Work more efficiently by bringing all your favorite online platforms and apps together with the help of this useful and interesting utility
What's new in Slapdash 2.6.43:Now you can go back and forward in time with the Command Bar. This is helpful to re-run a search, command or go back to the previous math calculation. We matched the keybindings to what we use in the main window and what browsers use for forward and back. Just type ⌘ [ to go back, and ⌘ ] to go forward. If you're on Windows or Linux, use Alt + Left and Alt + Right instead.
Apps that encompass other web apps are not a novelty anymore. Their main goal is to help boost productivity by bringing all your apps (both professional and leisure apps) together and providing you an efficient space for finding and organizing everything with ease.
Slapdash is one of the latest apps of this sort to hit the market, and we're happy to say that even though it may not look the part, it actually manages to bring something new.
A lot of advantages packed together within a useful Electron app
Marketed as "the operating system for work," Slapdash provides a clean-looking and very functional workspace/dashboard for the web apps you depend on. It's an app highly focused on improving one's workflow, and it's all about speed and good GUI ergonomics.
Before we tell you what makes Slapdash so good, here's what apps it currently supports: Asana, Box, Dropbox, Figma, DocuSign, GitLab, GitHub, Jira, Intercom, LinkedIn, Monday Notion, Phabricator, Slack, Stack Overflow, Trello, YouTrack, Quick, Zoom, and some Google apps such as Google Mail, Google Drive, and Google Hangouts.
It's also important to know that you can pretty much add anything that has an URL to Slapdash, even though the integration process might not be the smoothest.
What sets it apart?
In the spirit of helping you better organize and find everything a lot faster, Slapdash comes with a feature called the "Command Bar." It's a Spotlight-like search bar that allows you to find everything even outside the app's GUI. It also has a lot of common elements with something like an app launcher. Just hit "CTRL+J" and type what you need.
Another great aspect is represented by the so-called "Spaces." These small folders allow you to collect documents and organize them and even launch them based on various simple rules. The best thing about the spaces is that you can index content from multiple web apps (for example, you can keep your Dropbox files right next to your Asana tasks or even Google Drive).
This provides a lot of versatility when it comes to multitasking. Another feature worth noting is the support for Commands. With the help of the commands, you can get work done a lot quicker. It may take a bit of getting used to, but once a command is defined, it can really help you save a lot of time.
There's no denying that the idea behind Slapdash is a good one. It's also praiseworthy that the implementation of the main idea and the features is not at all bad.
Slapdash is still a very new product and, to be fair, the competition in this particular field (especially at the enterprise level) is somewhat fierce. Nevertheless, the utility is quite interesting and offers a lot of useful features for users who want a dashboard/app integrator that has the potential to speed up most of your organization at work.
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSIONThe free version only allows for: 5 Indexed Apps 10 Spaces 10 Custom Commands SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSValid Accounts for all your favorite web apps