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Ben Lang
Ben LangHunter@benln · Shipping
Congrats on the launch! Going to ask the obvious question, how do you compare with Slack? :)
Ami Ben-David
Ami Ben-DavidMaker@amibendavid
Hi Ben and thanks for hunting us! The short answer is that workgroup is a much simpler/faster/less noisy platform - it actually has no teams and no setsup, you simply open workgroups on-demand, in seconds, with anyone you want, from any company, to discuss any subject. So if Slack is ideal for a dev team working mostly internally, Workgroup is perfect for anyone working with people from inside and outside their company, especially when working with non-tech people, who find Slack a bit much. This includes business people, investors, service agencies (from lawyers to PR agents), freelancers - and anyone who would find themselves switching between 10 teams. The longer answer, since I've been asked this already, is in a post I wrote, called: "Is Slack the last business app we’ll ever need?" The reason we built Workgroup is that in our vision, practically every email conversation with people on CC, represents a group of people trying to get things done - a workgroup, and can achieve huge efficiency advantages from switching the discussion to simple real-time messaging platform. So since even the most die hard Slack fans (including the CEO), still connect outside via Email, I think most Slack users will find it very useful to open on-demand workgroups outside their teams. Would love to hear your thoughts and feedback...
Johnny Quach
Johnny Quach@johnnyquachy · VP Product @ AIrhelp
@amibendavid You just described all the weakness of Slack and the strengths of Skype. Additionally Skype most likely has the person you want to chat with signed up.
Motti Peer
Motti Peer@mottipeer · CEO Blonde 2.0
I love workgroup, using along with Slack for communications outside my organization.
Biana Kleyner
Biana Kleyner@bianak · Product Manager, SEO expert, UX lover
I have used it a bit and it's really comfortable communicating with co-workers or co-partners on a project. Really screens out the clutter and distractions of social media and alternative communication platforms.
Omer kalderon
Omer kalderonMaker@omerkalderon · VP Marketing @ Drgonera
@bianak thanks! Workgroup is best for any project involve people from your company and different companies/locations.
Yoav Hornung
Yoav Hornung@yoavush · Co-founder +
First of all congrats, it looks great and I like the Whatsapp>>workgroup thing. Joining @benln with the Slack question. Do you think it can be a new approach of reaching out to potential clients/partners and have them added to a workgroup by email, and by that create a more chat-ish feeling conversation? Good luck!
Ami Ben-David
Ami Ben-DavidMaker@amibendavid
@yoavush @benln absolutely, you can add clients/partner by email in Workgroup, they get a link and as soon as they click it, they join the workgroup. On the web, it's practically one-click from the email, they don't even have to enter a password. Even if you don't have their email, each workgroup has an invite link - which you can send anyone, to get them directly to the workgroup too. Once inside - it's a real-time conversation, much faster and more effective, you can see if the client/partner read your message, and get stuff done in minutes that on email would take days.
Yuval Leshem
Yuval Leshem@yulesh ·
Looking good, good luck!
Omer kalderon
Omer kalderonMaker@omerkalderon · VP Marketing @ Drgonera
@yulesh Thanks!