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Agilewords July release (screencast)

  • By Fabrice Talbot
  • August 02, 2010
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Here we are again, with a new release of Agilewords, our web-based application for sharing and reviewing Word documents online. We love that Agile process built around small iterative developments. It’s so exciting to get frequent updates with new features, better usability, and bugs pushed out of the system - in a matter of days! Don’t you agree?

Here's a video showing the improvements we just released.

Let’s start with appetizers. First we added a ‘recently viewed’ document list in the dashboard to simplify access to documents under review. We also improved the look and feel of our quick edit feature to clearly show when you enter in edit mode and how to save content edits.

The tastiest course on the menu is, without a doubt, the re-design of our document view. This page is central to Agilewords' review application -  it’s where users spent most of their time. So we thought it was worth putting some serious effort in to making the review and collaboration experience as smooth as possible.

We made the following improvements:

  • New user interface (UI) with a clear separation between the header and the document pages
  • Simplified document header - document title, review status, clear call to action (‘Review complete’ or ‘I approve’ depending on your task)
  • Fixed header – scrolling up and down on the document does not impact the header positioning
  • Easy-to-manage document: use icons in the header menu to access the review schedule, list of collaborators, and their tasks. Icon tooltips are coming in the next release

We’re interested to hear what you think. Send us your feedback now!

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