Varia Research changelog
Varia Research changelog
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Dossier properties view

 

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Given that we are now live with our FREE and PREMIUM plan, it is important that our users know where they stand on the metered features. For that we have added a small modal that displays all critical information about user Dossiers - and provides a direct link for upgrading options, in case any limit should be reached:

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This Dossier properties modal/view is available through the Dossier list overview, or the ellipsis menu in each Dossier.

Cleaner Feed UI & refresh option

 

Improvement

  

Our Feeds have benefited from a small UI improvement, making their organization and appearance more clear. Also: RSS Feeds can now be refreshed individually, so that you can check for updates whenever you want, without having to reload the entire application.

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Freemium Plans are live!

 

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This is a big moment for us - and for our users: Varia Research has left the "Beta" cover. And is now available live, as freemium product in two subscription plans: FREE and PREMIUM:

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This allows users to subscribe to exactly what they need - and to only pay what matches their usage. A substantial amount of features are available in the FREE plan, which serves as entry level subscription.

For more dedicated users, the PREMIUM plan allows full access to what is currently available in Varia Research. And: more is to come, the workbench (annotating documents) will be a further substantial addition to the PREMIUM plan.

You also see that PROFESSIONAL and ENTERPRISE plans are not available yet - give us some time on these please. If you have early questions regargint their availability and features, do not hesitate to reach out!

More information about the subscription plans can also be found on our homepage (pricing info).

Add Tags to external Content

 

Improvement

  

Adding content from all over the internet has now become even more user friendly!

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Users of Varia Research love to add content from all over the internet to their Dossiers - rightfully so. Now relevant tags can be added to the document while it is saved to Varia Research.

Not only tags, but also the read state can be selected, so that if you add an article after reading it, it will show up in your Dossier with the right status.

RSS Feeds

 

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We are listening to our beta users and try to implement what helps you most to get your jobs done. One of the most frequently requested features was the ability to add RSS Feeds of any source. Guess what, this is now possible! 🥳

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This means the Media Monitoring component of Varia Research just grew substantially. You can now follow your favourite RSS Feeds alongside the common Varia Feeds. This enables you to track relevant sources beyond what we offer in our current and growing source catalog behind the Varia Feeds.

Also; as the tooltip in the screenshot above highlights at the end, you can add any Google Alert as an RSS Feed to Varia Research. Konwing about the power and popularity of Google Alerts, we tried to make this as convenient as possible. Reach out to us, if you want to learn more on that!

What are your favourite RSS Feeds? Let us know - and don't forget to add them to your Varia Research!

If you want to see more of your wishes implemented, speak to us. Don't hesitate to reach out or use the in-built feedback widget (right-bottom corner, yellow smiley). 😀

Filtering & sorting

 

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Never get lost in all your stored documents again!

We have just released a feature that should help you in great ways to keep your Dossiers organized. The filtering & sorting allows you to quickly find specific documents that you have stored - you can filter for all the column headers - so not just titles.

Most important, you can also filter for your Tags! This allows you to e.g. quickly find all documents again where you wanted to reach out for an interview:

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As the image shows, you can also filter for specific publishing dates or added to dossier dates.

The filtering & sorting will gradually be rolled out to further components of the product, let us know where you would want to see it immediately - and stay tuned!

Tagging

 

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To better organize your research documents, a comprehensive tagging system has been introduced to Varia Research.

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Tags know two levels:

  • Dossier-scoped: these tags will only apply to the respective Dossier, to help you and your team organize the work inside a Dossier. E.g. you could tag a co-worker or a task to be done related to this article and Dossier. Dossier-scoped tags
  • Global: these will be added to this document, where ever it is, be it in Dossiers, Interim, or even in the Feeds.

We plan to take the tagging much further. You will notice, that apart from adding them, nothing further can be done with them at this point. This is about to change over the coming weeks: tag based sorting & filtering will be introduced first, we will bring tags to other components (e.g. Contacts), and more filterig & organization based features will follow..!

What would you wish to further accomplish with tags? Let us know!

Read Status Marks

 

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You can now easily mark articles in Varia Research as read or unread. This will help you find your way in Dossiers or in your Interim storage.

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The read status can be changed in the table or grid view, as well as in the article details view:

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Better organization & UI for Dossiers

 

Improvement

  

We have updated the UI for most of the Dossier-Tabs - to help you find your research documents faster and to ease the working in Dossiers.

You can now find all online links stored in the "Documents" tab - while the Dossier Recommendations have been moved to the new "Recommendations" tab (where you can also find the external search - the integration of the Bing News API.

Also, you have the option to toggle between a details-oriented view, and a standard list view.

All these improvements should a) help you now and b) are a preparation for what's to come, in terms of new features and UI improvements. So stay tuned!

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German Sources

 

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Jawohl, we are making German sources accessible to our users! 🇩🇪 🇩🇪 🇩🇪 ✨

This means you can now create Feeds for German content - receive recommendations, summaries and machine learning based insights also for 🇩🇪 content. This is possible due to our NLP (natural language processing) approach and language model in place, which allows us to rather flexibly expand to additional languages.

English first, German second - as these represent our core markets. Do you have other languages that you would want to see automatically processed & handled by Varia Research? Let us know…

Our content for Feeds and recommendations is coming from 375 (and growing) international news sources, where we integrate their publicly available content, obeying crawling and reprocessing laws.

Going forward, we are looking to integrate licenced content as well, so that you users can start to circumnavigate nasty paywalls with a sleek pay-per-use solution. Sounds good?