Sick of E-mail? Slack Needs to Kill Your Inbox Muddle

Slack is a group messaging app that launched in 2013 and took off, now boasting 2.three million every day lively customers. We caught up with firm founder Stewart Butterfield at South by Southwest in Austin.

Regardless of his firm’s fast progress, Butterfield is humbly cautious concerning the success of the product. He describes one of many app’s options, a constructed-in helper referred to as "Slackbot," as a "pretty silly, however earnest robotic that helps you get onboard on Slack. And that your group can later customise so as to add your personal sayings and responses."

Slack and Slackbot need to be your at-work, pleasant, quirky assistants. Butterfield’s private favourite customization is programming Slackbot to be a pedantic grammar professional, making strategies when it detects consumer errors.

He says the aim is to not drive yet one more messaging software on you, however to consolidate work communications into one service. In different phrases, Slack’s an e-mail killer.

"You take a look at your telephone, there’s one icon there, you faucet it, and it is all of the individuals you’re employed with, and solely the individuals you’re employed with," Butterfield stated.

And it is working. In a current survey of its customers, Slack discovered that the service lowered e-mail quantity by almost half.