Linchpin Intranet Suite 3.1: New design for user profiles, a theme wizard, and a technically stabile foundation for the mobile app

The past ten weeks have flown by, and yet another development period has come to an end where our teams have rolled out new features for the Linchpin Intranet Suite. The brand-new 3.1 version of the Confluence-based social intranet solution is now available and focuses on user profiles. In addition to the long-awaited new profile look with customizable background images, we have also taken initial steps towards significantly improving the user directory. As a first step, the user directory offers several filter options to make it easier to find colleagues. The team has also done a lot in the mobile app.

Here's an overview of the new features:

New look for user profiles

Users can now add background images to their profiles. This way, they have a visual means to display their interests or show that they belong to a particular team or department. This feature can also promote identification with the company across the entire user base.

Linchpin Profile

Filter options in user directories

In a modern intranet, users should be able to find specialist contacts and gain an overview of colleagues on the system quickly and easily. This will be much easier from now on, thanks to the practical filter options that are available in user directories. 

Practical theme wizard

The theme wizard helps you to adapt the Linchpin design to match your own corporate design in just two steps.

  1. Upload a logo
  2. Confirm or select the primary colors

The theme wizard will take care of the rest for you. Of course, you also have the option to configure the theme manually at a later date.

Improved efficiency and relevance for news

High volumes of news on an intranet can make it challenging to maintain a clear overview and interact with news efficiently.

Now, news items that have already been read will be marked as such in Linchpin.

Our Linchpin team has solved this challenge by integrating the Viewtracker für Confluence app, which was developed by our colleagues at Bitvoodoo (you can find information about Viewtracker and test it for free on the Atlassian Marketplace). Viewtracker tracks user behavior: If a user clicks on a news item, the app records this personalized information in the background. Linchpin then creates a visual cue. The icon in the preview showing that a new item hasn't been read yet will then be removed from that particular news item.

A stable technical foundation and a new look for Linchpin Mobile

As part of the Linchpin Suite Release 3.1, we have further improved the mobile app, made changes to provide it with a more stable technical foundation, and given the entire app a new, modernized look. The visual changes in line with iOS 13 and the current Google Material Design for Android ensure that the app feels more natural on both operating systems, lends more structure to the content, and offers a more intuitive user experience.

Additional features and optimizations

  • Jira Issues, Confluence tasks, and the activity stream are now displayed in the Linchpin sidebar.
  • Tasks in Linchpin Assistant now have a start and end date.
  • News categories can be accessed from the news portal and the sidebar.
  • News categories can be translated.
  • And much more...

Linchpin Suite: Social intranet with Confluence

Do you want to learn more about Linchpin? We'd be happy to discuss your requirements and use cases, and invite you to make a demo appointment. You can find more detailed information on features, benefits, and prices on the Linchpin site. Or you can take a look at our intranet's capabilities in a pre-configured system. Our demonstration instance is available at any time and a great way to make a first impression. 

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Further information

Advantages of migrating to the Linchpin Intranet Suite
2019: A Look Back at the Development of Linchpin Intranet Suite
Linchpin Mobile at a glance: Modern collaboration with Confluence on the go