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Slack

By Slack Technologies, Inc. (Tiny Speck, Inc.)
Supported Devices : Mac OS

Release Notes

1/10/2017 | Version : 2.4.1 | Size : 65.3 MB
• We discovered that removing a bunch of unnecessary processes improved app startup time. Who knew? Less really is more. Or at least, less is more-faster. Or should that be fewer? Whatever: It's better.
• We simplified the way we remember your teams and app settings. This shouldn't affect much, aside from some bugs wherein we forgot your teams or app settings, which are now fixed.
• For the savvy troubleshooter, a new tool: Help > Show Logs in Explorer will package up some app diagnostic files, should you ever need them.
• You'll now receive an OS notification when you join or leave the beta program. Our apologies to the folks previously confounded by an perplexingly inoperable "Join the beta" button.
• Our zoom levels now match the Chrome browser, so you should feel right at home (so long as your home is Chrome).
• An infrequent crash when quitting the app has been dispatched.
• A slightly more frequent crash while checking for updates; eliminated.
• Signing out of teams from the right-click menu is 46.8% more reliable.
• And finally, if you had multiple displays, new windows (such as a call or a Post) would appear on the primary display instead of the display that Slack was on. Rather than submit this to a physics journal for peer review, we decided to fix it. All is as it should be.

1/4/2017 | Version : 2.3.4 | Size : 63.0 MB
• There was a small bug in Calls. We don’t think you saw it, but we fixed it anyway.

12/2/2016 | Version : 2.3.3 | Size : 63.0 MB
• Window zoom jumping back and forth? No longer–we locked it down and threw away the key.

Description

Slack brings team communication and collaboration into one place so you can get more work done, whether you belong to a large enterprise or a small business. Check off your to-do list and move your projects forward by bringing the right people, conversations, tools, and information you need together. Slack is available on any device, so you can find and access your team and your work, whether you’re at your desk or on the go.

Use Slack to:
• Communicate with your team and organize your conversations by topics, projects, or anything else that matters to your work
• Message or call any person or group within your team
• Share and edit documents and collaborate with the right people all in Slack
• Integrate into your workflow, the tools and services you already use including Google Drive, Salesforce, Dropbox, Asana, Twitter, Zendesk, and more
• Easily search a central knowledge base that automatically indexes and archives your team’s past conversations and files
• Customize your notifications so you stay focused on what matters

Scientifically proven (or at least rumored) to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. We hope you’ll give Slack a try.

Stop by and learn more at: https://slack.com/

Rankings

Overall :
#21 : Top Free Mac Applications

Categories :
#2 : Top Free Mac Applications [Business]

Screenshots Mac OSX :

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Category

Business , Productivity


Comments and Ratings for Slack

Useless feature (2.3.4)
1/5/2017 12:41:00 AM 2/5 By !g1ft
I dont need a video call with no desktop sharing. Is it still work tool?

Constant bugs (2.3.4)
12/27/2016 7:42:00 PM 2/5 By nerdthomas
This used to be a solid app, but lately every release seems to introduce more bugs than it fixes. The latest is the new message indicators that don’t go away even when there is nothing unread. Also the inability to remove a team that you were previously logged into.

Lacking Customization (2.3.4)
12/22/2016 5:24:00 PM 1/5 By sglist
I can apply a theme to the left nav, so why not the chat window? At least let me choose my own font, and background color.

Settles a what? (2.3.4)
12/17/2016 2:24:00 PM 5/5 By zeussjunk
If only all race conditions causing inconsistencies could be this easily settled.

Odd frustrations and bugs (2.3.3)
12/13/2016 10:05:00 AM 2/5 By Gabeabrams
The concept of the app is okay. Unfortunately, there are some nagging issues: 1. For those who have shortcuts specified in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts, those shortcuts perform erratically (perhaps because the app isn’t natively integrated with the OS). Example: if you have a shortcut for “ll”, then you will never be able to type “I’ll” as you can everywhere else in the OS because contractions are considered one word. It seems that contracts are considered two words in Slack (why?!). 2. There is no in-app way of adding the slack channels you’re using. Every time you install this app (iOS, Mac, etc), you need to manually request links to add each channel you’re using.

