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Pingpad update brings organizational layer to Slack

Pingpad update brings organizational layer to Slack
From TechCrunch - September 12, 2017

One of the primary benefits of using Slack is the ability to communicate and share information across a company, but as usage scales it can sometimes lead to information overload and an inability to keep work organized. Pingpad released an update today to bring an organizational layer to Slack that could help teams keep their project information more orderly inside the communications tool.

Most companies we work with spend 80 percent of their time in Slack, but the conversational UI is a blessing and a curse, Pingpad CEO and co-founder Ross Mayfield told TechCrunch. Slack is great at communication, but it doesnt support collaboration and coordination. We help you get Slack organized, he explained.

The update includes a new concept called Pingpad boards, which offers a Trello-like experience for organizing projects by content type such as open items, completed tasks and shared documents. Each of these items is more than a simple to-do task. They are each full-fledged documents unto themselves. Clicking any item on the board opens an editor for adding content.

While the board is separate from Slack, the work on the board is fully integrated in Slack via Pingpad Conversations.

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