While I find the official WordPress Slack team incredibly useful, the sheer scope of it — over 10,000 users & 66 channels — makes the copy of Slack on my desktop ridiculously sluggish. It’s actually pretty crazy how much lower the RAM usage on my machine is when I remove the WordPress team from the app.
At this point I feel like my options are:
- Stop hanging out in WordPress Slack. 😞
- Requisition a new work machine with more RAM. For Slack. 😕
- Shut up and continue to deal with it. 💩
I’ve gone with a modified version of option #3 thanks to Nativefier. It quickly wraps any site in an Electron shell and creates an executable for your operating system. So now I’ve got an app just for WordPress Slack. My (7) other teams can stay snappy and I can restart the Electron app as needed when RAM gets tight.
And if you’re using a Mac, you can have it too… Just click the image below to grab a (totally unsupported) copy.
Hopefully at least one other person finds this useful!