In 2021, Slack is the de facto communication platform for all the forward-thinking companies, and with the pandemic, the trend has only gone up. The best part about Slack is that it offers a wide variety of tools and integrations through its Slack app directory, there are 2000+ apps and integrations available.
Founders and leaders are arguably the busiest people in the company, time is their biggest resource, and yet they have to struggle with the traditional tools which are not designed for their use cases. Hence we have curated the top apps which can help founders and leaders to become a high performer on Slack.
Since there are soo many apps on Slack, the problem is to find the truly great ones. Also, a lot of these integrations are meant for a very specific use case like for development teams( Github, Jira, Halp, etc) design team (Figma, Miro, Adobe CC, etc) marketing and sales team ( Salesforce, Hubspot, Mailchimp, Typeform, etc) When it comes to leadership (Executives and Managers), they often want high-level information of what is happening in their company and there is no category to find such tools, hence we went on to find the apps that truly stand out.
The following tools are not ranked in any order but are chosen from the various categories as one of the top apps and arranged alphabetically. The category includes Productivity, Project Management, Visibility, Culture, Knowledge management, communication, Survey, and Rewards.
(Category: Tool for recognition and rewards) Bonusly
Bonusly is an engaging recognition and rewards platform that enriches your company culture. With Bonusly, everyone in your organization can publicly recognize everyone else by giving small bonuses that add up to meaningful rewards.
( Category: Tool for remote culture building ) Disco app :
The Disco app turns Slack into a landscape for reinforcing company values and recognizing your team’s contributions. Disco has quickly become one of the most popular Slack apps.
( Category: Onboarding ) GreetBot
The first impression is the last one, GreetBot is a friendly onboarding assistant that helps you welcome new teammates to your Slack workspace. It helps the new members to get friendlier with the people around and gives chance to the leaders to know and interact with the new member.
( Category: Kanban tool for teams ) Hive
Hive lets your team manage projects in the way they work best, and lets you easily switch between views for ultimate flexibility.
( Category: Tool for video messaging at work ) Loom
Loom is a video messaging tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable videos. With Loom, you can record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously. With Loom, Zoom is going for a toss on Slack.
( Category: Tool for product management ) Monday.com:
Monday.com is a platform for work management, including tracking projects, deadlines, and team collaboration. It includes pre-built automation tools and supports integration with other work apps.
( Category: Real-Time Polls for teams ) Polly
Polly works where you work. The typical forms and survey tools are not purpose-built for Slack. Polly is built to work in a world where users are used to staying.
( Category: Leadership and team productivity) Poppins:
If you’re a founder, executive, or manager using Slack, it might be overwhelming for you to go through all the information and you don’t want to micro-manage. Instead of relying on external project management tools, Poppins helps you turn conversations into actionable items, discussion topics, or highlights.
It makes it easy for leaders and teams to track items and get a high-level view of overall progress. Recently, Poppins has been featured as the #1 productivity app on Slack.
( Category: Delegating tasks ) Toggl Plan
Toggl Plan is a team management tool with a weekly team calendar, enabling managers to plan projects and respond to changes with ease.
( Category: Tools for watercooler chat and games ) Trivia:
Trivia bannerFun team building through Quizzes, Games, and Water Cooler* When peers become friends, work becomes fun! With Trivia, bring social and fun back to your team
That’s it for now, following were the top 10 apps for founders, leaders, and managers, based on our study. Hope you will try out the apps from the curated list and it’ll help you and your team to become more productive and reduce the information overload on Slack. Thank you!