Secondary Entry Points

In Weekaz we believe a complex Slack App deserves its own robust interface. That’s why Weekaz relies on its App Home when it comes to managing timesheets and logging activities.

 

Sometimes, however, it could be handy if there are other options available. In those situations, you can choose either to work with Weekaz using Slash Commands, Slack Shortcuts or Direct Messages.

Slash Commands

Weekaz only implements one slash command. It is invoked by /weekaz and it accepts five parameters:

/weekaz log|start|feedback|support|help

  • /weekaz log opens a Log Activity dialog. If you have a “Favorite Timesheet” defined, this timesheet will be preselected in the top dropdown menu.
  • /weekaz start starts the Stopwatch. If the Stopwatch is currently running a modal dialog is opened displaying the info about the running Stopwatch and optionally allowing you to restart it from zero. Refer to Stopwatch page for more information on Stopwatch feature.
  • /weekaz feedback can be used if you wish to give us feedback. Weekaz will send you a short message explaining how to send a feedback to the Weekaz team.
  • /weekaz support opens Contact Support dialog. Please refer to Getting Help for more info about Weekaz support.
  • /weekaz help can be used to ask Weekaz app to send you a direct message with a description of basic concepts and offering a few links for the user to get more detailed information

Shortcuts

There are two Slack shortcuts in Weekaz. The first one is “Log activity“, the second one “Start stopwatch“.

Log activity

Log activity shortcut opens the same modal dialog the slash command mentioned earlier opens. See above for the details on this modal window.

fig. 1
Start stopwatch

This shortcut starts the Stopwatch. If the Stopwatch is currently running a modal dialog is opened displaying the info about the running Stopwatch and optionally allowing you to restart it from zero (see fig. 2).

Refer to Stopwatch page for more information on Stopwatch feature

fig. 2

Direct Messages

Weekaz understands the following one-word direct message when used in conversation with the Weekaz app.

  • support Weekaz replies with a short message offering direct contact to our support team
  • feedback Use this direct message if you wish to give us feedback. Weekaz will reply with a short message explaining how to send feedback to the Weekaz team.
  • help This direct message causes Weekaz to reply with a description of basic concepts and offering a few links for the user to get more detailed information.