Quip is a tool that brings working together on documents together with communicating about that specific document. It’s a chatbox, with all modern chatbox functionalities, combined with a collaboration feature.
Look and Feel?
Certainly meets expectations, modern and user-friendly
Certainly some conceptual and technical innovations
Easy to implement?
At first sight Quip feels like Google documents (another good way of collaborating on documents together), but it look likes it added a few things to make collaborating more smoothly. The cool thing off course is working on a document (or spreadsheet or whatever) together and chatting about it on the left hand side of the page.
Quip is one tool, and by using it, perhaps makes using other tools obsolete. Working on the same document and communicating about changes you want to make all in the same tool, ensures you don’t need email or other chat boxes anymore. And the chances of working in the wrong version of a document and not knowing what the most recent version is, are also slimmer.
It sounds like a lot to fit in one screen, but the overall look and feel for Quip is good.