Collaboration apps are now taking over the corporate app space. Multinationals are not taking work collaboration apps as a joke. They are now of a high commodity in modern workplaces especially through businesses where staff are distant or they work from home.
We posted a review on how to maximize team efficiency using Asana app; today we’ll look at Slack and Loom which are also collaboration and workplace performance apps. The interesting part of these apps is that they achieve the same results although different.
Advantages of using collaboration apps
Collaboration apps are very instrumental in large corporations with large staff. The advantages of these collabo apps are numerous, some of which are:
- Promotion of Efficiency
- An economical way to keep track of progress
- To place deadlines.
- To identify efficient and effective staff.
- To have a close working relationship with teammates.
If you really want to try a collaboration app in your workplace, this post will guide you to the two best collaboration app, so, let’s get to it!
Slack collaboration app
Slack is a cloud-based software that comprises of team collaboration tools and services. It was founded in 2013 by Stewart Butterfield. Slack is an acronym of Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge.
Slack aids colleagues at the workplace by using searchable files, conversation, and people. Teams are created via a URL or invitation sent by a teammate who is usually the team administrator. It provides a private chat platform which allows private channels to allow for private conversation between teams.
There is also the option of direct messages to specific persons. The team admin or leader can always search for past messages to remind teammates as their deadline come closer. Slack like most team collabo apps have integrations with 3rd party apps like Google drive, Trello, Dropbox, Zendesk, etc.
Most of their integrations are with cloud storage and cloud computing apps for efficient storage. Slack also gives the option of plugins which aids users to customize the features to their preferences.
Loom collaboration app
Loom is also a team collaboration/ assistance platform, the difference is that it does not use text or pictures, rather it uses visual media; videos. The application gives people the option of collaboration via videos.
Employers and team leaders can share videos, directly giving people a more direct interaction, you can also share tutorials by using the app to relay instructions on what to do on systems and apps. Loom was set up in 2016 by Shahed Khan, Joe Thomas, and Vinay Hiremath.
They have $10 per month pro version which provides the user with HD videos, call to actions after videos and analytics that give details of engagements and feedback.
Loom as a company had issues of funding at the beginning but now has a series of investments from firms and individuals and is now valued at $11 million.
Best use case for Slack and Loom
- Sales Teams
- Marketing Teams.
- Teams who are distant from each other.
- Customer feedback sessions
- Project Managers.
Slack and Loom can be best used for any of the following. However, you will have to test the two apps to find out the one that works best for you or the one that meets your budgets.
There are several tools that will make teams work efficiently but the ones mentioned today are used by multinational corporations and other tech companies use their services especially those who provide integrations and/or plug-ins.
You should get acquainted with all these apps and I’m sure you will find out if they are more efficient than peer-to-peer messenger group chats.