The best collaboration tools worth trying


There are a lot of ways to collaborate with your colleagues and friends around the globe. From using email to SMS to the slightly more advanced online chat … many tools are free and easy to use. But what happens when you need a more high-powered set of tools to keep up with others? That’s when it’s time to call in some of the best collaboration tools that are being used by businesses and organizations around the world.

The Best Collaboration Tools: Our Selection Criteria

So what does it take to make the cut, you ask? Quite simply, we think it’s important to know how each of these tools works and why it’s included in this list. We’ve tested out each one over a period of at least a week (usually longer) and have based our decision on how well each tool stood up to our requirements, future planned improvements, overall usability, cost, and knowledge-base. In other words, we want to ensure that each of these collaboration tools is going to be around next week, month, and year.

Think we missed a useful tool that is going to change how you work? Share your favorites down in the comments and we’ll be sure to update the list!

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Jeff Dunn is an education and technology lover who has worked in far too many industries to count. Okay, like maybe 5 or 6. Jeff can indeed count that high but it's not recommended. Jeff also likes to write bios in the third-person.
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