We’re finally here. The first series of 2022 MarkUp.io updates!
This is a big year for MarkUp.io.
Just in the past few months, we’ve tripled our team so we can continue to improve the platform, making it the smoothest feedback and collaboration tool for you and your team.
Before we dive in, I want to take a moment to thank you for all your feature requests and feedback. You have been a fantastic source of inspiration and support. We take all the input from our community seriously, and whenever possible, turn them into new features and improvements.
MarkUp.io users are the true driving force behind all our updates, so thank you from everyone in our team.
Towards the end of this article, I’ll also drop some news about one of our most innovative features to date, and–you guessed it: you can request early access.
With that, here’s what’s new in MarkUp.io.
Introducing 9 new supported file formats 🚀
Yup, you’ve read that right.
We added nine new types of files to our list of supported formats in MarkUp.io. It’s not just images, PDFs, and websites anymore. This is a big step towards making MarkUp.io the best tool for remote and asynchronous collaboration.
You can now leave feedback on:
- PSD, AI, EPS & TIFF files (if you’re not sure what these are, just show this to your designers–they’ll be delighted.)
- Word, PowerPoint, RFT & TXT documents (for our friendly neighbourhood Microsoft users)
- OpenOffice projects (for all the open-source fans out there)
Improved comment pins and navigation 📌
We heard you.
Annotating websites with elements that change states gave some users a tough time. You leave a pin on a drop-down menu, and as soon as you move on, poof, the pin is gone. (Well, it’s technically still there but is hidden from view due to the element that the pin is attached to not being visible either.)
On websites with many changing states, invisible pins were causing bottlenecks in the workflow. Same thing if you remove an element during the course of your collaboration.
We listened to your feedback, analyzed edge cases, and came up with an elegant solution to improve the commenting experience in MarkUp.io for missing and hidden pins.
You can now easily find pins attached to interactive or hidden webpage elements and quickly navigate between comments. Joseph Kettner from our product team recorded a quick video to show you how it works.
Some users also pointed out that in projects with a lot of comments, navigating between pins can often be a challenge. Now, thanks to our new navigation feature (pictured below), you can now instantly navigate between comments and jump to a specific pin you’d like to address.
Emojis in MarkUp.io 😂 ❤️ 🤣 👍 😭 🙏 😘
This one is long overdue. We’re big emojis lovers. So we thought, why don’t we support them? It is 2022, after all. ?
Well, we do now.
Empowering our users to show emotion and add personality to their comments is really important to us. Until now, that wasn’t possible within MarkUp.io unless you were camera-ready, keen to capture a Loom video.
We fixed that.
You can now add your favorite emoji directly into the comments to spice up conversations in MarkUp.io and really get your point across.
And now for the big update.
Coming soon: commenting on videos ⏯️
No one can argue that the video format is the fastest-growing medium.
Video drives anything from team collaboration (think Loom) to marketing (like the Coinbase Super Bowl commercial). With such a wide range of applications, it just made sense for us to prioritize it on the MarkUp.io product roadmap.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Upload a video to MarkUp.io
- Share your video with stakeholders to seamlessly collect and resolve feedback in MarkUp.io
- No initial storage limits
Joseph comes to our rescue, once again, with another demo. Check it out.
Eventually, we will have to add some limitations for our free tier, but there will be no limits for now.
If you’d like to get early access, you can apply here.
Otherwise, you can expect the official release at the end of March!
And that’s a wrap for this update!