Announcements

Fleep for Linux is here!

Fleep for Linux

We know our Linux users have been waiting for this… So, we’re thrilled to announce the public release of our Linux app! Fleep for Linux brings all the features you find in your browser right to your Linux desktop.

Download and install Fleep for Linux

At the moment, we support the Ubuntu distribution.

To install Fleep for Linux, open up a system terminal and copy and paste the following commands.

  $ curl https://fleep.io/software/linux/fleep.asc | sudo apt-key add -
  $ sudo add-apt-repository -u "deb https://builds.fleep.ee/linux/ `lsb_release -cs` fleep"
  $ sudo apt-get install fleep

To run the app, search your computer for Fleep, then double click the Fleep icon.

Anything else?

This is the first version of our Linux app, so bear with us. Some functionality was out of scope for this version. As such, Sign in with Google, Sign in with Microsoft and Multiple Accounts support are missing for now.

All feedback is welcome (really!). Report all your bugs, request all other distributions, send all the kudos to us at support@fleep.io. You can also share the love on our social media channels – we’re on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

Fleep: Q2 review and plans for Q3 (“Summer quarter”)

Fleep

The first half of 2017 is over. (Yes, really!) That means it’s time to review what we built for you in Fleep this last quarter and reveal our plans for the next quarter.

First, a look at the second quarter of 2017:

  • Left pane improvements and All Conversations sunset – we improved the desktop conversation list in quite a few ways and migrated search in Fleep to the left pane. As a part of these changes, we also said our farewell to the All Conversations view in the web app.
  • “New messages” animation – we introduced an animation to indicate when new messages have been marked as read.
  • Linux app – yes, Fleep for Linux has been signed, sealed, delivered.
  • Tasks 2.0 – we have started behind-the-scenes enhancements to Fleep Tasks, to make the conversation Taskboards snappier. This also includes some preparation work for the long-awaited My Taskboard feature.
  • Mobile label management – labels help you organize your conversations in Fleep. Now, you can also add and remove labels in our Android and iOS apps!
  • appear.in integration 2.0 – we’ve upgraded our appear.in integration! Now, you can start a call with any specific appear.in room by using the command /call roomname.
  • Fleep for Business – we finished the main building blocks, leaving us to polish a few last things before we launch the Business subscription. Stay tuned!
  • Server infrastructure reorganization – we split our servers onto more separate VMs, to better serve increasing server load.

What’s coming up next? Here are our plans for Q3 of 2017*:

  • Tasks 2.0 – first of all, we’ll finish the behind-the-scenes improvements to Fleep Tasks. For time being, you will not notice any significant changes, besides enhanced performance.
  • My Taskboard – as soon as we’re done improving the conversation Taskboard, we’ll start working on a view where you’ll be able to see all tasks assigned to you.
  • Storage limit – we’re working to start tracking users’ uploaded storage and enforce a limit of 5GB per user.
  • Mobile push notifications 2.0 – as both Android and iOS have made significant changes to how push notifications work, we need to rewrite some of our own code. Realistically, the updates will not be released until later this year.
  • Fleep for Business – we’ll polish Fleep for Business, to make it ready for its public launch.

* We’re changing our quarterly planning tradition a little bit, and switching from calendar year quarters (often also used in economics) to seasonal quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring & Summer quarter). So, this year’s Q3 is only 2 months long (July-August) and includes a lot of Summer vacations for our team – hence the shorter-than-usual plan for Q3 (from here on out, “Summer quarter”).

We hope you enjoyed this update – don’t hesitate to give us feedback at support@fleep.io. Let’s also stay in touch on social media! You can find us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.

Bye-bye “All Conversations” view, hello “New Messages” animation!

New messages

We’re always working to make Fleep better for you. Recently, we got rid of the All Conversations view and introduced an animation to indicate when new messages have been marked as read. These updates follow the most recent update to the conversation list.

new messages animationNew messages read animation

Whenever new messages are posted in a conversation, they are shown with a New messages indicator. Previously, this was a static indicator that did not show you when the new messages were marked as read.

Now, we’ve added a nice little animation to the indicator. The orange New messages indicator is transitions into a gray checkmark when the new messages have been marked as read in the conversation.

This should help you notice when new messages are marked read and when they’re not marked as read! The indication is also in sync with what is shown to other conversation members with the Seen-by indicator.

All Conversations sunset & new Home view

We used to have an All Conversations view that was more or less a duplicate of the conversation list, but in chronological order. As it makes little sense to keep a duplicate conversation list, we decided it was time to sunset the All Conversations view.

Since many of our users like to “close” or exit the conversation once they’re done with it, we introduced a new view that can be used for just that. So, if you mark any conversations as unread, or click on the Fleep logo on the top of the conversation list in the desktop version, you will be taken to the new Home view.

web - Home view

We hope you enjoy these updates. Questions or feedback? Get in touch with us via support@fleep.io. You can also find Fleep on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Update to the desktop conversation list!

We are excited to launch an update to the conversation list (left pane) on the desktop version of Fleep! This update includes several improvements and some new features: web app left pane with second line

  • New look & 2nd line message – we have revamped the look of the desktop conversation list, and it now includes the latest message below the conversation’s topic. This gives you a glimpse of what the latest message (or first unread message) is about, without you having to click and open the conversation. It’s especially handy when you have several unread conversations and have to decide which ones to prioritize!
  • Compact view on desktop conversation list - if you prefer to see more conversations on the conversation list, this setting is for you. In the compact view, you will not see conversation avatars and the second line message.
    compact conversation list

    Default view (left) vs Compact view (right)

    To try it out – open Preferences by clicking on your profile in the bottom left corner of the desktop version, and tick the box for Compact view on Left Pane.

  • Adjustable width – you can now drag to adjust the width of the conversation list on the desktop version. adjust conversation listIf you want to see more of the conversations topics or second line messages, make it wider! If you prefer a narrower conversation list, just drag it to its minimum version. Do note that restarting/reloading the desktop version, as well as signing out and in again will reset it to the default width.
  • Message search – since we are planning to sunset the All Conversations view, message search has migrated from that view to the conversation list. You will now see message search results on the conversation list. Simply type in your search phrase, and hit the Search from messages button to see results from messages: Message search
  • Changes to search results sort order – now, matching conversations that are muted will be sorted below non-muted conversations. Also, all results where the keyword is in the beginning of the word or name will be listed higher than matches in the middle or end of any matching word or name. (So, if you search for “Neil”, then the conversation with Neil Degrasse Tyson will be shown higher in the search results than the conversation with someone whose name is O’Neill.)

That’s it for now! We hope you enjoy this update. Questions? Feedback? Get in touch with us via support@fleep.io. You can also find Fleep on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.

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 labels 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.