Yoink is an excellent shared resource manager in slack, but with the news that it was going paid at an entirely too expensive price in 2022, I figured, “why not write my own”.
So I did… meet https://mutexbot.com/, a slack shared resource manager to assist in managing you software licenses, shared accounts, dev environments etc.
The syntax is pretty straightforward
/mutex create [resource_name] /mutex reserve [resource_name] /mutex reserve [resource_name] [duration] /mutex reserve [resource_name] [duration] "[note]" /mutex release [resource_name] /mutex delete [resource_name] /mutex list
Hope all who find it find it useful. I’m also interesting in knowing what you use it for! Leave a comment down below with your MutexBot use case 🙂
Update June 2022 – A Beta dashboard is now available. While logged in, navigate to https://mutexbot.com/dashboard/.