We ran a little late with our recap for February, so this blog will have to serve as our update for all things new with nDash for both February and March. Needless to say, with (almost) two months of coverage, there are a lot of new nDash features we need to catch you up on! We’ve continued listening to you – our amazing customers – and here is what we have created and improved on nDash:
We Launched a New Writer Tier
You’re busy, and you need to find the best writers. We get it. It can be difficult to set aside the time to truly explore the 8,000 writers that are available to you on nDash. This is why we’ve taken the first steps in creating the Elite Writer Tier.
If you see a writer with the diamond next to their name (image below), it means that our community team at nDash has identified them as one of the best writers, recommended both by our customers and us. While there aren’t many right now, we’re working hard to vet writers and continue to find the “best of the best” to save you time on your recruiting efforts.
A Face-lift to our Content Calendar
Every great marketer needs a great calendar to help them coordinate their company’s marketing needs. This is why we provided a face-lift to our current Content Calendar. Now, when you click on an assignment in progress, you’ll be greeted by a pop-up providing you with an overview of that piece of content.
And you’ll then be able to choose an option to click through on more details if you’d like. Additionally, from the content calendar view, you’re now also able to create new assignments and notes. When you click on any date on the calendar, you’ll be greeted with this pop-up (image below), helping you make life a lot easier when it comes to planning reminders and mapping out your content strategy!
More Functionality in Content Sources
If you haven’t taken the time to populate the Content Sources tab on nDash, you may want to block off the 5 minutes to do so; it will save you a lot of time in the future. AND it’s available to all users, regardless of whether you’re not a free or paid subscription.
In addition to being able to track hot topics, your favorite news outlets, and what your competitors are publishing, now, when you click on the plus button next to the article. You’ll also be able to request ideas from the community. This means our community of writers will be notified that you’re currently a fan of a specific article and would like someone to pitch an idea based on it as reference material.
More ideas. Plus, more blogs. More traffic to your website.
New Beta Version of our Guest Post Feature
We’re incredibly excited to launch this new feature! While still in beta, our guest post feature provides you with the opportunity to source ideas from amazing writers. It also helps your blog showcase a diverse set of authors and viewpoints. Bringing a fresh perspective to your blog and increasing your reach.
More “Jazzed-Up” Default Profile Pictures
If you don’t feel like taking the time to upload a profile picture to your profile, no problem! We’ve now created a much prettier profile picture default for you rather than a gray blob. In short: it’s your initials.
However, if you do prefer to have a profile picture. This is just a quick reminder that you can click on your image on the top right corner of your dashboard, choose “account settings” from your dashboard, and upload a profile picture from there.
Constantly Stay Logged In (if you want)
We realize how frustrating it could be when you were constantly being logged out of nDash whenever you exited our screen. Your voice was heard, and we now have a fix!
We added refresh tokens so that our site will no longer auto-log you off the platform if you don’t want to be logged off! Making it even easier to continually access your writer community and content calendar on nDash.
Add Yourself to Groups on nDash
Once you’re a part of your company group on nDash, you’re now able to add yourself to other groups on your account if you’re a part of the pro tier. This is especially useful if you’re a part of an agency account that is managing writing teams for your clients or if you’re a media outlet that has a group for each of your columns.
A Few Other Small, But Notable New nDash Features
- LinkedIn compatibility: we’ve limited the amount of information we’ll be pulling from LinkedIn if you choose to create your login with this social network. This will provide you with more privacy.
- Recalled Medium integration: due to their changing API, we had to remove our integration with Medium from our platform. Sad, but true.
What New nDash Features Would You Like to See?
We’re always looking to hear from you – our faithful customer – on what new nDash features you’d like to see. Please drop us a line and let us know. We’d love to hear from you!