   Much water has flown under the bridge since the onset of Slack in the business chat app scenario. Several startups and fledgling ITeS entities ventured into this nascent arena full with niche features to tap a part of this fast expanding market.   Eventually, these and many more, have come to pitch themselves as good Slack alternatives, providing variety and economical options for the user community.   We list below as the top 9 Slack alternatives for you to take an informed decision in choosing one for your entity. Take a look:   Yammer     Want to “Work smarter, work together”? Then Yammer is your choice. This collaborative chat software is much more than a mere office chat app. It provides for collaboration in a community to share ideas and solve problems in half the time.   Among other things, a Yammer user can Join and create groups relevant to your work and interests.   Top Features   Get answers to questions even when not sure whom to ask. Safely collaborate with contractors, customers or sister companies. Keep docs, photos, and videos in context by adding them to conversations. Stay connected with Yammer’s iOS or Android mobile app. After Microsoft acquired Yammer, the prices have been revised down from $15 to $3 per user per month.   Troop Messenger     Troop Messenger says “Team Collaboration like never before” – a very assuring one for team and project managers. It for sure has a golden pot to offer in terms of features, security, ease of use and pricing. One of the latest entrants on to the scene, yet satisfied the expectations of clients in providing the features that are needed for a business messenger application; which is they have been listed in one of the preeminent product listing site, "Capterra."   Effective communication is the key to corporate success. And taking the significance of flawless interaction in the business world,   Troop Messenger - a slack alternative has been designed feature-packed. Amazing feature implementation coupled with high-end security makes Troop messenger look taller in the corresponding market and with a business identity; this encrypted group chat app is apt to take your business communication to the next level.    Top Features    Secure Login Unlimited Messages History Multiple Domain merging Video Conferencing* Screen Sharing /Controlling Jumper * Burnout* Broad Casting* Data Record Dedicated Account Manager     Fleep   “Take Fleep with you, everywhere you go”   Well, this is not what I am saying, but the creator of Fleep! Well, this is an open source software developed for ultimate project communication. Billed as one of the easiest to use apps of this genre, Fleep is pretty straightforward and on top of it has no ads to distract.   Fleep users can Create, assign, search and track tasks with Fleep’s native task management tool Pin important messages to the side of each conversation so everyone can see and edit them.   Meeting notes, important links, contact details etc. Find all shared photos and files in the conversation’s file drawer on the side tab, next to each conversation flow. It is more like Mattermost though.   Just check someone’s profile to see when they were last active. Make audio-video calls and share the screen for faster working Seamlessly integrate to create easy to follow notification feeds so that all the important stuff is together in one place.   Top Features   Unlimited conversations 100 GB file storage Document/file sharing Native apps User account management Premium conversations  Flock     " Flock is free for as long as you want”   That is the flagship announcement from Flock, which has multiple unique features, Github integration being the leader of the pack. Users can collaborate on to one to one basis as well as make and receive group audio/video calls in a jiff. It is cloud-based and is hosted by Amazon Web Services.   The data security is ensured by up to date technology of TLS 1.2 encryption. Flock offers three different types of plans for users to suit various segments of customers.   Top Features   20GBfile storage per licensed user Enhanced admin controls Dedicated support   RYVER   Ryver is another ideal team communication and team management app which combines the best of team communication tools with an intuitive task manager. It allows putting “All your team communication in one place."    It is a one-stop solution that is designed solely to eradicate the usage of multiple applications and email for internal communication. They made the platform simple, reliable, and effective. Ryver’s Task Manager is “where Conversations Take Action” – claims the app.  The features are very well developed to ensure seamless communication and follow up.   Some of the best has been mentioned below:   Top Features   Every Private Team and every Open Forum can have a task board. Each Ryver user gets their own personal task board that only he or she can see. Add detailed checklists to each task. Create a different set of Tasks for each team. No limit on the number of teams or the number of tasks. Assign tasks to one or more team members, set deadlines and be alerted as deadlines approach. Keep your teams on track at all times.     Quip     Quip comes along with a full-suite collaboration software to make things easy for users. It facilitates to “get more done with your team every day” by combining documents, spreadsheets, checklists, and team chat in one place.   Founded in 2013 by two “super nerds” - Bret Taylor and Kevin Gibbs – Quip was absorbed by Salesforce in 2016.   Quip combines teamwork and communication in one central hub that is accessible across devices. It is also one of the strongest Microsoft Teams alternatives. It cuts down the time lag in communication and collaboration, thereby increasing team productivity.    