Slackin' off is a good thing.
March 08, 2016

Slackin' off is a good thing.

Patrick Walls | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Slack

It is a communications tool that replaces email and is used by the web team as well as the intern team. Both streamline communications in those teams.
  • Integrating outside software like Twitter, Google Drive, and Skype allow for sharing of files, tweets, and video communication right in the platform.
  • The speed of communication eliminates the need for email and can reduce inbox clutter.
  • Channels allow for varying conversations without interrupting other conversations.
  • Better link embedding (similar to Facebook in a post) would be nice.
  • So far, I have used a free subscription and been very satisfied with such a powerful tool.
The use of giphy is great for creating a fun conversation among team members, but in a more professional environment some of the more social and fun tools and plug-ins are best left out.

Slack Feature Ratings

Task Management
8
Gantt Charts
8
Scheduling
8
Workflow Automation
8
Mobile Access
10
Search
9
Visual planning tools
8
Chat
10
Notifications
10
Discussions
10
Surveys
10
Internal knowledgebase
8
Integrates with GoToMeeting
5
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
10
Integrates with Outlook
5
Versioning
Not Rated
Video files
Not Rated
Audio files
9
Document collaboration
9
Access control
9
Advanced security features
9
Integrates with Google Drive
9
Device sync
9