Improved UI and New Features for Present.ly

"Ch-ch-ch-ch changes!" It's a new year, and it's time for a change! That's why our Presently development team has been busy this month working on some exciting UI changes. Yesterday we released a new UI for Presently that includes several highly sought-after features, and we think you'll be excited about the enhancements.

Here is a broad visual of the basic UI changes:

As you can see from the screenshot above, we have significantly improved upon the UI: the colors are more subdued, questions are clearly called out by conspicuous question marks to the left side of the main updates window, and there is a cleaner look and feel. In addition, you'll notice the new option to switch between threaded and non-threaded views. Here is what the threaded view looks like:

Here are some of the major changes for Presently that we think you'll be excited about:

  • Option Display Mode
    View updates in list mode or threaded mode.
  • Inline Reply
    When viewing updates in threaded mode, you can reply inline to updates, making it easier to track and view conversations.
  • File Uploader
    We rewrote the file uploader so that it doesn't depend on Flash.
  • 140 Character Limit
    Now the 140 character limit can be changed in the Settings by an Admin!
  • Follow All
    Remember the old days when you had to click to follow each person individually? Those days are no more. We present to you the incredibly handy "Follow All" button!
  • Profile Information
    Each user's profile page now displays pertinent user information like Skype numbers, email addresses, birth dates, expertise and more.
  • Skype Integration
    Now you can click on a user's Skype name within Presently and it will launch the Skype application and make the call to the user you selected.

And there's more! We didn't stop at UI changes; our team has also done a lot of work behind the scenes to enhance the application's overall performance and logic. Expect a more robust, sleek and peppy user experience!

Maggie, our QA Manager, put together a screencast to visually introduce you to the upgrades!

Present.ly Tour With New UI from Intridea on Vimeo.

If you haven't used Presently yet, now is a great time to give it a try. It's the perfect tool for collaboration and communication between teams. You can sign-up now for a free web-hosted account and get started today, or you can contact us about installing Presently behind your company's firewall for added security. And if you're already a Presently user, we hope you'll enjoy the improvements!