Slack an ultimate messenger

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Slack is a cloud-based instant messaging and team collaboration tool founded by Stewart Butterfield. Slack was launched in August 2013.. so let’s start with a look at Slack’s base functionality.

Channels

Organize your team conversations in open channels. Make a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything—everyone has a transparent view of all that’s going on. For sensitive information, create private channels and invite a few team members.

Direct Messages

Send messages directly to another person or to a small group of people for more focused conversations.

Calls

Take a conversation from typing to face-to-face by starting a voice or video call in any Channel or Direct Message. Make one-on-one or group calls right from Slack without needing to open another app or share invite links.

Drag, drop, and share your files.

Not just your messages, but all your files, images, PDFs, documents, and spreadsheets can be dropped right into Slack and shared with anyone you want. Add comments, star for later reference, and it’s all completely searchable.

If you use any services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Box, just paste the link and that document is immediately in sync and searchable too.

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All your tools in one place.

Connect all the tools you use to Slack and avoid all that constant switching between apps. Set up your integration so that you get all your notifications directly within Slack—from support requests, code check-ins, and error logs to sales leads—all of them searchable in one central archive.

Search your entire archive.

Everything in Slack messages, notifications, files are automatically indexed and archived so that you can have it at your fingertips whenever you want. Slack also indexes the content of every file so you can search within PDFs, Word documents, Google docs, and more. With one search box and a set of powerful search operators, you can slice and dice your way to that one message in your communication haystack.

Everywhere you go.

With fully native apps for iOS and Android, whatever you do on one device is reflected everywhere. Everything is in sync. We’ll keep your place so you can always pick up wherever you left off.

Customize your notifications

Whether you’re on your computer or mobile device. Dial them up to be alerted about everything or dial them down to focus on just a few things.

Price

You may be surprised to learn that Slack offers a “free to use forever” pricing tier. For small businesses, that may be all you need.

However, to truly make the most of the solution, they offer reasonable pricing at both monthly and annual rates.

Integration

Integration is what takes Slack from a normal online instant messaging and collaboration system to a solution that enables you to centralize all your notifications, from social media to tech support, accounts, sales and more into one searchable place where your team can work and take measures on it. Apps include all major social media, sharing websites.

 

Conclusion

At first glance, Slack appears to be yet another online instant messaging and collaboration solution. However, a closer look will reveal revolutionary innovation under the hood.

With the integrations you can implement with Slack it makes it more fun. It’s well crafted and consolidates notifications. As a notification tool into your personal network and the tools you use, Slack is well executed.

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