Community Discussions

How do you manage your chat inbox?

Hey guys, first post here. As part of my work, I have to deal with and respond to a lot of incoming messages from different chats: Linkedin/WhatsApp/Signal/IG. I try to use Unreads/Archive features...

Is there a notes app I'm missing?

My team uses Asana for to dos & Outlook for calendar, and I need a way to document notes from meetings for specific tasks or the opposite: if a task is being blocked by some issue, I'd like to ...

Got any Integromat <> GoDaddy automation ideas?

Hey guys, Michaela from Integromat here, hope everyone's having a splendid day! We are thinking of looking into the GoDaddy API because we'd love to give our users the chance to automate more proc...

So Woven Calendar is leaving us

May 28th is last day for Woven users and I still can't find a suitable replacement. I need a multiplatform (Win, MacOS, iOS) product with a clean design, capable of managing multiple cloud calendar...

Is Zoom still the best? What's your favorite video calls app?

After a year in which everything possible seemed to happen over Zoom, the video chat app's name is cemented in our lexicon—enough that "Zoom Fatigue" is the default name for feeling tired after one...

What do you think is missing in the productivity suite market?

Is there a way for IT professionals to get more out of their work? If so, what are your favorite productivity tools that are currently available?

How have you made team chat better?

Has your team done anything to tweak Slack, Microsoft Teams, or other team chat apps to make them more productive, less distracting, and a better assistant to your work? Any tips to customize chat ...

How do you re-focus after distractions?

Been reading on Gloria Mark's research about distractions and the penalties of context switching. (It takes on average 23min to refocus) Supposedly the older we are, the harder it is to switch bet...

What's the best way to let people choose an event time and add it to their calendar?

I'm looking for a way to list 3 weekly onboarding events where each one is run by a different person on our team, and where multiple people can attend each events. Ideally we could let people see a...

What software changed how you think and work?

Most new software adds a slight new twist to the way you already work—perhaps it helps you send email faster or add notes automatically, but generally works in the same way as other tools in the ca...

How do you balance doing vs. planning at an early stage startup?

At Raycast we write montly focus documents instead of roadmaps to balance user feedback and vision.

What service do you recommend to build a B2B community?

Hi everyone 👋 My name is Louis and I'm co-founder of Specify. We help companies unify their brand identity by collecting, storing and distributing design tokens and assets — automatically. We wa...

How has your remote work changed over the past year?

Whether you already were working remotely before 2020, or switched remote during lockdowns, how has your remote work changed over the past year? Any new apps or habits you've found that make remote...

What Web-based SaaS product do you use daily and more than 4 hours per day?

Is there any Web-based SaaS product you use for your day job or personal work, at least 4 hours per day? Is it forced (you're mandated to) or value-based (it's crucial for the problems that you're...

Please tell me I don't have to use Facebook Groups

We need to create a community area for coaching clients. We do NOT want to use a Facebook group, but there are two features that we cannot do without that keep us stuck there: Simple live-stream...

What will be the breakout software category in 2021?

2020 saw an explosion in the use of video chat tools—and the ecosystem of add-on software to make video calls better and other tools to aid remote work. It also saw notes apps be an increasingly po...

What software do you keep connected with integrations?

Some software can stand alone, no other tools needed. You could use Photoshop or PowerPoint on their own forever without missing out on much. Other tools thrive with connections. You could use a f...

What’s missing from team chat apps?

It’s been 7 years since Slack changed how teams chat—and now that it (along with Microsoft Teams, Google Chat, Discord, and more) has made team chat ubiquitous, chat feels the same almost everywher...

What software are you most thankful for?

It's hard to imagine the world without software—without video calls and instant messages and spellcheck and all the tiny bits of software we rely on without thinking. What software changed your li...

Any suggestions for a workaround to an Outlook calendar not syncing with Google Calendars?

Google lets you subscribe to a calendar using a URL - although when using an Outlook 365 Calendar link, events are copied over once, and then the syncing stops. This seems to be a relatively new is...

Post message from any apps

I wonder if it'd be convenient to share your work and discuss with team directly from apps you are currently opening. Like if you are a designer, post design link and discuss with other teams (reg...

What are your video call defaults?

Whether you've worked remotely for years, or moved your meetings to Zoom this year, there are certain things everyone does by default. Some leave their camera on or off. Some record calls for later...

Slack will soon let you DM with anyone—and is the newest app to add Stories.

