It’s been craaaazy busy over here at Blinksale HQ. The Romanian Field Office has been hammering away at some big exciting additions to Blinksale, and we’re pretty happy with how that’s coming along. Hopefully we can share more in the very near future. We hate teasing.
Today, we’ve got a nice upgraded feature: how and where to select a client for your new estimate or invoice.
You know how it is now — or, rather, how it used to be. You’d hit the “New Invoice” button to start a new invoice, and a “select your client” dialogue would insert itself into whatever page you happened to be on. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great. And, as you web-savvy types will know, including that dialogue on the Dashboard, Invoice and Estimate pages meant longer page load times. We decided to streamline.
Starting today, create a new invoice or estimate and BAM — there’s the new invoice with the client selection right at the top. This placement is not only contextually relevant, but also gives us a control that can be used for all sorts of juicy features. You’ll see.
The new client selection control is a combination textfield (for typing) and dropdown menu (for selecting). Typing in a client name triggers some cool search-ahead functionality that matches what you’ve typed to your clients’ names, narrowing the list significantly. The dropdown lets you browse alphabetically. Whatever tickles your fancy, we’ve got you covered.
The experience for adding a new client is also streamlined for maximum get-it-done-ness. Used to be that adding a new client meant getting shipped off to a different page. Not so anymore! Adding & importing clients is now handled in a much leaner overlay window. Enter a few details, and your new client is saved. (You may always flesh out more of the client’s details later by browsing on over to the People tab).
It’s a relatively small thing, but it’s the little things that matter, right? We hope you enjoy the improvement!