March 16, 2018

Quick Tricks to be Super Productive on Convo



Whether you’re working on the go or from the office, on an individual project or collaborating with a team, you want to be done with the work as soon as you can in the easiest way possible.

5 Hacks to become Super Productive at Work

Everyone loves shortcuts especially when it comes to work, and everyone also has their own set of shortcuts or productivity hacks they like to use daily at their workplaces. Based on user feedback and the quick hacks our team uses, we have created a list of Convo shortcuts to help you get through your workdays 5x faster.

1. Copy and Paste links for Context Aware Discussions

The best thing about information shared on Convo is that everything is reference-able. What this means is whether it’s a file you’re working on, an image you’ve shared for feedback, a video that is in progress or a simple comment made on any of those things etc.
All you need to do is copy the link of discussion, file, image, video etc., and paste it to the relevant person you want to have a discussion on it with. Sounds too simple? Well it really just is so. Additionally, you don’t have to deal with long permalinks, Convo wraps the link in an understandable label, so that link can also be visually recognized.

2. Less Clutter = Better Focus

Declutter your newsfeed by unsubscribing from groups that make you lose your focus. Maybe it’s a group that is used only for daily reporting to managers. If you’re not a manager, you don’t necessarily need to see what everyone else is doing. Or if it’s a group for social chit chat, sure it’s great to have it- but it doesn’t always belong to your feed.
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In Convo, you can simply hide the unnecessary activities of such groups from showing up on your feed by going to group settings and clicking on ‘Don’t show posts to this group in My Feed’. The cool thing about this is, you can still get notifications for activity in these groups without having the posts pop up on your feed.

3. Handy shortcuts for Gallery View

If you work with files and images everyday, without a doubt you spend most of your time on the gallery view in Convo. To make the experience as breezy as it can be, we’ve included some time saving, useful keyboard shortcuts for the image and file viewers:
  • Use Cmd + Z on Mac and Ctrl + Z on Windows to undo drawing shapes while making annotations.
  • Redoing an annotation is just as easy. Simply use Cmd + Shift + Z on Mac and Ctrl + Shift + Z on Windows to get back what you erased.
  • Pinch to zoom in on images on Mac. Or use Option + Two Finger Swipe✌🏻 and Ctrl + Scroll Wheel on Windows.
And if its all too much to remember, pull up the shortcuts list any time with Cmd + ? or Ctrl + ?.

4. Pin Groups and Posts

When we talk about pinning posts, the first thing that comes to mind is putting something at the top for getting back to it quickly. And that is exactly how pinning posts on Convo works. Pinning important posts to the top of group feed helps everyone in the group get to them faster, instead of having to search for them each time.
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The same logic applies to pinning groups. There’s always a group that you most frequently access. A quick way to getting there fast, without typing the name in search or looking through the group list each time is by pinning that group to the top of your group list. From the Group settings menu, just select the ‘Pin group to top’ option to pin the group to the top.
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5. Customizable Notification Center

Notifications are great when it comes to staying in the loop and knowing what’s happening in your network, but too many notifications are known to disrupt the flow of your work and make you lose focus.
To make sure your productive streak isn’t disturbed at any time, Convo has built a customizable notification centre that allows you to decide what activity you want to get notifications for and when you get it.
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It also allows you to turn on/off notifications for specific user or group activity as well as gives you the ability to turn on smart notifications for when you’re online. Smart notifications option makes sure you only get notifications on email and mobile when you’re offline on Convo. This means while you’re online and working on something – Convo won’t send notifications time and again to distract you from important tasks.

Master the Flow, Stay in the Know

These quick hacks will surely add to your productivity and super-charge your overall Convo experience. If you’re on Convo and didn’t familiar with the aforementioned hacks- we’re happy to tell. If you’re not on Convo yet, here’s all more reason to hop on. Switch your team over to Convo today for free to see how it best fits your business needs.
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