Have any handy tools that help your team?
I'm clearly bias, but our (https://seekwell.io/) Slack bot is pretty awesome. It lets you send alerts from your database with just a few lines of SQL (e.g. get an alert when a user upgrades or cancels). It's super flexible, any SQL you can dream up can be turned into a Slack alert in minutes.
Here's a 90 second demo which also covers our Google Sheets integrations https://www.loom.com/share/256e83c925744ad9977e109b3dfd9c6d
This is one of the best ways to encourage a culture of appreciation. It's fun and easy to understand.
Living up to its name, greetbot welcomes all new members to a slack workplace with a personalized message and can handle a variety of different tasks. We use the bot to give new users an overview of the different public channels and what each of them are used for. Nothing big but a fun little add-on.
My former team at Zapier used Donut in Slack to make remote work a bit less lonely. The idea is, Donut randomly pairs up everyone in the company each week and starts a new DM conversation between you and the person it picked for you this week. That way, you could get to know other people on the team in a quick chat conversation, over a call, or perhaps schedule lunch together or something if you're in the same area. Tiny thing that helped you get to know people across the company especially in a fast-growing team.
Especially for personal to-dos and tasks that you need to accomplish outside of your team, what is your favorite app and tricks for getting the most out of it?
Last week, Slack announced some new features, including a WYSIWYG rich text editor.
Along with the addition of this feature, they changed the Markdown functionality to render formatting in-line.