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October 18, 2019 / 

Jullietta Stoencheva

Say hello to the all-new image bank page

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.  

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September 18, 2019 / 

Jullietta Stoencheva

Introducing the Insights Dashboard

We’re excited to launch the beta version of one of our most requested features: The Insights Dashboard.

Starting today, Pickit Business administrators have access to analytics and actionable insights* in the Administration Panel, making it easy to optimize their image bank and increase colleagues’ productivity.

*Note: The Insights page currently includes data from the Office add-in and Administration Panel on the web. Data from the Public page on the web and other channels will be added in future updates.

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March 12, 2019 / 

Robert Dysell

Pickit Creates Global Relationship with Ingram Micro to Expand Reach and Double Margins for Office 365 Channel Partners

Award-winning add-in image service is now available on Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace

Irvine, CA. Mar 12, 2018 - Pickit, the 2-in-1 image service that lives inside Office 365, today announced its global go-to-market alliance with Ingram Micro, a Fortune 500 global technology distributor, cloud services aggregator and  platform provider. As part of the new relationship, Ingram Micro is now bundling Pickit with new Office 365 sales, enabling channel partners to sell the market’s No. 1 most popular downloaded add-in by Office 365 users for businesses.

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February 1, 2018 / 

Jullietta Stoencheva

New Paid Image Requests on Pickit

Attention all photographers! One of our clients–a large corporation in the banking and finance sector–is on the lookout for approx. 75 exclusive images to increase their image library. This is a fantastic chance to have your photos featured in a global brand's communication, as well as earn $40 per image. Sound exciting?

Here's what we're after: 

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September 27, 2017 / 

Brad Hawkes

Pickit Wins Office App Award for 3rd Year in a Row

Forgive us for being self-indulgent, but we're pretty thrilled to hear the Pickit app has won another award this year at the Office APP Awards. The announcement was made at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, and this time we took home an award in the category Best Overall App

 

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August 24, 2017 / 

Robert Dysell

Pickit Featured at DECODED Premiere in San Francisco

Tonight Pickit's Co-CEO and founder, Mathias Björkholm, hit the red carpet at the Launch Party of Season 2 of the DECODED Show. Held at Z Space in San Francisco, the premiere gave guests a glimpse of upcoming episodes of the popular web series, where Pickit is featured. 

DECODED is an unorthodox show–led by Microsoft Chief Geek John Shewchuk and Executive David Mendlen–that aims to pick the brains of the world’s best software engineers and share developer best practices. 

See the Season 2 trailer here

 

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May 12, 2017 / 

Robert Dysell

Pickit Featured in Virtual Keynote at Microsoft Build 2017

Pickit founder Mathias Björkholm took part in Friday’s Virtual Keynote at Microsoft Build 2017. The segment was hosted by Microsoft's Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Steve Guggenheimer, along with Technical Fellow and host of the Decoded show John Shewchuk. In the keynote, Pickit was highlighted as a long-term key partner for Microsoft. 

The Swedish startup is on a mission to save the world from boring docs and presentations by making it simpler for everyday Office users to access quality royalty-free images inside the apps they’re already using. The Pickit add-in is currently the most popular app in Office Store worldwide.

 

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March 1, 2017 / 

Robert Dysell

Microsoft Ventures Invests in Swedish Startup Pickit to Save the World from Boring Presentations


Today, tech startup Pickit–which provides an image service that puts professionally curated content and corporate assets at the fingertips of 1.2 billion Office users–announced an investment from Microsoft Ventures.

Pickit aggregates content from leading image providers and allows users to crowdsource custom images from Pickit’s global photographer community. A unique royalty free images process ensures all content is licensed and free to use.

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December 5, 2016 / 

Brad Hawkes

Talk Like a Rosling

 


If you’ve ever made a PowerPoint, you’ll know new slide ideas can be a struggle. Finding fresh inspiration for Word docs people actually want to read can be tricky too, especially when you’re drowning in data and deadlines. Most times, it’s a race against the clock to create that compelling presentation or newsletter, and while you may have plenty to say–and the software to say it with–you know that’s just the start. You want to engage your audience, get your message across, and make your work matter. But finding the right stats, facts, and quality quotes can be a tiring task, much like the search for relevant images.

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September 29, 2016 / 

Robert Dysell

Pickit Wins 1st Place at Microsoft’s Office App Awards

Tonight, at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta, our Office Add-in nabbed 1st place in the most prestigious prize category – Best User Interface at the Microsoft Office App Awards 2016.

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Awards


Award winner for People's Choice category. 2018 Office App Awards

Award winner for Best user experience category. 2018 Office App Awards

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