You can also install the Upwave Gmail Add-On directly from your inbox. Just click on “Get add-ons” in the inbox sidebar, and search for “Upwave”.
2. From your Gmail inbox, select the email you want to turn into a task and click on the Upwave icon
3. Authorize access and log in to Upwave
Before you log in to Upwave, you need to approve access to your Gmail account. Simply click on “Authorize access” and “allow” in the next window. You are now ready to log into your Upwave account or create new account.
4. Select the board you want to create your task in and click create card
Select the board where you want to place your task from the dropdown menu. The subject line and the email body will automatically be added to the card header and description. If you like, you can edit the card description before you click “Create card”.
5. Click “View card” to see your task in Upwave
Voilà, you’re all set to start de-cluttering your inbox!
Upwave’s productivity bot for Hangouts Chat is now available! At its core is an AI that understands natural language. It is instructed not to spam users with unwanted messages.
The Upwave productivity bot for Hangouts Chat is a two-way AI bot. You can talk to it either in private or in a chat room. It will help you and your team to create, delegate, and list tasks (cards) directly inside the chat. You can also configure the bot to send you private notifications when something important occurs in Upwave that involves you. A chat-room will never get spammed with messages that don’t matter to you!
The bot understands natural language and can sometimes follow up with a question if something is unclear. For example, a command like @Upwave create Remember to schedule meeting with Sofie tomorrow, will ask you on what board you’d like the card “Remember to schedule meeting with Sofie” to be added. “Tomorrow” will be understood as tomorrow at noon, but the bot understands a wide range of dates, for example, “tomorrow morning” or “next Tuesday”.
Another very useful feature is to ask the bot to find information. For example, you can ask the bot to list your own or a colleagues’ tasks for the upcoming week or what they did yesterday. This is perfect in scenarios like a remote status meeting.
Sending a direct message to the bot will initiate the personal assistant. The assistant will notify you privately on important events happening in Upwave. For example, it will let you know when one of your tasks is due or if someone sent you a High Five. It will never post to a chat-room where others may receive unwanted information. You can, of course, configure the assistant to stop sending specific types of notifications or turn it off altogether.
Preview of Upwave boards and cards
Linking to Upwave cards and boards naturally in a conversation has never been easier. You can ask the bot to preview a card or board for everyone to see by simply pasting in the URL.
The card will then be displayed for all in the room (or privately if you’d like) with action buttons to assign/unassign yourself or complete it.
Try it out
Trying out the bot is easy if you already have a G-Suite account. Head over to https://chat.google.com and find the bot by typing @Upwave in a chat room or as a Direct Message. If you do not have an Upwave account the bot will create one for you with a free 14-day trial.