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OSlash gets faster and easier to use with each weekly update. Thank you for supporting us.

11 January 2022

What’s in this release

You can now organize your Shortcuts with tags!

✨ Features

  1. Shortcut tags
    1. You can now tag your Shortcuts to logically group them. Mixing your hobbies and your professional life in your same workspace? Worry not, now you can add tags like #hobby, #reading, #puppies, #work to neatly organize your growing list of Shortcuts.

10 January 2022

What’s in this release

With more and more users creating hundreds of Shortcuts, it is time we introduced some features to help narrow down your searches.

✨ Features

  1. Filter Shortcuts
    1. You can now filter your Shortcuts by who created them and what app they are on.

31 December 2021

What’s in this release

You can now mark your favorite Shortcuts as, umm, favorite. Now find that important Shortcut even quicker!

✨ Features

  1. Favorite Shortcuts
    1. OSlash now lets you mark your most-used Shortcuts as favorites, making it quicker to instantly find those Shortcuts that you use the most.

30 December 2021

What’s in this release

We’ve finally managed to fix a bug where the Create Shortcut popup would rarely not save your Shortcuts. *wipes sweat from collective forehead*

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • We’ve had sporadic reports from users of the Create Shortcut popup suddenly breaking and not saving Shortcuts. This is unacceptable, and we spent days tracking this down, as we couldn’t initially replicate this ourselves. We finally managed to figure it out, and the team has figured out a neat solution for this. We’re very sorry for the Shortcuts we stopped you from creating, and we sincerely hope you accept our apologies and this release.

27 December 2021

What’s in this release

You asked, and we are now delivering! This release now supports logging in with your Microsoft account too. In addition, you can now also use magic links to sign in, if you find using passwords a hassle.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • Users using Microsoft Single Sign-on can now use their MS account to log in to OSlash.
  • Users can also log in using “magic links” – they’re short-lived login links that get emailed to you, without requiring you to enter passwords. What a time to be alive!

24 December 2021

What’s in this release

Just in time for Christmas, we’ve got a ton of very exciting new features – Public Shortcuts and Shortcut recommendations.

✨ Features

  1. Share the o/love
    1. OSlash now lets you create your shortcuts with everybody; even people not using OSlash (although, we strongly believe they should).
  1. Get recommended Shortcut names
    1. Tired of coming up with names for Shortcuts? Worry not, we now have you covered. When creating Shortcuts, you get instant recommendations from OSlash now.
  1. Apple Sign-In
    1. Users on Apple devices can now also use Apple Sign-In as an authentication mechanism.

20 December 2021

What’s in this release

We’ve silently rewritten a big chunk of our code to make it easier to push new features faster.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • A big rewrite we’re internally dubbing “v2”, which changes a lot of our core bits behind the scenes to something much more powerful and easier to maintain.

6 December 2021

What’s in this release

We’ve made a few small bug fixes to the Safari flavor of the extension.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • The preferences pane for the Safari extension would sometimes not open. Sorry for the trouble, but this has now been fixed.

4 December 2021

What’s in this release

We’ve got some amazing news for macOS users!

✨ Features

  1. Let’s go on a wild Safari!
    1. OSlash now works on Safari too! The team has put in a ton of work to port the OSlash extension to a third new browser, and it is finally available on Safari! Now even more users would be able to enjoy productivity from the comfort of their browser of choice.

25 November 2021

What’s in this release

We’ve made a few small bug fixes to the OSlash extension.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • The OSlash pin would sometimes not activate after installing the extension. This has now been fixed.

23 November 2021

What’s in this release

We’ve made it easier to find all your OSlash settings.
 
 

✨ Features

  1. One Settings to rule them all
    1. Starting this release, we’ve moved all your settings to one easy-to-find location.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • A new “Delete” option is now available in your “Edit Shortcut” form.
  • A few users were unfortunately hit with a problem where when they tried to log in, they were taken to our landing page. We’re very sorry, and this has now been fixed.

18 November 2021

What's in this release

We’ve improved the app’s reliability by fixing very minor bugs.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • All Chromium-based browsers can now install the OSlash extension.
  • When accessing a Shortcut that is already open, we’ll now switch you to that tab instead of opening it again.

10 November 2021

What's in this release

Our real-time notifications system pulled a Hamilton and is now ludicrously fast!
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✨ Features

  1. A revamped notifications system
    1. We’ve rewritten our real-time notifications system with a fresh new backend, and it is now multiple times faster than before.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • A few old features that were no longer being used were removed, helping us clean up some cruft.