Top Features   UNLIMITED DOCS AND SLIDES + LIVE APPS* SECURE MOBILE COLLABORATION INTEGRATIONS, SUPPORT AND MORE RELIABLE CLOUD-DELIVERED TEAMWORK SPREADSHEETS FOR TEAMS     WorkZone     This is one among the top chat and project management apps around in the market. Around since early 2000, Workzone has carved a niche for itself among users for the sheer ease of use and efficient design. Apart from the outstanding features, WorkZone is known for its amazing customer service.   Every single feature is vetted for real-world use because project management is not complicated than it needs to be. There’s nothing you can’t do with Workzone as far as project management is concerned. Why settle for less?   Top Features   Visibility across organization Easy and Secure file sharing Personal to-do lists and automatic reminder emails   Hive     As a team collaboration tool, Hive provides the best flexibility to users to plan their project tracking and presenting. This is more of a project management tool than a business chat app. While chat can be incidental, the main focus is on tracking and managing project status to provide a summary views to combine several projects and view the big picture. It enables easy task assignment to team members.    However, Hive has a higher price belt and has no free Plan. It offers just two types of plans, making it less accessible for small and medium enterprises. But, both the plans have a 14-day free trial offer.    Top Features   Attaching files Creating subtasks Setting dependencies  Creating personal to-do-lists     JANDI   Jandi is a teamwork collaboration tool for the smoother workflow. It provides for convenient communication, file sharing, and quick feedback checks. It effectively replaces the email client with its easy features such as   Top Features   Chat Rooms for different teams, locations and topics. Easy search filters for quick access Enhanced Admin controls Faster and reliable integration of diverse services Foolproof protocols to ensure data security Data storage and transfer through AWS   Conclusion:  Apart from these top-notch apps, there are several more available, both in the free zone as well as paid plans. The wide range of options presents a fair degree of flexibility for users to choose.   However, it can also make it tough to take a call. Nevertheless, these alternatives give a good bird's eye view of the various options, features on affordable terms. Make your choice!   Disclaimer:  The aim of the article is to be informative. We intend users take an informed decision for an effective and productive experience. The comparison shown in the blog is only towards that end and has no intention of pitting one against the other team collaboration app brands. Readers are advised to consult and confirm from the respective service providers regarding details of features, prices and their policies before utilising any of their services.
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troop messenger
06 Dec 2018
Experience the Next-Level Customer Support with Troop Messenger
Hello again! Your presence on this page implies that you’re really keen on giving your troop the best-in-class business chat app in the form of Troop Messenger!   Let’s not waste more of your precious time and talk business. By now we hope that you have a fair idea of the basic features of the Troop Messenger.   Today we’ll discuss its excellent customer support service.   The FAQ Section : Any decent company that develops top-notch software should definitely have a webpage where it has answers to all Frequently Asked Questions by the user. The number of questions in that section shows the company’s research and thoughtfulness in developing the software. Troop Messenger’s FAQ section is an example. Just visit their website and you can see for yourself. It has 5 sections :   App General FAQ’s, which answers almost all your generic questions about Troop Messenger  App Features, which gives an overview of all the features of the app including the ones that are under development Group, which answers a wide range of questions when it comes to creating Troop Messenger group Data Privacy, which addresses the vast majority of your questions about Troop Messenger’s measures for data privacy Desktop Features, which talks about the features of Troop Messenger’s desktop version.   If you can afford some time to go through the aforementioned FAQ sections, you will amass a wealth of knowledge about Troop Messenger. If you’re one of those who loves a prelude to a story, please feel free to visit this page.   Free Email, Chat, and Voice Support : Troop Messenger provides one of the best technical support in the industry. With its 24x7 support team, organizations don’t have to worry about a downtime anymore. You can contact its technical team by sending an email or by simply picking up your phone and calling them. (Go to its support site to learn more.)   Feedback : Besides its support in the form of email and voice, Troop Messenger also offers its users to share their feedback. Currently, this feature is available only on the mobile app. To send a feedback to the developers of Troop Messenger, click on the top right corner of your screen where see three dots. From the drop-down menu, select “Feedback”.   You will see a window that will ask you to choose a type, which has four options: Bug, Feature, Suggestions, and Other. Select the type that best describes your feedback. Then type your concern or problem and click on the send button. You can also upload an image of your problem for a better understanding of Troop Messenger’s support team.   That’s all for now! But do visit the page again for more features about Troop Messenger. And don’t forget to share your feedback about Troop Messenger with us.
