Yesterday, Slack swallowed their biggest competitor: HipChat.
Instead of attempting to compete with Slack, an estimated $5B behemoth in the office communication space, parent company Atlassian agreed to:
- discontinue HipChat and Stride, their inter-company messaging tools, and sell all related intellectual property to Slack.
- help all HipChat users transition over to Slack.
- invest a "small but symbolically important" in Slack.
Slack, in return, will more deeply integrate Atlassian's other products, like task-management tool Trello and bug-tracker JIRA.
Even if you've never tried Slack (or spend all day in it), we've compiled a list of the community's favorite Slack Bots
, or apps that live inside Slack, just for you:
🎨 Make your Slack pretty with custom, with Slack Themes
💌 Crush your inbox directly inside Slack, with Astrobot for Slack
😂 Turn your teammates into Slack stickers, with My Slack Emoji
🔍 Search for the best custom Slack emoji, with Slackmoji
💪 Get in shape with this robot personal trainer, with Slackbot Workout
Check out the full list of Slack Bot Fun