Approving creative work on a mobile has just had a major upgrade!
We’re stoked to announce the release of our new native iOS and Android app. Go get it right now:
Although it’s evolving every day, the production of Adobe Creative Cloud and general design work is still mostly a desktop job.
But reviewing totally isn’t.
Collaborators need the flexibility to access and review proofs wherever, whenever. Our new iOS and Android apps are native to their mobile device, giving us more scope to deliver an enhanced experience.
Thanks to some neat dynamic linking in the VIEW PROOF notification email, we will automatically present proofs to collaborators in the new native app if they’re using a mobile phone or tablet.
It’s proofing as it should be. Collaborators are going to love it.
THE PROOF LIST WITH STATUS FILTER
At the bottom of the app there are two viewing options available, which are Proofs and Timeline.
Proofs is the new default list view which is activated right away. Timeline can be added from the settings cog if you want.
You can see all your proofs in a stack in Proofs, with each one colour-labeled to show its current status such as In Review or Changes Requested.
Filter down to isolate a status and zero in on proofs. Tap on a proof from the list to go in and collaborate on it. Easy.
And when you’re back in the Proofs view, you can swipe across to reveal the quick-link options to make decisions on each one.
ADDING COMMENTS FAST
We’ve enhanced the proofing area in the GoProof app to make it a cinch to add comments. It’s what collaborators have been waiting for.
They pinch on the creative if they want to zoom in first, then tap where they want to add a comment on the proof.
They select a tool from the menu and add then add notes to help get their thoughts across.
The full list of collaborator comments can be viewed through tapping the Comments link in the top right-hand corner, which reveals the swipe up overlay from the bottom. Replies are done here too.
Tapping on the comment icon after it’s been placed reveals options to VIEW the comment thread, MOVE the icon around or DELETE the comment and its thread altogether.
If they’re not happy with its placement, the comment can easily be moved to a new location on the proof. Tap and hold it, then drag it around to its new position.
This works whilst zoomed in too, so collaborators can get really accurate placements for their comments.
REQUESTING CHANGES AND SIGNING OFF
The previous GoProof app was more of a notification feed, giving collaborators a remote view of what’s going on in the review cycles.
Now, Reviewers and Gatekeepers can complete reviews, request changes and sign proofs off in a full proofing cycle optimized for phones or tablets. It’s so much better.
The big button at the top above the proof is where collaborators make their decisions.
If they are set to a Reviewer role, they see COMPLETE as their option and just tap that button to let the Gatekeeper know they have finished reviewing.
If they’re a Gatekeeper, they see SIGN OFF when there are no comments made so they can make a fast one-click approval without any drama.
If there are comments on the proof, they’ll see REQUEST CHANGES instead. Tapping this reveals two options: REQUEST CHANGES or SIGN OFF, so they can still fast-track it through to sign off or request the changes if they want them done.
The new mobile experience is super-fast and takes minimum effort from your collaborators to make design decisions, which is what you’ve been asking for.
Enjoy the new app and get ready for some love from your clients!
The GoProof Team