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slack vs x’ series
24 Nov 2018
Microsoft Teams Vs Slack: How they are different from each other?
 As mentioned in our earlier post that we have started crafting down the ‘Slack vs X’ series of articles to let users know the existing collaboration software and making it easier to discover the best outfit. At this moment, we are decoding the dissimilarities between Slack and Microsoft Teams, which are poles apart in their strengths and weakness. Since the advent of team collaboration software, Slack has been acknowledged as the cool kid. He delivers things in his way with a fancy interface and unique combination of features. Well, keeping analogies on the couch, team chat applications have waved goodbye to the internal email structure and phone calls at the organizations.   Table of Contents   Pricing GettingStarted Layout Messaging Notifications Video and Audio Calls Integrations Support Search   So, without further ado, here we go:   Pricing - Which Application Breaks the Bank? Your greenbacks go more for Teams than Slack. Yes, it is true. For those who are unfamiliar, Teams did not have a Freemium version like Slack; but in July Microsoft has announced that a new grade of Teams is available at no cost in order to stand in the Slack competitor bar. Now, since both the applications come with Freemium editions, the ball is in your court - whether to upgrade or not.   Slack Microsoft Teams $8 per person $6 per person   The pricing for Microsoft Teams starts at $6 per person if you remunerate monthly with which you can obtain Office 365 Business Essentials account that incorporates several Microsoft services such as OneDrive, Skype, Exchange, and SharePoint. And the next edition come on the scene with $15 per person for a month. Along with the aforementioned features, it provides Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and Teams.   The pricing for Slack starts at $8 per person if you pay monthly and you get Slack alone. It does not compose of any paid-worthy feature such as single sign-on option, accurate uptime, administrations benefits, etcetera. Those expect extra bucks from your pocket which makes the bill oversized.   Upon taking into account the costings of both the applications, Slack charges almost the same without an involvement of business services. That being said, you are devoting to a huge package of services when you purchase a Microsoft package. And, both the applications offers enterprise-grade plans if you want to check out.   On a side note, you do not a genie to get magnificent deals. Isn't it? Which is why:    Troop Messenger (we) – a unified and user-friendly team messagingplatform has made it official that the application is free until March 31st. Just saying!   Getting Started - Which Application Offers Smoother Setup? Well, it is not going to be a smooth road while deploying Microsoft Teams. Making the first move with Teams takes hell lot of time since you are expected to present a set of information such as personal data that includes business email (no cheating, okay?), mobile number, and credit card information(in case of premium version).   However, Slack’s deployment is as smooth as cheesecake. It does not ask you for any credit card or personal information unless and until it is a paid version.   In a nutshell, it took me almost seven minutes of time to deploy Slack whereas almost an hour for Microsoft Teams.   Wait.   For those who are in one hell of a hurry, we have compiled a quick synopsis of the differences between Slack and Microsoft Teams.   Features Slack Microsoft Teams  Price  Free Standard ($6.67/month) Plus ($12.50/month)  Depends on the version Office 365  you purchase  Uploading Files  Multiple 3rd Party Integrations for online file sharing needs  Users can use their One   Drive/SharePoint document libraries for online file sharing needs  Integrations 10 integrations limit in a Free plan, 800+ integrations in paid plans 180+ apps and services (as of July 2018)  Message History Limit 10K messages in a Free plan, unlimited in Standard and Plus plans Unlimited in all plans  Operating Systems Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android Mac, Windows, iOS, Android  Screen Sharing Unavailable in the Free version, available in Standard and Plus versions Available in all plans  Audio/Video Calls Available Available (powered by Skype for Business)  Search Capabilities Can search messages and text within the files Can search messages, people, and files  File Storage Limit Free plan: 5GB file storage for a team Standard plan: 10GB per user Plus plan: 20GB per user Free plan: 2 GB/user and 10GB of shared storage Paid plans: 1 TB per organization       Layout - Which Application Gives Comfort Over Chaos? The layout of these applications appears like they have been cut from the same cloth. Like every team collaboration software, a left rail consists of channels or groups, conversations, tasks, and anything you have pinned to the top. The nucleus part concentrates on the details of the chosen conversation. And the right rail is subjective. For instance, Troop Messenger focused on the information that is one more layer deep such as filters, screen sharing and other contents of a conversation.   