May 30th, 2016
Asset Rotation in Proofing Workspace
Last month we released the latest version of ConceptShare with improvements and new features to our Proofing Workspace. These included a cleaner, re-organized sidebar menu, extending our comment pin feature to work with more types of assets, and most notably - adding the ability to rotate assets within the Proofing Workspace to meet the needs of enterprises that work with assets that have different orientations like packaging designs.
These types of assets are unique because they include a lot of images and copy that appear in different orientations which can make reviewing these assets in a static view or single orientation incredibly frustrating.
Adding asset rotation capabilities to our Proofing Workspace allows creatives and reviewers to see each part of an asset, add markup to it, and provide clear and actionable feedback more quickly and easily by:
- Enabling an asset to be rotated in 90 degree increments for a 360 degree view
- Allowing reviewers to zoom in and out on an asset while rotated to see everything with ease
- Displaying markup and feedback in the orientation and size it was in when reviewed
March 21, 2016
A Brand New, Rebuilt Proofing Workspace
For the last few months, we focused on building a faster, more efficient, creative review process - a process that results in faster project approvals to meet deadlines and increase productivity. We’re proud to unveil our new Proofing Workspace that is cleaner, simpler and more modern - built to streamline the Reviewer’s experience, enhance ease-of-use and provide faster access to relevant content.
Reviewers will be pleased with how quickly assets load (three times faster) as they move through a review. Proofing Workspace elements now expand and collapse providing more viewing real estate. ‘Compare Mode’ and ‘Split Screen’ can be set as vertical or horizontal views to accommodate files of any shape. Wider Comment boxes accommodate lengthier messages and expand or collapse in place, making it easier to navigate through long lists of feedback. We’ve added keyboard, mouse wheel and trackpad shortcut commands and consolidated the markup tools and their properties into the sidebar.
Improving the Reviewer’s experience and shortening the review cycle doesn’t stop here. We’ll be releasing more improvements over the next months. Our development roadmap is packed with lots of new features.
January 18, 2016
Responsive UI for Mobile Devices
You can't always be at your desk to provide timely feedback on files, so we developed a responsive UI for tablets
and smartphones that will allow creative production teams remain awesome while away from their desktops.
Follow activity on numerous projects chronologically, scroll through to find something specific or add comments to
maintain real-time discussions with colleagues or clients with the Activity Feed.
Playback files in the Proofing Workspace or:
• Read other’s comments.
• View annotations made.
• Reply to comments or add a new comment.
Access your reviews or quickly decipher their
status with My Reviews:
• Red is Over Due
• Yellow is In Progress
• Green is Complete
Advance quickly through reviews, providing feedback on files with an Approval or Rejection using your laptop, tablet or smartphone - at your desk or away from the office.
Watch how quickly a user provides feedback within a review using a smartphone in this short video - or share it with your team.
November 30th, 2015
Drag and Drop Files (Desktop)
We now have drag and drop capabilities for our desktop users - providing faster access to relevant content
and streamlining user experience. Drag and drop files from your desktop directly to ConceptShare. Select
multiple files or just one - the Add Files box highlights as an active area as you hover files over it.
Add Files (Tablet)
We’ve enhanced efficiencies for our customers who work remotely on tablets. Reach ConceptShare through
a web browser and upload any number of files from your Photo Libraries or iCloud Drive. Review files on your
own or collaborate with creative team members as you commute.
Watch the 60 sec video on these new features.
November 05, 2015
HTML5 Support Is Now Here.
ConceptShare has added HTML5 animation files to our list of supported file formats. Our users can now review and approve this type of animation file the same way they do on video files.
Upload your HTML5 project ZIP file and click in the "Process as HTML5 asset and convert to video" checkbox. This will expose duration, width and height processing fields for input. These define the viewport and the length of the resulting video. Manually input your values or allow ConceptShare to auto-detect them for you.
Users can always download the original ZIP file from the Asset context menu. For best results, the ZIP file should contain only one index. HTML file within the published animation folder. Versioning a ZIP file works the same as existing versioning steps.