Additional Features

Additional Features

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Now you're familiar with Superthread's core concepts, let's introduce you to some additional features and how to use them.


Universal Search

Keyboard Shortcuts and Navigation

Dynamic Linking

States vs Stages



Inviting Users πŸ§”πŸ‘©πŸΎπŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ¦²

It's extremely easy to invite new users to Superthread.

Simply click the 'Invite' button in the bottom left of the Sidebar and add their email address.

They'll then be invited to join your Workspace.

You can also go straight to the Members section of your Workspace settings here.

Pro tip: comma separate email addresses to invite multiple users in one go.

To see which users are part of any given Space, simply click on that Space in the Sidebar and you'll then see its members displayed in the top right of the screen.

From here, you can add additional members to the Space or, if that user doesn't already exist, invite them to the Superthread Workspace.


New users will be able to:

  1. Browse and join existing open Spaces
  2. Create their own new Spaces (either open, or private)

Universal Search πŸ”

Superthread has a powerful, lightning fast universal Search feature.

You can access it either in the top left corner of the sidebar, or by pressing CTRL (Win) or CMD (Mac) + K


Keyboard Shortcuts & Navigation

As well as CTRL / CMD + K, Superthread has a number of other keyboard shortcuts

  1. C to quickly create a Card in your Private Space
  2. P to quickly create a Page in your Private Space

(note: you can change the default Space where your quick Cards and Pages are saved to, should you wish).

In addition, when working with tasks in either the Board or List view, you can use keyboard shortcuts to speed up the process of navigating and assigning tasks.

  1. β¬…β¬†βž‘ keyboard arrows to select a card
  2. βŒ₯ + β¬…β¬†βž‘ to move the selected card around the board (Mac)
  3. Alt + β¬…β¬†βž‘ to move the selected card around the board (Windows/Linux)
  4. Enter to open the card
  5. Esc to close it
  6. R to rename the title
  7. A to open the assignee picker

Dynamic Linking πŸ”—

Superthread provides you with direct links to most items, including;

  1. Spaces
  2. Boards
  3. Cards
  4. Pages
  5. Sub-Pages
  6. Anchor links within Pages

This includes dynamic interlinking between Cards and Pages.

This means that, for example, if you link to a Card from within a Page and then that Card's Status changes, the link preview shown in the Page will automatically update.


States vs Stages

Superthread has a very powerful concept of having pre-defined 'Statuses' for your tasks, but completely configurable Stages.

Wha...? 🀣

As it might not be immediately obvious what this distinction is and why it's such a useful feature, we thought we'd take a little time to walk you through it. πŸ˜ƒ

First up, let's be clear about two of the key principles behind Superthread;

  1. firstly, we believe you and your teams should be able to work in the way that you want, not in the way that a software system prescribes for you. So, we've deliberately made Superthread as flexible as possible to accommodate this.
  2. secondly, Superthread has been explicitly designed to be used across all the different teams within your company, and to empower visibility and collaboration across those teams.

However, those disparate teams might have very different workflows.

For example, our Frontend 'Active Development' board has 6 different custom stages just for 'In Progress' 🀯 We couldn't even fit them all into this screenshot 🀣


Doing --> Pull Requests --> Staging --> Ready for QA --> Passed QA --> Release 

Whereas the workflow for our Product team's 'High-Level Roadmap' Board is completely different, and even has a different flow (right to left, rather than left to right)


Done <-- Doing <-- Visible <-- Quality of Life

Our Marketing team's workflow for publishing social media content is different again;


Idea --> Next Up --> Being Drafted --> Awaiting Review --> Approved --> Published --> Ditched

As you can imagine, whilst the Marketing team needs to know about the status of the feature developments that they're going to promote, they don't necessarily know much about the nuances of engineering workflows. πŸ˜†

The concept of the having pre-defined Statuses is so that you don't need to have an understanding of another team's distinct workflow to understand roughly where in their flow a task is.

As such, when you create a new Stage on your Kanban board, you can give it any name you like, but you're given 5 pre-defined Statuses to choose from.


(note: whilst the Statuses are fixed, you can change the colour of the icons to help you distinguish between different Stages of, say, 'In Progress' within a single Board)

This means that when anyone looks at a Card, they'll have at least an approximate idea where that task is within a workflow, no matter how familiar they are with that team's workflows.

Ok, great πŸ‘

...but why is this so significant. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

Well, let's flesh it out with a concrete example.

If we stop thinking about just individual teams and minor tasks, and instead think about tasks from a company perspective, most important tasks typically involve contributions from multiple teams.

Let's take one of our own company goals, which is to launch our new Zapier integration.

This involves work from;

  1. Backend engineering
  2. Frontend development
  3. Product
  4. Design
  5. Growth / GTM
  6. Marketing

When we look at the Card for that in Superthread - which is an Epic with multiple Child Cards underneath, which sits on a high-level Roadmap Board - we can see that although it involves work from several disparate teams.

However, anyone looking at this Card can get an immediate idea of the statuses of the different tasks involved.


Hopefully this brief introduction gives you a better idea of the distinctions here and the reasoning behind them, and there's lots more to come from us on this. πŸ˜ƒ

(If you're still unsure how best to use Statuses within Superthread, feel free to drop us a line via and we'll be happy to walk you through it)

Notifications πŸ””

You can receive notifications of activities both directly within Superthread and, optionally, within Slack.

All notifications contain links to take you instantly to the item in question.

Configure notifications

You can choose to be notified on;

  1. Cards
  2. Assigned to me
  3. Moved to a new list
  4. Archived
  5. Pages
  6. Archived
  7. Moved
  9. Card comments
  10. Page comments (including replies in threads)
  11. Boards
  12. Moved to a different space
  13. Archived
  14. Spaces
  15. Added to a space
  16. Mentions
  17. Anywhere you are mentioned (irrespective of watching status etc)

Administration βš™οΈ

Within the Settings area of your Workspace, you can;

  1. View and administer Workspace members
  2. Manage universal tags (ie. tags available to all Spaces within your Workspace)
  3. Import existing tasks from
  4. Jira
  5. Trello
  6. Integrate
  7. Github
  8. Slack
  9. Zapier
  10. Manage syncing between Github PRs and Superthread Cards
  11. Configure your notifications

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