Slack

A single place for team communication and workflows

4,6 /5 (19087 reviews) Write a Review!

Slack Overview

What is Slack?

Slack is a workplace communication tool that connects users with the people and tools they work with everyday, no matter where they are or what they do. Teams in Slack work together in channels that can be organized by project, department, office location, or anything else, really. This makes it easy for users to follow the topics that are important to them. Public channels are open to anyone on the team so marketing can see what designers are working on, sales can see what’s on the product team’s roadmap, and new hires can easily get up to speed instead of starting with an empty email inbox.

Slack connects to the tools and services that businesses already use and centralizes the notifications, files, and data from hundreds of different applications. This means no more searching through emails for that one follow-up, constantly switching between different tabs and dashboards, or juggling dozens of tools - each with their own login. Slack helps teams work smarter by providing all of the information and context needed to make effective decisions quickly.

Everything shared in Slack is automatically indexed and archived so that companies can create a comprehensive knowledge base with zero effort, simply by working in Slack. And, Slack’s search makes it easy find the information users need, whenever they need it.

Slack Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$8,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Slack is available across three premium tiers with pricing based per user per month, outlined below:

Standard Plan: $6.67/user/month (billed annually) or $8.00/user/month (billed monthly)

Plus Plan: $12.50/user/month (billed annually) or $15.00/user/month (billed monthly)

Enterprise Grid: contact Slack for custom pricing details


Slack Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Media

Create custom teams and channels to categorize and organize conversations
Access and share messages, files, and services in one place
Use the deep search functionality to find messages from across multiple channels
Create and assign tasks and action items
Slack voice or video calls
Slack video Slack video Slack screenshot: Create custom teams and channels to categorize and organize conversations Slack screenshot: Access and share messages, files, and services in one place Slack screenshot: Use the deep search functionality to find messages from across multiple channels Slack screenshot: Create and assign tasks and action items Slack screenshot: Slack voice or video calls

Slack Reviews

Slack Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
13494

Very good
4679

Average
757

Poor
118

Terrible
39

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,4
95% recommended this app
Sanskriti G.

Implementing Slack at work was an absolute decision

We implement slack for inter-office communications. Slack made the communication possible and managing workflows was a lot easier. We often use slack for real-time messaging not, particularly for archives. Overall, slack has enhanced our business productivity, collaboration between project teams, and managed to provide streamlined communication.


Taylor A.

A good product with potential

Overall, my experience has been positive. As mentioned, there are many aspects that are very easy to use. Slack works well for our management team who is always active on it and focused on certain projects. However, for our general customer service team, it is less effective.


Verified Reviewer

Team Communication Simplified

We are using Slack as our primary communications as in-team and external members as well. Slack makes communications more professional than other casual messaging tools. There is a respect for other team members' private life as setting notifications off the work hours. We can keep all our commuınication in Slack and able to search and find our communications later.


Jon B.

Slack is essentially advanced texting for business users

I started using Slack because my client required it. I find that it cuts down on my email dependence but I'm often frustrated when attempting to compose a message without standard elements such as tables, inline images, etcetrera.


Verified Reviewer

Best-of-Breed Messenger Platform

Been using Slack and admin in Slack since 2015. It's gotten a lot better and they definitely list to customers and what we want to see.


Sanskriti G.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Implementing Slack at work was an absolute decision

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/10/09
Review Source: Capterra

We implement slack for inter-office communications. Slack made the communication possible and managing workflows was a lot easier. We often use slack for real-time messaging not, particularly for archives. Overall, slack has enhanced our business productivity, collaboration between project teams, and managed to provide streamlined communication.

Pros

Slack was easy to use and implement at work. The web version of slack works completely fine. The slack interface is streamlined and ideal for business communication. We are able to replace emails at work and use communication on slack, which is quick and easy for project teams. The most significant thing I loved about Slack is, it can be integrated with other productivity, communication, and collaboration tools to make the work more streamlined and can be an optimum choice for automation and scripting.

Cons

The only downside to this application is its pricing. The standard plans lack most of the important features, so we thought of upgrading to Plus. Since the price is based on per person per month, we found the pricing for Plus too high. So, we had expected if the price could be pay-per-module, but that can’t be helped either.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Taylor A.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 11-50 Employees

A good product with potential

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/23
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, my experience has been positive. As mentioned, there are many aspects that are very easy to use. Slack works well for our management team who is always active on it and focused on certain projects. However, for our general customer service team, it is less effective.

