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Matthew Guay 9088

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Founding editor @capiche. Writer. Amateur photographer. Information architect. Older work: @zapier, @AppStorm. Personal blog: @techinch.

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While this wouldn't fully replace onboarding, an option that comes a bit close are the product walkthrough tools that help guide people through your product once they sign up. A discussion about tools

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Sometimes you need a new app—and there's nothing that exactly fits the need. That's part of what's made tools like Notion so popular, since you can customize them and build new tools that fit what you…

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A community platform might pay for hosting the video if the community tool itself is paid—and then, essentially, it's the community admin who's paying for hosting the video. But that is a good point…

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Not at all, it's great to hear how Obsidian has worked out for you. You're the resident Obsidian expert!

I didn't realize Obsidian had publishing also; there's another Notion feature it can take on…

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Interesting, is Phiona syncing data between different spreadsheet sources as well?

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Ahh great point! We have some of that data in the companion Software Inflation Rate research which lists base plan prices over the past decade, along with the followup piece that adds 2020 software

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Yup, don't think email to Notion is in there yet, but once the Notion API is released, that should be possible!

That's a really great idea, actually, as you should be able to put in a start date…

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Wild!

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There should be something you can use instead—there have been a number of new community platforms made over the past few years, so hopeful there's something that'd fit your team's needs better than…

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That's awesome, love hearing of internal tools getting turned into a real product.

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Interesting, absolutely space for more options. Segment is a fascinating solution though also prohibitively expensive for many use cases.

Hightouch's option to build customer segments via SQL looks…

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Nice, glad to hear that!

When you mentioned sending a video in email, that made me think of Bonjoro, an app built around video emails. Could be worth checking into if you want another option!

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Yup, Capiche FM works everywhere—it's built around web streaming and phone calls. Capiche FM calls your phone, then streams your phone call to the web. Would love to hear your thoughts if you give it…

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The most basic option here is when you add a event with an invitee, Google Calendar asks if you want to send them an invitation. Click Send and they'll get an email invite to the event—albeit a…

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I've got what may be the worst suggestion, one that will only work if you have at least some access to a Mac or iOS device: OmniFocus. OmniFocus has task start dates, detailed repeating task settings…

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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…

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Some of my favorite automations have always been some of the simplest—like using a Google Sheets, Gmail, and Zapier automation as a quick mail-merge, or building Slack bots with Zapier to share bits…

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What's your favorite software that you've started using this year? Anything special that improved your workflows and helped you be more productive in 2020? Or were there any major updates to software…

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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 form…

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One cool option I’ve been using here lately is the new MyMind bookmarking app. You can bookmark websites, and it automatically saves a ton of metadata about the site (and automatically finds stuff in…

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There are a few things about Pitchbook from previous Capiche discussion that might help start your search here. @singareddynm had mentioned in Capiche’s PitchBook wiki that the core pro for them was…

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a month ago

From a pure contacts app perspective—something trying to hue closer to an address book than a CRM—there are several apps that are interesting but only feel like they solve part of the problem.

Cardho

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a month ago

My phone's contacts app is perpetually a mess, filled with old contacts I don't need anymore, duplicate contacts from merging email accounts and upgrading to new phones, and more.

Is there a better…

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Interesting, congrats on the beta launch @devil_danii! Would love to hear the story behind this product and what got you and your team to build it!

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Fantastical is the first app that comes to mind when I think of a "nicely designed" calendar—I don't use it heavily, but I do like that it lives in the menubar and that it can turn a sentence like…

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