If you want a platform where you can have all your colleagues in one chat service then HIpChat was designed for you. It gives a professional angle to support sharing of files and ideas within the system.
It also acts as a storage tool with web integration for online communications. You can always retrieve the information as long as you are connected to the internet. You can always have access to the chat history and all the conversations. If you want to have a private group may be for a department then the tool is also able to handle that with ease.
Something unique about the tool is the option of a live preview of images through sharing of a link for access. Private conversations are also supported in this tool.
The moment you switch on the application you get notification of what happens to keep you updated on what happened while you were away. You can also communicate with your third-party affiliates like clients among others- what a complete package.
Just like a text message, you can also handle a voice and video chat functions with additional features like emoticons and spell chacing functions. All in all, this is a chat service specially designed for business environment.
HipChat is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in instant messaging category and is available to all software users as a free download.