Posted on Monday, May 5th, 2014 by Dov Herzberg
Slack is a sleek messenger app that allows businesses to communicate with each other in an efficient and valuable way.
Slack operates with one goal; help your company run as smoothly as possible. And, with features like instant messaging, automatic archiving and an elegant interface, Slack is capable and ready to do so. To begin, simply signup on slack.com, use the iOS or Android app (or all three, Slack syncs flawlessly across different devices), invite the entire team and let your thoughts be heard. The fact that Flickr’s co founder Stewart Butterfield is the man behind it, and that they just raised $42M, ensures that this beautifully interfaced service is here to stay.
By combining the best of these two worlds, Slack may just be the best way for companies to brainstorm and communicate together. In terms of instant messaging, Slack includes four different settings for every interaction that comes along your way. Trying to come up with your next big idea? Write in the main company channel and let everyone bring their thoughts to the table. Need to work on a specific project? Simply create a new channel and invite only the members of that team. Have something confidential to share with your boss? Send him a quick private message. Just want to “type out loud”? Use the your private page as a virtual scrapbook. Slack also takes email to the next level. Say goodbye to the inconvenience of opening a saving attachments. With Slack, pictures and other files can be shared like any other instant message. The best feature however, is that everything on Slack is archived and searchable so you’ll never forget a key conversation again. Messenger apps are aplenty and no one wants more clutter on their phones but give Slack a try. Your office will thank you for it… probably in the main company channel.