What Is Slack?
At its heart, Slack is an instant messaging and collaboration system on steroids. Slack is a cloud-based set of team collaboration tools and services, founded by Stewart Butterfield. Slack began as an internal tool used by their company, Tiny Speck, in the development of Glitch, a now defunct online game (which I used to play and loved). The name is an acronym for "Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge".
How we use Slack at sunheadweb.com
Slack’s channels helps us all focus by enabling us to separate messages, discussions and notifications by purpose, department or topic.
Many of our channels are tied directly to our project management and business support tools. These are invite-only channels, and you'll be added to them if and when it is required.
When you need to send a message to one person (me for example) instead of the whole team, Slack provides traditional instant messaging functionality for you to do so.
Share Your Files
Sharing documents is one of the basics of collaboration. Slack enables you to share all types of files, even those stored outside of the solution itself. This is VERY convenient when we're working together.
Slacks robust search functionality enables you to find key information quickly, even if it’s inside of a document you’ve shared.
Notifications can be a tricky feature: too many and you start ignoring them; too few and something might slip through the cracks. Slack enables you to fine-tune your notifications (by channel, keywords and more) so you can focus on your highest priorities.
Slack provides robust preference features at both the company and individual level. This enables your employees to make Slack their own while you control the overall use of the solution.
No matter where you go, Slack can come with you with their mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone (beta). At your desk, Slack offers apps for Mac, Windows and Linux (beta).
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