Slack for Android gets Material Design and More

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Slack has received a design overhaul for Android, with a brand new interaction paradigm that gets rid of the sliding drawer and makes it easier to send messages to individuals and groups.

The app, which has been in beta testing for a couple of months, now supports a wider variety of Slack’s visual idiosyncrasies while adhering to Material Design, bringing new icons, some new transitions, and a generally more pleasant experience on most devices.

  • The left and right drawers have been dropped in favor a simpler tabbed navigation. Tabs provide quick access to all your channels, direct messages, starred items, and mentions.
  • Know exactly where you want to go? Quickly “Jump to…” any channel, group, or direct message.
  • Constantly switching between teams? Simply select your team from the top dropdown and off you go.
  • A much refined notification experience, with notifications grouped by team.
  • A shiny new button floats attractively in the bottom right corner of the channels list for quickly locating or creating channels, DMs or groups.
  • Search functionality has been greatly improved with the ability to open search results in a new “archive viewer” so you can see the full context of a message result.

With an improved search feature and better support for Markdown-like formatting features found in the desktop, web and iOS apps, the app has essentially reached feature parity with its iPhone counterpart.

Slack says that the app’s code was rebuilt from scratch, making it load more quickly and perform at a higher frame rate than the previous one, though performance still suffers somewhat on lower-memory devices.

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Price: Free
Category: Business
Updated: June 3, 2015
Requirements: Android 2.3 +
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