Bewertet am 24.6.2018
A Twist On Collaborative Communication
Kommentare: I thought that I had seen them all. But something as simple as creating multiple threads within a channel was bright enough to justify the development of yet another tool. It truly does help keep you focused and ignore the noise from the content you seek. Its search features are great with more variables to choose from than one can desire. And it's integration with my favorite To-Do list (ToDoist), this pretty much puts the icing on the cake.
Vorteile: At first glance, Twist looks very familiar to its competitors. But upon closer examination, it has some significant improvements over them. For starters, it has a very sophisticated search engine that goes beyond basic searches in the threaded conversations. With all the power of its competitors, it keeps much of the noise inherent in collaborative communication tools to a very low minimum. How does Twist keep conversations better organized? It uses channels and threads. Unlike competitors who are setup for a long thread in a channel, Twist lets you create channels with multiple threads to isolate relevant conversations into individual threads. This helps cut down on the noise a little and allows you to keep an eye on the thread with more importance. Another cool feature is its integration to their ToDoist product. You can add conversations as To-Do or Tasks in ToDoist right from Twist. Need to integrate with other applications? This is simple, too. Choose from a hand full of their existing application integrations, or Zapier, which adds hundreds more to the list. Twist is very easy to setup and very easy to use. If you have ever used a collaborative communication tool in the past, you got this.
Nachteile: Could not find a Con I could speak on behalf of. With a free test account to start with, all the features known to collaborative communication tools, and a few perks that keeps the noise down... Twist truly has not Cons.
Bewertet am 28.5.2018
Great teamwork product
Vorteile: I am so enthusiastic about Twist, it's really great. The general idea behind it is that it accomplishes what something like Slack does, but it is designed to not get in the way of work actually getting done. The topic threading is extremely well done, and administering a team through it seems very simple and intuitive, from my experience (I've been using it to organize a 3 person team for a couple of months). Twist has focused their design choices on actual productivity, and makes it easy to get back to conversations on your own schedule, without having to be online 24-7 to make sure you didn't miss anything important in a conversation. The search function, in my somewhat limited experience, is extremely good and useful. It also seems to be more affordable than something like Slack although I am not using the paid version yet (the project I'm using it for is informal and not funded atm), but mostly I just find that using it is much less stressful than other options I've used for team communication.
Nachteile: While this isn't really a technical problem, Twist still isn't the default communication app, so you can't just use this for anything you want, and you have to try to convert people to using it. In my case, I was setting up a new project and just told everyone we were giving it a try, and the reaction was very positive once they used it, however getting your team to buy into using it could be a problem.
Bewertet am 28.2.2018
Helps with managing projects using Threads
Vorteile: Twist is one of the best communication tool. It helps with creating new threads for each new projects. We can add different team members to different projects. Managing communication is easier in Twist as it stores all data into the cloud database. All contacts can be stored and personal messages can be sent.
Bewertet am 28.2.2018
Great communication and chatting application
Vorteile: Twist is a new product in the market yet but helps a lot with communicating with friends. It has great features like integrating with google documents.
Nachteile: Helps with sending quick messages. Allow people to join our channels to be part of a discussion. team members can be invited and added to various channels.
Bewertet am 28.2.2018
Helps with collaboration
Vorteile: Twist helps me with collaborating with my team members for various important discussions. It helps creating channels and discussion panels.
Nachteile: User interface is easy but sometimes the messages does not deliver immediately. Seems the issue with latest version of Twist.
Bewertet am 11.12.2018
Fantastic for contractors/freelancers/project managers
Kommentare: Outstanding! I am a very sensitive, focused, sensible, and accommodating contractor with my clients and team members. Twist has helped me to set healthy boundaries with them.
Vorteile: I love the fact that I am able to focus on my work without getting interrupted by any notifications. I am very disciplined with my time and I get bothered by unexpected notifications or random questions from colleagues. With Twist it requires users to create threads for any topic/questions - it makes the user think though and post an organized question that is though through and tag only people to it is addressed to. I moved from Slack to Twist and I don't regret it. I am super thankful for this platform help me to create a more sensible work environment.
Nachteile: EMOJIs :) Although I understand that Twist has purposely limited the emoji options for users not to be distracted. But that is the only thing I miss. Perhaps I will get used to it.
Bewertet am 15.7.2018
Twist helps with internal communication
Vorteile: Twist has been a good tool for our team to manage internal communications. It helps sending text messages as well as google documents on the chat. We can create threads for projects based on a project name. history for the chat can be maintained easily.
Nachteile: It has a very clean UI. The mobile app works great and provides email notification everyday for activities.
