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Create better presentations with Hightail Spaces

Following on from last week’s major update, we’ve just added the ability to preview Keynote and PowerPoint files to the beta release of Hightail Spaces. This means that you and your team can now add contextual comments to your latest deck and work together on new versions until you’re ready to…

New release of Hightail Spaces

In May, we launched the beta version of our new creative collaboration service, Hightail Spaces. We now have thousands of Spaces users actively sharing files, adding comments and updating versions every week. These early adopters have been a great source of feedback and we’ve just released a new beta version of Hightail Spaces that…

Trashing the desktop metaphor

Desktop. Trash can. Folder. Document. For more than 40 years, office-related metaphors have been central to our digital experience. But when you think about the fact that the designs, illustrations and videos you create on your computer are treated as “files”, the system begins to feel very outdated. It’s optimized…

Seven digital tools changing how ad agencies work

One of the pleasures of watching Mad Men was stepping back into a world free of digital technology. Don Draper’s desk often contained nothing more than a telephone, potted plant, notepad and, of course, a whiskey glass. The few new technologies introduced are viewed with a mixture of awe and…

Five reasons why projects fail

An amended version of this article was originally published in Entrepreneur. As a founder of multiple startups and current COO of Hightail, I’ve led many projects, from launching new websites to rebranding a multi-billion dollar global company. While I’ve had some great wins, I don’t mind admitting that there have…

A photographer’s perspective on Spaces

As part of our development process for the beta release of Spaces, we invited a small group of creative professionals to test the product in real-life situations. Last week, we showed you what a typographer, publisher and video producer thought of Spaces. Now it’s time to get a photographer’s perspective.  …

Meet the Hightail Spaces testers

In the months prior to yesterday’s official release of Hightail Spaces, we tested the product with a small group of creative professionals, including filmmakers, designers, publishers and more. Though we had our own ideas about how our product could solve the challenges people faced when engaged in creative collaboration, we wanted…

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…

Tear down this collaboration firewall

Most people had probably never heard of a firewall until the day their company network stopped them from visiting a website. That was back when the web—with its news sites, social networks and games—was seen as the ultimate productivity drain. These days we are genuinely reliant on the internet in…

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