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July

Expanded Media and Enhancements in the New Proof Viewer Copied to clipboard!

The latest version of Ziflow’s Proof Viewer, released in March, just got a lot better. With expanded media support, light mode, and single page view, the new viewer makes it easier than ever for teams to visualize their content, get control over markup, and make feedback faster. 

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Expanded Media Support

The new viewer now supports a full range of media, including videos, live websites, rich media, and static content types. That means your team can now review all of your content in the most flexible and focused review environment ever.

Ready to start using the new viewer? Your Ziflow Admin can make the switch to the new version of the viewer in Account Settings > Proof Settings > Proof Viewer > New Viewer.

If you have already moved to the new viewer for static content types, this switch will take place automatically in the coming weeks. Look out for more news and updates to come!

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Light Mode Interface

In addition to expanded media support, the new viewer now also offers a light mode interface. For teams that need to review lighter colored content, light mode helps reduce color contrast to maintain a consistent viewing color. You can toggle between light and dark modes in the 'Proof Viewer Settings' section of the viewer menu. 


 

Single Page View 

Now, in addition to magazine and continuous page views, you can view proofs as a series of single pages. Teams can quickly switch between and rotate views so it's always easy to get to the view that's right for you.
 


Additional Features

There are even more new capabilities now available in the new viewer, including: 

  • Superscript and subscript text formatting in comments. 
  • Clickable links in website snapshot proofs.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for video proofing.
  • Mobile experience allows pinch to zoom in-and-out.


Getting Started

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The new viewer brings a ton of new enhancements to the Ziflow review experience including a streamlined interface, more flexible markup, faster commenting, easier version comparison, and more. Learn how to make the switch and get the most out of the new viewer by heading over to the Ziflow Help Center

 

April

New Product Updates: April 2021 Copied to clipboard!

 

New Ziflow capabilities are now available! Over the past month, we’ve introduced new features for getting control over markup, notifying other apps when review stages start, and additional enhancements for the New Proof Viewer. Learn more below!


New Feature Highlights


Streamline text annotations 

Last month, with the release of our New Proof Viewer, we introduced a range of features for giving your team more flexibility and control over markup. Now, we've made markup even faster in the new viewer. In addition to being movable, the Text Annotation tool now appears directly next to any text you select—exactly where you need it, no mouse moving required.


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Easily measure across multiple pages 

You can also now easily measure across multiple pages in the new viewer. With the measurement tool's new floating mode, the tool stays in place as you move between pages. This is especially helpful for teams that need to ensure consistent and accurate sizing of elements that appear on several pages as you can now check those pages against the same measure simply by navigating from page-to-page.

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Notify other apps when review stages start 

Ziflow Connect now makes it easy to keep your team and tools in sync whenever review stages start. With the new 'Stage Started' trigger, you can automatically send notifications to your chat, project management, and other apps when a review stage kicks off.

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Experience the New proof viewer 

Still haven't tried the New Proof Viewer? In addition to markup tool enhancements, this release brings additional improvements to the viewer including: toolbar access to the 'Fit to page' control; enhanced highlight coloring of text search results for greater visibility; and automatic asset resizing to show markup when opening comments in compare mode.   

Read about the biggest improvements in our blog post announcement or visit the Help Center to learn how teams in Ziflow can transition to it.

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Additional Updates

  • 'Show Custom Property in the Viewer': This option, which lets you choose whether custom properties display in 'Proof Details,' now works across all of your accounts in Ziflow. You can access this option from within Proof Viewer Settings. 
  • Comparing proofs in low resolution: To support reviewers comparing proofs at resolution levels below 1600px, page toolbar buttons can now be found under the 'More tools' list in order to prevent commenting tools from covering them.


All of these new capabilities are live in Ziflow today.  Current customers, and those on 14-day trials can start taking advantage of them right away.  

If you haven't tried Ziflow yet, there's no better time to check out the industry's leading online proofing experience.

March

New Product Updates: March 2021 Copied to clipboard!

 

New Ziflow capabilities are now available! Over the past month, we’ve introduced the New Proof Viewer as well as rolled out new capabilities for quickly creating proofs and folders, collaborating on locked and skipped review stages, and more. Check them out below!


New Feature Highlights


Meet the New proof viewer 

Reviewing creative content in Ziflow just got a whole lot better. Redesigned, rebuilt, and available now as an optional update, the New Proof Viewer brings more flexibility, focus, and speed to your team's review and approval experience.

We've just added even more features to this new second version of the viewer, including the ability to easily adjust text selections and search folders for proofs by name.

Discover all of the new viewer features in our Blog Announcement or visit the Ziflow Help Center to learn how teams in Ziflow can transition to the new viewer.



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Quickly create proofs, folders, and more 

With the new Quick Create menu, you can now create proofs, folders, workflow templates, users and more from just one place. Simply click the 'plus' icon on your proof dashboard, select what your team needs next, and get started!

