Hyperlog #4: Inbox Zero for Slack + design update

We now grab @mentions and @channel/@here from Slack for you in Hyperinbox.

Christopher Chae
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Product Changelog

Hyperinbox for Slack

We now grab @mentions and @channel/@here from Slack for you in Hyperinbox.

Ever felt Slack messages overwhelming? All the DMs, threads, mentions, and chitchats. Slack is a great tool for its core purpose: real-time messaging. Slack is great and fun when you’re actually looking at the screen.

But Slack is not great when you’re off desktop. It’s not great when you have to digest a pile of new messages, threads, and mentions across twenty channels. It drains your energy out. Now it’s time for real work, but you already lost focus after going through those Slack messages.

Hyperinbox for Slack lets you triage, keep, and follow up on Slack messages and threads. It’s like using Slack as if you’re using email. Mentions and threads still in your Inbox are your “to-do” messages. The archived ones are out of your sight, so they keep your unread message count low.

After going through the Slack messages in Hyperinbox, keep the ones you need to respond. Snooze the ones you want to follow up later. It’s a mindful, stress-free way to use Slack!

Other improvements and fixes

  • We fixed bugs and improved notification UI in the Inbox.
  • We added an Intercom widget. You now have a direct channel to chat with our team.

To get the latest version (0.7.7), open Hyperinbox application from your desktop.

What We Wrote

How to reach flow state

I used to be terrible at concentrating. My attention span wasn’t that long, and I would easily get distracted. So, I created a seven-step checklist to help me better focus.

How to handle disagreements

I was listening to Dustin Moskovitz, Co-Founder and CEO of Asana, talk about this topic in a podcast interview. He says he used to take things personally when people disagreed with him. He’d often get emotional, and disagreements often became conflicts. He learned that when two people disagree, that's usually because people assume differently on a given topic. You just need to find the varying assumptions and go from there.

A better Do Not Disturb mode

Typically, the Do Not Disturb mode is designed based on what we call the “deny hours” mechanism. You can turn it on whenever you don’t want to be disturbed or pre-select the times you don’t want to be disturbed. This is good, but I don't think it captures all of my needs. Instead of setting hours to not be interrupted, what if you can choose a set of hours that you’ll allow yourself to be interrupted?

A subtle difference, but cognitively, it’s a big change.

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