Twist Features List

Twist

Communication app for teams

4.31/5 (16 reviews)

Twist Feature Summary

  • Conversation threads
  • Conversation topics
  • Searchable topics catalog
  • Channels
  • Message subjects
  • Conversation filtering
  • Instant messaging
  • Message reactions
  • Emojis
  • Searchable message history
  • Cloud service & app integrations
  • File transfer
  • File storage
  • Custom groups
  • Google authentication (OAuth)
  • Guest access for clients, contractors & collaborators
  • Inbox
  • Notification management

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Mobile apps

iOS App


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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


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Twist Feature Reviews

15 reviewers had the following to say about Twist's features:

Mir Zoya

Twist helps me sending project information to design team

2018-06-06

Great tool for communication (Especially on messaging, chat etc.)

Pros

It helps sending quick messages and keeps a history of messages.

Cons

It provides easy to use interface and helps communicating to team members.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Stan G

Twist helps with internal communication

2018-07-15

Pros

It helps sending text messages as well as google documents on the chat.

Cons

The mobile app works great and provides email notification everyday for activities.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Building Materials company, 11-50 employees)

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

2018-02-20

Team communication is much cleaner than other alternatives.

Pros

#tags make it easy to find common topics.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve P

Twist helps managing projects communication

2018-05-20

Pros

Twist helps us managing projects communication with our team.

Cons

Send daily reminders for activities. Has great looking interface.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Alan Sacher

Helps with collaboration

2018-02-28

Pros

Twist helps me with collaborating with my team members for various important discussions.

Cons

User interface is easy but sometimes the messages does not deliver immediately.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Miguel Gonzalez

A Twist On Collaborative Communication

2018-06-24

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.

Pros

For starters, it has a very sophisticated search engine that goes beyond basic searches in the threaded conversations.

Cons

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...

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 201-500 employees)

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

2018-05-15

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

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

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicole Pitchard

Helps with managing projects using Threads

2018-02-28

Pros

All contacts can be stored and personal messages can be sent.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Matt K

Competes well with Slack

2018-03-01

Pros

Twist competes with Slack because if the functionality it provides.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jonathan Teixeira

YES! Slack but BETTER!

2018-03-27

All the benefits of a chat app, none of the confusion and distraction.

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.

Cons

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?)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeremy Nic

Great communication and chatting application

2018-02-28

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Junjie Lin

An interesting alternative to Slack for more thread-based discussion

2018-03-12

Pros

Unlike the Threads feature that Slack added later to its product, Twist is built around the idea of threads.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Jonathan Simcoe

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

2018-06-29

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

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrew Smales

Great teamwork product

2018-05-28

Pros

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Evgeny Aleksandrov

New approach on team communication

2018-05-24

Peace of mind when using desktop app day to day.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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