Hugo has announced that they will be shutting down as of November 30, 2022. This means that you might be looking for an alternative for all your meeting management needs.
Fellow wants to make the transition from Hugo as easy as possible! In this article, we'll discuss some tips how to transfer your Hugo notes into Fellow, some Fellow alternatives to Hugo features, some suggested workflows, and some general info to get you started!
If you are looking to learn more as to why Fellow is a good Hugo alternative, we have a blog article that goes into more detail.
Transferring Notes from Hugo to Fellow:
One of the benefits of using a meeting management software is that all your meeting notes can be kept in one place. However, if you have to transition away from Hugo then the meeting history will be in more than one place.
To make things simple, you can import your Hugo notes into Fellow using our Hugo Import Tool. This will quickly import all of your Docs and Tasks data from Hugo.
Or, if you have exported those notes via PDF, you can attach them into a Fellow note for easy access! For example, for your weekly team meeting you can attach previous meeting notes directly to that Fellow note. That way, you can easily find and refer back to previous notes. It won’t be as seamless as simply scrolling down a stream like other recurring meetings in Fellow, but it will keep everything together.
Fellow alternatives to Hugo Features:
Just like Hugo, 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.
Fellow also offers additional features you can utilize, such as: OKRs, dark mode, automations, the ability to create/modify calendar events, and a built-in dedicated space for your 1-on-1s! If you're looking to learn more about the key differences between Fellow and Hugo, we have a more detailed page here.
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.
The Basics of Fellow:
Once you've made your Fellow account it's time to start exploring! For a more detailed walk through of our many amazing features, take a look at this article, but I'll give you a quick run down below.
Fellow has 3 main sections: Home, Meetings, and Feedback. Within these sections you'll find various elements such as action items, templates, meeting streams, shared streams and 1-on-1s.
Within the Meetings section you will be able to collaborate with your teammates in real-time, specify takeaways/todos, and create a historical stream of notes.
You can customize your meetings notes with a wide range of formatting options such as action items and talking points! For more details on how you can customize your meetings notes, check out this article.
Another important thing to know, is that you can send the agenda/notes out to your team using email, Slack, or MS Teams. Which can prompt your team to add their own talking points.
If you are making the switch from Hugo to Fellow, please let us know if we can help! Our support team is available via email (email@example.com) 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!
If you'd like to meet with our team to discuss pricing for your workspace, feel free to connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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