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Gervasio Marchand g3rv4.com

Making Slack better with BetterSlack

Does BetterSlack make Slack better? ...there are 2 or 3 things about Slack I think can be made better. That’s why I built BetterSlack. It’s a Chrome extension that injects javascript into your Slack environments to add (or remove) features. Hide certain users, generate hangout links, move reactions to the right, threads on channel by default, hide status emojis ... Gervasio has a 3 minute demo to explain things in more detail...

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Peter Steinberger pspdfkit.com

How to use Slack and not go crazy

Read this for the sidebar management tips alone! Wow, I had no idea how cluttered my sidebar was until I followed Peter's guidance from this post. Declutter your sidebar by hiding all channels that don’t contain unread messages and are not starred. You still won’t miss anything, as they pop up if there’s chatter, and you can always use ⌘-T to open the Jump menu. It’s amazing how much better it feels if there aren’t 50 channels you need to scroll through all the time. This post was extracted from Peter's talk Effective Remote Communication.

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Slack github.com

Slack's desktop app bogging you down? Here's a speed-focused alternative.

A cross-platform, open source Slack app that's built for speed?! Shut up and take my money admiration! Wey is written in Node and the UI is powered by the Yue library, which means it's not hitchin' its wagon to Electron. But it does come with a rather large caveat: Do not use this for work, you might miss important messages due to bugs and missing features. Depending on how much you like your job, you might consider that more of a feature than a bug. 😉

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