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Master your interface ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Tips for improving your path with Quadro

When launching Quadro the first time, all available interface templates for your installed applications are conveniently loaded into the [Library](doc:manage-interfaces) to let you get a taste of Quadro experience. Unfortunately our templates, like the developer-defined structures of menus, bring over the same issues of being generalists. So getting to learn to use, say, the Photoshop interface, without getting back to the old means, requires a time which may be enough for your force of habit to get back to what you already know. Moreover, not everyone has the privilege of taking a day off to [personalise](doc:customize-palettes) his interfaces. So, as we studied the ups and downs of the adoption process of Quadro we found out a more effective way. [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Build it step by step" } [/block] Start from empty [*palettes*](doc:create-a-palette), or strip them down to the less possible, keeping them in your [library](doc:manage-interfaces) so that anytime the app is used the [*palettes*](doc:create-a-palette) is displayed. Then, every time you reach to your menu or launch a command in a less then effective way, take a minute to [create a *pad*](doc:create-a-pad). Along the path, [group actions](doc:nest-pads-in-a-group) together in a way that makes sense to you. When you need more flow from start to end, or accomplishing something which requires utmost concentration on the task, you can quickly note down these actions and keep 20m at the end of the day to improve your interaction field. This way you may feel you are working a bit slower for a week or two, but for each minute you invest in [creating an action](doc:create-an-action) on your interface, you are speeding up (and creating flow for) every next time you have to activate it. [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Know your software" } [/block] Since Quadro is a mirror on your apps and system functions, the more you are aware of their functionalities, the more you can do with Quadro. Plus, with the [*flows feature*](doc:flow-control-actions), you are able to combine multiple apps to [create super-actions](doc:create-an-action) that work across any software. [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Extend with other productivity apps" } [/block] Applications such as Alfred, Keyboard Maestro, Automator, etc. can really expand your abilities to control things on your computer, and can be activated via [shortcuts](doc:application). [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Follow us" } [/block] We always propose use cases and share contents and techniques to make the most out of Quadro, so a quick glance on our [blog](https://blog.quadro.me) every now and then, or to follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/quadroapp) or [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/quadroapp/?fref=ts) (where we post new articles) is highly suggested. ๐Ÿ˜‰