Not working with each other is what it used to be. Now you need to be in the same room, conference room or even in the same time zone, so that you can work close to your colleagues. This is the result of a set of excellent collaboration tools for our devices that are always connected. Now one can communicate, plan, organize, edit documents with colleagues regardless of where they are physically.
In fact, you don't even need a computer for this – with the right set of mobile apps, you can have a good collaborative portfolio in your pocket, which you can pick up anytime, anywhere.
Our American sister-site, Computerworld, has dived deep into the sea of Android apps (most work well with IOS too) for different aspects of collaboration, t or co-operate as it is commonly known in international contexts and find the following: t
Collaborate with documents: Google Docs and Microsoft Word.
For many years, Microsoft neglected Android, and it had app offerings that vary within the range "rarely can be used" to "not exist at all", but 2019 is this story . Microsoft Word for Android is a "pleasure to use" and the editing system for multiple users is "as smooth as it can be," says Computerworld.
This means that Microsoft Word can now be matched with Google Docs, which has always focused on collaboration, and continues to be an excellent example of simple multi-user support.
The real question is which app you prefer and which ecosystem best meets your professional needs.
Collaborate with email: Spark.
Email is an area where group co-operation is often required and yet it has been difficult to find flexible solutions. If you want a colleague's input on an email message, it often happens that you send it back and forth, edit in another program and then cut it in a new message again.
The company behind the Spark app thought it had to be a smoother way – and it did.
The Spark app makes it easier to chat to colleagues about email along the message itself. You will have an internal chat system that lives inside the inbox.
Spark is a very popular email management app that initially targeted the IOS platform but is now available for Android.
Collaboration on notes: Evernote.
This is an app that makes it easy to share notes with anyone, and then get control over the asset they should have – one that they can watch, edit or edit, or can invite additional people to work together. However, it requires you to share the notes with their own Evernote account, which is not as obvious as a Microsoft or Google account. But if you use Evernote across the group, it's not a problem (the app also gives you a chance to create a reading link that just doesn't need an account). It is also easy to add files, emails and web pages to the notes.
Collaboration on projects: Trello.
If you need to work with others to organize ideas or follow project development, the Trello app is for you. It's working as a digital bulletin board that helps you keep track of projects and organize them. You can create a bulletin board for each project and then complete it with lists and cards which can include text, files or pictures. In each card, colleagues can write comments, ideas or ideas.
Chat with your group: Slack.
This presentation is almost unnecessary. Slack is the main communications service for companies and groups, a simple and stable service with a lot of support for third party applications. It 's based on channels that the participants can create and chatting, but there are also instant messages to communicate with individuals.
To share files seamlessly: Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft Onedrive.
Slack, Trello and Evernote have their own integrated file sharing functions – but if the group has other needs, there are plenty of options. Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft Onedrive have simple features to share individual files or whole folders. You can create separate links that let others download the information in question or let registered users access both data and upload their own links.
Coordinate your calendars. Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook.
The Google and Microsoft Outlook calendar does a commendable job of supporting shared calendars to coordinate colleagues. The biggest difference is all app ecosystems and Microsoft's service is part of their wider email application.
Collaborate with each other using whiteboard boards. Interactive Whiteboard.
Sometimes a picture says more than a thousand words, and if you need a shared visual space to work remotely, the Liveboard Interactive Living Board can be an app to try. Your white white surface is on your screen, you send a private link to the one you want to invite – and then they can take part and interact with this virtual whiteboard in real time. Together you can create charts, sketch ideas or what you usually use to use a physical whiteboard.
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