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Spent some time learning how to use @SlackHQ -- went down some documentation rabbit holes. Here are the 10 most useful things I learned:
1. First - change your mindset: Slack looks like a chat client but it's so much more. Don't think of it as messaging or it will drive you crazy (this is a big risk given the sheer volume and velocity); use it asynch.
2. Learn how to star things: Star your go-to channels, and star messages; this can act as a to-do list for things you revisit later…
3. Learn about Posts - these are docs within Slack; they are shareable and editable and searchable (so better than google docs for small notes) - great for meeting notes / longer thoughts…
4. Learn about Threads - This is KEY. Unlike chat clients you can reply to specific messages; you can then see only New Threads in the sidebar…
5. Combine all of the above:
* Each new thought is a message
* Threads expand / elaborate on messages
* Posts codify / read-out
* New channels for new problems to solve; then archive
6. Get rid of the defaults & Customize your sidebar: Reduce the noise and set up a custom setting; it's worth the time
7. Learn how to pin things: This is key for channels -- e.g., this is what we are doing in this channel; you can then see the pins in the channel description.…
8. Use emoji reactions: As per slack "eyes emoji :eyes: to say “I’m looking at this!” or a check mark emoji :white_check_mark: for “all done”."
9. Mac App is WAY better than mobile. (or maybe I'm bad at using it on mobile...)
10. Spend lots of time customizing your notifications otherwise you'll go crazy. E.g., learn about Do Not Disturb…
And here are some more tips from others:
What am I missing?
11. Popular from the replies: *Reminders*
/remind [@someone or #channel] to [What] [When]
/remind list
/remind help
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