Introducing Dashboard – Your personalized widget overview

With the release 9.0 MangoApps introduces dashboard in a widget-based model.

A lot of thought went into making the dashboard, a collection of various widget-based modules within MangoApps. Our main objective while designing the widget-based dashboard was to increase functionality and customizability.

The user benefits from using widgets in the following ways:

  • Availability of rich controls (Text box, Images, RSS, Notes, External Source Integrator)
  • Having consistent, versatile display of information
  • Efficient management of external resources (JavaScript, CSS, images, etc.), which leads to fast and standard compliant pages

The dashboard offers a number of great new features. They are as follows:

Drag and Drop – From the user’s perspective, drag and drop involves choosing a widget, dragging the widget around on the dashboard, and dropping the widget on a new location. The mechanism is the same no matter what type of widget is being manipulated.

This features allows you to customize your dashboard. You can move widgets around and completely revamp your dashboard’s layout to your liking.

Resize – A resizing widget enables you to easily manipulate the size of content. The feature is ideal for users who do not need a full blown modules page. With the ability to resize available horizontally and vertically, it also makes the content more readable and appealing.

Intelligent height system – The increase in height widget automatically fetches more data. It’s an algorithm developed by the team which determines where there’s white space and then fills it in with relevant data.

Screen resolution – It doesn’t matter what the screen size is or the resolution you use — the dashboard automatically resizes according to the screen size. It doesn’t cut your data or information.

Various Layout – We all mess up and it is no crime that’s why we’ve introduced pre-configured layouts. Just click the layout you want for your dashboard and the template will rearrange all the widgets according.

Restore to default – In case the users are dissatisfied with the dashboard they have set for themselves they can always go back to the default setup.

The below screenshot gives you a sense of the various actions:

In addition to the features above, we have also enabled a feature that allows users to receive resources from a third party — which you can see in your dashboard with the help of External Source Integrator. With the External Source Integrator you may embed any secure source to the dashboard.

On top of that, we have provided more than 50+ widgets to help you get the best functionality for your domain in the personalized manner you want.

So what are you waiting for? Explore this new feature in your domain today!!!!

MangoApps and Email – Working Together To Help You!

Not everyone in your company may be logging in everyday to communicate on MangoApps. If you’re a user who logs into MangoApps, then you’re probably familiar with juggling MangoApps and email, just to communicate with everyone in your company. This back-and-forth between an open/project communication platform (MangoApps) and a private communication tool (email) restricts information flow, reduces productivity, makes you less effective and quite simply makes work just a little bit harder.

We here at MangoApps believe that you shouldn’t have to do more work to communicate effectively around your real work. So we decided to put our heads together over the past quarter to build a bridge that connects: “MangoApps and email to work better together — so that it is easier for you & your team to communicate effectively and get work done!”

Here are the scenarios where MangoApps and email work  together better to make your communication about work, much easier & more effective:

  1. Loop in Non-MangoApps users
  2. Forward emails into a MangoApps Project, Group or Department
  3. Reply from your email and participate in a conversation thread happening on MangoApps
  4. Balance email effectiveness without letting proprietary company information leak over emails
Loop in Non-MangoApps users:

Want to share the details with someone by forwarding an update? Need someone to chime in on a MangoApps conversation, but they don’t happen to be a MangoApps user? No problem. Now you can include anyone in a MangoApps conversation. Simply click on the “Share over Email” option on the update, enter an email address and that person will receive an email with the MangoApps update and files (if any) that are part of the shared MangoApps conversation. They’ll be able to respond to your message simply by replying to the email – and their message will be posted back to the relevant MangoApps conversation thread.  Email users can also choose to unsubscribe from the conversation if they no longer wish to participate.

Forward Emails into a MangoApps Project, Group or Department:

We’ve updated our email forwarding feature in a major way. Every Project, Group and Department in MangoApps has an email address, and you can send emails to that Project/Group/Department email address in order to post messages into MangoApps. Now, when you forward an email to a MangoApps Project/Group/Department, the entire email thread in MangoApps is included, so MangoApps users don’t miss any piece of the email conversation.

