Stop Slacking

Reply to Slack messages via email. Stay focused.

get it

Designed for folks who need to use Slack but:

+ have internet speed or data limitations, or

+ have an established email-based workflow.

Made by Nicki Vance (@wootbeep, and Kevin Lynagh (@lynaghk,

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Keith Barney
Keith Barney@keithbarney · Sr UX/UI Designer & Developer
Email is slow and takes too much time... so someone made Slack. And now because Slack is too much you can reply via email. Can I get notified about these emails in Slack?
Nicki Vance
Nicki VanceMaker@wootbeep · Designer, Boxing Industries
@keithbarney Pair one of the email -> Slack services with Stop Slacking for a nice endless loop. :)
Kais@adinject1 · Full Stake Digital Marketing Platform
not a useful idea i'd say
Antônio Guilherme Ferreira Viggiano
Antônio Guilherme Ferreira Viggiano@aviggiano · Entrepreneur
I like it. Slack started as a "time-saver" alternative to email, but in reality you end up wasting more time with it by checking several threads that do not involve you, etc.
Nicki Vance
Nicki VanceMaker@wootbeep · Designer, Boxing Industries
@aviggiano Thanks! I agree. :)
Andrew-David@andrewdavidj · Co-Founder at Wild Gamut
Uh...? Kind of counter-intuitive, no? I mean, it defeats the whole purpose of using Slack to get rid of email exchanges in the first place. If you don't like Slack, then just don't use it?
Nicki Vance
Nicki VanceMaker@wootbeep · Designer, Boxing Industries
@andrewdavidj That's what people do, if they can. If you work in an organization that relies only on Slack, you don't have much of a choice. This is providing a little more choice.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
No troll: what's the use case for this, @wootbeep?
Nicki Vance
Nicki VanceMaker@wootbeep · Designer, Boxing Industries
@rrhoover Thanks for the honest question. The use case is that you have to use Slack because everyone else does but you'd rather use email. So why not use Slack? Stop Slacking was built while I was working out of a campervan in New Zealand - I needed a low bandwidth communication tool (email fits the bill) but I couldn't convince the company I was working with to leave Slack. For a long list of reasons why someone might not want to use Slack: Why use email? I find email a better tool for managing communication (filters and a single chronological list) and staying focused. It's a personal preference.