The past ten weeks have flown by, and yet another development period has come to an end where our teams have rolled out new features for the Linchpin Intranet Suite. The brand-new 3.1 version of the Confluence-based social intranet solution is now available and focuses on user profiles. In addition to the long-awaited new profile look with customizable background images, we have also taken initial steps towards significantly improving the user directory. As a first step, the user directory offers several filter options to make it easier to find colleagues. The team has also done a lot in the mobile app.
Here’s an overview of the new features:
New look for intranet user profiles
Users can now add background images to their profiles. This way, they have a visual means to display their interests or show that they belong to a particular team or department. This feature can also promote identification with the company across the entire user base.
Filter options in user directories
In a modern intranet, users should be able to find specialist contacts and gain an overview of colleagues on the system quickly and easily. This will be much easier from now on, thanks to the practical filter options that are available in user directories.
Practical theme wizard
The theme wizard helps you to adapt the Linchpin design to match your own corporate design in just two steps.
- Upload a logo
- Confirm or select the primary colors
Improved efficiency and relevance for news
High volumes of news on an intranet can make it challenging to maintain a clear overview and interact with news efficiently.
Now, news items that have already been read will be marked as such in Linchpin.
Our Linchpin team has solved this challenge by integrating the Viewtracker für Confluence app, which was developed by our colleagues at Bitvoodoo (you can find information about Viewtracker and test it for free on the Atlassian Marketplace). Viewtracker tracks user behavior: If a user clicks on a news item, the app records this personalized information in the background. Linchpin then creates a visual cue. The icon in the preview showing that a new item hasn’t been read yet will then be removed from that particular news item.
An intranet stable technical foundation and a new look for Linchpin Mobile
As part of the Linchpin Suite Release 3.1, we have further improved the mobile app, made changes to provide it with a more stable technical foundation, and given the entire app a new, modernized look. The visual changes in line with iOS 13 and the current Google Material Design for Android ensure that the app feels more natural on both operating systems, lends more structure to the content, and offers a more intuitive user experience.
Additional features and optimizations
- Jira Issues, Confluence tasks, and the activity stream are now displayed in the Linchpin sidebar.
- Tasks in Linchpin Assistant now have a start and end date.
- News categories can be accessed from the news portal and the sidebar.
- News categories can be translated.
- And much more…