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Slide into my DMs
Using slack is easy, it’s convenient and I recommend it. The ONE thing that I wish were different is the DMs. I’m in THREE separate workspaces with overlapping members in the group. Sending a DM to one person in one workspace means not seeing the private message thread when sending a DM to the SAME person in another workspace. We have a workspace for the village in which our Burning Man camp lives to communicate with the village leads. We have a camp message to chat amongst us as camp members. Some of us in that camp are involved in an art project that includes other people. There’s no good way to keep up the DMs with the people who also are in my same workspaces across all the workspace. As you can imagine, DMs are usually OT and all over. This is the one thing that could use a tweek, IMO.
We use in our small law office. We had to write some of our own "best practice rules" (like phone message channels only get phone messages, no gifs in general, snooze when you aren't answering) but it's been a great tool for our office. Easy way to be sure you're keeping up with your team without getting in to email all the time. We love it because if person a has a question for person b, a send the question and b gets to answer when they have the time in their day. Minimize interruptions while also allowing the person with a question to say it when they're thinking about it. We love slack. It's AOL instant messenger for professionals. I do wish it was easier to upload images etc without the comments being a weird title.
Becoming my go to comm app...
First, my rant (feel free to skip): I was not pleased when Microsoft purchased Skype, and my fears were increasingly justified as I saw version release after version release further thrash GUI conventions (if Microsoft made light switches, down would turn the light on and up would turn it off...). Finally, the family decided to stop using Skype for our domestic and international communications needs. We switched to Slack... Second, my review: It took some getting used to, but Slack is now our family communication hub... we’ve got channels for making travel plans, sharing recipes, and even communicating while playing Minecraft (yes, I know, Microsoft...). Slack has not only replaced Skype, but is quickly replacing our need to use generic texting and e-mail. I’m still very fond of Discord, but who knows...!? I highly recommend slack. Delve into it. Learn it well, and perhaps you too will adopt it as your one comm app to rule them all! 5-stars. Hands down. Slack people: promise me you’ll never sell this to Microsoft when Team simply doesn’t grab enough market share, and they come knocking. Pretty please...
Volume and connectivity issues
The notifications are so quiet that even on full volume, I almost never hear them, which makes this app nearly useless. This is my biggest irritation. Second, it sometimes literally takes days for the app to recognize going from a dead zone to WiFi. During this time, I’ll get notifications, but they won’t load because I’m “offline.” I also can’t change my status during these times, so if I’ve been on vacation, or away for any other reason, I can’t change the status to say that I’m back in town. I’ve tried restarting the app, my phone, turning WiFi off and using data instead...nothing has worked. Since slack is the only app that has this problem, I’m inclined to believe it’s the app and not the phone. If these things could be changed, I would happily write a new and improved review.
Slack is great, but is slacking on notifications
This app a great tool that I have used many times in many companies. I work as a contracted graphic designer for multiple companies so it can get a bit hectic. When I am working, I use an iMac and I get my notifications immediately, which is great. I also have the app for my iPhone 6, which would be a nice convenience, yet my notifications almost always never come through on time, if at all. When I step away from my computer, I would expect the same immediacy that I get from my computer. Sometimes I will sit back down at my computer, only to realize I had multiple messages sent to me that I never received in an alert on my phone. Sometimes I will be away from my computer, and my phone will start dinging like a grandfather clock at noon with 5, 10, 15+ notifications that came through all at once. I will say my internet connection is great, and rarely have issues. I have no idea what the issue is which phone notifications, but it’s beyond terrible. I constantly restart the app and my phone. Nothing seems to fix this issue and it makes me want to pull my hair out. I just wish Slack could fix this notification issue with phones. It would make my life so much easier.
So awesome!! It’d be better though is Slack didn’t auto delete messages and hide them behind a paywall and would also be better if we had the ability to edit/delete messages a regardless of how much time has passed and free video/voice chat. If you don’t wanna spend money on video/voice chat or Spence money getting extra storage of messages, just use discord. It’s basically the same thing with a few slight differences like direct responses to a single text but like each text is a post and the replies could be comments on that message, for example. Again awesome app, loving the new dark mode and businesses, this app is perfect for you!!
