Slab is a knowledge hub for the modern workplace. We help teams unlock their full potential through shared learning and documentation. Slab features a beautiful editor, blazing fast search, and tons of integrations like Slack & Github.
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We* defaulted to using slack/gdocs as the de-facto knowledge management tool, quickly realized that's not the way to grow and started looking into a dedicated solution. I used confluence and a few wiki solutions before, both in context of a tech team in a large investment banking institution, startups and community organizations. In the end it was a close call between Confluence and a Slab, we decided to go with Slab. It is simple and straightforward to use for both devs and non-devs in the team. The Slab devs have been very responsive and added an app integration we really needed (for diagramming) in a matter of days, which was impressive.
* My team makes a hardware product that has a lot of complexity (6 levels, from product design to game engine)Pros:
Quick setup, clean layout, good performance, team adding new integrations/features oftenCons:
Some integrations not yet there yet (e.g. Jira), still requires thought to be put into the structure of knowledge
Slab is a simple, but very well designed wiki with a clear sense of purpose: it wants to tie together all the places your team currently stores information to become a single source of knowledge for the entire organization. The result is a wiki that lacks some of the visual niceties and tat of some other solutions, but which makes up for it in sheer usability.
They're threading a needle here. It feels simple and doesn't impose itself at all on your writing process, but it also subtly ensures that you're keeping everything well organized and referenceable by the whole org. That's a stark contrast to systems like Confluence, which are potentially very powerful if used correctly but using where using them "correctly" imposes such an additional upkeep burden they hardly get used at all.
Ultimately, a wiki is only as useful as the amount of infomation it contains. Slab is one of the few I've seen that my team actually seems to like to use. That's a winner today in my book, and I'm very eager to see what else they add as it develops.Pros:
Lightweight in all the ways you want it to be, easiest to use wiki I've encountered. Search is powerful w/ integration into linked documentsCons:
Still a bit feature light, works best for content without a lot of visuals. Would benefit from more customization options
Slab makes it incredibly easy to create and consume internal documentation, so it has exactly one purpose in our organization: to be the first (and, ideally, last) place anyone visits with a question. It's now used by every team in the company. I think Slab succeeds for us because it doesn't stray from its core purpose. It makes discovery and navigation easier than Drive, without losing collaboration support, and it makes content creation much more accessible than in a wiki.Pros:
Focused UX, with a great editing interface that is friendly to engineering *and* non-engineering teams.Cons:
Its search could search even more places! It does cover Google Drive, though, so we have 90% of what we need.
We have used Slab since it was in private beta. It's been very helpful for us as we grow and scale the company. For us, as an enterprise startup focused on lengthly sales cycles and deep esoteric knowledge, we knew we needed a great product for us to document a lot of learnings.
Slab has been a product that everyone in the company has used, and uses without many questions or much on-boarding effort. It's been critical for us to scale knowledge and the ease at which we've managed to capture it has yielded so much as we continue to grow and add people.
Fast, Intuitive, Simple. Powerful integration with Slack and GDocsCons:
Still new, compliance roadmap unknown
Our team has used Slack for a few months and it's been a pleasure. They are very responsive and quick and transparent about new feature updates.Pros:
- Quick to set up, create a structure and write articles
- Supports tagging for more flexible organization
- Lightweight and easy to useCons:
- Lacking certain components and integrations
It's great. I've used a few wiki's and just wanted to store something as we started our business.Pros:
Very lovely, simple to use interface. Onboarding is good too.Cons:
maybe a 'very tiny' walk through? I've used a few of these wiki's and it would be good to know what makes it special on the first run.