an Abbot package for Slack by Serious Business
A simple to-do app for your team
Abbot is a programmable bot that turns your team chat into a shared command center. We handle all the boilerplate of building and running these conmmands so that you can focus on making tools that help you ship faster.
We built Abbot because we saw the power of this style of work (called ChatOps), when we worked at GitHub. ChatOps made it possible for GitHub to work productively without meetings, while globally distributed. We think it's a pretty great way to work, so we made it easy to use in Slack, Discord, and Microsoft Teams.
To do lists are great, but they're even better when you can share them with your team.
This skill makes it easy to track todos right from chat.
Once it's installed, you can add your first todo by saying
@abbot todo buy some milk
Get a list of the items in your todo list by saying @abbot todo or @abbot todo list.
Items can be assigned to other teammates by saying @abbot todo assign 1 to @gandalf (assuming there's a #1 todo item, and user named gandalf in your chat.
Complete todos by saying @abbot complete 1, and see all the completed todos by saying @abbot todo completed. If there are items you want to remove from the list completely, say @abbot delete 1 to delete todo #1.
@abbot todo list -- lists your todo items
@abbot todo <description> -- add a todo item
@abbot todo complete <number> -- complete the item numbered @abbot todo assign <number> to <person> -- assigns item to