What’s new in Basecamp 3.6 on iOS
18 October 2017 | 8:08 pm

This feature-packed release of Basecamp for iPhone and iPad is available in the App Store today. Here’s a look at what’s new.

Improved attachments and sketching

It all starts with a redesigned file picker. Tap the paperclip button anywhere in Basecamp to see clear buttons for each kind of thing you can attach. They’re all first-class — especially Sketch which got a big boost in this release. Now, before you upload an image to Basecamp you’ll have the option to draw on it first. It’s great for highlighting and making notes — or just having fun.

Pick an image (left), tap ‘Sketch on image’, then add your drawings before uploading to Basecamp.

In addition to sketching on images, we’ve also beefed-up the drawing tools. You can now choose the from 3 line weights and 5 colors to add variety and interest to your sketches. Also new: save your Basecamp sketches or share them to other apps.

Works great with Apple Pencil on iPad Pro, too.

Drag and Drop Files on iPad

One of the coolest new features on iOS 11 is drag and drop and it’s now supported in Basecamp. You can now select one (or more) images from the Photos app, for example, and simply drop them into Basecamp! Here’s how it looks:

Drag one or multiple files into Basecamp.

Easier invites

Awhile back, inviting people to your projects got easier with the introduction of special links you could send to people that would automatically invite them to the project — no need to enter their name and email. On iOS we took that a step further. With one tap you can now share the URL with others via Messages, Email, Airdrop — or any other apps you use on iOS. It’s the easiest way to get people into your projects yet!

iOS 11 updates

Finally this release includes several fixes and improvements for iOS 11. The most notable one is for people who were unable to upload images to Basecamp because they were using iOS 11’s new space-saving HEIC format. Now when you upload an HEIC image, Basecamp will automatically convert it to a compatible format (jpg). It all happens automatically and behind-the-scenes so you won’t have to do a thing—it just works!

That’s all for now. We’re cooking up more for the next release. Stay tuned!

As always, please keep your suggestions, feedback, and bug reports coming our way. We’ve got some neat stuff coming in the next version so if you’re interesting in seeing it before everyone else, we have a few openings in our private beta. Send us an email and we’ll invite you.

❤️ The iOS Team at Basecamp,
Tara Mann, Dylan Ginsburg, Zach Waugh, and me.


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New Search and More in Basecamp 3!
18 October 2017 | 7:39 pm

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve told you about what we’ve been working on in Basecamp 3. The entire team has been plugging away at making it the best it can be. Here’s the latest features available for all Basecamp 3 accounts:

Search

Before, searching in Basecamp was a bit like making your bed with a cat around. Yes, the job will get done, but it probably could have been faster and your assistant wasn’t as helpful as it thought it was. Today, we announce the new search feature in Basecamp 3, faster and better than ever! This is a huge update to our search feature, brought to you by designer Conor and programmer Pratik.

Making it work.

Now you don’t have to go to a separate page to search. Click ‘Find’ in your toolbar and you’ll see our new search tool, right in place. You can filter by type of item, who posted it and the project or team it’s in. Basecamp will start displaying your results right away. You can also filter away Pings and Campfires, making it much easier to find what you’re looking for.

You can see the new searching feature in action below. Sometimes support has to share whitelisting information with customers who have tighter security at their company. In this example, I just searched for whitelist and filtered by Documents and our support’s project.

https://medium.com/media/e1da184a38c417fe248003abf17ccd3f/href

Applause for To-do Completions

Applause is a lovely feature that was previously only available for individual items like comments, messages, and documents. Basecamp designer Kris and programmers Jeffrey and Flora have now brought Applause to to-do completions. Now, when someone completes a to-do, you can let them know you appreciate their hard work by giving them applause.

Kris lives for the applause.

That applause will also appear in their Applause Report, every morning around 9am.

Filter Messages By Category

By popular demand, Kris and Flora also brought us filtering messages by category. Now when you’re viewing messages in your teams or projects, you can narrow them down by category.

Until next time!

That’s it for now. The whole team is working on great ideas as always, and we’d love to hear what you think about the new features. You can contact us on Twitter or share your thoughts via our Support form.

If you haven’t tried the latest version of Basecamp yet, sign up today for a free 30 day trial. Our team can show you the Basecamp Way or you can ask support a question to get a quick answer, 24/7.


New Search and More in Basecamp 3! was originally published in Signal v. Noise on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.


New in Highrise — our Small Business CRM
18 October 2017 | 5:52 pm

Mobile 3.1, better mobile emails, and more

It’s officially Fall here at Highrise HQ in Chicago, but it sure didn’t feel like Fall for our wonderful company meetup here a few weeks ago:

If you want to get to know the team some more, and hear our thoughts on business you should check out a couple videos we made with some great advice around staying motivated and getting started with programming.

For more videos like these, subscribe to the channel.

We’ve also been busy getting the word out about our simple CRM and have had some fortunate results with Highrise recently being named as a top 20 category leader for CRM solutions by GetApp.com and 6th for best CRM software by Crozdesk.

But we could still use a lot more help spreading the word. If you have a few minutes, we could use some reviews on Capterra (or any other review site you frequent).

As always if you need anything, whether Highrise or otherwise, please shout. We’d love to help.

Nathan Kontny
CEO, Highrise
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Mobile 3.1

Just a couple months ago, we announced iOS 3.0 and today we’re thrilled to announce BOTH iOS and Android 3.1.

For iOS users, since we recently released 3.0, these updates are general bug fixes and performance improvements.

For our Android users, you’ll get all of the iOS 3.0 updates like tags!:

Read about more Highrise Mobile 3.1 features here.

If you like the recent updates we’d love a review in the app stores or if there’s something causing you trouble send us a note: support@highrisehq.com.

Better Mobile Emails

We’ve been making a big push to improve the Highrise experience on mobile devices. And today’s change continues to move that forward.

Read more about better mobile emails here.

API Strict Parties Update

Highrise has many integrations, a few of which we’ve built ourselves and released over the past few years like Gmail and Outlook, and even Slack.

And many built by third parties, such as Zapier

For those integrations matching on names across apps or systems, one of the issues both our partners and our customers sometimes ran into was a ‘fuzzy logic’ search on contacts. The ‘Parties’ search for People and Companies was built to account for some flexibility on the way people might enter contacts into various systems — i.e. ‘Sam Jones’ or ‘Samantha Jones’ would return both contacts. But if Sam and Samantha are actually 2 separate people the fuzzy logic also sometimes caused confusion.

So we’ve introduced a new parameter with our API that allows the user to turn off the fuzzy logic and only return exact matches.

Read more about our API strict party parameter here.

Highrise About Town

Read more about a few places we’ve been spotted in the wild recently.

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