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Xtensio Product Updates: April – September 2018

Xtensio Product Updates: April – September 2018

Building more for teams. Refinements to premium plan packages. New custom style guide, custom shared URLs, export preview, templates, examples. Bug fixes and more. Here are Xtensio product updates from April through September 2018. Xtensio’s evolution into a...
Case Study: Evolving a global campaign’s process on Xtensio

Case Study: Evolving a global campaign’s process on Xtensio

Xtensio is a strategy and communications platform for over 270,000 professionals around the world. This case study looks at how Los Angeles design studio Fake Crow uses the platform to launch a global Greenpeace campaign, tackling single-use plastics. Brand strategist...
Tips & Tricks: Manage your team’s custom style guide

Tips & Tricks: Manage your team’s custom style guide

Keep everyone and everything effortlessly ‘on brand.’  With Xtensio’s Business plan, you can now customize the font styles and colors available for your team to use when creating new folios. Whether your team is creating strategic and visual...
Xtensio Product Updates: November 2017 – March 2018

Xtensio Product Updates: November 2017 – March 2018

Optimization overhaul. Refinements to premium plan packaging. New video module, Case Study template, and Explore tab. Bug fixes and more. Here are Xtensio product updates from November 2017 through March 2018. Premium Plan Optimizations After launching Xtensio Team...
Tips for Creating Strong User Personas

Tips for Creating Strong User Personas

User Persona are representations of people who will engage with your product. While these Personas are hypothetical people, the information on the document should not be hypothetical. and should be Complete each section of the persona template based on fact, hard data...
Building Multiple User Personas to Segment Your Audience

Building Multiple User Personas to Segment Your Audience

Often, as an entrepreneur, product designer, or marketing professional, you will have a very good sense of who your high level target market is. Whether you are aiming for affluent millennials, middle class parents, or urban small business owners, you have identified...
Xtensio Product Updates August-October 2017

Xtensio Product Updates August-October 2017

Introducing Xtensio for Business. New feature to save your own templates. Updated template channels. UX optimizations and more. Here are Xtensio product updates from August through October 2017. Introducing Xtensio for Business As you may know, we’ve been...
Tips & Tricks: Saving your own templates

Tips & Tricks: Saving your own templates

Save custom templates, optimize your workflow. With the Xtensio Business plans, you can create and save your own templates, use them privately or share with internal teams, across departments, and clients. You can even publish templates and share with the world;...
Xtensio Product Updates July 2017

Xtensio Product Updates July 2017

Introducing The Social Entrepreneurship Series. New and improved templates. Two new features just launched upon popular demand. UX optimizations and more. Here are Xtensio product updates from July 2017. Introducing tools for social entrepreneurs Over the last couple...
Xtensio Product Updates June 2017

Xtensio Product Updates June 2017

New pricing tiers. A bit of history on how we got here as a self-sustaining startup. Gearing up for Team Space. Here are insights and product updates from last month. Our users who’ve been with us since the early days will remember this: Xtensio was free, with...
Xtensio Product Updates May 2017

Xtensio Product Updates May 2017

New Fact Sheet Template. Early Access to Team Space. Lots of new example folios with different color schemes and layouts. Plus insiders into what’s ahead. Here are product updates from last month: New! Fact Sheet Template The Fact Sheet Template is a compact...
Xtensio Product Updates April 2017

Xtensio Product Updates April 2017

All about the templates. Introducing the first onboarding folio. Labels are now channels. Behind the scenes of our admin world, and a sneak peek into what’s ahead. Here are this month’s product updates: Fresh New Templates View While you can build anything...
Xtensio Product Updates March 2017

Xtensio Product Updates March 2017

This month’s product updates have primarily been on the back-end. Since launching live collaboration in December, we have been constantly optimizing data syncing performance. We also ironed out some of the most demanded features and launched a new template. Here...
Xtensio Product Updates Feb. 2017

Xtensio Product Updates Feb. 2017

This month’s new template, UX/UI optimizations, educational discounts, and careers. Here are product updates from February:   NEW TEMPLATE: Consulting Services Proposal Template This proposal template includes the necessary components of a strategic game...
Xtensio Product Updates Jan. 2017