Bewertet am 6.6.2018
Twist helps me sending project information to design team
Kommentare: Great tool for communication (Especially on messaging, chat etc.)
Vorteile: Twist helps me communicating with our design team. It helps sending quick messages and keeps a history of messages. I can refer back to Twist when i need to see old messages.
Nachteile: It does not have any issue and works faster. It provides easy to use interface and helps communicating to team members.
Bewertet am 27.3.2018
YES! Slack but BETTER!
Kommentare: All the benefits of a chat app, none of the confusion and distraction. LOVE IT.
Vorteile: What I LOVE about Twist is that the conversations are THREADED! Other chat apps like the big one every knows about Slack are like big open real-time chat rooms. It's hard to go back to something that was talked about before or to catch up on a project that was talked about when you weren't logged on (say, if you work different hours than the rest of the team) All these other chat apps act like they're a replacement for email. But they don't quite replace it all. ENTER TWIST. If you've ever used another chat app, like Slack, it's pretty much just like it, EXCEPT inside the channel, there's another layer of organization! So, inside the "Upcoming Live Event" channel, instead of everything in one fat pile, you can have a "food vendors" thread, an "emcee selection" thread, and a "t-shirt designs" thread.
Nachteile: I really wish the free tier was more generous. It's limited by time (keeps messages for 1 month) instead of number of messages (most recent 10,000 for example) so it ends up pressuring teams to purchase or abandon pretty quickly (which may or may not be a bad thing?)
Bewertet am 20.2.2018
Good team communication tool with additional functionality to be more effective and productive.
Kommentare: Team communication is much cleaner than other alternatives. It's still in it's infancy in terms of development, but they seem to have gotten off on the right foot.
Vorteile: A clean user interface. Clarity between threads and messages. Easily create teams (groups) or send messages to individuals. Add emojis/reactions to comments/threads/messages. @mentions allow for lightweight notifications and communication. #tags make it easy to find common topics. Decisions and Tasks/Actions make it easy to see action items and be able to look back to see why you did what you did. Guest User accounts allow for collaboration with temporary team members (perhaps someone with another company that you are partnering with). The price is one of the most competitive in the market, especially for the features. Integration with Todoist allows you to take your action items outside of the chat environment into more of a task-oriented environment.
Nachteile: Twist is a relatively new software solution so the number of integrations is lacking, but the product is supported by a strong company so it is only a matter of time before they build their market share, build new integrations, and attract more 3rd parties to develop their own integrations.
Bewertet am 8.10.2018
The calmer option to slack
Vorteile: Twist lets you follow work topics in a more calm, less real time than other tools. Which might work for your organization, I really liked the ability to create channels where more focused conversations can surge. Since it is not a chat, people tend to be more concise and focused on their messages, which is great.
Nachteile: It's not the easiest tool to grasp an idea on, it takes time to adjust your brain from real time communication to this threaded version.
Bewertet am 1.3.2018
Competes well with Slack
Vorteile: Twist competes with Slack because if the functionality it provides. The thread concept works great for Twist and that is better than Slack,
Nachteile: The notification system on the phone needs improvement as sometimes we do not get timely notifications.
Bewertet am 21.3.2019
Twist is better than slack with team collaboration.
Efficient with organising threads thus making work easier and great with sharing files and messages.
Great with team collaboration ensuring the projects is completed on time.
Intuitive user interface.
Efficient with organising of the threads.
Easy to create different channels for different projects.
Nachteile: Twist is better than slack but is can be pricey for small business.
Bewertet am 20.4.2019
Not bad for a messaging app for our organization
Kommentare: I like it.
Vorteile: We use this as a messaging app for our global organization. I like the simpleness that it has. It is a straightforward app, with no flare of other tools... you post messages with links or attachments to channels or groups or private. You can see your entire team and message anybody. So this is very helpful to use for organizations that have teams in different countries.
The Ui is sometimes complicated. You have your threads and the messages. On the channels there are conversations... so it is complicated just to determine who are you talking too...
Also you should use a bit of colors for the messages that are pending to read... something.
Bewertet am 20.7.2019
I did give it a try!
Kommentare: I think that the idea to streamline the communication and curtail the distractions is fine, but most of us who are using Slack and complaining about this were not ready to abandon it for Twist. Twist need to offer a little bit more of something to get people on board.
Vorteile: I love multiple threads within a channel. That was a smart feature and a time-saver. I also enjoyed the minimal distraction, but I also missed notifications.
Nachteile: I'm used to Slack and frankly, threads were confusing sometimes. It just takes time. I gave it a try, encountered few bugs, and I migrated back to Slack.
