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SlideRocket Launches Shiny New Features – Folders, Grouping, Cartoons and More!

By Tracy Frey on January 27, 2009

Those of you who were making awesome presentations in SlideRocket yesterday probably noticed that we were doing an update last evening.  Well, update we did, and I’m excited to tell you about our rockin’ new features.

We are pleased to formally welcome Andertoons as a Marketplace partner.  If you’ve never seen any Andertoons cartoons, you are in for a treat!  They are hysterical. Now you can ensure that you will never have a boring presentation again – our seamless integration with Andertoons allows you to buy cartoons for use in your presentations right from within the SlideRocket Marketplace.  Andertoons is the third Marketplace partner to join the SlideRocket family, and they now sit proudly alongside Fotolia (where you can purchase amazing stock photography) and Mimeo (where you can have your presentations printed and shipped to wherever you need – read about it here).  All SlideRocket users have access to the Marketplace, no matter which plan you are on.  Please check it out and let us know what you think!  And please vote in our poll to let us know what you would like to see next in the Marketplace.

The other big change you will notice in SlideRocket is a new UI. We’ve gotten a lot of feedback from you that you wanted to be able to organize your library a bit differently, so we are excited to help you do just that.  The first thing to check out is that we have moved the main navigation to the top, where you will find some sleek new tabs:

And, many of you have said you would like to be able to organize your library in folders, and since we at Mission Control want you to be the happiest you can be about your presentation solution, folders are now available.  Don’t worry – you can still tag everything the way you are used to – this is an added option for you that you have been asking for.  You can name your folders anything you choose, the same way you tag items.  Pretty nifty, eh?

And to sweeten your organizing life, you now have the option to view your library as either thumbnails (which is the default SlideRocket view), or as a list, and you can swiftly switch back and forth between them.  You’ll find that option in the lower right corner of your screen.  There you will also see a slider where you can increase and decrease the thumbnail size to make it exactly how you want it.  And we didn’t stop there – you can also now group your slides, assets and themes by Presentation, Owner, Shared With and Tag to easily see where and how everything in your library is being used.

To round out this new release, we added a bunch of new capabilities for videos.  You can now autoplay videos in full screen, and videos now show buffering as well as the current time and total time.

And last but not least, many of you have asked to be able to see DPI for Fotolia images, to be able to hide the attendee bar in remote meetings, to be able to restrict colors in your slide themes, and to be able to access your contacts when sending invites.  Well, you ask, we listen.  You can now do all of those things!  Currently, Gmail is the only option for contacts, but we’ll be adding more soon.

We hope you are as excited about this new release as we are – please explore it and let us know what you think in the comments.  As always, we definitely want to hear your thoughts.


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