10 Fun & Silly Slack Apps For Remote Teams In 2020

Make Slack fun - because why not. These fun & silly Slack apps will help your team bond while working remotely. Be a team hero!

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By the team at Offsyte, August 28, 2020

You’ve got Github, Jira, Google Calendar, Pagerduty, all hooked up to Slack. Awesome - no notification will go unseen by you! It’s almost hard to imagine working without Slack nowadays. But you can do a lot more with Slack than just operational tools and notifications!

These fun & silly Slack apps will help keep your remote teams happy and bring a little bit of fun & laughter to your socially-distanced workspace.

  1. Giphy

Giphy lets you easily search from the world’s largest library of animated GIFs, making it easy to find and share them on Slack. Here’s how you might feign modesty:

Giphy

  1. Slackmojis

Why use words when you can use emojis? Slackmojis is a directory for the most amazing custom emojis for your Slack conversations.

Looking for parrot emojis? Look no further.

  1. Meme Bot

No need to copy-paste memes from Google search anymore. Meme Bot let you easily spice up your team conversations with memes! Generate memes instantly from Slack using /meme commands.

  1. Rock-Paper-Scissors

This rock-paper-scissors app lets you challenge a teammate to a friendly game of rock-paper-scissors using /rps @mention. Or… maybe you need some help making tough decisions? How about we play for: “Who’s oncall during Halloween?”

  1. Trivia

These quick 5-minute Trivia quizzes are fun, easy to launch and might be just the little break you and your team are looking for. They have a free version to get you started.

  1. Tic-Tac-Toe

Made by the same team behind rock-paper-scissors, this fun little tic-tac-toe app lets you challenge a teammate to a quick game of tic-tac-toe with /ttt @mention.

  1. Simple Poll

With Simple Poll, you can easily create simple native polls right from Slack. Trying to decide on your team’s next Offsyte event?

Simplepoll

  1. Donut

Grab a remote donut or coffee with someone. This Donut app introduces teammates regularly, schedules meetings right from Slack and helps team members get to know each other better.

  1. Lunch Train

Lunch Train is exactly what it sounds like - it’s the easiest way to coordinate lunch with your team. Even though you can’t go out for team lunch together while everyone’s remote, you can still use Lunch Train to plan fun remote team lunches!

  1. Birthday Bot

Never forget a teammate’s birthday again. This Birthday Bot collects everyone’s birthdays on the team and automatically keeps track of them. Then you can do /giphy birthday - try it, it’s really fun.

  1. Poker Bot

Slack Poker Bot turns Slack into a legitimate Texas Hold’em client. You can start a game in any channel or private group. There’s also a similar bot which let you play Connect 4 on Slack.


If you know other fun Slack apps, let us know! We are always looking for ways to make our Slack channels more fun.