Whether you’re a member of a team or a business owner looking for leverage; you’re more than likely searching for a tool to provide just the right combination of features. The ones your team will actually use, and become better because of them.
This post will assume you are searching for the best system to organize and manage your communications, internal and external. A collaborative tool to increase your team’s efficiency. And maybe some automation tools to systemize your strategies, increase your results, and grow faster.
It would be great if all your chosen features could be delivered on a familiar platform with a low learning curve, one easily adopted by your team, and ready to roll on day one.
You know the solution is out there somewhere. When you do a Google search you get more results than you know what to do with. Results which probably brought you here…
Let’s filter those results down to what really matters and clarify your options to make the decision easier.
When it comes to “Alternatives to Gmelius” there are plenty of them. Just researching the choices can be a dizzying experience.
To simplify, there are two main questions you and your team should be asking:
Most of the providers, Gmelius included, deliver a range of features falling into three categories: Communication – Collaboration – Automation.
The issue is they are often disconnected.
In the context of a work environment, communication includes internal and external components, as well as team collaboration. The issue is that most teams are using inefficient methods where these three key channels are disconnected from each other.
Internal includes all non-client facing messages exchanged within your team, including: messages, notes, and chat.
Slack comes to mind when you think of internal communication tools.
Email remains the leading external communication tool for businesses. Unfortunately, some teams are still using email for internal collaboration! Hopefully you’re not still CC’ing and Forwarding? That’s another story, but just know there is a much better way to share emails with your team.
Gmail comes to mind when you think of the most widely used email platform.
Collaboration tools are designed to improve your workflow. With the help of technology, team members are able to come together in a more efficient manner for the completion of a common goal.
Data is displayed to you in unique ways, allowing you and your team to see things clearly. To see things differently.
The benefits of an effective collaboration tool include: pipeline management, easy delegation of tasks, accountability, transparency – and a clean visual way to see it all.
Trello comes to mind when you think of visual tools of collaboration.
With a proper automation tool, you can systemize your main channels of internal and external communication.
Imagine creating a detailed sequence of work actions. You could automate follow up emails to be sent after so many days without an answer. With the option of sending a reply if they did answer. And if that email reply requires action, you could turn it into a task and add it to your shared project boards.
Your chosen platform should allow you to easily create those types of automated sequences, and to share them with your team.
During your search you may find that each alternative to Gmelius seems to come up short. Either missing key features or overloaded with the ones you won’t use.
But let’s suppose you get close to finding a solution with your chosen features.
How are you supposed to choose when they all start looking the same?
Choosing the platform you and your team will work with every day is a major decision. Your success or failure could depend on it. If nothing else, it’s easy to see how too much time could be wasted there. Not to mention the hidden costs of communication barriers:
“An SMB with 100 employees could be leaking a staggering $524,569 annually as a result of communications barriers and latency.”
– SIS International Research
The majority of small and mid-sized businesses are forced to pick from a combination of sources and piece together their most ideal mix of tools.
For example: Slack + Trello + Gmail
Although the particular hybrid you come up with can check off all your boxes, the process will inevitably become bloated, inefficient, and undependable.
The final point to consider before making your decision is dependability. The tool you finally settle on is one you and your team will spend a considerable amount of time with.
Again, the decision should not be taken lightly.
The last thing you need is to waste all this time, only to end up with a tool you can’t depend on. A tool with bugs, one that doesn’t play well with your other extensions. Even worse a platform without the proper support behind it.
The best tools in the world will undoubtedly have issues – issues that can only be solved with real human support.
Of the alternatives that do remain (there won’t be that many at this point), it would be worth to take a moment and look under the hood. What’s really going on behind the logo and the dashboard?
Many of the competing alternatives to Gmelius outsource their more difficult to maintain features to third parties. Customer support is another task most often outsourced. One that creates a disconnect between you the user and the support you deserve.
Gmelius, on the other hand, is Swiss-made and remains 100% in-house, from our developers to our customer success team. Which explains the trail of awards and 5-star reviews from just about every comparison site out there.
“Gmelius rocks! I have been using it for years, on all 3 of my Gmail accounts. They provide some very nice features for free, and even more with their paid plan. It’s the most valuable Chrome extension that I have. In addition, they have great support — I recently had an issue with the functionality, and got very quick responses from their help desk — they even scheduled a screen-share with me to help resolve the issue. 🙂 “
– Dean Halpern
Gmelius currently has more than 150,000 users across a wide range of industries and sub-industries. In most cases they are teams with 10 to 100 members.
Multiple departments, working on separate functions, required to communicate and collaborate towards a common goal. Gmelius at its core is designed for this. Empowering teams with a seamless system of tools that support their work environments.
Gmelius is for organizations who prefer to have a complete solution without the need to go back and forth between different platforms.
Gmelius remains the best alternative for small and mid-sized teams looking to bridge the gaps between their internal and external communications. The accompanying collaboration and automation features offered in our rich-tool set come together into a complete and connected package.
Email tools galore, from shared inboxes and shared labels, to tracking and scheduling, templates and notes. Automated sequencing, a light-weight CRM, Kanban boards, and more. Features are intuitively organized in tiers according to your goals. So they’re not in your way if you don’t need them, but there for you when you do.
The fact that Gmelius is available within your familiar Gmail inbox and also available on Mobile makes it even better.
Your next step is to start with a Gmelius trial. It’s free.
From there, the pressure is on Gmelius to satisfy you and your entire team. The fact that you can cancel anytime is additional motivation for us.
If all goes well – you become a long term user.
We’ve been able to accomplish just that – more than 150,000 times. Exceeding the expectations of our trial users and doing everything necessary to ensure they stay.
We would love to add you to our list of satisfied users.
Our team is on standby if you’d like to discuss how Gmelius can transform your business or schedule a live demo of our features.
Reach out to see how your team can manage projects and clients without leaving Gmail or Slack.