A Private IRC Chat Platform for Your Company: Grove | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it

What it is

"Grove is a hosted IRC service targeted at paying business clients who would use a private chat service to for internal discussions.

Grove is built on the IRC protocol and allows any business to set up its own web-based private IRC server that includes features such as archives, search and channel access controls."

Key Features

  • No software to install
  • Full chat archives
  • Searchabe archives
  • Channel and user access control
  • Web-based access 

Interface screenshot



"The first 30 days are free; after that, business pay according to their size: $10/month for five users, $25/month for ten users, $50 month for 20 users, and so on."



"Bootstrapped, but taking on big competition
Yammer is probably Grove’s most visible competitor in the enterprise communication tool space... "

More info


Full review: http://gigaom.com/2012/01/10/convore-grove-io/ 

(Curated by Robin Good)