Back in 2008 we came up with the ThougthFarmer tagline, “Love your intranet.” While that’s no longer our official tagline, that phrase still guides how we think about and design intranets.
With every new version of ThoughtFarmer we aim for a pleasing user experience that delights your employees and makes work better. In our newest release, ThoughtFarmer 5.5, we again deliver on the promise of a lovable intranet.
New features around photo galleries, discussion forums, the “Application Toolbar” and site accessibility all increase the convenience of the intranet while offering a warm, inviting, visually engaging social intranet experience.
Photo Gallery Overhaul: Easier, More Visual
Photo galleries are now even easier to use, more visually engaging, and better geared towards fostering discussions.
Intranet photo galleries have never looked so good nor been so easy to use.
Forums Overhaul: Get the Conversation Started
We’ve completely re-worked forums to make them easier to read, more engaging and better-suited to real-world collaboration scenarios.
With discussion forums in ThoughtFarmer 5.5 you can tap your collective know-how and potential brilliance like never before.
New Application Toolbar: Quick Access to Key Functions
The new “App Bar” takes convenience to the next level, providing quick access to recently viewed pages, intranet favorites, your profile page and the Admin Panel — all from anywhere on the intranet.
ThoughtFarmer’s App Bar brings intranet convenience to a whole new level.
Active Directory Sync from ThoughtFarmer Cloud
ThoughtFarmer Cloud clients can now enjoy easy user administration by syncing users with their existing Microsoft Active Directory. Please see AD cloud configuration for configuration and supported feature details. This new feature will also work for clients wishing to set up a non-domain-connected web server in a DMZ.
Increased Accessibility for Users with Visual Impairments
ThoughtFarmer 5.5 introduces new WCAG features to assist users with accessibility requirements. These new features include:
- Hidden menus to shortcut to key page elements for screen readers
- ALT tags for all ThoughtFarmer application images (e.g. icons, profile photos)
- Ability for users to set ALT tags for embedded images in the Rich Text Editor.
Free webinar with ThoughtFarmer Co-Founder, Chris McGrath
Join me for a live tour of ThoughtFarmer 5.5 on Wednesday, June 20th. You’ll get to see photo galleries, discussion forums, the Application Toolbar and other fresh features live and in real time.
- Wednesday, June 20th, 8:30am Pacific / 11:30am Eastern / 4:30pm UK
- Register now
Are you already a ThoughtFarmer client? Visit the ThoughtFarmer Helpdesk to schedule an upgrade.