Awesome New Ways to Stay Up-to-Date

Like we mentioned in our previous post, we didn’t stop there :)

There are many features in Crowdbase to help you stay up to speed with what’s going on in your groups, like live email notifications, daily and weekly digests, in-app notifications and the activity feed.

Our team decided to go one step further and give you even more ways to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Here’s the list!

Digests Become Reading Lists

Our users love their digests. It helps them to stay up-to-date with all the latest activity within their groups and provides an easy way to quickly access content they think matters the most. The only problem with that is that digests used to only exist in the form of emails. After you clicked something in your digest, it would open up in Crowdbase and you had to go back to your email inbox and click on the next interesting thing.

Well, not anymore. From now on, the digest’s title is clickable:

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And when you click on it, it will open in Crowdbase as a reading list that looks like this:

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From there you can click on any post to start reading from there or just click next and go through everything new. If you click on a specific post in your email digest, it will open in Crowdbase, but as one piece of a reading list. This means that you’ll still be able to go to the reading list summary from the top navigation bar, or you can use previous/next to go through the other posts.

Read/Unread Markers

Sometimes small tweaks can make a huge difference. We think this is the case here. As our users shared more and more important content, they felt like it was becoming difficult to keep up with what they already have read and what they still had to go through. From now on, everything that is new to you will be marked with a little blue dot and will have bold fonts. This is true for posts in the group view as well as for updates in the home feed and for notifications. In addition, every time someone will comment on one of your post the unread marker will be applied again. So handy!

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Last Visit Marker in External Feeds

External feeds are great to help your team follow customers, competitors, industry news or even for devs to stay up-to-date with all the libraries and tools they’re using. It provides a place to centralize multiple sources of information and to turn the curation process into a team effort. However, most people don’t have a 2 hours stretch of free time to go through everything, and with all the information coming through those external feeds you would probably have to be that guy┬áto remember where you stopped reading when you come back.

To help with that, we added a simple last visit marker that will help you resume from where you left off.

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That’s it for now :) We really hope that you enjoy those updates! As always, feel free to send us your thoughts, comments and suggestions, and stay tuned for more great stuff in the coming weeks!

-The Crowdbase Team

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