The last two versions have text resizing bug (2.3.2)
12/1/2016 10:28:00 AM 1/5 By justin_vynyl
This recent bug is quite obnoxious! It keeps randomly resizing the text on the screen to a huge size, then when I zoom out, it zooms out to a tiny size, which makes me zoom back in again. This sounds like a trivial thing, but it makes conversations jump up while I’m trying to read them and then loses my place completely. This has been happening every couple of minutes for me for weeks now, so I’ve gone to using the web app for now (which has its own limitations).

Could replace email (2.3.2)
11/21/2016 6:28:00 PM 5/5 By Resonancestudio
I use slack for multiple teams, I have several businesses and email used to be such a drag. No More! Thanks to slack, all of my business communications are organized and sleek and in one place. Not to mention all of the integrations with ifttt, google products and many more! Thanks Team Slack! Keep up the good work!

Text size changes (2.3.2)
11/19/2016 10:04:00 PM 3/5 By Neo1010
I’ve had this issue with the prior version and just updated to the latest and it’s still present. The text size will randomly get bigger if you try to set it to a higher resolution. Basically the same issue as apstewart reports in another review. The app functions fine, but the constant switching of text resolution is very annoying. Fix that my review would be 5 stars.

Automatic refresh resizes text (2.3.2)
11/18/2016 9:02:00 PM 1/5 By apstewart
I have the text size in Slack set to one size smaller than default. Every so often in the last two versions, the app just randomly refreshes and the text size goes back to normal (too large). I hit Cmd- once and the text goes tiny, so I hit Cmd+ once and it goes back to the size I want it to be (one size smaller than Cmd0 ). When this app has an already absurd amount of whitespace, I really don’t want the text to be so large and waste even more space with useless emptiness. Other than this recent hiccup, the app works fine.

Fixed my zoom issue (2.3.2)
11/18/2016 4:27:00 PM 5/5 By ArticuCrystal
Had an issue with zoom, reached out to support who were super-fast in responding back with this latest version. Issue fixed!

Bank white screen (2.3.1)
11/16/2016 6:02:00 PM 1/5 By Cowboykid8
Newest update gives a blank white screen, I am back to opening slack via web browser :(

Doesn’t work with Corporate networks (2.3.1)
11/7/2016 1:28:00 AM 2/5 By refuse_bg
My company uses Zscaler for web browser protection. The new app is really just a web browser. With the browser blocker (We have to log in once for our browser), Slack doesn’t work. in 2.3.1 it just shows a white screen, never getting further than displaying a white screen. When I go to their website and download 2.3.0 I have to approve each and every group. Takes several tries to get every group open, then it will work, until the zscaler timeout, at which time i have to start agin. Seems like they changed their proxy and display methods, and are not corporate friendly anymore.

Misspelling a word completely freezes the UI (2.3.1)
11/4/2016 11:27:00 PM 1/5 By Aidenf77
Please provide a link to previous version. This one is broken, still. You said you fixed the “can’t select a misspelled word issue,” I had to download 2.3.1 through Mac App Store to get the fix. It didn’t fix the ˜1-2 second lag, however, whenever I accidentally misspell a word; which is often. Your QA people must be impeccable typists/spellers.

Offline Indicator Not Working Properly (2.3.1)
11/4/2016 11:01:00 PM 1/5 By FlydogAZ
Shows users offline unless the Slack window is active and in the foreground.

Resource hog (2.3.1)
11/3/2016 6:12:00 PM 1/5 By f1xedgear
Ever since the new version 2.3.0 when the app switched to Electron framework, the app uses at least twice the amount of memory. I'm signed into just 2 teams and RAM use is averaging 1GB for slack alone. It's a great service and I know they are working on this, but a native application is really the only choice if they are serious about fixing this...

Now terrible for multi-lingual communications (2.3.1)
11/3/2016 3:03:00 PM 2/5 By John in Paris
I like most things about Slack, but I hate the regression in the latest version! Changes to how spellchecking is done now mean that only my system language is spellchecked. Which is a pain when I spend more than half my time in Slack writing in another language. And on top of that, force-touch look up of words has now been deactivated. The first problem is a major blocker for me, the second is an exceptional lack of polish in an otherwise decent app.

Sluggish sometimes and STILL missing dark theme (2.3.1)
11/3/2016 5:11:00 AM 3/5 By wo0kie847
Sluggish at times, especially when posting large snippets of code. Kind of annoying: if you try to paste a large snippet of code within the triple backticks to format it, it will create a snippet, but leave the backticks in the snippet, requiring further edits to remove them; it should automatically do this. Also, why is there STILL no fully dark theme? It’s kind of ridiculous considering HipChat has had that for like… forever now…….

