You download Dropbox to your desktop and it looks just like any other folder – but people you collaborate with online have to be invited to share your folders. (And they can invite you to share theirs.)
3. Basecamp – Geared specifically to project management, this system is not free: However, there is a 45-day free trial and it starts at only $20 per month.
In the conversation section for each project, your virtual team members are able to upload Profile photos, so each has a visual of the person she is conversing with. This can help people feel more connected.
A little balloon appears beside the project listing, if there is a message to be read.
This balloon changes color if you input a reply, plus the number of messages is displayed, so you can easily see just by glancing at your calendar if there are new messages. (Besides which, a notification is sent to your email address too.)
If you only have one or two or three members in your team, Google Drive and Dropbox may be just what you need.
If you have more than two or three team members, Basecamp will save you a lot of time and confusion – and ultimately will be well worth the return on investment.