Here at Setapp we like to help you tackle tasks in the most efficient way possible. That’s why we curate our app stack very carefully — to select just the right tools for the tasks you face. We want to help you keep all of your focus on the tasks at hand, while we take care of the apps.
This is exactly how our partnership with Yac came about — with remote work becoming more and more popular (just look at this Reuters report on Enterprise Technology Research survey predicting the number of remote workers might double in 2021), we’ve decided to create a work kit that would be a seamless solution for remote work.
What is Yac Remote Work Pack?
Yac Remote Work Pack is a collection of apps to make working remotely an easy, fun, and efficient experience. This collection of tools was hand-selected for the tasks you encounter when working with a remote team.
Yac Remote Work Pack is:
A complete solution for remote workers that features 15 apps that solve the key workflow hiccups many remote workers face.
Ten of the apps in the pack are already familiar to Setapp users: Bartender, Meeter, Paste, Filepane, Be Focused, ToothFairy, Gifox, and Sip.
Four apps in the pack are brand new: Yac, Serenity, Backtrack, and Newton (the latter was previously only available for Setapp for Teams users).
Who are Yac?
Yac is an Orlando-based startup that has introduced to the market an innovative app for asynchronous voice and video messages. The idea behind the tool is to save time for your teammates, resolve scheduling conflicts, as well as allow for better work-life balance by avoiding late night work calls.
TechCrunch described the company as “reinventing voicemail for the Slack generation”. Yac is also supported by substantial funding — just this January, the startup raised $7.5 million for product development and growth. Part of the investment comes from the Slack Fund, a venture capital fund started by Slack.
Fun fact: Yac began as a walkie-talkie for Mac and was originally named Yelling Across Cubicles.
A note on Setapp Collections
Yac Remote Work Pack is one of the newly introduced Setapp Collections. These hand-selected kits are designed to deliver even more productivity to Setapp users.
What are Collections?
Collections are ready-to-use selections of apps to tackle specific tasks. Our team created curated Collections of apps that take you from zero to a completed task quicker, more efficiently, and with much less stress. Just select the task and all the apps are in the kit, no need to search and try out numerous apps — get straight to doing.
Collections on Setapp address some of the most common challenges and tasks Mac users encounter, like browsing security, organizing files and folders, writing, working faster, and much more.
Collections come without any additional charges to the existing users and live in the Collections tab in the Setapp app:
Inside Yac Remote Work Pack
Finally, let’s get to the best part — take a peek at what’s inside the pack. Everything you need for effective and hassle-free remote work is here, take a look:
Yac is an asynchronous voice and video messaging platform. It helps you connect with your teammates without the need to schedule a meeting.
Serenity is a muter for notifications. Noise pollution is no joke and muting some or all of the sounds you get on your Mac can be a bliss.
Wait, what did you just say? Backtrack allows you to literally backtrack your Mac audio if you realize you needed something recorded after the fact.
Sip is a handy color picker for you to save, manage, and share colors with teammates without having to wreck your brain on how to get a hex color code or which color picker to use.
Sending over a neat archive instead of a collection of assorted files is just good business. Unzip and archive files in more than 30 formats with BetterZip app.
Yoink is a drag and drop utility for your Mac — simply drag everything you need onto the Yoink pile on the left of your screen and then drop any of the items exactly when and where you need them.
This comprehensive menu bar organizer will help you organize, search, and tidy up icons. Prioritize by keeping some of the icons always visible, some hidden until prompted, and the rest — always hidden.
Filepane is a file management solution to help you drop file, folder, text, or image and perform quick actions with it through the app: convert, share, archive, copy, move, open in Finder, send to Bin, and much more quick actions.
ToothFairy is a Bluetooth assistant that helps you connect, disconnect, and switch devices quickly and hassle-free.
This clipboard manager is an invaluable helper if you do a lot of research and want to manage information in various formats efficiently. With Paste, you won’t lose a thing.
Create, edit, and compress GIFs of your screen with Gifox. This flexible GIF maker is the perfect solution for capturing any flow on your screen.
Meeter is a meeting aggregator that fetches meet links from your calendars and allows you to join instantly from your menu bar. No need to scour your inbox for meeting links ever again!
This productivity timer will help you distribute your time in the most efficient manner possible. Be Focused is perfect for managing your tasks and tracking the time it takes you to complete them.