Do you collaborate with a small team? Slack creates alignment and shared understanding across your team, making you more productive, less stressed, and just a little bit happier.
It brings all your team’s communication together, giving everyone a shared workspace where conversations are organised and accessible.
You don?t have to go to every meeting to stay informed. Slack builds a searchable archive of your team?s conversations, decisions, and work ? made more useful with machine learning ? putting knowledge in everyone?s hands.
Slack offers a free version that allows for as many members in your account as you need, however, there are limitations, such as only being able to make audio and video calls between two people and not groups, and being restricted to 5GB of file storage for uploads across the entire team. Additionally, only the most recent 10,000 messages are available to search. Free accounts are also limited to integrating with up to ten third-party apps. In saying this, I have been using the free version for well over 12 months and I haven’t had an issue with any of those limitations.
For first time users of Slack, it may feel a little chaotic, it does take a level of discovery to learn its ins and outs. But just like with anything, you get the hang of it when after using it for a while.
Slack is available for a variety of devices and platforms: Mac, Windows, Linux, web, Android, iOS, and Windows mobile. It’s a real-time, cloud-based tool, so you will need an internet connection to use it no matter which app you have. Personally, I am a Mac user so I have it on my iMac, Macbook Pro and iPhone and it all syncs up well.
There are countless ways to customise and a tonne of integrations for Slack, I will go over these in an in-depth article soon.
Overall, I find it one of the best communication tools for small teams, try it out and let me know your thoughts.
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