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What is Slack?

"Slack brings team communication into one place, instantly searchable, archivable and available whenever you go."

Slack is a real-time messaging, archive and conversation search tool. It is designed to make working life simpler and more productive by removing the need for internal email and inefficient file sharing methods.

Slack brings desktop and mobile messaging into one place — with seamless file sharing, conversation syncing, and notification options. It is simple and easy to use. Users can create different conversation groups with customizable privacy settings to ensure just the right people see them.

Slack is optimized as a search tool to ensure every discussion and document is archived, indexed, and available through Slack's search bar. The powerful search and archiving features will help users never lose track of the conversations they need to remember.


Slack scored 92/100 (Top 3 in Instant Messaging & Chat) in the Instant Messaging & Chat category. This is based on user satisfaction (91/100), press buzz (68/100), recent user trends (falling), and other relevant information on Slack gathered from around the web.

The score for this service has declined over the past month. What is this?

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Slack Product Overview

  • All team communication in one place: Say goodbye to internal email thanks to Slack’s desktop and mobile messaging, file sharing and notifications functions. Stay up-to-date even on the move.

  • Integrate with services you already use: Slack integrates with dozens of other services including Dropbox, Google Drive, GitHub, Datadog, Asana, Mailchimp etc.

  • Built for search: Archive, index and find conversations, files or links in seconds with Slack’s search functions.


Languages: English

Slack Features

  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat
  • Contact Management
  • Contact Sharing
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Comparison
  • Email Integration
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Forecasting
  • Google Apps Integration
  • History/Version Control
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Marketing Automation
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Supplier Management
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Travel Management
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Slack User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.57 /5 based on 6171 user ratings.
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Slack is the best. Period.

(5/5) (Associate Marketing Manager at Cordial, Inc.)

What do you like about Slack?

Slack is the easiest to use. Honestly, I wouldn't even consider another chat service. It's the perfect compliment to email. It integrates with everything, has a seamless experience, great design, constantly improving, and is generally always on their game. It's perfect for team chat.

What do you dislike about Slack?

Nothing. I wouldn't change a single thing. Some might complain that it doesn't integrate well with project management tools but I disagree. In my experience, most chat services inside of a project management tool just don't do the job. Slack is the bomb.


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Slack - team communication

(5/5)

What do you like about Slack?

Slack is designed for keeping chats and conversations between team members. You can exchange messages and files right inside the application. You can mention other users in conversations, which are called Channels. I like many features of this system but most of all its integration with other services, delicate mail notifications only when a person is mentioned in the chat channel, ability to attach pictures and files and the mobile application.

What do you dislike about Slack?

Being hones I do not really see any disadvantages using Slack as it has everything a team could need for communication and work on the projects. It has many integrations and could be set for mostly any business need.


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It's not just app of real time messaging it saves your time and cost with collaboration

(5/5) (Inside Sales Executive at Qliktag Software Inc.)

What do you like about Slack?

excellent and powerful real-time messaging app with a rich collection of settings and options. It won't magically erase all the problems of email but integrate it intelligently with other software and it becomes a key part of any team's collaboration.

What do you dislike about Slack?

Free channels delete your messages after 10k.
Their search sucks, so it’s hard to find important things.
Every channel gets cluttered up with junk, making it useless.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Slack solve?

Slack spares you huge amounts of time-related with triaging messages and announcement gatherings. You are considerably more effective and your throughput shoots through the rooftop.


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A good opportunity for developers

(3/5)

What do you like about Slack?

It's a good thing or the best opportunity for developers to communicate with other developer have a chat and even share files

What do you dislike about Slack?

Slack needs alot of authenticity and it takes long to load .slack is sometimes losses signals and colapse

What have you been using it for and what problems did Slack solve?

I have used it to share my codes and files .slack has helped me to know and chat with other developers


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I don't know how I ever lived without Slack.

(5/5)

What do you like about Slack?

Seriously, it is the easiest to use communication platform I have ever used. The integrations are endless. Using Slack versus sending emails is a huge time saver, it is so much easier to use, and to have a conversation, rather than the back and forth with constant emails.

What do you dislike about Slack?

I haven't come across anything not to like. The only problem that I have had is how to add new users to channel, but that was easily solved with a quick trip to the help desk.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Slack solve?

We use Slack as a primary communication tool for our remote team. Having channels set with purposes makes conversations easy to have either one on one or within a group. The integrations are seemingly endless, which makes for a happy unified company.


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(5/5) (Sales Champ at Crozdesk)

It's simple: Slack is addictive. And that is exactly what you need from an internal communication tool (well, apart from the communication bit... but Slack rocks this too).

The most difficult part of implementing new tools in a team is always getting the team to adopt it, use it, and commit to it until it sticks (or until you've figured out it's really not for you).

What makes it addictive for our team? It has the simplicity of Facebook group (or personal) chat, but with a powerful search so that you never loose important chats or brainstorms that you may need to look at later again. It's minimalistic design and the 'Slackbot' that talks to you and leads you through the setup are also part of the addiction-factor.

NOTE: regardless of which tool you want to implement, make sure you do commit to it for a week or two before judging. It takes time to change habits. As for Slack, our team has reduced e-mails by 70-80% and we've stopped communicating on 5 different platforms. Blessing.



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