For those of you who don’t already know, I am not a big fan of Corporate Culture and I have done my best to avoid working in a a strict shirt and tie corporate environment.
Currently I work as a contractor for a company in the US (https://www.getfoxyproxy.org), I work on providing clients with Customer and Tech support. I work with people from all over the world, Asia, US, Middle East etc Because of this, we have systems in place that make it easy for a globally distributed workforce to work together and collaborate on projects easily.
Our virtual ‘office’ is an IRC channel hosted on Mozilla’s IRC network. This is where we talk shop and joke around and sometimes share memes. Now my job requires that I use Virtual Machines, different browser and different Operating Systems. Switching back and forth between the different browsers and IRC client wasn’t fun for me, so I started using IRCCloud (https://www.irccloud.com/).
Why Do I like IRC Cloud?
1. IRC Cloud is a web based IRC client, which means that there’s no need to download the right version for each different platform I use.
2. IRCCloud keeps me online all the time. With IRCCloud, i’m always online, even when my computer is off. That way, I never miss a message.
3. It runs in the browser. Any modern browser can run IRCCloud and it supports web notifications, which means that if someone sends me a PM or mentions me in a comment, I’ll know, even if i’m viewing a different tab.
4. It works on mobile. There’s an app for the iOS and Android I think, so if you never miss a thing.
There you have it, IRCCloud is what I use and I encourage you to do the same.