Pulse Onboarding Guide for Mac & Windows
Below is a summary of the onboarding steps you’ll take to install Pulse and the initial configuration options as you get started. You can skip any configuration and turn these on in settings at a later time.
1.) Navigate to https://app.getpulse.team/app/download
2.) After installing, click the link on the thank you screen below to sign in to your Pulse app.
3.) You’ll receive the confirmation screen that Pulse is activated for your Slack workspace and you may start configuring the Pulse features you’d like to enable.
4.) The first configuration option is ‘Availability Detection’. With this feature enabled, Pulse will automatically update your status to ‘In a meeting’ or ‘On a Call’ when you enter any popular web conferencing application or service (as an example Zoom, Webex, Slack Video, BlueJeans, etc.). This feature will also automatically update your status to ‘Focused’ when Pulse predicts that you are in a deep work state (based on the frequency of keyboard, mouse usage, etc.).
Meeting and Availability detection can be configured or disabled in Pulse settings.
5.) Next, choose to enable (or skip) App Collaboration feature to display the type of work app you’re working in to help signal availability and collaboration moments. Note, App Collaboration on macOS for web applications requires the user to enable app screen recording permissions. Pulse does not record or monitor your screen in any way.
6.) If you enable App Collaboration, you’ll be taken to the permission screens with the steps to enable.
7.) The next Pulse configuration option is Document Titles. This feature allows you to share the file names of the applications you’re in to encourage spontaneous conversations and collaboration with teammates.
8.) Set Work Hours to provide your teammates with your typical daily availabilty.
9.) Connect your calendar and Pulse will sync calendar information into your status, helping teammates see when your day is extra busy, when’s best to connect, and real-time availabilty.