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Featured in the 08-25-2017 Scout Report, Twist continues to be a highly regarded communication application for teams and provides a great way to stay in touch while working remotely. Notably, 81 percent of surveyed team leaders reported improved efficiency with the platform. Readers searching for a collaborative communication app for their team may enjoy Twist. While email shines as a tool for person-to-person correspondence, it can often be less effective as a collaborative space for teams. It can be difficult to share old messages in a thread with a new team member to bring them up to speed. Furthermore, the process of fleshing out new ideas often works better as a conversation rather than a correspondence. A number of collaboration platforms have arisen in recent years that provide both a global history and a more conversational interface. Twist is one such platform. Unlike similar platforms, Twist maintains the concept of threads with their own distinct topics. It also features an inbox where users can see all threads with recent activity. The Why Twist and Compare to Slack sections on Twist's website present an argument for why this organization is a sweet spot for team collaboration. While some upgraded versions of the platform come with a price per user, there is a free version available. Twist is available on the web, as an application for Windows and Macintosh computers, and in the iOS and Android app stores.
Archived Scout Publication URL
  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2020/0417
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Date of Scout Publication
April 17th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
August 24th, 2017 at 12:29pm
Date Of Record Release
August 25th, 2017 at 9:35am
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