Watch our livestream with the VS Code team on June 3rd

Join Mason, our CTO, tomorrow at 8am PDT when he chats with the Visual Studio Code team at Microsoft. 

Discover how you can use your data to automate away distractions, protect your top code times, and find the most productive music for coding. Maximize deep work with Flow Mode to silence notifications and Spotify to get in the zone–right inside Visual Studio Code. 

The event will be streamed live on Microsoft Learn TV, YouTube, and Twitch!



🐾 Software 2.0: Data gets better with teams

We've shipped Software 2.0 with new features and improvements to help you collaborate better with your team. 

When you create a team, you can see how your team compares across a range of KPIs. For instance, when are your team's top code times? Do you meet more than you code? 

Explore view

We code above the global average (by 33%). What's your team's data look like?

Create a team

Your data is always private. Team data is anonymized, aggregated, and for the whole team, not just the manager. We're not interested in building spyware for managers. Mason (our CTO) wrote up our collective view on data privacy. I'd encourage you to check it out.

What's new in 2.0 🚀

Explore your team's trends

See your 90-day trends across metrics such as active code time, coding during vs. after work, and meeting time. You can also visualize your team's top code times and then schedule meetings around those times.

Top code times
We never schedule meetings from 4-5pm.

New and improved dashboard

We simplified the dashboard for you and for your team (same metrics, simpler design). And we'll be adding more to it soon—like metrics from GitHub and Slack.

Our team's dashboard for last week. Monday was a busy day.

Streamlined team onboarding

It's now even simpler to create a team. All you need is a clever name and then you can drop an invite link in Slack for your teammates to join.

No credit card is required, there's no sales demo, and the free tier is free forever. We're pretty adamant about keeping it this way. If you want more than 90 days of history, you can upgrade to our Pro plan. We'll be adding more features over time to our paid Pro plan.

Head on over to this page to create your organization.

Coming soon: Production Throughput 🤘

How does your team rank against high performers in the global community? We're putting the finishing touches on a GitHub integration that adds new insights, such as the time that it takes to go from the first keystroke all the way to deployment.

Get notified when we release Production Throughput.

Any questions about Software, or about this release? Just reply to this email or contact us on Twitter at @software_hq.

Brett

Co-founder at Software

Flow Mode and redesigned in-editor sidebar

The latest version of Code Time adds new features that will you help you stay in flow and boost your productivity: 

  • Flow automations that you can use to toggle Zen mode, enter full screen, and hide your Dock. If you connect a Slack workspace, you can also pause notifications, update your profile status, and set your presence to away.
  • Redesigned sidebar that makes it easier to see your stats at a glance. Toggle between personal and global averages by clicking Today vs. the global average or Today vs. your personal average.

You can get the latest version of Code Time in your code editor's extension marketplace or by automatically updating your extensions. Try it out on VS Code and Atom (and coming soon to JetBrains IDEs).

Read more about the Code Time redesign on GitHub.

Have a suggestion for a new flow automation? Let us know at support@software.com!

Code Anywhere for Teams

Today, we're excited to launch the beta release of our Code Anywhere dashboard for teams.

We created the dashboard to help teams see the benefits of remote vs. office work. Does your team work better at the office or from home? You'll have to see the data to find out.

Creating a team and inviting team members will allow you to see your team's aggregated, anonymized data in a single, unified dashboard. Everyone on your team will see the same data. Remember—your individual data is always private. Developer privacy continues to be, and will always be, top of mind for us.

You'll see the same data as in your personal dashboard, but each metric will be an average across team members. Here's an example of what it looks like:

It's an open beta, so anyone can create or join team, but first, someone at your company will have to create a Software organization. To create a Software organization, you will need to link your GitHub organization. We require GitHub to ensure that only your team's work projects (and not your personal side projects) are included in your team dashboard.

Anyone can create a team, for free, and use it for free, forever. The free plan includes up to two weeks of data.

Both teams and their parent organizations can upgrade to a paid plan for a charge per member per month. If someone upgrades to a paid subscription at the organization level, all teams in your organization will have access to the features of the paid subscription.

There's a lot more we have in store, and we'll be making improvements as we go. Feel free to email us at support@software.com with any feedback or ideas.

Public changelog

We are releasing a new public changelog that will help you stay up to date on new Software features, announcements, and improvements. 

You can visit changelog.software.com to see a timeline of the latest updates. You can also click the new announcements icon in the web app's navigation bar, next to your profile image. That will open up a widget with our most recent updates.