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- Easy to use. Nice UI and UX.
- Get a notification for every message that we receive.
- Can form a small group to communicate with others while working on a common project.
- No automatic messaging send option available.
- Sometimes message notifications are received with some delay.
- Easy to communicate with fellow co-workers
- Ability to communicate with other companies that have Slack
- Slack downtime is very rare, if any.
- It gets very expensive if you have a huge company
- Unable to unread messages to remind me to read again
- Enables effective and proactive communication between departments and managers in the organization.
- Brings a great benefit to projects that your company is currently working on, organizing all the medium to long term objectives
- Slack is a very easy-to-use platform and intuitive for first-time users.
- Slack's technical support needs to improve its response times, sometimes taking longer than usual, making it unreliable software.
- Slack performance is sometimes affected by saturation effects on the company's server, making the whole process look a little slow.
- I would like to see more features in Slack such as: implementing the ability to make video calls without the need for other external software.
- Provision to create chat threads.
- Saves chat history as per the pricing plan.
- Provision to create channels and add guest members to specific channels.
- Provision to add external members.
- Call option which has good voice clarity.
- All files shared to cumulate on a central repo could have been easy especially for admins.
- Slack offers notification features for different departments.
- Slack allows one to send private messages to administrators.
- Slack allows one to send group messages.
- Slack could allow for a video chat feature.
- It needs to feature more emojis and stickers for its messages.
- It also needs a voice messaging feature like Whatsapp.
- Provides great flexibility to structure your conversations and the information within (channels, 1 on 1, groups, threads). Being able to structure conversations makes it easier to find relevant information later and can allow the splitting of the casual and important.
- Ease of use. Slack is easy to get into and use while still offering many advanced options for those curious and adventurous enough to use them.
- Great potential for integration. Slack has many apps and integrations that allow easy access to other systems or to quickly share information across systems. By connecting multiple systems you can access a lot of data from a single place which can save time.
- The search feature could really be improved. It is quite difficult to find something specific with the search function as no matter the parameters and filters that you set, it seems to never return what you are looking for.
- The UI could use some help. The basics are there and easy to use, but Slack offers a ton of ways to customize the experience and this causes the setting screen to be a huge convoluted mess, but also switches and options can be found in numerous places. This makes it quite difficult when you are trying to find a specific option or need to know if it even exists.
- The Android mobile app (can't speak for iOS) can be buggy at times. Navigation sometimes doesn't work as expected and the read/unread status on the contact list can be erroneous. I mostly use it for after hours messaging so it's very light use and therefore not a big issue, but it could be annoying to a mobile-only workforce.
- Private and public channels, direct message.
- We can integrate few useful apps like Polly, Outlook Calendar, etc.
- We can pin important messages in channels.
- We can star the important message in direct message chats.
- We can send piece of code in well formatted manner.
- We can not share message to public channel from direct messages.
- Some UI improvements are required, the old UI was great but the new version which was updated recently needs some UI improvements.
- In text snippet, auto suggestion can be introduced for popular programming language.
- Clean, intuitive UI.
- Easy, custom functionality development.
- Notifications can be overwhelming at times. It would be great to have a smarter way of filtering.
- Channels may get unwieldy. Better ability to prioritize would be helpful.
It is not as great as a structure, prioritization, tasks, workflow, etc. It is also not easy to categorize various topics in a channel for easy reference and retrieval.
- instant messgaing
- video calls
- integrations-ability to create help tickets with commands within Slack
- the internal searching mechanism could be better
- sometimes run into bandwidth issues on calls
- have had some issues picking up the microphone on my headset sometimes
- Flexibility around notifications. Being part of a 1200+ employee company & a member of multiple channels & groups in Slack, it's fantastic being able to control that notifications I WANT to receive (and which I'd like to "mute," another helpful function).
- The ability to create separate "channels" & groups. This has been key in making sure communication is organized & categorized in a way that makes sense. For example, we have separate channels for announcements, tech-related troubleshooting, different departments, etc.
- Ease of use & just plain fun. With emojis, "reactions," and gifs built in, communicating can be quite fun :)
- A channel initially created as private can't be changed to public. (However, the reverse is possible -- public channels can be made private.)
- The flip side of all the features, functionality, and "fun" aspects of Slack is that it can be a distraction from real work if you're not careful (there IS such a thing as falling into the Slack rabbit hole!).
- Slack is a solid chat tool that works across a variety of platforms, with a very low barrier for entry: new users can be invited via email, and can use web-based, desktop, or mobile versions of the application.