It has to be understood that both are having a small vertical dashboard for conversations, contacts, and channels. Coming to Slack, it is busy as the bee. It is visually intense with eight customized themes giving end users a chance to alter the dashboard of their workspace as they want.   Furthermore, if you are a member of numerous workspaces, you can choose a different theme for each workspace giving you a crystal clear workflow.   And Microsoft Teams does not short your expectations either. It gives you even more command over conversations with the help of personalized tabs.   Speaking technical, MT has an additional vertical that consists of tabs like Teams, Chat, Files, Meetings, and Activity.    Now, it is your turn.    Messaging - Which Application Made it a Cakewalk?   Both the applications offer instant messaging in one-to-one and groups/channels versions. These two applications have likewise messaging features such as supporting and sharing all types of media, editing, deleting, mentioning any member (in case of a channel) with @, threading etcetera.   By any chance of speaking about differences, Microsoft Teams holds the cup with advanced designing tools within its messenger such as the possibility of changing the font color.   Similar to WhatsApp, Teams also supports the feature of emoticon search. To elaborate more, when you are in a dilemma of which emoji to pick out, you can simply type the name of it and Teams get it for you. Also to messages, Slack permits you to reach with smileys whereas MT has limited it to Like (thumbs up) symbol.   Wrapping up, I would say that both Slack and Microsoft Teams have exceptional messaging features.   Notifications - Which Application is legend-ary? Since notifications is a significant feature in business messaging applications where end-users gets decided whether to halt or continue.   Speaking of these two, I would say that Slack has star-studded features in customizing the notifications. You can set up the alerts of your preferred keywords, you can set you to personalize your notifications in terms of Do Not Disturb for a predetermined time or you never want to hear from that person or channel at any point.   Slack even allows you to set distinct preferences for mobile and desktop versions.   In Slack, users can update the status automatically if you are going for a meeting or lunch or just taking a quick nap. When it comes to Microsoft Teams, the settings are umm, a bit feeble. You cannot customize channel notifications i.e., the settings are applied to all channels; you cannot personalize for one particular channel leaving the rest as active.   Also, Teams has provided only four options such as busy, available, away, and Do Not Disturb. Whereas in Slack, you can update the status as what you want. You can include text, image, emoticon and many more.   For instance, if you are on vacation, chillin’ in the beach, you can keep the status as clinking beer mugs followed by a text up to January 3rd.   Isn’t it legend-ary!? You tell me, please.   Video and Audio Calls - Which Application Offers Crystal Clear Outlook?     I have tested both the tools with my fellow workers in the office and we had a bit leisure doing this. It is a known fact that post the purchase of Skype, Microsoft has been producing new facets to the web or video conference in the business world.   Everything Microsoft works on responsive calling appears on Teams simultaneously. You can hold audio and video calls, web conferences within the house or offshore.   In addition, Skype has a built-in broadcasting feature where you can host a one-day meeting with almost 10, 000 other participants where Slack of it. You can even switch from a video call to instant messaging with just a button.   Besides that, Teams has an inbuilt feature of recording the call. And that recording will come into view of your chat feed once you are done with the discussion.   Teams is over Slack in video calling because you can only have one-on-one calls with a free plan and the group call head-count is limited to 15 whereas Slack has drawn a line at 80.   Integrations - Which Application is On Good Terms With All?     It goes without saying that Microsoft Teams is integrated with Office 365 apps where you would not find any issue in adding third-party services and Tools like Trello.   Although MT has a total of 180+ integrations while Slack has gone a long way in providing 800+ external integration systems.   Support - Which Application has a Better Helping Hands?     