As announced last week, we’ve broken down our launchpad initiative into several topics and have now started developing the first of them.
Hey Laura, yeah that's one of the ideas to make the creation of bookmarks in the launchpad easier and the results much nicer to look at.
Hey Sina, unfortunately there are no news abut this topic. We are finishing up some other topics, right now. As you can see on our roadmap this topic is still planned: https://community.coyoapp.com/internal-roadmap
Hey Nik, concept is done and I am just waiting for development resources to become available to gest started on this topic.
I have got some bad news. Unfortunately we need to postpone this feature by 1 quarter. Our current estimations show that we won’t be able to deliver this feature in time. This is caused by a delay in providing releases from last quarter which was the result of unexpected complexity in the development and deployment process.
I am very sorry for everyone who is waiting for this feature.
yeah, that makes sense. We were planning on making it possible to assign bookmarks to multiple categories. That way one wouldn't need to alter a link in multiple categories if e.g. the URL changes.
Though, this wouldn't work if different admins could administrate different categories - if they change one bookmark that is assigned to multiple categories, he or she would alter the url for all categories.
Therefore we were thinking about just giving admins access to all categories and bookmarks.
I got a question that came up lately: Are you actually using the option to assign admins to launchpad categories so that those admins can manage the bookmarks within those categories?
Wouldn't it be sufficient to give those users permissions to manage bookmarks in general (via admin backend)? We are thinking of simplifying the administration of the launchpad by removing the feature to have specific admins per category. But we wouldn't do this if it were an important use case to you.
Thanks for the feedback!
@Sarah: there was short downtime since I had to copy the files around. Do you still have problems downloading the files?
@Ester: Thanks for your feedback - can you specify what you don't like about the new UI? Is it that too much changes in general? Is it the change from a dark to a bright scheme?
We got some updates on the launchpad and would like to present you the current version of the concept. We tried to consider most of your feedback and after multiple iterations we would like to propose the following.
The launchpad will bet a completely new look that is brighter and appears much friendlier. Every bookmark gets more space so that titles and descriptions are not getting cropped. Users can still add their own bookmarks (which will be inserted to "My bookmarks") and can mark bookmarks as favorite. Favorite bookmarks are always on top and can be manually sorted by the users. Adding a search for the launchpad items should also help to find the bookmarks quickly even if their is a huge quatity of them. Additionally, there will be a category navigation in the left hand side for a better overview.
The administration will mostly stay the same but will get two great improvements. For one, admins will be able to create the bookmarks within the admin area. Secondly, a bookmark can be added to multiple categories. This way the admin does not have to switch forth and back to the launchpad and the administration and can manage the same link for multiple categories (and therefore multiple user groups).
To make the launchpad look great in the result it is very important to add icons, titles and descriptions. At the moment, this is very time consuming task and with the update of the launchpad we would like to change this. As soon as a user or the admin provides the URL of the bookmark, the application will try to fetch all available information from the target and prefill the creation form. So, best case scenario will be that you provide the URL and COYO takes of the rest choosing an icon and setting the title and description. If this automatic task fails or you are not pleased with the result, you can still edit the settings and chose another icon / image (including the cropping tool).
As always this feature will be available on mobile devices as well :)
Please let us know what you think! We hope that we were able to take all your feedback into consideration and we are excited about this new upcoming feature!AdminSven Hoffmann (Product Manager, COYO) shared this idea ·
You only need multiple themes if you want different users to see different themes. E.g. if you have different brands for different business units etc. In you case you can simply edit the default theme and apply all your changes there directly. E.g. edit the default theme and paste your custom css changes there.
Hey Nik, why don't you change the default theme to be your corporate theme? You wouldn't need additional themes for this, I guess.
Blog articles can easily be printed by using the browsers print function. Is an additional button therefore needed?
Besides, we are having a look into printing documents directly within COYO.
Thanks for all your feedback. Since this idea got a lot of votes and we see the importance of it. We will have another look into it.
Hey Philip, we are planning to highlight new blog entries for our mobile app COYO Engage right now but it could also be a good idea for the general product. Thanks for your idea!
Great! I will merge this idea with an already existing one for events then.
Hey Vanessa, wouldn't it be a better idea to improve the events then? E.g. making it possible to create global events with a limited seating where everyone could set their status (without being invited)?
Yes, there is a way to add events directly to your calendar. With version 14 (which is the latest cloud version) we introduced an ICS download which you can directly connect with your calendar application on your computer (or mobile device). There is a brief explanation in this blog article: https://www.coyoapp.com/blog/externe-workspace-mitglieder
We are also working on a direct integration with Outlook in O365 and Google Calendar.
Hey Philip, you mean that users don't have to say whether they attend or not? Could be useful for public events, yes. I'll keep it in mind but it won't have the highest priority here.
Nothing secure - but the plan is to improve a few flaws in the general concept like:
- making it easier to create public / private events
- invite all members of a workspace / subscribers of a page
- edit the admins afterwards and do not display them as hosts
We are planning to do some general improvements for the events - this will be one of them. Unfortunately, we don't have a timeline, yet.
As Sven already stated we started with creating concept and visuals. However, development of this improvement has not started yet but is still planned.
