Flip Release 4 is now live!

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We are excited to announce the fourth major release of Flip!

Here’s what has changed:

  • Flip now has support for iPad and Android tablets:
    • This requires iOS 6+ or Android 4.0+
    • Other tablet devices may work, but we currently only support iOS and Android.
    • Simply navigate to the Flip login page from your mobile device. No need to
    • download a special application.
  • You now have the ability to reply by email to comment and reply notifications that you receive from Flip.
    • This saves you the trouble of logging into the Flip platform when you want to make a quick reply.
    • Also, when you reply to an email notification, the content of the reply will automatically appear in the Flip conversation thread.
  • We’ve made significant improvements to the PDF scrolling:
    • The ‘pan’ button is no longer needed and has been removed from the toolbar. You can now just use your computer scroll functions to scroll through the documents.
    • Adobe Flash is no longer needed.
  • You now have the ability to show or hide the comment pane to view PDFs or videos in the full window. Simply use the » button at the bottom of the right pane.
  • You can now share your comments with:
    • All members of salon
    • Selected members only
    • Nobody (private note)
  • You can subscribe to comments selectively shared with you.
  • We have added support for two new document types:
    • an external link document type with the ability to add unanchored comments for the linked document.
    • video document types along with the ability to make comments anchored to specific points in the video.
  • You now have the ability to show and hide the comments pane.
  • You are now able to add hyperlinks in comments, replies, bios, and salon descriptions.
  • You are now able to preview hyperlinked images in comments and replies.
  • You can now add math formulas in comments, replies, bios, and salon descriptions using LaTeX.
  • Improvements have been made to the Statistics pane:
    • You can now hide rows that have no values. This helps reduce the visual clutter.
    • Statistics now include the number of stars and replies that you have received.
  • Improvements have been made to the filtering options:
    • Ability to turn the heat map on and off.
    • It is now possible to filter by:
      • starred status
      • replied status
      • deleted status
  • We have added the ability to sort comments by document order or by most recent.
  • Deleted comments and replies are no longer shown by default, unless they have been replied to.
  • We have Improved PDF error detection and notices.
  • Unsupported versions of Internet Explorer are now detected and users are presented with upgrade options.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions regarding Flip.