Today, we’ve launched two improvements around the general theme of optimizing your Soundslice workflow:
Per-user permissions for organization accounts
Those of you using organization accounts — which let you share account access with multiple people without sharing passwords — are in for a treat. We’ve added a granular per-user permission system that lets you control what each organization user can do.
Previously, we only had two levels: either you were an administrator of the organization or not. Now, we’ve added three more permissions:
- Create slices — specifies whether this user can create slices, duplicate slices or bulk import slices.
- Delete slices — specifies whether this user can delete slices.
- Export slices — specifies whether this user can export slices.
If you’re an organization admin, you can set these permissions when adding users to your organization or any time afterward.
For backwards compatibility, all existing organization members as of today can create, delete and export slices. If you use our organizations feature, you might want to tweak your users’ permissions depending on your needs. For example, if you’re giving temporary access to an intern, you might want to disable slice deletion for that account as a safety precaution.
Unsynced recordings identified in slice manager
In the slice manager, we used to display syncpoint counts (“35 syncpoints”) under each slice. But when we redesigned the slice manager a little over a month ago, we removed those counts to streamline the page.
Turns out some people were relying on that information to tell, at a glance, whether a slice was “finished” or not. Doh! So we’ve reintroduced this, but in a way that we hope is still streamlined.
The new approach is to display the word “Unsynced” under any slice that has a recording without syncpoints. It looks like this:
This gives you a way to quickly see whether a slice still needs to be synced — without cluttering the slice manager interface too much. Thanks to the folks who requested this.