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What is a shortcut?

A shortcut is the OSlash way to reach a web page on the browser using very simple and easy to recall words instead of long URLs. You can type o/insurance to view your company’s insurance policy on Google Slides or o/design-mockup to view the mockups on Figma. 

By allowing you to internally name URLs, OSlash shortcuts help you reach wherever you want, intuitively and instantly. Shortcuts make it much easier to find, access, and share information that lives in links. Hence, they can end up saving you and your team more than 10 hours a week otherwise spent in the repetitive back and forth for the right information.

Access Levels

You can decide whether the shortcut you create is accessible only to you, to your entire workspace, or publicly to anyone on the web. Custom sharing with select members of your workspace (such as only your team) is also possible with the help of shortcut collections. 

Getting Started

🪄 Tip: To quickly create a shortcut for a page after installing the OSlash extension, visit the said page and use cmd/alt+shift+u on your keyboard to pop the OSlash extension window open. Then, give your shortcut a name, add an optional (but recommended) description and click on Save. 

Best Practices:

  • You can OSlash a page you visit often so that you can open it almost instantly every time you need to. 
  • It is a good practice to add a description to the shortcuts you create so that people who want to access the shortcut know what to expect. Plus the words used in the description are indexed and that helps in improving shortcut search for times you don’t remember the exact shortcut name.
  • Keep your shortcut names simple, easy to remember, and intuitive.
  • If you’re unsure about the right name for your shortcut, consider using our automatic shortcut recommendations which will prompt some suggestions to help you decide. You can shuffle the recommendations to find one that fits.
  • Follow common nomenclature across sets of documents shared by teams and departments. E.g. o/marketing-plan, o/sales-plan, and o/finance-reports to maintain consistency and allow the members in your workspace to navigate intuitively to the information.