About Katheriin Liibert

http://fleep.io

Katheriin is the content wizard at Fleep. She's always on the hunt for great user stories and actionable content. You can follow her on Twitter at @niirehtak or Fleep her at katheriin@fleep.io!

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Fleep quarterly review: Q1 and plans for Q2

Fleep quarterly

It’s Springtime! Which for us at Fleep means the beginning of a new quarter. To continue our tradition, we’d like to share our Fleep quarterly product plans with you.

But first, here’s a review of the first quarter of 2017:

  • Trello integration – use this long-awaited integration to send updates from Trello cards and lists to a Fleep conversation. The updates are posted as messages to the conversation. Read more: Introducing the Trello integration in Fleep!
  • appear.in integration – we’ve built an integration with appear.in so you could create and join audio-video calls directly from Fleep conversations. Read more: Voice and video calling in Fleep now with appear.in.
  • Team labels 2.0 – we’ve made some changes to how team labels work. Since the launch of Fleep Teams, every team created is accompanied by a team label that is automatically added to all team conversations. Now, the team label is also added to all 1:1 conversations between team members and you can add it to any other conversations as well. Your conversations, your rules.
  • Left pane rewrite – we have been busy working on the left pane data and storage sync for the web app. The main difference you will notice, besides improved performance, is how the left pane is now a bit wider.
  • Other – we re-hauled our sign-up flow, which now works with code based verification, continued working on Fleep for Business, and also started work on message reactions.

What’s coming up next? Here are our plans for Q2 of 2017:

  • Left pane search – we’re continuing work on the left pane in the web UI, including bringing message search to the left pane. As a part of this, we will sunset the All Conversations view in the web app.
  • Tasks 2.0 – we are making lots of improvements to Fleep Tasks behind the scenes, to make the conversation Taskboards snappier, and we will start working on the long-awaited My Taskboard feature.
  • Mobile label management – while we’ve had labels for a while, we will now also bring the functionality that lets you add and remove members to Fleep mobile apps.
  • Reactions – as we’ve already started work on Reactions, we will of course finish it by polishing and bringing message reactions to you :)
  • Fleep for Business - we’ve made lots of progress on our upcoming paid subscription with admin controls, and there’s some more work to be done. Stay tuned!
  • Multiple VMs -  we’re also continuing work on scaling our server infrastructure to better serve increasing server load.

We hope you like the direction we are moving in. As always, don’t hesitate to give us feedback at support@fleep.io. Let’s also stay in touch on social media! You can find Fleep on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.

Voice and video calling in Fleep with appear.in

video calling in Fleep

Today, we’re launching voice and video calling in Fleep with our brand new appear.in integration!

While Fleep is great for text-based communication as your project messenger or for your team chat, sometimes you just need to talk face-to-face. That’s where the appear.in integration comes in. Use it to talk face-to-face (or voice-to-voice, if that’s your thing) to whoever you’re working with in Fleep.

How video calling in Fleep works

video calling in FleepIt couldn’t be easier to use appear.in for voice and video calling in Fleep. Simply type and send “/call” or choose Start a video call from the message box actions menu on the desktop version of Fleep.

This will create the call and launch it in a browser window for you. A system message is posted into the conversation where you start the call, saying that you have started a video call.

Everyone who wants to join can just click on the JOIN link at the end of the system message – and the call will be launched for them.

video calling in Fleep

Note that currently video calls can only be started from the desktop version of Fleep (Mac, Windows apps and web browser). However, anyone using the Fleep mobile apps can easily join the call by clicking on the JOIN link.

Why we love appear.in for video calling in Fleep

In short, appear.in is a simple product that just works! The longer version, if you’d like to read…

  • You can have group video conversations with up to 8 people at once.
  • No registration or download necessary. Simply join the call in your web browser. At most, you may have to allow popups for Fleep in your web browser, and then allow appear.in to use your camera and mic. That’s it.
  • Easy to use screensharing.
  • Join the call from any device. (App required on iOS. Get it here.)
  • Excellent video quality. Enough said!
  • Fun auto-generated URLs. https://appear.in/dynamic-shrimp. https://appear.in/delirious-chicken. We approve.
  • Stickers! A little fun never hurt nobody. Also, they’re practical. You can use them to show approval without unmuting yourself, for example.
appear.in

Find out more about appear.in on their website or browse their FAQ.

