3 New Features: Meeting Confirmations, Preferred Service Providers, and Slack Integration
Kortina, 29 Mar 2018
Automatic Meeting Confirmations
Something many great assistants do is send out a confirmation for each meeting on your calendar to all the guests. This ensures everyone has the details (and remembers the meeting), and also provides the opportunity for the assistant to handle any last minute changes.
Starting today, Fin can do this too!
Go to your notification preferences here to turn on calendar event confirmations.
How this works.
A day before any meeting on your calendar, Fin will send an email out to you and the other attendees confirming that everybody can attend, that looks like this:
If one of your attendees needs to cancel, Fin will remove the event from your calendar and confirm with you before rescheduling.
We make sure to ignore any events that have more than 4 attendees and recurring events. If you want to exclude events with only people from your company attending, feel free to add domains to exclude on your preferences page.
We won’t charge you for the initial email, but you will be billed for any follow-up work.
Visit here to turn on Confirm calendar events with other attendees. Enjoy!
Starting today, you can message Fin via Slack, so it's even easier to get help from Fin at work.
Connect Fin to Slack here (or ask Fin to send you the link to connect!)
Once Fin is connected, you can chat with Fin just like anyone else on your team -- just open the Direct Message composer on Slack, and choose Fin as the recipient to start a conversation:
Let us know if you have any questions, and we hope that you find this new way of using Fin as convenient and easy as we have internally!
Preferred Service Providers
Fin can get almost anything done. Sometimes, that means Fin completes all the work on a request from beginning to end, and sometimes that means Fin calls on the best service providers available.
Over the course of the past few years, we've developed extensive knowledge of the best in class services that our users prefer.
Login and share your accounts with Fin on our website, using the Vault:
Here are some of our favorites:
🎧 Purchase Items: Amazon
Automatically stock your home or office with supplies and make one-off purchases.
🚴 Pick Up Packages & Same-day Delivery: Courier Services & Postmates
Ask Fin to call on trusted courier services in SF, NY or LA anytime you need a same-day or rush delivery across town.
🍻 Book Dinners: OpenTable, Resy, Reserve
Quickly make reservations at well reviewed restaurants with availability.
🍏 Get Quality Groceries Delivered: Instacart & Good Eggs
Ask Fin to make one-off grocery orders or regularly keep your home stocked with the staples.
🏩 Book Travel Accommodations: AirBnb, Starwood Preferred Guests
Give Fin access to your accounts to easily book your travel accommodations.
✈️ Frequent Flyer: TSA Precheck, United, South West, Delta, JetBlue, etc.
Have Fin book your flights.
💸 Filing Expenses: Abacus & Expensify
Take pictures of your expenses when you’re on the go and ask Fin to submit them for you.
🎟 Get Event Tickets: Stubhub, Ticketmaster, TicketFly, Resident Advisor, Vivid Seats
Purchase tickets to concerts, performing arts, or sporting events and receive email updates about your favorite artists
👯 Book and Create Events: Eventbrite & Facebook
Manage, create, and promote events using Fin.
💪 Book Workouts: MindBody, Soulcycle, Barry’s BootCamp
With access to your fitness accounts, Fin can book workout classes on a regular cadence and cancel them anytime you have a conflict.
💅 Book Massages: Soothe & Zeel Fin can use on-demand massage services to arrange massages in your home or office.
🍷 Get Alcohol Delivered: Drizly & Bevmo
Ask Fin to have your spirits waiting for you or order them to your home.
🌮 Order Lunch for Pick-Up: MealPal
Fin can reserve meals for pick-up near your office so you don’t have to think about what you’re having for lunch.
💻 Stay in-the-know about Popular Restaurants and Events: Eater, TimeOut, Yelp, Google
Fin uses top resources for sourcing interesting and highly reviewed restaurants, bars, and events.
We're really excited about all of these new features -- give them a shot and let us know if you have any feedback!