Version Reviewed: 3.4
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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With an increasing number of workplaces being virtual workplaces rather than physical locations, effective team communication apps and services are a big deal for many. Teamchat is one of the more recent inclusions to the field and offers some useful new features.
At its most basic, it’s a typical communication tool. You can easily set up various chats with work colleagues, as well as group conversations for easy browsing. That easy browsing continues with some smart features by the team behind Teamchat.
Utilizing a kind of message threading system that’s reminiscent of Gmail, you can separate content depending on its type and theme. You can just as easily set up a poll or survey, as you can a regular text conversation. That means Teamchat is a very simple app to browse through. Unlike other services where it feels difficult to catch up on any overnight messages you may have missed, Teamchat takes that effort out of things, saving you valuable time. In a particularly large team, that’s going to be a huge deal.
It’s that attention to detail that makes Teamchat an instant hit. You can easily view summarized responses, or you can delve further to learn more into the subject your team is discussing. With all comments stored separately from each other, you’re not going to risk getting confused like you can with other communication apps.
Besides the business practicalities of Teamchat, there are public chats to join too, although these seem to be very quiet and heavily restricted. Being able to create your own in order to discuss business matters would have been convenient, as well as a great insight into what more can be accomplished through the app.
Despite that, as a private communication tool, Teamchat is pretty good. It’s got a tricky time ahead of it, trying to overcome the market share of services such as Slack, but it could be a useful replacement service. It’s impressive how much more productive you can become through message threading.