At Flowdock, we’ve been mulling over user experiences and interface quite a bit lately. A while back, you might have spotted an experiment we did and wrote about in a blog post to remove the dashboard. Well, just now you might have noticed something else. Like the dashboard gone. Yup, we removed it.
Where are the user list and the mentions?!
Check out the top right corner of your screen. There’s a people icon. Click it and you’ll see the user list. The same dropdown now holds your status, and the editing controls for it.
Next, check out the little speech bubble icon. Click it, and you’ll see the mentions list. A badge bubble will emerge when there are unread stuff in there.
So, what’s new then?
Well, we added a third dropdown. All the way in the topmost, rightmost corner, we have the flows dropdown to give you quick access to your other flows. We still recommend you keep all the different flows you actively use open in different tabs at all times. We’re working on a better UI for using several flows at once.
More! We Need More!
Well, we also added full-screen chat. It’s actually pretty cool. When you resize the window narrower and narrower, the chat finally snaps into full-screen mode and the left side collapses. The same thing happens if you drag the chat wide from the middle separator. When widening the window or narrowing the chat, the left side expands. Snappity-snap!
One more! Please!
Well, we did add color-coding to the speech bubbles which are show in the chat when commenting on Team Inbox items. The colors are coded to the individual Team Inbox items, so it’s much easier to keep track on multiple “threads” of conversation.
That’s it! Let us know how we did in the comments, or via .