We’ve kept up our high speed with this next feature update, which again brings you a new integration next to some very nice improvements.
It’s finally here: Evernote integration
We know that many of you would have loved to have seen this even earlier. But integrating Evernote was not the easiest task and it caused us some serious headaches to launch this app with the quality you expect from Hojoki.
The Evernote integration brings the newsfeed of your notebooks on Evernote right into Hojoki. Delivering to you these updates in the same place as all your other apps. If you are an Evernote premium user and have others editing your notebooks, you’ll see this too.
We’ll blog about this new arrival in more detail in a few minutes.
Easier laws for workspaces
We continue on our mission to improve Hojoki’s social features. We’ve now added activities that show you when somebody adds or removes another user to a workspace:
This goes along with our improved, simplified model to support the direct communication style you have on Hojoki. All members of a workspace can now add/remove members or add/delete content in it. Admins maintain the rights to rename or delete a workspace as well as adding/removing other admins.
Clearer naming: Good bye “autoshares”
When creating something very new like Hojoki, sometimes it’s not easy to come up with the right wording. We found it especially difficult to explain our “autoshare” functionality and the wording didn’t seem to make things easier. Now we replaced autoshares with something easy: adding content. So, in Hojoki you have workspaces and you decide which members and which content (former autoshares) you add. Members are able to write and comment in the feed. Changes in added content will automatically show up in the workspace’s feed. Yep, it’s that easy.
Thilo spent his week on optimizing your user experience at lots of different places in the UI. First of all, we improved blank slates to make starting with Hojoki as easy as possible.
Then, we enabled the status inbox for microblogging even if you don’t have any workspaces. If you don’t, Hojoki creates a workspace for you once you post your comment.
Another important addition are replies on aggregated activities. Now you can just click “reply” without the having to expand the aggregation into single activities.
Next, you can now create a new workspace when you share an activity. So the workflow is; something shows up in your newsfeed, you want to share it, you press share and you have the choice to create a new workspace to share it with.
Dropbox changed parts of its API recently without notice and we reacted quickly to fix your feed (already done in a hotfix update just a few hours after their changes last Friday) and your links (with our current update). We understand that Dropbox is in the process of polishing its major API and we expect some nice features there which should make our integration even better for you.
Improving Hojoki’s performance and smashing bugs
As always, there was some work under the hood and bug tickets to solve. Our Evernote beta testers especially helped us a lot in finding bugs and performance issues (thanks to all of you with more than 100,000 notes in Evernote!).
You should also experience a boost in speed and performance of stream loading!
The next update is just around the corner with Zendesk starting it’s private beta test now.