10 Features to Love about Spike for Seamless Communication and Productivity

By Sivan Kaspi, Updated on April 10, 2024, 5 min read

As someone who values seamless communication and productivity, I put Spike’s transformative power to use daily. Whether it’s orchestrating projects with my team, or managing my own tasks, Spike has become my go-to solution for staying organized. I rely on Spike to streamline collaboration within my team, ensuring that everyone stays on the same page and projects progress smoothly.


Additionally, Spike has significantly enhanced my personal workflow, offering intuitive tools that help me stay focused and productive throughout the day.


Here are the top 10 features of Spike that have become indispensable to me:



Spike Groups: Spike’s Groups are a dedicated workspace where conversations are neatly separated by topic. Whether it’s a brainstorming session (like: What’s for lunch today?) project updates (like: New feature launch), or by teams (like: Content team updates).  Groups make team chat effortless and efficient.


👉 What I love is that I can invite anyone not on Spike to a group. They get the message like a regular email, but I see it as part of a Group, keeping my inbox super organized.



Voice Messages: In a rush? No problem. Spike allows you to turn a lengthy meeting into a concise voice message, saving me valuable time. With voice messages, sharing updates and ideas becomes as easy as pressing a button.


👉 I use voice messages especially when I am on the go and have my hands full. Picture this: you’re picking up your kid from daycare, you’re carrying bags and pushing a stroller but still want to reply in detail.



Collaborative Notes: Spike’s collaborative notes has vastly improved the way my team documents ideas and plans projects. From brainstorming sessions to meeting minutes, Spike’s Notes ensure that everyone stays on the same page, literally.


👉 I like having shared tasks lists with team members, project planning Gantts, and sharing content tasks. We find using notes especially useful with the design team, where we can create a brief and share files + comments on the materials produced. At the end, we have an organized repository with all our materials.



AI Summarize: Tired of sifting through lengthy documents? Spike’s AI Summarize feature does the heavy lifting for me by condensing lengthy texts into concise summaries. It’s like having a personal assistant who can extract the most important information in seconds.


👉 My personal hack is getting a summary of files and attachments, without needing to download or open anything.



Video Calls: Need face-to-face communication without leaving your inbox? Spike’s built-in video calls feature makes it effortless to connect with colleagues and clients. No need to switch between apps or schedule separate meetings—just click and start your video call right from Spike.


👉 This one is also very useful when working with clients or partners. I can just share a link from the conversation and they only need to click the link to join the call. It’s always exciting to see how excited people are when they discover how easy it is.



Shortcut for Undo Send: We’ve all been there—accidentally hitting send on an email before it’s ready. With Spike’s keyboard shortcut for undo send, those moments of panic are a thing of the past. You get 10 seconds to undo any message sent.


👉command + shift + z on mac ctrl + shift + z on windows


Custom Email Domain: Maintain brand consistency and professionalism with a custom email address from Spike. Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, having a custom email domain not only looks professional but also enhances security and trust.


👉 Instead of paying for an email domain, email hosting, possibly an email client AND your other chat apps/ productivity tools – Spike solves app and services dispersion. Get a free or custom email address – use this to message your team (just like Slack) and email clients or partners (not like Slack) all from a single platform. Chats with your team and emails with your clients are part of your same workflow. Emails look regular and professional to anyone not on Spike. So you get the best of both worlds. PLUS: Add any other email accounts to your workspace. View all your feeds in a unified inbox view so you never have to switch between apps or windows.



Built-in Translation: Break down language barriers without needing to switch to an external tool. Whether you’re communicating with international clients or collaborating with colleagues from different regions, Spike’s seamlessly integrated translation tool ensures that everyone is on the same page, regardless of language.


👉This saves our Customer Success team so much time. Spike users are across the globe and write to us in all languages. Our built-in translations let us reply to users instantly, regardless of what language they wrote to us. Allowing our team to instantly translate and understand the message. Plus, we can also instantly reply back in the same language.


As an extra bonus, our Magic AI tool can always craft messages in any language it is prompted to.


Mass Delete: Say goodbye to inbox clutter with Spike’s mass delete feature. Quickly and easily declutter your inbox by selecting multiple emails and deleting them in one fell swoop. It’s a simple yet powerful way to stay organized and focused.


👉Ever deleted hundreds of emails in a single click? I have.


1-Click Unsubscribe: If you’re like me, you’re probably really tired of endless email newsletters cluttering your inbox. Spike’s 1-click unsubscribe feature makes it easy to declutter your inbox and unsubscribe from unwanted emails with just a single click. It’s a time-saving solution for keeping your inbox clean and clutter-free.


Bonus – Broadcast messages: Spike’s Shared Inbox allows teams to seamlessly manage and respond to emails together, enabling streamlined team communication and unparalleled productivity.


Plus, Spike’s Shared Inbox seamlessly incorporates a wide array of robust features, including email templates, snooze, send later, read indicators, magic AI, and more. Empower your team with the essential tools required for streamlined and efficient communication.


To summarize, Spike has really changed the way I work and communicate. From organized collaboration to time-saving features, Spike has become an indispensable tool in my productivity arsenal. If you’re looking to optimize your workflow and improve your communication, Spike is all you need.

Sivan Kaspi Sivan is the Director of Marketing at Spike. A firm believer that the right kind of tech actually helps us use it less, she is passionate about tools that improve our lives. She starts off each morning reviewing her Spike feed over a good cup of coffee.

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