For decades, email stood unchallenged as the primary vehicle for business communication, not even instant messaging could shift it from its perch. But the rise of mobile devices and applications, has seen demand for an evolution.
Slack has popularised the concept, offering features, integrations and organisational tools that are making teams more productive. With the right tech and software, you can run your business from the comfort of your home or a co-working environment. And when you begin to grow and take on employees, they can also work wherever they want.
They let you communicate and work on tasks with your co-workers in real-time, regardless of where you happen to be. You don’t even have to own a business – perhaps you’re a freelancer.
But which tools should you use? We’ve all heard of Slack, but is it right for your business? Perhaps you need an app that focused on organisation rather than communication? Never fear, help is here.
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Slack is without doubt a mighty collaboration tool, with millions of users around the globe. It’s an incredibly smart platform, and you can get it on mobile and desktop devices. It allows for the sending of direct messages (DMs) and files to a single person or a group of employees, and there’s the ability to organise conversations into different channels (perhaps for specific projects, one for technical support, general chat, and so forth).
The app also supports video calling. You can use the feature to talk to your colleagues about projects and work in-depth, without having to type everything into a DM. While this isn’t a replacement for cloud storage services, you are able to drag, drop and share files with your colleagues directly within Slack. It’s also …read more