Pros

I like how easy the software is to use. It's very intuitive for anyone who has used a messaging app before. Another feature that is valuable for us is the ability to add employees to only certain channels. We have a diverse team that doesn't need to be involved in every conversation.

Cons

I wish that some of the pro level features were available for the free version. It is cost prohibitive for us to pay for the pro version. For example, we often run into an issue when trying to search for things that are far back in a channel. Slack only allows us to go back so far. Therefore, we lose important communication. Also, the nature of the Slack channels allows things to get easily lost. As team members, comment and change the subject important pieces of information get buried before everyone sees it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Internet
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Team Communication Simplified

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/28
Review Source: Capterra

We are using Slack as our primary communications as in-team and external members as well. Slack makes communications more professional than other casual messaging tools. There is a respect for other team members' private life as setting notifications off the work hours. We can keep all our commuınication in Slack and able to search and find our communications later.

Pros

Team Communication is easy and respectful to other team members.
Integrations with almost all other Saas providers allows users to do almost all actions within the Slack.
Advanced Search History is a great feature for team communication
Channels are keeping communication easier within the team or with external members.

Cons

The in-app call and video call options are still terrible in September 2020.
Exporting communication only available to admin. This should be done for everybody at least for private communications.
File search is still not good.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Jon B.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: Self Employed

Slack is essentially advanced texting for business users

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/07/09
Review Source: Capterra

I started using Slack because my client required it. I find that it cuts down on my email dependence but I'm often frustrated when attempting to compose a message without standard elements such as tables, inline images, etcetrera.

Pros

I like the ability to stay in touch with our users via whatever device I'm currently using. For example, I can respond from my home computer, tablet, work computer or via my phone.

I especially like the ability to be notified of a new message via my phone where I can read the message on the phone but can step over to my laptop to reply.

I also appreciate the ability to add an email thread to a Slack Channel by simply adding a slack email address (each channel has a unique email address) to the CC field when I reply.

Cons

The biggest con for me is the extremely limited amount of formatting available to Slack messages. I can make a font bold and add links to files/images but I really miss the rich text features many similar apps provide.

It's also frustrating to need to keep typing adding the user name(s) when I'm responding to a message. I'm assuming that this is by design but it would really be nice to be able to "Reply All" to a conversation thread.

The desktop Slack application (running on Windows 10 Pro) has a "clunky" feel to it. It's written with a framework that allows the Slack developers to write HTML and JavaScript code that is essentially compiled into a Windows application and it definitely shows. Something as simple as selecting text is counter-intuitive (until you realize that it's essentially a web page mascaraing as a Windows application.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Best-of-Breed Messenger Platform

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/11
Review Source: Capterra

Been using Slack and admin in Slack since 2015. It's gotten a lot better and they definitely list to customers and what we want to see.

Pros

-UI is very easy to use for anyone to jump right in
-Easy to navigate and admin
-THE platform companies use to chat. Far better than GChat, Teams
-Customizable to user
-TONS of integrations
-Shared channels with our clients or companies we are clients of. Easy to manage and end when contracts end.

Cons

-Pricing. Definitely need the "Plus" license for HITRUST compliance and it's 2x more than a standard license. Paying twice as much just to have a feature we haven't used in over a year did not make the Finance team happy. Also need Plus to use onboard/offboard functionality in Bettercloud automations.
-Recent outages. Since march 2020 we've experienced issues almost every month even though Slack's status website only reported 3. I would get spammed with emails or Google Chat(our backup if Slack goes down) messages asking me what to do. I can't do anything, they went down.
-Private channels are invisible even to admins- even as the admin I can't see private channels which have been a problem when trying to create a channel but getting an error that channel already exists.
-When inviting users, add them to a user group that automatically that would add them to all channels they need like Eng, CS, Sales each get their 5-10 channels automatically.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8,9/10
Based on 19 087 user ratings
Compare user recommendation rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

Slack Pricing

Slack Pricing

Starting from
US$8,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Slack is available across three premium tiers with pricing based per user per month, outlined below:

Standard Plan: $6.67/user/month (billed annually) or $8.00/user/month (billed monthly)

Plus Plan: $12.50/user/month (billed annually) or $15.00/user/month (billed monthly)

