Bonus Entry: Slack
What can it do?
First off, Slack isn’t a content tool, more of a quick-fire messaging system for saving time and the hassle of communicating face-to-face or via phone. So if like me you’re multitasking with content projects on a regular basis, then you can set up channels for each of those and interact with each team simultaneously. Furthermore, the history of each conversation is stored, allowing you to recall previous comments from days, weeks, or months earlier. No more hopping around desks or searching the office for a colleague, using the instant messaging feature in Slack sends out an alert to the recipient.
When should you use it?
As an alternative to short emails and water cooler conversations. And more importantly, at your next internal meeting for producing action points and sharing group docs.