When Henry and I founded Meetingbird last year, we started with a belief that there was something valuable about having collaborative notes built into every event on your calendar. After all, good notes are essential for productive meetings, and organizing notes by the meeting they’re related to seemed better than letting them pile up in a disorganized folder. As it turned out, many people felt the same way; since our initial launch last summer, tens of thousands of meetings have been documented on Meetingbird.
As we’ve grown, however, we’ve learned that this vision of notes falls short for some users, for two main reasons:
- Many people already have a favorite note-taker that stores all of their notes, so taking notes in yet another platform can be a hassle.
- Meetings sometimes need more than just notes to be well documented; they might also involve a lead on Salesforce, a powerpoint presentation, or a link to a related article.
Today we’re excited to launch Resources, which make it possible to document meetings with the tools you already depend on like Google Docs, Evernote, Salesforce, and more. Resources augment, but do not replace, the built-in note-taker that our users love.
Heres how it works:
- When you view an event in Meetingbird, you’ll see a new “Create Resource” bar, with icons for various platforms and tools.
- When you click a resource icon, Meetingbird will automatically create a new document in that platform, connect it to your meeting, and open it in a new tab.
- That’s it!
Here’s an example with Google Docs:
We think Resources make it easier than ever to effectively document meetings and we couldn’t be more excited to see how you and your team make the most of them. We’re launching Resources with support for Google Docs and custom links, but Evernote and Salesforce integrations will be out by the end of the month. Give it a try for your next meeting and let us know what you think!
Have an integration you’d like to see us build next? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.