Phasing Out the 30Boxes Plugin (June 30, 2012)

30Boxes was one of the first plugins we added to PBworks back when the service was still called PBwiki.  This simple calendaring application let our users add a shared calendar to any workspace, and to have that calendar show up on multiple pages.  And while 30Boxes has never been used by most of our users,Continue reading “Phasing Out the 30Boxes Plugin (June 30, 2012)”

Introducing Improved File Preview (and better Sharing)

One of the key aspects of PBworks is the ability to work with files.  We’ve made files collaborative–you can upload them, set per-file access controls, share them, track their revision history, comment on them, tag them, and link to them. Some types of files, like web-viewable images like GIFs, JPEGs, and PNGs, we display asContinue reading “Introducing Improved File Preview (and better Sharing)”

Introducing Personal Workspaces

Yesterday, PBworks celebrated the new year by introducing our first major feature of 2012: Personal Workspaces. A number of our customers told us that they wanted to use PBworks as a place where their employees could store their stuff–files, documents, brainstorms, etc.  One customer even went so far as to dedicate a member of theirContinue reading “Introducing Personal Workspaces”

Introducing Multi-value User Profile Fields

Thought we were done for the holidays?  Think again.  We’re still working away here at PBworks HQ.  Today’s new feature is the addition of multi-value user profile fields. Our user profiles are an important part of PBworks; Network Administrators can add any fields necessary to allow the members of their organization to share their skillsContinue reading “Introducing Multi-value User Profile Fields”

Introducing Multi-file Zip Download

One of the convenient features that PBworks customers use a lot is the ability to upload multiple files at once.  This is a great time-saver when uploading files like photos, images, or related documents. Unfortunately, web browser security settings prevent you from downloading more than one file at a time.  It’s not a PBworks restriction;Continue reading “Introducing Multi-file Zip Download”

Introducing Network Folder Settings

Products, like living things, evolve in response to their environment.  They build on what currently exists to add new functionality, or refine how things already work. Take our latest feature, Network Folder Settings, for example. PBworks began by allowing you to set up a single workspace for collaborating with your team. We built on thisContinue reading “Introducing Network Folder Settings”

Introducing Move Between Workspaces

One of the great strengths of PBworks is that it’s easy to get started.  Just create a wiki page, upload a file, or email a workspace, and you’re off and running.  This openness helps encourage participation, and lets your team build on each others’ efforts. But this openness has its downsides.  It’s hard to determineContinue reading “Introducing Move Between Workspaces”

New: “Sticky Notifications”

Notifications are a great way to stay on top of your work.  It’s great to find out when others have made changes to the content you care about.  But that’s the rub–how can PBworks know what content you care about? Originally, PBworks simply notified you about every change on every workspace you belonged to.  ButContinue reading “New: “Sticky Notifications””

Coming Soon: Improved LiveBar

Ever since we launched our real-time collaboration features, our business products have featured the LiveBar in the lower-right corner of your screen.  This nifty little tool let you chat with colleagues, trigger conference calls, and see the latest activity notifications, all without ever leaving your current screen. The LiveBar has been so successful that we’veContinue reading “Coming Soon: Improved LiveBar”