After launching Slack Connect earlier this year to invite other teams into a shared Slack channel, Slack has now announced that in 2021, Slack Connect will expand to DMs. With Slack Connect DMs, yo...

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What's the best tech stack to transition from a Sales-led to a Product-led company?

As a start-up we want to keep out tech stack simple and avoid introducing too many tools today. But we also want to make sure we choose apps that can scale with us. We are a product-let SaaS app f...

How much should my product cost?

Hi Capiche Community, We are validating an async video discussion tool in different markets. We have partners from very different geographical regions and industry verticals and their usage of our...

Have you used Zoom’s team chat to replace Slack?

The Information recently announced that Zoom is investing in more chat features to take on Slack and focus more on its text chat features in addition to it’s more well-known video calls. Zoom alre...

Built-in automations vs. dedicated automation workflow software?

Tools like Zapier, IFTTT, Integromat, and more make it easy to connect data between apps and get work done automatically. But sometimes they're not needed. It's increasingly common for software to...

Swiss Army knife or Best of Breed apps?

I am interested to know what people think before I spend more time and money investing into either approach. A bit more context from apps or platform perspective. Either I can choose some all-in-o...

What's the best way to record your screen and save it as a GIF?

I've used GifBrewery for years to make GIFs from screen recordings, but just realized their app is currently unsupported (UPDATE: Actually, as @AndyDentPerth mentions below, turns out GifBrewery is...

Do you enable push notifications on any websites?

Every time I see a popup on a website asking me to enable notifications, I instinctively click no while wondering if anyone actually uses web push notifications. Perhaps I would use them if I used...

What are the most unique ways to hold a video conference?

With in-person events mostly canceled this year, video conferences have never been more important. There's the standard group Zoom calls, but then there are also a ton of unique, new new takes on w...

Google Rooms vs Slack

Anyone thinking about the switch, made the switch, or done the research from Slack to Google Rooms/Chat? Biggest difference I see is the number of integrations and every post is part of a thread (...

What software should a modern office suite include?

For over 30 years, the Office suite has meant a bundle of software including a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tool among other apps. But are those the most relevant tools for a mode...

What SaaS has done the best job at customizing per-industry?

Some SaaS is focused on specific industries, such as real estate CRMs, while more enterprise offerings from Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and more have thrived with industry-focused editions. Most newer...

What's the best software only people in your industry would use?

There's the software everyone uses: The things that come with macOS or Windows, suites like Microsoft Office and G Suite, productivity tools like Todoist, Evernote, and Notion, communication tools ...

Has anyone switched off of Slack?

Saw the below tweet. We're not experiencing those issues specifically, but after many years of defaulting to Slack I'm super curious if there's any other product that folks are starting to use inst...

What popular software today will be just a feature in future software?

Steve Jobs infamously told Dropbox founder Drew Houston that his product was just a feature (while Jobs, at the same time, was considering acquiring Dropbox). Conflict of interest aside, Jobs' pred...

Slack filed a EU competition complaint against Microsoft.

1,359 days after the Slack team took out a full-page New York Times ad to welcome Microsoft's competition, the team chat app company today filed a competition complaint against Microsoft with the E...

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A question on many's mind: Any insight out there as to when the Notion API is actually coming?

Hi, I, like I am guessing 100's here in Capiche, cannot get past a day without envisioning all the ways I will be using the Notion API when it finally comes out. There seems very little info of an...

Do you use Slack or email on your phone?

This sounds like a question with some obvious answers, but I'd love to hear if you've considered removing work apps on your phone; what held you back? why not? My phone is something that's near me...

Meet the Capiche Community, July 2020.

Just joined Capiche, or finally jumping into the conversations after watching from the sidelines for a while? We’re glad you’re here! And we'd love to learn a bit more about you. What are you wor...

What one tech problem do you wish you could solve?

There was a question in Jason Fried's AMA about what he'd work on if he had unlimited time and resources—and he replied that he'd keep working on what he already does, with his team's focus on proj...

Any insights about the forthcoming Flow X?

Looks like a contender against Slack — curiously designed by the same folks who designed the first version of Slack! https://www.getflow.com/flow-x

Do you have any mbox processing tool to pull out old threads of interest?

Prompted by the response to the question of Hey allowing import old emails. This made me wonder about old exported mail and more intelligent searching. I've stuff in various formats from years ...

Do you see Basecamp as a competitor to Slack and MSFT Teams?

