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Meet the Capiche Community, May 2020.

New to Capiche? We’d love to have you share a bit about yourself with the rest of the community!

What are you working on this month? What’s the newest software you’ve started using? What’s something in tech you’d like to learn or get better at?

We’re glad you’re here!
And to meet the rest of the community, check our April Meet the Community thread

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NYDrewReynolds's avatar
2 years ago

Hey everyone! I'm Drew and I'm based in Long Island, NY. I'm building ChargeKit, a tool for small businesses to start accepting payments online in under 5 minutes, without code. Been making the most of the quarantine and time saved commuting to put in a lot more work on ChargeKit recently. I see the new normal of 100% remote work as a big opportunity for a product like this and am excited to learn more from the community about how to market to these new businesses.

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@jpfong (replying to @NYDrewReynolds )
2 years ago

Nice! Looks like you're using lastpass when I'm looking at your stripe input screenshot haha

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@NBNite (replying to @NYDrewReynolds )
2 years ago

Very cool @NYDrewReynolds- excited to see this tool grow! Welcome to the community

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@awwstn (replying to @NYDrewReynolds )
2 years ago

Welcome! Chargekit looks super cool. How long have you been working on it?

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mattjmelbourne's avatar
2 years ago

Hey, all! I'm Matt and I head up Business Development & the Investment Team at Republic––an investment platform for startups to raise capital and for everyone to invest in startups.

Excited to check out Capiche to hear thoughts about the best products I can recommend to our product team.

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PhilipLakin's avatar
2 years ago

Hi Everyone! It is incredible to find a hub of all the "MEs" at other companies. I'm typically to goto SaaS person at Compass, where I'm the Solutions Architect for National Operations. In my career I've sourced and implemented third party SaaS as large as how we onboard all of our new real estate agents nationally (Enboarder) to a Chrome extension that better enables "noise to signal" communications (SameTab). If I can be of any help on the sourcing, internal sales, or implementation front, please don't hesitate to reach out. By night I'm a No Code maker and the Founder & CEO of PropulsionLab.co. Once again, so great to be here and I'm looking forward to meeting y'all!

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@maguay (replying to @PhilipLakin )
2 years ago

Glad to have you here @PhilipLakin—sounds like you're at the perfect spot to discover and recommend software inside your organization.

What's the most impactful product you've rolled out to your team recently?

And what are your favorite no-code tools? Would love to see some of the things you've built so far!

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@PhilipLakin (replying to @PhilipLakin )
2 years ago

Nothing like misspelling your own title #8:30amPost

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@awwstn (replying to @PhilipLakin )
2 years ago

Welcome! I just fixed that typo on your title...we really need to add comment editing.

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@PhilipLakin (replying to @awwstn )
2 years ago

Amazing, thanks so much! #Solutions :)

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emre's avatar
2 years ago

Hi there,

I'm Emre. I live in Turkey. Although I cannot produce anything in terms of software. I love to research and use the software produced. I do research to be efficient in my business and private life. I noticed Capiche and I am very happy to be here. I learn and try to help other people if possible.

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@maguay (replying to @emre )
2 years ago

Hey @emre, excited to have you in the community! What's your favorite software you've started using recently that's helped you be more efficient?

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@emre (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Roamresearch :) i feel free in roam. "You are the limit" in roam i think. (and also i am researching alternative to roam) and requirement of my job, I often use excel.

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@pendolino (replying to @emre )
2 years ago

Hi Emre. How long did you have to wait to get access to Roam?

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emre's avatar
@emre (replying to @pendolino )
2 years ago

Hi, I didn't wait. I have an account more than 1 months.

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@pendolino (replying to @emre )
2 years ago

i guess im on a waiting list. this was about a week ago.

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@emre (replying to @pendolino )
2 years ago

I hope. You login as soon as possible.

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pendolino's avatar
2 years ago

Hey guys! Ham here. I'd been constantly annoyed at the inability to get to the gist of all the software offering out there easily and cut the BS and, when I heard about Capiche, it sounded like a brilliant idea.

I'm an entrepreneur and investor and always trying new tools to make my work easier. We recently switched to Asana from Basecamp for our internal work and have had many complaints about search being weak and half-baked (I totally agree) compared to Basecamp but otherwise I think its a much better tool.

I'm also eager to try Roam Research (on their waitlist) as it sounds powerful.

