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Introducing Craft Sync by Invision

Introducing Craft Sync by Invision

We would like to share the another announcement from the great folks over Invision and this time is about their latest feature on Craft. And they called it: Sync. What is it? It’s their latest on improving on workflow within Sketch or Photoshop where you’ll be able to sync directly your artboards to Invision with one single click, everything instantly. You’ll get to control what you sync and in addition it will be a great addition to how you hand-off your designs to developers using Invision Inspect. See how it works   Now with Craft Sync, you never have to leave your native design environment to send your designs to InVision. Click, sync, and you’re done. • Improved speed: Users can now send their designs to InVision faster than ever before. • Greater control: Lets designers choose which artboards to send to InVision. • Seamless workflow: All designs sent to InVision via Craft Sync work with Inspect (currently in Enterprise beta). Choose individual artboards to send, or select a whole slew of them. Best of all, it’s instant—designs sync with lightning speed. Craft Sync is now available for Sketch as in today. They will release Craft Sync for Photoshop in a few short weeks. How to get started with Craft by Invision.

Workmode: Podcast Series

Workmode: Podcast Series

It’s been a little while since we last featured a podcast series on Abduzeedo. We often do forget how great they are and being very informative in many cases. Whatever is the format, there is always something for everyone to either get us through the day or basically hearing different stories about different people on a variety of backgrounds. We would like to share a podcast series entitled: Workmode where you’ll find a collection of conversations about the realities of creative work with many well known designers like Tobias van Schneider, Daniel Burka and just to name a few. It’s a lovely format where the conversations are short as in a perfect length. Give it a listen! Also I wanna share that their website is so beautiful to look at, props to everyone involved into the making of this podcast. A podcast series about being a pro Start Listening on Workmode.show on iTunes on GooglePlay on Soundcloud More Information: http://workmode.show/

Introducing Invision for JIRA

Introducing Invision for JIRA

As of late we’ve been witnessing a lot of really cool and interesting upgrades from our friends from Invision. They never ceased to come up with new tools and upgrades to facilitate our workflow for the greater good and also work with existing platforms to bring their products around our work environment so we can have to the right tools to create the right user experience. Let us introduce their latest with a partnership with Atlassian, the company that introduced us JIRA. For those who doesn’t know what is JIRA, It’s a very helpful tool for a collaboration from the designers and developers to bring together their game through creating tickets, assigning tasks, fixing/tracking bugs and more. Looking forward to try it myself! You can now pair an InVision prototype with any JIRA issue. It’s also why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Atlassian and introduce InVision for JIRA, a new way to bring your design workflow right inside the development tool your team already relies on. By pairing an InVision prototype with a JIRA issue, everyone can see what’s being worked on and get real time information about the design, keeping your team and projects organized in one place. Install the free InVision for JIRA add-on to your team’s account, or ask your JIRA account administrator to do so  Once the integration is installed, grab a share link from your InVision prototype  In a JIRA issue, paste the share link into the InVision component  That’s it! You’ll see a thumbnail preview of your design, along with valuable information about your prototype. How to get started: right now.

Introducing Invision + UserTesting

Introducing Invision + UserTesting

We would like to share the announcement of Invision partnering with UserTesting to bring the another level at prototyping with actual user reactions for your app, website or prototype. It’s something that I have always wanted to bring to my process, it’s super crucial to know how your users engage with your products. Especially when you are in product design and you are working in design sprints and figure out goals to bring the best for your user experience every single update. Better feedback leads to better products. InVision has partnered with leading user research platform UserTesting, to give product managers, developers, designers and researchers a faster, more seamless way to capture real-world feedback on their app, website or prototype. This new integration allows any of our 2 million users to send an InVision prototype directly to UserTesting and hear what users have to say, via rapid 5-minute micro tests. It’s free for 60 days, with 3 free tests per month after that. Lots of you are already using UserTesting to gain better insight into your prototypes—this year, InVision tests accounted for 70 percent of prototype tests on UserTesting! By seamlessly pairing InVision and UserTesting, your team has the power to use the tools you love to build even better products, faster—together. Try it free and see for yourself! How to get started: in just a few steps.