Basecamp utilizes e-mail as a consistent notification level for users. Do you think email will be less and less a part of the platform?

What tools do you use for personal administrative tasks?

I recently added 1Password and Backblaze to my "home stack" to coordinate thing within my family. In addition, I use: 1Password - So my wife and I can share passwords Backblaze - Automated ackups...

Slack Connect lets you invite other teams into your Slack

Slack’s newest feature—available to all paid plans—is Slack Connect, a way to invite up to 20 companies to collaborate in a shared Slack channel. Essentially, you create a new channel, and where y...

How many SaaS tools do you collaborate across on a daily basis?

When I used to work at a large company I remember my work being spread across GitHub, Google Drive, Slack, Datadog, Figma and Dropbox, in that order. I pay close attention to my workflows and I not...

Is Asana worth paying for?

I'm trying to find any solution to manage our projects and also for my personal use. I love Asana's clean UI, but I have to pay for at least two seats. Is there is any other SaaS like Asana but th...

Are you using Onna for DLP/compliance/eDiscovery? What are your thoughts?

We are looking into a few DLP products and services, and especially looking into maintaining compliance with Slack and other tools. If you're using Onna, what are your thoughts? Also, what is their...

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What software do you wish existed?

What software are you looking for that you've never been able to find, and wish there was something for that exact use case? Maybe there's something that almost fits your needs but not quite. Or m...

Google+ for business is being replaced with Google Currents on July 6.

Google just emailed G Suite users to say that their existing Google+ will be migrated to Google Currents on July 6—which is also when the new Google Currents app will be out of beta and widely avai...

Meet the Capiche Community, June 2020.

It's a new month—time to meet the newest community members again! 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 mon...

What are the best platforms for community management?

We have 15k newsletter subscribers, and have around ~2k of them in a Slack group. We're starting to encounter issues in terms of community management - specifically, it's hard to pin content like c...

How did you learn to build distribution for your products?

There's so much content online about how to get to product-market fit, but content around how to build distribution for your product (using content, Google ads, etc.) If you've built distribution ...

Any tools you use for long form discussions within the team?

Most of our communication is on Slack, but it is not super great for long discussions (stretching into a few days) where multiple people need to participate. The real time aspect creates too much F...

Tip: You can run Slack apps from the ⚡️ button in Slack.

https://twitter.com/SlackHQ/status/1255575245546754050

What software has the best export tools?

Traditional desktop software typically saved your work in files that you could save forever and often open in other applications. SaaS and web apps tend to make it harder to take your data with you...

What's the best way to get feedback about a design or product?

Do you have a favorite survey or poll tool to get feedback, or a unique process to get actionable insights from your users about your design, product features, pricing, and more? There was an inte...

How have you customized Slack or Microsoft Teams to make it better for focused work?

Have you customized the new sidebar in Slack? Or have you installed Slack Apps to make Slack better, or used Microsoft Team's built-in apps to collaborate? What are your best tricks to make team c...

What marketing automation are you most proud of?

Doesn’t matter if it’s a slack alert for a new customer or a complex welcome flow that kicks off on multiple platforms. What did you automate and why does it make you happy?

What companies/industries are moving to Slack/Zoom for the first time bc of Covid-19?

I like to develop Slack apps, and I'm always looking for interesting industries not served by the existing marketplace apps. I keep hearing that a lot of companies are moving to these tools because...

Meet the Capiche Community, March/April 2020.

Welcome to Capiche! What are you working on that you’re most excited about? What’d you read recently that influenced you the most? What’s the newest software you’ve stared using? What tech problem...

What are the most important or unique channels in your team's Slack?

One of the best things about Slack is that you can make a new channel for anything—from important notifications from apps to fun random conversations with your colleagues about hobbies and interest...

What's the best hidden feature in Slack?

I realized today there's a way to mark messages as unread in Slack in the menu on each message. I'd always wanted a way to mark messages as unread to remind me to re-read stuff, so happy to have th...

How is Gen Z using workplace software differently?

I've read lots things about the ways Gen Z communicates and uses consumer tech, but haven't seen too much about whether they are using different tools in the workplace, or using tools in different ...

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What tools to build for customer engagement?

Our company is building a Basecamp for facility maintenance workforce. Wondering what tools to build once app is deployed.

How do you remove Slack formatting toolbar?