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@maguay (replying to @pendolino )
2 years ago

Hey @pendolino, glad to have you here!

Curious, were you using Basecamp's team chat before, and did you switch to Asana's conversations tool or are you using Slack or something else there?

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@pendolino (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

We were just discussing that earlier today actually. We seem to be between Slack and Asana for our discussions but it can get confusing. Basecamp's chat is archaic and, as such, not much used by our teams. We love the fluidity and usability of Asana best for messaging like many others but for tasks/projects Asana is the goto.

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atCharlie's avatar
2 years ago

Hey @maguay! Love Capiche.

Im launching Cabyz, a CRM and also a learning system for Real Estate Agents who want to do their own Facebook ads.

Im a "no-coder" im passionate about business and building things, but to be honest to this day I just know how to use glue and integrate different tools.

Newest software; Im a "digital minimalist" so I don't want to have too much-moving pieces, I have been using GoHighlevel for months and it helps me with all my multichannel marketing campaigns.

Other tools I use are: TickTick, Bear, Notion, Stack, and Zappy

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@maguay (replying to @atCharlie )
2 years ago

Thanks @atCharlie, glad to have you here! How'd you discover Capiche?

What are your favorite no-code dev tools?

I've heard good things about TickTick—what got you to pick it?

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@atCharlie (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

I discovered Capiche on a Slack channel called "Growth Hackers Slack"

One of my favorite no-code tools is Memberstack, I can easily build custom-membership sites and integrate them with Webflow and Airtable.

I tested a lot of apps, the thing I like about TickTick is that I have the Calendar, Habit tracker and Tasks in the same place (and well-built)

Also, they have a "Focus" mode for every task with the Pomodoro Technique and includes focus music which is good, also you can measure the time you took for each task

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@maguay (replying to @atCharlie )
2 years ago

Awesome, that's great to hear.

Ohhh right, the built-in pomodoro mode would be cool, as would habit tracking. I'd used Steaks to track habits for a while but dropped off after a while.

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rooseboom's avatar
2 years ago

Hi all,
I am Maarten from the Netherlands. I've been freelancing for the last 12 years, mainly as a Product Owner in software development teams. In my work I deal with priorities and dependencies and learned that most companies are bad at doing this. I created a way of working that happened to fit very well. But since I think there are no fitting tools for this, I started building my own (https://www.taskstreamer.com) that focuses on aligning teams and even organizations. Currently writing a book (also) to share my methods and thought process on alignment. For who? If you work in an organization that has 'agile' dev teams and also does 'oldskool' waterfall projects, it is for you. They can be set to work together.

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@maguay (replying to @rooseboom )
2 years ago

That's awesome you're building an app to fit your own needs. The value bucket list tool looks like it could be very useful in planning.

What tools are you using to write you book?

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@rooseboom (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Thx.
It is a good fit for continues roadmapping (being some form of planning) and dealing with change (and choices).
Currently I'm just using Pages for writing and use one of the book templates from it.

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@maguay (replying to @rooseboom )
2 years ago

Nice. Pages can also export as ePub, which with a bit of tweaking can then be published on the Kindle and iBooks stores.

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@rooseboom (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

ah great. Thx

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Zach's avatar
2 years ago

Hi! I'm Zach, and I'm a recent grad from USC's Marshall School of Business where I studied business administration & entrepreneurship. I'm currently scoping out my long-term career trajectory, having worked previously in private equity, VC, and startup operating roles.

I'm an extrovert in every sense and an early adopter of new software/apps. Can't wait to meet the rest of the community, and looking forward to trying out new apps you guys recommend!

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@NBNite (replying to @Zach )
2 years ago

Welcome @Zach - congrats on the graduation!
A lot of great people and conversations taking place here- hope you find value as you explore career options!

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@maguay (replying to @Zach )
2 years ago

Hey Zach, welcome aboard! What's your favorite software that helped you get through business school?

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@Zach (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Hey there! Favorite software would easily be Superhuman, with Roam Research coming in at a close second.

Superhuman saves me time every day, and Roam is my second brain.

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@maguay (replying to @Zach )
2 years ago

Nice! I started using Superhuman a bit under a year ago, and have been using Roam more over the past few weeks. Great combo!

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ConorMurch's avatar
2 years ago

Conor Murchison, Sr. Sourcing Manager for IT/Security based out of the SF Bay Area. As someone that is constantly working through SaaS deals, I sincerely appreciate the purpose of this community; to ensure that organisations aren't overpaying for SaaS.

