Fleep User Story: SprayPrinter

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, we are putting the spotlight on the SprayPrinter team. This is a team that believes there’s nothing more uninspiring than a boring blank wall. It’s also a team that uses Fleep as their main team communication tool.

Sprayprinter team

The SprayPrinter team, from left to right: Mihkel, Sirje, Alo, Richard, Henry

We spoke with Richard from SprayPrinter about what they do and how Fleep helps them in that. Read on if you’d like…

What is SprayPrinter?

SprayPrinter is a smart and exciting device that delivers photos, designs and artwork of the user’s choice to any wall. No more uninspiring boring blank walls.

how sprayprinter worksWith SprayPrinter, anyone can be an artist. You choose the image you want to print on your wall from our app, activate the printer and enjoy the process – pixel by pixel, color by color – it’s as simple as that!

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We have already gathered a strong community of artists and designers behind SprayPrinter, creating real value to the users of the device. It might be fun to print a selfie to your wall once or twice, but for professional designs, we are creating a marketplace where designers, artists and photographers can upload their creation and set their own prices. We take 10% in between and everyone is happy.

We are on Indiegogo for crowdfunding – find out more and support SprayPrinter now!

How did you find out about Fleep?

In the Summer of 2015, I helped my friend out in organizing a sailing trip for the Fleep Team. While sailing, I learned a lot about Fleep directly from the CEO, and when I returned to the office the next day, I became a user immediately.

How do you use Fleep?

At first we used Fleep for all of our internal communication and task management, and by now we also use Fleep to communicate with colleagues and partners who are on Fleep. It’s a really convenient tool for discussing tasks and managing all of our online communication.

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We have a dedicated conversation for every major topic – finance management, marketing, production etc – and the whole team is included in these to make sure everyone knows what’s going on. Within the team, we also have 1:1 chats to discuss more detailed stuff.

What do you like about Fleep?

I like the fast customer support. But also the fact that the founders of Fleep develop it for themselves – it makes Fleep a really fast-developing and comfortable tool.

What are your Fleep tips?

Watch the tutorials and use all of the capabilities of Fleep.

Fleep usersWho would you recommend Fleep to?

I would recommend Fleep to every organization that wants to make sure everyone on their team knows at all times where is their contribution point.

Thank you for sharing your Fleep story, team SprayPrinter! You can find all featured user stories under the Fleep User Stories category. Make sure you also follow Fleep on Twitter (and #fleepstories) and Facebook to keep an eye on our news and updates!

Chat for teams

Conversations bulk actions in Fleep

bulk actionsMany of you asked and we listened: bulk actions for conversations are here!

What this means in practice is that you can now select multiple conversations and apply one of the following conversation actions to all the conversations you selected: mark read, archive, delete, add members and remove members.

How do bulk actions work? There are three ways in which you can select conversations to apply bulk actions.

You can select multiple conversations one by one, select a range of conversations, or select all conversations under a label.

Option 1: Select multiple conversations

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In the simplest version, all you need to do is right-click on a conversation on the left pane, and choose “Select multiple” from the conversation actions. Checkboxes will appear that allow you to select multiple conversations.

Then, all you need to do is to click on the action you wish to apply from the top header - mark read, archive, delete, add or remove members.

Option 2: Select a range of conversations

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You can also select a range of conversations to apply bulk actions to. First, choose a conversation with the “Select multiple” action, then press down your Shift key and click on another conversation – all of the conversations in between the two will be selected, too!

And then just click on the action you wish to apply from the top header - mark read, archive, delete, add or remove members.

Option 3: Select all conversations under a specific label

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Now, if you click on a label, you can “Select all”. This will select all conversations under that label that are visible. It will not select the conversations that are at that point hidden under “Show more” (if there are any).

Again, choose the action you wish to apply - mark read, archive or delete – and it’s done.

Why bulk actions?

The conversations bulk actions are especially handy for those of you who have connected your email with Fleep or just have a lot of traffic in Fleep. We hope the bulk actions make it easier for you to manage your conversations.

Nice! What’s next?

Conversations bulk actions are the most recent update to the left pane – following the improved sorting logic and more elaborate label management functionality. We hope you’ve enjoyed these updates!

We will keep learning from your feedback, though! Currently, we’re developing some new functionality that helps teams use Fleep more easily. More on that in our quarterly review blog post.

Do you have feedback or questions for us? Contact us at support@fleep.io. Let’s also stay in touch through our social media channels - TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, Instagram.

Fleep User Story: DreamApply

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

If you’ve ever attended university, you’ve probably filled in an application and been through the steps of an admission system. DreamApply specializes in exactly that – it is the leading student admission platform. More than 90 university admission systems across Europe run on the DreamApply platform.

DreamApply Fleep user story

The DreamApply team (from left to right, starting from the front): Ahti, Kert, Sten, Safak, Rene, Ieva, Triin and Lauri

And guess what? They use Fleep as their team communication tool!

We sat down with Safak, Kert and Triin from the DreamApply team for a little chat… here’s their Fleep User Story:

How did you find out about Fleep?

Kert Kivaste DreamApply

Kert from DreamApply

Kert: I was the one to introduce Fleep to the DreamApply team. As I joined the team I felt that we need something better than endless Skype chats and conversations. I had used HipChat previously when I was working on my startup but I wanted to try something different and remembered that I had once heard Henn (CEO of Fleep) speaking at some event so I decided to give it a try – now, one year later we’re still using it actively :)

The benefits of Fleep are becoming especially clear as the team grows (we are now 11 people strong, a Latvian-Turkish-Estonian team!). We did take a look at a few different options for a chat for teams, but decided to go with Fleep as it covered all of our requirements perfectly – and Fleep being a fellow Estonian company to support was like a cherry on the top.

