If you've been using Friday to organize your meetings, you’re likely now looking for a new option now as the Friday app will be shutting down on June 3, 2022. To make the transition to Fellow nice and easy, we’ve written this help article to highlight some of our key features that will help you get up and running as quickly as possible and stay on top of your meetings.
Setting up automations
We know your time is valuable so our team has created some great meeting automations! These automations only need to be configured once and can be set up under the “more actions” tab then “stream settings.” These meeting automations include:
Time Saver: If there is no agenda created for a meeting, Fellow will either automatically cancel the meeting or prompt participants to cancel it themselves. Because "no agenda, no attenda".
Pre-meeting Reminders: Send out automatic reminders to meeting participants before the meeting starts
Post-meeting Recaps: Send meeting attendees the notes after the meeting has ended.
Carry-forward: Incomplete talking points or action items can automatically be carried over to the next recurring meeting.
Meeting templates: Set a template for your reoccurring meetings so you have the structure in your meeting set ahead of time! This helps set expectations for your meetings and make sure the goals of your meetings are being accomplished.
Notes and tracking action items
Just like Friday, Fellow is your one-stop-shop for all of your notes. With Fellow, you're able to easily store your notes and access your note history as well as your action items in an organized way. Fellow gives you access to 1-on-1 note streams, team meeting note streams, as well as non-meeting related note streams.
Create 1-on-1 relationships between managers and direct reports! This way you're easily able to track patterns and progress week over week making performance reviews a breeze.
Using Fellow for collaboration during team meetings where everybody is able to contribute. You'll also be able to easily review your notes from the previous meeting and show up to your meetings prepared.
It's time to ditch those sticky notes on your desk and use Fellow's Other Streams for note taking not related to meetings. Other streams can be kept private or be shared with other members in your workspace for easy access and collaboration.
Check out our "my action items" page to see every outstanding task you have on the go in Fellow. You'll be able to stay on top of your to-do's plus we'll always retain a copy of completed action items just in case you need to reference them at a later date.
If you are making the switch from Friday to Fellow, please let us know if we can help! Our support team is available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Intercom bubble on the right hand corner of your screen. We're pretty fast to respond so you can expect an answer to your question within 24 hours. If there are any features that you miss/would like to see in Fellow, send us a quick message. We're always interested in feedback!