Author: Ranjith Kumaran

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Coding and creating at CAMP EDMO

Hightail recently visited CAMP EDMO in San Jose, the summer learning camp dedicated to helping kids build coding and other creative 21st century skills. To support their efforts, we sponsored 10 places for underprivileged kids, who might otherwise not have had the opportunity to attend. The morning opened with a…

Tearing up the paper paradigm

This is an updated version of this post, originally published in July 2015 Desktop. Document. Folder. Trash can. For more than 40 years, office-related metaphors have been central to our digital experience. This paper paradigm was popularized by the Xerox Star in 1981 and served the purpose of providing novice home…

Photos from last night’s CODE screening

Last night, Hightail hosted a free screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco. CODE is a remarkable documentary about the lack of female and minority engineers in the tech world and how that gap can be closed. The film was introduced by its director, Robin Hauser Reynolds, who…

Debugging tech’s gender gap for a sustainable future

Later today, Hightail is hosting a free screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco. This remarkable documentary takes a deep dive into the tech world’s lack of female and minority engineers and shows how this gap can be closed. Throughout most of my…

Put on a show: four tips for presenting your work

During the process of rebranding as Hightail, we worked with creative agency, Siegel+Gale, to replace our outdated moniker, YouSendIt. The agency has been responsible for changing Master Charge to MasterCard and named the BlackBerry, so we knew we were in good hands. After much research and discussion, a meeting was…

Bringing project management to Hightail

Using Spaces to collect feedback on visual files is just one facet of creative collaboration. You also need capabilities like task assignment, approvals, versioning and project dashboards to unify the entire creative process from concept to completion, which is why we’ve added a range of new project management features to Hightail. Until now,…

Creative collaboration is going Spaces

Today, I’m excited to announce the general release of Spaces, our new creative collaborative platform. Having launched a beta version of Spaces earlier in the year, we’re now ready to open it up to the wider world of creative professionals, from design firms and ad agencies to marketing departments and…

Connect Spaces to Hightail

  Our latest beta release of Hightail Spaces is a big one for existing Hightail users. Now when you’re logged in to www.hightail.com, you can access Spaces directly from the main navigation bar and sign in using your Hightail username and password. You will also be able to upload files to…

Five alternatives to meetings

When I co-founded my startup PunchTab, one of the first things I did was institute a meetings rule. If you added an internal meeting to anyone’s calendar, it cost $1 per minute scheduled. That’s right – at PunchTab you had to pay to hold a meeting, with the fees going…

Introducing Hightail Spaces

Today I am excited to announce the beta release of Hightail Spaces, a new service that aims to solve the problem of creative collaboration. We’ve created a uniquely visual way for designers, photographers, video producers, marketers and other creative professionals to share work and get feedback from clients, managers and…

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