Fresh from the forge, we’re announcing @ mentions. A lot of our users have been requesting this feature, and it’s finally here. It’s available to everyone taking advantage of our collaboration features, and keeping with our tradition of simplicity, it works like you think it would.
As much as we love Stride here, it’s even better when paired with Ecquire and Gmail (And LinkedIn, too!). In fact, we think it’s so much better, that we encourage all of you to give it a go. And if you like it, there’s a special offer on Ecquire exclusively for Stride’ers.
So, read along to learn how to seamlessly set up the integration, how to use it with Gmail, and what goes on behind the scenes.
To take a look at the big picture that is our past year, we have to step back. We’ve learned a tremendous amount in what it takes to bring an idea off the ground. To make something that people will love, and will solve their problems. And to make something that will adapt to the ever-changing world.
We’ve been met with challenges. One of us got sunburned from being always on, in the sun. We accidentally broke beer bottles when opening them. We had bugs that needed to be worked out. It’s been a long way coming, we love our customers, and we really cherish the feedback that all of you have been giving us.
Today we’re introducing Tagging, a highly requested feature that has been in the works for several months. Tags solve a very real problem when you use Stride with a team, or simply just have a lot of deals to manage — they help make context clear.
Some practical examples for tagging goes something like this. Let’s say I’d like to tag a deal as being owned by me, Andrew Dumont. By default, whenever I create a new deal, it’s tagged with my name, making it easy for me to filter down by the deals that I am tasked with completing.
The same thing goes for anyone else that is a member of your team on Stride.
Since the introduction of the Stride API just a few months back, we’ve been busy integrating Stride into some amazing services. Today, we’re excited to announce the addition of both Ecquire and Zapier to help you add and update new deals, wherever you find yourself on the web. Both of these integrations bring a drastic level of efficiency to your experience using Stride. First, a look at Ecquire.Ecquire (Download Link)
When you first download Ecquire (a Chrome extension), you’re taken through the setup process, with Stride as a default option. Just click the Stride logo and follow the on-screen instructions.
It’s that time of year again, where we look back at where we’ve come and look ahead to where we’re going. At Stride, it’s been an amazing year. We’ve seen over 5,000 people from all around the world use Stride and millions in new business as a result of our product and the amazing people that manage those accounts — we can’t take more than a smidgen of the credit.
As important as it is to look back, we think it’s even more important to look ahead, especially when it comes to the future of the product. Transparency is a value we hold closely, and as such, we want to give you a clear roadmap of where we’re going and the order of our efforts.