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We’ve made a number of small quality-of-life improvements and fixes.
- 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.
We’ve made it faster for users that aren’t logged in to get to their team Shortcuts!
- Login for protected Shortcuts
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.
- 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!
We’ve got a flurry of small but useful features for you, including trending Shortcuts and group invites for new users.
- Trending Shortcuts
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!
- Group invites to new users
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.
- Context for collections
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.
- Firefox users can now continue using variable Shortcuts in their address bar without hitches.
As OSlash is preparing for something big, we’re now fully focusing on polishing the current experience for you.
- o/title in your history
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.
- 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.
This quick release just tightens the nuts & bolts underneath the hood a bit to keep your OSlash experience running smoothly.
Never lose your important Shortcuts! When deleting a workspace member’s account, admins will get the option to transfer their Shortcuts to another member.
- Full dashboard on the web
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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!
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.
We've built a brand new input widget so you can take your OSlash Shortcuts to all your favorite places.
- Input widget
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!
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.
- Firefox support 🥳
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!)
- 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.
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.
- A new Slack app
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.
- 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 + For
⌘ + Fkeyboard 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.
- OSlash changelog
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!
- Redesigned browser popup
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.
- Support & help via Intercom
- 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.