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."
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Your team already has a solid track record of success in using Samepage to deliver on project deadlines. Now it's time to put those skills to use on this year's most mission-critical project - the holiday party. Let's get it done.
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.
"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".
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is joined by Samepage® in a global strategic alliance announcement that stands to benefit over 12,000 EO members. EO is the world’s only peer-to-peer network exclusively for entrepreneurs.
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.
The Samepage Task - a tool of many talents. This blog post will walk you through 4 tips to help make your tasks in Samepage more useful and effective.
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.
As of today, you can easily add custom diagrams to any page, which is a very welcome addition for those of us who tend to think visually. If you're familiar with www.draw.io, you'll feel right at home with our diagram tool.
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.
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.
Samepage makes it easy to keep all of your files up-to-date even when working with a large team. Last week we showed you how to sync files.
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.
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!
You've uploaded a file you want to share with your Samepage friends, family or team members. How can you easily share this file with them?
Ever wish you didn’t delete that last file? Delete the incorrect file? What if one of your friends or team members deleted something by accident? With Samepage, that's an easy fix!
Now that you have organized your Samepage members into Teams, easily manage their page permissions.
You're busy at the office, juggling multiple projects with several different team members. How do you ensure everyone has access to the content that is important to them?
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?
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:
Do you have multiple email addresses? Now that you've adjusted your notification settings, make sure you receive them at the best address for you.
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.
It’s time to get ready for Father's Day. Time to honor and celebrate all that your dad has done for you, and those you love. He's a wonderful guy and deserves to be cherished!
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.
With the Samepage app on your iPhone, iPad or Google device, you are always connected.
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.