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Pressfolios Offers Updated Features

By Benét J. Wilson, chair, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force & social media/eNewsletters editor, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Back on May 10, DJTF did a webinar with Pressfolios co-founder Marc Samson. Pressfolios is a pretty simple platform created to help journalists, writers, reporters, bloggers, public relations and other media professionals to back up their news stories, design a beautiful online portfolio website, and showcase their personal brand.

During the webinar, Samson said new features were coming, and now they have arrived.  Among the updates:

  • Pocket/Instapaper-Style Story Backups — We’re incredibly excited to announce that Pocket/Instapaper-style PDF backups have now been activated for all Pressfolios users.  From here on out, every story added to Pressfolios now comes with two copies backed up on our servers, safely stored and always close at hand. All stories previously added to your Pressfolios account are in the process of generating full-text backups right now. Read more >>
  • Bye-bye “Featured” Tab, Hello Fully Customized Story Ordering — By and far the single-most requested feature since launching the all-new Pressfolios, Custom Story Ordering is now here. This means you can now fully customize the order of ALL stories appearing on your Pressfolio, courtesy of our newly released drag and drop interface. Read more >>
  • Your Shiny New Pressfolio Designer — The next time you log into your Pressfolios account, you’ll notice some major changes to the Design Manager (aka the “Customize” tab). First and foremost is a switch from the old tab-based layout to a new streamlined interface pulling all elements of the Pressfolio design workflow onto a single page. Read more >>
  • Upload Your Resume & Link to Your Blog — You asked – you got it: Thanks to popular demand (and a few snippets of code) you can now upload and display your resume/CV on Pressfolios, as well as a link to your blog. Read more >>
  • Photo Editing Software Aviary Now Integrated into Pressfolios — If you had any trouble with image cropping and positioning in the early days of Pressfolios beta, take heart – your troubles are gone now. The powerful image editing software of Aviary has been integrated into Pressfolios. Read more >>

Pressfolios is still in private beta, but use the code NABJ to bypass the wait for an invitation.  Are you using Pressfolios?  Please send us a link to share with our readers!

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