No doubt that Slack is one of the best tools when it comes to communication, specially between teams.
Slack is wonderful for few reasons it surely helps you to communicate , search through old messages, files and other stuff. However the best part of it are the apps. In my workflow Slack is just the Nr.1 Tool because I have connected to it multiple apps that I use like Asana, I Done This , E-Mail, Invision, Helpscout, Google Drive, Manage WP etc.
Most of people ask me why I do this? and is it distracting ?, this is just the opposite, instead of checking each and every one of these tools I check only slack as that keeps me updated if there is happening anything on what I am currently involved.
And yes you can just mute everything and you are more focused then ever.
So now to brake it to the bits what and why.
When someone assigns me or completed a task that I am following I get a notification from Asana so I can take action or just pin it, remind or complete it right from Slack.
One of the most used apps daily as my company has everything on it, I get shared documents right away , a preview or give access to users without even opening the file at all .
We all know how E-Mail can be some times , just too much to handle, so what I did was to inform me when a important E-Mail arrives , when is written by a person or directly to me more info here
. I can choose from there to interact with an E-Mail or not, I can read an entire E-Mail on slack and not reply at all or reply directly from Slack 😀
Who doesn’t use Invision tools these days , for me the best one is Craft with that crazy sync and all the rest of the features. When some one adds a comment or new screenshot is added I know about it instantly , specially when waiting that final feedback from the client.
I don’t know how much people use it but at my office is obligated to install it on every project and why don’t ask me just check for your self is amazing. Let’s say a website has gone down I get an alert for it , If I want to share the password of a website with a co worker I don’t need to send him the raw password , I can just send him from there directly a temporary link which enables him to login by typing /mwp list google.com and it will show the link to the site and a link to login, how good is that 😀
These are just some of the apps that I use daily and it has saved me a ton of time.
As a conclusion you might say well this is just like a notification center, it might be but the interaction on it and the UI and everything makes it much more easy, so go ahead install some apps