While remote teams existed long before the COVID-19 pandemic, they became more popular during the pandemic. Those accustomed to the office suddenly shifted to remote work and struggled to transition from synchronous to asynchronous communication and collaboration. Mastering synchronous collaboration is essential for remote teams, especially when team members work at different times. When working remotely, each piece of the work should be documented well and be accessible to everyone on the team. The organization of a workplace is vital, so teams can quickly contribute to projects and understand their colleagues' thought processes.
However, this is not what tends to happen in remote companies.
Enter Allo: the revolutionary visual freeform documentation platform that connects all your team’s external sources using whiteboards. Each whiteboard canvas is set up similarly to a Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Sheet presentation and allows team members to add documents, PDFs, images, videos, stickers, website links, and more simply by dragging and dropping onto the canvas. Its page-format canvas allows others to make references and follow through regardless of their part in the collaboration process. You can title different pages to separate contents inside the documentation into different sections.
Allo Simplifies Asynchronous Collaboration
Allo operates as a documentation tool, project management tool, and team communication tool without many of the disadvantages of pre-existing platforms. Your team may already be using some of these tools, but we will break down how Allo addresses their faults.
Pre-existing tools such as Notion, Confluence, Slack, Trello, Twist, and Microsoft Teams allow teams to stay organized, but these platforms are only text based and require teams to link to multiple external sources. This can cause confusion among team members and impair their ability to effectively collaborate.
Allo provides free-formed and multi-context supported visual canvases and a manageable system for the canvases themselves and the information on them. It can connect the tools your company already uses into one place using visuals to organize your information.
Users can easily separate contents into different sections using canvas pages, thus allowing other users to have a clear overview of the information. Users can easily link Google Documents to the canvas with their notes or any additional information if they choose not to type directly onto the canvas.
Allo offers many ways to organize your workspaces, projects, and canvases. There are three different types of project views that allow users to organize and align all their collaboration in an intuitive, easy-to-follow manner.
Allo features a chat bar for team members to message each other via text or initiate a video call without needing to leave the collaboration space. Users can also tag each other on a specific section of the canvas. Team members can now see exactly which section they should look at without confusion.
Feedback From Real Allo Users
Sven Retoré, one of the partners and facilitators at Visuality, switched to Allo because his team used too many different tools to complete a project. Inefficient communication led to confused team members on projects. After switching to Allo, his team was able to communicate and collaborate more effectively.
CoFoundersLab's CEO, Stephen Price, used Asana with his developers, but Price found the platform difficult to use and felt uncomfortable cataloging every thought there. He found Allo being the tool that can help him and his team to express themselves visually easily whilst being remote.
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Allo is the perfect platform for those already familiar with visual collaboration platforms and beginners. Users can create their own templates or use the ones we provide. Try Allo for free to learn why it is the optimal solution for asynchronous collaboration.