A few great updates today for Convo’s desktop, web and iOS apps.
Bring your files to life on Convo
Do you work with files? Does your day look something like this?
- Someone sends you a file over a popular file sharing service like Dropbox, Box or Google Drive.
- You download it, or wait for a sync to complete.
- The team gets together for a meeting to review the file together and discuss decisions on changes that are needed.
- All feedback is then added to the downloaded file and a new version is saved.
- Finally you upload your version again.
That’s a bunch of emails exchanged, views switched, and files managed on your hard drive.
Your day just got better!
In today’s update Convo lets you share files from Dropbox, Box and Drive directly with your team on Convo. Convo generates instant rich previews of vital work file formats like PDFs, Word Docs, even Photoshop PSDs and over 32 file formats.
You can preview these files without downloading them and use Convo’s annotation tools to draw a box anywhere on your file, or highlight text and leave a comment (incase you missed it, you can annotate files on your iPhone too). Your team can jump to your markup quickly, and know exactly what you mean. That means they are able to respond faster with clear, actionable feedback.
Whenever a team member adds a comment, you get notified in real time on your desktop or mobile.
At Convo, we are constantly working to help you get your work done faster, and better. Today’s announcements make collaborating over files a whole lot easier, especially if those files are shared outside of Convo.
Faster views on your iPhone
We have packed in a bunch of improvements on the iPhone app. When someone posts a new message or comment, your feed will automatically update to show the latest updates regardless of what view you are on – your main news feed, a group view, or a user view. If your connection is a little slow, you can always pull to refresh too.
You will also notice a new, cleaner message and comment box.
Get your team on the same page, and earn free storage
Convo customers on the Basic plan already get 1GB of free storage and Premium customers get 50GB. But as you share more files with your team, you will need more storage space. Starting today, you can participate in Convo’s referral program to earn additional free storage. For every referred teammate that joins Convo, you will earn an additional 500 MB of free space for your network to use. Both Basic and Pro networks can earn up to a total of 16 GB of free storage.
To get started, open the menu on your iPhone app and select “Refer Teammates” to invite people who haven’t joined yet.
In addition to these updates, today’s release also includes some improvements and fixes.