Collaboration shouldn't interfere with productivity. Team Metronome blocks out distractions during periods of coordinated focus, but then lets your team sync up during periods of coordinated rest. You get a rhythm, just like with a metronome.
Allows teams to collaborate without disrupting flow.
Click the "Create your account" link at the bottom of the home page and sign up using an email address and password. The password needs to be at least 8 characters long. From there you'll want to use the "Find new contacts" and type in the full email address of someone you want to chat with and then select that email address when it pops up. There is no auto-complete until the full email address is entered. If you're using this solo, you'll need to use 2 different browsers and 2 accounts and add each account to the other's contact list.
Once you've done that, click on the "Chat" link next to your contact to get to the chat window. What you'll notice is the bar near the top of the screen that scrolls from left to right during "Focus" periods and that then scrolls from left to right during "Rest" periods. Chat messages from the other users don't show up until a Rest period, so that you can work without being interrupted, but the outside world knows that you will be getting to them soon. This idea could be expanded to email and many other protocols.
You may have to scroll to the bottom of the page to see the new messages during the rest period. There are some rough edges still.
As currently deployed Focus sessions are 3 minutes, and Rest Sessions are 1 minute. In real usage, these periods would be longer and configurable. We didn't want to force you to wait 30 minutes to see it in action.
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That is how it would be going forward. The 48-hour time window led to a few decisions that will be, ah, "revisited" going forward. :)
Thanks for checking it out.
The ambition is there, only 48-hours doesn't leave enough time to realize that ambition. The pitch video talks about that. Integration is one of the big things going forward, because I absolutely agree that's where maximum value will occur.
We had to pick 1 thing to focus on for the contest, and chat seemed like the biggest bang for the buck in terms of demonstrating the concept.
That feedback means more than any vote could. Thank you dalmaer!
Thank you so much, becevka!
In elvn, do you view the tool as primarily for work-related things, or would it apply to non-work as well?
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Thank you, sir.
Thank you for that feedback.
Thank you for that feedback.
That idea would be interesting to explore-- marking a message as important. I fear that people would end up marking everything as important, much like how all tickets are priority 0 for some organizations, but that's a failing of team culture and not the technology.
Thanks for checking it out!
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True on all counts. We'll be fixing that going forward, of course.