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It's better than the previous app, but I still think Slack deserves a fully native Mac app. This Electron app is 175MB once installed and uses A LOT of memory.
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@_inside Agreed, PLEASE make a real native app!
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@_inside 100% agreed. I understand the ease of building electron apps for cross-platform, but they're not efficient at all. And, with a ton of apps going the electron route, it really starts to bog a system down. :/
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@_inside *cough* React Native
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@_inside Agreed here - this is the biggest pain point for me after switching from HipChat (which is super _duper_ speedy switching between rooms/channels).
@_inside Totally agree with you. Electron is a great way to provide a "native" Mac App fast, but I by myself enjoy the fully native Apps way more! Better performance and memory management. Also it just looks nicer in the macOS ecosystem.
Great article on @TheNextWeb about Slack's Beta. http://thenextweb.com/apps/2016/... Key Section: Their current macOS app is built using MacGap, which is a wrapper for web apps — so technically, it was just a port of the web version of the Slack website in a desktop window. However, the beta is rebuilt from the ground up using Electron, speeding things up significantly." It mostly still looks like the same old Slack, you’ll immediately notice these key improvements: • Insanely fast start-up and team switching • The team bar now changes according to your color scheme • A fancy new top without that ugly desktop frame • The app in general is way more speedy
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@nivo0o0 @thenextweb Massive improvements! my Slack app is now on steroids (and no, I didn't just spend 2 minutes switching between teams)
@nivo0o0 @thenextweb For the record, Electron is a web app wrapper just like MacGap. MacGap is just a dead project whereas Electron has a lively community and ongoing updates.
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@cm0nt0y4 @nivo0o0 @thenextweb Fun bit of trivia for people as well, MacGap was originally developed by Alex MacCaw who now does Clearbit :-)
Slick Beta update from Slack - am using it already... The best feature (other than the speed 💨) (Announced herebut available in other builds too) Other than the obvious loves for @slackhq... I also loved their video from last year
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@bentossell @slackhq The "All unreads" feature is available in all builds, wether it is beta or stable.
@bentossell I also believe you're not using the new beta, still using the stable version, because the new beta has a different design. The app frame is totally different...
@dafonso that example is actually from the Slack blog....not my Slack ;) I am using the new Beta - aware the 'All Unread' is on them but its a pretty good feature that I wanted to shoutout! :)
@dafonso @bentossell you could also just shift + Esc. Been working for some time.
Slack threaded messaging needs to happen, soon
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@thomas_tomhawk_burningham i feel like the share message feature is a sort of threaded reply; very primitive but does help give context
@slackhq it's definitely snappier, but I'm missing one thing: how can I remove the teams side bar? I'm only on one team, I don't need that cluttering my UI...
@dafonso @slackhq you can't at the moment, but submit some /feedback saying you want it. Power in numbers!
@thesultanofsex @slackhq did it before my post. Just adding power to numbers by posting it on PH as well...
@dafonso @slackhq Maybe join more teams? I always join teams with what I use.
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