The Ministry of Magic in "Harry Potter" used enchanted paper airplanes. The offices of Sterling Cooper in "Mad Men" used secretaries. Today's modern (and nonfiction) offices rely increasingly on messaging apps for inter-office communcation.
One such app is Slack, a real-time messaging app that's currently used by more than 90,000 different companies. Slack skyrocketed in popularity, making it the fastest-growing workplace software application ever.There are many reasons Slack has 500,000 daily active users and counting, including the folks here at HubSpot. At its core, Slack offers direct messaging and chat rooms for individuals and teams, but takes its software further with a one-stop shop for better productivity at work. Slack offers an archive of team- and company-wide communication, as well as integrations with other bots and apps you may already be using -- think Google Drive, Trello, and GrowthBot.
Check out this infographic from the folks at SurePayroll to read more about how Slack came to be so widely used. Learn more about its features and tricks to help you have a more productive work day.
Originally published Dec 16, 2016 6:00:00 AM, updated March 26 2018