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Twist Alternatives

Twist is described as 'team communication service that emphasizes conversation organization and work relevance. It does so in a way that promotes asynchronous communication for more thoughtful discourse' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Twist for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Windows and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Element, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Twist are Slack, Mattermost, Zulip and Spike.

Twist alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Team Collaboration Tools or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Twist.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
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  • Online
  • Android
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  • Android Tablet
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  1. Element icon

    Element

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron

    Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.

    Video calls for desktop and mobile
    Element vs Twist opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    IanDorfman

    Both Twist and Riot.im emphasize different text channels for separating topics and focuses within a group setting. Whereas Riot.im does so in a way that's more focused on personal communication, Twist is more workplace focused.

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  2. Slack icon

    Slack

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Slack is a unified communication platform built with an optimized workflow to keep modern teams focused and productive. A familiar chat interface facilitates discussions while advanced features are easily exposed based on context.

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    Slack vs Twist opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Slack is still a legitimate alternative to Twist, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Twist's main selling feature is that you don't have to be always on to keep up with what's going on. It tries to NOT be a real-time messaging app. So when I'm looking for an alternative to it, the chaos of Slack is almost the antithesis of what I'm looking for.

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    Mattermost

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron

    Mattermost is a secure, open source platform for communication, collaboration, and workflow orchestration across tools and teams.

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    Mattermost vs Twist opinions
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    IanDorfman

    Like Twist, Mattermost is billed as a Slack alternative with a professional focus. Unlike either Slack or Twist, however, it is available as open source software that can be self-hosted for optimal communication and data security.

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  4. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.

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    Spike

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Oculus Rift

    Bring your workspace together into one unified app. It’s everything your team has been looking for in a productivity and messaging app, but easier, and all with your email.

    One powerful space for all your work needs—get email, chat, notes, tasks, calendar and audio/video calls all from your inbox


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    HEY

    • Mac
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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Hey is a new hosted email service launched by the makers of Basecamp , which aims to organize your email inbox. Since they don’t sell ads, or invade your privacy, they charge $99/year for HEY

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    HEY vs Twist opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    andrefarzat

    Hey is a hosted email service, has nothing to do with workplace communication like Twist

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    Threads

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Threads is a platform designed to make work more inclusive by empowering teams to discuss and make decisions at scale.

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    Carrot.io

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    When teamwork gets too noisy and overwhelming, leaders struggle to communicate effectively with their teams. With Carrot, leaders rise above the noise to communicate what matters.

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    Conduit Chat Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspberry Pi

    Conduit is a simple, fast and reliable chat server powered by Matrix. Conduit is an alternative to Synapse and tries to be lightweight and easy to install, but it is still in development.

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    Done Hui

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    No need to switch between multiple pieces of software to get through the workday.

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