Effective communication, team collaboration, and employee engagement are the cornerstones of the new-age work culture.

In fact, 72% of business leaders believe a workplace’s productivity levels increase due to effective communication.

infographic workplace’s productivity levels

And tools like Slack have revolutionized team communication and collaboration.

While we all know and love this famous communication tool, not many of us know it has the potential to become even more powerful when integrated with productivity and task management tools like Trello and file management platforms like PandaDoc.

On that note, let’s explore five of the best Slack app integrations that can help you enhance productivity, communication, and automation.

1. Trello for project management

Trello for project management

When it comes to project management tools, Trello’s name is at the top of the list.

Trello’s native integration with Slack helps you connect your boards with your Slack channel, thus helping you streamline project management

With this integration, you don’t need to move back and forth between the two apps to add and manage projects and then also communicate about them with your team members.

You can simply add project cards, assign tasks to your team members, and communicate updates – all within Slack.

In fact, your actions will trigger real-time automated notifications in your Slack app, which keeps everyone in the loop and saves time.

Key benefits of this integration:

  • Receive Trello card notifications directly in Slack message channels.
  • Add new Trello cards, assign tasks, and update card details within Slack.
  • The integration allows for quick discussions and updates on Trello tasks without leaving Slack.

While your Trello integration will help you manage and assign tasks from the get-go, PandaDoc’s integration with Slack will help you share and modify your documents directly from Slack.

It will also keep you and your team abreast of document status, ensuring everyone stays updated about crucial information.

Pricing: Trello’s paid plans start at $5 per user/month when you pay annually. There’s also a freemium plan that lets you create up to 10 boards per workspace.

Also, since we’re on the topic of productivity and project management tools, there are a couple of Slack integrations that deserve their own shoutout. 

2. Monday.com for Sales Teams

Monday.com for Sales Teams

Monday.com’s integration with Slack will allow your channel members to get notified whenever there’s an update on a project. 

Not only that, you can even set reminders for due dates, create sales assignments in Slack, and copy updates on different channels (e.g., if you already sent a message on Monday, the same message can automatically be sent on Slack, too).

You can also connect Slack with your CRM platforms and online stores, so whenever there’s a lead checking in or a sale happening, your team can be informed immediately.

Pricing: Paid plans begin from $8/user/month.

3. Lattice – Your best Slack Integration for HR

Lattice – Your best Slack Integration for HR

Leverage Lattice’s integration with Slack to:

  • Share feedback with your co-workers and managers
  • Get automatic notifications about conversations happening on Lattice
  • Create one-on-one meetings and discuss agendas
  • Give praise to your team members on public channels
  • And do lots more!

Pricing: Paid plans begin from $11/user/month, with add-on services costing extra.

By the way, we’re using the it internally for our own processes: setting performance reviews, goals, OKRs, feedback and so much more.

Besides that, couldn’t been more proud but nominated AND recognized by Lattice for “disrupting the performance management space in the industry, segment, or region” together with other great SaaS companies.

Long story short, over the years Lattice worked with thousands of customers and companies, that makes it an equal partner for Slack to increase the efficiency in the companies workflows.

4. GitHub for Developers

GitHub for Developers

GitHub’s integration with Slack is particularly beneficial for developers because it allows them to:

  • Share updates and notifications on selected channels/to selected people with the help of slash commands
  • Be informed if someone mentions them in a message on GitHub
  • Get scheduled reminders for due dates
  • Create GitHub projects directly in Slack

Pricing: Paid plans begin at $4/user/month.

5. G Suite for Small Businesses

Since G-Suite has a bunch of offerings, it means you can manage your workflows for a bunch of small tasks as opposed to a few dedicated tasks.

For example, here are just some of the things you can do when you integrate G-Suite with Slack:

  • Get reminders about meetings scheduled in your Google calendar
  • Send files from Google Drive directly on Slack messages
  • Share email conversations with collaborators on Slack
  • Join calls directly from Slack
  • Create Google Docs directly on Slack

Pricing: Google Workspace’s plans begin from $7.2/user/month.

6. Zoom for Communication

After the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we started doing things (like meetings) a tad bit differently.

For many companies dealing with pandemic restrictions, Zoom became a messiah that was used to stay connected with their remote teams and clients. 

Even today, when those restrictions have been lifted, many organizations and employees still prefer remote work.

Plus, some companies have even shifted in the past few years to add more global talent to their team.

To make communication even more accessible, Zoom’s integration with Slack helps you initiate and join video calls and meetings directly from Slack.

This negates the constant switching between two apps for something that you can now do with a few clicks.

