Do

Do helps people run productive meetings.

get it
#4 Product of the DayJuly 31, 2014

Reviews

Discussion

You need to become a Contributor to join the discussion - Find out how.
Jason ShahMaker@jasonyogeshshah · CEO @ Do (Do.com)
Founder here. We are really excited to finally launch Do today. I've been thinking about work, meetings, and productivity since before my time at Yammer, and Do is the product we're building to help people love work. Happy to discuss; looking forward to some insightful PH feedback! - Jason j@do.com
James Pember@jamesepember · CEO, Sparta
Looks beautiful, that's for sure. Which end of the market are you guys tackling?
Jason ShahMaker@jasonyogeshshah · CEO @ Do (Do.com)
@jamesepember Thanks! We think Do can be useful to anyone with inefficient meetings, but we have started with a focus on medium - large organizations, which often have lots of inefficient meetings ;) That being said, to our surprise, lots of startups and small businesses have started using Do.
James Pember@jamesepember · CEO, Sparta
@jasonyogeshshah Cool! . I'm going to run tomorrow's meetings using it. On first glance, I love the Google Apps integration (fetched my meetings perfectly) and the Evernote export is a great little touch. The only thing missing from "our workflow" is the ability to create follow on tasks. One little piece of feedback, when I scroll up or down on the dashboard, you should show a "Today" button that brings you back to today's position. That was a bit annoying. Kudos on a great job so far.
Bianca L. St.Louis@belaurie · Pinterest
@jasonyogeshshah So far i'm definitely a fan. Long list of questions/feedback 1 - Any plans to have shared notes (basically similar feature to the private notes but public) and not attached to a particular agenda item. 2 - I really appreciate the attendee meeting check in but i'm not understanding the status piece could you share your intended use case. 3 - Really appreciate the morning e-mails with meeting info. One thing that I particularly like that meeting hero does is include how many hours of my day that i'm in meetings or have blocked off. This is useful to me because I often block a buffer on my calendar While I understand sharing my free time that information was not useful (to me personally). 4 - Another thought I had was getting reminders to prepare earlier than the morning of for meetings that may last longer than an hour. 5 - Integration with asana would be awesome. I think the best value add would be being able to have information that would be able to be easily categorized/organized in asana. 6 - Any plans to collect feedback on meetings from participants. 7 - In many of my meetings in addition to notes and information I usually send over surveys, forms to fill out or general follow up information. Any plans to have a template that I can add/save to help facilitate communication follow ups. 8 - Ability to send reminders to meeting participants would be nice Overall I really like the site so far!
Jason ShahMaker@jasonyogeshshah · CEO @ Do (Do.com)
@belaurie - Thoughtful feedback, Bianca. Thank you! 1 - Any plans to have shared notes (basically similar feature to the private notes but public) and not attached to a particular agenda item. Yep! We realize not every meeting fits a rigid agenda/note structure and are exploring how to solve for this without getting distracted from our core use case. 2 - I really appreciate the attendee meeting check in but i'm not understanding the status piece could you share your intended use case. Status shows you whether someone is also using Do. The point is to know who you can collaborate with + see when people stop paying attention in a meeting and aren’t using Do anymore. There’s a balance here between “Big Brother” and promoting efficiency and focus. 3 - Really appreciate the morning e-mails with meeting info... Gotcha. We find that showing people how many meetings and how much free time they have helps them be mindful. It’s super basic data that somehow has been overlooked for a while. We think this is more broadly true of lots of things in your calendar. Hint. Hint. 4 - Another thought I had was getting reminders to prepare earlier... Totally. Pre-meeting prep email reminders have a lot of potential. Maybe before day of. We show upcoming meetings past today in the daily email for this purpose. Imagine if you could prompt others to prepare, too. Lots of potential directions here. 5 - Integration with asana would be awesome. I think the best value add would be being able to have information that would be able to be easily categorized/organized in asana. On the way. And Trello, Basecamp, and others. :) 6 - Any plans to collect feedback on meetings from participants. Absolutely. It’s core to improvement. We’re debating how to implement. On one hand, there’s data for improving (i.e. showing you the % of meetings you have that start late). On the other, there’s qualitative input from others to help you better. Important complements to one another. 7 - In many of my meetings in addition to notes and information I usually send over surveys, forms to fill out or general follow up information. Any plans to have a template that I can add/save to help facilitate communication follow ups. Yep - building templates. And export/import between meetings. 8 - Ability to send reminders to meeting participants would be nice Cool. Which sort of reminders exactly? We have in the pipeline meeting confirmations (before the meeting), auto-reminders to do things after a meeting, and lots more in this space. We want to structure and automate a lot of otherwise menial work people do - in meetings and otherwise ;) Keep the feedback coming! The response to Do thus far has been overwhelmingly and refreshingly supportive. Thanks everyone.
Johnny Quach@johnnyquachy · VP Product @ AIrhelp
Seems to only sync with Gcal? I love products that focusing on improving meetings but I have to say I wish more people built similar products that work with Exchange. I'm not a startup currently but I encounter the exact problems most people in the tech work force do. I just wish people would innovate on Exchange (excel for that matter). Wish I could try this out one day.
Jason ShahMaker@jasonyogeshshah · CEO @ Do (Do.com)
@johnnyquachy We're building an Exchange (Office 365, actually) integration :) As you can imagine, we picked one platform to get started and validate Do and then the plan is to expand from there, especially since Exchange has such a dominant footprint. Bad meetings probably also happen all the time at places that use Exchange ;) You can leave us your email here - https://do.com/login - if you want (no spam!) and we'll notify you as soon as the Office 365 integration launches.
Johnny Quach@johnnyquachy · VP Product @ AIrhelp
@jasonyogeshshah "Bad meetings probably also happen all the time at places that use Exchange ;) " damn right they do. lol
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
looks great. Inefficient meetings is a massive problem.
Jason ShahMaker@jasonyogeshshah · CEO @ Do (Do.com)
@_jacksmith Thanks, Jack! Let me know if you have any feedback.
@ChuckReynolds@chuckreynolds · build & track websites. cofounder Vuurr
.....just a round of applause here for the 2-letter domain name... *golf clap*. Bravo for that.
Jason ShahMaker@jasonyogeshshah · CEO @ Do (Do.com)
@ChuckReynolds ha, thanks Chuck!
Jason ShahMaker@jasonyogeshshah · CEO @ Do (Do.com)
Great feedback! And let me know how tomorrow's meetings go ;) RE: follow on tasks...you can mark items as 'Followups' and they will be visually separated from all other notes (in Do and when exported). We are exploring surfacing all followups to you in one simple place, and also considering integrations with major project management and task management applications. Fundamentally, we don't want to be task management, but we realize meetings inevitably connect to followups. RE: getting back to today...a little subtle, but if you click on today's date in the top right, it'll magically scroll you back to today! That being said, we can make that clearer to people :) Thanks for the thoughts, James!
James Pember@jamesepember · CEO, Sparta
@jasonyogeshshah Ah! Missed the today scroll, thanks. Agree that you don't want to move into task mgmt, but yep - in order to really create seamless workflow, some form of integration/export will be necessary I think!
Jason ShahMaker@jasonyogeshshah · CEO @ Do (Do.com)
@jamesepember Yep - that's exactly right!