Let us assume that I want to make some X as an admin but I do not know how to do it. So, where should I look for? Looking left and right give any assistance? No, right?   Under these circumstances, Slack and Microsoft Teams both have decided to help you me out in their own way. In MT, the usual way to get help is through T-Bot. It pops up in your dashboard the moment you sign in. As you want to make X as admin, you can type as “make admin” in a message box and it fetches you the instructions of how to get it done.   In Slack, the simplest and flexible way to get help is to consult Slack’s Help Centre. I have to admit that Slack is few steps ahead in saving time and resolving the issue. When you just type the phrase “admin” the bot results the recommendations such as “how to remove Y as admin,” “how to make Y as admin” and much more.   End of the day, I believe that Google can obtain you the fast and accurate answers than in-built help centers of Slack and MT. Huh!   Search - Which Application says ‘try me?’     Sharing and exchanging files all-day long is one of the core activities in an employee life. Let it be of any format. In Slack, you can easily look through messages the files. It even allows you to search for the content that exists within the bounds of a file. So I decided to make sure of it.   I shared a user guide of 5000+ words with my colleague long ago in PDF format. I just typed the phrase “run user” to examine whether it would work or not. And guess what, it did! And why to leave MT behind? I tried the same thing with Teams and it provided me the accurate results too.   So, now - it is the time for the verdict: On the whole, Microsoft Teams is the finest application if you are possessing Business account already and you work more on Office 365 integrated applications. Slack is your way to go if you are looking for an adaptable and ardent interface that offers you a Freemium version and has some of the best third-party apps in the store.   Let us know in the comments section below if we had missed anything.  
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slack vs x’ series
31 Oct 2018
Discord vs Slack - Which team communication tool is the best?
Heads up! I am not a winner winner chicken dinner type.   First things first, Slack is a commercial choice for businesses while Discord is for the gaming community. And we cannot compare fish with a bird.   Comparing software belonging to different genres is akin to comparing a baseball player with a tennis player – both are players for sure, but the similarity ends there. I have hands-on experience in both the domains but I am no gamer. I cannot play Pubg for hours sitting happily on the couch. Luckily, my friends and colleagues at work feel like they are living while they are just playing the games on mobile. So they have assisted me in writing this blog post. We have recently started this ‘Slack vs X’ race to actually let users know the existing software tools and make it easier to find the best according to their services.   Slack is a team communication and collaboration tool designed based on cloud technology. It is an acronym for “Search Log of All Conversation and Knowledge.”   Whereas Discord is a freeware (software that is available free of charge) Voice over Internet Protocol(VoIP) that is developed for the communication in between the communities and the gaming teams.   Keep on reading to understand how Slack and Discord are different from one another :   Concept : Slack’s primary drift is towards business whereas Discord is running to become a meaningful platform for the gaming community.   Still, the gamers can just hang out in Slack.   They are much alike. Both are chat software with a comparable interface where the team communication is segregated into channels. However, the key difference is their end users a.k.a - target audience.   Interface : Discord maintains a similar interface like Slack. Nonetheless, I believe that Slack has done a better job in maintaining a simple user interface and organizing its features on the left panel such as channels, quick conversations, and the integrated applications.   On the other hand, the Discord interface is not a cakewalk for the beginners. Users would require some time to get used to the interface as the channels and direct conversations are placed under multiple menu tabs.   Users can personalize the color scheme of the interface to either light or dark in Discord; whereas in Slack, it is only the left panel with contacts is customizable. They have provided the eight color options to choose.   They have provided eight color options to choose   And if you are a techie, you can customize the entire pattern with custom Cascading Style Sheets(CSS). Upon making the certain changes for the CSS file of the desktop application or the widgets in Slack, you can mold the interface as you want.   