Like the rear wing of an F1 race car, the sidebar in the Slapdash main window can now be collapsed to unlock a more aerodynamic form factor. It allows for improved information density and it just looks great too.
Type ⌘ \ (or Alt \ on Windows and Linux) to open & close it with a keyboard shortcut.
Opening ClickUp items from Slapdash will now open them directly in the ClickUp desktop app if it's installed on your computer. You'll need the latest ClickUp desktop app for this to work.
You can now bind a keyboard shortcut or alias to any command in Slapdash.
An alias helps you type less into the Command Bar and guarantees the aliased command will match. For example, if you bind the "s" alias to Update Slack Status, typing just "s" in the Command Bar is guaranteed to pull up that command. If you are sharing commands with a team, aliases are shared too for a faster team workflow.
We've had aliases for a while, but now every command can also be invoked with a keyboard shortcut. This lets you skip one step of opening the Command Bar and run the command directly with whatever shortcut you choose. They keyboard shortcuts you set will only work on your computer and won't affect others if it's a shared command.
To add a shortcut or alias, choose the "Configure" option for the command.
We updated our commands page to make it easier to see what commands you have available to you as well as help you create new ones.
When accessing Dropbox files from Slapdash, we previously would redirect you to the Dropbox web app to open the file. This isn't the fastest interface, especially if the file at hand is already on your computer. With the latest release, Slapdash will try to open the folder or file directly on your computer first for a faster and more natural experience.
We added a couple of new commands for Slack: Update Slack Status and Clear Stack Status. You'll be able to quickly set your Slack status directly from the Command Bar. If you always set the same status, you can also create a template command that calls up the command with the details pre-filled.
The Command Bar is designed to quickly do things in-flow. It overlays on top of your current app, lets you perform a task and return to what you were doing before. You can chain operations together, but multi-tasking is a bit tricky since you only have one Command Bar window at a time.
Now, when you type Command + Enter (or Ctrl + Enter if you're on Windows) to run a command, the Command Bar will open that command in a brand new Command Bar window. It'll function just like any other window on your OS so you can easily tab over to it. The default Command Bar will overlay on top of these new windows too, letting you use it to help with the data entry.
Most of our time has been spent making Slapdash magical. Now we're taking the time to tell the story of what Slapdash can do with others. To do that, we've built a new logged out experience (what you see before you're signed into Slapdash).
It has only recently hatched, but there is already some fun to be had. We have an exciting plan for what we'll be adding there, so stay tuned. It will be a great tool to learn what Slapdash can do and discover new ways to use it.
Even if you are logged in, you can play with it by going to: slapdash.com/welcome.
The Chrome integration generally makes Slapdash more capable. For example, we'll re-use your browser tabs to open things, so you don't have to wait for things to load anew. Also, when you paste a URL inside a space, the Chrome extension is used to help get the right title for the page to save you on some data entry. We also use it for recommending which other apps you might want to install.
It is also just like any another app integration we have: you connect it and get new commands and functionality. Connect Chrome and managing its functionality is now just like every other app you connect to Slapdash. Chrome will appear in your "Connected" apps, show up on the home page, and the commands it adds to Slapdash will be visible alongside your other commands. You'll also be able to turn-on/turn-off the features as it suits you.
One way in which Chrome remains special is that no data from your Chrome gets sent to Slapdash servers. The integration is done by our application or web app speaking to our Chrome extension directly.
We've touched up the Slapdash home page to improve utility and information density. The home page is meant to help you quickly start or re-start work. To that end, we decided to remove the "Open Tabs" section which has a tendency to take up a lot of room, but is rarely useful.
We also streamlined the way apps show up, removing the labels. Arguably, this should be customizable, but for now we think it's the better default.
We also improved the fit and finish of Command Bar search interaction. You'll now see less re-sizing and flickering of the Command Bar as you type, for a more comfortable visual experience.