We have about 15 people with more joining in. We'll have our overview group & several subprojects.
We need tools to coordinate ourselves. Where do I ask about tool ideas?
I've looked around and PM and alternatives to Basecamp seem to cost per user. We can afford to pay a flat year fee but that's all.
Need: Chatting at top level, that shows up in member's email and stays on the tool. Chatting for each project, separate from the top level. Ideally, subtopic conversations within each project. File storage or area to put links to google docs & spreadsheets. List of members Search ability to search emails, search for a member's info.
Pleasant, pretty easy to use interface. Most members aren't overly tech sophisticated.
I've looked through the stack applications and found project management, but it was about how to, not tools to. I've looked through meta questions, but haven't seen any the seem related.