2020 has been a difficult year for many, and we appreciate the feedback from our customers to build out features to help you the most.
Additional Animated Background and Image Animations
We have added additional animated backgrounds that are available for use on your signs. It has been proven that
Thousands of Templates now available
With the hundreds of animated templates we have available within the platform, you now have access to thousands of additional templates available directly in MangoSigns with our Canva integration.
The Canva integration can be used to create full screen content, as well as partial screen content within any of your slides. The Canva integration is free and is included in all of our plans.
Stylable QR Codes
You can now add stylable QR codes to any of your slides / designs right through the MangoSigns editor. These can be styled in 3 different options and you can choose the color for the eyes and main portion of the QR codes to help match your designs.
The style of your QR code can alter how effective it is, so we aimed to give you options to style them to fit your content and brand. You can find the new QR code generator in the MangoSigns Slide Editor. As with everything in the MangoSigns slide editor, the QR codes can be animated and placed anywhere you would like with no zone limitations.
You can now use Canva to create and edit content in the MangoSigns platform using the Content Wizard, or directly in the MangoSigns Slide Editor.
Canva through the Content Wizard
To create content for your signs through Canva, you can choose the middle option under the Content Wizard.
Once you click Design on Canva, you will see the Canva editor appear, allowing you to create content within Canva to save as a slide. You can search through thousands of available templates on the left hand side, or if you already have a Canva account, once you log in, you can see your folders and access your own designs.
Canva through the MangoSigns Slide Editor
You can also use Canva to create and edit content right through the MangoSign Editor. This can be useful if you would like to use Canva to create content for a portion of your slide and not the entire slide.
To use Canva in the MangoSigns slide editor, you can edit a existing slide, or a template. and in the Apps section on the left hand side, scroll down to the Canva app.
When you click the Canva icon under the apps on the left hand side of the editor, you will be given the option to select the Canva Design type based on the size of the content you are creating. You can select a Full Screen layout, or one of the many partial slide layouts. Once you select a layout type, the Canva editor will open up and allow you to select a template on the left hand side and edit it to insert to your slide.
For more information about the Canva integration, see here.
Our Brand Settings allow you to upload you own logos, and fonts so that your signs can match your brand. To set your Brand Settings, you can click on the gear icon in the upper right hand corner of your dashboard and click Settings . Your user must have permissions to Edit Company Settings to be able to upload or delete company logos or fonts.
Under Settings, you can find the Brand Settings under the Company Settings tab, allowing you to upload your own Brand Logo that will be replaced automatically in templates, as well as the ability to upload your own Fonts to be used in the MangoSigns Slide Editor.
To upload your own fonts that you own or are licensed to use, you can upload them to the Brand fonts section under your Brand Settings.
To upload your fonts, navigate to Brand Settings and under the Brand fonts section, click on the Upload Font button. From there you can upload a font from your computer to use in your content and slides within the MangoSigns editor.
Once the font has been uploaded, you will see it available in your list of fonts on your account under Brand Fonts. The Font will also now be available in the MangoSigns Slide Editor under the Text app, as well as in the Text settings in the font selection dropdown when highlight text in the slide editor. To delete a font, click on the trash can icon to the right of the font. See here for more information on Brand Fonts
To upload your Brand Logo, you can click the Upload Image button under the Brand Settings -> Brand logo section.
Templates that have a brand logo set within them, should now display your company logo that you have uploaded. See here for more information on Brand Logo.
To add an animated background to your signs, you can open the MangoSigns slide editor and find the Animated Background app on the left hand slide of the editor. When you click the Animated Background icon, you will see a list of all of the Animated Backgrounds currently available.
Once you click on the animated background and click the Plus button, the animated background will be inserted into your slides. You can adjust the colors within the animated background through the Settings panel in the MangoSigns slide editor.
Now along with backgrounds, you can add gradient fonts to your slides and designs. Simply select the text that you would like to make gradient and open the Settings panel and you will see an option to add mutliple colors for a font which will create the gradient effect.
5/10/2020 - Get Organized and more Exciting Features this Week
First off, we want to thank all of our users that have reached out to provide feedback on our product and help to request features that will make their lives easier when managing their signs and communicating with their audience. Please keep the feature requests coming and feel free to reach out if we are missing something that would benefit you or your organization and we'll be sure to get it prioritized in our backlog.
We have a few exciting features that we will be releasing this week and posting about here. The first that we released today, by popular demand is the ability to organize your Slides with Folders. You can now create folders and move your slides to them. This will help teams with a large number of users or content keep their slides organized to make them easier to find when editing or scheduling.
To add or manage folders once you log into your account, you can go to the My Slides page and above your slides is your list of folders. To add a new folder you can click the + icon and name your folder. To move slides to your folder, you can check each slide you would like to move, and on the bottom of the screen, options will appear to move to a folder created, you can select the folder to move the slides, or you can bulk delete slides this way as well.
