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> Chat apps, on the other hand, make it really quick and easy to communicate with the team but are usually bad at maintaining separate threads of conversations cleanly.

I disagree with the author. Most modern chat applications like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Skype etc allow separate threads of conversation cleanly.

IMO email is the worst platform for having conversations about a project.

Author here. I do recognize that slack has thread by that doesn’t make it easy to refer to an exact thread like email does.

I’m looking for something like a “named thread” which the Twist Chat app has, but is unfortunately not the preferred means of communication in my group.

I think you need a forum for lengthy discussions. It's common to try to use email or Slack like a forum, but it's better to just use a forum. Basecamp works great in this capacity, but something like MyBB works well too.

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