3 November 2021

What's in this release

We’ve put the OSlash pin on a diet so it is leaner and faster. We’ve also made a few quality-of-life improvements.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • The overall size of the OSlash pin has been reduced by a lot, so the first start-up of the pin should now be really fast.
  • Cmd + U is a reserved shortcut on some browsers and operating systems, so we are instead using Cmd + Shift + U as the default shortcut to invoke our browser window.

2 November 2021

What's in this release

Users can now log in with their Microsoft account!

✨ Features

  1. In addition to Google accounts, we now support signing up and logging in with your Microsoft account as well. More log-in options are on their way!

21 October 2021

What's in this release

We’ve made a few performance improvements to how we handle navigations.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • All links are now pre-fetched intelligently before you are about to click on them. We won’t accept or deny that this is some kind of dark magic.

20 October 2021

What's in this release

We’ve made a few performance improvements to how we load data on the dashboard.
 

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • Static assets like fonts and images are now intelligently preloaded.
  • Members, groups, and notifications all load faster than before, especially on subsequent visits.

12 October 2021

What's in this release

We’ve made a number of small quality-of-life improvements and fixes.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • A few specific accounts could not create Shortcuts at times; we’ve finally nailed down this issue and fixed it!
  • The “Trending Shortcuts” tab now shows the number of trending Shortcuts even when inactive.
  • The OSlash pin now moves to a visible corner in your window when you resize it.
  • Under the hood, we were not seeing some errors that a few users reported, so we’ve fixed our instrumentation. You can rest assured that we’re on top of any issues you might run into.

5 October 2021

What's in this release

We’ve made it faster for users that aren’t logged in to get to their team Shortcuts!

✨ Features

  1. Login for protected Shortcuts
    1. If you’re trying to access a Shortcut created inside a workspace, we now show you a quick login screen so you can quickly get to it.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • We’ve made our instrumentation more accurate so we know who’s on old versions and who’s on really old versions.
  • We’ve also upgraded some dependencies that were recently discovered to have vulnerabilities in them, so you can continue using OSlash while also being sure your data is safe with us!

29 September 2021

What's in this release

We’ve got a flurry of small but useful features for you, including trending Shortcuts and group invites for new users.

✨ Features

  1. Trending Shortcuts
    1. We've got a brand new tab "Trending" on the dashboard, which will show you the trending Shortcuts of the day. Discover hot new Shortcuts in your workspace using this feature!
  1. Group invites to new users
    1. Now you can invite your friends to an OSlash group even if they’re not a part of the workspace. They’ll be sent an invite link that lands them directly in your group.
  1. Context for collections
    1. Creating a new Shortcut inside a collection is slightly easier now, thanks to some additional context on the page – we now show the parent collection’s name so you know where you are.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • Firefox users can now continue using variable Shortcuts in their address bar without hitches.

24 September 2021

What's in this release

As OSlash is preparing for something big, we’re now fully focusing on polishing the current experience for you.

✨ Features

  1. o/title in your history
    1. Your shortcuts are now easier to discover everywhere (including your history and Spotlight if you’re on a Mac), as page titles now use the o/ shortcut name.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • If you were one of the unfortunate few ones who faced trouble installing Slack, we're very sorry. We've fixed that now.
  • A lot of instrumentation under the hood has been improved so that we can get better insights into how you use OSlash. This will help us in building more thoughtful features.

17 September 2021

What's in this release

Members can now leave a workspace if they want to!
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✨ Features

  1. Leave workspace
    1. Users are now free to leave a workspace on OSlash. We still hope you find other workspaces that are useful to you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15 September 2021

What's in this release

This quick release just tightens the nuts & bolts underneath the hood a bit to keep your OSlash experience running smoothly.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • Our onboarding experience is now more robust, so nobody is left behind.
 

14 September 2021

What's in this release

Never lose your important Shortcuts! When deleting a workspace member’s account, admins will get the option to transfer their Shortcuts to another member.

✨ Features

  1. Transfer Shortcuts when deleting an account
    1. Admins can now transfer Shortcuts to another account when deleting an account.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • Searches are now accurate when you're in rage mode (i.e. all caps)

8 September 2021

What's in this release

Your OSlash dashboard is now available for use even without the extension!

