When you manage a growing team, choosing the right software becomes a priority. You need to ensure that the tools you work with are complementing your values and continue to boost your team’s productivity. One such software that has lately become a necessity or should we call it a favorite, is Slack. But did you know that you can do so much more with Slack than just using it for team communication? Yes, we’re talking about getting your hands on the best Slack apps to get more done.

The Slack App Directory has over 2400 apps. While each one of them is created to enable your team to do more, how do you choose the best Slack apps that suit what your company really wants to achieve?

To make things easier, we surveyed our customers and our network to discover the Slack apps they really like using and why. Here’s the list of must-haves!

The best Slack apps for your company 

1. Drift 

Talk to website visitors and customers in real-time without leaving Slack! The app is designed to give website visitors an experience similar to the one you get when you visit your favorite store. Drift tells you who is visiting your site and adds powerful context like their industry, company size, revenue, and even their technographic profile to it – thanks to the integration with Clearbit.

2. Standuply 

Run asynchronous standup meetings in Slack and Standuply will send you the collated responses on Slack and email. Teams are using it to make standup meetings more productive and efficient. You can use any of the built-in templates or define your own set of questions to make the functioning better.

3. AttendanceBot

AttendanceBot is frequently featured in various lists for Slack time tracking and absence management. It is one of the highest-ranked apps to track time, employee attendance, and leaves (employee time-off). The Slack app enables you to measure your team’s productivity by tracking time spent on projects, tasks, and billable hours with clients. All your employees need to do is send simple messages to the bot to mark their attendance or track time. Managers can then generate timesheets and reports for the team in real-time to identify roadblocks and offer solutions to overcome them.

4. HeyTaco!

A fun and simple app for Slack that lets you recognize teammates for their efforts and accomplishments. You can give tacos meant for cultural values and even track performance using leaderboards! After all, if you want your team to do their best, you need to keep them motivated – even if that means a few tacos.

5. StatsBot

As Lord Kelvin once said, “If you can not measure it, you can not improve it.” Statsbot is one of the best Slack apps to get data and powerful insights from Google Analytics, Mixpanel, and SQL databases. You can also set up automated reports, predictions, and smart alerts with it.

6. Polly 

Polly makes polling via Slack seamless and fast. Use messages to run surveys for any purpose and your team members will be able to respond with a single click. Polls can be open-ended, multiple-choice, or even have a numeric scale. Great for times when you need your team’s opinion on little things like even deciding a place to go to for a movie!

7. Zapier

Zapier lets you integrate Slack with several hundreds of other apps like Jira, Salesforce, Zendesk, Gmail, Basecamp, HubSpot, Evernote, Google Sheets, and more! You can get information from the apps or create automatic task workflows to save time. Automation is the hack to getting more done, efficiently, and in lesser time.

8. Meekan Scheduling 

Are you wasting time checking availability in your or your colleague’s calendars? Do you go to and fro trying to schedule even fifteen-minute catchup with employees? Meekan Scheduling app makes this easy. It is your scheduling assistant that will find the perfect meeting time, and an available room and message the team members to book a slot that suits them the best too.

9. Tettra

Tettra is your powerful company knowledge base. Organize crucial information used by your team on a daily basis in a central, searchable place. You can also organize documents like company policies, new hire onboarding, technical documentation for developers, etc. This is one of the best Slack apps to get your documentation game on point!

10. Mention 

Mention helps you track brand, industry or competition mentions on the web. It sends you real-time alerts that you can even customize by the source to receive notifications. We love the way it shows an ‘influencer score’ and the tone of each mention. Better to know who’s saying what about your brand than let situations get out of hand, right?

While these are some of the best Slack apps that we are crushing over, we want to hear which apps are you making use of and should be on this list. Let’s create a resource for the best Slack apps together to do more every day!

Also read: How to use Slack in HR and make it your best friend

With these apps and following the best Slack practices, you’re all set to do more! Your team will be able to communicate and collaborate better in no time.