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Slack for Mac 3.1

Slack has released version 3.1 of its Mac desktop client with improvements and bug fixes for the group messaging system and collaboration tool (see “Slack for Mac 3.0,” 9 December 2017). The release adds a notification to inform you of completed downloads, uses a more legible font for Japanese localizations, launches at startup with “less extraneous loading screen action, and fewer fanfares,” ensures unread message badges don’t linger too long, and fixes a bug that caused the app to perform poorly after making too many text substitutions. Slack no longer lets you designate a folder other than Downloads to store downloaded files, but the option to set different download folders will return in a future update. (Free from Slack and the Mac App Store, 71.3 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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