Creating tasks: it's what we're here for! So, let's talk about a few ways to make yourself some tasks.
Creating tasks in Slack
In Slack, you can create a new task from just about anywhere.
And where you create the task defines which project it's in, and which of your teammates can see (and interact) with it.
Creating tasks in channels
To create a task in a public or private channel, first make sure Begin's been invited: simply message
/invite @begin into the channel you'd like to use it in. (More on inviting Begin to your channels here.)
Once Begin is in the channel, any message that includes
@begin will create a task. That's it!
@begin Follow up on the yeti quest permit tomorrow
Find the maps for our next expedition @begin
⚡️ Tip: Creating a task in a Slack channel will automatically create a new Begin project (if one doesn't already exist) and link it to that Slack channel.
Creating tasks via slash command
Slash commands are a great way to create tasks from just about anywhere in Slack without cluttering up the conversation.
With slash commands, only you see Begin's responses, which makes it super helpful if you don't want to interrupt anyone while creating new tasks.
Of course, tasks created via slash command in a channel will still be available to anyone with access to that channel's Begin project.
To create a shared task via slash command, open any channel and simply use
/begin followed by your task. Example:
/begin Pack provisions for our yeti quest
Creating tasks via direct message
To create a task via direct message, simply open a message channel to Begin by selecting it from Apps in your Slack navigation.
From there, it's pretty easy: every message you send to Begin will create a new task in your Unshared project.
Creating tasks on Mac or web
On Mac or web, you can create a new task from just about anywhere.
Creating tasks from the Tasks view
From the main Tasks view, click the
Add a task bar to begin creating a task for yourself.
By default, new tasks will be created in your Unshared project, but you can click the project selector to pick out a project for your task.
Creating tasks in projects
To cut to the chase and add a new task directly into the project of your choosing, first select that project from the projects list.
Then, click the
Add a task bar, and that project will be automatically selected for your new task. (Of course, you can always change the project of your new task to anything else, if you please.)