This is the latest installment of The New Batchbook series, a collection of blog posts intended to keep you all updated on the progress of our re-write of Batchbook. Today I’d like to share with you a little more about the feature set formerly known as SuperTags coming to you as the leaner meaner Custom Fields.
As I have mentioned before, the primary focus of this rewrite is Cleaning It Up and Speeding It Up. With custom fields, this translates into a simplified interface, easier access and the ability to apply custom fields across many different types of Batchbook records. We’ve done this a few ways:
- De-coupling the custom field information from tags. Yes, we will very much miss the cleverness of our “SuperTags” concept, but we think separating them out makes things a bit clearer for our users.
- Allowing you to designate a set of custom fields to be included on all people, company or other types of Batchbook records.
- Easier tools for creating, grouping, sorting and rearranging custom fields as a custom field set.
We are working with a few alpha testers now and will be opening the first version of the new Batchbook up to more beta users shortly. Please let us know if you would like to be included by writing our Customer Experience team at firstname.lastname@example.org. And as always, let me know what you think of the new direction we are going.