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Description

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.

Stop by and learn more at: https://slack.com/

What's New

Version 3.2.0

What’s New
• Myriad improvements for the people of Enterprise Grid, including quicker Quick Switching, better proxy support, and direct message draft syncing across multiple workspaces (meaning that whichever workspace you started typing that message in, you can finish in another.)

Bug Fixes
• Unread badges were occasionally unreliable or inconsistent, so we tweaked a few doohickeys to improve them. It worked.
• Smoothed some wrinkles in the loading of Slack calls and boosted general under-the-hood call performance while we were in there.
• We tinkered with the workspace sign-in flow, updating how we handle errors and improving magic link support.
• Copying email links now does what you’d expect (as long as you were expecting it to copy the email link. If you were expecting it to do something like file your taxes for you, you are still out of luck).
• Slack will no longer interrupt macOS when restarting or shutting down.
• After changing displays, pinch-to-zoom gestures will no longer insist on continuing to zoom the app when you pinch.
• Twelve crashes have been fixed. Yes. 12. If you were unlucky enough to experience the full dozen, please accept a) this imaginary medal and b) our sincere apologies.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

181 Ratings

181 Ratings

Slack: Customers asked for feature since 2014, but let's make fun of them for asking

LateNightDev

Slack is an okay app, but the team behind it appears to loathe their customers. This is a bold claim, but when you have a company that has known it users wanted "night mode/dark theme" since 2014 (check their Twitter for 10 Nov 2014), not added it yet because "doing accessibility is hard" for 4 years, and then has a Product team with the nerve to harass its customers on Twitter (Kump on 8 Jun 2018) for expecting them to follow through like a quality Mac app - what is the right way to categorize this attitude?

Maybe your Product team should spend more time fixing the accessibility issues you appear to find "unsolvable" for 4 years instead of scoring snarky Internet points.

EDIT: Around a month later & reading both the Developer Response as well as Slack's own Twitter, it seems even clearer to me that the company still doesn't value its customers. The inability to not only provide a temporary solution, providing takedowns on solutions like Sblack that work around your non-delivery, and the lack of a firm commitment on a date on which you'll have any solution due to "rearchitecture" just makes this crystal clear. I for one will be pushing my company to move to other solutions like HipChat or Discord.

Developer Response

Thank you for taking the time to share with us, we appreciate your honest feedback and can definitely understand your frustration around this. We've had to make the difficult choice to focus on certain improvements before others, and we believe that a more accessible Slack is a better Slack for everyone. We're committed to making that vision a reality. We're sorry that Slack isn't better serving you right now, and we hope you'll stick with us while we work to make the experience better for everyone. We're hopeful about the work we're doing now to improve Slack for the future.

Good but could be great :)

Fitztacular

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.

Developer Response

Interesting idea about "sleeping" a workspace! You've given us some great food for thought here— thanks for sharing this with us!

Very useful, but needs folders to organize channels

Eric R..

My team has been using Slack for about a year. We use Slack a lot and it has been incredibly helpful. However, the inability to organize channels into hierarchical folders, or even one level of folders, is a serious productivity killer. We have about 50 channels, so hunting for the right place to put information can be a hassle. We already use prefixes (e.g., dev_XXX or partner_YYY), but that isn’t a great solution, and it does little to reduce the visual and cognitive clutter. The team has been otherwise helpful with bugs we’ve encountered, but hasn’t been able to move the needle on folders. Hopefully, they will get to this important feature. Otherwise, Slack is great.

Developer Response

Thank you so much for the feedback on this. We will be sure to bring this forward for future consideration.

Information

Seller
Slack Technologies, Inc.
*WEA.AppPages.Size*
79 MB
Category
Business
Compatibility
Languages
English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Slack Technologies, Inc.
Price
Free

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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