Happy summer! Sorry Southern Hemisphere, but the days are long in the north, and staycation season is going strong here in Sweden as many people are enjoying a more-relaxing-than-usual break, skipping the stress of running around airports, standing in lines, and enduring the adventures of public transport. But while traveling is still not an option at large, thanks to the power of the internet, we've been able to keep in touch with friends, family and our amazing community of Pickit users all around the globe. Given that, our wanderlust has been difficult to tame, so we decided to put our international team to work and transport the Pickit app to new corners of the world by adding localization support for four new languages.
Summer solstice has officially passed, and the long-awaited summer has arrived here at the Pickit HQ in Sweden (sorry Southern Hemisphere!), and even though this summer will be a bit different, we've been looking forward to the long, warm days just the same. With the holidays approaching, we've been working tirelessly to deliver yet another set of new features before our developers take off on a well-earned vacation. This month, we focused on improving the ways you can distribute your content using Pickit.
Our aim has always been to make it easier for Office users to access everything they need in one place, inside the programs they're already using. The Pickit platform has made that possible, helping companies all over the globe distribute their images and help employees stay on brand. We’re expanding our offer by introducing the same capability for templates and documents.
It goes without saying that COVID-19 has changed the way we work, possibly forever. Remote work is the new norm, and with US companies spending on average $5,000/year per employee on office rental, the current circumstances might just have inspired a permanent change.
As the world navigates unchartered waters and many businesses transition to an increasingly digital workspace, we're working hard to keep improving the Pickit platform and enhance the experience for everyone working with images online. This month, we’ve got a really exciting update for you: the release of one of the top requested features to help marketing and brand managers get better control of their visual assets.
Being the #1 app in the Office Store worldwide means we have users from all over the globe, and we’re happy to see a growing international community of people using Pickit to stay compliant, on brand and make better presentations.
Many have been asking to use the service in your local languages, so today we’re taking the first step towards making that possible, releasing support for two of our largest non-English speaking user groups: Germany and Sweden.
A new month means new features, and in today’s release we’ve prepared some valuable improvements to the way users are managed in the image bank. We’ve also refined our Insights Dashboard based on your feedback to make it more actionable and useful.
We know that many people who use Pickit on the web have been wanting to see some of the functionalities they already know and love from our award-winning Office add-in. That’s why we’ve just launched an all-new responsive company image bank webpage for a smoother and more unified user experience.