Are You Slacking?

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I recently came across this hot new messaging app called Slack.  Well, maybe not so new; it launched in 2014, but it is becoming the hottest new messaging tool out there, with more than 2 million users on board.

I’ve had some time to play around with it and do some research on it, and I think it proves itself to be a great channel for communication when it comes to B2B.

I fully agree with PCMags’ review, who says:

BOTTOM LINE:   Slack is an excellent online communication tool with a rich collection of settings and options.  It’s not a soup-to-nuts collaboration tool, but there’s nothing better for messaging and back-channel chat.  read full review here

I think MIT Technology Review has it right as well with their review of this product.  Here’s what they have to say about it:

Slack give you a centralized place to communicate with your colleagues through instant messaging and in chat rooms, which can reduce the time you have to spend on email.

Whether you’re on a mobile device or a desktop computer, you can upload files, get and manipulate information in spreadsheets or other business application, and easily search through past conversations.   read full review here

The downfall of this app, while being a great tool for communication, is that there is no calendar or task-management features as of yet.  Here’s to hoping this is an addition they will make in the near future.

I would encourage anyone to try this Slack app out.  And to help, Hubspot has produced a great list of tips and tricks, which can be found here.

Further, I would love to hear from you!  If you or your company are using Slack, please leave a comment to let me know what you think and how you use it.

 

 

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