New Tools and Apps to boost your Productivity

New Tools and Apps to boost your Productivity

As we all witnessing the end of Summer (Northern Hemisphere), didn’t anybody felt like it was the quickest summer? We hope that you guys had some time to rest and chasing some light before fall will slowly manifest itself. Through the BBQs, camping trips, road trips; some of us didn’t have that chance and worked hard at making and launching their products to the consumer group. I am intrigued by their strategy and comprehension behind launching products in what I think is the lower season of the year? I am might considerably be wrong because we got to witness some pretty cool products this summer and we drafted down a list of apps, tools, upgrades and more for your hunting of new things to discover. Places to Work Where do you want to work? Enter your location and find out a list of places to work. Tinycards Memorize anything while playing a game! Tinycards is a brand new app from the team behind Duolingo, the most downloaded education app in the world. Even though it won't necessary increase your productivity, I thought it will be great to share as well. Think with Google Put Google research and insight behind your thinking Highly Highlight the web to share the important parts. Panda A smart news reader built for productivity, powered by integrations. Bear App Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose. Website Downloader Download all the source code and assets of any website Mimo Learn how to code on mobile Buffer A better way to share on social media Compressify Upload any video format file to compress to web-compatible WebM. Sans Francisco A collection of tools to help designers craft delightful experiences. Conv Convert YouTube video to MP3, GIF or MP4. Product Pages Curated directory of the best product pages App Screenshot Builder Create beautiful screenshots for App store & Google play. All for Free! Opentest Seamless screen, mic and camera recording for Chrome. Completely free. Lacona Call up Lacona with a keyboard shortcut and type whatever you want to do. It gives intelligent suggestions as you type and then follows your orders.

UI Inspiration: RIGHTIME App

UI Inspiration: RIGHTIME App

Productivity is everything. That one thing that will get through the day without having to finish your work late OR for tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. Related to that, we have also have emails. Have you ever been in the situation where you sent an email to your client, potential client or even somebody important and you are eagerly waiting for an answer back from them? We are showcasing the UI work from Zhenya Rynzhuk and Artem Golubtsov about the RIGHTIME app. A tool that helps you send your email in the right time whenever your recipient is active on social networks. This is an inbox app made for sales managers. It helps you send your letter in the right time whenever your recipient is active in social networks and ready to get your mail, so the chances that you letter will be read are increased a lot. More about this project: https://www.behance.net/gallery/38068759/RIGHTIME-App.

Wake - A Private Space to Discuss Design Work

Wake - A Private Space to Discuss Design Work

One of the most important things during the design process is feedback. Collaborating with your team, designers, product managers and engineers is vital for a great execution. The process is certainly much easier said than done however. From the chaos, countless emails, presentations, printed boards, to you name it, a centralized service is long overdue and that's what Wake was created to streamline, "A private space to share and discuss design work with your team". What is Wake? Wake is an enterprise web, desktop and mobile platform that makes it super easy for designers to share work and collect feedback from their team. It was created by former Facebook product designer Chris Kalani and the Norwegian digital agency Bakken & Baeck. We built Wake because we couldn’t find anything that would allow us to quickly share visual work as a team. Our communication was fragmented across different apps and nothing allowed us to seamlessly capture our design process. Slack, email, IM, Flowdock, HipChat and Basecamp were great for text­based communication. But none of these tools were designed for the type of work we do. We needed something that would allow us to freely share ideas while keeping everyone in the loop. “Wake has filled the gap between formal design reviews at Medium in a collaborative and lightweight way. It has increased transparency, continuity, and communication during our design process. We love it.” — Dustin Senos, Head of Design at Medium Quick History The guys behind Wake started building their first prototype in January 2014 to solve the needs of Bakken & Baeck.The product was well received and quickly became an irreplaceable tool for the team. With the success of their own internal usage and the growing interest from external parties, they decided to spin Wake off into its own company. In August they announced a private beta and received nearly 2,000 invite requests within the first day. Since then, they’ve been working with about 70 companies, observing usage and iterating on their feedback. These companies include teams within Yahoo, Twitter, Cisco, Artsy, Medium, and BuzzFeed. Along with dozens of great startups and several large Scandinavian media companies. For more information visit http://wake.io/