Campfire is one of the best team collaboration tools with real time chat built-in. There are plenty of Campfire apps for iOS and Android users, but when it comes to the Windows Store, Spark is the one that stands out from the crowd.
If you’re a frequent user of the 37signals Campfire group chat, you may want to check out Spark which has been released to Windows Store for Windows 8 and looks stunning. Better still; at the moment, you can get it for 50% off the regular price, so hurry up if you were looking for a reliable Campfire chat client for your Windows 8 tablet for a long time.
The best Campfire chat client for Windows 8
As stated in its Windows Store page, Spark is a modern, full-featured, fast and beautiful client for 37Signals Campfire chat designed to let you do what you need and get out of your way on your Windows 8 tablet or Windows 8 desktop device. Designed and optimized for Modern Windows 8, Spark offers a number of useful features, such as the following:
- Send messages to your Campfire rooms from other apps via search contract
- Roaming support — get consistent experience across all your devices
- Background support — get notified even if app is not running
- Contacts integration
- Spark – pin room to start
- Fast and intuitive interface — works great in snapped mode
- Advanced notifications settings (sound, live tiles, toast, unread counters) — customizable per room level and per each keyword
- Upload multiple files at once, paste files from clipboard or take and upload photo using camera
- Inline previewing of images — whether from uploads, image links, or from a number of other sites (YouTube, Dropbox, Instagram, Imgur, Twitpic, 9 GAG and many more)
- Support for multiple Campfire accounts
- Full emoji and Campfire sounds support and autocomplete
- Highlights any messages that mention you
- Send messages via voice!
- Favorite rooms
- Built-in search and transcripts support
- Shows user avatars
- Customizable time zones
- Ignore enter/leave messages
- Animated GIFs support
- Real time streaming of messages for instant notifications