Friday, 11 September 2015

Slack Review

Hey Guys,

So if you've read my IFTTT review, you will know that lately I have been testing a free online application called Slack. Slack is a messaging service intended to be used by companies and their teams, but can be used for other things. As an example, I am currently in 3 slack groups (or 'teams') - the Geek Circle, a group of my school friends, and a group for my family. The Geek Circle is currently just me and Theo (another blogger from this blog), but anyone can join if they want to (just email me at ). My school friends use it to talk to each other (or at least I'm trying to get them to!), and my family uses it to plan events and other things.

The interface, as you can see, is very good looking and polished, and it's easy to find your way around. This is a shot of the desktop app, that is also very similar to the web interface, but there's also an iOS and Android app.

One of the reasons people go for Slack is the integrations. You can integrate slack with many different programs and apps, such as Google Calander, IFTTT and many more (full list can be found here). Integrations allow you to make slack do more, and you can even write your own. I have IFTTT set up to automatically publish the weather daily, and Google Calendar gives me a daily roundup. 

All in all, I think that Slack is a better option of a messaging service, weather you want it for communication with your family, or managing your project at work. I would greatly recommend it to anyone.

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

New Website!

Hey guys,

So if you've been following me on twitter, you'll know the official Geek Circle Site is now up! It can be found at It contains all links to all my latest content (youtube and blog posts), as well as other stuff about me (my setup, cubes etc.).

Also, sorry that I've not posted in a while, but I've been on holiday, and after that I've been quite busy making YouTube videos.

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