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Getting started

Everything you need to know

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theGist lets you Cut through your work noise with personalized summaries for Gmail and Slack.

Slack
Summarize Slack channel and threads, on-demand or in a Daily Digest.


Gmail

Clear your inbox in seconds with an actionable categorized summary of your Gmail, directly from Slack.

How to install theGist app for Slack

Once you tap the 'Add to Slack' button, you will be prompted to connect your workspace with theGist. Make sure to choose the right workspace.

In some cases, you will need an app manager's approval to install apps on your workspace.

Using theGist

Slack Daily Digest
 



1. In the App Home, tap ‘Choose channels’.


 

2. Follow the instructions in the modal to select the channels important to you and when you want the digest to arrive.


3. Once you're done, You will start receiving your Daily Digest well, every day :) 
4. Customize it by tapping the ‘Settings’ button on the top right of the App Home and choosing ‘Slack Digest Configuration’

 


Gmail Digest

1. You first need to connect your Gmail account: Start by tapping the ‘connect Gmail’ button, and follow up in your browser by selecting the desired Gmail account and allowing permission (We’re only using the necessary permissions)



 

2. Once connected you will see your Gmail inbox in the App Home. 
It is grouped into categories that make sense and we summarize each for you.
The Priority category on top holds all the important emails.

3. You can reply directly from Slack, ‘archive’ a single or a group of emails, and Read the entire mail directly from Slack.

4. Customize it by tapping the ‘Settings’ button on the top right of the App Home and choosing Gmail Configuration’.




theGist On Demand



1. Chat with theGist assistant:
Ask anything (just like ChatGPT) by chatting with theGist in the DM.
@theGist in any channel to chat with it collaboratively.




2. Summarize channels:
Use /gist from any channel to get a fresh summary of what happened in that channel.

3. Summarize threads:
Use the message shortcut to summarize a message or a thread

 

 

  • Who can see my summaries
    All summaries are ephemeral, only you can see them. When you mention `@theGist` the mention itself is public (the summary will be private)
  • How do I install theGist for Slack
    Once you tap the 'Add to Slack' button, you will be prompted to connect your workspace with theGist. Make sure to choose the right workspace. ​ In some cases you will need an app manager's approval to install apps on your workspace.
  • How to use theGist for Slack
    ** All summaries are ephemeral, for your eyes only On-demand summaries: Summarize channels Use /gist from any channel to get a fresh summary of what happened in that channel in the last day. Summarize threads: Use the message shortcut to summarize a message or a thread. Daily Digest of selected channels: 1. Go to Home tab (on top) 2. Type choose channels 3. Set up channels and time for the Slack digest 4. You can customize it anytime by tapping the 'Settings' in home tab or typing '/gist settings' in messages tab. - See more in 'Getting started' page
  • How do I set up theGist for Gmail
    Once you install theGist, on the bots' App Home you will be able to connect your Gmail account. Tap the ‘Connect Gmail’ button On your browser, type Sign in with Google, connect your Gmail account, and approve permission. Once your account is connected you will see theGist for Gmail on your App Home.
  • How do I use theGist for Gmail
    Once you connect your Gmail, you will see theGist Inbox in your App Home. We don't change anything in your Gmail unless you actively do it yourself (i.e we don't move emails to folders or anything like that, if you 'archive' and email from theGist it will get archived in your Gmail) How it works: Our AI quickly goes over your unread emails and clusters them out according to some easy-to-understand categories such as Promotional, Apps, Newsletters, and more. The Priority category is where your important emails will be. Each one is summarized for you, allowing you to quickly reply, ‘archive’ and more actions on each. In the other categories, you will get a summary of the category or subcategory of emails (e.g under Social you will see all the emails you got from Twitter, Facebook, etc.. that are clustered together and summarized) with batch actions like ‘mark as read’ to help you clear out non-important emails fast.
  • What do I get when I become a Pro user
    Our Pro plan unleashes the full potential of theGist. 1. Unlimited amount of summaries each day, up to 16 channel Daily Digest. 2. Unlimited usage of theGist for Gmail 3. Endless question and answers of theGist assistant Visit our pricing page for more information
  • What's in theGist for Gmail free tier
    theGist for Gmail free tier allows you to get the summary of your inbox to Slack, just like the Pro tier, but without the actions you can take on your emails. Actions like Reply, mark as read, archive and more are saved for our Pro users
  • theGist for Gmail: What will happen once my free days run out?
    Once your free days will run out, you will continue to use theGist for Gmail in the free tier.
  • I'm in a workspace with 1000's people, can I just get a single Pro Plan?
    Yes! Everyone can use the Free version of theGist forever. If you want more daily summaries or a more robust daily digest, you can purchase a single pro plan for yourself. If your team requires more than 5 seats, just contact our sales and we'll be releasing team plans soon...
  • Where can I get more help with theGist
    You can visit our support page at www.thegist.ai/support or just visit the 'About' tab on top
  • What about privacy
    We always put privacy and security first. We never save any of your data! Learn more.
  • When I upgrade theGist do I get the Slack and the Gmail Pro Plan?
    Yes! We believe in simplicity, that's why we only have one Pro Plan. Once you subscribe, you will unleash the full potential of theGist for Slack and for Gmail.
  • Will my free plan remain free?
    We will always have a free plan. The free plan allows you to test theGist for yourself and experience focus and simplicity in your work communications.
  • Where can I see my account page as a Pro user
    Your account page can be found here

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