We are happy to announce that a new version of PageSend has hit the App Store worldwide. Version 1.6 brings some major updates to the App and website, making it easier to get started and easier to create awesome documents This release is based very much on feedback we've had from our users and we hope that you find it much more intuitive to use. So lets take a look at some of the groundbreaking features available in the new app
Starting out with your first document
Based on the feedback we've had from people it turns out the signup process has been a real stumbling block. To help aid first timers we have introduced a concept of anonymous users. This allow you to start the app without entering an email address or password immediately. You can however upgrade your account into a fully registered account any time you enter the app.
|The new signup page. Much easier to get started with!|
We also want to help everyone create their first document and learn how to use the app as quickly as possible. When you create your first document you're now presented with a pre-loaded video tutorial on how to get started. It runs for just 30 seconds but helps you record and draw your first document.
|New users get started in seconds! It's a doddle!|
Working with content
We keep hearing from our users that they want to start a document with some basic content from a template, the app now supports this. When you create a new document you will be presented with the screen below. You can select to create a document as you would normally but you can also use one of the templates we provide. PageSend version 1.6 ships with two templates but we will be adding more between versions. You wont need to do anything, the app will simply download new ones as they become available. If you think there is a template that you could make use of, get in touch!
|Templates make it easy to get started|
Another requested feature is the ability to copy your documents so you can edit them further or to keep snapshots of something really good. This is now supported on the PageSend website. Simply navigate to your document online and then click the "copy" button. This will create an exact copy for you and automatically add it to your documents.
After using the app ourselves for some time and listening to what you have to say it was quickly becoming obvious that PageSend wasn't the easiest app to use to create documents. There was often lots of clicking between popups to get what you wanted and some of the concepts such as layers remained a mystery to many. We want PageSend to be super easy and super quick to use, so we've spent a lot of time and put a lot of effort into redesigning the user interface in version 1.6. If you're going from 1.5 to 1.6 you might find the app looks a little different. Don't worry all the great features are still there! Lets take a look at some of the changes.
|The old home screen|
|The new home screen|
Here we have the old and new home screens. There's now much more focus on the content of your documents with large previews representing the buttons. You'll also be pleased to know if you don't have any thumbnail previews for a document the app will automatically try to download them for you from our servers so you have useful content all the time. We've introduced a toolbar at the bottom, this provides controls for your settings and also is a great portal to get involved on PageSend online. Try tapping a few of the buttons and get connected!
|The old document screen|
|The new document screen|
Help us get even better!
We're already working on version 1.7 with some amazing new features along with support for different devices (more to follow soon!). We would love to hear any feedback you have about the current changes and we want to hear what you want to see in PageSend. Get in touch with us and let us know!