No need to create accounts for your team members - Busybot will discover them directly from Slack. As soon as Busybot is connected you can immediately start assigning tasks to people.
Busybot keeps a list of tasks for every Slack channel. Plus, private channels get private task lists which are only visible to channel members.
Starting a new project? As soon as it gets its own channel to discuss in Slack, it's got a list of tasks in Busybot. New staff get access as soon as they get on to Slack.
Simply tag @busybot in any message, and Busybot will start tracking it as a task.
Want to assign @simone? Just tag @busybot and @simone, and Busybot will assign her to the task (and also send her a direct message to let her know)
(You can even write a due date, and Busybot will remind when the date arrives!)
To list all of the outstanding tasks, just say @busybot and Busybot will list them immediately.
With every task, Busybot gives you a link, where you can view details and add more information including:
When you have tasks due, @busybot will send you a brief morning report directly in Slack (at a time of your choosing). This report is customizable, and as an example of things you can include:
Busybot automatically reminds you when one of your tasks are due.
You can also quickly configure custom reminders, so nothing falls between the cracks. For example, you can get reminded when you'd like to start work on a task, or automatically be notified whenever any task you've assigned somebody else falls due.
See everything happening in your team on a shared team calendar
The team calendar can show all tasks, or you can zoom in to focus on one week, one channel, or even one team member. Busybot makes it easy to keep track of what is happening across your team.
Busybot also lets you sync your team calendar to Outlook, Google Mail, Apple Calendar, and your mobile device!
Busybot fully supports checklists and subtasks. You can have as many checklists as you like in any task!
... and they're fully supported directly inside Slack! View, create and complete your checklists right inside chat.
Set up recurring tasks that run right on your schedule.
Use busybot to remind you about an end-of-month report, your weekly team meeting preparation, or daily maintenance work. You can configure recurring tasks to your own schedule, and change them whenever you like. Even stop tasks recurring while you're on vacation!
Busybot notifies your channel when a task is completed, or when it falls due. Plus, Busybot will send you a direct message to keep you up to date with anything assigned to you.
And because all notifications are sent to Slack - Busybot won't send any annoying emails!
You can send anything you like to Busybot in a direct message, and Busybot will add it to your own todo list. Easy!
And, you never need to remember a username or password to access Busybot - simply login via Slack.
You can easily upgrade to the pro version at any time, which offers more features and control for private tasks and channels.