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What is the name of the tool?
| Tool Class
To what "family" does the tool belong? Pick as many categories as are appropriate. EG: Data Collection, Security, etc. The wiki will automatically create a link to the relevant tool class.
|Team Communication, Collaboration|
Who made the tool? Sometimes the tool name and the developer name are the same, and sometimes, they are different.
| Date Created
What was the date when the tool was first launched?
| Still Maintained?
Do the developers of the tool continue to work on it, adding features and fixing problems?
| Open Source?
Is the tool's source code original source code freely available and may it be redistributed and modified? (This makes it possible for users to employ the tool for free, with some technical effort.)
Pick the platforms on which the user would primarily use the tool. Be as selective as possible. If a tool works mainly in the browser, select "Web". If the user can technically load the interface on a smartphone but have a very poor experience, do not select "Android" or "iOS". "Mac" and "PC" are for apps that must be installed to a machine in order to run, as opposed to running from a browser.
|iOS, Android, Web|
What is the main website where a user can learn more about the tool? (Remember to include "http://)."
| Payment Structure
How, if at all, does a user pay to use the tool. Select all that apply: "Free" if there are components of a service that can be used for free; "Paid" if payment is required (either one-time, or at a given rate upon use) for use of the tool's full functionality; "subscription" if a monthly payment is required.
| Languages Supported
What languages does the app's interface support? Note: some apps allow users to communicate in other languages but require the user to use an English language interface. In this case, the app is considered only to support "English".
| Skill Level Needed
Slack is a Team Chat tool that helps teams collaborate. Users can communicate with each other directly, discuss things in groups, or talk in open "channels" about topics that anyone can join.
One of the main features of slack is the option to integrate it with other services. For example, slack can link directly to many File Sharing services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Slack can also communicate with Project Management tools like Trello or Asana, or can receive information from RSS feeds.
Slack for mobile and web
What Makes This Tool Different from Others in its Class?
Unlike Skype Slack is primarily Web based, although it also has iOS and Android apps. Slack, unlike Skype, has open channels for discussion (Skype mainly has group conversations made up of invited individuals.) Slack does not have any native video or audio chat, and instead relies on integrated services like Google Hangouts.
Links to Tutorial Content
- Getting Started with Slack
- (Video) Getting your Team on Slack
- (Video) Communicating with Channels
- (Video) Sending Messages in Slack
- (Video) Using the Search
- (Video) Sharing Files
- (Video) Sharing Files
- (Video) Customizing Notifications
- (For Developers) Custom Integrations in Slack