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Slack 4.8.0


ProsCons

Slack doesn't skimp on the free version: You can get Slack for Windows, Mac, mobile, and within a Web browser. And in any of those versions, you can make two-way voice and video calls, apply optional two-factor authentication, store up to 10,000 messages, and use up to 5GB of cloud storage per user without forking over any money to Slack. This helping of features could easily support a small business.

Intuitive Interface

Allows Third-Party Integration

Feature-Rich Application

Speedy Customer Support

Saves messages when you're offline: Slack's cloud keeps copies of all messages its users send, so when you log in, you can quickly catch up on any discussion that you might have missed.

Integrated support bot: Slackbot is a conversational AI like Siri that can answer basic questions about how to use the service, as well as provide links to Slack's website for detailed answers and tutorial videos. This approach is more efficient and informative than paging through a manual or a FAQ.

Limited Integration for the Free Version

Free Version Limits Your Conversation Search to 10, 000 Messages

Lack of Robust Video and Audio Chat Options

Standard Upgrade Cost Is a Little Bit Expensive

Occasional start-up quirks: Every once in a while, Slack may present you with a nearly empty window when you open it, save for the menus at the top. If you click the Window menu, select "Sign into another team," and give it the email address associated with your Slack account, the service will send you an email containing a link that will let you log in to the discussion groups that this account has access to. Clicking the link should reset the Slack interface and let you resume using it as normal, but this process can be a hassle, especially when time is of the essence. Thankfully, it doesn't happen often.

Whats New (version 4.8.0 )

  • We've upgraded all the backend stuff that the apps run on, resulting in better performance and fewer bugs.
  • Our spell checker has been swapped out for a newer model that's faster, leaner, and capable of fixing your typos in... wait, can this be right? "Multiple languages at the same time"! Open the "Language & Region" preferences to choose your languages. And for whoever it is out there requires that functionality: our hats are off to you. We can barely type in one language right now.


Full Details
GENERAL
App NameSlack
SloganCommunicate with your team and organize your conversations
PublisherSlack Technologies
Publisher web sitehttps://slack.com
Release DateApril 21, 2020
Update Last 6 Month1 time(s)
UPDATE
Last Update On2020/07/24
Version4.8.0
File NameSlackSetup.exe
File Size74.69MB
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Main OSWindows
Compatible WithWindows 7/8/10
CATEGORY
CategoryCommunications
SubcategoryChat
SEQURITY
VirusTotal FlagsNone
VirusTotal Scan LinkCheck Scan
DOWNLOAD INFORMATION
Total Downloads15276
Downloads Last 7 Days29
PRICE And Limits
PriceFree
License ModelFree
LimitationsNot available

With Slack you can Connect all the tools you use to the tool and avoid all that constant switching between apps. Set up your integration so that you get all your notifications directly within the software—from support requests, code check-ins, and error logs to sales leads—all of them searchable in one central archive.

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.

Channels
Organize your team conversations in open channels. Make a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything—everyone has a transparent view of all that’s going on.

Private Channels
For sensitive information, create private channels and invite a few team members. No one else can see or join your private channels.

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.

More so, the app allows you to fine-tune your notifications. You can set your notifications to send you alerts only when a particular keyword is mentioned or only if it is sent via private message. There are multiple options when it comes to the app’s notification. You can even customize the notification sounds on the apps, including fun ones.

Slack offers a convenient way to reduce internal email use. In fact, creators claim that users see an average of 48.6% in email reduction, which will surely save you time poring over emails from various members. Added to it, the Slack team prioritizes customer support answering your queries sufficiently fast, so you don’t have to deal with a long-unanswered support question.

Slack is a popular messaging app similar to IRC (Internet Relay Chat) that’s oriented toward small-team collaboration. It’s free to use and available for Windows, MacOS, and mobile. Subscribe to Slack Plus for features like guest access, unlimited message archiving, guaranteed uptime, and increased cloud storage (20GB, versus 5GB in the free version).

Slack can scale smoothly from a handful of users to a sizeable business, and the free version will give you most or all of the features you want. However, its main competitor, HipChat (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android), is evolving just as quickly and is worth taking a look at, too.

Slack provides companies with a convenient place for teams to connect, but that app has more function than messaging. It comes with a video and voice call feature that lets you start and join a video conference with members of a particular channel. This gives you a way to communicate face-to-face with other members of your team even if they are offshore.

Aside from talking to remote teams, the Slack Calls feature also lets you share your screen during conference calls. This helps you communicate complex ideas clearly to make sure that everyone’s on the same page as you do. However, video and voice calls are not available in the free version.