This redesign is the result of a long process of listening to our customers and prospects. As with all major changes in a product, there are bound to be people who are unhappy. One prospect took the time to write me a long letter explaining why this redesign was terrible and misguided.
Dear Friends and Customers, Last Friday we introduced for new signups a new version of Samepage featuring a substantially reworked and improved user interface, as well as some important changes in functionality. This is a major redesign effort and it's not complete yet. In this article we want to explain why we are changing Samepage, what is different in the new interface, and what this will mean for you.
Working from home can be challenging. There are a lot of distractions from work that you would ordinarily do when you arrive home from work - like laundry. Keep in mind that not blending your free and work time together is crucial; otherwise, you will lose balance and will either work too much or not work hard enough.
Everyone is talking about Coronavirus these days, especially tech companies. Some seem downright gleeful, which I find disturbing. The risk-on trade on Wall Street these days has Zoom as the ultimate hedge against this pandemic.
If only typing on mobile was easier. The keyboard is too small, your fingers might be frozen due to winter, and the whole endeavor of texting what you meant to your teammates is driving you crazy! Thankfully Samepage is always looking for the best user experience. Instead of typing a message, you can record a voice message and attach it to the chat. Not only is it convenient, but it also preserves the tone. No more confusion or unnecessary conflict over what you meant by that sentence.
On February 14, we had a serious, though a brief, incident in which open team chat message content was sent to all guests in your organization via email and/or push notifications who should not have received those notifications.
At the end of December 2019, we've released the new type of collaborative document - task boards. It was a big experiment to see whether this type of content could improve the way you collaborate on Samepage. And it was an obvious hit. We see now that you love task boards and use them more and more.
We are improving how you ask teammates to join your organization on Samepage. Now you can use an invitation link and share the way that fits your team the best.
Are you afraid you are the only workaholic around? We have done extensive research, and to our surprise, we found out that there are a lot of people working during holidays.
Last week we released one of our most significant features for Q4. The tasks boards (aka kanban). With the task boards, it was never easier to manage a project in Samepage. You can define your workflow with custom columns and quickly move tasks around with a mouse. Pretty easy and straightforward.
When on a call on Samepage, you now can react with an emoji to let others know what exactly you feel about the discussed topic. It shows with animation, so it gets noticed and then fades away as the topic of discussion changes.
Video calling is one of our crucial collaboration features. To be in touch is especially vital for co-located offices. During the last few weeks, we have been working hard improving our video calling solution.
It happens to all chats with multiple people eventually. Several distinct questions get asked at the same time, and people start chatting about them one over another. Various topics get discussed, replied, argued about, forgotten, lost, found, started over, argued about again, and so on. It's easy to get lost and hard to escape without a headache.
We borrowed Mark Zuckerberg's quote for the title of this post because we find it quite fitting. Let's see Samepage's take on it.
We bring you three improvements to our primary collaboration element: pages. It all starts with customer feedback.
We're always improving Samepage. For a couple of last weeks, we focused on the performance of our mobile app. That forced us to work on things that are not visible directly in the interface. But it was necessary, and it was worth the effort. We are so thrilled about these changes that we shot a quick video for you.
Teams in Samepage are where most of your work gets done, so it naturally makes sense for us to improve how you're able to work inside of your teams. Among the dozens of small improvements we make every month, two stand out for making life easier for our users.
Here at Samepage, we can't say we're surprised to hear Dropbox's latest announcement. They've revamped their platform, hoping to remain relevant in a space they once dominated: online collaboration.
We've spent the past few months bolstering the foundation of our team collaboration platform with a strong emphasis on communication & real-time content management. Now, with a solid collaborative foundation, and with the full power of our development team, we're moving full speed ahead on enhancing task management in our all-in-one platform.
"Consolidation is coming in the collaboration app space," says Ondrej Fryc, Managing Partner at Reflex Capital. "The number of apps people are using is unsustainable. The market is moving toward more feature-complete solutions, and Samepage has positioned itself perfectly."