Designed for teams focused on a-sync work, best suited for remote or hybrid work. Go beyond real-time communication and focus more on deep work focus sessions.

What's good about Twist

What's good

  • Threads
  • A-Sync
  • Todoist
What's not good about Twist

What's not good

  • Integrations

Twist Key Features

Twist Key feature #1


A change of thinking, but thread-based communication changes the goal of each of your lines of communication - one of Twist's geniuses.

Twist Key feature #2


You need to be collaborating a-sync for Twist to be fully optimised, this makes it great for remote teams and those transitioning.

Twist Key feature #3


This offers one of the best Todoist integrations for capturing tasks into your team's Todoist account with simple capture.

What is Twist?

Twist a unlike the traditional team communication tools. Throw what you know out about chat apps for work, Twist flips that on its head. Twist is focused on async workload.

Think threads first, not messages...

The role of threads allows you to create a message with a header and a focused chat around that specific conversation. This threads-first way of thinking has been adopted by other tools, like Threads.

You can use messages, save messages, create channels but the focus is contrary to Slack offering a more asynchronous approach to work communication.

Key Features of Twist

Major features of Twist include the following:

  • Conversations organized by topic using threads
  • Real-time collaboration with @mentions and reactions
  • Integrations with Todoist (owned by same company)
  • Customizable notifications and emphasis on asynchronous communication
  • User-friendly design and cross-platform compatibility
  • Security features like two-factor authentication and end-to-end encryption
  • Search function and archiving for long-term storage.

Here's how to use Twist threads:

Best Suited for?

You need to be on the a-sync bandwagon to be looking at Twist.

You almost need to fully comprehend the system, how it works and then Twist will fall into place. If you're still using real-time tools like Slack, this is a big shift in your thinking, but something that those who use Twist feel happy with.

Compared to Slack, you will not get the all the power features like Huddles, integrations and more - but this is what Twist is actively marketing themselves against, naturally.

It is particularly useful for remote teams or teams working across different time zones.

Understanding Twist

Answers about Twist

Yes, Twist is build on a-sync and remote teams - their company Doist lives and breathes thinking around this policy for teams.

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