Furl has a new look

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Jan 30, 2008, 3:20:46 PM1/30/08
to furl-users, fu...@furl.net
Furl has a new look and feel!

We would love to hear what you think of our new UI. To take our
survey, please go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=nwGmfgyG4r5RUKdBG3e5sA_3d_3d

Huge thanks to our Beta Testers for providing crucial feedback to us.
Additional changes will go live over the next few weeks as we
incorporate your feedback into the new UI.

Finally, we have resolved a few bugs with this latest release. Most
notably, email functionality across the site is back up and running.
Thanks to all of your for your patience!

The Furl PM

Joe Murphy

Jan 31, 2008, 10:32:58 PM1/31/08
to furl-users
That save-a-bookmark interface is quite difficult to use. The line
spacing is tight, the column is narrow, it's not friendly. Some
accounting for the width of the browser screen would be useful here --
suddenly, categorizing bookmarks is now much more difficult.



Feb 7, 2008, 10:11:58 AM2/7/08
to furl-users
Your redesign is pretty, but a significant step backwards from the
previous interface. It makes me wonder if the design team has ever
actually used Furl. I've been using it for several years now, and I
have a lot of files to manage. Instead of making this easier, your
redesign makes it much, much more difficult to manage files.

What happened to the single-page view where a user could edit, delete,
or move an item to a different folder with one click? I have 500 files
in one folder that I'd like to split up. Thanks to your new redesign,
it will now be impossible as I just don't have that much time.

One now has to dig down through at least 3 layers of interface before
one can edit or move a file.

Why is there no folder creation on-the-fly from the "save" window, so
a user can create a new folder to drop a file into without stopping
and going back to the main page?

Why can't a user create sub-folders?

Why have you made it impossible to share files with non-furl members?
I used to have a list of people who received notice when I saved
files, but they no longer get them.

If you are trying to attract new users to furl, this is NOT the way to

Sociologist Tina

Feb 9, 2008, 4:16:07 AM2/9/08
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Hey, Thanks!  Great feedback for the fubar furl edit team!


Feb 11, 2008, 3:48:32 PM2/11/08
to furl-users
Thanks for your feedback. We have the development team working on a
way to take advantage of the width so you can view more Furled items
in your archive. Will post on our blog when that view will go live.

Thanks again for the actionable feedback.
Furl PM


Feb 11, 2008, 3:53:46 PM2/11/08
to furl-users
Sorry to hear that the new UI is a frustrating experience. As I
mentioned to Joe Murphy, we're taking your feedback into consideration
and the development team is working on creating a more space efficient
way to display your Furl archive.

You can create a new topic on the fly in the save dialog box. Simply
type the new topic into the save dialog box and hit save.

Regarding Sub-topics & bulk editing (managing over 500 topics at a
time), we're brainstorming ways to implement this feature now. But we
will be focusing on resolving some of those annoying bugs first.

If you have any additional suggestions or comments, please let us
know. (fu...@furl.net)

Furl PM

Joe Murphy

Feb 25, 2008, 12:54:20 AM2/25/08
to furl-users
I, too, would like to see the "email-new-links-to-non-furl-members"
functionality re-instated. I'm now replicating that functionality with
a RSS feed and RSS-to-email, but it doesn't provide the same level of
detail (with link ratings, categories and clippings) that was
available before.

I realize I could roll my own furl emailer. I realize there were spam
implications with the previous system. I'm just saying that email
functionality was useful to me.
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