No service is immune to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve seen Airbnb– a business particularly prone to this Black Swan event– go through an crazy design sprint. Even business cooperation tools have felt it, with Box readjusting its product road map to focus on how the tool workedfor remote staff members. InVision has also seen the modification in its users habits and adjusted accordingly. Freehand, the company’s collaborative white boarding tool has actually seen a substantial surge in users and the start-up has added a handful of new features to the item.
The company states that Freehand is seeing 130 percent growth in weekly active users considering that March. New features consist of sticky notes that are available in numerous color, size and text choices, as well as design templates to provide groups a leaping off point for their whiteboarding workout. Freehand has six new design templates to start– brainstorming, wireframing, retrospectives, standups, diagrams, and ice breakers && madsh; and has strategies to include more soon.
InVision has actually likewise included a’presenting’mode to Freehand. It can actually zoom out to infinity and is limited only by the creativity of the group working on it since this virtual whiteboard has no area restrictions. In ‘presenting’ mode, a group leader can take over the view of the virtual white boards to guide their team through one part of the content at a time.
Freehand has an integration with Microsoft Teams and Slack, and also has a new shortcut where users can type ‘freehand.new’ into any browser to start on a fresh whiteboard.
Remarkably, the user development around Freehand does not simply originated from the typical suspects of product, engineering and style groups. Departments across organizations, including HR, Marketing and IT teams, are concerning Freehand to collaborate on tasks and jobs. More than 60 percent of Freehand users are not originating from the design group.
InVision has also included some fine-tuning functions, such as a brand name new toolbar to enable simpler drawing of shapes, alignment, opacity and color functions, and better controls for turning lines into accurate arrows or end-points for diagrams.
One of the most intriguing things about Freehand is that it enables equalized access to the whiteboard itself. Without any restraints on time or area, and with no one gatekeeping up at the front of the space holding the marker, all members of a team can enter and add their concepts and ideas to the whiteboard previously, during or after a conference.
“One of the great features of a whiteboard or a virtual white boards like this one is it eliminates the elements of the restrictions of time and space, so teams can have more efficient meetings where they get the benefit of democratic input without the cost of having just one individual at a time being able to add or speak,” said David Fraga, InVision President. “It uses a simultaneous collision of partnership.”
InVision has actually raised a total of $350 million from investors like FirstMark, Spark, Battery, Accel and Tiger Global Management. The business now boasts more than 7 million overall registered users, with 100 of the Fortune 100 business using the product. InVision is likewise part of the $100 million ARR club.
Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.