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Both of these messaging apps offer advanced team chat tools, but only one offers full chat functionality for free.
Both of these apps offer 3rd party integrations, but only one offers free unlimited use.
One of these apps has tools to help teams collaborate beyond the boundaries of chat. The other does not.
TEXT, VOICE, & VIDEO CHAT - FREE
Similar to Slack, Samepage provides you with instant messaging and secure chat channels for teams, projects, clients - you name it. Typical chat features like rich text, mobile voice, HD video, screen sharing, threads, search, avatars, emojis, attachments, @mentions, quotes, save-for-later flags, chatbots, etc. - all included and easy to use.
So why choose Samepage? We don't think you should have to pay for simply chatting with your team, so we let you invite and chat with unlimited users for free. If you're going to pay for a team collaboration app, you deserve more, and we've got more to offer if you need it. Other Slack alternatives can't say the same.
COMMUNICATION IN CONTEXT
What's that? It's being able to work on something with your team and have a conversation about it in the same place. It's what separates Samepage from apps that only handle one part of a team collaboration workflow.
We blend communication tools together with tasks, calendars, files, and real-time document collaboration tools in a single secure app. When you're on Samepage, you don't have to hop between (or pay for) multiple apps to get things done.
You'll find it easier to manage teams, offices, projects, files, tasks, and meetings when communication and collaboration are happening side-by-side, providing the perfect amount of context.
SMARTER THREADED CHAT
Typical group chat apps display comments and threads in linear streams. Sometimes that's enough, but for serious collaborators, it's often not ideal. Relevant details get pushed out of view by newer comments too quickly.
Samepage can be linear whenever you like, but it can also easily show you conversations about specific files, tasks, images, diagrams, videos, etc., no matter when they were the hot topic. No scrolling into your message history or guessing with keyword searches. If you see the content, the conversation is one click away on desktop, iOS, and Android devices.
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PUT CHATBOTS TO WORK WITH A FEW CLICKS
No waiting for a "technical person" to help you create automated 3rd party app integrations. Samepage bots can easily react to activity in your other apps by posting chat messages, creating pages, assigning tasks, and more.
TEAM COMMUNICATION TOOLS
"I highly recommend Samepage! It is easy to navigate and has multiple features that are useful in organizing my webinar handouts/presentations."
"Our team could not live without it. I wish I would have found this sooner. It has been extremely valuable in sharing information in one place with our team."
Feature Comparison Summary
Most modern collaboration platforms have a ton of features. That's why we've categorized them into the high level feature groups below. Each platform receives a score based on the number of features they have in each category. Expand a category to see the details of each feature within the group.
Teams & People
Everyone works on a team. Different tools treat teams and team members differently. See how these tools handle teams and team members:
Create secure spaces to organize and manage projects and departments.
Select the gatekeepers of important team security settings and more.
Members are usually fellow coworkers and are allowed to collaborate in all open teams.
Guests are usually people outside of your organization with limited access to specified content.
Group multiple sub-teams under a parent team to organize departmental projects & more.
Easily search for team content, conversations, & people across all of your projects on any device.
Give any guest free access to group chats and content in multiple teams.
These teams can be visited by any organization member, but only invited team members can make changes.
These teams can only be seen and accessed by those who've been explicitly invited.
All collaboration tools should have real-time communication built in to help teams share ideas, make decisions, and move work forward.
Chat privately via text, voice, or video with any member or guest in your organization.
Chat privately via text, voice or video with an invited group of people.
Chat with an entire team in a single easy-to-use chat space.
See the entire history of a project's conversations alongside its files, tasks, images, videos, reports, etc.
Content Chat Threads
Keep your comments tied to specific files and content.
Direct Voice/Video Calls
Call any member or guest across the world, no matter what device you're on.
Group Voice/Video Calls
Hold an unlimited number of simultaneous group voice & video conference calls alongside your project content.
Share individual windows or your entire screen with everyone during a video call.
Brighten chat messages with a large library of charming emojis.
A streaming feed of unread or recent comments, reminders, and alerts across all teams & projects visible to you.
Unlimited Chat History
Some apps charge teams to see their complete chat history. Samepage doesn't.
Collaboration is about more than conversation. It's about creating content and using the right tools to get it done together.
Co-author content & chat about it in one place. Add tasks, files, etc. @Mention pages in comments to create links for easy access.
Create & edit content with your team in real time, from any device. Take notes, co-author documents, assign tasks, & share ideas easily.
See exactly who made each change on a page and approve or reject them one-by-one or all at once.
Easily create and share flowcharts, process diagrams, org charts, kanban boards, etc.
Does the app support web videos?
Upload, share, and discuss image files.
Create surveys or polls to collect quantifiable feedback from others.
Built-in formulas and functions let you create sophisticated spreadsheets.
Include a map of your event location so everyone knows where they need to be.
Add HTML embed codes to share rich content like infographics, slides, and more.
Share and co-author snippets of syntax-highlighted code in a wide variety of languages.
Use markdown syntax to easily customize your page content.
Insert the current date and time anywhere on a page with a click to record when something important happened.
Easily turn a page into a slideshow presentation and say goodbye to the hassles of Powerpoint.
