Top Free Online Collaboration Tools

Living in the world of online chaos is not easy. We get messages and notifications from a variety of sources and oftentimes we tend to get lost with all this stuff that comes in. So, if you do not have the right tools things can get out of control quite easily, especially when you are working on a project with other people.

Whether you are a Digital Nomad, team member or simply want to organise your work for yourself, here’s a short list of collaborative tools we have been using with great success.

Keep your communication organized with

Slack is probably one of the best team collaboration apps out there that can successfully replace all of your internal business communication like e-mailing.

It keeps all of your communication neatly organised in one place under different channels that can be either private or public and can represent various topics, chat groups, project teams, personal conversations, anything you like.

Apart from messaging you can also share documents by a simple drag and drop method. Adding comments along with the documents will make your communication even more transparent and efficient.

All posted messages as well as the attached files are easily searchable. The app can be integrated with tools you already use to make your work hassle free.

Slack is a mere communication tool and is free for small collaborative groups. It works flawless but has something missing – task management, so here comes our next app on the list.

Get into action and manage your tasks with

Trello is a terrific task and to-do list online manager allowing you to work in a collaborative environment. The app has a great visual representation of tasks with boards and coloured index cards. Once you start creating the boards with the tasks you will notice that the entire project you are working on gets beautifully outlined before you.

The app comes up with some premium features but the free version is rich and powerful enough to meet your task management needs.

Regardless of whether you use it for yourself or with the team you can create task boards that will make your life much easier and under control.

Meet up in a virtual room with

Abeedesk is a free and simple live video communication tool that requires no installation, registering or login to use. It is entirely web based and has a number of features for an effective online collaboration, for example, audio and video communication, interactive whiteboard, screen sharing option and chat box.

Regardless of whether you are a pro webinar presenter or an individual online tutor this tool is worth a try.

Keep your documents in one place with
Google Drive

When you work collaboratively with other people from different locations it is wise to have all your documents and files in one place so that you can access them whenever you need to. Say hello to Google Drive.

Google Drive is a cloud storage and just like any other storage solution it allows you to store, access, edit and share your content with anybody from anywhere as long as you have a Google account.


Waldemar Gajda