Using the Timeline view of tasks in a Task Board will allow you to plan the tasks in a timeline so you can more easily plan your day, week, or month, keep an eye on resources and verify the entire scope of a project is realistic and matches the plan you've laid out.
Are you looking for a new collaboration tool for your team? We know that it's tough to wade through all of the different features. This article will help you evaluate the features a proper collaboration software should offer.
Samepage goal is to bring to you an excellent video calling environment that nicely blends into our all-in-one team communication platform. That's why we invested the last few months into improving the stability, reliability, performance, design, and overall user experience of our video calling platform.
Our mobile navigation just got a new facelift. The bottom navigation buttons got reordered, and a new screen was added. Everything was done to help you navigate as quickly as on the desktop. Let's take a tour of our updated mobile navigation.
Samepage's primary focus has always been documents and the team collaboration around them. And it excels in that area. Tasks and events have been a great complement to manage projects and processes around Samepage documents. Today we are making a big leap forward as tasks and events are now first-class citizens in the product.
It's extremely convenient to have everything on the same page. Without having to switch context or having to remember all the application you have to check during the day to see what's new. You probably have specialized tools for billing, marketing campaigns, or product development.
Today we are introducing a new page type, the File Document. The file document is similar to all of our other page types. It holds just one individual file but adds all the Samepage goodness: Chat, tasks, events, adds a flexible preview, and automatic file versioning.
Most companies are always on the lookout to save money. Especially now as many of them are under some form of lockdown and the world economy heads toward a depression, finding cost savings is critical. How can yet another productivity app help save you some money then? Let's take a look at the problem of context switching.
In the second part of my response, I shared my thoughts on Porsche, continuous improvement, the Toyota Way, and product redesigns.
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.
As the global impact of COVID-19 continues to spread and affects millions of people and businesses around the globe, Samepage is committed to helping our customers and users survive and thrive in this very challenging and unprecedented time in history.
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.
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.
Are your teams using one application for task management, another for storing documents, and third one for a chat? What if there was a product that combined these features?
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.
All you need is to click on the "Enable auto-call" button in the edit event dialog. When the event starts, phones and computers of all event participants will start to ring. This way, it's much easier to get everyone in the call.
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.
Today is a big day that marks the future of Samepage development. We have a new document type called Task Board to please all the task lovers and project managers.
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 bring you three improvements to our primary collaboration element: pages. It all starts with customer feedback.
Notifications - we love them and hate them, right?! We want and need to be notified of conversations happening in our teams and pages. But sometimes, it can be too much of a good thing. So we built the next generation of notification settings.
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.
We're proud to announce we've been named as the leader in the team collaboration space by Info-Tech's Emotional Footprint Report!
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."
This is huge. Today, we announce the availability of completely free group chat from Samepage. Unlimited everything, from historical chat search to screen sharing to concurrent group video calls. Unlimited 3rd-party integrations too. Why are we giving it all away for free? Read this blog post to find out.
First things first - all guests are now free. Plus, if you haven't had a chance to meet your new "People" screen yet, you'll see it was redesigned to make management of your members and guests easier.
When we say we've got a team of rockstar developers, this is what we're talking about. One of them is quickly reaching online celebrity status as a software developer by day, and now-famous hardware developer by night.
Teamwork apps usually win awards for being great at the one thing they focus on: team communication, task management, productivity, file sharing, etc. You won't often see one app leading in multiple award categories, but in 2018, that's exactly what Samepage did. How? And more importantly, why? Allow us to send you into 2019 with the answers:
It's time to celebrate. Today, Samepage unveils a powerful new desktop design. It's been shaped, tweaked, tested, and polished by rockstar developers, designers, and power collaborators alike. We'd love to go on bragging about it, but the design speaks for itself, so we'll keep this short.
This round of design changes focused on content within your teams. What was once a full column of team content (members & guests, chat, tasks, files, pages, etc.) is now a sleek, less intrusive, yet more useful display across the top of your desktop screen.
"From both a technological standpoint as well as a business standpoint, Samepage is ready to scale," said Ondřej Fryc, Managing Partner at Reflex Capital. "Samepage has outstanding customer satisfaction metrics. Once you meet the engineering and support teams, you know why. It's exciting to see this level of talent and experience under one roof, and it'll be very exciting to watch them continue to innovate."
Stop us if you've heard this before. A team of co-workers recognizes they need to work together more efficiently. With the pitfalls of their current digital tools in mind, they set out to create or find a better way to work together.
This blog post will not attempt to tell you what online project management is. Honestly, we don't believe there is a one-size-fits-all definition out there, and we don't believe any two project managers do it in exactly the same way.
Freelancers are playing an increasing role in a global economy, with an estimated 34 percent of the workforce now working as independent contractors. This shift is revolutionizing the workplace, helping companies like yours to grow, scale and innovate more efficiently than ever. Why? It’s simple.
This one is for the jet-setting road warrior. We know you're proud to have that green dot on your avatar, letting your team know you're online 24x7. But sometimes you wish you could indicate that while you may be online, you're making big moves on the streets and might not be able to respond to everything immediately. Well, your wish is our command.
Today's release is a streaming feed of recent comments, reminders, alerts, and other updates across all teams and projects visible to you. On desktops, Inbox 1.0 can also be filtered to show only unread messages.
Multi-app workflows can be an IT security manager's worst nightmare. Why? Because security is only as strong as the weakest app in the chain, and because it's too easy to forget about the fine print in the corporate security policy when you're trying to impress colleagues with a new multi-app automated API workflow.
Instead of having just a single channel for the marketing team, separate marketing team pages help divide and organize multiple ongoing projects and conversations. Active pages float to the top of the page list, so relevant activity is always easy to spot.