We added some smaller improvement for this by replacing links with buttons and making the columns more adaptable to their content. This is still no overall solution but since this is one of the most voted topics we will keep on working on this.
Note: If you don't want to wait for the version 14 to be released for the on premise version: We also patched the optimized columns for the file library into version 10.0.26.
With the upcoming cloud release (15.x.) and also the on premise release (14.x) we will at least display links as buttons which already saves a lot of space.
But we will keep on working a solution to adjust the columns of a list and forms app furthermore.
Yes, that is a great quick win for the problem with the columns. We'll try to squeeze this in as an improvement.
Yes, I have some good news. At least for the documents app we were now able to resolve this problem. A fix will be available for version 13.0.3 which will be released to the cloud in the next 2 weeks.
We are still working on a solution for the list and form app, though.
Yes, it is :)
I can't promise this but we will have a look into it. We would like to make several improvements for events for quite a while now - this would be one of them.
Hey Kira, yes you are right. Unfortunately we are busy with working on items with a higher priority. But this is still on our list as well.
yes, that helped a lot. From my experience it is quite unusual that one deactivates comments in general but maybe some other customers could comment and vote here whether this would be an interesting feature for them as well.
My main concern is that the configuration could get quite complex when you are able to activate / deactivate comments on 4 different levels:
- You can deactivate them in general via permissions (for certain roles or everyone)
- You could then activate them on a per page, per workspace level
- You can activate / deactivate them on a per app level
- You can activate / deactivate them on a per timeline post level
It could get quite hard to get an idea for the user (and even the admin) why exactly commenting is possible or not for some content.
Hey Kira, thanks for your suggestion. Can you say a bit more about the use case you would like to solve with this? What's the problem you want to solve?
Hey Lazlo, I absolutely see the point of this improvement and it would fit quite well into the product. Unfortunately this does not have a priority at the moment for us so I don't know when this is getting implemented.
Hey Lazlo, Sorry, I don't have an update so far. I also have to say that we are not following up on this with a high priority right now.
Hey Lazlo, selected user appear in the order you picked them initially - but yes - that's not very convenient.
Please do not link to service tickets here since other user won't be able to read them. Besides, the ticket you linked describes a completely different topic.
I removed the number of the ticket.
I like the idea, too. We haven't planned it for the near future, though. But we will take another look into it.
we actually do support different time zones. Users can choose their time zone in their account settings. They will see the event dates in their local time afterwards. Or is there anything else that you are missing?
Please note that we just released a feature for synchronizing events to Google Calendar with version 16 on the cloud. Next up is Outlook!
We are currently working on synchronizing events from COYO into Outlook. For your second idea there is already an open suggestion in our community: https://community.coyoapp.com/forums/306010/suggestions/35723755
Hey Christoph, so basically something the latest blog article is already doing but with more options? E.g. filtering by categories / source, searching, etc?
I like it, too :)
There are some ideas that go into the same direction. E.g. replacing the current blog article teaser image: https://community.coyoapp.com/forums/306010/suggestions/32107915
And I agree, also the teaser widget is up for some new design / new features. Especially the format of the teaser images should be easier to determine - e.g. an editor should have the information at hand which aspect ratios and sizes would work best.
I hope, we will be able to look into this in the near future. But in general this idea is probably the result of many smaller improvements on our existing widgets.AdminSven Hoffmann (Product Manager, COYO) supported this idea ·
Hey Nicole, thanks for your answer and your feedback. Showing a message like "This comment has been deleted" would ensure that every user knows that there was an item that others might have answered to or referred to. Just deleting or hiding a comment might create a gap in the conversation.
I like the idea to just hide comments (in terms of a soft deletion), though. It makes revision much easier. We'll keep that in mind and think about it.
btw: discussing this topic in the user community has the advantage that other people could join in. If we would discuss this directly others would miss out ;)
Hey Nicole, we are thinking about removing the option for normal users to delete any comments under their post. This would only be possible for the author of the comment themselves or moderators. In addition we would like to make it possible to report comments specifically and not deleting the comment as such but replacing it with "This comment has been deleted" or something similar. What do you think?
@Jörg: Sorry, I didn't see your comment here. You are right, we changed this in version 11 which is already available on the cloud and will be shortly for on premise.
Hey, sorry for the very late response on this. We are planning to do some changes on deleting comments.
We are thinking about removing the option for normal users to delete any comments under their post. This would only be possible for the author of the comment themselves, admins of the page / workspace or moderators.
In addition we would like to make it possible to report comments specifically and not deleting the comment as such but replacing it with “This comment has been deleted” or something similar.
Since the admin of the page / workspace is responsible for moderating the content within their page / workspace we won't remove the permission to delete comments, though.
What do you think?
Hey Noah, does the external workspace member feature solve your problem? You can invite users via their email addresses to certain workspaces in COYO to collaborate. The users have to sign up and login to COYO after receiving an invitation email. See https://www.coyoapp.com/en/blog/external-workspace-member for more information
Hey Marcus, so in detail the email sender should be also the sender of the email (instead of the system email address)?
Let's see whether other customers would need this feature, too.
Yeah, I heard this idea from other customers as well but unfortunately there are other tasks with a higher priority right now. But let's see whether other customers like to see this getting implemented as well.
To make this more specific: the title and the url would need to be provided in different language, right? The images might be the same in every language?