Tools that make teamwork a breeze05 November 2016 ‐ 5 min read
Our industry is ever-evolving! And, with an ever-evolving industry any company that drives the long term must stay on the cutting edge. At 4i we utilise a range of communication and work sharing tools to stay on track, keep connected and get things gone every day.
Here are few tools that help us work efficiently and effectively:
We keep in touch and communicate easily using Slack. We create channels for each project where everyone involved in that project is invited to join. Clients are also invited to join, so that they can have oversight of our internal communication and chime in when they need to.
One of our favourites, Google Drive is the easiest way to share documents and spreadsheets and collaborate on creating copy. All the information lives in one place, it’s backed up and anyone who has access to the link can access the documents from wherever they are.
The tech greats like Uber, Twitter and GoPro use it, and we find InVision simply invaluable. InVision makes creating prototypes for mobile applications a breeze, while its seamless design and communication functionality make it easy to share with clients and get their feedback, all on one platform.
InVision makes creating prototypes for mobile applications a breeze
We need high level, intuitive and easy to access project management tools, and that’s why we use Jira. Jira is a software development tool that is used for teams that follow an agile approach. This tool enables one to plan, track, release and report tasks with team members.
Sympli for mobile app design and development is a web-based platform that makes it far simpler to ensure that your app screen designs are built to the correct specifications. Commonly known as ‘speccing and cutting’ – it’s the drudge work of our design department which Sympli has eliminated a lot of, enabling us to focus our creative energies on what’s most important. It saves our team a ton of time too, picking up on small errors making each design pixel perfect. In fact, Sympli has been a game changer for us, so much so that we've even dedicated an entire blog piece to it.
Sympli enables us to focus our creative energies on what’s most important
Communication and work sharing tools like these are integral to our everyday operations, where collaboration is key. Moreover, they make it easy for our clients to stay informed through every step of the app design and development process. This is particularly important when creating mobile apps for clients abroad or in different cities – when you have the right tools it’s as easy as developing for the startup next door. It’s thanks to tools like these that we’re able to consistently deliver world-class mobile apps on time, every time, and within budget.
Pipedrive is a sales management tool that is designed to help sales teams manage intricate or lengthy sales processes. Pipedrive features include email integration, action and end goals, sales reports, sales forecasting, API, webforms, reliability safety, multilinginual and multi-currency and more. This platfom helps up follow up on every deal and have a visual representation of our company's sales pipedrive which can we worked on from anywhere.
Git is a a free control system that is designed to handle small to very large products with speed and efficiency. Git is user friendly and allows for extremely fast performance. The Git systems allows one to create an endless amount of workflow, ensures cryptographic integrity of every bit of our projects, and has a frictionless context switching, to list only a few advantages.
Buffer is a social media management platform that we use to manage all our social media accounts. We use buffer from our desktop, but can also be used from our mobiles. The best thing about Buffer is that you can plan out your social media posts for the whole week, indicate what day and time you want posts to go up, and then let Buffer do the rest! This platform saves you time and and helps you work for efficiently.