In addition, any files attached in the email will also get uploaded to the MangoApps Project/Group/Department and attached to the MangoApps conversation. So now when you want to open up an email to a broader audience on MangoApps, you can easily share all of the information contained within the email.

MangoApps also validates that the email sender is a member of the Project/Group/Department, in addition to using SPAM protection techniques, to stop spam emails from coming into MangoApps.

And if you don’t wan’t your users forwarding emails into your domain, you have a top level switch on admin portal to turn OFF all email forwarding into MangoApps!

Reply from Email and participate in a conversation happening on MangoApps:

Now when you get your email notifications for conversations happening on MangoApps, you can just reply back to the same email thread and your response will be posted back into the conversation thread on MangoApps. In addition, any files attached in your reply will also get uploaded in MangoApps and attached to the conversation.

Balance Email effectiveness without letting company knowledge leak over Emails:

As a network administrator, you now have a high level of control over the type of email notifications that are allowed. Choose between two options: 1) email notifications that carry the actual content in the email or 2) an email notification that provides users with a link to the MangoApps content, requiring them to login into MangoApps to view the content.  We recommend turning ON the first option if you want to give users the convenience of replying back directly via email (no login required to MangoApps to read & reply back), but for proprietary content / knowledge base (e.g., wikis, posts, files, pages etc) updates, to turn it OFF and only generate email notifications with a link (users would have to follow the link and login to MangoApps to view the actual content or to post a comment).

 

To know more about the different email settings and steps, here is an help article that lists it out.
Finally, here’s the kicker: All of the above MangoApps & email scenarios are available today, in all our deployment models, and to all our customers – shared cloud, private cloud and on-premise customers. On-premise customers need to configure an MX record to get 2-way email communication going and here is the help article that will help you setup your MX record.

These are just the latest steps in MangoApps towards breaking down the barrier between MangoApps and email!

MangoApps 8.5.1 Interim Release

Overview


As we make changes to MangoApps, we release these changes every couple of months as a new version number. A new, full version is typically released every 60-90 days (Click here to see the complete list of features in the last version release). We sometimes also release an interim release to fix important issues and fix, tune an existing feature or enrich the usage and experience of specific areas in MangoApps.

Interim Release Notes


Hot Items

  • MangoApps for Windows with Sync available to everyone (Beta release)
  • High DPI support for images & videos in TinyTake
  • Videos in pages can now be embedded and played anywhere in MangoApps.

Other Improvements

  • Compare large versions of wikis with changes marked in color
  • Post previews now support rich text formatting and tables
  • Inline previews of images & videos for TinyTake shared links
  • Uploading of documents on failure can now be retried with 1-click
  • Enhanced email notifications
  • Enhancement for the admins to change super password, control desktop auto-upgrade notification & more.

Follow us at @MangoSpring to be notified whenever we publish new documentations or make release updates.

Enjoy!

The MangoApps Team

MangoApps uniting email & enterprise social for maximum productivity

MangoApps is part of an integrated communication strategy. It co-exists with other valuable tools. By leveraging how these tools interact, you drive more effective behavior. If some people in your company don’t get on with MangoApps and would rather stick to email, we now have a solution that will make it possible for everyone to coexist and work together: Make users think they’re using email when they’re actually joining MangoApps.

We’ve updated our email to feeds feature in a major way. Every project, group or department in MangoApps now has an email address attached to it, so you can email any team to post updates into your MangoApps domain. Alternatively, non-MangoApps users can also reply back to an update shared over email and loop in users, who are not on MangoApps, into a conversation happening on your domain. When the recipients respond, their emails appear on MangoApps — and if they attach documents, those will be uploaded to the network as well.

