January 14th, 2021 in Productivity
When looking for virtual workspaces, one of the most used platforms is Slack. Slack offers you the ability to communicate with coworkers and organize your company into channels. While Slack is an easy-to-use email replacement, there is an alternative app that is a more comprehensive virtual workplace. Learn more about Slenke and how it compares to Slack.
Within the Slack app, one of the key features is channels. Channels are spaces in which you can have specific conversations and share certain files with people within that channel. Slenke, on the other hand, provides you the ability to organize your company by teams, projects, and groups. In each section you can post status and share files for people who are specifically invited to that section. Within teams, you can see the projects assigned to the team, the team description, and the team members. In projects, you can see project start and end dates, the project budget, costs, and remaining finances, the tracked time, and the percentage of tasks completed.
Slack also allows you to directly communicate and share files with individual coworkers or as group messages. Slenke also offers direct messaging for individuals and groups with file-sharing capabilities. With the Slenke mobile app and web browser notifications, you will never miss a message, comment, or team-related post.
While Slack has searchable messages and files, Slenke has broader search functions. With Slenke, you can search for posts, comments, files, and tasks. Each task is given a task ID, which can be used to find the exact task on Slenke.
Slack offers you the ability to integrate apps and automate routine actions and communications. Slenke also lets you integrate the platform with your favourite apps, such as Salesforce, Google Quickbooks, Office 365, and GitHub. With over a thousand app integrates, you can spend less time moving information around and more time on being productive.
Similar to how Slack offers data encryption, Slenke provides end-to-end encrypted messaging and file sharing. Slenke’s data storage is also located in Canada, which has strong intelligence and enforcement activity laws, as well as strong data protection enforcement. There are only four other countries, Switzerland, Spain, Brazil, and Japan, that can claim the same.
Unlike Slack, Slenke lets you break down projects into individually assigned tasks. Within each task you can post comments, share files, add subtasks, and update the description. You can also add start and end dates, labels, and tag others within the task. Slenke also provides time log and budget tracking with the ability to create budget frequencies. You can create and add user accounts and restrict access so only the necessary people have access to the information. Tasks can be put into hierarchies as well.
Slenke also has Gantt timelines and customizable Kanban boards for workflow visualization. You are able to create reports based on projects that show such things as budget, project cost, tasks by status, and tasks by users. You can track time by activities and users too.
Overall, Slenke offers a more comprehensive workspace than the communication app Slack. With project planning, task management, in-app communications, budget and time tracking, and file sharing capabilities, Slenk is a valuable tool for creating a productive remote workspace.