Last night we had the biggest upgrade to our system yet. In the last 2.5 years we’ve had a bunch of upgrades, but this one required us to actually take JibberJobber offline for a while so we could make some database changes… huge thanks to my team for their efforts in this release, and for working in the wee hours of the night to do the upgrade! Here’s a partial list of what’s new:
Action Items and Log Entries: this is the biggest change, and I’ll blog about it more next week… but we had huge, significant changes to this (that’s why we took the site down).
One thing that we will all dance around and hug about is the ability to associate a job with a company with a person, and a person with a company and a job, and a company with a job and a person, etc. Before you couldn’t make all of these associations, but now you can, and this is HUGE.
“Approve All” option on Contacts shared: now you can approve all the contacts shared in bulk, instead of having to approve them one-by-one. This is a really cool feature allowing you to get more value out of JibberJobber and networking if have buddies who are also using JibberJobber.
Tree view of contacts under just one contact: I LOVE LOVE LOVE this feature. The Tree View is cool, showing me my network graphically. This new addition allows me to see the tree below one contact. The icon is on the detail page (as well as the List Panel) of a contact:
When I click it I see the graphical tree view of who that person has “referred” to me… instead of sifting through my hundreds or thousands of contacts, I now see just the network that this person introduced me to, like this:
Jobs got new stuff: there are a bunch of new fields added to the Track Jobs page, including the option of a status of each job:
View your account type, upgrade level, and change levels: This is one of those Doh! We should have had this from the beginning! But now we do, so we’re good 🙂 Under My Account, General, you can click on this blue circle to see what your level is, how to upgrade or downgrade, etc.
Referred By is now faster… much, much faster: I have over 5,000 people in my network, so when I go to the add a new contact page it loaded kind of slow (too slow for me). This was because the Referred by was a drop down… but now it’s not, and it loads way faster. Simply type in the name of a contact and we’ll show you any names that might be the one you are typing… and you choose from that list, like this:
Here are other miscellaneous additions:
- On various List Panels there are now additional columns you can choose to show. I don’t remember which ones, but if you wanted to see additional data before on the List Panel, click on Manage Columns to add more columns.
- Various little bug fixes and inconsistencies throughout the system were resolved. Find more? Report them using the Contact Us form, found through the link at the bottom of every JibberJobber page.
- Under My Account, the Preferences page was quite disorganized as we add a few preferences here and there… we finally went in and reorganized it and grouped things, making it easier for you to manage your preferences without getting lost in our disorganization.
- Sometimes people use the “Delete my account” option for bad reasons, including “I landed my job!” (great, what about all the awesome information you’ve collected in this job search – you can use it again in 3 years in your next job search!) or “I thought this was free!” (it is free for life, with options to upgrade/downgrade as you need… and no, we don’t charge your credit card if you’ve never upgraded… we don’t even have your credit card info). We recently added the FAQ’s to check out BEFORE you delete your account.
- On the Detail page of your contact, there is a new icon to invite them to use JibberJobber. Having your contacts use JibberJobber will become increasingly valuable this year (hint, hint).
- We added a few new fields for your My Account page, so we can be in a better position to understand (and help) you more. More fields are coming.
- We updated the slideshow for upgrading, telling you why you might want to upgrade, etc. It’s now using Slideshare technology, which is pretty cool.
I’ll blog more about the other updates, but this stuff is awesome, and we got a bunch of things on our “we need these in JibberJobber now!” list crossed off!
If you have other ideas, you know where to send them 😉
6 thoughts on “Huge JibberJobber Upgrade Last Night”
This is wonderfully helpful to me. I had given up on using the tree view because my network had grown too large and it took forever to process. Being able to see one limb of the tree at a time is much more useful!
I also see the new log entry options from the front page, it looks like there’s a lot of new functionality there. Gotta explore!
Thanks, Jason and JibberJobber team! 🙂
Love the change to log entries!! I’m sure you’ll love me not pestering you about this too :-)!!
I love that log entries now have a title and description and not just a single text blob!! THAT ROCKS!!
The Log entry list will not be readable and I feel empowered to store more notes.
one tiny question… where did all the other reports go? I didn’t deep dive into new slice and dice checkboxes…. but will there be a slideshow or blog post or video on the power behind this change? 😉
great job team!!
Hi Jason — I’m excited to play.
One future enhancement option for the Title section of the log entries — maybe options like send email / receive email, call / received call, left voicemail / received email….
Is it possible to run a report to show activity that isn’t associated with action items? A large chunk of my activity isn’t planned (YET!).
Thanks so much for such an awesome product!!
I’ve now had a chance to play around with the improvements to log entries, and I love them. Great stuff, particularly the ability to add other contacts, companies, locations to a post. The auto-complete feature is nice too. Thank you for the upgrades, and keep up the quality work!
I have been playing with the new features and I can’t get the auto-complete to save the results for “Referred by” in new contacts. Sure, everything looks fine after selecting a name, but the results are not saved. I have this problem with Firefox 3.0.7, Internet Explorer 6.0, and SeaMonkey 1.1.14.
As a new entrepreneur working thought the launch of a new site, I truly understand what an effort this is. Major upgrades to existing sites really is “changing the tires while speeding around the track.”
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