Click here for everything you need to know about email to feed

So now when you want to open up an email to a broader audience on MangoApps, you can easily share all of the information contained within the email.

These are just the first steps towards breaking down the barrier between MangoApps and email. Look for more from us in upcoming months and check out the features for yourself on MangoApps!

MangoApps 8.5 will accelerate transformation of your workforce into a unified operation

Click here to download detailed 8.5 release notes.

As businesses strive to become more open and connected, so must all of the tools they use. Most of our customers use MangoApps to fundamentally transform the way employees consume and share information across the entire business—starting with their intranets.

According to a report released last month by Ovum Research, “MangoApps is a mid-market player, offering organizations a next-generation intranet that combines enterprise social networking with online collaboration tools and project management features (i.e. a SharePoint alternative). MangoApps integrates with popular CRM systems, offers customers a choice of data center, and can be deployed as a fully managed on-premise service. The future looks bright for MangoApps, and it could well become a favored product for organizations.

MangoApps 8.5 Release will accelerate the shift from intranet to enterprise social networks. These new features are designed to build a unified collaboration platform that combines Company Intranet, Team Collaboration Tools, and Employee Social Networking into one seamless product. The result? Transform your workforce into a unified operation.

Hot Items

 Other new features and improvements

  • File enhancements
  • Editing of feeds once posted is now possible.
  • Exploring public feeds is back.
  • Ability to Sync profile pictures from LDAP/AD
  • Performance updates & bug fixes

Click here to download detailed 8.5 release notes.

Also, follow us at @MangoSpring if you would like to be notified whenever we publish new documentations or make release updates to MangoApps.

Introducing MangoApps Sync for Windows

We are excited to announce that MangoApps for Windows now allows you to synchronize files and folders on your Windows machines. It is designed to save you time setting up and running backup jobs while having nice visual feedback along the way.

MangoApps Sync is a productivity tool that allows you to mirror data stored on MangoApps to your desktop. You can then navigate and modify content stored on the MangoApps domain through your computer’s native file browsing interface, without using a web browser. Content that syncs down to your computer is available for offline access. If you make changes to the synced files locally, these changes are automatically synced back up to your MangoApps account. MangoApps sync also allows for universal access to your files via the web, your computer or your mobile devices — wherever you are.

Upgrading from Earlier Versions

If you do not have any previous versions of MangoApps for Windows already installed, all you need to do is click here to install. If you already have the same installed, this release will automatically upgrade any previous versions of MangoApps for Windows.

System Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
  • NET 4.0 & above
  • An Internet connection.
  • Minimum 5 GB free space on your local drive

Getting Set Up

Authenticate your MangoApps account with MangoApps for Windows. You’ll then be off to the races.

Click here for everything you need to know about MangoApps Sync.

Keep your files synchronized, one folder, two folders or more, with MangoApps for Windows and get the most recent version of your files on your desktop, web client or mobile apps at any time.

The possibilities are endless – give it a go, and give us your feedback.

Introducing Native MangoApps Client for Mac

MangoApps is great, so is Mac OS X. Wouldn’t it be even greater if there was a native MangoApps client for Mac OS X? Well now there is!

We are excited to announce the launch of MangoApps naive client for Mac, a native Cocoa application written with the Mac power users in mind. MangoApps for Mac was developed in response to customer requests to have a native client for the Mac and not a cross-platform application based on Adobe AIR.

Features and Benefits

  • 1-0-1  & Group Chat - Chat and share with a private one-to-one conversation, or with your teams on MangoApps in real time.
  • Colleagues tab with real time presence - See who’s online, busy, or offline with integrated real-time presence.
  • Ad hoc teams - Add colleagues to make a group chat on the fly.
  • Attachments - Download attachments in a feed with a click; drag and drop files into your message for uploading. View inline images in chat history & open it using native mac applications.
  • Notification center support - Get MangoApps updates in the Mac’s notification center.
  • 100% Adobe free - Native Cocoa experience, no Adobe Air needed.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” or later.
  • An active MangoApps account.
  • An Internet connection.

