Once in a while, you come across something that makes you think “Oh! Right! That’s it. Exactly!”
That’s what happened when the team at Slack came across Spaces. And today we’re pleased to announce our first acquisition and thrilled to let you know that Spaces is joining Slack.
Like most teams, we work with documents nearly every day. And, like most teams, we end up feeling like we’re fighting with our tools a lot more often than we’d like. The Spaces team, Simon and Hans, realized that by letting go of the document’s print legacy — things like page ‘breaks’ and ‘tab stops’ — it was possible to create a new kind of document that’s much better suited to how we work today.
They called these new documents “Spaces,” and built some amazing technology to bring them to life. While a Space is a fine place to create a conventional written document (The Memo, The Proposal, and so on) it is designed with a deep recognition of the fact that we often use documents as containers for all kinds of other objects, like images, files, links, task lists and more.
Our mission at Slack is to make people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. Spaces is clearly aligned with this, and after spending some time together, we reached the conclusion that integrating our products made too much sense to pass up. So in the coming months, we’ll be working on doing just that.
If you’re interested in being the first to hear about new developments with Spaces, sign up on the site. Now please excuse us while we get back to busting our butts to get this out to you as soon as possible.