It's been a busy month and I'm thrilled to share another round of product updates. As a reminder, Friday is your Digital HQ for working from anywhere. We can help you glue your most important work into one place and kickstart process and routines to give you more freedom in work and life.
For those who are still working outside the office, you know how important it is to communicate and share updates on a regular basis. After all, you can't bump into someone in the hallway and passively observe what's going on. Workplace chat tools like Slack can help, but you may find yourself disconnected and out of touch, overwhelmed with low-value content and notifications.
That's why we rebuild our routine builder, making it easier to automate any routine update at work, like daily standups, weekly check-ins, and anything else you can dream up. You can see how it works in the video below:
The routine builder is a completely customizable canvas that helps you and your team create more predictable communication at work. You can also push updates into Slack, keeping everyone in the loop without another status update meeting.
Predictable communication creates predictable outcomes.
Now, you can create tasks directly from a routine update or Post in Friday with a slash command. When you share a daily standup, you can easily queue up your work for the day by creating tasks. Additionally, when you complete the work, you can check-off the task in the planner, or directly through the update itself. You can see how this works in the video below:
This is one of many steps we aim to take to make it easier to queue up work, directly from Friday!
Today, we are thrilled to open up our beta for the Friday Mac app. Friday for Mac acts like a coach for your workday, pulling work from your planner and showing you exactly what to work on. This app creates structure and definition to your day, helping you stay on track! We can help you win the day.
If you'd like to participate in the program, just fill out this form and we'll share a download so you can get up and running. You can see how the app works in the video below.
We also redesigned the feed in Friday. This is a centralized, chronological "firehose" of activity in Friday that you can filter, like routines, posts, kudos, icebreakers, and more.
You can also filter activity by teams, so you can instantly see what others are working on.
For those of you who love using Friday and recommend the product to coworkers or clients, we now have an affiliate program. For each person you recommend who upgrades to our Individual Plan ($50/year), you can earn $20. If you'd like to participate in this program, please fill out this form and we'll onboard you asap!
Next month, we have another slate of product improvements coming your way. We will be spending our time improving goals, posts, the editor, and we'll be integrating with a well-known product you probably already use. If you look hard, you may see it in the app right now ;)