Hashtags in page titles let you filter page lists down to #reports, #meetingNotes, etc.
Share a page with anyone on Samepage, even if they aren't part of your team.
Public Page Sharing
Allow anyone to view shared content simply by visiting a link. No signup required.
View a complete history of page edits and see exactly who made them.
Just because your team is in one place doesn't mean your files are. See which tools help you keep your documents in one place, and under control.
Store and share files within that tool. Doesn't include cloud file integrations/access.
Synchronize online files with copies stored on your hard drive. Great for easily updating an entire team's locally stored files and for offline access.
Direct File Editing
Edit and save files directly from the service.
Cloud File Integration
Collaborate on cloud files stored on other services with integrations - some services have very limited integrations.
Sync Status & History
See the status and history of file synchronizations across all teams and projects.
File Version History
Keep versions and revisions of your files, so you can go back any time.
Keep projects on track, and the work distributed with built-in task management.
Team Task Lists
Keep task lists organized in separate teams. Sort by priority, due date, & more.
Create a to-do list, add task details, and delegate to anyone in your organization.
View and manage tasks for all your projects in one place.
Set a single task to repeat as often as you need.
Create a list of sub-tasks within a larger task.
Add several team members to the same task for shared responsibility.
Task Progress Tracker
Track progress on projects and milestones with built-in task management.
Filterable Task Lists
Handy task filters help you see what team members have on their plate, so you can distribute tasks effectively.
Copy and Assign Tasks
Easily replicate the same task for multiple people to complete.
Hey, where is everybody? Your collaboration tool should keep you on top of the latest events.
Add calendar events and deadlines so you're always on top of your time.
View all events within your organization on one calendar.
Calendar events that can be set up to repeat daily, weekly, monthly, etc.
See at a glance all the events happening within your team on a shared team calendar.
Add events in Samepage to iCal calendars like Apple Calendar, Outlook, Google Calendar, and more.
Event Email Notifications
Automatically send event invites & updates to attendees with attached .ics files for native calendars.
A great collaboration tool needs to help you find what you're looking for, and stay on top of updates with notifications.
Get notified on your phone when someone is trying to connect with you via voice or video call.
Desktop and Mobile Notifications
Get real-time updates from your team on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device.
Mention a person by name in a chat message to draw their attention to red-dot notifications with the "@" symbol instead of a number.
Task & Event Reminders
Get notified through red dots and push notifications about upcoming deadlines, meetings, and events.
Opt to receive email summaries of updates you missed.
Online Presence Indicators
Keep up to date with changes with context specific notifications in the app.
See who is currently typing a chat message that has not yet been shared in a conversation.
Out of Office Indicator
A visual indicator letting others know that while you may be online, you're on the road makin' big moves.
Automatic page comments let everyone know who locked or unlocked a page for editing.
Working with a global team? With multi-language support, it's easy to co-author documents, assign tasks, and manage projects across borders.
Chinese - simplified (中文)
Desktop & Mobile Apps
You should be able to move seamlessly between desktop and mobile.
Access all of your content and connect with your coworkers from any browser.
Get more done with a native MacOS client.
A native windows app helps you get more done with improved functionality.
Collaborate with coworkers from your iPhone or iPad.
Collaborate with coworkers from your Android device.
A great collaboration tool should play nice with the tools your team already uses.
Subscribe to in-app calendars from external calendar apps like Calendar on a Mac.
Keep content and conversations together. Collaborate on Dropbox files with your team.
Add Google Drive files to centralize documents, tasks, and other information.
Attach OneDrive files for your team to easily access and edit.
Add Box files to a page and chat right alongside your cloud content.
Safely access and share Egnyte files directly from Samepage.
Integrate with Google Maps to easily display locations in-app.
Embed and watch YouTube videos in-app.
Watch Vimeo videos in-app.
Draw simple & complex multi-functional diagrams to explain processes and more.
Stay up-to-date about activity on the most popular social media site.
Share tweets on pages and keep an eye on any tweets about your brand.
Liven up a page with visual content from Instagram.
Another fun and social way to make a page more informative.
When Samepage's own 'Presentation Mode' won't do, bring it in from SlideShare.
Share Google Plus posts on a page to prevent wandering off track while on the clock.
Single-Sign On (SSO) makes it easy for admins at large organizations to manage user access.
Zapier makes it easy to connect a wide variety of apps together and consolidate workflows.
Who watches the watchmen? Your collaboration tool should help spread responsibility and empower admins.
Supports admin level accounts with special powers and responsibilities.
Restore from Trash
Restore deleted content and files from the trash.
Hide the "Everyone" Team
A place to communicate and share with everyone in the organization.
A project may be done, but not forgotten. Archive stuff for safe keeping.
User Manager Role
A specific role for managing people - without the other Admin powers.
Content Manager Mode
A mode for Admins to access and manage any team in an organization.
Customer Success & Support
We all get by with a little help from our friends. The best collaboration apps have friends to help you get where you're going.
Reach out with questions or comments via email. We'll get back to you in a jiffy.
In-App Private Support
Connect with a dedicated support team from within the app.
Can you get someone on the phone when you need help?