All in all, Slack is not a simple collaboration platform and I personally think that it gets more and more suffused with diverse features each year passing   As I disclosed earlier,   I have used both the applications, it took me almost 5-10 minutes in understanding where I can actually change my color scheme.   With the beat,   when I used Discord, I instantly found what I want despite the fact it is designed for gamers. Additionally, once you are done with the account setup in Discord, you are on the loose to join and leave different servers.   But, you have to go through the complete boarding process in Slack to get added to any other team. End of the day even after this struggle of joining, navigation is as smooth as between the servers in Discord.   Conversations : Chats or conversations in Slack are arranged in public, private and direct messages modes; when in fact Discord has branched out the channels into text and voice.   However, the channels setting in Discord are so improvised as you can even set up the roles and permission to any other member in the group or channel.   While in channels, limit of the members in a channel is really a big deal for gamers.   Even though Slack has never made an official announcement of the official limit of members in a group, many users have got a message that ‘you have reached the maximum number of users.’ Later the number has been prolonged but nobody proceeded to discover it out.   At the exact moment, Discord has officially declared their 5000 online concurrent users limit in a channel.   Notifications : Notifications are a preeminent element in every messaging service or chat tool.   No user like to get annoyed every minute with a popup. It would be ideal to keep a tab on such popups without missing the important developments.   As luck would have it, Slack provides an in-depth control over all sorts of data or information as there is a whole page of Notification Preferences.   A user could set up his/her own keyword notification for a particular channel without poking out the other options.   Also, Discord notification settings did not disappoint me either. You can let a robot narrate notification for you and I found it to be pretty impressive which definitely be a good option for gamers. But you cannot alter the notifications of direct messages like Slack.   Integrations : Slack is a conquering hero when it comes to the integration of third-party software.   You can connect freaking 800+ applications. Since Slack is primarily designed to cater to the businesses, it integrates with many tools the companies usually use at work.    Discord cannot get in touch with your applications at work. Instead, you can amalgamate it with your games. Thank the developers for Rich Presence feature.   File Sharing : Obviously as messengers, both Slack and Discord allows users to share files. Discord has limited the size of 8MB but you can upgrade it to the Nitro paid plan and prolong the limit to 50MB.   Simultaneously, Slack limited the file upload of 1GB but you cannot embrace the files forever. Yep!   The storage space is 5GB per a user in free plan and it goes up to 10 GB in a premium version.   At the same time, Discord offers unlimited message and file history which seems commendable; especially when you want a constant access to all the files exchanged.   But see, here is the twist.   With 8MB, Discord lets you upload but you really would not share much. It acted so smartly in providing the endless storage space with a strict file upload limit.   File Search : If you are someone who shares files all day long and want to find you have sent a week ago, go with Slack. Do not look back. It not only allows the users the files they have uploaded but also from the files user has shared in a channel. Provided, if you are a person like me who often forgets the name of the document, you can even search within the document which is awwwsome.   Alas, I did not find this in Discord. After all, Slack is for business while Discord is for gamers.     Well, as all is said and done, I will keep it short. Both Slack and Discord are amazing tools. Each software is developed for its purpose. A large number of integrations, smart search filters, and the emphasis on the text communication has made Slack the one for businesses as a team collaboration tool. On the other hand, the voice communication and integrations with other famous games have made Discord a social network.   End of the day, the choice is yours. The choice of a team tool should depend on the objectives.   If you are still wondering where to go, Switch to Troop Messenger   Disclaimer: Considering the plethora of team collaboration software out there, we have started this marathon of comparing software products with one another after using them in our own team. So, as a result, we have crafted this article that inspects the perks, pitfalls, information, and features about the product in a succinct way.  
