πŸ™ Feedbacks needed πŸ™ --- Slack integration in the quick-switch


(Alexandre Lacheze) #1

Hi community! :wave:

We recently released a deep integration between Slack and the Quick-Switch that allows you to quickly switch to a Slack channel from anywhere on Station.

Here is what it looks like in my case:

We’d like to know what you think about it:

  • Is it working for you?
  • Are the results relevant?
  • Are you using it?

When answering, please let us know your OS and Station version and don’t hesitate to include screenshots.

:pray:


πŸ‘€ Station is looking for beta-testers of its SDK
Station 1.16.0
(Ahmad B) #5

Hey guys,

This is a great feature that I would love to us, but I can’t get it to work. Searching for channels does not return any of my channels in the quick switch.

I am on High Sierra, 10.13.15. Station version is 1.16.0.

I tried removing slacking and adding it again, as well as restarting Station, but neither worked :confused:


(Ashwani Agarwal) #6

Hi,

Not working for me. Here is the build details -

Stationversion 1.16.0
Electron 2.0.2
Chrome 61.0.3163.100
Node 8.9.3
v8 6.1.534.41
@getstation/services 0.18.5

Can you put up some details, how does it actually work.

Best


(Alexandre Lacheze) #7

@ashwanihere @Ahmad_B with your help, we have identified an issue that could impact you. We’ll be releasing a fix early next week! Thanks for your feedbacks!
Edit: fix was released in v1.16.2 (see comment below).


Station 1.16.0
(Alexandre Lacheze) #8

We just released Station v1.16.2 that fixed an issue that could prevent some users to see Slack channels in Quick-Switch’s results.


(Alexandre Lacheze) #9

:information_source:️ Note we released an integration between Google Drive and the Quick Switch as well. Feedback are welcome here!


(Alexandre Lacheze) #10

In version 1.17.0, we improved the relevancy of the results shown, even for the first usage (Quick-Switch is learning from using it to show the most relevant results.
Also we are taking into account nicknames in Slack and removing deleted users from the results displayed.


(Isaiah Franco) #11

I’ve been enjoying it but it does seem to be missing private Slack channels. Also, it would be helpful if it could identify which Slack team the channel is in. For example, I have the same person in two of my Slack teams but we only really communicate in one of them–I want to know which team I’m switching to.


(Julien Berthomier) #12

Hi @isaiahfranco, thanks for your feedbacks.

Indeed private slack channels are not yet accessible but we will add them soon. And good point on the ability to see which Slack team a contact is from, we’ve already designed it and will implement it in the V.2 coming soon!


(Diego Zaks) #13

Biggest deal-breaker for me it the inability to use Cmd+T to quickly switch between channels/private messages. Slack is my bread and butter at work. Will have to remove from Station until this is resolved.


(Keith Schacht) #14

This new feature has been awesome. It’s now making me really want to be able to switch between open google docs using the keyboard.

Cmd+[1-9] is such a powerful shortcut. My recommendation for switching between tabs within an app is to make it work just like Cmd+Tab does on Mac. For example:

Cmd+6 takes me to my Google Drive, it shows me whichever doc I was most recently viewing.
Now, imagine I press Cmd+6 again while already viewing Google Drive. This should toggle to the second-most-recent doc I was viewing.
If I press Cmd+6 then let go of 6 but keep holding Cmd it shows me the flyout of all the open docs, I can press 6 over and over again while holding Cmd and it will cycle through them. When I let go of Cmd it selects it.

Just like Cmd+Tab. The key with Cmd+Tab is that once you’ve selected a new app, your previous app becomes the second-most recent. This way Cmd+Tab lets you always conveniently cycle between your last two apps. Likewise, Cmd+6 would let me always cycle between my two most recent docs.

Anyway, just a suggestion to take this feature to the next level! This seems to matter more for Google Drive than any other app because it’s the app where you inevitably end up with lots of open sub-tabs.

Oh, I always to be able to close an open Station app tab with keyboard shortcut. You should also support this with Cmd+W. This would close the current open app, and likewise you could support this with the Cmd+6 cycling. I do this all the time with Cmd+Tab. For example, when I want to close a bunch of running Mac programs I press Cmd+Tab, let go of Tab but hold Cmd. Tab through a couple times to get to the right app but I still don’t let go of Cmd, instead I tap Q and it closes the app. It’s awesome to be able to close a bunch of Mac apps without needing to switch to them, likewise for closing a bunch of Station Google Drive tabs.


(Alexandre Lacheze) #15

Since Station v1.20.0, we now support private channels.
Feedback welcome!


(Isaiah Franco) #16

Loving it so far! Such a great addition!