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What workplace software is most crucial to your day-to-day?

Could be a personal productivity tool, collaboration tools, or anything else!

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immad's avatar
almost 3 years ago
Slack, GSuite, Linear.app, Github, VSCode, Figma, Notion

We try to use the most modern tools at Mercury across the stack. These are the most crucial:

Slack, GSuite, Linear.app, Github, VSCode, Figma, Notion

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@immad (replying to @immad )
almost 3 years ago

And of course Mercury for all things banking :)

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@adamdlurie (replying to @immad )
almost 3 years ago

Curious - do you set it and forget it, or are you regularly evaluating competitive options to your existing stack?

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@immad (replying to @adamdlurie )
almost 3 years ago

We moved from Sketch to Figma and from Asana to Linear.

We don't have an active schedule but are often trying to optimize what tools we use.

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@preshdkumar (replying to @immad )
almost 3 years ago

Just recently switched the whole company to Notion which has been killer for us. Couldn’t imagine working without it. Slack however has killed my productivity... need to figure out the best way to manage that... any tips?

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@johnamauro (replying to @preshdkumar )
almost 3 years ago

Check out usepingpong.com :)

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@NBNite (replying to @preshdkumar )
almost 3 years ago

@preshdkumar If Slack overload has become an issue, you can try using Lowdown - they offer a newsletter that takes the most engaged information from all of your workspaces and throws them all into a weekly newsletter.

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@maguay (replying to @NBNite )
almost 3 years ago

That looks really cool—do you use it, and has the signal/noise ratio been pretty good for you?

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@samantha____a (replying to @immad )
almost 3 years ago

Looking at your jobs board it looks like you have some of your team in San Francisco and some remote. With Slack as your main communication channel, how do you manage asynchronous communication across different time zones? We're working to figure that out at Clutch right now and would love your insight.

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@immad (replying to @samantha____a )
almost 3 years ago

We only have remotes in the US at the moment. So the 3 hour timezone hasn't been a big deal. Most of the conversation in Slack dies down around 4pm PT so people have time to focus.

Apart from direct DMs and @'d there isn't an expectation that you stay on top of channels and asynchronously responses are fine if people are busy.

In general we mostly leave things to develop organically rather than add too many processes.

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@johnamauro (replying to @samantha____a )
almost 3 years ago

Also interested. Have y'all explored other tools outside of Slack? We're building pingpong for async communication. Would love to hear your thoughts. usepingpong.com

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samantha____a's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Actually - ignore this question here, going to post as main question :).

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@maguay (replying to @immad )
almost 3 years ago

With VSCode, anything specific that got your team to chose that over Sublime Text or any other code editor?

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@immad (replying to @maguay )
almost 3 years ago

I believe it has good Typescript support.

We don't dictate that you have to use VSCode so some engineers use other IDEs

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