It’s been nearly two months since our last blog post; that’s far too long. But although things have been quiet on our website, the Infovark Burrow has been a hive of activity. So much so, that our source code hosting provider wrote us a few days ago to tell us to knock it off with all the check-ins, revisions, and changes to our code base.
So what have we been up to lately?
Based on the continuing feedback from our initial release of Infovark, we decided to forgo a 1.5 update and push ahead to Infovark 2.0. Our second release brings several major changes.
First, we’re focusing the core of the application on keeping things together. Whether you call it information management or knowledge management or content management, it all boils down to one key principle: having one place to look to find what you need. Infovark will help gather and organize your stuff so you can spend more time doing and less time searching.
Second, we’ve cut out many of the confusing parts of our application. This includes just about anything that caused us to get a bewildered look or blank stare when we tried to explain it. The cuts include one or two features that are dear to our hearts — and may resurface in later versions in different forms — but we think simplicity and ease of use is an important feature, too.
Third, the new focus and stripped-down feature set has allowed us to completely re-engineer the Infovark user interface. Where before we had a separate “Manager” application and a website for everyday use, we now have one consolidated view of your information.
We’re really excited about the new direction the product is taking. As we get closer to launch, we’ll share more details.
Until then, happy varking!