Great mobile app with intuitive functionality
This app is pretty awesome for on the go use. I like that the app has not lost hardly any functionality from the desktop version and has even added a few cool features. For example the ability to swipe on the contacts list to bring up previous conversations is really cool and intuitive. I do agree with other users that it is entirely time consuming and has led to me having almost no time for other work. I would not say it has increase my productivity. That’s not really Slack’s fault, though. I just turn it completely off any time I want to do actual work.
Is it just me who intentionally reads the text that is sent along with new updates by Slack devs to enjoy the great sense of humor? You guys nail that part. I have a feeling that you produce these many bugs for you to joke about them. When someone deletes a message, it is not deleted from the notifications on the recipient’s side. My colleague told me that I sent him a message and he couldn't find it when he clicked on it. Little did he know, I deleted it. Could you please fix this issue, so that my colleague doesn't have to click on deleted messages. It is a kinda creepy issue. It is making him worried and he is thinking Slack is haunted. Help my colleague.
Slack is the bomb. I use it for all group messaging. It’s useful to see all of the history of every message went to join onto a new channel. I even enjoyed the podcast on Slack from NPR‘s How I Built This. Slack should be your one stop group messaging app for business, get together’s, collaboration, or just plain messaging. The interface is very user-friendly. And I would suggest this app to anyone. I am giving this app a five star rating, because it deserves it not because I am biased. I personally use it for messaging/collaborating with my colleagues. I personally have had no problems with the app, and it runs very smoothly.
Love how intuitive it is
I’ve used Slack in every company since started my professional career in the Silicon Valley. I find it very intuitive and like how you can control when and how to receive notifications; especially because I’ve always worked with teams offshore (India) and a lot of times I don’t want to be interrupted at night but once in a while I can check in for a task or when I’m on call rotation. I’m color-blind, so their interface is awesome for me! I just wish they were more strict with their third party apps/partners. Don’t let just any random app make it to the market without lots of validation.
Poll Integration into Channels
I absolutely love this app, but the only thing I would love to see is the ability to post polls for topics that don’t need to have an actual written response (both anonymous answering and not). It would also be phenomenal if there could be an option to designate that only one answer can be selected as well as an option for multiple answers and also allow for written in response (with the option to turn this off). I hope that made sense, but it would just make things easier for making small decisions that don’t require a lot of feedback.
Very useful but CONSTANTY frozen
I use this app to connect with Pokémon go players in my area so we can meet up for raids, etc. But every single time I open the app, it freezes on the most recent messages of the last channel I viewed. I have to close and open the app multiple times before it decides to work properly and sometimes (like right now) it's completely unusable because it stays frozen despite me reopening the app, checking to make sure I didn't miss an update or something, or restarting my phone. I have mentioned this issue to other users and they say they often have the same problem. How am I supposed to use a product that I can't even get to open properly? Please fix this issue.
Still HATE the new threads.
Our entire team has stopped writing notes on specific images because of the extra clicks it takes. Seems like it’s not a big deal but our whole team has said comments how much they hate it. We should be able to write a note on a image or leave a emoji without clicking inside the image and then clicking start a new thread. If I start to write a comment and there are none there, it should automatically start a new thread. Why make us hit extra buttons?? It’s bad UX. You had it right before. Add options but don’t drop the simple abilities in the process. Please fix or may leave Slack. Also, need a simpler pricing structure for small companies with freelancers and scaling teams.
Slack is awesome... If you use it right (it's hard to use it right, but possible)
Everybody need a communications tool with their team. Coming to Slack from Whatsapp feels like an upgrade, however it's easy to create too many chatting rooms, it's easy to start posting gifs and finally using this app for everything but work. Like every tool worth using requires commitment by all the team and constant training. Slack is awesome if you do this things, get everyone on board and teach the team constantly how to take advantage of this digital Swiss army knife. My advice is try the free tier first so you make sure this is for you, probably it is, but make sure you're willing to do the work required for this to work.
Fantastic App & tool
Been using slack for about 8 months. I absolutely love it. Communication is direct through channels, no losing emails in folders. No 3rd part has my slack info so no spam to clutter the communication. Great place to store files without hosting servers or uploading to Google Drive. Tons of apps to add on for better productivity / organization. My only complaint (and could be user error) would be direct messages between 2 or 3 people at same time. I can’t seem to find a solution for that without having to create a channel. Other than that this is the BOMB!!
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