You can integrate airfocus with Slack using Zapier to work on your projects right from your favorite chat tool.
There are many ways to use the integration. Just login to Zapier and create your own Zaps.
In this article we'll explain 3 powerful ways to utilize the Slack integration to be more productive.
Use cases of your airfocus integrations for Slack (using Zapier)
Create airfocus items right from Slack.
Get personal messages in Slack about changes in your airfocus workspace to stay up to date.
Send airfocus updates to a Slack channel to make sure your team stays up to date.
To set up the integration, first of all, you need a Zapier account. It's free, just sign up and follow the steps down below.
After this is done you can set up your "zaps" in Zapier. A zap is basically an automated task that runs regularly between two online apps.
1) How to set up the Zapier integration
Search for "airfocus" in the search bar at the top the screen and select the airfocus app.
2. The next step is to get your invitation for the airfocus app on Zapier, simply click on the "Start using airfocus now!" button and accept the invitation on the next page that shows up.
3. Now you're already prepared to build your first Zapier Airfocus integration! Select "Make a Zap!" at the top of the screen.
2) Build your first Airfocus Zap!
Now you can build all of the following Zaps that are relevant to you.
A: Push your Slack posts into airfocus and integrate them as items.
B: Get notified about item creations or updates in your workspace.
C: Share your progress and update your team over a slack channel.
A: Push your Slack posts into Airfocus and integrate them as items
First of all name your Zap. That's important for the data transfer, and for you not to get confused.
After that, select the Slack app as the trigger app within your zap.
The next thing to do is to decide what trigger event you want to choose for your zap. Scroll down until you see the option "New Pushed Massage".
After you've chosen the app and trigger event you need to log in to your slack account.
The next step is to find sample data in slack, so Zapier can figure out where to find the right data. For preparation of this step just push a message in Slack to Zapier. Just open the "more actions" section for your example message, and select "Push to Zapier".
Chose the Zap you want your message sent to.
Back in Zapier you can Review and Test your sample data. Select your new Push message as an example. After that, you're done configuring the trigger. Now you're just a few steps away from a running Zap. The next thing to do is to set up the (re-)action in airfocus.
Next up select the app and event for the action (in our case airfocus and "create item").
Log in to your airfocus account now. This is where it gets interesting!
You can completely customize the item that you want to create in your airfocus workspace. Choose an existing workspace of yours, or set up a new workspace for your data import.
Once you've selected your workspace, choose the name that you want your item in airfocus to have. For example the Message Text (from your slack message). You can also add content into the description section, which will show up as the items description in airfocus (for example the Slack username).
Now you're done! You can turn your Zap on. From now on you can always push slack messages directly into your airfocus workspace, where they're displayed as items. It's an easy way to create new tasks on the fly.
B: Get notified about item creations or item updates in your airfocus workspace
First of all name your Zap.
After that select the Airfocus app as the trigger app within your zap and the trigger (in our case New/updated Item).
After you chose the app and trigger event you need to log into your airfocus account.
Next, choose an existing workspace of yours, or set up a new workspace for your data import.
After that you can test your connection to airfocus and continue with the second half of your zap.
Select the Slack app and choose the action event option "Send Direct Message".
After you logged in your Slack account to connect it to the zap, you can choose to which person the notification will be sent (for example yourself) and what the slack notification will include. You can choose precisely what information you want to share in your direct message (for example: Item name, assignee names, who changed or created the item e.g. there are almost no limits to customize your message).
After successfully testing your zap in the next step, you can activate your zap.
C: Share your progress and update your team via your team's slack channel
First name your Zap.
After that choose the airfocus app and a trigger (for example "New/Updated item").
Next: Log in to your airfocus account and choose your airfocus workspace that you want to connect with.
Now you're ready to choose the action app and the response to the trigger. Select the Slack app and the action event "Send Private Channel Message" (for a public channel choose the option "Send Channel Message").
After that log in to your slack account, choose the channel you want your notification sent to and customize whats included in the Slack notification. For example:
After successfully testing your zap in the next step, you can activate your zap. From now on your team will always be up to date on what's happening in your workspace.
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