Turbocharge your workflow with the new command palette
Our new command palette is for the Streaker who’s always on the hunt for little wins — ways to maximize efficiency, save time, and get more done.
If you use Gmail and don’t use keyboard shortcuts, just stop reading this right now. Go read this article then enjoy the extra hour you just gained back in your day — everyday.
Next up: try a few keyboard shortcuts in Streak.
Streak has keyboard shortcuts for nearly all of the major tasks you do in your boxes, email threads, and pipelines, and we’ve even incorporated the keys into Gmail’s keyboard help system. Just type a “?” when you’re in Gmail to find a list of available keyboard shortcuts.
Keyboard shortcuts help you complete common actions or focus your cursor on a certain field in Gmail or Streak.
Many keyboard shortcuts are formatted as a series of keys. For example: “w then f”. This means you’ll hold down the “w” key, and then also type the “f” key. Hold down both keys at the same time while you have Gmail open to run the shortcut.
Our tip? Pick 2 shortcuts below and commit to using them in your every-day workflow. You’ll be amazed at how much time it starts to save you! Once you have those down, try adding another one. If you try to use them all at once, it will be hard to make the habit stick.
These keyboard shortcuts make it feel like you're flying through Gmail and save you time daily.
Have an important email in your inbox? Add it to a pipeline with a few keystrokes.
Have some follow-up from an email conversation? Create a new task from an email that’s been added to Streak or while in the box view.
See your upcoming tasks and plan your day by opening Streak Upcoming in the right-hand side panel.
Create new boxes quickly with this shortcut in your pipeline view.
Open the file selector window to quickly add files to your boxes in Streak.
The Streak command palette is the fastest way to search for and open pipelines, contacts, organizations, and boxes. You can also complete a few actions like creating a new box with the command palette.
To open the command palette:
Using keyboard shortcuts (and remembering each keystroke combination) can seem like a hard habit to build at first. Start with one that you think is most impactful and make a plan to use it each day. Once you've committed that one to muscle memory, add another.
Once you have a few shortcuts in your arsenal, you'll be able to navigate through Streak much faster and more efficiently, saving time each day.