Here at QuickBase, we’ve been doing a lot of thinking. We took a long, hard look in the mirror and acknowledged that QuickBase is powerful (and when placed in the right hands, downright magical) but some simple processes are overly complex. So, we’ve begun to identify the most common workflows and will be working to make them easier and more time efficient in upcoming releases.
Our most recent release on October 24th focused on simplifying the app creation experience. Since many of our customers use multiple QuickBase apps to run critical business processes, app creation is one of the most common workflows. If you’re an admin, a user with app creation rights, or have signed up for a free trial, you’ve probably created an application. (Pssst…If you’re a user without app creation rights but need a solution, just sign up for a free trial and we’ll help you build one!) In listening to customer feedback we saw that some people were frustrated with certain inefficiencies in the process.
Our goal with this release was to streamline app creation by addressing key workflow issues in the user interface. The new, tabbed view allows you to navigate to your method of choice for creating apps (i.e. templates, from scratch, or data import) and start building in just two clicks. Also, finding a template just got a lot easier. You can now search across all templates or browse by category to get a plug-and-play starting point to create an app that works for your business.
In the video below, one of our beloved information designers walks you through the new app creation process. For complete release notes visit the KnowledgeBase article here.
One final note. As you can see, user feedback is an important part of how we improve QuickBase. We want to know what you think about these changes! Use the comments below to start a discussion on these changes. Or if you have specific product feedback or enhancement requests for our product team feel free to enter an enhancement request