Posts made in April, 2013

Date or No Date?

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013 in Features, News

In a recent post, Mindings’ Stuart Arnott discussed the “person-centered design” philosophy behind the creation of Mindings, where the needs of the user are placed at the centre of the design of every aspect of the service.

We love getting feedback from users as it gives us the opportunity to make improvements to the service, and make it even more person-centred.  So, we were delighted to receive an email from a user, Susan, who told us:

I reused an old picture already in the Archive but gave it a new caption. When this happened, the original date remained, which caused some confusion with mum. Is there a way of controlling or preventing that? (edited for brevity)

This sounded like a good idea, and likely useful for other people and other purposes.  We figured that a simple fix was to offer the option of not showing the date at all when uploading or editing the picture on the Mindings Admin Site.

So, our CTO Ian Pleasance, jumped on his PC, and within four hours had implemented and deployed the new feature – and now it’s available for everyone.

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In the Mindings Admin Site, click on the caption text on Stream Viewer.  You will then be offered the option of editing the caption and the location (“Where”) and Date (“When”).  As well as changing it to the date the photo was taken or a specific date, you can choose to show no date, as in the pictures below.

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Watch this space for new features in the coming months, and if you have any feedback or suggestions don’t hesitate to drop us a line.

Mindings Team

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Introducing “KitchenMindings”!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Blog

Introducing “KitchenMindings”!

Meet “KitchenMindings”!  Over the weekend I had fun with a little DIY project I’ve been pondering for some time.

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Adding Mindings to your Address Book

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Features, News

gMail_vCardThere are lots of easy ways to send pictures and texts to your loved one using Mindings, and one of the most popular is email. Instead of always looking up and typing the correct email address, you can now add Mindings to your address book as a contact with a single click.

If you’re using an email program like Outlook, Thunderbird, Gmail or Apple’s Mail, you can download the Mindings vCard and automatically add the email addresses for sending pictures and texts.

When you click on the vCard link above, you’ll either be able to open the vCard and add it straight away or save it as a file and import it.  Your email or address book program Help will give you more details.  The phone number to send texts and pictures via Mindings will also be added (and our logo too!).

Mindings Team

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