It’s funny how the most obvious of things can manage to fly under the radar for so long.
One day, after our weekly status call, a couple of us got into a casual conversation about the future of Blinksale and all of the great features that we are pushing out. Some of these features will open up whole new ways to use Blinksale (seriously). And then it occurs to me: Blinksale doesn’t have an “unlimited” plan. Not only are the future uses of Blinksale sure to be stunted by the 250-invoice monthly maximum, but even current uses could be affected. How the heck did we never think about this before?
I’m going to blame this brain-melting summer heat. And maybe Justin Bieber. Just because.
Well, consider the oversight rectified. The new Platinum Plan gives you unlimited everything. Estimates, invoices and even recurring invoices. If you’ve ever needed or wanted to blow past that 250-invoice limit, this plan is for you. No limit. Go nuts.
Sending a Reminder to pay an invoice to a client isn’t what I would call enjoyable. It’s probably not all that fun to receive a Reminder, either. Customizing your Reminder is a good way to infuse your own personal brand or “voice” into the message and make the exchange a bit more personal.
The problem with Reminders was that customization of the Reminder message removed the dynamic data (amount or % of the late fee, client’s name, etc.).
The new Reminders interface allows you to customize the message to your heart’s content while preserving all of that juicy dynamic data. If you’re familiar with basic HTML and scripting (if/else statements), the new Liquid Template tag system will be child’s play. If you’re not a coder, fear not: the Edit Mode contains a legend of all the code used, for your referencing pleasure. You can also Preview any of your changes before saving the message and revert back to the default message should your customization attempts not go so well. We recommend that you begin your customization efforts by editing the text outside of the tags, and then edit the tags themselves as you get more comfortable with the syntax.
This is the first of many planned inclusions of Liquid tags in various Blinksale interfaces. They will allow for powerful (optional) customization of many of Blinksale’s moving parts. Get excited! Yeah!