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Communication, the human connection, is the key to personal and career success. It has been decades and email continues to be the primary vehicle for business communication, not even instant messaging could shift it from its perch. But the rise of mobile devices and applications has seen demand for an evolution.
This new platform integration means a game changer in the world of marketing collaboration. They let you communicate and work on tasks with your co-workers in real-time, regardless of where you happen to be. You don’t even have to own a business – perhaps you’re a freelancer.
But which tools should you use?
 

 1. Slack

A collaboration tool which needs no introduction

Platforms: Web, Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Features: Drag-and-drop files, on-desktop notifications, group projects
Video calls: Yes
Integrations: Dropbox, Google Docs, Box
Free trial: Free version available
Slack is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services, founded by Stewart Butterfield. Slack began as an internal tool used by their company, Tiny Speck, in the development of Glitch, a now-defunct online game.

 2. Zillable

Make Work and Innovation Happen

Platforms: Cloud, SaaS, Web, Mobile – Android Native, Mobile – iOS Native
Features: Drag-and-drop boards, on-desktop notifications, group ideas(innovation), direct messaging, mind maps, directory, Polls, Tasks, Profile, Bots
Video calls: Yes
Integrations: Dropbox, Box, Appear.in, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Drive, Google Task, Join.me, Microsoft OneDrive
Free trial: Free version available
A powerful, secure, and intuitive collaboration and innovation platform that combines all the productivity and creativity tools your team is already using. It has transparent team messaging, video chat, flexible boards, calendar, real-time document collaboration, cloud storage, note taking and more – in one place. Plus, Zillable’s built on a social framework, so it’s easy to use.

 3. Asana

Organization of tasks
Platforms: Web, iOS, Android
Features: To-do lists, project templates, dashboards
Video calls: Yes | Integrations: Slack, Dropbox, Github
Free trial: Yes
Asana is a web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work. Forrester, Inc. reports that “Asana simplifies team-based work management.

4. Podio

An earlier collaboration tool
Platforms: Web, iOS, Android
Features: File sharing, project tracking
Video calls: No
Integrations: Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Zendesk, Campaign Monitor
Free trial: No
Podio is a cloud-based collaboration service that was founded in 2009 and acquired by Citrix in 2012. Podio supplies a web-based platform for organizing team communication, business processes, data and content in project management workspaces.

5. Ryver

A collaboration freebie
Platforms: Web, Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android
Features: Easy-to-use newsfeed, filters, file sharing
Video calls: No
Integrations: Dropbox, Gmail, Box, Basecamp, Yammer
Free trial: Free product
Ryver is world-class team communication (like Slack) + a powerful Task Manager. Web-based solution that provides all of your team communications in one place: chats, posts, and files.

6. Trello

A board-based project management tool

Platforms: Web, iOS, Android
Features: Create boards and lists, flexible project management
Video calls: No | Integrations: Evernote, GitHub, Google Drive, Slack
Free trial: Free version available
Trello is a web-based project management application originally made by Fog Creek Software in 2011, that was spun out to form the basis of a separate company in 2014 and later sold to Atlassian in January 2017. The company is based in New York City.

7. Flock

A communication-focused Slack alternative
Platforms: Web, iOS, Android
Features: File sharing, group chats
Video calls: Yes
Integrations: Yes
Free trial: Free version available
Flock is a discontinued web browser that specialized in providing social networking and Web 2.0 facilities built into its user interface. 
Do we miss something? What’s the best tool for you? Comment down below.
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