Simple Poll is a Slack bot that lets you make — you guessed it! — simple polls.
Another day, another Slack bot, amirite? Seriously though, as Slack continues their crazy momentum of 2015 into 2016, and quickly works toward their world domination of all of our offices, both remote and IRL, we’re only going to see more and more Slack bots pop up. And from my view right now, at the onset of 2016, it makes a lot sense: Slack shows no signs of slowing down.
(Check back this time next year, and we’ll see if I’ve had to eat my words or not. To steal the iconic line from Project Runway: In tech, one day you’re in and the next day? You’re out.)
The latest Slack bot to catch my eye is Simple Poll, which lets you create polls for asking your coworkers whatever you want to ask them. So, for example, you could decide on what the catering will be for an office lunch, or take a vote on new design options, or just ask a goofy question to lighten up the day. It’s both useful and potentially entertaining, which pretty much sums up Slack in general, doesn’t it?
And because it’s 2016 and emojis have become our second language (if not third or fourth), Simple Poll integrated up to 10 different emoji that your team members can use to express their feelings about each option. They don’t store any data from your polls and all results can be viewed right in Slack, so your privacy is guaranteed.
So, rather than sending group messages or going back and forth and back and forth about your lunch plans (boring!), create a poll with Simple Poll and make the whole experience so much better.
Can’t decide what to get for lunch? Ask your coworkers with the Simple Poll Slack bot.
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