Command

Making the web better with Slack-like slash commands.

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Jesse Pollak
@jessepollak · product founder at clef
Hi everyone! The way we communicate is rapidly changing on the web. I think we've seen that evolution matched in our tools for mobile, but on desktop — where tons of us still spend time every day — it's been less speedy. I built Command after getting sick of having to go out of my way to communicate the way I wanted to in emails, Github issues, and on Reddit.

At first, there were two big things that always frustrated me: sending GIFs and speaking with Emojis. On every site where I wanted to use them, I had to do a prolonged process of keypresses, clicks, drags, and uploads to make them work. To solve the problem, I started thinking about different interfaces for simplifying those processes: unsurprisingly, Slack came to mind. As I built out the interfaces for what has now become /giphy and /emoji on the web, it started to feel obvious that there was room for even more expansion: next up were /spotify and /selfie, but I'm planning on building out a bunch more integrations (like /drive, /dropbox, /youtube and more).

I think if you give it a try, you'll find that using Command really does make the web better — let me know what you think!

Edit: Command is 100% free and open source and I'm looking for more contributors! Come help make the web more extensible :)

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Jesse Pollak
@jessepollak · product founder at clef
Hi everyone! The way we communicate is rapidly changing on the web. I think we've seen that evolution matched in our tools for mobile, but on desktop — where tons of us still spend time every day — it's been less speedy. I built Command after getting sick of having to go out of my way to communicate the way I wanted to in emails, Github issues, and on Reddit.

At first, there were two big things that always frustrated me: sending GIFs and speaking with Emojis. On every site where I wanted to use them, I had to do a prolonged process of keypresses, clicks, drags, and uploads to make them work. To solve the problem, I started thinking about different interfaces for simplifying those processes: unsurprisingly, Slack came to mind. As I built out the interfaces for what has now become /giphy and /emoji on the web, it started to feel obvious that there was room for even more expansion: next up were /spotify and /selfie, but I'm planning on building out a bunch more integrations (like /drive, /dropbox, /youtube and more).

I think if you give it a try, you'll find that using Command really does make the web better — let me know what you think!

Edit: Command is 100% free and open source and I'm looking for more contributors! Come help make the web more extensible :)
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Ryan Hoover
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
This is like the web version of Slash Keyboard (cc @alexiskold). Now I can add selfies to my emails easier:

Maddy Maxey
@addymayaxeymay · Loomia
Command has been uber fun to use and brought my Gif game to a new level.
Chris Hoogewerff
@chris_hoog · Product Manager
Well done... this is awesome. (Using the product for the first time in this comment)
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Chris Messina
@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
Hey @jessepollak, how does Command deal with the conflict that might occur if you have the Mixmax extension installed, since it also offers slash commands?



But, this is great! And super cool that you can add your own slash commands!
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