Slack

Slack for Pc


  • Category: Business
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-08
  • Current version: 3.54
  • File size: 138.72 MB
  • Developer: Slack Technologies, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Slack on your Windows PC

Download Slack for Windows: Slack is an Business App, developed by Slack Technologies, Inc.. The Business App was officially released 2013-03-20. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Slack Technologies, Inc., with the latest current version being 3.54 which was officially released on 2018-10-08. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 9,893 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.


Using Slack on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Slack on your computer in 4 simple steps below:


1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 


2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.


3: How to Use Slack for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Slack in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Slack application icon. A window of Slack will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Slack icon. Click on it and start using the application.



Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Slack

Developer Description

Slack brings team communication and collaboration into one place so you can get more work done, whether you belong to a large enterprise or a small business. Check off your to-do list and move your projects forward by bringing the right people, conversations, tools, and information you need together. Slack is available on any device, so you can find and access your team and your work, whether you’re at your desk or on the go. Use Slack to: • Communicate with your team and organize your conversations by topics, projects, or anything else that matters to your work • Message or call any person or group within your team • Share and edit documents and collaborate with the right people all in Slack • Integrate into your workflow, the tools and services you already use including Google Drive, Salesforce, Dropbox, Asana, Twitter, Zendesk, and more • Easily search a central knowledge base that automatically indexes and archives your team’s past conversations and files • Customize your notifications so you stay focused on what matters Scientifically proven (or at least rumored) to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. We hope you’ll give Slack a try. Having trouble? Please reach out to feedback@slack.com

App Reviews

  • Love it, Needs optimized Picture handling

    3
    By ["Hip", "Hip"]
    First off, thank you slack for a great app. The note taking section to yourself is fantastic as well, among other features. The only reason for the stars is that I have one big issue with the app that I want to see improved. If there's anything that needs improvement, it's the ease of access for pictures. Sending multiple pictures on the phone app version is very clunky and time consuming. Also, in the app version, once you open a picture, it's very slow to exit the picture. It has a slow, trembling frame animation when it closes that slows the process down (personally, it should have no extra animations - the faster, the better). This gets very annoying if people send you multiple pictures - it's slow and clunky to try to view them in sequence. It should be more like WhatsApp or Google/Apple Photos, where when you scroll one way or the other, you can scroll left to all of the previous pictures that were sent in that chat. I realize Slack needs to maintain its individuality, however, this small adjustment, even if it mimics things that other apps do, would be an improvement. It should also have a gallery tab where we can see the pictures from the chats in a reduced format for ease of access (again, like previously mentioned apps do) tl;dr: Please optimize the way slack handles pictures! Thank you!!!
  • Great tool

    5
    By hatwife12911
    We use in our small law office. We had to write some of our own "best practice rules" (like phone message channels only get phone messages, no gifs in general, snooze when you aren't answering) but it's been a great tool for our office. Easy way to be sure you're keeping up with your team without getting in to email all the time. We love it because if person a has a question for person b, a send the question and b gets to answer when they have the time in their day. Minimize interruptions while also allowing the person with a question to say it when they're thinking about it. We love slack. It's AOL instant messenger for professionals. I do wish it was easier to upload images etc without the comments being a weird title.
  • Becoming my go to comm app...

    5
    By X-ray Diffractor
    First, my rant (feel free to skip): I was not pleased when Microsoft purchased Skype, and my fears were increasingly justified as I saw version release after version release further thrash GUI conventions (if Microsoft made light switches, down would turn the light on and up would turn it off...). Finally, the family decided to stop using Skype for our domestic and international communications needs. We switched to Slack... Second, my review: It took some getting used to, but Slack is now our family communication hub... we’ve got channels for making travel plans, sharing recipes, and even communicating while playing Minecraft (yes, I know, Microsoft...). Slack has not only replaced Skype, but is quickly replacing our need to use generic texting and e-mail. I’m still very fond of Discord, but who knows...!? I highly recommend slack. Delve into it. Learn it well, and perhaps you too will adopt it as your one comm app to rule them all! 5-stars. Hands down. Slack people: promise me you’ll never sell this to Microsoft when Team simply doesn’t grab enough market share, and they come knocking. Pretty please...
  • Volume and connectivity issues

