Alto in other Apps

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Alto in Slack

How do I add Alto to Slack?

First make sure you have the rights to install apps for your Slack team.

Then you can either find the Alto app in the Slack App Store or simply head to our Slack page and hit the Add to Slack button.

You will be taken through a screen asking you to allow Alto to access your Slack team. If you have access to multiple teams, pick the one you want to install Alto for.

After that you need to log in to your Alto account or any email address you want to connect to Slack.

Note: If you are already using Alto and have Sync enabled, this is the moment where you should sign in with your main Alto account so you get access to all the email accounts you have already set up and linked in your Alto app.

How do I access Alto in Slack?

You can access Alto by using Slack slash commands. Head to any Slack channel and simply type /alto followed by a specific Alto command.

Tip: Type /alto help to get a list of available commands and features.

Alto is already installed in my slack team but I need access to my accounts.

If you haven't linked your Alto account or the email address you want to use with the Alto slack app yet, simply type /alto link and it will take you through the login flow.

Note: If you are already using Alto and have Sync enabled, this is the moment where you should sign in with your main Alto account so you get access to all the email accounts you have already set up and linked in your Alto app.

Can I access my Alto File or Photo Stack?

With the Alto slack app you have access to any files and photos in your Alto Stacks.

Simply type /alto files to access your files and type /alto photos to access your pictures.

Can I search for files and images from certain people?

You can ask the Alto Slack app to show you files or pictures from a certain date range or only from specific people. Here are some examples:

File Stack:

Type /alto files to access all your files from the Alto File Stack
Type /alto files from Joe from last week to search only files from last week sent by Joe
Type /alto show me pdf files from Jane from yesterday to search only PDF's sent by Jane yesterday

Photo Stack:

Type /alto photos to access all your photos from the Alto Photo Stack
Type /alto show photos that I sent to John last week to search only photos you sent to John last week
Type /alto show me pictures from Phil from October, 2014 to search only photos sent from Phil in October, 2014

Can I search for specific file types?

You can ask the Alto Slack app to show you specific files only.

For example you can type /alto show me pdf files from Tom from yesterday to search only PDF's sent by Tom yesterday

Can I access my Alto Dashboard?

We are working on even more exciting features for the Alto Slack app. This will include the ability to access cards from your Dashboard and to get notified about flights, packages and more.

If you want to be one of the first to get access to it or learn about our latest releases, head over to connect.altomail.com and sign up. We'll be in touch!

I have more questions!

We are excited about your interest in Alto for Slack. You can reach us directly at feedback@altomail.com and we will be happy to help and answer any questions you have.

Alto on Amazon Echo

How do I access Alto on Amazon Echo?

Alto on Amazon Echo is currently in an internal alpha phase and will be available soon.

If you want to be one of the first to get access to it or learn about our latest releases, head over to connect.altomail.com and sign up. We'll be in touch!