- Slack continues to refine and improve their product, with new features being rolled out just about every month.
- Slack offers a great value in their free version of the app, with most of the tool's functionality available for no cost.
- While their focus on continuous product improvement is admirable, the pace of change sometimes introduces bugs to existing features.
- Some workspace administrative options require logging in to the workspace website -- it would be great to be able to manage all configuration directly from the desktop app.
- Allow me to be petty for a moment: Why can't we have bigger emojis?
Slack may not be a great fit for working groups that prefer face-to-face communications, or those teams that are already well-acclimated to another group chat tool.
- Categorize discussions by channels.
- Fast, powerful mobile app.
- Almost all-in-one communication tool (chat and audio/video).
- Integrations with Google Drive, Trello, etc.
- Ability to share my screen on the web version.
- For big organizations, (probably +150-200 employees) it might add too much noise if not managed correctly.
- Distributed teams and/or companies with multiple offices.
- Startups: Helps new employees get a quick view of the "bigger picture" -- everything that's happening inside the organization.
- Teams that need real-time communication to run their operations (eg. customer support, engineering).
Scenarios where Slack is less appropriate:
- Large organizations with several hundred employees if not managed correctly -- it can add too much noise/distractions.
- Multiple channels/groups for a specific purpose.
- Excellent functionality for code snippets.
- When pasting a large code snippet it hangs and has to be force closed.
- Video calls can be improved by giving more functionality like pass control and so on.
However when it comes handling a video call where multiple people speak and they are sharing the video and also want to share the screen or maybe request access to control the desktop, Slack needs improvement and it's less apt.
- It's PERFECT for getting quick answers and having quick light conversations with coworkers.
- Downtime is very rare.
- It integrates well with other programs and has great little add-ons.
- It can become a crutch when people become so accustomed to instant answers.
- Can hinder productivity with add-ons and apps like Giphy.
- It has a nice UI and is easy to set up and use. New team members could easily get updated from a particular channel as well.
- It has both mobile and web-based versions available allowing us to use it on the go.
- It is free for most of the cases and allowed us to create different channels or groups for different departments, teams or projects.
- It offers easy integrations with most used services like Google Drive, GitHub etc.
- Its paid plan is very expensive for startups and businesses having low revenue/big teams.
- For large organisations too, it creates chaos because large numbers of users generate large data. Slack does not support much management of this.
- Sometimes it looks like we are using a messaging app instead of a professional service, as it has all the features of instant messaging apps, like emojis, etc. Professionally sometimes, these don't seem to be useful.
- It duplicates other services that we already have really well. For example, Yammer, our LMS, and other general communications tools.
- I like that you can add pictures.
- It is sort of retro, like ICQ.
- Totally annoying and disruptive to getting anything done.
- Seems to go down the most out of all our cloud services, and we got a bunch of them.
- The UI is just bad. Not intuitive.
- Not a good value.
- Perfect integration with external applications. The catalog is huge and responds before many needs of the digital work world.
- Instant messaging is on another level because of all the features in the chats. The threads are great to continue a conversation.
- Segment communication with channels that can be created at will. It's great to talk about various topics without mixing them.
- The Search Bar is great: search even within the content of the documents shared.
- At first, it is difficult to use Slack. It has many functions that are not intuitive to learn to use.
- The browser application sometimes does not send notifications on time.
- The license is expensive.
- To send photos, all you have to do is click, drag, and drop into the chat box. Very easy!
- I like how easy it is to create as many conversations as you'd like with 1 or more individuals.
- There are groups that we have that many agents can communicate big changes in an instant! By just the click of a button.
- I'd like to see a little more customization as far as my view of slack goes. Such as skins or color changes.
- It would be nice to be able to have a chat board where you can see several conversations at once instead of toggling back and forth from one side bar and only being able to be in one chat at a time.
- There are certain times when someone will leave the company and they have a Channel open that they created. Others can't close it because the individual would need to close it however they are not around any longer. It would be nice if we could remove those more easily.
Slack Scorecard Summary
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Slack is a group messaging or team collaboration app that aims to simplify communication for businesses. Features include open discussions, private groups, and direct messaging, as well as deep contextual search and message archiving, and file sharing. Slack integrates with a number of other tools, such as MailChimp, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
The product is free to use, and also has paid plans with more features and greater controls.
The company has raised $340M in funding and boasts 800k users.
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