Online collaboration apps come and go, but not many have taken off like Slack. The innovative “team communication” solution offers ground-breaking functionality, where the average user has reported that team productivity has increased on average by 32%.

What is Slack?

Essentially, Slack is a messaging app. Created for teams and workplaces, Slack can be used across multiple devices and platforms, and is equipped with features that allow you to chat one-on-one with colleagues, or in groups.

Slack also enables you to upload and share files via the drag and drop feature.

Key Features


At the heart of Slack, is its messaging functionality. Slack enables users to communicate via direct message where users can message a single person or a group of people through channels.


Slack’s Channels enable you to separate messages based on purpose, department or topic. If you’re talking about sensitive information, you also have the option of creating private channels where no one else can see or join these channels. Private channels can be identified by the padlock symbol on the left-hand side.


Not only does Slack include some excellent core features, but users have the ability to download additional apps within their slack account.

Here are just some of the apps you can integrate:


Baremetrics enables you to keep tabs on your business with real-time updates about customer behavior (e.g. new customers, upgrades, downgrades, cancellations, charges) and company performance.

2. To-Do Bot

To-do bot is a to-do list and task manager inside of Slack, which will make organising a breeze!

Tasks can be created when a conversation is happening, so you will never forget another task. You can assign tasks to team members and set due dates all within the channel.

You will also receive a daily morning reminder of tasks to complete!


There are dozens of apps available which can be used for employee recognition, one of which is HeyTaco!.

HeyTaco! makes your team happier and more productive by spreading appreciation. Simply add a taco emoji (:taco:) after someone’s username when you want to show appreciation. Each team member gets 5 tacos to give out each day, where the app automatically keeps track of everything via a team leader board.

Access Slack, Wherever You Go!

With apps for iOS and Android, you can easily access your Slack account anywhere you are! Everything is in sync, allowing you to pick up where you left off.

Advanced Search Function

Slack automatically indexes and archives notifications and messages, making searching for old content a breeze. Slack also indexes the content of every file, so you can search within PDFs, Word Documents and Google Docs.

Slack is a fantastic tool for businesses to collaborate seamlessly. With three pricing plans available including the unlimited free plan, why not give Slack a try?!

Hayden McMaster