For those of you who were already using Samepage to showcase your powerhouse project & event management skills, Samepage calendars were probably at the core of your workflow.
You're a project manager, and you've got a few projects cookin' at the same time. You're constantly chatting with your team about various project assets like files, tasks, calendar events, etc. Here's the million-dollar question: are your project assets easy to find?
Social media. You love it. You hate it. Either way, you probably need it. Most organizations today have some kind of social media presence that needs to be monitored.
You and your team live in Samepage. Naturally, you create a page for every project, but your page list is growing at exponential speed. You need a way to easily filter your page list down so you can easily see a list of open projects, reports, campaigns, etc. Enter "Page Tags".
"When I was a kid, one person opened a powerpoint file, worked on it, and then sent it to the next person." Yeah, well not anymore grandpa. In Samepage, multiple people can work on a page at the same time and then show it off with our new full-screen "Presenter Mode".
When you've got a team of people working on the same page simultaneously, or when changes on a page need to be approved by a team leader, our "Track Changes" feature is here to help.
Forward shared inbox emails into Samepage so your team can attach assignable tasks, collaborate on responses, and track activity in real time, in one place.
You've got red dot notifications piling up overnight or while you're taking that well-deserved vacation. What's the fastest way to hunt down all of those unread notifications when you get back online? We'll show you.
Plenty of online services have taken the liberty of calling themselves "collaboration software" simply because they offer one or two useful features, but few of them actually offer a package that can stand alone as a complete team collaboration platform.
You can now share a page with anyone in the world, regardless of whether or not they're on Samepage. This is perfect for teams that need to easily launch content-rich pages on to the internet without waiting for a web coder to help make them look nice.
We all know a guy who thinks duct tape can do anything. He applies it, looks satisfied, and if it doesn't work, he assumes it's because he didn't use enough. No offense, but a lot of people think Slack can do anything too.
We've recently introduced an easy-to-access survey tool in Samepage. You can add a survey to any page as easily as you'd add any other kind of content. Simply click the green cursor, select Survey, and select the type of survey you want.
At Samepage we're all about embracing the team. That's why we spend a lot of time thinking and writing about team communication. Teams that communicate well get more done, and have more trust. Since we've been writing so much about team communication, we thought it was time to round up all of the articles we've done lately into one ultimate post.
Communication is the key to everything. At Samepage we like to say great conversations lead to great content. Unfortunately, in today's world of flexible work schedules and distributed teams, it can be difficult to have the informal conversations that help move work forward. There are a number of chat applications to help you communicate no matter where your colleagues are.
You'd think we'd all be master communicators. All we do all day long is communicate. Talking, chatting, texting, emailing. Yet despite how often we do it, there's always room for improvement.
Collaboration is one of the top 3 soft skills employers are looking for in candidates. So, you might be wondering how to find out if a candidate is a gifted collaborator.
Samepage is proud to announce that we have been named a spring 2016 High Performer by G2 Crowd.
We all work with vendors, creatives, and consultants outside of our organization. To work effectively with distributed teams you need tools that work everywhere, and on any device. Lack of mobile support and difficult access/sharing outside of an organization are a problem for over a third of Sharepoint users.
Collaboration requires communication. In fact, conversation is the heart and soul of collaboration. According to a study by uSamp Research, 97% of us say that communication impacts our daily work. Email, with 1.3 billion users, is still the workhorse. Messaging apps, both real-time and stored, are growing in popularity.
Ever want to leave a comment for a specific team/family member or friend within Samepage, or feedback that all page members don't need to see? Quickly learn how to send private email messages with Samepage. It's easy!
You've created a page that organizes all the activities for your company picnic, but some people aren't members of Samepage? You need to share launch activities with an external agency, how can you do this? With Samepage, we've made external sharing easy!
Security is a top concern for businesses when considering new software. Because of Samepage's history, growing out of enterprise grade firewall and secure communication software, we take security seriously.
Now that you have organized your Samepage members into Teams, easily manage their page permissions.
ebooks are a tried and true method for getting the word out about your expertise, whatever it may be. B2B marketers know that ebooks can be an important component of their lead generation strategy — a great tool for generating valuable new leads.
Ever feel like your professional life needs a little more organization? Does your team have one central location to post files or collaborate on projects?
Need to organize your personal life? Create your Samepage to suit your specific needs.
Just when you thought working with your teams in Samepage couldn’t get any easier, we’re here to tell you it has! Today we’re introducing a way for you to stay on top of your workload as efficiently as possible with Assignable Tasks:
Running a commercial photography business isn’t easy. It often means long days and aggressive deadlines — not to mention battling with the competition. But creating compelling images takes far more than having a great eye and good equipment.
Make sure you're on top of all your Samepage projects, updates and information by adjusting your notification settings for comments. No matter what group you're in, you can choose where and when you receive notifications.
Following pages allows you to curate the pages that matter the most to you, giving you a simplified view when browsing pages and comments. A sort of “favorites” list within Samepage.
Did you know that accreditation has a direct impact on your education? Aside from the promise of a quality education, an institution's accreditation status provides students with many other benefits as well.
Whether you’re an avid reader or not, book clubs can be fun -- a great way to enjoy books, challenge your mind, laugh, share ideas (and maybe some wine) with a few friends.
Are teamwork and collaboration interchangeable? For that matter, are cooperation and collaboration the same? Most of us tend to treat these words as synonyms. But I believe there are nuances that could help us be more effective.
For many years now we’ve seen how having a collaborative workspace can boost innovation, creativity, and productivity. We’ve all heard or read of Pixar’s and Google’s spaces — from common café and “play” areas to furniture on wheels.