Slack went down for a lot of users this week, demonstrating the downside of depending on a SaaS app for your work productivity. Mattermost is a privately hosted Slack alternative. Is it right for you?
As our computing becomes increasing mobile, it becomes proportionately harder to avoid the connectivity those devices bring. It becomes ever harder to be out of touch. Indeed, it seems to be a rite of passage of Twitter to let people know that you’ll be away from notifications while on vacation.
This alludes to something that is implicitly understood but rarely stated. Dealing with the notifications that come with mobility are in and of themselves work.
Wavebox offers the ability to bring in all your web apps to a single app, including email, Office 365, G Suite, and Slack. You get full notification support and a consistent interface wrapped around these apps. We tried it out for a week to replace all of our desktop clients and browser tabs.
It’s obvious by now that even though Apple is the most profitable PC maker, they have little interest in competing in a yearly refresh cycle. This is especially true on the desktop front, where the company hasn’t released a product refresh on any of their lines for over 400 days. Even when they do, they often iterate on timeworn designs, with their most radical redesign being the trashcan-inspired Mac Pro in 2013. So whenever Apple doesn’t simply bump processor and memory specifications, it’s notable. Enter the 2016 MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar.