There’s always that one tool when you learn about it, try it, become addicted to it and won’t look for anything else. Just like Canva, a graphic creator I love, Slack is one in my collection.
I was introduced to Slack while working with Scoop Marketplace, my favorite zero-waste store. Then I used it more at school, doing a bunch of group projects and all that. I’m a big fan. Never experience any hiccups. It’s been a great experience so far.
Slack is a communication tool with a super power. It suits best if we work with a team, whether remote or not. It has all features we need to keep the workflow seamless. Here are some:
- Channel conversation – we can manage conversations by creating different channels based on topics such as event ideas, social media plans, website redesign. Different channels help mitigate the confusions of communication.
- Tagging – we can tag a team member in a team conversation whenever we want to be specific. The tagged person will get a notification.
- Polling – we can make a poll to gather opinions. Once my classmate made a poll about which date we should arrange a happy hour.
- Pinnable and searchable conversation – we can pin an important conversation or announcement. This will make it prominent to everyone. If we get lost or want to access a specific conversation fast, there’s a search function for it. The results containing that particular keyword pop up instantly.
- Private message – like a private chat. We can have a private message with anybody in the team.
- Files sharing – a must for any software tool in this era. We can share files all we want, e.g. links, downloadable, Google Doc, PDF, screenshots.
- Integration – regarding the previous point, Slack allows integration with other tools like Zoom, Google apps, Polly (poll maker), OneDrive, and a whole heap more.
What do you love about Slack?
This is day#22 post and a part of my commitment to spend 30 minutes a day for 30 days straight to write about software development tools that I love. My goal is to build my daily writing habit and connect to more people. This project is inspired by @dickiebush ’s “Ship 30 for 30” Atomic Essays.