Slack App Reviews

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Can’t access private channels

Just upgraded to latest version - can’t click on any of the private chanels on desktop or web app. Mobile app works fine. Restarted, rebooted and even removed and reinstalled the app - still not working.

Love it, but...

CPU hog. Latest version eats a lot of CPU. The performance issues have been ongoing. Seemingly not enough engineers on the desktop experience. Huge issue for those of us paying to use the service.

Doesn’t support large number of teams

There has been a bug for months (which I have reported multiple times). The Team window on the left does not scroll, and makes Slack completely useless for users who are part of many teams, because there is no way to access the bottom team icons or see which ones have notifications.

CPU hog. Keyboard gets all laggy

Recent releases (or it is just the last: 2.0.2) seem to rise to 100% CPU after a while, then the keyboard gets about a second or two behind. Major problem. Can’t recommend this at all.

Great service, but it needs a better client

It uses to much memory. Write a completely native client please.

My First Review and Only Because it is a Bijou of an App!

I am so thankful I found this gem of an application. It holds everything I need into one tidy little jewel box. I can find links which are like precious stones to me and place them in their own special categories. I can share the links, share a mutual calendar, we can text, we can even visit on the phone all through one app. There is more I can share especially about the current innovative pearl of a plan I am developing to use Slack on a wide scale. The app is quite a treasure and it will last longer than most jewelry I own.

Just Downloaded and Can’t even Access it

I just downloaded the app and I can’t even access it. I go on to the website and nothing. Can’t even explore the app. And then I get a message telling me to check server updates for any issues and it says that all is running amazingly. I won’t give it one star because I haven’t gotten to see it. But if I can’t access the app then what is the point. If things change, I will update my score if I ever actually get to try it out.

One Stop App for all Office communciations

We have been using this App to communicate with various teams and vendors. No matter how many slack teams you work with, one Slack application supports multiple slack team. All groups and contacts are easily accesible with Shortcut Keys. It letes you to send files, code (without losing formatting) over message, it also allows you to mark any messages are favorites. It is very reliable, fast and the best this is that its mobile app compliments the Mac App extremely well. It is a great App for a Distributed and Centralized Team.

Lovin’ It!

no more sifting through 100s of emails or texts for work! create channels for each work subject/department and find documents/pics/links easily!!

Finally a good messaging solution

Just awesome. Finally a great multi-platform chat app that is perfect. No need to switch between the bad facebook messenger, bad Skype, bad Gmail chat ect. And it’s free, so just hit download.

Switch between teams

Slack was already a very useful app that I’m using all days long. With this new version and this new feature it’s just perfect ! Thank you so much and congratulation to the slack team for your great work.

Greate service but the app can be really better

The service is nice and very powerfull. But there are some small problems very annoying with the application. The main one is that the application is not self suffisant. You need to use the web browser for some basic action, like download a file or some configuration. If we can accept this kind of stuff for a beta release, now the soft is final. I put only one star because the soft does not able to connect anymore! Hope it will be fixed soon and I will change my rating.

Blank window

The app opens a blank window, with no possible interaction (Yosemite 10.10.1). Uninstalled.

Great app

Adopted by my whole company within weeks. A great free product, yet the paid version is VERY expensive for the value you get, especially as a small start-up. If the pricing becomes more reasonable for companies of our size, I’ll consider a 5* rating ! :)

Great service, but a bit spoiled by being a web app

Slack itself works great and is very well designed, easy to set up and integrates smoothly with most of the online tools currently available. However this app suffers a lot from being essentially a web app wrapped in a native shell (i.e. most of the UI is actually a web view). It doesn’t make it unuseable, just much less polished than the average OS X app.

Quite good, needs some serious improvements

Slack has replaced Skype as our internal chat app and we ambition it to replace Basecamp as a project platform. The pros: the ability to easily create « channels », the versatility of exchanges, the emojis (never used much before, but now…), and the team behind the app. Now the cons: the windows ‘app’ is mostly useless, Chrome notifications are hard to see, the app doesn’t glow in the taskbar when there is a message, which means that our Windows users here often don’t see when there is a message incoming. The mac app itself would need to be more of a native app and less of a web app. The difference between posts and the chat channel is just a mess, very hard to follow the posts. The three-panel interface mostly doesn’t work (and on the windows app, you can’t visually make the difference between the panels), because we are used to e-mail (the 1st panel allows to swith content in the 2nd panel, which allows to switch content in the third panel…). Just seeing a pdf is too difficult (where should I click if I just want to open it?). All of this makes it more a « chit-chat app » for us right now than any email killer. But we stick with it because we think it has a great potential.

Good concept, Bad interface

Some good concepts for collaboration. I want to like it. However, there is no Mac integration, the app is a webpage in a window. The interface is a mess and there isn’t even propper drag-and-drop. Many functions have to go through external browser with login and the general experience clunky. I have trouble getting my collegues to use it due to all this. I really hope the interface will be redone from scratch, with native integration. Update: the collegues all stopped checking in, so we drop using this for now.

Moin Uddin

Whenever I try to switch to another team, it dies.

Best solution for company/group chat

Very good, but the message textbox doesnt allow me to input my keyboard text shortcuts (the ones that replace texts).

Slack is cool, but the app is a waste

Don’t get my rating wrong, it is for the app only, not for Slack itself which is great. This app is simply a webview to the Slack web interface. Its slower and it often doesn’t indicate whether it’s loading something, so you’re left wondering whether it hangs. So no benefit and only drawbacks as opposed to simply using the web interface.

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