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troop messenger
23 Nov 2018
Troop Messenger — A highly Secured Employee Communication App
We have already emphasized the importance of instant communication and discussed some of the basic features of Troop Messenger in that context. (Read our article Connect with Your “Team” with the Latest Troop Messenger for more details.)   While team collaboration through communication evidently is essential for businesses, doing it securely is a necessity.   Table of Contents   1. Encryption 2. PIN 3. Finger Print 4. Activity Monitor    Troop Messenger, therefore, offers you state-of-the-art security features that protect your data from cybercriminals.   Encryption  With the advance of numerous online frauds and security breaches, any online exchange of information calls for the security and privacy of the transmitted data, as any weakness in security could be disastrous for a business.   The new-age business chat app Troop Messenger uses Server-Side Encryption (SSE) to keep your data secure and confidential. The benefit of SSE is that along with maintaining the isolation of your data, it also limits the complexity of the environment.   PIN Troop Messenger gives you an option to save yourself from the trouble of signing-in on your mobile device with your user ID and password every time. It lets you sign in using a 4-digit personal identification number (PIN).   The PIN is not only easier to remember as compared to an alphanumeric password but is also a faster way to sign in. To enable it, you can go to your profile settings and select security and set your PIN.   Finger Print  Troop Messenger is a one-of-a-kind team chat app that provides you the latest and secure ways to sign in on your mobile device. If you prefer to not use a PIN but a more secure and easier way to sign in to your mobile device, do that by using your fingerprint. To enable it, click on the menu option on the top left corner of your screen.   Then go to Profile and select Security. If your device has a fingerprint scanner, it will show the corresponding option. Once you have selected the fingerprint option, keep your finger on the fingerprint sensor (on your mobile device) and click on “Confirm” when prompted. You can now use your fingerprint to access the app on your mobile device.   Activity Monitor  Troop Messenger is certainly an innovator when it comes to security features and this can be realized by exploring its activity monitor. If you go to your profile settings and click on the tab labeled “Activity,” you can see all those devices that are currently signed in to Troop Messenger with your ID.   You can log off from any suspicious devices by clicking on the icon that looks like a box with an arrow and you are logged out from that device. If you want to log out of all devices, just click on the tab and you’re done. Besides that, the activity monitor also lets you view your usage details such as the number of messages, images, videos, files, and space utilized.   There are many more salient features that we will share with you in various articles. Until then, share your feedback about Troop Messenger with us.      
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troop messenger
24 Nov 2018
Troop Messenger : The Potential Game-Changing Team Chat App
I mean chats and businesses are not even in the same league. Chats are supposed to be the fun way of interacting with people.   Business on the other hand is … let’s just say essential for this world to exist the way we know it. For all those who think that business chats can’t be fun or effective, the developers of Troop Messenger have an answer that proves them wrong.   This team chat app incorporates all the fun of an instant messenger and at the same time addresses the concerns that a business might have.   Well before : we proceed further, we’d like to emphasize the fact that has been foretold by many scholars — communication and collaboration are pillars of success for an organization.   Troop Messenger bears these essentials in its soul and brings you a load of features that not only help in keeping the communication and collaboration effective but also address the security concerns of an organization.   Off late there has been a debate that messaging at an office isn’t very beneficial. Advocates of this ideology have provided very reasonable arguments that it makes employees indulge in gossip and often communicate with people outside their organization. They also point out the amount of time that is wasted on searching for files in the instant messenger along with the effort it takes to clear up the history so that employees don’t run out of space on their devices.   While some of those concerns might be genuine, studies have shown that instant messaging is actually a faster way to get a work done especially when it comes to collaboration and is, therefore, more productive. More importantly, when there is team chat app such as Troop Messenger, it makes team collaboration more effective.   It has many remarkable features that make it a next-generation app. This app is not only compatible with a wide range of operating systems but also takes much lesser space to install.   It provides a server-side security for higher data protection. Although it allows multi-tenancy, the companies that use Troop Messenger can be assured that the data of each individual is kept separately. It has a massive storage size of up to 1 TB so users don’t have to worry about running out of space.   With such massive storage, the chat history can be pretty humungous and can lead to many issues. It makes searching for information or files one of the many dreadful tasks. Troop Messenger addresses those concerns by making its chat history completely searchable and also allows some data filters that can be used to search files in the chat history by their type.   It has an interesting feature called self-messaging that allows users to send ideas that they want to share with anyone. It lets employees communicate with users who are part of their organization and restricts them from contacting those outside the organization.   Its group chat has features of administrators as well as moderators that make the collaboration of a work over instant messenger more effective.   Features such as the ones mentioned here make the Troop Messenger one of the potential game CHANGERS.  
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