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Feedback on the fly with Spaces

We’re excited to announce that the Hightail Spaces mobile app is available for your iPhone and Android. Now, when you’re out of the office, you’ll still be able to review files on Spaces and leave comments using your smartphone. And if you capture some inspirational video or take a photo…

Real-time collaboration helps HistoryNet go back in time

HistoryNet is the publisher of nine venerable history-themed magazines and the HistoryNet.com website. Art Director, Brian Walker spoke with us about how Spaces is helping the company redesign all nine of its magazines. HistoryNet is a collection of nine magazines Our special interest publications are each aimed to appeal to readers…

Four questions every tech leader should be asking

This post was originally published on LinkedIn. Today’s technology moves so fast that any tech firm more than a few years old has to contend with aging stacks, outdated code and ever more complexly linked infrastructure. Yet there are also great advantages in having proven stacks, experienced staff and existing users….

Adding more go to LAIKA’s stop-motion workflow

LAIKA is a stop-motion animation studio that has produced several Oscar-nominated feature films, including Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls. After using FTP to share video files during production of the studio’s first two movies, Manager of Media Services, Martin Pelham, decided to find a less complex and more reliable file sharing solution….

Grab their attention @Spaces

Have you ever left a comment in Spaces but then worried that the intended recipient of your feedback might miss it? Now, when you’re adding comments, you can use @ to specify someone following your Space. We’ll email that person to let them know you’re expecting a response. No more…

Finding feedback is now easier on Hightail Spaces

  The fantastic feedback we’re receiving from users of Hightail Spaces continues to guide the development of our new creative collaboration tool. The newest beta release of Hightail Spaces sees the addition of a comments sidebar. This allows you to view all the comments on a file at a glance, so no…

Tool tips with Scott Moe

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Director of Digital Marketing, Scott Moe. Working tools The tool I rely on most at work is probably Evernote. I’m a list guy. Always have been, always will…

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…

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…

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…

Tool tips with David Louie

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is UX Designer, David Louie. Working tool Prototyping is an important part of the UX toolkit. It helps in designing the ‘feel’ part of a product’s ‘look and feel’. After…

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