We’re back with another chapter of Glenn Fleishman’s serialized “Take Control of Slack Basics.” The Slack group messaging service is notable for providing native apps for OS X, iOS, Windows, Android, and Linux, along with a Web app that can be used on any platform. Although the desktop and mobile apps look quite similar, not all features are accessed in the same ways, and some interface elements aren’t available in the mobile apps at all. Understanding what’s where (and learning the hidden swipes in the iOS app!) can make navigating within your groups more fluid.
In Chapter 3, “Master the Interface,” Glenn examines each portion of the interface carefully before showing you how to access Slack’s slash commands and keyboard shortcuts. To ensure that everyone is on the same page, Glenn offers a few quick FAQs surrounding messaging at the end of the chapter. And remember, you don’t have to just read about Slack, you can join our public SlackBITS group, which has almost 100 members and so far has hosted discussions of Slack, the Mac, iOS, and Apple TV. Instructions on how to join are in Chapter 1, “Introducing Slack.”
Also available to everyone is Chapter 2, “Get Started with Slack.” However, Chapter 3 is accessible only by TidBITS members, so if you’re not currently a TidBITS member, we hope this is incentive to join! TidBITS members receive other benefits too, but what’s most important is that the TidBITS membership program has kept TidBITS afloat the last few years — your support truly is essential. If you’re already a TidBITS member, log in to the TidBITS site using the email address from which you joined to read and comment on these chapters.
The full ebook of “Take Control of Slack Basics” will be available for purchase by everyone in PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats once it’s complete.