Please raise a ticket through the portal if you’d share your feedback/suggestions.

 

Have an iPad/iPhone?  Cool.  Be sure to go to the App store and search for MangoApps

MangoApps 8.4 Release Notes

We are excited to announce immediate availability of MangoApps 8.4. Here is a brief Summary Of What’s New in MangoApps 8.4

HOT ITEMS

  • Enhanced Multi-Organization support
  • MangoApps for Windows update (v1.5)
  • Huddle improvements
  • iPhone & iPad  App update
  • Bug fixes & performance improvements

OTHER NEW FEATURES and IMPROVEMENTS

  • File module enhancements
  • Page template improvements
  • Two factor authentication and session timeout improvements
  • New video help pages
  • Improved performance of Post, Wiki’s & Page viewer
  • 20+ other customer requested features and improvements

Please click here to download the detailed MangoApps 8.4 release notes.

Enjoy!

The MangoApps Team

Introducing MangoApps for Windows 1.4

We are delighted to announce the launch of MangoApps for Windows (v1.4), a single app that integrates Messenger, Outlook and Office Plugins into one unit and combines it with the secure, robust document management and collaborative power of MangoApps.

MangoApps for Windows enables users to easily collaborate on Microsoft Office documents that are stored on MangoApps or other repositories like SharePoint, Box, Dropbox, Skydrive, Office 365, Google Drive, SharePoint, Windows File Server, etc.

The new software includes a plethora of new features that encourage collaboration — so colleagues can easily edit, expand on, and efficiently improve their Microsoft Office documents as a team within MangoApps. It’s truly the best of both worlds.

MangoApps for Windows includes numerous performance and usability enhancements, and it’s also been redesigned to make some of the key elements more usable. You’ll specifically see:

  • Office and Outlook plugins are now a part of MangoApps for Windows installation.
  • New refreshed tab user interface for the Office Plugins.
  • Advanced document co-authoring with real-time updates and ability to chat with active collaborators.
  • Drafts for offline editing of MangoApps documents.
  • Share a document or Folder.
  • Lock/Checkout office documents.

If you do not have any previous plugins of MangoApps already installed, all you need to do is click here to install. If you already have MangoApps plugins installed, this release will automatically uninstall any previous versions of MangoApps for Windows or Office/Outlook Plugins before the installation begins.

Software Prerequisites

This new version of MangoApps for windows supports:

  • Windows XP & above
  • Microsoft Office 2010 & above

Please click here to download the detailed release notes. Please do share your feedback & suggestions to support@mangoapps.com

We’d love to hear from you.

Sincerely,

Team MangoApps

MangoApps 8.3 Release Notes

After months of hard work, we are excited to announce immediate availability of MangoApps 8.3. This release includes many user-requested features for Intranet, Media gallery, speed and single page user experience, security enhancements, and all new huddle and TinyTake clients.

Summary Of What’s New in MangoApps 8.3

HOT ITEMS

  • Improved Intranet with full custom branding and control
  • Introducing Media Gallery  – NEW
  • Huddle comes out of beta (video conferencing, screen sharing, & white-boarding)
  • Unified Inbox – NEW
  • Record videos and audio using TinyTake – NEW

OTHER NEW FEATURES and IMPROVEMENTS

  • Single page user experience
  • 30% reduction in page load time
  • In-context viewer for wikis and posts so you can read all content without page switching
  • New widget side bar for quick access to widgets anywhere in MangoApps
  • New module like summary in projects & groups
  • Show and view filter settings are now remembered across sessions
  • Step-by-step getting started guide and things to do for new users
  • Mentions tab in groups and projects bubbles up messages addressed to you
  • Group and project admins gain additional control including ability to hide all modules
  • 40+ other customer requested features and improvements

Please click here to download the detailed MangoApps 8.3 release notes.

Enjoy!

The MangoApps Team