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Linchpin Suite 2.0: news magazines, new design, improved performance and app branding

The last ten weeks have flown by! During this period, our development teams have once again delivered new features for the Linchpin Intranet Suite. Linchpin Intranet Suite is now available in the brand new version 2.0. This new version of the suite brings you various new features, improvements and better options for additional use cases.

There is a brand new microblog editor, making the news even more personalized and visually appealing than before. Also, Linchpin Mobile now gives you several branding possibilities. And don’t forget: Linchpin Suite is now fully compatible with Confluence 7!

In this article we’ll give you an overview of what’s new.

Five free or low-cost alternatives to Microsoft Office

Over the years, Microsoft Office has established itself as an industry leader. However, these days you can find serious alternatives that, depending on the application, are quite sufficient and, in some cases, they perform even better. In this article we’re bringing you a brief overview of a few of the most interesting office alternatives out there today. We’ll also recommend what type of user these Office alternatives benefit most; in other words, one might be a better fit for an individual user, while another might be a good fit for a company seeking an office alternative.

Microsoft Excel Online vs. Google Sheets: Comparing Twelve Features

The vast majority of organizations use some sort of browser-based spreadsheet app, and Microsoft Excel Online and Google Sheets are industry leaders in this area of professional software. Both are also part of larger collections of business software organized into office suites: Excel Online is a Microsoft Office 365 module and Google Sheets is a G Suite application. In many ways Excel Online and Google Sheets are quite similar, especially functionally. I’ve chosen to focus on reviewing twelve functions where I could really see differences between the two pieces of software. These twelve areas are especially relevant for more advanced users; those who have extensive experience working with spreadsheets software.

Templates and blueprints in Confluence

You can use templates and blueprints to create pages, saving time and making sure that you establish a uniform structure to your pages. What are Templates and Blueprints? Basically, templates are pages but with predefined content. This means that your area administrator can create templates using the standard Confluence editor, and then they can make those templates available to your team. Blueprints are even more powerful than templates. As a result, they greatly simplify the page creation process.

Linchpin Suite 1.2: Customization, flexibility, and optimized mobile use for Confluence-based intranets

Over the past several months, our teams have been developing the Confluence-based social intranet suite Linchpin. However, this development cycle hasn’t only focused on individual marketplace apps: we’re continuing to develop Linchpin Suite, a comprehensive solution that coordinates all of Linchpin’s wide range of functions. You can check out the brand new version 1.2, which includes several new features and optimizations. Let’s take a closer look at what Linchpin Suite 1.2 has to offer.

Linchpin Navigation Menus 2.7: Extended flyout menus, icons for menu items and much more

Navigation menus are an important requirement for customers who use corporate intranets. However, the standard version of Confluence doesn’t offer many options that give you control over your navigation menus. This is where the Linchpin Navigation Menus app (previously called the Navigation Menu Editor) comes into play. It adds this much-needed functionality to Confluence, and along with the other central components of the Linchpin intranet suite, it extends Confluence to be a complete corporate intranet.

Comparing Google Inbox to the new Gmail

You probably already know about Gmail, but are you aware of Google’s new Inbox by Gmail? Inbox is Google’s modern mail service and it’s what Gmail should have become long ago. If you use Gmail, you should definitely check out Inbox. Or maybe not? Now Google has updated its Gmail mail service with many of Inbox’s features, all while remaining true to Gmail’s philosophy. In order to help you decide whether you want to use Inbox by Gmail or the new Gmail, read ahead to find out everything you need to know about the features and possibilities of the two options.