New to Slack? Here are 15 Essential Slack Apps to Help You

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Slack is taking the corporate world by storm. More and more companies are using this communication tool – now, you can do pretty much everything in Slack.

Are you new to Slack? Here are 15 essential Slack apps that you should install right now. We believe these apps will help you and your teams.

Let’s get started:

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1. Google Drive

Use Google Drive within Slack to create new Google Docs, Slides, Sheets files, import an existing file from Google Drive into a channel or direct message and search directly within Google Drive files shared within Slack.

Google drive

2. Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts lets you communicate with your team via instant messaging, voice calls, and video calls. This integration allows you to easily start a Hangout with the members of a channel. To start a Hangout, enter /hangout in any channel.

3. Asana

Asana is the easiest way for teams to coordinate and manage their work. With Asana for Slack, you can turn your conversations into action and create new tasks in Asana—all without leaving Slack.


4. Mailchimp

Mailchimp and Slack integration will allow you to receive updates when people subscribe and unsubscribe from your audience and see the sent status of a campaign.

Mailchimp for Slack

5. Google Calendar

From automatically updating your Slack status to getting up-to-the-minute reminders, keep your calendar top of mind without leaving Slack. Respond to invites, get a heads up before meetings start, and automatically set your status to show when you’re busy.

Google calendar

6. Trello

Link your Trello and Slack teams to harness the power of productivity with the Trello app for Slack, and create a seamless and collaborative workflow between your favorite apps. Add new Trello cards to boards directly from Slack without needing to hop through the app-switching hoop.


7. Slack for Gmail

Send emails into Slack to discuss them with your teammates. The Slack Add-On for Gmail helps you move conversations along by bringing context from an email into a Slack channel or direct message. You can add a message and include attachments along with the email as well.

Slack for Gmail

8. Zoom

Start Zoom Meetings and make Zoom Phone calls with flawless video, crystal clear audio, and instant screen sharing from any Slack channel, private group, or direct message using the /zoom slash command.


9. Standuply

Standuply automates management processes via Slack and brings experienced mentors on board to challenge your team. Standuply connects your team to the experienced mentors providing knowledge insights and saves time by automating management processes.


10. Google Analytics Insights

Customizable reports with your key data. Realtime alerting when your data changes. All in Slack. This app helps you to get sent your key metrics in daily & weekly reports so you can see how your sites are performing at a glance.

GA insights

11. Donut

Donut introduces people who don’t know each other well on teams of all sizes via direct messages, and encourages them to meet in person or virtually for a variety of programs –  facilitating virtual coffee meetups, remote team lunches, daily donut meetings, and cross-department introductions.


12. Canva

Instantly publish your designs to Slack and collaborate with your team real-time to increase productivity. Canva integrates with Slack so you can automatically send designs directly to your Slack channel(s).


13. Hubspot for Slack

With live chat, team email, and an easy-to-use chatbot builder, HubSpot gives you the messaging tools and context to have personalized conversations with prospects and customers at scale.


14. Dropbox

Connect to the Dropbox and Slack integration and begin to – Share Dropbox content to Slack channels or in direct messages, right from Dropbox, and see your Dropbox file previews right within your Slack conversations.


15. GitHub

Bring your code to the conversations you care about with the GitHub and Slack app. With two of your most important workspaces connected, you’ll get updates about what’s happening on GitHub—without leaving Slack. 

Use /github subscribe [owner/repo] in Slack to start receiving updates about that project.

Bonus Apps: EngageWith 

EngageWith is an employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches your company culture. It virtually brings recognition and fun within your Slack and MS Teams workspace.



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Pawan Kumar

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