Top 5 Slack integrations to improve remote working
The Slack app directory has over 2,000 apps listed; these apps are built for different types of organisations and teams. Slack apps can help you streamline and centralise your work by accessing apps and notifications directly in Slack, where most of the conversations around your company tend to happen.
Here are our top picks
Many teams that use Trello also use Slack for their day to day processes. Trello is a Kanban-style list-making application originally developed by Fog Creek Solutions. It's essentially a board with a list of tasks that can be assigned to individual employees or teams, and you can easily keep track of progress. With Trello's Slack integration, teams can collaborate on their to-do lists without having to leave Slack.
2. Google Drive
Google Drive makes file sharing between teammates so much easier. If you have a GSuite account and are using Google Drive, this app is a must-have.
This app will allow you to create or search for Google Docs, Slides and Sheets from Slack. Notifications on file changes are also sent via Slack, you'll also be able to comment on files. When you share a Google drive link, Slack beautifully unfurls the link showing all the necessary information, so you don't have to click away into a browser.
The HR slack integration makes it super easy to submit, approve and keep track of vacation requests.
Team members can book their time-off requests directly within Slack, managers on the other hand, receive notifications and reminders about time-off requests. They can make a quick decision that keeps employees happy and feeling valued. Smart notifications also keep the team up to date where everyone is for the day.
Furthermore, employees are congratulated on their birthdays, and the relevant team members are reminded to wish them well 🍰
Polly allows you to create a poll to gather feedback or make a decision about something. Polls are easy to create and you can do this all within Slack. Results are also shown within Slack.
Whether you're deciding where to have the next office Christmas party or what tie to wear for your next meeting, Polly has to be the easiest most convenient way of doing it
Tettra enables you to organise and share your team's knowledge. From within Slack you can search, create and also request knowledge from your teammates. This is quite a handy tool as companies from early on tend to find their knowledge base spread over multiple providers and difficult to access when you need it.
Don't overload your company Slack with many apps. You should only have the ones that you use often; any others will be a distraction. You can find a list of apps you have installed by going to your workspace and clicking Settings and administration and Manage apps, here you can see who installed them and what permissions they have.
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