✨ Features

  1. Full dashboard on the web
    1. With this, you can just go to https://app.oslash.com and get a functional OSlash experience in your favorite browser, without the need to install our extension. Of course, installing the extension will unlock the full OSlash experience with all its powerful features.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • We recently found out that in the Members section, few user accounts were displayed more than once. We’re very sorry this happened, and we’ve made sure that going forth, there will be no duplicates.

31 August 2021

What's in this release

The Slack app is now way more powerful, with easy-to-use actions for quickly sharing Shortcuts and useful information like who created them, how many times it has been accessed, etc.

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • You can now disconnect the Slack app if you want to, although that would make us incredibly sad.
  • Searching for your Shortcuts is now more robust, and we've put in some extra magic to make sure you always find the ones you're looking for.

27 August 2021

What's in this release

We've made it easier to create private Shortcuts by default. Also included are small but useful changes that improve the overall performance of the extension.
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🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • It is now easier to get into your OSlash collections – a single click of a collection will now instantly open it.
  • We've made it very easy for us to instantly spot errors that you might encounter. This will help us ship fixes faster!
 
 

💫 This week at OSlash

New blog post: Meet OSlash

  • Introducing OSlash. Sharing how our past experiences prompted us to start OSlash. We've elaborated on our vision of creating a multiplayer browsing experience that can ease collaboration within organizations of all sizes. Also includes a look at how far the team has come in bringing this idea to life.

19 August 2021

What's in this release

We've built a brand new input widget so you can take your OSlash Shortcuts to all your favorite places.
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✨ Features

  1. Input widget
    1. Were you wishing OSlash was available in your own favorite apps? Your wish has now come true! With our input widget, you can now quickly pick and insert an OSlash Shortcut in your Gmail messages and Linear issues. We're also quickly adding support for more apps, so watch this space!

14 August 2021

We love Firefox and everything that Mozilla stands for; so we now extend the love with a Firefox-compatible version of our OSlash extension! We've also fixed a few issues that users had reported.
 
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✨ Features

  1. Firefox support 🥳
    1. OSlash now supports Firefox 🥳. We heard from a lot of teams that love OSlash that they prefer Firefox, and so we set out to bring the same experience to a whole new browser. Our stellar engineering team was able to build it out in under a week, thanks to a solid and future-proof foundation (hint: we're also hiring!)

🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

  • The OSlash Pin is slightly smaller than the last version. We heard from a lot of users that it was a smidge too big, so we've made it a size that works for everyone.
  • When users were invited to an OSlash workspace, we used to create an additional personal workspace by default – we learned from users that this was confusing, so we've stopped creating the personal workspace by default. Having said that, you can still create it yourself.

28 July 2021

What's in this release

We're introducing a brand new Slack integration – look up, discover, and share your OSlash Shortcuts with your Slack team. We've also been actively listening to user feedback, and so we've given the OSlash browser extension a fresh coat of paint – things are now easier to find and friendlier to navigate. And as always, we've included a whole host of fixes and improvements to make sure you can keep using OSlash carefree.
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✨ Features

  1. A new Slack app
    1. Add the brand new OSlash Slack app to your workspace to get all the Shortcut goodness right inside Slack. Note that this feature is being gradually rolled out to customers globally.
  1. Layout & usability changes
      • Your private, public, & shared Shortcuts are now easier to search for and visually differentiate.
      • Quickly find your favorite Shortcut with the new Ctrl + F or ⌘ + F keyboard shortcut.
      • Quickly switch your OSlash workspace with the new Ctrl + Alt + <number> or ⌘ + Option + <number> keyboard shortcut.
      • Now you can invite multiple folks to your OSlash workspace in one go.
  1. OSlash changelog
    1. A new page that will display new product updates and features is now included in the extension. In fact, you're reading this on that very page!
  1. Redesigned browser popup
    1. We've listened to you, and the redesigned browser popup makes it faster and simpler to create a new shortcut or edit an existing one.
  1. Support & help via Intercom
    1. We've added a new help section in the Dashboard sidebar so it is easier for you to reach out to us.

      🛠 Bug fixes and improvements

      • Previously deleted users can now be invited again! We're sorry for this because we sincerely believe in second chances.
      • A new user-friendly error page will be shown when a Shortcut does not exist.
      • Members will be updated about pending invites when a new invite is sent out.
      • Once users log in with the extension, they are also logged into their workspaces automatically.
      • If you were one of the unfortunate few who faced errors while opening shortcuts, worry no more, as we've fixed that for you.
      • A much cooler login page.