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Samepage is award-winning team chat software. It's a preferred alternative to Slack for teams of all sizes. Learn more about the differences between the two below.
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Samepage vs. Slack at a glance
Chat messages are the center of the Slack universe. They help teams communicate faster and at a higher frequency. One comment after another moves work along in a linear fashion with files and images attached along the way. Most would agree that one of its greatest strengths is its comfortable and personality-rich design. Others love it for its integration potential.
Teams on Samepage have the option to orient their work around channeled chat streams as well, but they also have the option to step outside the linear boundaries of chat. Pages are the center of the universe on Samepage and they act as a canvas for teams to collaborate on projects, share tasks, develop rich content, and communicate in real time. This helps teams get all of their work done in one place and keep everything in context.
The advantages of using Samepage
Samepage costs less and does more. In fact, your team can get all of its communicating done in Samepage via direct messaging, team chat, and video calls - but it can also co-author documents, synchronize files, assign tasks, share calendars, draw diagrams, and much more. Samepage is a complete real-time collaboration tool, so your team can spend less time hopping between apps and more time getting work done.
Plus, Samepage is extremely easy to use. Its there as a simple mobile chat app when you need it, and its a powerful project management app for your desktop when your needs are a little more complex. You can also turn content from emails and 700+ popular apps into pages, chat message, and tasks in Samepage so you can keep your workflows consolidated in a single place.
How Samepage does threaded conversations better
Instead of having just a single channel for a given team, separate team pages help divide and organize multiple ongoing projects and conversations. Active pages float to the top of the page list, so relevant activity is always easy to spot.
Pages are capable of storing just about anything - files, tasks, calendar events, diagrams, images, videos, meeting notes, and more. Here's the game-changer though: you can comment on any of it, and your teammates can reply. This means that no matter how many comments are posted on the page, you can drill into a conversation about any particular asset quickly. No scrolling into history, no guessing the right search phrase.
Team communication via direct messaging, group chat, and video calling alongside project files, tasks, and real-time document editing. But the best part? It's just easy to use.
See real-time collaboration in action
Kick back for a few minutes and watch our team of marketing superheroes take a project from beginning to end on Samepage.
After that, travel a bit further south to see a side-by-side feature comparison. While we admit it's slightly biased, it'll give you a good idea of just how capable Samepage is when it comes to meeting your team's productivity and collaboration needs.
Sometimes Chat Just Isn't Enough
Sure, a group chat is perfect for talking about the small stuff, but when you need something a little more powerful, you need a page.
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:
Organize your work and conversations into smaller teams instead of just one big team.
Can you distribute powers to more than just admins? Team owners limit the # of admins while giving teams more flexibility to execute.
Connect with your colleagues to create, discuss, and finish projects.
Add users to collaborate on specific projects without giving them access to all of your projects and files.
Create a "team within a team" to collaborate with a specific group of people.
Allow guests to be a member of more than one team
Create a secret team only you and the team members you invite can see.
All collaboration tools should have real-time communication built in to help teams share ideas, make decisions, and move work forward.
Message just 1-on-1 with a coworker instead of the whole team.
Chat in a dedicated chat room for your team.
Send a chat message to any group of people in your organization.
Collaborate in context. Have a discussion alongside your page.
Voice and Direct Video Calling
Start a video call for a face-to-face conversation with anyone across the world.
Highlight and quote text on a page or chat conversation for added context.
Content-based chat threads
Keep your comments tied to specific files and content.
A streaming feed of unread or recent comments, reminders, alerts, and other updates across all teams and projects visible to you.
Brighten chat messages with a large library of charming emojis.
Group Video Calling
Get your distributed team on a video call without leaving the Samepage app. Let them hold an unlimited number of separate video calls at the same time.
Collaboration is about more than conversation. It's about creating content and using the right tools to get it done together.
Create and edit content online with others in real time.
All your work takes place right on a page. Create or add any type of content to share and collaborate with your team.
Share a page with anyone on Samepage, even if they aren't part of your team.
See exactly who made each change on a page and approve or reject them one-by-one or all at once.
Drag and drop graphics, arrows, and other diagram imagery to easily create and share flow charts, process diagrams, org charts, network diagrams, etc.
Does the app support web videos?
Create surveys or polls to collect quantifiable feedback from others.
Upload, share, and discuss image files.
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 snippets of syntax-highlighted code in a wide variety of languages for a multi-author code-editing experience.
Public Page Sharing
Allow anyone to view shared content simply by visiting a link. No signup required.
Easily turn a page into a slideshow presentation and say goodbye to the hassles of Powerpoint.
Lock a page to prevent edits to files or content on the page.
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.
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.
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.
Team Task List
See all the tasks for your team 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.
Calendar events that can be set up to repeat daily, weekly, monthly, etc.
View all events within your organization on one calendar.
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 invitations and updates via email to users and non-users alike with attached .ics files for native calendar compatibility.
Notifications & Search
A great collaboration tool needs to help you find what you're looking for, and stay on top of updates with notifications.
Find documents, messages, and content with search.
Mark important items and messages to review later.
Desktop and Mobile Notifications
Get real-time updates from your team on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device.
Keep up to date with changes with context specific notifications in the app.
Opt to receive email summaries of updates you missed.
Add hashtags to page titles to filter large team page lists down to #reports, #campaigns, or any hashtag you like.
Use '@person mention' to call out to a team member.
Easy contextual linking - link to pages with just an @
Use '@file mention' on pages or in chat messages to provide a link a specific file in a team's FILES section.
Out of Office Indicator
A visual indicator letting others know that while you may be online, you're on the road makin' big moves.
Desktop & Mobile Apps
You should be able to move seamlessly between desktop and mobile.
Get more done with a native MacOS client.
A native windows app helps you get more done with improved functionality.
Take your work on-the-go with native apps for iOS.
See which services offer a native Android application.
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.
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