Most people have two primary applications they use every day at work: email (powered by Google Workspace or Microsoft 365) and team chat (usually Slack or Microsoft Teams).What if they are combined into a single interface?That’s what Spike for Teams is aiming for: eliminate the need to separate these critical services.With its launch, the Spike Email app is getting a major update with the new Spike for Teams service, designed to bring your internal and external communications together.
At its core, Spike is a truly fantastic email app that feels more like iMessage than a traditional email app.It automatically removes most of the email clutter (signatures, views, etc.) and presents your messages as chat bubbles.It also includes additional features such as note sharing, audio calling, GIF integration, video chat, priority inbox, and group chat (where topics related to a particular discussion can stay organized).It works great with iCloud, Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, and any IMAP based email service.
After years of building a great email app, the Spike team wondered: what if we take what we know about building a great email app and build a great internal team chat (with the ability to host external email)?
Dvir Ben Aroya, CEO of Spike, stated that Spike has been recognized as the world’s leading conversational email app in a market with over 1 million active users worldwide.We are now taking our vision for modern and unified communications and collaboration to the next level by launching an integrated business email and messaging service.”
He continued, “Spike for Teams allows support teams to provide fast and accurate responses using custom message templates.This allows agencies to provide top-notch service to their clients across multiple channels – email, chat, voice and video.Startups can keep everyone on the same page using private groups and public channels.Spike for Teams is the only communication and collaboration platform powered by email technology.It has a unique advantage over platforms that often require everyone to be on the same platform in order to communicate effectively.
Today Spike for Teams solves this problem.It is a fully hosted business chat service that is designed from the ground up for a streamlined experience with the Spike app.With it, you can communicate internally just like you would with Slack or Microsoft Teams, as well as being able to send traditional emails to people outside of your company if you want to use it for email as well.
One of the most exciting features of Spike for Teams is the new Channels section, where executives can create company-wide channels where everyone is automatically added.These can be things like company announcements, marketing chat, product ideas, etc. Anyone in the company can post, read, and reply.The team features of Spike are also moving into Spike for Teams as a way to have a more streamlined discussion within a small team.All features of the Spike app also work natively with Spike for Teams, including priority inbox (automatically moves social media alerts, coupons, etc. to a dedicated inbox), magic message (AI writing assistant) and much more.
If you just want to use Spike for Teams as an internal chat tool, you use the XX.spike.team domain where you do something like mycompany.spike.team for free, but you also have the option to transfer your domain name to Spike. so that you can also use it as an email platform.Spike for Teams pricing is free for team members up to 5, and paid plans start at $6 per month billed annually.Spike is available on iOS, Android, Mac, PC and web browsers with free and paid plans.
Spike takes a really interesting approach to team chat.Most organizations now rely on Slack or Microsoft Teams.Both services work well, but they still need to learn.Spike’s approach to team chat is: OK, iMessage is a good model.Let’s create an internal team chat service using an interface that people already know and understand.It takes the best of iMessage, Telegram, WhatsApp, etc. and brings it to the business environment.If your team decides that they really like it for internal communication, it can easily become your email provider and interface to make internal and external communication unified.As far as I can tell, this is indeed aimed at a company using [email protected] or basic web hosting email, as well as iMessage or WhatsApp for daily internal communication.
It’s also great to see new competitors in the business email hosting market.It seemed that Google and Microsoft had dominated the market for more than a decade, and as new competitors emerged, innovation would benefit everyone.The Spike mail app is a fantastic solution for those who really prefer the interface of a chat app.It’s fast, encourages concise answers, and gives you a single interface for everything related to your work.
Email is still the center of everything business (customer messages, Jira alerts, Trello tickets, Google Docs alerts, internal messages, etc.) and Spike gives you a modern experience for everything email-related.With Spike for Teams, you can replace your email hosting, team chat service, and video chat service at the same price per user (free for teams of less than five users).