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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• If you're having graphical issues, you can now use the "Disable Hardware Acceleration” in preferences to make things better.
• Overall, stability of the app has been improved, thanks to a bevy of bug fixes.
• We appreciate it when you report issues — so we've improved the diagnostic reporting tools so that we can analyze them, and fix them, faster.
• Having multiple windows open sometimes led to you getting duplicate notifications at once. Whatever the message, it should now just be one ping per tool for y'all, one click to find them.
• Color profiles being slightly different in 3.2.0 may have caused a little flicker, which should now have been extinguished.
• The spellcheck, having had its logic tweaked, to be better at spellchecking, is now a lot bitter at chicken for erroneous spilling ersatz. In Slack.
• When you download something, we're now better at telling you so.
• In fact, notifications in general are noticeably more reliable now, too.
• One particular bug causing the app to crash upon launch has been squished. There may be more. But when we find them, we'll fix those too.
• We’ve tinkered with the internal workings and polished some rough edges. The app is now better than it was.
Ratings and Reviews
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Slack: Customers asked for feature since 2014, but let's make fun of them for asking
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.
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 :)
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.
Interesting idea about "sleeping" a workspace! You've given us some great food for thought here— thanks for sharing this with us!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.