I love learning everything tech, so really enjoy seeing the different perspectives, prices, discussions that are being had in this community. I'm really intrigued to see what the new normal is post COVID-19, and what new technologies will arise.

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@maguay (replying to @ConorMurch )
2 years ago

Excited to have you here, @ConorMurch, and hope you find the pricing discussions helpful! Be sure to check the product pages to dig through all the pricing stories.

What's the best software you've recently discovered?

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Livenadav's avatar
2 years ago

Hello you all! I'm Nadav, just another new kid on the block.

My May so far

OMG: Roam Research & Capiche.

NEW Lego bricks to play with: Figma plugins.

Side project: Google voice app. Now on the 3rd release to rest things out.

Day job: Launching next week my new site which I designed.

Question to the audience: can we get more women in here? I'm a feminist and ratio I saw on the active members around.. How can we invite more women to Capiche?

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@maguay (replying to @Livenadav )
2 years ago

Hey @livenadav, happy to hear Capiche hit the OMG level for you! How'd you discover the community?

A Google Voice app sounds fascinating; would love to hear more about that as you get closer to launch!

Absolutely want Capiche to be increasingly diverse—and our signup is open for anyone to apply to join. Be sure to invite anyone you know to join, and we're accepting people as quickly as possible!

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@Livenadav (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Thanks for the warm words, MG :-)

Every day, I open twitter to enjoy some updates reading on Twitter and learn what's new in the world (from new Products Hunt to new stats about Covid-19 impact on online commerce). So Capiche entered my frame... on Twitter. Makes sense, as Capiche is textual expert community - just like Twitter.

About the Google Voice app secret project... it's top secret but I can share with the Capiche community the 1st step in that project: https://achoo2020.carrd.co/

About the lack of diversity in the Capiche community, it's something your community manager need to set new goals and ACT upon it. Like this page: https://capiche.com/ama As you can see: Only 2 women in Capiche AMA page. the 2nd one you need to scroll all the way to the bottom. If you put women on the front, you'll send a massage to women "you've got a center stage here" and you'll get more women around.

So the answer to more Capiche diversity isn't on my "share" button on my side... it's actually on your "edit" button on your side :-)

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@maguay (replying to @Livenadav )
2 years ago

Perfect, lots of the conversations and connections here started on Twitter, and glad to hear we came across your radar there.

Gottcha—we're actively looking for and inviting more people to AMAs and that's absolutely a focus in those going forward. Our AMAs on that page are shown in historic order so the newest ones—including last week's with MeetEdgar founder Laura Roeder—are on the bottom.

Do you have any tech leaders you'd like to see us interview in an AMA? Got a survey coming about that soon but could kick it off here!

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@Livenadav (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago
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qthdh's avatar
2 years ago

Hi there 🙂

a community of software enthusiasts, talking about my favorite topics (from what I've read so far)? I'm in.
Well, at least, the admin let me in 😅

My favorite topics of the moment:
-* Notion. I freaking love this app. I use to have a combination of Evernote, Todoist, AirTable, MediaWiki, Typora and Google Docs. Now I use Notion. (Well, I still use Typora and Google Docs. I enjoy the writing experience also in those apps).
P.S: Do I use too much emoji? Tell me. I'm 34 but I try to act like a millennial.
- *
No-code. Although I have 10 years of experience in web development, I just find it magic and enjoyable to be able to create useful stuff without writing a single line of code.
- **Writing
. I freaking love write. I don't write to publish anything. I mean I do publish stuff from time to time, but it's not the end goal. I just enjoy the act of writing. You might have guessed that from the length of this post.
- Sharing screenshots and screencasts. I pretend it's to help people but in reality it's just to show how great my OS, how neat my desktop, and how cool the apps I use are.
- Minimalism. I just love living like a hobo, except for the bank account.

Hope I'll get to know more people here. It's always fun to nerd out with the ones like us 🤓

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@qthdh (replying to @qthdh )
2 years ago

...aaaaaand I totally messed up the markdown. Sorry.

Seems there isn't a way to edit though.
Did you guys make Twitter?

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@maguay (replying to @qthdh )
2 years ago

Ha, nope, but we do need to add editing!

Super excited to have you in the community, and I think you’re in the right place if you love discussing software.

