One of the great new features in v3 that we are really excited about is the built in announcements page. Up until now, we have had to try and get the word out about updates, bugs, tips, and tricks via email, Facebook, or Twitter. Now these announcements can be read from within the app itself. Let’s take a look.
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The “Announcements” section in the left sidebar is badged with how many unread announcements there are. In this example, there is 1 unread announcement (blue header). A checklist button in the upper right corner of the screen provides an easy 1 click “Mark All As Read” that will instantly remove the red badge in the sidebar.
Clicking on any of the announcements will slide the view over to a reader where you can read the full announcement.
A print and share button appear in the top right corner while reading an announcement. To get back to the announcement list, press the escape key or click on the back button in the upper left corner.
After reading an announcement, it will automatically be marked as read and the sidebar badge will be removed (if there are no other unread announcements).
The new announcements page is a great way for us to share information without clogging up your email inbox or twitter/Facebook feeds.
Some Frequently Asked Questions About v3.0
We have been getting a lot of comments and questions about v3.0 and are thrilled with the overwhelming positive response. Here are some of the most common questions and answers.
Q. When is the release date?
A. We do not have a release date for v3 at this time. We are working diligently to provide the best possible experience for our users.
Q. Will v2 paid users get a free update?
A. Absolutely. If you purchased v2, or even v1 for that matter, you will be able to update to v3 for free.
Q. Will v3 have X or Y feature/improvement?
A. Maybe! Send us an email and we will either add it to our roadmap or bump up its priority if it is already on the list.Cheers, The Chimp Studios Team