I rarely add formatting to messages, and would rather the chat box in Slack only be a chat box like in Messenger (and like it was before). Instead now it's double as large and has formatting option...

What do you think of Slack's new WYSIWYG editor?

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. ...

How do you add a calendar to Slack?

Would like a way to see upcoming events for our team—is there an easy way to do that in Slack?

How do you add Slack code snippets?

If I copy and paste code into Slack, inevitably some characters disappear, some sections end up bold or italicized, or at best it's simply hard to read the code. Adding a Slack Post isn't much bett...

How do you add italics in Slack?

It'd be nice to have a way to emphasize words in Slack messages. Is there a way to add italics text at least in Slack?

How do you add new Slack themes?

Would like to get a Slack theme that's a bit easier on the eyes—is there any way to add your own themes, or find themes from others like you can with Chrome and Firefox?

How do you customize Slack dark mode?

Slack's dark mode makes it hard to distinguish between the different Slack groups I'm in, as the sidebar now is generally nearly the same dark color. How do you customize Slack's dark mode?

How do you delete Slack reminders?

I have set reminders for Slack messages that I ended up completing before the reminder showed up. Is there a way to get rid of those older reminders?

How do you set reminders in Slack?

Is there a way to get Slack to remind you about messages and tasks?

How do you format text in Slack?

When you copy and paste text into Slack, it loses all formatting, but formatting is important especially for longer messages. How can you add formatting in Slack, with Markdown or rich text?

How do you strikethrough text in Slack?

It feels weird to edit a message in Slack, as it shows that the message was edited but doesn't show what changed. Is there an easy way to strikethrough text when editing to show what was there prev...

How do you add polls to Slack?

Looking for a quick way to make decisions in Slack—is there a built-in way to make polls?

How do you add custom Slack emoji?

My previous team had a ton of custom emojis they'd added over time, and I'd like to add some to a a new Slack team, but can't find where to add them. Can you turn any images into new emoji in Slack?

How do you login to Slack?

I can't find my Slack account, and there's no direct way to login to Slack on their site. How do I sign into my team's Slack?

How do you disable @channel messages in Slack?

As our team has grown, @channel notifications are increasingly a distraction, and most messages don't really need the full company's attention. Can I turn them off—and can you turn off @channel no...

How responsive is Slack's support?

And do they have phone support if you need?

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What's most frustrating about Slack?

Slack search never seems to find what I need on first try—but then, many apps' search tools aren't great. What parts of Slack don't work as well as you'd like?

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How has your Slack usage changed over time?

Are you and your team using it more, or less? Have you replaced other communication tools with Slack, or do you find email and other apps being used more in your workflows again?

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Which Slack Apps do your team use?

I've added Slack integrations via Zapier, and turned on built-in features like Slack's GitHub integration, but haven't added any 3rd party Slack Apps. Which do you recommend?

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Did you import older chats to Slack? How did it work?

Curious how Slack handled migration from Hipchat and other chat apps.

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Which Slack plan does your team use and why?

Upgrading from the free plan is an easy call, but wondering which features pushed your team to go for Slack's higher plans.

What happens when you cancel a Slack account?

Does your team get downgraded to Slack's free plan (and lose access to older posts) or does your account get deleted entirely?

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How do Slack annual plans work?

Do you pay per month at the annual rate, or for the whole year in advance?

Why did your team choose Slack?

Especially curious if your team switched from HipChat or another older chat app—or if you picked chat recently even with Google Hangouts Team Chat or Microsoft Office Teams included with your offic...

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Slack users: Do you use Slack Calls or another video call app like Zoom?

Slack has built-in calling functionality, but my team always uses Zoom. Zoom feels more reliable, but I'm curious if many teams get by with just the Slack Calls feature.

What are your most handy Slackbot responses?

One clever Slackbot response I'd seen was to share the wifi password when asked in Slack. Any favorite ones your team relies on?

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Are private Slack channels or group DMs better for private discussions?

Any pros and cons, or do they essentially work the same?

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How does your team organize Slack channels?

Seems difficult to effectively figure out which Slack teams are best for what discussions over time. What are your best Slack organization strategies?

How do you organize Slack Notes?

I keep struggling to find the notes our team has added to Slack—do you have any tricks to go back and find old notes easily?

Can you disable the drafts feature in Slack?

I keep accidentally typing things in Slack and filling up the sidebar with Drafts channels. Is there any way to have Slack just forget what I've typed but not submitted when switching channels?

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