The desktop internet isn’t dead

desktop_growthWith apologies to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, using a desktop computer to access the internet is “not dead yet.” A popular chorus among media types has been the mobile web would eat the desktop’s lunch, but a Wall Street Journal story shows going online via desktop might actually be growing:

According to data from comScore, for example, the overall time spent online with desktop devices in the U.S. has remained relatively stable for the past two years. Time spent with mobile devices has grown rapidly in that time, but the numbers suggest mobile use is adding to desktop use, not subtracting from it.

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Our Quick Start Guide helps you start your holiday weekend faster

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is here. Well, almost here. You still have the rest of today to get through. But there’s one way we can help new Onehub users speed things up. Our handy dandy Onehub Quick Start Guide can get you up and running with Onehub in no time (so you can squeeze more time into the weekend).

In it you can learn how to:

  • Set up a Onehub Workspace
  • Create and organize folders
  • Upload content
  • Invite users to collaborate

And at the risk of sounding like an infomercial — so much more!

If the thought of reading actual words is just too much for you to bear, you’re in luck! We also have our video tutorial series that will walk you through getting started with Onehub step by step.

We at Onehub just want to empower you to work more efficiently, so you have more time to enjoy three day weekends.

Taking a device-agnostic approach to design

americano-modal-mobile-fullWe take now, a (spoiler free) moment to remember Mad Men, which had its series finale last night. Though set in the world of advertising, it wasn’t about ads. It was about the evolution of the characters and the world in which they lived.

In much the same way, it’s facile to think that “design” is simply about making things look good. Good design, too, is a way of understanding and interacting with our rapidly evolving world. Design has grown in importance over the years to become a key component to the success of any product.

The challenge is that there are so many products to design for: phones, tablets, desktops, even how a product looks on a watch must now be considered. This proliferation of devices has spawned a new way of thinking about design — a device-agnostic approach to designing products.

And — here is a spoiler — we’ve been putting these principles to good use as we re-design our own site. You can get a sneak-peek over on Dribbble). Onehub Design Lead, Matthew Anderson is leading our device-agnostic charge, so we asked him about it, and what it all means for the future look of Onehub. Read More…

Video: How to customize your Onehub Workspace

Way back in the day, Burger King ran a commercial with a song about having a Whopper “your way.” I wanted to do a shot-for-shot remake of that 1974 commercial with my Onehub colleagues, replacing “Whopper” with “Workspace.” The lyrics went something like:

Pick your logo,
color hexes
Make your Workspace
look its bestest…

You get where it’s going. But, alas, I couldn’t get any of my co-workers to put on the vintage outfits. So I’m reduced to just telling you that your Workspaces are your Workspaces. As such, Onehub lets you customize their look and feel to match your brand.

Customizing your Workspace is very easy, and to help you, we created this handy dandy short video to walk you through it.

In addition to matching your brand standards, changing up the look of your Workspaces can actually help your workflow. By assigning different logos and colors, you can give yourself an immediate visual cue as to what project you are working on.

This is the latest in our video tutorial series, which you can find on our YouTube channel. Grab a burger and watch them all!

The New York Times is right, product reviews should include customer service

onehub_app_ipad_screenshotWe’ve written before about our emphasis on customer support, and introduced you to our awesome support crew. So we were pleased to read a recent New York Times piece lamenting how product reviews omit customer service:

Product reviews are broken. They are great at telling you about the speed of a computer or the brightness of a screen. But there’s a big gaping hole in evaluations of most products, from phones to computers to televisions.

The product evaluations neglect to mention the quality of a company’s customer service, which becomes the most important factor of all when problems or questions related to the product come up.

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Ultron should have used Onehub

Evidently the latest Avengers movie wasn’t as big a blockbuster as had been predicted. The folks at Disney can’t blame us. We’re suckers for superhero movies at Onehub, so we went en masse to the Cinerama opening day to get our fix (and fill up on chocolate popcorn).

Spoiler alert: The Avengers defeat Ultron. Though maybe if Ultron had stored a copy of himself on Onehub and set someone like Kang or M.O.D.O.K. as collaborators, he’d still be plotting world destruction today.

So much for machine learning.

Here are a few photos of Team Onehub avenge-ing.

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From first draft to last, these three tools help you control your writing

Having written thousands of blog posts over the course of my career, I can confirm that the old adage “writing is re-writing” is 100% most definitely real. Whether it’s a colleague suggesting a different take, or me wanting to tighten something up, what I start out writing is rarely there when I finish.

But change is good! That’s why Onehub offers a powerful set of tools including in-line suggestions via Google Docs, version control, and file recovery that unleash a creative and collaborative process. Read More…