Xtensio Product Updates Jan. 2017

Sync time Since the introduction of collaboration features, we’ve been working to smooth out the experience for users to edit together seamlessly. Syncing time between collaborators is now substantially faster, especially when duplicating modules or canvases....
Collaboration & Revision History

Collaboration & Revision History

Your Ultimate Guide to Collaboration and Revision History With Xtensio for Business, you can collaborate on your folios with colleagues, clients and other key players in real-time from anywhere in the world. The Collaboration feature helps users facilitate the...
Xtensio Product Updates Dec. 2016

Xtensio Product Updates Dec. 2016

We are closing 2016 with a big announcement. Live collaboration is finally here! This has been in the works for a long time and our most challenging milestone so far. Auto-syncing across collaborators while creating a complex and visual online page is a pretty big...
Xtensio Product Updates 9.7.16

Xtensio Product Updates 9.7.16

New Tool: Landing Page Template As an alternative to the One-Pager template, the Landing Page template helps you build a web page around a primary “call to action.” It’s perfect to advertise your product offering, run a campaign, or test an assumption. Archiving...
Tips & Tricks: Working with Canvases

Tips & Tricks: Working with Canvases

Your ultimate guide to the canvases. The Blank Canvas. It’s in the name. A blank canvas is a tool that you can use in any folio to commit your vision to a blank page. Start from scratch. The blank canvas is the most flexible canvas we have. You can divide content into...
Tips & Tricks: Share, Present, Export, and More

Tips & Tricks: Share, Present, Export, and More

Rethink how you share documents. Xtensio is one of the best document creators on the web because there are so many ways to share your work. By default, your folio is completely private and only viewable by you. But when you’re ready to share, you have tons of...
Tips & Tricks: Working with Sections

Tips & Tricks: Working with Sections

Everything you need to know about sections. Think of sections as one horizontal slice of your folio. You can rearrange these slices however you want and decide what modules go in them. A section can be as large or as small as you want depending on the height of your...
Tips & Tricks: Xtensio’s Toolbar

Tips & Tricks: Xtensio’s Toolbar

The ultimate guide to mastering Xtensio’s toolbar. In this guide, you will find the various editing features that are contained within our toolbar located at the top of your folio, just below the navigation bar. Each tip will have easy-to-follow...
Tips & Tricks: Working with Modules

Tips & Tricks: Working with Modules

Everything you need to know about modules. Think of modules as a single moveable unit of your folio. You can adjust their size, customize their color, and stack them within canvases. Each tip will have easy-to-follow instructions along with a short GIF to walk you...
Xtensio Product Updates 8.3.16

Xtensio Product Updates 8.3.16

New Tool: Pitch Deck With the introduction of presentation mode last month, it makes sense why we want to introduce a Pitch Deck template. With this template, you can now quickly build a pitch deck that conveys the mission and value of your company. The template...
Xtensio Product Updates 7.1.16

Xtensio Product Updates 7.1.16

New Tool: Meeting Agenda We’ve just added a meeting agenda template! Build a comprehensive agenda with discussion points, careful minutes, and action items that you can print and share with your peers.  New Dashboard We made MAJOR updates to the dashboard....
Dashboard: How to use Channels

Dashboard: How to use Channels

Organize, collaborate on and share groups of folios with Channels.Channels essentially work like folders allowing you to “tag” each of your folios into different categories. Having a method to organize your many folios into groups is essential in...
Xtensio Product Updates 6.7.16

Xtensio Product Updates 6.7.16

New Tool: User Persona Comparison The new User Persona Comparison template allows you to compare and contrast each of your user persona segments. Use this guide to reveal each persona’s unique needs and frustrations. Payments for Xtensio Plus! We introduced a new way...
Xtensio Product Updates 5.6.16

Xtensio Product Updates 5.6.16

New Tool: Business Model Canvas The Business Model Canvas has been one of the most requested tools from our users. We knew we had to include it as soon as possible! Similar to the Lean Canvas, the Business Model Canvas guides you to fine tune your business model,...
12 Tips For Your First Tech Conference

