Custom Form Builder

You can now create a custom form for your Simplebooklet. You can add multiple different fields, including select menus and file uploads, all from a drag and drop form builder. Once you've built your form, you can have form submissions sent to multiple email recipients as well as have all completed forms stored in your account.

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Every field is customizable, so you can make each field collect the information you need.

When you add a form to your page, you can apply styles and customization so it looks completely integrated with your page.

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You can add multiple forms to a single booklet.

You can learn more about forms here in our help section or go ahead and try creating one for yourself. Custom form builder is only available in our Business Plans.

New Contact Card Features

You can now add links to your Linkedin and Youtube pages right on your contact card. This will give you more options for engaging with your audience from your Simplebooklet.

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New User Interface, Download Capabilities, and Fullscreen View

In an effort to get ourselves ready for a number of new features we plan to roll out over the next two months, we've updated the user interface for your Dashboard, Edit tab, and Design tab.

New User Interface

You will find that the Dashboard has been cleaned up and now operates in a more modern layout. You can select the type of booklet you want to start from a pulldown menu, and all menus on the left hand side of the dashboard now open in the dashboard.

In the Edit and Design tabs, we've moved the tools to the left hand column, while reducing the header toolbar. This gives you a bit more space to work with your booklets while making the tools themselves easier to access, especially the sub menus that open up.

Here's a quick video to show you the updates.

We've also added these additional new features.

Fullscreen View

You can now allow your booklets to open in fullscreen from the direct link. Previously this was only available to embedded booklets, but it's now an option you can turn on for all your booklet microsites.

To use this feature, open your booklet in DESIGN, then select Navigation Bar, and toggle on the Fullscreen option.

You'll see a new fullscreen icon appear in the bottom navigation bar by your zoom tools.

Download Cover Images

We've made it easier to download your booklet cover images in the Publish tab. Select the images option for downloading, and you will now see a button that you can tap to download your booklet cover to your computer (no more right click to save required).

Animated Backgrounds, Labeled QR Codes, and more

We're busy at work on a number of new updates and feature improvements on simplebooklet, but wanted to share some new updates we've rolled to our live environment.

Animated Backgrounds

You can now set your image backgrounds to have an animation effect when they load for the first time. The animation allows you to have your background image slowly zoom in or zoom out when your booklet is loading into the browser. You can apply this effect to any image you use for your background.

QR Code Labels

You can add your domain name and booklet title to your QR codes. This makes them more useful for printing out as they can then display the title of your Simplebooklet along the top of the QR code and the booklet URL along the bottom. Its optional so you can turn them on or off to appear on your QR Code.

UI Improvements

We've made a number of UI updates to the booklets and how you can interact with them. They include:

  • Reduced the margin between the top and bottom of your Simplebooklet and the navbars on your microsite.
  • Improved the flow of a Canva user and their next steps in turning their Canva Design into a Simplebooklet.
  • Added more email notifications to let you know the status of your Simplebooklets and your account.
  • Can now turn off all navigation elements on the mobile view of your Simplebooklet.

That's all for now but stay tuned for some really big updates in the month of September.

New Animated Stickers, Page Flip Sounds, UI Improvements

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We've rolled live some new features that people have been asking for over the past year: Animated stickers and Page Flip Sounds.

Animated Stickers

These are animated icons and graphics that add some motion and eye candy to your pages. They help catch a reader's attention and focus them on your page. You can find these in the EDIT tab under the new STICKERS menu option. Simply drag one onto your page. They can be scaled and positioned anywhere you like.

Page Flip Sounds

This is a new sound feature that will mimic the sound of a page flipping. You can choose between 5 different page flip sounds to best suit your booklet presentation. Page flip sounds are off by default but you can turn it on at anytime. To add a page flip sound, go to the DESIGN tab and select PAGES. You will see a new option with a pulldown menu to select the page flip sound you'd like to use.

UI Improvements

To fit in these new tools and make our app more inclusive, we've updated the menu toolbar in EDIT and DESIGN. Now, instead of text based menus, we are using icons with tooltips to identify the menu functionality. You can tap any of the menu options to use the tools to improve the interactivity of your booklets.

Animated Backgrounds

We've added a new feature to make your booklet presentations really pop. You can now select from one of our animated backgrounds. These are very low kb animated graphics that bring life and motion to your booklet URL.

To use an animated background:

  1. Open your booklet in the DESIGN tab.
  2. Select the BACKGROUND option.
  3. Tap the tab.
  4. Select the animated background you want to use.

Some of the animated backgrounds are transparent, so you can first select a solid background color and then apply the animated background to have the animation appear over the solid background color.

Canva Integration

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We think this is a great pairing of our platform with the Canva design platform. Canva.com is a world class platform in designing and authoring marketing content. With thousands of templates and brochure designs, you can quickly choose one for your marketing and customize it for your organization.

With our new integration, you can now export your Canva design directly to Simplebooklet and start emailing, posting, pinning, sharing, embedding and installing your design anywhere, on any device, all from a branded unique web link.

Simplebooklet works exceptionally well with brochures, flyers, newsletters, and other multipage designs you create in Canva.

Check out our help section to see how you can use Canva and Simplebooklet together to really make your marketing come alive.

https://docs.simplebooklet.com/article/148-simplebooklet-with-canva

Automated Link Detection

When you convert a PDF or Doc or Presentation file on Simplebooklet, we try and detect if there are any links in your booklet. This can include website links, email addresses, and phone numbers.

You can turn on or off this automated link detection from the DESIGN tab, under the PAGES menu. You can toggle it on or off depending on your preference.

We made it possible to do this because some conversions may identify some content on your page as a link when it isn't a valid link. This gives you the option to turn off those links.

Facebook Video Teaser Post

We've updated and improves the way you post video teasers of your Simplebooklet to your Facebook page. You can now use our facebook social posting tool to create the video, then post it to your newsfeed. What's improved is we've automated the posting process so you no longer have to download and post your video teaser manually, as well as including your link to your booklet and setting the auto play for your post.

To post a video teaser, go to your Simplebooklet's publish tab, select Facebook, and then select the video post option.

New QR Code Features

We've updated your QR Code generator for your Simplebooklet. Now, when you generate a QR Code, your logo will appear in the middle of the code. It's a great way to brand your QR codes for use in your print collateral and on stickers for your windows.

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You can also use our print version tool for your QR Code. This is an easy to print page that will display your QR code, your logo, your Simplebooklet title, instructions for your customers on how to use the QR code, and a personal message. This will make it very easy to print out a notice you can post in your store window or display on a countertop. Now customers can just scan the QR code and install your brochure directly on their device.