We're rolling out a number of updates this week and for the end of May. This release see's the following new features and improvements to Simplebooklet.
We've updated your dashboard with a new and improved interface and added some helpful tools and data.
You'll notice right off the bat we've improved how we display your existing Simplebooklets. We've cleaned up their presentation and made the buttons to trigger what you want to do clearer.
We've also added a new sort feature. You can now sort your Simplebooklets on your dashboard by newest, oldest, last edited, and most opens.
We've also added some new data reporting for each Simplebooklet. You can see the number of opens, how many pages are in your booklet, and when you last updated your booklet.
You'll notice that in the top right corner, we've updated the way you access your account settings and profile. We've made this clearer and easier to manage.
We've added a new Integrations menu on your dashboard so you can see all the different ways you can use Simplebooklet with other third party platforms. They are broken into multiple categories depending on how they work. They include reporting, content import, and content distribution. These integrations are all through our platform but its a great way to see everything that you can do and even implement them directly from their listing to your overall account
We've added a new Slack integration to Simplebooklet. There are three ways you can use Slack and Simplebooklet together. From the share tab of your booklet, you can post to a specific channel or direct message. This will post your link and cover image to that Slack channel for easy access.
You can also use slash commands within Slack to access your list of simplebooklets and choose which one you want to appear in your channel.
And lastly, you can set up automatic notifications in a Slack channel. Basically, you'll be able to get notified automatically anytime someone accesses your Simplebooklet in the Slack channel of your choosing.
You can learn more about our Slack integration here:
We've made per page analytics an opt in feature now. So to collect analytics on your Simplebooklet, you'll need to go into the Analytics tab and toggle on per page tracking. Then we'll start tracking what's happening on each page of your Simplebooklet.
Narrated Simplebooklets are turning out to be really effective in driving engagement with your readers. We're seeing 5X improvement in on page and click actions when a booklet is narrated, even with voice only.
We've improved our narration tool significantly for inviting a subject matter expert to contribute to the narration of your Simplebooklet. You can now invite a guest narrator to narrate the entire booklet, or any page you want. Once they complete the narration, you'll receive an email notification that they've submitted a narration for review, and you will also see a notification tag on the invite tool for that page. You can review the multiple submitted narrations, then add the one you think works the best.
Bug Fixes and Performance Enhancements
We've made some improvements to our conversion engine to keep enhancing the ability to convert multiple file formats. We've also made some improvements to some of our flip transitions for mobile devices and a few general database performance enhancements.
Stay tuned for another update at the end of May. Some big new features that are really close to being ready for release.