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5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Use Slack

By Diana K H Y Lee, on 27 January 2016

Slack, and app by Slack Technologies

Rating: 5/5

Where can I get it? https://slack.com/

Is it free? Yes!*

*It’s freemium, but the free plan is absolutely awesome.

When you’re working with a group of people, for example a society committee, or planning a Christmas party, you want to be able to do a range of things to collaborate effectively. Such as sharing documents, to-do lists, and polls, AND have fun while you’re at it so people stay motivated and connected.

After a certain point, Facebook Groups isn’t enough – not to mention how your notifications get drowned out by every other event and news feed notification that floods your attention. It’s time to move on to greener pastures.

A few years ago, Slack answered our prayers, and has, in the last year or so, exploded into mainstream consumption. And if you’re not using it yet, here are 5 reasons why you NEED to be using it now!

  1. It’s really easy to use
  2. Integrations!
  3. It’s very smart
  4. Why would you not use it?
  5. Ultimately, it’s lots of fun!

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