Let’s talk about team communication tools for your workplace. Below are a few of the common apps you might have heard of, as well as a brand new player in the market.

This is not a detailed review or comparison, but more of an introduction of the big players in the market and more so, the launch of Stride by Atlassian. Hard to give a full review on a tool where we are still on a waiting list to trial, but (hopefully) should gain access any day now. 🙂

Everyone has heard of Slack. Somehow we never got into that one.

Some of you might have played around with Workplace by Facebook. We have. But only for a day or two.

Hipchat by Atlassian is one tool we use for team communication. Are we happy with it? It’s OK. Not very user-friendly, it works, but we imagine this wouldn’t be the first option for most.

But today (or yesterday), Atlassian launched a brand new tool called Stride. According to a number of sources, this is meant to be a competitor (killer) to Slack.

In fact, as we try and find the URL for Hipchat, we notice that it now redirects you straight to Stride. Being not very happy users of Hipchat, for us this is, potentially, great news. Now let’s just wait and see how the transition takes place and what the new tool offers.

If you wanted to have a more indepth read into Atlassian Stride, here is a good overview by Techcrunch and another one by TheNextWeb.

Have you used it? Do you love or hate it? Share your thoughts with us, meanwhile, we’ll test it out ourselves.