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What is your favorite Slack bot?

Have any handy tools that help your team?

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mike_seekwell's avatar
3 years ago
SeekWell

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

9 points
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@maguay (replying to @mike_seekwell )
3 years ago

Ohh that's very cool, especially the Google Sheets integration. What are some ways your team uses it internally, if you can share?

2 points
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@mike_seekwell (replying to @maguay )
3 years ago

We use Sheets for all our reporting / dashboards. We also use SeekWell's Admin feature for some ops stuff (e.g. manually updating team members or plans). The Admin thing lets non-technical users update your database directly (e.g. point and click to change plan from basic to `premium

3 points
AcTiVillain's avatar
3 years ago
HeyTaco

This is one of the best ways to encourage a culture of appreciation. It's fun and easy to understand.

6 points
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@maguay (replying to @AcTiVillain )
3 years ago

That looks very fun. Does your team use its rewards system, and if so, what are some fun rewards that have felt like they had a good effect on your team?

1 point
NBNite's avatar
3 years ago
Not a heavy bot user but.. Greetbot

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.

5 points
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@maguay (replying to @NBNite )
3 years ago

Oh that's a great idea, especially for fast-growing teams!

3 points
maguay's avatar
3 years ago
Donut

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.

5 points
brendanciccone's avatar
3 years ago
Geekbot (Standup Bot)

I'm a pretty big fan of GeekBot (https://geekbot.com) for daily standup that way our whole team knows what everyone is working on, whether they're remote or in-office.

All answers go into a specific Slack channel so everyone can easily see.

4 points
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@maguay (replying to @brendanciccone )
3 years ago

Oh need, reminds me of Basecamp Check-ins, but in Slack. I've always wanted to use them with teams but never end up using Basecamp, so we might have to give this one a try.

Do you use it for anything other than standups (e.g. book clubs or just-for-fun conversations), or is it mainly designed around standups?

3 points
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@brendanciccone (replying to @maguay )
3 years ago

In all honesty, I only use it for work-related purposes hah. But it could be really cool to utilize in a book club!

4 points
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