Network Menu Enhancements

As part of our ongoing effort to improve usability, we’ve just released a new version of our network menu. Historically, one of the more unique features of PBworks has been the shortcuts in the network menu.  These shortcuts allow users to access their Recent Items (visited workspaces and wiki pages, uploaded files), Starred Items, Tasks,Continue reading “Network Menu Enhancements”

Introducing New Menu Bar Customization

The menu bar at the top of our products is the most important navigational element.  It includes links to all the most important features in the product, a powerful search capability, and a host of other cool tools like the ability to access recent items or tasks. We’re making it even more powerful by introducingContinue reading “Introducing New Menu Bar Customization”

Now you can edit PBworks wiki pages on your iPad or iPhone

While PBworks has always been accessible on your smartphone or tablet, until recently, the built-in browser on iPads and iPhones didn’t allow rich text web editing. The good news is that browser technology has now advanced to the point where rich text editors like our wiki page editor will now work on iOS devices.  AsContinue reading “Now you can edit PBworks wiki pages on your iPad or iPhone”

Introducing Network-wide Page and File Types

One of the long-standing features of PBworks is the ability to create page (and file) templates simply by tagging .  These templates allow you to standardize the content on a workspace.  For example, you can create a “Meeting Note” template that you can use whenever you set up a new meeting, rather than having toContinue reading “Introducing Network-wide Page and File Types”

Introducing New Property Types

One of the unique features of PBworks is the ability to combine structured and unstructured information.  A typical workspace contains a lot of unstructured information (wiki pages and files), but both the workspace and specific items of content can be associated with structured information (properties). PBworks properties can take the form of a drop-down list,Continue reading “Introducing New Property Types”

Introducing Search Improvements

Search has long been one of the most popular and powerful features of PBworks.  Our search engine allows you to search through your entire network, including the text within the files you upload.  You also have the opportunity to “facet” your search results (for example, you can filter the search results so that they onlyContinue reading “Introducing Search Improvements”

Introducing the Workspaces Gallery View

One of the most popular features we’ve introduced is the Gallery View of files and wiki pages.  This thumbnail view complements the standard list view of files, and makes it easy for you to visually pick out the files you’re looking for. However, files within a workspace aren’t the only list that could benefit fromContinue reading “Introducing the Workspaces Gallery View”

Coming August 26: Updated Naming for Roles and Permissions

Here at PBworks, our powerful and flexible system of custom security and user permissions is one of the key capabilities that makes our collaboration suite enterprise-grade.  When you’re a PBworks customer, you have the ability to specify exactly who should be to do what and where. The downside of this highly granular security has beenContinue reading “Coming August 26: Updated Naming for Roles and Permissions”

Introducing PBworks Reporting

PBworks is pleased to announce its newest feature, Reporting.  This feature allows you to define, save, run, and download management reports from a new Reports tab.  The goal of Reporting is to allow you to generate an instant, high-level snapshot of some aspect of your business. Here’s how it works.  When you define a report,Continue reading “Introducing PBworks Reporting”

Introducing Page and File Properties, Copying Tasks and Task Lists, and the Network Collection Picker

We’ve got three new features for you to try, all of which are available immediately (to all business users), and at no extra cost. Page and File Properties Page and File Properties extends the concept of structured properties from your Workspaces to the Pages and Files within those Workspaces. We believe that structured data isContinue reading “Introducing Page and File Properties, Copying Tasks and Task Lists, and the Network Collection Picker”