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By Jason Snell for Macworld
It’s good to stay in touch. Today I work in my house all by myself, but even when I worked in the busy Macworld office, a large portion of our team didn’t. We stayed in touch by various, evolving means, first AOL Instant Messenger, then Campfire, then HipChat, now Slack.
Slack is great. It’s indispensible. And it’s free. (The company gives it away with the expectation that companies will pay $80 or more per user per year to upgrade to their business-friendly edition once their employees become addicted to it.) If you haven’t tried it, you should. The Slack app on my Mac is currently logged in to eight different Slack communities, some of them quite active.