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.
ClickUp has been one of our most requested integrations recently. We love their emphasis on speed and keyboard shortcuts. We built a full-featured integration that lets you search ClickUp alongside your other connected apps. Opening a ClickUp space, task or list using Slapdash is about as fast it gets.
You'll also be able to create new tasks from the Command Bar with the Create New ClickUp Task command. For types of tasks you file often, create a template command that pre-fills some fields, for even faster data entry.
While we brew some big changes, we've been having some fun with our color system here.
This week we added Natto, a theme inspired by natto.dev, - a very cool visual programming environment we've been playing with. We also spend a lot of time in Github, so we built Octo which matches Slapdash to the dark & light Github palette. And then there is Dim, a dark theme whose providence is magic incantations - the end result is a theme with elegant brown shades, accented by a punchy orange.
To try one of the new themes, find the Themes panel in Settings. Or, there's now a new Change Theme command you can run too.
Dracula, an immortal creature, came onto the scene as a homicidal maniac living in Transylvania. At some point, he reformed his image and emerged as a distinguished educator, renown for teaching children to count. Since then, Dracula has transcended to the astral plane and is now a popular open source theme. What a life!
We've come in contact with his spirit and added the Dracula theme to Slapdash. It's a dark theme, with regal purples, splashes of gaudy pinks and pops of slimer green. It has high contrast and should serve as a great daily driver.
Go to Settings and find it in the Themes panel.
When you connect apps to Slapdash's unified search, we let you construct sophisticated queries. For example, you can build a query to show all your assigned tasks. Or, you can build a query that shows the latest activity on a project. Imagine your whole working world is now just a database which you can query any which way.
Now you can visualize the results in a table view and choose the fields that are displayed. Just click on the View button wherever Slapdash objects are shown to try it out.
We've enhanced our Hubspot integration with support for Unified Search. You can now find any contact, company, deal or ticket from Slapdash. You also get a Create New HubSpot Contact command to quickly add new contacts directly from the Command Bar. Connecting HubSpot requires a Slapdash Pro account.
We added support for Calendly with two notable commands you can run from the Command Bar.
Get Calendly Link is the fastest way to get your scheduling link, letting you quickly copy or paste it to your active application. You can also use it to generate single-use links.
If you rely on single-use links a lot, you can generate one even faster with a dedicated Create Single-use Calendly Link command.
Here's the deal: we've been jamming. And we hope you like jamming too. Because everyday we pay the price, we're the living sacrifice. Jamming till the jam is through.
Also, we've added Create New Figma Jam command so you can quickly start jamming in Figma too.
It may be a bit surprising, but to make Slapdash work visually, it requires about 200 unique icons. For starters, there are the logos of every application we support. Then, inside each application, we have to represent the types of things it can have: PDF files, Figma files, Github Projects, the list goes on. Commands benefit from custom icons and so do our interfaces (think menu items).
Even trickier is that each icon need to work well in different contexts. For example: we need large icons in the Command Bar, small icons in Table view and typographically balanced icons in our interfaces.
To solve this, we built a new icon system, which allows us to produce one icon that is guaranteed to work everywhere. We then applied the system by updating every one of our 200 icons to unlock a richer, more uniform visual experience.