Slack Alternative – Hassl vs Slack 

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August 14, 2019

Hassl Features

Slack has been named the fastest-growing Saas startup in history and they are only 6 years old. Their app is great for what it does but it is also very limiting. Think of Slack as a communication tool rather than a project management tool. Slack has a great API and full of third party apps and integrations. But that also means that if you want more out of your slack ecosystem, you’ll end up adding more and more integrations before realising that it just won’t cut it.

If you had to make lots of soup, you could get lots of little pots and hire a few cooks to manage all of the stoves. Or you could just get a bigger pot.  Slack is a great tool for communication and file sharing, it even has a bunch of great integrations (lots of little pots). But if you’re looking for a tool to manage your projects, files and communication all in the one place (one big pot), Hassl is your choice. 

Here are 9 reasons why Hassl is better than Slack:

1. Tasks and to-do lists

Slack itself doesn’t provide task management or to-do lists.  It relies on its wealth of integrations. This means that you will need to integrate with a task management tool such as integrating with Asana, forcing you to learn another app. 

2. Gantt charts 

Just like tasks, the only way to set up Gantt Charts & Project Timelines is with another integration. See where we’re going with this…. 

3. Calendar

Another integration…

4. Time tracking

You guessed it. Another integration. 

5. More than 10gb Storage

Slack has a range of different plans, ranging from $6.67 month to $12.50 per month. The standard plan allows you to upload up to 10gb of files. Which could suffice for small teams but it also doesn’t provide file version control for File uploads

6. Staff activity feed

Without tasks and deadlines, it’s hard to manage staff and see what they are up too on a specific project. Staf activity feeds in Hassl allow managers to delegate and monitor productivity to ensure that each team member doesn’t have too many tasks due at the same time and to ensure they are working effectively. 

7. Excel Export

Another integration…

8. PDF Gantt Chart Exports 

Another integration…

9. Project reports 

Another integration…

Want to manage your soup (tasks) better? 

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Lauren Crystal

Scottish digital entrepreneur in Melbourne. Proud MD of Your Creative Agency, co-founder of Hassl. Contributor to The Startup.

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