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Collaborate on locked and skipped review stages 

Your team now has more control over how you collaborate after a review stage has been either locked due to an approval decision or simply skipped. Ziflow Admin's can now give reviewers any of the following abilities on locked and skipped stages: add both comments and replies; add replies only; or disable comments and replies altogether. 

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Notify other apps when reviewers change

Ziflow Connect now makes it easy to keep your team and tools in sync whenever there's a change in who's reviewing your content. With the new 'Stage Updates' trigger, you can automatically send notifications to your chat, project management, and other apps whenever a reviewer is added or removed from a review stage.

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Filter proofs by deadline 

Need to quickly see which project is due so your team stays on track? Now you can simply by searching your proofs by deadline. Filter your proofs to see which creative is coming due, which creative was due recently, and more.

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Easy folder search  

It's easier than ever to find the proof folders you need when you need them. Your team can now search by folder name whenever you're selecting a folder for a proof, creating nested folders, or simply moving folders between one other. 

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Additional Updates

  • When searching for text on a proof, you can now see search results from the very first character you type in both the first and second versions of the Proof Viewer.
  • The @mentions feature is now available on all Ziflow editions.



All of these new capabilities are live in Ziflow today.  Current customers, and those on 14-day trials can start taking advantage of them right away.  

If you haven't tried Ziflow yet, there's no better time to check out the industry's leading online proofing experience.

January

New Product Updates: January 2021 Copied to clipboard!

 

New Ziflow capabilities are now available! Over the past month, we’ve rolled out new integration capabilities for connecting Ziflow to your other apps and made it easier to visualize the stages of your team’s workflow.


New Feature Highlights

 
Notify apps when proofs are shared and workflows start

You can now keep your team in sync by automatically notifying them in project management, chat and other apps whenever proofs are shared or workflow stages start. All Ziflow admins can easily set these notifications up as webhooks directly from the API menu.

Learn more about connecting Ziflow to your other apps >


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Easily visualize the order of workflow stages

It’s now easier to visualize the order in which workflow stages take place. Previously, stages were listed in the order in which you created them, regardless of their relationship to each other. Now, dependent stages set to begin when a previous stage ends are listed immediately after that previous stage. This way, you can more quickly see exactly which workflow stage is taking place next.

Learn more about setting up workflows >

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Enhanced security for app notifications 

As an additional layer of integration security, you can now verify that notifications sent from Ziflow to your other apps are properly received. Using a webhook signature key, it’s easy to verify that the information included in any notification is exactly what was sent from Ziflow. You can automatically create a webhook signature for your account directly from API settings. 

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These new capabilities are live in Ziflow today.  Current customers, and those on 14-day trials can start taking advantage of them right away.  

If you haven't yet tried Ziflow, there's no better time to check out the industry's best online proofing solution.

December

New Product Updates: December 2020 Copied to clipboard!

 

New Ziflow features and system updates are now available! Over the past month, we’ve rolled out new capabilities such as late stage labels in the workflow diagram, deadlines on pending workflow, stages, and more!

New Feature Highlights

Late stage label added to the workflow diagram

Proof managers, especially those overseeing a large volume of projects, need an immediate way to see if a particular proof stage is late.

Proof managers can always see if a stage deadline has passed by clicking through the stages of a proof’s workflow. Now, we’ve added information about any late stages directly to the workflow diagram in the sidebar so proof managers can see missed deadlines right away and take actionable steps even faster. 

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Set “Specific Date” deadlines on pending workflow stages

Proof stages are now even more flexible! Previously, if a stage was due to start at a later time, the deadline could only be relative. Now, proof creators may set a specific start date and time on any stage, including stages that are started manually and stages triggered by another stage or action.

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Lock stages when deadlines are reached

With this release, it’s also easier than ever to manage set review times for a specific stage. In the proof lock stage dropdown menu, we’ve added an additional option that allows proof creators or managers to lock the stage for review once the review deadline has passed.

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Updated Features

PDF Export Enhancements

We’ve also further added to our Export to PDF capabilities.

Now, it’s possible to export comments in a large, half-page thumbnail display for each comment for even greater readability.

Additionally, links to attachments on comments will be included in the PDF export for easy access and download later on.

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System Updates

  • An account setting to disable the pop-up notice when leaving the viewer before saving a comment.
  • Reviewers that previously had commenting rights on a proof will no longer be able to edit or delete their own comments if these rights are removed.
  • Public API updates
    • Contact enhancements include creating, editing and updating guests.
    • Create video proofs with subtitles
      • Integrations that use the Public API to create proofs will be able to add a subtitle file to video proofs
    • New settings for “Export comments to PDF” endpoints
      • Export only specific version or all versions of a proof
      • Annotation thumbnail options:
      • Small thumbnail - markup area only
        • Small thumbnail - full page
        • Large thumbnail - full page
      • These apply to both the GET and POST endpoints
  • Ziflow Connect: Added the ability to trigger flows when a proof fails to process


These new capabilities are live in the product now.  Current customers, and those on 14-day trials can start taking advantage of them right away.  

If you haven't yet tried Ziflow, there's no better time to check out the industry's best online proofing solution.

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