Zoom for Communication

The integration also helps ensure you don’t miss any meetings by sending automated reminders and updates within Slack.

Not just that, you can also send direct messaging during the meeting and utilize special Zoom features within the Slack environment, like sharing the Zoom whiteboard with your team.

For workspaces specifically, such kind of integration can help you with the easy onboarding of new employees and clients.

Key benefits of this integration:

  • Start or join Zoom meetings directly from Slack.
  • Automatically receive meeting reminders and updates in Slack channels.
  • Share meeting links and details instantly, facilitating easy collaboration.

Pricing: Zoom starts at $6 per user per month. They also offer a freemium plan that allows up to a 60-minute duration limit for meetings.

7. PandaDoc for Document Management

A usual workspace means having to take on copious amounts of documentation.

PandaDoc’s integration with Slack makes things easier and more streamlined by helping you to create, manage, and collaborate on documents, proposals, and contacts within Slack.  

You’ll also get instant push notifications as soon as someone makes a change in shared documents.

Not just that, you’ll get updated about document status changes, e-signatures, comments, or approvals right inside the Slack interface.

PandaDoc and Slack integration

Key benefits of this integration:

  • Send documents for e-signature directly from Slack.
  • Receive real-time notifications about document status changes, signatures, and comments in Slack channels.
  • Collaborate on documents, discuss edits, and finalize contracts without leaving Slack.
  • Streamline document workflows by creating, editing, and managing documents directly within Slack.

Pricing: PandaDoc’s starter plan will cost you $19 per user per month (billed annually).

While they don’t offer a free-forever plan, you’ll get access to a 14-day trial.

8. Zapier for Automation

Zapier is the ultimate automation tool that becomes even more dynamic when integrated with Slack.

For the uninitiated, Zapier helps bridge gaps between different business apps by creating automated workflows that they call “Zaps.” These Zaps trigger actions in one app based on designated events from another app.

Integrating Zapier with Slack helps you streamline workflows by automating repetitive tasks – from sending notifications to updating spreadsheets and from creating to performing specific actions based on predefined conditions within Slack.

For example, you could set up triggers (e.g., new direct messages in a Slack channel) that initiate actions (e.g., creating a task or a simple poll in Trello or sending an email) in connected apps.

This customization helps you tailor automation based on your entire team’s needs.

Since Zapier supports over 6000 add-ons, including major CRMs like Zoho, you can add as many zaps as you want to enhance your team’s productivity.

Here are some more examples:

Zapier for Automation

Key benefits of this integration:

  • Create custom automated workflows (Zaps) to trigger actions based on Slack activity.
  • Integrate Slack with numerous apps, including PandaDoc, Typeform, Stripe, Todolist, Asana, GitHub, Notion, and the like.
  • Automate tasks like sending notifications, updating spreadsheets, or creating calendar events from Slack conversations.

For example, you could set up a Zap to trigger the creation of a new document template in PandaDoc whenever a team member uses a specific keyword or command.

This streamlines the document creation process directly from Slack.

Pricing: It’s completely free for up to 100 tasks per month.

Paid plans with more advanced features and access to more tasks start at $19.99 per month (when paid annually).

9. DropBox for File Sharing

DropBox integration with Slack helps you simplify file sharing and collaborate with team members on files and folders.

You can also preview details like name, type, and modification date within the Slack channel.

DropBox for File Sharing

You’ll also get real-time notifications in your Slack channel every time a change occurs in your shared Dropbox file or folder.

Now everyone stays updated about the changes, which eliminates the need for sending separate emails and messages to inform your team.

You can also utilize Slack’s search function to find specific Dropbox files or folders shared in conversations.

The best part? This integration allows you to configure your Dropbox files’ access settings and maintain security measures directly from Slack.

Key benefits of this integration:

  • Share Dropbox files and folders directly in Slack channels or conversations.
  • Slack bot will send push notifications about file updates, comments, and access requests in Slack.
  • Easily search and access Dropbox files without leaving Slack.

Pricing: It’s free for up to 5GB of storage. After that, the plans start at $9.99 per month (when paid annually).

Enhance Productivity with Seamless Collaboration

These integrations from the Slack app directory will help you transform your company culture and Slack workspace into a well-oiled, unified system.

Now you don’t have to shuffle between different apps for something as simple as sharing a file and informing the rest of the team about it — everyone in your Slack team can stay in the loop in real-time.

On that note, if you wish to keep your team members updated about your document status, you can do so by opting for PandaDoc’s 14-day trial (just to get a better idea about how it works out for your team before making a commitment). 


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