    2
    By Whyyyyyyyyyy123
    The notifications are so quiet that even on full volume, I almost never hear them, which makes this app nearly useless. This is my biggest irritation. Second, it sometimes literally takes days for the app to recognize going from a dead zone to WiFi. During this time, I’ll get notifications, but they won’t load because I’m “offline.” I also can’t change my status during these times, so if I’ve been on vacation, or away for any other reason, I can’t change the status to say that I’m back in town. I’ve tried restarting the app, my phone, turning WiFi off and using data instead...nothing has worked. Since slack is the only app that has this problem, I’m inclined to believe it’s the app and not the phone. If these things could be changed, I would happily write a new and improved review.
  • Great mobile app with intuitive functionality

    5
    By Mctennis555
    This app is pretty awesome for on the go use. I like that the app has not lost hardly any functionality from the desktop version and has even added a few cool features. For example the ability to swipe on the contacts list to bring up previous conversations is really cool and intuitive. I do agree with other users that it is entirely time consuming and has led to me having almost no time for other work. I would not say it has increase my productivity. That’s not really Slack’s fault, though. I just turn it completely off any time I want to do actual work.
  • The bomb

    5
    By 🌮TaCoS!!
    Slack is the bomb. I use it for all group messaging. It’s useful to see all of the history of every message went to join onto a new channel. I even enjoyed the podcast on Slack from NPR‘s How I Built This. Slack should be your one stop group messaging app for business, get together’s, collaboration, or just plain messaging. The interface is very user-friendly. And I would suggest this app to anyone. I am giving this app a five star rating, because it deserves it not because I am biased. I personally use it for messaging/collaborating with my colleagues. I personally have had no problems with the app, and it runs very smoothly.
  • Very useful but CONSTANTY frozen

    3
    By Cmarie2511
    I use this app to connect with Pokémon go players in my area so we can meet up for raids, etc. But every single time I open the app, it freezes on the most recent messages of the last channel I viewed. I have to close and open the app multiple times before it decides to work properly and sometimes (like right now) it's completely unusable because it stays frozen despite me reopening the app, checking to make sure I didn't miss an update or something, or restarting my phone. I have mentioned this issue to other users and they say they often have the same problem. How am I supposed to use a product that I can't even get to open properly? Please fix this issue.
  • Fantastic App & tool

    5
    By Cabbey99
    Been using slack for about 8 months. I absolutely love it. Communication is direct through channels, no losing emails in folders. No 3rd part has my slack info so no spam to clutter the communication. Great place to store files without hosting servers or uploading to Google Drive. Tons of apps to add on for better productivity / organization. My only complaint (and could be user error) would be direct messages between 2 or 3 people at same time. I can’t seem to find a solution for that without having to create a channel. Other than that this is the BOMB!!
  • Poll Integration into Channels

    4
    By shastye.7x
    I absolutely love this app, but the only thing I would love to see is the ability to post polls for topics that don’t need to have an actual written response (both anonymous answering and not). It would also be phenomenal if there could be an option to designate that only one answer can be selected as well as an option for multiple answers and also allow for written in response (with the option to turn this off). I hope that made sense, but it would just make things easier for making small decisions that don’t require a lot of feedback.
  • Good app but small annoying glitches

    3
    By writer chic 19
    For the most part this app is good for coordinating in small groups. Fun features with an emoji for status. Love being able to add reaction emoji to what someone writes. Private conversations nice. Haven’t used the notes and to dos but would like to. Small annoying glitches (please fix!): 1.) Sometimes when you add an emoji to your conversation it spells it out instead of the image. 2.) despite the fact I have my “do not disturb” set from 9:30pm to 6:30am, EVERY freaking morning it shows my snooze on until 8:00 even though I have not set snooze recently. (So I miss important conversations.) 3.) when creating multiple lines of text, it shows an empty white square instead of your profile picture. 4.) can’t delete a reaction emoji 5.) most of the time it will not delete a line of text when you try to Features I wish it had: 1.) separate notification when you’ve been tagged, otherwise you are scrolling pages of conversation to find what someone specifically said to you.

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