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Taskade vs Slack

Taskade is the best Slack alternative for remote teams.

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Paid
Free
Design Freedom
The Visual Playground
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Not Applicable

Develop customizable templates

Own Your Workspace
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Customizability is based on channels and bots

Fully customizable workspace and progress tracking

Consistency Is Simplicity
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Not Applicable

Adaptable data visualization

Collaboration
Let's Talk
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Comment syncing, chat support, live video call support

Comment syncing, chat support, live video call support

Going Live
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Real-time syncing

Real-time syncing

The Right Tool For The Right Job
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A collaboration chatroom for teams

Remote first design tailored for virtual collaboration

Progress Tracking
Get Back On Track
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Bot needed for progress tracking

Completion history tracking

The Big Picture
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No overall view of projects

Bird's eye view of workspaces, able to monitor progress on a project level

Mindful Simplicity
Keeping It Clean
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Conversations can be segmented into threads

Conversations are segmented based on projects

Passing On Your Legacy
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Not Applicable

Simple and intuitive

Launch Speed
Getting Up To Speed
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Channel set up is hard to master

Intuitive UI, quick onboarding process

Quick On Your Feet
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Performance is inconsistent

Lightweight, Short load times

What began as an internal tool for Stewart Butterfield’s company Tiny Speck, is now a giant in the messaging app market. According to Butterfield, the word Slack is an acronym for Searchable Log of All Conversations and Knowledge and the name replaced its previous name of Linefeed. 

The tool was developed by Tiny Speck to improve communication among team members during its development of Glitch, an online game. 

Slack is a messaging app designed primarily for business applications. It aims to bring people together to work and communicate as a team. In really simple terms, Slack aims to replace email as a more efficient and reliable means of communication.

For people who have been around chat programs online for a while and are familiar with IRC-style chat rooms, they will feel right at home with Slack. It offers a lot of the same features. It allows users to set up channels (kind of like chat rooms) that can be organized by topic. Users can also create private groups, and share files right inside of Slack. It also has direct messaging options. 

All of this content is searchable within Slack.

Organizations can group users into teams. These teams can join a “workspace” via a specific URL or by the admin inviting them.

Slack integrates with many third-party services including Google Drive, Dropbox, GitHub, Zendesk, and Zapier.

Along with its desktop application, Slack can also be used across mobile devices through its iOS and Android apps.

Although designed as a business application, Slack has also been adopted by many community groups in lieu of message boards and even social media organizations like Facebook Groups.