If you're anything like me, you're likely using Messenger, WhatsApp, Line, Signal, and maybe a few other chat apps. Remembering where you sent a message becomes challenging, especially when juggling work communications through all these platforms.

But it's not just about where your messages are, but how your data is used. I must admit, I'm all about privacy and security. Having worked in digital marketing for the past 20 years, I've come to accept that my information is just out there, and I'm taking my chances with it every time I use one of the various platforms. That's either because the apps themselves are not as secure as they make them out to be, or they willingly sell my data. It seems as though when it comes to communications apps, you just can't have it all.

I'm here to tell you that you can have your cake and eat it too! You can keep all 101 chat apps, and you can/should organize all your work communications with Rolo. No more worrying if you're going to accidentally text a work colleague some crazy rant about God knows what, or worse, not even respond to a critical communication thread because it gets lost among your personal threads.

In early 2020, I decided to take a much-needed sabbatical from my advertising career in the US. I intended to come to Taiwan to study Mandarin full-time and teach on the side. The universe, of course, always has different plans. That December, I ended up having a casual conversation with Alex Trup about the startup he co-founded. The startup was a new chat app, Rolo Secure Chat, that was all about security.

I was left shocked when Alex started to explain all the features Rolo is building upon their secure communications platform: A quick undo feature for when you're in a hurry, or Siri misheard your dictation; A central library for all your send and received files; Tagging of chats and contacts; and (my favorite) in-app instant translation, among many others.

As we chatted, I kept nodding my head and being like, "Yes, yes, yes!" After nearly two decades in client service, I've been desperate to find a tool that would allow me to roll up Zoom, WhatsApp, and Slack into one app that I could use solely for business to know precisely where my important work stuff is.

Cut to a few months later, and I'm now heading up Rolo's marketing efforts. Selfishly, I couldn't pass up an opportunity to jump back in the game with a product that meets my personal needs and that I genuinely believe in. Not to mention the other excellent reasons I'm at Rolo.

So, keep all your chat apps, but give Rolo a shot for your professional communications. Whether you are a freelancer or run an SME, you can't go wrong with the app. Alex and Momday (Rolo's other co-founder), or I will personally walk you through the onboarding process if you have any questions. With Rolo, you can, in fact, have your cake and eat it too when it comes to chat features you love, without compromising your private data.