By Slack Technologies, Inc.
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Slack brings team communication and collaboration into one place so you can get more work done, whether you belong to a large enterprise or a small business. Check off your to-do list and move your projects forward by bringing the right people, conversations, tools, and information you need together. Slack is available on any device, so you can find and access your team and your work, whether you’re at your desk or on the go.
Use Slack to:
• Communicate with your team and organize your conversations by topics, projects, or anything else that matters to your work
• Message or call any person or group within your team
• Share and edit documents and collaborate with the right people all in Slack
• Integrate into your workflow, the tools and services you already use including Google Drive, Salesforce, Dropbox, Asana, Twitter, Zendesk, and more
• Easily search a central knowledge base that automatically indexes and archives your team’s past conversations and files
• Customize your notifications so you stay focused on what matters
Scientifically proven (or at least rumored) to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. We hope you’ll give Slack a try.
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What's New in Version 2.8.0
• Slack is now fully available in French, Spanish and German, down to the very last emoji, you’ll find the options in Preferences > Language & Region.
• Also, we added support for a brand new way of working with external companies from within Slack.
• AND a whole new way of handling name tagging in order to handle the exciting world of challenges brought by the two things above.
• All mentions of “team” have been changed to “workspace” when referring to the app, though not when referring to the people in it. You create a workspace. You invite people from your team. Simple!
• You can now configure the language used by the spellchecker in Preferences to be the language you wish to spell correctly.
• Fixed: A few rare crashes when making a call and/or screen sharing on a call are now, we believe, on the brink of extinction - or possibly, we hope, gone forever.
• Fixed: An issue where the app would hang if your OS reported that you were in certain timezones.
• Fixed: You may have been running into a `Something's Not Working` screen when waking your computer from sleep. Turns out the thing not working was that. So we fixed it.
Good but could be great :)
Like this chat app a lot. Saves me a lot of time with its built-in features as well as the available integrations. Also a big fan of the styling, makes work chat less boring!
However, noticed with recent update that the "Slack Helper" processes are chugging CPU time, so much so that the fans on my top-spec Macbook Pro run on medium to high. Didn’t have this issue before so I’m sure this is an optimization they just need to make.
One thing I would LOVE to see is the ability to “sleep” a group, so that it didn’t have to be always running in the background. For someone like me, who uses Slack for 9 different groups, having each of those chats actively run leads to each spinning up a Slack Helper process that consumes a fair amount of CPU. Would love to be able to “sleep” less important chats e.g. disable background updates for those groups until I explicitly “un-sleep” it. This would primarily be used for chats of lower priority than others.
Poor emoji support
Doesn’t support the latest emoji. And using the system emoji menu (ctrl+cmd+space) to input the emoji results in poor handling of unicode characters because it decomposes modifiers. When I sent a request to their support team, they responded with:
"When these emoji are included in Slack messages from iOS or macOS devices that support the newer emoji, they may show up as a base emoji plus gender identifier, or as a little blank square. This is obviously not ideal, and while I can't guarantee **when or if** Slack will support the newer emoji and emoji variations, it is something that we're looking in to and hope to include in a future update.” (emphasis mine)
Glad to see you guys are trying your hardest 🤦🏻♂️
Slows computer down
The moment you start using Slack you will love it.
It’s great, flexible, the works.
But as an application it is pretty awful.
It dominates CPU time, slows down the overall performance of your computer and evenutally the fans start to spin non-stop.
Hope they put more time improving the innards of the tool, because it is killing the computer.