Before we decide to use the Slack, we consider using some other services, such as Trello, Telegram, Discord and among other services. But Slack fit almost a glove for us, which after the adaptation phase, is now clinking.
The interface may seem confusing at first glance, but nothing that a few minutes to settle in it won't solve. Once you get the hang of it, it's very easy to use.
First, you create a workspace, which will house the project and its teams, which you can separate by Channels.
In the Channels option, you can split the tasks of each team in the project, thus not mixing garlic with shrimps, avoiding any headaches.
You can also send direct messages to each member in Workspace.
To make Slack more complete, you can add Apps inside it, like Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, and make file sharing easier.
Speaking of files, you can upload files up to 1GB in image formats, supported JPEG, PNG and GIF. For supported file formats are ODT, ODS, Doc, Docx, Xls, Xlsx and PDF. Options that we will not miss.
Another nice feature is the ability to send messages to yourself so you can save that draft or file you will need later.
Slack is officially available on Linux in .deb, .rpm and snap formats (if you don't have snap installed on your system, check out our tutorial on how to enable it). Remember that there is also the Web version of the service, which eliminates the need for any installation, in addition to Apps for Smartphones.
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