New Version continously crashes (2.3.1)
11/1/2016 4:40:00 PM 1/5 By BoldMidtownLifestyle
I love Slack, but the new version continuously crashes. When I attempt to connect to my domain, it immediately crashes. It works through my Web Browser and the previous version, but updating broke it. Please fix it.

White window with nothing in it (2.3.1)
10/31/2016 6:54:00 PM 1/5 By simplyjessie
Slack needs to up their QA testing. Now nothing works.. everything is broken and I cant figure out how to fix it.

Spellcheck causing issues in this version (2.3.1)
10/31/2016 5:17:00 PM 3/5 By FordTough1138
When spellcheck is on, there seems to be an incredible lag while typing to the point where it’s not even usable anymore. I had to turn off the feature just to use the desktop app. Please fix this!

Okta integration (2.3.1)
10/28/2016 9:55:00 PM 1/5 By Swadecu
Flat out does not work with Okta integration. Get a perpetual sign on screen. UPDATE: Still no fix for Okta integration. If you support it, make it work even in your app that has a similar codebase to your webapp.

First time trying mac app - doesn’t work (2.3.1)
10/28/2016 6:28:00 PM 1/5 By soldier2345
open slack in mac app format and all i get is a blank white page.

No longer opens….. (2.3.1)
10/27/2016 7:13:00 PM 1/5 By Gregh39
We use this app daily and have had no issues until this release. It will now no longer open after this update. Please fix asap…..

Web App (2.3.1)
10/27/2016 11:15:00 AM 1/5 By philipamour
Not an actual app. Just a WebView wrapper distinguished as an App… The user experience is terrible and when you add multiple channels, it's is using insane amount of RAM and CPU. Update - latest version is even slower, eats up much more RAM and CPU usage is even higher. Web apps belong to a web browser, they should not be on a native app store. Can’t believe Apple didn’t kick Slack out yet.

Menumalist exposes this as a clunky web app (2.3.1)
10/27/2016 12:52:00 AM 4/5 By photoalex
Don’t get me wrong, slack is a great service and a great app. Who knew that we’d all still want IRC after all these years? However, if I click on the very top of a window to move it, and then I “drop” the window to stop moving it, having a contextual menu popup after the grab/move/drop is finished is bizarre. This menumalist style is either over-optimized for full screen usage or trying to look too much like the iPad app. However, I still love slack.

App no longer opens (2.3.1)
10/26/2016 9:57:00 PM 1/5 By Gnex77
After updating to the 2.3.0 version of the application, the Slack app no longer works. It does not load the app fully. It shows an empty white window but it does not render any UI. The app worked perfectly before the update and now I can use the app which is critical for my daily work. I even uninstalled the application and re-installed it from the App Store and the same thing continues to happen. Trying to figure out how to revert back to the previous version at this point.

Slack is Amazing (2.3.0)
10/26/2016 5:01:00 PM 5/5 By Bob from SIlicon Valley
I run 8 companies on Slack with team members in 5 countries. It almost eliminates inter team email and makes sharing files, links, and posts so much easier. The integrations with Trello, Github and Bitbucket make it easier to know what is going on. If you are working on a team and trying to do it using email it’s time to power up your game.

Chinese IME went mad with the new update (2.3.0)
10/26/2016 9:46:00 AM 4/5 By kenfenix
After upgrading to this version, typing with Chinese pinyin IME went mad. When typing “pinyin”, the input method box suddenly bounces to the top and the chat box gets “pin拼yin’pin’yin音” or something alike. Please fix.

Meant to be fast (2.3.0)
10/26/2016 5:25:00 AM 2/5 By AmericanBatman
The app prides itself on being a faster tool for messaging. However, it seems to always be losing connection. If I were to guess, 12 minutes of every hour is spent reconnecting. I work in places where, admittedly, the internet is fuzzy. But reconnection time for Slack seems noticeably slower than other applications. Perhaps not the best tool to use when internet is on and off.

Resizing issue (2.3.0)
10/25/2016 7:06:00 PM 3/5 By p.pavlo
After installing this update, I’m unable to change width of slack so it will fit on the same screen as iMassegae on my mabbook pro 15”, before this update I could do this. Good application in general, but I don’t like this update.


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