That covers it! Feel free to send us your feedback by Fleeping us at support@fleep.io or on social media – TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

Fleep User Story: PlanetX

Fleep User Stories is a series of blogposts that highlights the cool people, teams and companies that use Fleep in their daily business.

This time, our user story features PlanetX, a full service web agency. The PlanetX team designs and builds websites, applications, mobile solutions and other awesome digital media.

PlanetX

We spoke to Keval Kankotiya, co-founder of PlanetX, about how and why they use Fleep for their project communication. Without further ado, here’s the PlanetX Fleep user story…

Hi Keval! How did you find out about Fleep?

Hello from PlanetX! We are a creative IT agency and we were spending lot of time behind making task lists and sending it through email and project management systems.

project communication We were looking for something that can save our time and keep track of each and every small task so that we don’t miss anything.

We tried several messengers like Skype, Hipchat and Slack in the past but all of them have some limitations. Slack was promising somehow but the pricing was high for our team of 30+ members worldwide and continuously adding more day by day.

I was reading Quora and suddenly I found a question about Slack alternatives. Boom – this is how it all started! I went to the Fleep website and checked the features – surprisingly it is exactly what we were looking for.

How do you use Fleep?

team chat

We are a team of 30 people spread worldwide – India, USA, Australia and Germany. We use Fleep as our general internal team communications tool for our remote team.

What do you like about Fleep?

I am more than happy with Fleep, it is the perfect messenger especially for IT agencies. It is super flexible and easy to use.

Fleep has everything that we need – like functionality to create tasks, pin important notes, multiple and fast file attachment, easy and smart commands, unlimited history and nice shortcuts.

What could be improved in Fleep?

When I first found out Fleep does not have a Linux app, that was a bummer. We are an IT company and some of our team members use Linux…

team chatSo I asked Fleep Support about it (P.S. their support is excellent and they respond very quickly!) and I got the response that they are building a Linux app, to be launched soon!

Fleep works on any web browser though, so currently our Linux team members are using it on the web browser. But we are looking forward to seeing the Linux app ASAP. :)

Anything else?

In the end I will say BIG GO for Fleep if you want to save time and to have efficient messaging. Happy Fleeping! :)

Woohoo, thanks Keval for sharing the PlanetX Fleep User Story! You can find all featured user stories under the Fleep User Stories category. Make sure you also follow Fleep on Twitter and Facebook to keep an eye on our news and updates!

Chat for teams

Introducing the Trello integration in Fleep

Trello Fleep integration

You asked for it, and we listened: the Trello integration is here! You can use it to see updates to Trello cards and lists in Fleep. The updates are sent through as notifications to your Fleep conversations.

For the uninitiated – Trello is a collaboration tool that is great for project management. Since Fleep is perfect for project communication, the integration with Trello helps everyone who needs a more advanced task management system than our own Fleep Tasks.

How it works

The Trello integration sends updates from any one board to the Fleep conversation where you set it up. The updates include any changes to the lists and cards on your board, and are sent as notifications to Fleep. You can configure one Trello board per integration, and you can use a different Trello account in different Fleep conversations, if you wish.

The Trello integration in Fleep will send notifications for the following events:

  • Board – updates to the name, background, settings; board closed or re-opened; members added or removed; power-ups enabled or disabled; added to or removed from organization
  • Label – created, updated, deleted
  • List – created, renamed, moved, archived or unarchived
  • Card – created, renamed, description changed, moved, deleted, due date set or removed, marked completed or uncompleted, archived or unarchived, card cover added or removed, copied, comment added/edited/copied/removed, attachment added or removed, members added or removed, labels added or removed, vote added or removed
  • Checklist – create, remove, items added/renamed/removed, items marked as completed or uncompleted, checklist item converted into a card
Getting started with the Trello integration

It could not be easier to set up the Trello integration. First, choose a conversation (or create a new one) that will have the feed of Trello updates flowing in. Find Integrations in the Conversation Settings, and click on “Add” below the Trello integration:

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A popup will appear – here, choose Connect with Trello to proceed:

Trello integrationNext, you will need to let Fleep use your Trello account (if you’re not logged in to your Trello account, you will be prompted to do that first). Click on “Allow” to continue:

Fleep TrelloNow, you can choose which Trello board you wish to receive notifications from. Then click “Create”:

Trello FleepAnd you’re done! You and all other members of the conversation will now be able to see the updates in the conversation:

Fleep TrelloDo you have any feedback or questions for us? Let us know at support@fleep.io. Let’s also stay in touch through social media – TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.