Product Hunt Daily Digest
October 7th, 2021

Productivity killers

Might as well face it, you’re addicted to Slack (looks in mirror).

Power users send out more than 1,000 Slack messages per day. That little tidbit comes from productivity analytics startup Time is Ltd. (via Recode), which announced a late-seed funding round of $5.6M in June.

Deep work is hard to do when Slack’s blowing up, but we’ve seen plenty of new tools to help you find peace beneath the pings.

Superpowered is one of them. The makers launched its menu bar calendar app on Product Hunt earlier this year, but alas, “​​we always wanted to be more than a calendar widget,” maker Ibrahim Irfan wrote.

The new Superpowered integration adds Slack to the menubar alongside your calendar. If you’re like many Slack users, one ping turns into half an hour of bouncing around channels. The goal here is to allow you to manage your inbox more easily and keep your focus, as well as make it easier for you to quickly shoot off messages, like when you’re running late for a meeting.

Since context and app switching are known productivity killers, the makers behind Twake approached a similar problem with an entirely new workspace, launched with updates earlier this week. Twake combines team chat, task management, team calendars, and more into one tool that’s 100% open source. You can think of it as an alternative to Slack, Teams, Trello, and Google Drive in one.

Our community loves a good open-source alternative and Twake is filling a nice space for makers seeking a big tech alternative.

“It's open-source, well-designed, easy on the eyes and has plenty of efficiency tools for small businesses like mine - and it won't break the bank.” - Todd Peckham

For a little more help on context switching, take a look at:
Pause: A tool to support team planning when an employee takes time off
Motion: A Slack command tool that finds a meeting time for you
Paco: A Slack assistant that helps you track and compile to-dos

Not Slack

If you’re going Google-free with Twake, you might be interested in Pirsch’s launch too. It’s a privacy-friendly, open-source alternative to Google Analytics.

“The main benefit of our backend integration is that it can't be blocked by browsers while respecting your visitors' privacy at the same time,” maker Marvin Blum wrote.

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