How to use Stack like a True Stacker
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How to use Stack like a True Stacker

Dachi Gubadze

Hey there, Stacker!

In the next few minutes, let me walk you through all the crucial features you can find in Stack that can make you feel like a superhuman.

The First Interaction

This is how your very first interaction with Stack looks. 
The guiding philosophy behind the design of Stack is equipping users with the state of the art functionality, while keeping the neat and minimalist design untarnished.

The very first pane that you see on the left side is your door to the internet - the launcher of web-apps. It comes with the most popular pre-integrated applications. However, if you don’t see the app or the web-site you are looking for among the ones listed, you can simply type the name or the URL inside the Search Bar, and access anything you wish.

The Spacebar

The uniqueness of Stack design is in its Spacebar.
It gives you the possibility to categorize and group thematically overlapping or often simultaneously used web-apps together as stacks of parallel cards. And by doing so — helps you transform the tab clutter into an exquisitely organized workspace.

Stacks are aligned above each other on the Spacebar like floors of the virtual building, each containing a different number of cards/applications. 

If you wish to re-arrange your apps, you can simply drag & drop any card from one stack to another. By double-clicking the top bar, you set each app on the full-screen. And from the ‘view’ section, you can also move Spacebar to the bottom.

The latter feature comes especially in handy when working with apps at full-screen mode and with maximum concentration.

Key Features

Multiple Accounts

If you are a social media manager handling virtual presence for multiple clients, a founder overseeing your startup media channels, or just a busy man with multiple accounts of the same applications, then this feature is designed for you.

Private Mode allows you to open as many accounts of the same application as you wish!

Multiple Workspaces

As you may have already seen, the main value of having stacks on the spacebar is to group and categorize your most-used apps into an efficient workspace. However, if you are a heavy internet user working on multiple projects at the same time, each with many different apps on its own, or if you just simply want to distinguish work and private life even further, we have a feature that ensures you manage that like no one else!

By clicking the Stack logo, you can add new spaces, and start from the clean sheet. You can have a separate space for work, for home, for fun, or for each of your projects. 

Auto-Refresher!

From all the cool features that you can find in Stack, Auto-refresher is the coolest one! If you want to monitor multiple news feeds, media channels, trading platforms, or just have a card that needs to be refreshed regularly, our sexy looking auto-refresher is there for you. You can simply click and drag the refresh button of a card to set the timer.

Unified Notifications!

One of the main benefits of using Stack is having all your notifications unified in one place. But sometimes colleagues messaging in non-stop mode in Slack channels is becoming unbearable. If this is the case, no need to worry. We have you covered. You can mute all your apps in Stack by a single click on the bell icon on your spacebar, or you can mute each application separately from the three-dotted menu. The following video illustrates how:

Synchronization & Guest Mode

Stack can be also used in Guest Mode i.e. without authorization.
However, signing in gives you additional features - the most important of which is the Synchronization. 
If you use multiple devices, different computers at work and home, authorize in Stack and we will make sure all your neatly organized workspaces are with you whenever you log in from the new device.

ps. In Guest Mode, your access to Native Cards is also limited. Therefore, we encourage you to sign in Stack, so you can have a full access to all our features and apps.

Picture in Picture

If you are a person like me, who can’t concentrate on anything, unless listening in the back to podcasts of Joe Rogan or Lex Fridman, or if you just want to watch live performance videos while maintaining concentration on your main project, PnP is designed for you.
Whenever we detect a video in your card, PnP button pops up in the header:

Click it and Enjoy the show:

Dark Mode!

Stack is itself quite dark ?
But if you want to get rid of white-colored headers, and feel the power of the dark side, Dark Mode is there for you:

Difference in Functionality

Enough about the features, meet the Ghost Card, our innovative link-opener.

Ghost Card!

Ghost Cards is our browser. It is designed to open any internal links you come across inside the apps you use. On top of that, it also introduces a totally novel Googling experience. Use CMD + Click (MAC) / Ctrl + Click (WIN) and align your search results as parallel Ghost Cards next to your main card. Skim what you are looking for, and with just one click remove all your Ghosts.

Ghost Cards and Googling Experience

Shortcuts and Navigation

The legend says that the one who masters all the shortcuts, will become the real internet superhuman ? On the bottom left corner, you can find the shortcuts menu⚡️ We strongly advise you to start using Shortcuts, to feel the maximum power.

Hint: Try these two shortcuts at first for the navigation, and you will never click on the app logos for switching the card again:

  • CMD + P (MAC) / Ctrl + P (Win)
  • Ctrl + tab (Mac) / Ctrl + tab (Win)

Native Cards!

There are a bunch of Apps, that we call Native Cards. You can find them by clicking the ‘play’ icon on the bottom left corner (in case of the vertical spacebar) or the bottom right corner (in case of the horizontal spacebar)

The cards listed there will allow you to see what are the most requested features, upvote or submit new ones and report the nasty bugs. You can also contact us directly in live-chat, see What’s New, or join the powerful community of Stackers. Last but not least, if you want to read this blog again, you can always find it in the Tips Card.

What’s next?

We are releasing product updates in every 2 weeks. Stack aims to become the very first operating system for the internet. The most sophisticated one-stop-shop software that you will use for working with the WEB. 

However, it is still a long way till we reach that point. 

If you have come all the way down here and if you are reading this, it means that now you definitely know how to use Stack like a true Stacker ?

Stack was born with a user-first philosophy. From the very first moments of its existence, the feedback received from Stackers was the main driving force for its development. 

Therefore, please make your voice heard. Be an active Stacker. Upvote the listed features and post new ones, report the bugs you find, and write us in live chat sharing your vision on how you want to see Stack develop further. 

Talking with Stackers, sharing thoughts, and listening to your stories is what we love the most!

And always remember, we are building this together!

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