The software company popularly known as the developer of AutoCad, Sketchbook, Homestyler, and Pixlr is entering the group messaging arena with its latest app called Autodesk Instant. The app which works on Android and iOS is aimed for use at the workplace and makes it easy to communicate with a team at the same time.
Autodesk Instant allows users to send text messages, photos, videos, and even their location to other users. It allows for the creation of groups so that anything send to the group will be received by member of that group. If a user signs up with a work email address then they will automatically be added to that organization’s group.
One great feature of this app is that it offers “seamless communication”. Workers who have the app installed on their device can still communicate to those who don’t have the app installed since it has an SMS fallback feature.
Some of the key features of the app include
- Create work groups for projects, teams, or social occasions
- Share messages, photos, video, and location
- Seamlessly communicate with coworkers who don’t have the app installed
- Call coworkers directly from the app
- Company townhall where you can message everyone in your organization
This new messaging app from Autodesk is fast and quite easy to use. It however offers the same features as most of the existing messaging apps out in the market today. It’s going to be difficult for an organization that already uses a standard messaging app to shift to a new one if the new one has nothing new to offer. What’s interesting is that in future updates of the app Autodesk may integrate some of its collaboration tools making it attractive for use in the corporate environment.
Autodesk Instant is now available free to download at Google Play and is currently at version 1.0.21. It has a weight of 3.4MB and requires a device running on at least Android 3.2.
If you are an organization that’s looking for a better way for workers to communicate then this app is definitely worth checking out.
via google play