Slack without the annoying distractions

What is Twist?

Twist is a communication app for teams who believe there’s more to work than keeping up with group chat apps, created by the makers of Todoist.

Twist is a tool in the Group Chat & Notifications category of a tech stack.

Who Uses Twist?

3 companies use Twist including Muna, Alcomy, and Official Stack.

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Why people like Twist

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Twist.

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Here are some stack decisions and reviews by companies and developers who chose Twist in their tech stack.

Francisco Quintero
Francisco Quintero
Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 7 upvotes · 9306 views
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For many(if not all) small and medium size business time and cost matter a lot.

That's why languages, frameworks, tools, and services that are easy to use and provide 0 to productive in less time, it's best.

Maybe Node.js frameworks might provide better features compared to Rails but in terms of MVPs, for us Rails is the leading alternative.

Amazon EC2 might be cheaper and more customizable than Heroku but in the initial terms of a project, you need to complete configurationos and deploy early.

Advanced configurations can be done down the road, when the project is running and making money, not before.

But moving fast isn't the only thing we care about. We also take the job to leave a good codebase from the beginning and because of that we try to follow, as much as we can, style guides in Ruby with RuboCop and in JavaScript with ESLint and StandardJS.

Finally, comunication and keeping a good history of conversations, decisions, and discussions is important so we use a mix of Slack and Twist

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Twist's Features

  • Use threads to keep all your conversations clearly separated by topic so replies won’t get buried in an endless stream of group chat
  • Automatically turns your threaded conversations into a searchable catalog of topics
  • Communicate in full thoughts rather than one line at a time

Twist's alternatives

  • Slack - Slack brings all your communication together in one place
  • HipChat - Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM
  • Gitter - Messaging for people who make software. Integrated with your team, projects and your code.
  • RocketChat - Open source slack alternative
  • Mattermost - Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative

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