You sound like me on writing apps; I’ve used so many, it’s crazy. So you were running your own MediaWiki server before for notes?

What are your favorite no-code tools?

It’s far harder to write something short and concise than something long and detailed, in my experience :).

Ok now we’ve got to see your desktop—got a screenshot to share?

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@qthdh (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Do we get to see yours?

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@qthdh (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Exactly! I kind of liked it at the time, having my own MediaWiki install on a personal server.

My favorite no-code tools so far are AirTable, Adalo and Zapier. Also, I'm a big user of WordPress over Webflow.

As to my desktop, sure thing.
my desktop
But it's underwhelming
Told you, I'm a minimalist. I do everything with Alfred, from browsing, moving, finding files, to launching apps, accessing my bookmarks/Pocket articles, setting reminders and launching web searches.

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@maguay (replying to @qthdh )
2 years ago

Nice, that's super minimal!

So here's my desktop. I keep my desktop empty by default and the dock hidden—but have quite a few pinned apps to grab them quickly. Though like you said, I also launch almost everything via Alfred anyhow, and use CMD+Tab more than actually using the dock.

Anyhow, the pinned apps do tend to be the ones I use the most.

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@qthdh (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Love your wallpaper!
I see you use SetApp. How do you like it? Would you recommend it?

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@maguay (replying to @qthdh )
2 years ago

Actually not using SetApp. I did trial it once, but generally prefer to buy licenses where possible, and already had existing licenses or subscriptions for most of the apps in SetApp that I wanted.

That said, if I was starting out fresh without any Mac software, I do think it's a reasonably good value. I use Ulysses, Marked, Archiver, and Prizmo already, and would likely use PDFPen and Hype at least if I subscribed.

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2 years ago

Hey ! I'm Florian and I live in France. I'm building Pomelo, an app improving the daily life of people with food restrictions thanks to meal plan and curated selection of plats from restaurants near them.
I'm here for 2 days and I really like this place !
Main tools used : Webflow, Figma and Asana

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@maguay (replying to @Florndr )
2 years ago

Pomelo is one of my favorite fruits, soo nice name there!

What got you to choose Asana?

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@Florndr (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

I use it as a mix between Trello and Notion : better UI and UX than Trello (never been a fan of it) and easier to organize than Notion (less time-consuming in fact) 👍 At that time, it's a 60/40 between Asana and Notion. Asana for scheduling, tracking tasks and other content that are update regularly (User Interview, social media calendar, ...), Notion for longer and more "stable" content such as blog post, value proposition, pitch, ...

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@maguay (replying to @Florndr )
2 years ago

Interesting. Just had a friend tell me they were switching to Asana because of its timeline features and that you can switch between modes (to view tasks in a list, kanban, or timeline). 1+ for options!

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akinhwan's avatar
2 years ago

Hey Capichers, I'm a front end dev @ the NIH. I've been using Lunchclub.ai, Cuppa, and Dialup to network on video chat and phone. I'd like to learn to apply tensorflow.js and WebGL/3d into some new web projects. I'd like to get better at building something people want.

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@maguay (replying to @akinhwan )
2 years ago

Super cool—sounds like your work is especially important right now!

Are you working on building any projects outside work right now?

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MikeRaia's avatar
2 years ago

Hey all, I'm Mike, based in Chicago. I run marketing for Integrify, a low-code, workflow automation platform. I'm excited to join the community and absorb the experiences of so many smart software professionals (makers and users). When I'm not marketing software I'm hunting down great craft beer around the country and creating content for a ridiculous little site I founded called Generatorland.com. Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

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@maguay (replying to @MikeRaia )
2 years ago

Hey, excited to have you here Mike!

What's the best marketing tool you've built for your work in Integrify?

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@MikeRaia (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Not sure if you'd call it a "tool" but we've built an efficient inbound lead engine. When I started here there wasn't really any marketing or business development to speak of so I built out the systems and team we needed to quadruple lead flow with the same budget.

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@maguay (replying to @MikeRaia )
2 years ago

And that's fully powered by Integrify?

Super cool. I need to check that out; I'm most familiar with Zapier of all automation/low-code tools, and need to try more out.

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@MikeRaia (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Actually, while we do use our own product for many things, I use a combination of Hubspot and SalesForce for marketing. Our customers use us primarily for non-marketing use cases like Finance, HR, Operations, IT, etc.

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