20 – Slack

slackUP 63 places. Highest climber on the list in 2016

Slack is a team collaboration tool, for real time messaging and file sharing.

Website Cost Availability
 www.slack.com Free and premium versions Online
Past Overall Rankings
2015: 83 2014: – 2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –
Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2016 Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning 2016
Top 100 Tools for
Education 2016
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Comments from some of those who selected Slack as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2016

“great tool for team communication” Miriam Speidel, L&D Manager, UK

“I think this tool hasn’t yet come of age, but those who are experimenting with it in my organisation are finding it very useful and it is shifting the way that we learn and collaborate together. I think this has more potential than some of the other similar tools that have been around for the past few years.” Simon Gosney, L&D Manager, UK

“This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack communities of practice, the essential space between works groups and social networks.” Harold Jarche, Consultant, Canada

“for my teams” Joitske Hulsebosch, Consultant, Netherlands

Previous comments

“this message application is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack communities.” Harold Jarche, 2015