How do you use Fleep?

Kert: First and foremost, we use Fleep as a chat application for the team. Several members of our team work remotely or travel a lot, and Fleep works really well with remote work. In short, Fleep helps us to stay in touch and to collaborate at a distance.

We have both one-on-one and group conversations – some conversations are also project-based or around a specific topic. And, of course, there is a separate Watercooler conversation.

What do you like about Fleep?

Safak Samiloglu DreamApply

Safak from DreamApply

Safak: I like that Fleep is web browser based. I just have it open in one tab, and switch to it when necessary. Also, I use the Android application a lot – it’s very handy to have it when I’m on the go. Additionally, I like how it’s really easy to create group conversations and share files!

Kert: I like how the search works really well across conversations – and how the attachments are all in one place in the conversation. Personally, I have also forwarded all of my GitHub notifications to a specific conversation (with the conversation email address). In this way, I get a feed of updates, all conveniently in one place.

Triin Tartes DreamApply

Triin from DreamApply

Triin: Fleep is more customizable than other team communication tools – so you can really make it your own.

Who would you recommend Fleep to?

Triin: I would recommend Fleep to anyone who has project-based communication, for example I think it would work well as a chat for university students. During my graduate studies, we’ve used Fleep as the team communication tool, too.

DreamApply

A snippet of the DreamApply platform – see more on their website.

Thank you for sharing your Fleep story, team DreamApply! You can find all featured user stories under the Fleep User Stories category. Make sure you also follow Fleep on Twitter (and #fleepstories) and Facebook to keep an eye on our news and updates!

Chat for teams

Fleep: a look back at Q1 and plans for Q2

The first quarter of the year is over, which means it’s time for our quarterly review! Let’s take a look at what Fleep delivered in Q1 of 2016 – and what we will be working on in Q2.

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A picture from our quarterly readouts & Spring offsite. We’re not really that aimless, honestly.

First, a review of the biggest improvements and launches in Q1:

  • Fleep emailEmail linking - the feature that enables you to connect your email account with Fleep. This means you can send and receive emails in Fleep with your existing email address!
  • ­Labels 2.0 – this update to Fleep conversations labels lets you manage the labels in an improved way. You can customize what conversations will be shown in the conversation list and which conversations will appear under the Recent and Muted labels.
  • Forward message action – this feature means you can now forward messages with just a few clicks. Simple as that!
  • New integrations – we added outgoing webhooks, IFTTT integration, Slack integration and the Giphy integration.
  • Some UI redesigns – in case you haven’t noticed, the Taskboard, All Conversations view, and Create new conversation flow got a new, fresh look!
  • API v3 – this means a new syncing logic that significantly improves speed upon sign in across platforms.

So, what do we have planned for Q2? We’ll start with finishing unfinished business and then move on to new things. Here’s an overview of what we will be focusing on in Q2:

  • Conversations bulk actions – this is something the Fleep users who have gradually replaced their email clients with Fleep have fleeprequested, but all users will appreciate. A quick, handy way to organize your conversations: delete, archive or mark several conversations read with one action.
  • Teams - We are closer than ever to this long-awaited functionality. The teams feature will enable you to create teams – and then add or remove the whole team from conversations with a one click action. Perhaps even more importantly, if someone is added to an existing team, they will also be added to all team conversations. And vice versa – if someone is removed from the team, they will also be removed from all of those team conversations!
  • Email list behavior – we are working on the option to have Fleep conversations act as email lists, using the conversaiton email address as the sender. This will significantly improve the experience of big group conversations that include email participants.
  • Server infrastructure reorg - Behind the scenes, we’re also working on scaling our server infrastructure to better serve increasing server load.

We hope you like the direction we’re going in! If you have any questions or feedback for us – do not hesitate to reach out to us at support@fleep.io.

Fleep integrations now include IFTTT, Giphy, Slack and more

Integrations make team communication tools more powerful for you. Here’s a little round-up of the latest additions to the list of Fleep integrations:

IFTTT

IFTTT (IF This, Then That) is an awesome app for connecting Fleep to hundreds of other tools and services out there. With our IFTTT integration, you can have IFTTT send a daily weather forecast to Fleep for you, set up a daily reminder, or even have IFTTT send a message to your SO when you’re arriving home. Basically, you can use the IFTTT integration to make your life a whole lot easier.

Find out more: IFTTT integration.

IFTTT Fleep

Giphy

The Giphy integration is pure fun – use it to share the world’s best GIFs in your Fleep conversations. You don’t even need to set anything up – simply type /giphy into the message box, followed by a search term keyword and hit Send! A matching GIF will appear. Like magic.

Find out more: Giphy integation.

Fleep giphy integration

Slack integrationSlack

The Fleep-Slack integration enables you to connect any Slack channel with a conversation in Fleep. Once the integration is set up, all messages posted in the Slack channel get posted in the Fleep conversation, and vice versa! As such, the Slack integration helps set up communication across teams who prefer to use different team communication tools – Fleep and Slack.

Find out more: Slack integration.

Outgoing webhooks

Fleep integrations

Webhooks are an easy option for do-it-yourself Fleep integrations if you’re OK with a little bit of coding. We’ve had incoming webhooks since forever – and now we’ve added outgoing webhooks, too! Which means you can send messages out of Fleep conversations to another system. For example, you could build an integration that posts your Fleep message on Twitter as a tweet.

Find out more: Fleep webhooks.

What’s next?

We won’t stop buiding Fleep integrations until you’ve had enough. Do let us know what integrations we’re missing! As always, you can reach out to us at support@fleep.io.