Who Uses This Software?

For the teams that want a calmer, more organized, more productive way to communicate and work together.


Average Ratings

18 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $5.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    Free and Unlimited plans.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Doist
  • Doist.com
  • Founded 2011
  • United States

About Twist

Teamwork tools like email and group-chat are disorganized, dysfunctional and distracting. Twist is a team communication app that fosters mindful communication and gives modern teams a central place to grow their knowledge base and have organized, on-topic conversations that are accessible to everyone. Twist gives teams the space to fully discuss complex ideas and projects from start to finish without making people feel like theyre missing out if they dont respond immediately.


Twist Features

  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Brainstorming
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Cooperative Writing
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Group Calendars
  • Project Management
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Activity / News Feed
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Discussion Threads
  • File Sharing
  • Push Notifications
  • Search
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Video Conferencing

Twist Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A Twist On Collaborative Communication

Jun 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Comments: I thought that I had seen them all. But something as simple as creating multiple threads within a channel was bright enough to justify the development of yet another tool. It truly does help keep you focused and ignore the noise from the content you seek. Its search features are great with more variables to choose from than one can desire. And it's integration with my favorite To-Do list (ToDoist), this pretty much puts the icing on the cake.

Pros: At first glance, Twist looks very familiar to its competitors. But upon closer examination, it has some significant improvements over them. For starters, it has a very sophisticated search engine that goes beyond basic searches in the threaded conversations. With all the power of its competitors, it keeps much of the noise inherent in collaborative communication tools to a very low minimum. How does Twist keep conversations better organized? It uses channels and threads. Unlike competitors who are setup for a long thread in a channel, Twist lets you create channels with multiple threads to isolate relevant conversations into individual threads. This helps cut down on the noise a little and allows you to keep an eye on the thread with more importance. Another cool feature is its integration to their ToDoist product. You can add conversations as To-Do or Tasks in ToDoist right from Twist. Need to integrate with other applications? This is simple, too. Choose from a hand full of their existing application integrations, or Zapier, which adds hundreds more to the list. Twist is very easy to setup and very easy to use. If you have ever used a collaborative communication tool in the past, you got this.

Cons: Could not find a Con I could speak on behalf of. With a free test account to start with, all the features known to collaborative communication tools, and a few perks that keeps the noise down... Twist truly has not Cons.

Great teamwork product

May 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I am so enthusiastic about Twist, it's really great. The general idea behind it is that it accomplishes what something like Slack does, but it is designed to not get in the way of work actually getting done. The topic threading is extremely well done, and administering a team through it seems very simple and intuitive, from my experience (I've been using it to organize a 3 person team for a couple of months).

Twist has focused their design choices on actual productivity, and makes it easy to get back to conversations on your own schedule, without having to be online 24-7 to make sure you didn't miss anything important in a conversation. The search function, in my somewhat limited experience, is extremely good and useful.

It also seems to be more affordable than something like Slack although I am not using the paid version yet (the project I'm using it for is informal and not funded atm), but mostly I just find that using it is much less stressful than other options I've used for team communication.

Cons: While this isn't really a technical problem, Twist still isn't the default communication app, so you can't just use this for anything you want, and you have to try to convert people to using it. In my case, I was setting up a new project and just told everyone we were giving it a try, and the reaction was very positive once they used it, however getting your team to buy into using it could be a problem.

Helps with managing projects using Threads

Feb 28, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Twist is one of the best communication tool. It helps with creating new threads for each new projects. We can add different team members to different projects. Managing communication is easier in Twist as it stores all data into the cloud database. All contacts can be stored and personal messages can be sent.

Great communication and chatting application

Feb 28, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Twist is a new product in the market yet but helps a lot with communicating with friends. It has great features like integrating with google documents.

Cons: Helps with sending quick messages. Allow people to join our channels to be part of a discussion. team members can be invited and added to various channels.

Helps with collaboration

Feb 28, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Twist helps me with collaborating with my team members for various important discussions. It helps creating channels and discussion panels.

Cons: User interface is easy but sometimes the messages does not deliver immediately. Seems the issue with latest version of Twist.

Twist helps with internal communication

Jul 15, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Twist has been a good tool for our team to manage internal communications. It helps sending text messages as well as google documents on the chat. We can create threads for projects based on a project name. history for the chat can be maintained easily.

Cons: It has a very clean UI. The mobile app works great and provides email notification everyday for activities.

Twist helps me sending project information to design team

Jun 06, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Great tool for communication (Especially on messaging, chat etc.)

Pros: Twist helps me communicating with our design team. It helps sending quick messages and keeps a history of messages. I can refer back to Twist when i need to see old messages.

Cons: It does not have any issue and works faster. It provides easy to use interface and helps communicating to team members.

Capterra loader

YES! Slack but BETTER!

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: What I LOVE about Twist is that the conversations are THREADED!

Other chat apps like the big one every knows about Slack are like big open real-time chat rooms. It's hard to go back to something that was talked about before or to catch up on a project that was talked about when you weren't logged on (say, if you work different hours than the rest of the team)

All these other chat apps act like they're a replacement for email. But they don't quite replace it all.

