Begin

Create and work with tasks inside Slack

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Begin is task & project management seamlessly integrated with Slack.

Effortlessly create tasks, quickly see what your team is focused on, and be notified when progress is made.

Begin is fast, simple, and stays out of your way.

It also installs in 60 seconds with zero setup.

The happiest teams don’t do more work, they do their best work.

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Reviews

  • Veronica BelmontDestroyer of Worlds (and PM at Disco)
    Pros: 

    Love that it works right in Slack, where I'm already spending 99% of my time! Easy to assign tasks to people conversationally.

    Cons: 

    none

    I've been using Begin for a long time now, and I use it both for work and personal projects. I like that I don't have to worry about context switching from app to app, and I can just jot down tasks as they come up in conversation.

    Veronica Belmont has used this product for one year.
  • Nicolas MagandHypertexter
    Pros: 

    Looks simple, functional, modern and clutter-free

    Cons: 

    As with every new product, features WILL be added.

    Switched over from Teux Deux for my personal task management — Currently working to get my team on it too

    Nicolas Magand has used this product for one week.

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Ryan HooverHunterPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Most task or project management tools are designed for the the web or mobile, not for conversational input (i.e. Slack). Many of the former have integrations with Slack, and they're useful, but ultimately you still need to use the web/mobile interface to manage everything. Awesome to see this ship, @ryan and team. I'm curious how the product or vision has changed over the past ~few years building.
Ryan BlockMaker@ryan · Cofounder of Begin
@rrhoover Thank you! It's been insanely fun and challenging getting here. I think the core vision has remained more or less the same. And that vision wasn't just on a two or three year timeline – unbundling email into democratized tools for sharing knowledge and tracking work is going to be a multi-decade effort. We set out to build a tool to help people stay focused and in flow, do their best work, and be a little less stressed out. And later, hopefully, layer in some narrow-domain AI to help alleviate some of the drudgery of planning and coordinating all this stuff. We knew from early on that some core differentiators would be being Slack-native, and emphasizing incremental progress and doing fewer things better. We really stuck with that. Of course, many of the specifics and how we brought Begin to market have changed (as they always do). And I can't overstate how influential customer feedback has been in shaping the product over the last year it's been in beta!
Ryan BlockMaker@ryan · Cofounder of Begin
Hello hunters! Can't wait to answer your questions and hear what you think about Begin! ✨
Doron Vermaat@doronvermaat · Product guy at Efty
If possible I would like to know how you managed to acquire the Begin.com domain name and what were the costs involved?
Ryan HooverHunterPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@doronvermaat I was thinking the same thing. Great domain.
Ryan BlockMaker@ryan · Cofounder of Begin
@doronvermaat A dream, lots of work, a surprising amount of patience, and gobs of luck.
Wiktor Sobolak@wiktor_sobolak · Growth Marketer
Hey do you have any explainer video?
Ryan BlockMaker@ryan · Cofounder of Begin
Wiktor Sobolak@wiktor_sobolak · Growth Marketer
@ryan Much easier now, thanks! :)
Hassan Abdulhamid@uxdzen · No headline
Design is fine but how is this diff from other solution ? Also, considering this took like 2 years to launch, any learnings ?
Ryan BlockMaker@ryan · Cofounder of Begin
@uxdzen It's better! We learned a ton. We shared some of those learnings here: https://blog.begin.com/lets-begi...