12 Tips For Your First Tech Conference

Collision is considered “America’s fastest growing tech conference,” bringing over 7,500 attendees from more than 50 countries. Xtensio was selected to participate in the Alpha program, which allowed us to exhibit our product, attend workshops, and even pitch Xtensio...
Case Study: Helping an MBA Grad to Think Lean

Case Study: Helping an MBA Grad to Think Lean

About Ryan & Cuttime After completing the MBA program at Columbia Business School and working in Corporate America for a number of years in the marketing and advertising fields, and even working for Warner Music Group, Ryan Ziemba suddenly found himself wanting to...
Xtensio Product Updates 4.4.16

Xtensio Product Updates 4.4.16

Two New Tools: Press Release + Media Kit We realized media kits and press releases go hand in hand — so we decided to push both at once! The new Press Release template will help you create attractive and simple releases for all of your company’s...
Empowering Socially-Conscious Student Entrepreneurs

Empowering Socially-Conscious Student Entrepreneurs

  Xtensio pages have come in handy over and over again. Thank you for providing the platform to create such professional applications. I am so glad we decided to partner on this project! – Makaela Kingsley, Director of Patricelli Center for Social...
Xtensio Product Updates 3.2.16

Xtensio Product Updates 3.2.16

New Content Strategy Tool To help your business’ marketing efforts, we’ve compiled all of the crucial elements to consider when crafting a content strategy. A strong content strategy boils down to creating the right type of content for your target...
Xtensio Product Updates 2.2.16

Xtensio Product Updates 2.2.16

We just released the biggest Xtensio update since we first launched the platform! If you’ve been following along since May, you might have noticed some huge changes since then. All New User Interface All of the dropdown menus and pop-ups have received a facelift...
Xtensio Product Updates 1.6.16

Xtensio Product Updates 1.6.16

Another month, another set of tweaks. Most of our updates have been minor bug fixes and ways to reduce friction across the platform. Here are some of the major changes we’ve introduced: Lighter and Faster Platform We changed the framework that Xtensio had been...
Xtensio Product Updates 12.7.15

Xtensio Product Updates 12.7.15

Another month, another set of tweaks. Most of our updates have been minor bug fixes and ways to reduce friction across the platform. Here are some of the major changes we’ve introduced: PDF Export Customization We wanted to bring more flexibility to PDF exports...
Advanced Customization for PDF Export

Advanced Customization for PDF Export

We’ve recently updated the PDF export function to include more options and increased customization. Now you’ll have greater flexibility based on how your PDF is intended to be viewed! When you click “Download PDF,” a pop-up will appear...
Xtensio Product Updates 11.3.15

Xtensio Product Updates 11.3.15

It’s been a busy month here at Xtensio. We’ve made a bunch of tweaks that you might have missed. Here are some of the things we’ve completed and launched this past month. Added Background Color Options for Sections and Modules Under the Section...
Xtensio Product Updates 10.5.15

Xtensio Product Updates 10.5.15

Improved User Persona Users can now resize columns and move sections around (drag and drop just like other modules). We’ve also simplified the process to insert brands and made minor design updates all around. New features will roll out in the near future....
How to embed your folio on a website

How to embed your folio on a website

Step 1: Find the “Share” Menu To find the “Share” menu, simply click on the arrow in the top-right corner (see below.) Step 2: Turn Link Sharing On Your folio is automatically set to be private. To change that, turn Link Sharing On by...
Xtensio Product Updates 8.25.15

Xtensio Product Updates 8.25.15

Improved Drag and Drop Dragging and dropping a module further down (or up) a page is now smoother and easier.   Improved Auto-Saving Your folios will same automatically save after every edit.   New Folio Footer When you share your folio, a new (less...
User Personas: Necessary or not?

User Personas: Necessary or not?

The debate is ongoing: Are User Personas necessary? Are they worth spending time on? Should they be shredded to pieces or saved for use? You know the feeling of discovering a product that feels as though it was crafted just for you? When the packaging, wording, color...
Xtensio Product Updates 7.20.2015

Xtensio Product Updates 7.20.2015

Xtensio Plus We introduced Xtensio Plus, a “premium” version of the product which enables advanced features such as exporting to PNG/PDF and password protection for users’ folios. Learn more here.   Referrals Users can upgrade to Xtensio Plus by...
The Product Hunt Effect

The Product Hunt Effect

In the startup community, Product Hunt is regarded as the place to kickoff your product and get it in the hands of thousands of users. With a carefully regulated upvoting system, Product Hunt ensures the community decides whether a product will rise through the ranks...
Soft Pivot, Hard Decisions.

