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 colleagues. We really want you to try it out at spaces.hightail.com and tell us what you think.
Hightail Spaces is the first step in our mission to completely rethink creative collaboration, which we define as what happens when creative professionals and stakeholders take a project from concept to completion, via multiple rounds of iteration and feedback.
Currently, too many stages of this process are still stuck in email, a tool ill-equipped to deal with the inherent messiness of creativity. That initial flash of inspiration, the rounds of critical feedback that shape an idea, the new insight that changes everything — none of that belongs in your linear inbox. We want to help you focus more on creating and not spend so much time on administration. More creative, less process.
Hightail is perfectly positioned to solve these problems. After all, we’ve been helping you send large files since 2004 and sharing your work is the first step of creative collaboration. You’ll see that Hightail Spaces improves on our current file sharing experience, while also providing the tools you need to go deeper into the creative process, like contextual commenting for collecting feedback and visual versions.
Fixing creative collaboration is a huge task and we’re just getting started. We have many more ideas and releases happening over the coming months. Your comments and feedback will help guide us in the right direction.
Just head to www.hightailspaces.com and start using it. Whether you love it or loathe it, see the potential or can’t see the point, we’d really appreciate your insights. You can leave your feedback here.
If you’re an existing Hightail user, you will need to create a Spaces account. We recommend using the same email address as your existing Hightail account, especially if you have a Professional plan, as we’ll give you a free Spaces Pro account.
I can’t wait to hear what you think.