Remember IRC? Slack in a new version of old–school communicators. It enables communication within teams, but it is not just another simple instant messenger.
Slack is much more thanks to its useful functions:
Integrations – app can be integrated with different outside sources, like e.g. Wordpress, Google Apps, Twitter, even CRM systems. Inside the application there is a possibility of topic customization in channels. It presents in those channels automatically gathered internet content and all of the users communication.
Channels – as I mentioned before, custom made channels are a great advantage. Those channels base on #, which is very helpful while writing comments, to avoid continuous topic changing. It really makes communication within the company more effective.
Data sharing – application enables easy sharing of documents, pictures, and pdf files, thanks to system based on Google Drive and Dropbox.
App owners recently announced their plans to introduce phone and video calls. It seems to be a new competition for Skype.
|Available free version but with limited functionality
|Accessible through browser
|Improves team communication
|Based on Enterprise 2.0, which makes it easily implementable