Releasing our first monday apps!

I was excited when these apps first came out but I’ve noticed that after testing them when they were first released, we haven’t used them since. Are others the same?

I also remember when the whole Work OS thing was announced that the Monday.com team showed this data that said most users were only using a small amount of the app’s features.

Where am I going with this?

Well, I reckon these new apps are far less important than some of the core feature improvements that I belive are needed.

Things like improved and streamlined communication. (Messages are getting lost between notifications, inbox and updates, and we’re only a small team).

Or the ability to properly mirror data from one board to another. The current mirror colum doesn’t actually mirror, it’s only one way. Which means you can’t create proper databases in Monday.com.

Those pain points have been around for a while now,and they keep coming up in the forums. (There are others, but those two are the ones that spring to mind right now.)

On the other hand, I’ve never seen anybody request a whiteboard app or a word cloud app…

I’m frustrated that Monday.com is throwing more flashy features into the mix without taking the existing features to completion. I would like to see you apply the 80/20 principle. Focus 80% of your time on the 20% of features that people use the most.

Maybe I’m being a bit overdramatic? And I’m not a software guy or a big business guy or anything like that.

It’s just hard to know where Monday.com is heading, given the recent decisions to remove the roadmap from your website and to announce new features in so many diffferent places.

We initially chose Monday.com because of its powerful simplicity. I hope that doesn’t get lost in the flurry of flashy new features.

Sent with good intentions to the awesome Monday.com team and community.

Paul

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Well said, Paul. You took the words out of my mouth.

Monday apps are nice but not essential. Like you, I’ve trialled them then moved on because they don’t immediately apply to us or our workflow. I could use improvements in core features today and see immediate boosts in productivity and better engagement from our team members.

Please Monday, improve the core features ASAP.

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I’ve trialled them then moved on because they don’t immediately apply to us or our workflow.

Same here. The embedded docs could be a huge help if you could connect directly to Google drive or onedrive in the app’s pane and be able to see/open docs from there but having to manually import each one ended up being a time waster rather than a time saver.

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I’m seriously confused about your future strategy Monday.com!!!

You’ve now released an app so we can see an Airtable board within Monday.com

Eh?

In my mind, Airtable and Monday.com are competitors. If I’m paying for Monday.com I don’t want to also pay for Airtable.

Instead I want Monday.com to make Airtable redundant so I only need Monday.com. Right now, this would basically require Monday.com to develop proper mirroring capabilities so we can create proper relational databases. That’s the key thing that Airtable knocks out of the park right now, which Monday.com doesn’t. Monday.com can’t become a proper Work OS until the existing boards can FULLY link with each other.

Now THAT would be a much better use of your time than creating an Airtable app within Monday.com.

Like many others, I’m keen to see the future Monday.com roadmap to understand where the hell you’re taking this thing.!

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Could not agree more! I have no use for any of those extra features. I have been waiting patiently for the ability to calculate between two number widgets to do simple things like show a conversion rate in % in a dashboard for example. But no. We get a pivot table which is pretty much useless. Because of this we don’t use dashboards at all.

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We all have our different requests to make monday.com a real WorkOS. In this community I do see a lot of (very usable) feature requests like two-way mirroring, subtimes, API support, containers etc. What I don’t see are end users requesting views on competitors products (like Airtable), world mapping, twitter feeds etc. IMHO some of these new apps are counter productive, I don’t want a twitter feed in my monday WorkOS because (in my case) my twitter feed is not at all related to Work :slight_smile:

Combine with the fact that we don’t have access to the roadmap makes monday.con just a little less attractive to me.

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Agreed. I really think monday.com are missing the mark with these apps. I won’t use any of them.

I’d prefer to see basic productivity improvements in the core functions of monday.com.

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I feel the same way you do but I’ve definitley worked in orgs. where the video time is using AirTable and dev is using Monday and ops is using Jira. That’s insane to me, but I appreciate Monday’s desire to help combine data streams

Im agree with all of these comments.
In fact, i have already posted about a month ago.

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