Enterprise Grid: contact Slack for custom pricing details

Slack is available across three premium tiers with pricing based per user per month, outlined below:

Standard Plan: $6.67/user/month (billed annually) or $8.00/user/month (billed monthly)

Plus Plan: $12.50/user/month (billed annually) or $15.00/user/month (billed monthly)

Enterprise Grid: contact Slack for custom pricing details

Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 19 087 user ratings
Compare value for money rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

Slack Features

Slack Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,5/5
Based on 19 087 user ratings
Compare features rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

Categories

Additional information for Slack

Additional information for Slack

Key features of Slack

  • 1:1 and group calls
  • @mentions
  • API availability
  • Activity logging
  • Activity tracking
  • All data transfer is encrypted
  • Always In Sync
  • Archiving & retention
  • Audio / video conferencing
  • Authentication & security
  • Business intelligence
  • Call sharing
  • Chat
  • Chat functionality
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Commenting
  • Communication management
  • Compliance management
  • Contact history
  • Create open channels
  • Deep, Contextual Search
  • Desktop & mobile messaging
  • Desktop notifications
  • Document distribution
  • Document imaging
  • Document indexing
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email notifications
  • File Sharing
  • File transfer
  • Full text search
  • Indexing
  • Mobile integration
  • Nearly 100 integrations
  • Notifications
  • Open API to build your own integrations
  • Personalized profiles
  • Prioritizing
  • Private text chat
  • Real time data
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time updates
  • Screen sharing
  • Search functionality
  • Single sign on
  • Support for private groups and 1:1 direct messaging
  • Tagging
  • Tags, keywords & @mentions
  • Two-way audio & video
  • Video support
  • Workflow management

Benefits

Slack surveyed thousands of Team Owners and Admins to see how Slack helps their teams work. The average team using Slack sees:

  • A 32% increase in productivity.

  • A 48.6% reduction in internal email.

  • A 25.1% reduction in meetings.

  • And, 80.4% agree Slack has increased transparency on their team.

    These findings have both tangible and intangible benefits for any business. Fewer meetings, reply-all email threads, and lengthy conference calls means teams can work smarter and be more productive. Additionally, this helps teams feel more connected and engaged at work.

  • Slack FAQs

    Slack FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Slack.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Slack offer?

    Slack offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$8,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Slack is available across three premium tiers with pricing based per user per month, outlined below: Standard Plan: $6.67/user/month (billed annually) or $8.00/user/month (billed monthly) Plus Plan: $12.50/user/month (billed annually) or $15.00/user/month (billed monthly) Enterprise Grid: contact Slack for custom pricing details

    Q. What are the main features of Slack?

    Slack offers the following features:

    • 1:1 and group calls
    • @mentions
    • API availability
    • Activity logging
    • Activity tracking
    • All data transfer is encrypted
    • Always In Sync
    • Archiving & retention
    • Audio / video conferencing
    • Authentication & security
    • Business intelligence
    • Call sharing
    • Chat
    • Chat functionality
    • Collaboration tools
    • Collaborative workspace
    • Commenting
    • Communication management
    • Compliance management
    • Contact history
    • Create open channels
    • Deep, Contextual Search
    • Desktop & mobile messaging
    • Desktop notifications
    • Document distribution
    • Document imaging
    • Document indexing
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Email notifications
    • File Sharing
    • File transfer
    • Full text search
    • Indexing
    • Mobile integration
    • Nearly 100 integrations
    • Notifications
    • Open API to build your own integrations
    • Personalized profiles
    • Prioritizing
    • Private text chat
    • Real time data
    • Real time notifications
    • Real time updates
    • Screen sharing
    • Search functionality
    • Single sign on
    • Support for private groups and 1:1 direct messaging
    • Tagging
    • Tags, keywords & @mentions
    • Two-way audio & video
    • Video support
    • Workflow management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Slack?

    Slack has the following typical customers:

    , , , , ,

    Q. What languages does Slack support?

    Slack supports the following languages:

    English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Slack offer?

    Slack has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Slack support mobile devices?

    Slack supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Slack integrate with?

    Slack integrates with the following applications:

    Aircall, Asana, Bitium, Breezy, Datadog, Dropbox Business, Help Scout, LiveChat, PagerDuty, Resource Guru

    Q. What level of support does Slack offer?

    Slack offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials