Chat Tools and Web Applications for Instant Messaging

Newer teams of designers and developers might be surprised at the wide array of chat applications. Some are more public than others, and you’ll find plenty of free alternatives mixed into paid services. But chatrooms or instant message chatting can be extremely beneficial to any company or team project.

Take a look over this collection of 15 brilliant IM tools and web applications. I’d encourage everyone to skim this collection and see if anything catches your eye. Managing a team is difficult – but having the proper channels for communication make any task a whole lot easier.

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