Bewertet am 5.4.2019
Good product — still not perfect
Vorteile: I really like the design of threads. I believe this is the correct solution to communication. I don't like how Slack organise that and I believe that Twist is better on that.
Nachteile: The software is still an early release. There are some features are not perfect, or missing, or not implemented. They are releasing new features often but there is still a lot to do!
Bewertet am 15.2.2019
More productive than Slack
Kommentare: Moved to Twist from Slack. Never looked back. Surprisingly smooth transition. Great on boarding documentation
Vorteile: Has threaded conversations that makes the software a lot more structured. Less of a chat room. Promotes thoughtful conversations rather than live chat.
Nachteile: It has bugs. Limited app integrations. Still in it’s early evolution.
Bewertet am 24.5.2018
New approach on team communication
Kommentare: Peace of mind when using desktop app day to day.
Very clean native apps. It opens instantly on macOS. Such a joy after struggling with Slack.
Clever organisation of communication in threads.
Nachteile: Threads-focused communication is good idea, but requires some time and training to get familiar with this approach.
Bewertet am 12.3.2018
An interesting alternative to Slack for more thread-based discussion
Vorteile: If you find Slack's free-form IRC discussion too disorganized, Twist may be the answer. Unlike the Threads feature that Slack added later to its product, Twist is built around the idea of threads. So you may have a #product channel, but you can have more specific discussion by creating threads within (e.g. "2.0 marketing", "Crashing bug when swipe to delete") each channel.
Nachteile: I think it tries a little too hard to be non-intrusive (versus its competitor Slack), and its default notification settings makes it likely to miss a lot of messages especially if you're transiting from Slack.
Bewertet am 15.5.2018
Wanted a Slack alternative, but couldn't find it here.
Kommentare: Not many. It did help me realize just how ingrained Slack has become in our company, for better or for worse.
Vorteile: The design is pretty clean, and the app definitely feels focused down to purely communication. The website is pretty clear on its functionality and feature availability across pricing tiers.
Nachteile: Perhaps I just need to retrain my brain, now that I've been using Slack and Hipchat so much, but I found the overall experience to be pretty confusing. I used Twist to kickstart a project at work and hoped to use that as a way to learn the app and create buy-in across the organization, but after using it I realized it wouldn't replace the functionality Slack provides.
Bewertet am 29.6.2018
Twist is a Slack alternative that offers a sane, mindful approach to team communication.
Kommentare: Twist is a great, mindful alternative to Slack for creative teams everywhere.
Vorteile: Twist knows how to handle threads in a very intelligent way. The application experience feels like a new hybrid between email and Slack. Messages have the necessary context but don't have the attention-hogging distraction that Slack creates.
Nachteile: Because they are taking a different approach, Twist lacks the robust apps, bots, and integrations that Slack is infamous for. This can be a good thing if you are a creative team that doesn't need the same kind of integrations that many developers do.
Bewertet am 20.8.2019
This easy-to-use team collaboration/communication app offers less than leaders in the space
Kommentare: There's no compelling reason to switch from Slack/Flock to Twist. I don't even understand the name...
Vorteile: Twist is easy to set up and to understand. Channels are open to all team members by default. This makes more sense to me than the opposite. It's easy to import Slack channels but I don't know why you'd want to since private chats are excluded. Twist looks nice and clean.
Nachteile: There aren't many useful integrations. Slack imports are fairly useless since private chats and channels aren't included. It's possible to add files but they aren't even attachments, only links to the originals on Google Drive or Dropbox. Far, far less powerful than Slack or Flock, both of which are mature apps and free.
Bewertet am 19.9.2018
You can tell it's still new. Needs a lot of work
Vorteile: OK, the app is a great tool, but far from a Slack killer. The interface is clean. The threads are easily organized.
Nachteile: Lack of integration into any other systems (I would rather they focus on integrating with Slack than trying to replace it.) Very poor editing tools. It's really hard to format anything in a post. Images are not supported (Inline or as attachments).
Bewertet am 30.8.2019
Good collaboration solution
Kommentare: Twist groups messages by topic. This makes it easy to configure important notifications.
Vorteile: His work is built on the principle of discussion - for each task, the service creates a separate chat, in which a colleague invites team members. Discussions can be divided into channels.
Less integration than competitors.
It’s bad that the service is not completely free. I would like it to be cheaper.
Bewertet am 16.10.2017
worked really well!
Vorteile: I really enjoyed using Twist to organize some small team projects. Worked as i had hoped it would for our team.
Nachteile: There are some features that i would like to see that i havent seen on the platform but have on others