ENTER TWIST.

If you've ever used another chat app, like Slack, it's pretty much just like it, EXCEPT inside the channel, there's another layer of organization! So, inside the "Upcoming Live Event" channel, instead of everything in one fat pile, you can have a "food vendors" thread, an "emcee selection" thread, and a "t-shirt designs" thread.

Cons: I really wish the free tier was more generous. It's limited by time (keeps messages for 1 month) instead of number of messages (most recent 10,000 for example) so it ends up pressuring teams to purchase or abandon pretty quickly (which may or may not be a bad thing?)

Overall: All the benefits of a chat app, none of the confusion and distraction. LOVE IT.

Good team communication tool with additional functionality to be more effective and productive.

Feb 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: A clean user interface. Clarity between threads and messages. Easily create teams (groups) or send messages to individuals. Add emojis/reactions to comments/threads/messages. @mentions allow for lightweight notifications and communication. #tags make it easy to find common topics. Decisions and Tasks/Actions make it easy to see action items and be able to look back to see why you did what you did. Guest User accounts allow for collaboration with temporary team members (perhaps someone with another company that you are partnering with). The price is one of the most competitive in the market, especially for the features. Integration with Todoist allows you to take your action items outside of the chat environment into more of a task-oriented environment.

Cons: Twist is a relatively new software solution so the number of integrations is lacking, but the product is supported by a strong company so it is only a matter of time before they build their market share, build new integrations, and attract more 3rd parties to develop their own integrations.

Overall: Team communication is much cleaner than other alternatives. It's still in it's infancy in terms of development, but they seem to have gotten off on the right foot.

Twist helps managing projects communication

May 20, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Twist helps us managing projects communication with our team. We can create threads for each project and assign the project team with that thread. Helps with sending file attachments and google docs links.

Cons: Good interface and messaging features. Send daily reminders for activities. Has great looking interface.

Capterra loader

The calmer option to slack

Oct 08, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Twist lets you follow work topics in a more calm, less real time than other tools. Which might work for your organization, I really liked the ability to create channels where more focused conversations can surge. Since it is not a chat, people tend to be more concise and focused on their messages, which is great.

Cons: It's not the easiest tool to grasp an idea on, it takes time to adjust your brain from real time communication to this threaded version.

Competes well with Slack

Mar 01, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Twist competes with Slack because if the functionality it provides. The thread concept works great for Twist and that is better than Slack,

Cons: The notification system on the phone needs improvement as sometimes we do not get timely notifications.

New approach on team communication

May 24, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Very clean native apps. It opens instantly on macOS. Such a joy after struggling with Slack.

Clever organisation of communication in threads.

Cons: Threads-focused communication is good idea, but requires some time and training to get familiar with this approach.

Overall: Peace of mind when using desktop app day to day.

An interesting alternative to Slack for more thread-based discussion

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: If you find Slack's free-form IRC discussion too disorganized, Twist may be the answer. Unlike the Threads feature that Slack added later to its product, Twist is built around the idea of threads. So you may have a #product channel, but you can have more specific discussion by creating threads within (e.g. "2.0 marketing", "Crashing bug when swipe to delete") each channel.

Cons: I think it tries a little too hard to be non-intrusive (versus its competitor Slack), and its default notification settings makes it likely to miss a lot of messages especially if you're transiting from Slack.

Wanted a Slack alternative, but couldn't find it here.

May 15, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
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Pros: The design is pretty clean, and the app definitely feels focused down to purely communication. The website is pretty clear on its functionality and feature availability across pricing tiers.

Cons: Perhaps I just need to retrain my brain, now that I've been using Slack and Hipchat so much, but I found the overall experience to be pretty confusing. I used Twist to kickstart a project at work and hoped to use that as a way to learn the app and create buy-in across the organization, but after using it I realized it wouldn't replace the functionality Slack provides.

Overall: Not many. It did help me realize just how ingrained Slack has become in our company, for better or for worse.

Twist is a Slack alternative that offers a sane, mindful approach to team communication.

Jun 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Twist knows how to handle threads in a very intelligent way. The application experience feels like a new hybrid between email and Slack. Messages have the necessary context but don't have the attention-hogging distraction that Slack creates.

Cons: Because they are taking a different approach, Twist lacks the robust apps, bots, and integrations that Slack is infamous for. This can be a good thing if you are a creative team that doesn't need the same kind of integrations that many developers do.

Overall: Twist is a great, mindful alternative to Slack for creative teams everywhere.

You can tell it's still new. Needs a lot of work

Sep 19, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: OK, the app is a great tool, but far from a Slack killer. The interface is clean. The threads are easily organized.

Cons: Lack of integration into any other systems (I would rather they focus on integrating with Slack than trying to replace it.) Very poor editing tools. It's really hard to format anything in a post. Images are not supported (Inline or as attachments).

worked really well!

Oct 16, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I really enjoyed using Twist to organize some small team projects. Worked as i had hoped it would for our team.

Cons: There are some features that i would like to see that i havent seen on the platform but have on others