Soft Pivot, Hard Decisions.

“Saved me weeks of work…” “When are you gonna have this feature?” “We’ll pay for it!” This is what we’ve heard from our users since we launched Xtensio’s Public Beta recently. But 4 months ago, it was...
Case Study: Challenging Business Goals with Xtensio’s Lean Canvas

Case Study: Challenging Business Goals with Xtensio’s Lean Canvas

About A little goodness: A little goodness was founded to help people on their journey to health and happiness by providing a directory of health and wellness knowledge and services in Australia. A little goodness is a startup company in its initial stages of...
Case Study: A “Lite” Fundraising Deck (that’s easy on the eyes)

Case Study: A “Lite” Fundraising Deck (that’s easy on the eyes)

About David & FILM Ferrania: David Bias is a New York based creative entrepreneur. Before joining FILM Ferrania, Bias worked for many years as an art director and designer. Bias served as the U.S. Vice President of Impossible, a company that produces instant film...
Case Study: Xtensio as a Living, Breathing Document

Case Study: Xtensio as a Living, Breathing Document

About Adrian & ThriveStreams: Adrian Cunanan worked as a technical consultant for over 10 years prior to starting ThriveStreams. Both Adrian and his ThriveStreams co-founder, Ryan Badilla, were diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Inspired to give back to this...
Case Study: Getting Creative with Xtensio’s Blank Slate

Case Study: Getting Creative with Xtensio’s Blank Slate

About Jake & Timelock: Jake Peters is no newcomer to the startup world. After spending time at a couple startups, Jake started his own right after graduating from university. He has since built Timelock with his co-founder, Jarratt Isted. Timelock is a tool that...
Xtensio Product Updates 4.1.2015 (We’re live)

Xtensio Product Updates 4.1.2015 (We’re live)

This was our biggest push ever. Xtensio is live and open for public beta. Now you can visit www.xtensio.com and start building your folios. A few templates to get you started Blank Slate Startup One Pager Fundraising Summary Lean Canvas Swot Analysis Multiple Folios...

Xtensio Product Updates 3.19.2015

Optimization We reworked some of our code for increased efficiency, security and speed Bug Fixes This week was used mostly for improving the user experience Visual improvements Small visual enhancements and fixes.   Xtensio Product Updates 3.19.2015 was last...

Xtensio Product Updates 3.9.2015

Optimize API Optimized code to reduce traffic (saves bandwidth) Responsiveness (1st pass) Started fixing display issues for mobile screens but this will need more work. Settings Page Now you can update account settings including password, name and email Visual...

Xtensio Product Updates 3.2.2015

This week we worked on the most requested changes, refinements  and a couple of new items from our backlog   Onboarding improvements We updated the simple popup for company name to include a little instructions   Improvements to Drag and drop We are...

Xtensio Product Updates 2.23.2015

We had a busy week and here are the updates on Xtensio for this week: Funding Module Validation added. Now you’ll see a warning if your total does not add up to 100% New Module Request You can now send us a new request for the module(s) you need. We are tracking...

Story of an MVP: Xtensio

We started working on Xtensio over a year ago, internally at Fake Crow (Our startup friendly creative agency) as a side project. The concept behind Xtensio was to create a fast and easy way for companies to create beautiful and interactive business profiles. But...

Our Co-founder & Product Lead on “The App Guy” Podcast

Our Co-founder & Product Lead extraordinaire, Alper Cakir was Paul Kemp’s guest on “The App Guy” this week. He talks about risks and rewards of entrepreneurship, building the startup friendly creative agency Fake Crow with zero investment, and...

It’s coming along!

Xtensio is the quickest tool for entrepreneurs and startups to visualize their business profile. In short, we are designing a DIY graphics toolset. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs create a clean overview of their company, with beautiful graphics. No need for...

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