November 6, 2013

Fleep – Keep Conversations in Sync

Fleep is a chat service that helps groups stay on the same page when managing complex tasks and projects. By combining three popular business features in one platform—group chats, pinboards, and file sharing—Fleep has developed a business communication system that’s adaptable for many different types of users.

Start a conversation, then get to work tracking its progress through your company’s pipeline. When your company uses Fleep, you can host group chats from inside your browser or an integrated iPhone app. Manually ping selected colleagues to bring them into the conversation. Users can upload files to specific conversation threads, and they can pin lists of items that need to be done before a project is complete. You can even include people who don’t have Fleep accounts (like clients and vendors) by sending them emails through Fleep. Those non-users can participate in conversations without having to create their own accounts.

Fleep’s iPhone app is what makes the platform especially useful. Users can access lists and group chats from their mobile phones, pulling up shopping lists when they’re at the store or to-do lists when they’re on a jobsite. All Fleep services are completely free for as long as the platform is in beta.

Practical Uses:

  • Loop your assistant in on a conversation you’ve been having with a client
  • Access that chat logs from any group conversations you’ve hosted in the past
  • Upload a PDF for everyone in your office to view
  • Add clients and vendors to your inter-office communication network

Insider Tips:

  • Download the iPhone app to use Fleep on your smartphone
  • Send messages to colleagues who are currently offline
  • Search for keywords or topics across all conversations
  • Pin task lists, meeting notes, and important links to the side of a group chat

What we liked:

  • Users can easily add people without Fleep accounts to their group conversations
  • Replies that non-users send via email are automatically added to group chats
  • Photos and documents are accessible along the side of a group chat
  • Fleep has no ads and no spam

What we didn’t like:

  • Fleep’s Android app isn’t scheduled to debut until 2014


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2013 (Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Estonia
  • Founded by: Henn Ruukel, Asko Oja, Erik Laansoo, Marko Kreen, Liis Peetermann, and Andres Järviste
  • Web site:


  • Free in beta

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