Slack version 20.05.10 redesigns the mobile user interface. There’s a new navigation bar at the bottom with four tabs: Home view for the sidebar, DMs for private messages, Mentions to quickly see who mentioned your name/username, and You that contains app settings. I’m personally a fan of these bottom bars; they first started appearing with the iPhone X and it makes all the important bits of the app easy to reach with your thumb. That’s not the only change though. The update also brought a fast way to set reminders, a new compose button, and more. App Store: Slack – Free
Slack 4.0.0 on the desktop now launches 33% faster and uses 50% less memory. VoIP calls are also 10 times faster.
Popular workplace app Slack is preparing to go public, and it warns investors it may become a target of nation state hacking.
Companies that are preparing to go public—such as Uber, Lyft, Pinterest, Snapchat, and PagerDuty—all have sections in their S-1 registrations that address the threat of “unauthorized access” to their software, systems, and technologies. However, none of these companies explicitly referred to “organized crime” or “nation-states,” as Slack did in its S-1 filing.
Ms. Haskins also reminds us that Slack doesn’t have end-to-end encryption, and in some cases your boss can download and read your entire Slack history without you knowing.
Readdle launched Spark 2.0 on Tuesday, a big update to the company’s email client that adds support for teams.
Andrew Orr shows us how to tame the beast called Slack.
Not everyone is experiencing this issue, but some have found that disabling Slack indexing makes Spotlight responsive again.
Slack offers a Remind feature that can help keep things from slipping through the cracks. You might not have noticed it, however, so Bryan Chaffin wants to show you how to use it to remind yourself, your colleagues, or even delay action on a message.