To find out more about managing folders, you can visit the article here -
2020 Release 1 and Year end wrap-up
We are off to a great start with 2020. At the end of the year, we updated our template engine to be more agile with how often we release templates. With this we have added a ton of more templates, with hundreds now to choose from. You can also see trending and popular templates that are available for use. By popular demand, we have also introduced the Content Wizard. This feature makes it easier than ever to upload your images, videos and documents directly as slides eliminating the need to create a blank slide first and add your content to it. More details on each of these below.
The content wizard is a fast way to get your images, videos and documents out to your signs eliminating steps and saving you time. You can choose to start from a blank template, upload your images, videos, or documents directly, or start with one of hundreds of available templates. As always, after you import your media, your slides can be edited in the slide editor to further enhance your content or add animations, effects or more content.
Templates, Templates and more Templates -
With our new template engine, your content will always be fresh, presenting you with new and trending templates daily. You can find templates for upcoming holidays, events and more, all through your dashboard, eliminating the need for you to import content from elsewhere.
We really appreciate the customer feedback we have been getting recently which has helped us create features that add value for you. Please let us know what you would like to see next and we will be sure to get it prioritized!
2019 Release 11 Updates - 10/1
With our latest release, we have added the ability to restrict access within the platform with User Roles and Permissions.
User permissions allow you to restrict access to certain functionality within MangoSigns. Below we will cover each permission and how it relates to the platform.
You can also manage user permissions after a user has been added, but going into Settings -> Users -> click on the user, and Manage Permissions
To find out more about User Roles and Permissions take a look here.
2019 Release 10 Updates - 9/6
This week we rolled out new news, social media and RSS layouts available to keep your signs looking great! We also switched to a new more accurate weather provider that is know for having the most accurate weather of any of the API providers. We also released some performance optimizations which will help with smoother transitions and animations for lower end devices.
Social Media Layouts
You can now choose from multiple social Media layouts to display your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts. Choose from one of the 5 layout options to display your posts.
You can also customize the way the images will display inside your post by choosing between 3 different formats, fill the entire side, fade in, or a zoom blur option. You can also now define a different hashtag font color, size and type for all of the social media posts to help your content stand out.
These formats also are available for RSS, and news feeds:
More Accurate weather with 7 day forecast
You can now be confident that the weather on your screens is accurate and up to date. We have partnered with a new weather provider that is known for providing the most accurate and up to date weather information.
2019 Release 9 Updates - 7/25
Today we expanded our platform with features that will help larger corporations manage their slides and schedules, plus other enhancements
We have introduced the ability to search through your Slides and Schedules. This will allow you to search by name or keyword to quickly find your existing slides and schedules. You can find the search functionality at the top of the My Slides and My Schedules pages.
As requested by many, you can now create your own read only Templates for use by your team and organization. You can find your templates under the My Templates option with the star next to it in the side menu in your dashboard.
With these enhancements, we have also released quite a few templates in our template library with more to be released weekly.
Stay tuned as we have some additional exciting updates to be announced soon! Thanks for allowing mangosigns.com to deliver your message!
2019 Release 8 Updates - 5/24
With this weeks update, you can now upload all of your Microsoft, Adobe and Open Office documents to your slides.
You can find the new My Docs icon in the slide editor. From there you can choose the file type then select your document and upload it to your slides to show on your signs.
2019 Release 5,6 & 7 Updates - 5/12
We have been busy updating the platform with additional features over the last few months, so I will try to cover everything here for releases 5, 6 and 7 that will help draw more eyes to your screens.
We had a lot of users requesting the ability to align content easier on their slides, so we added the ability to multi select elements and align them, just as you would in your favorite design programs. You can find the alignment controls in the Toolbar where you can align elements to the slide.
You can now scroll your own messages or RSS feeds using the new Marquee app. Look for the new Marquee icon in the slide editor and choose to scroll an RSS feed, or your own text messages.
Upload your own Videos
You can now upload your own videos directly to the platform to play them on your signs. In the slide editor, simply click Videos and you will see the My Video Uploads section up top where you can upload and insert videos to your slides.
We have added the ability to Count Up to our Count Down app. This will allow you to count days/hours/minutes/seconds from a particular time or event. You will now find and option when you add the Count Down/Up app to choose Time since, and a Date in the past.
Offline Playback for all of our Players
Now all of our players (Android, Chrome, Fire TV and Windows) support offline playback. Once your content has loaded once, it will play back, even after a power outage.
2019 Release 4 Updates - 2/17
This week, we are happy to announce the launch of our Free Video library for you to search through thousands of free videos to add to your slides, or use as backgrounds.
2019 Release 3 Updates - 2/07
This week we have added a few new enhancements to the platform. We have added support for additional RSS feed types. We now support a wider variety of feeds including Media RSS and additional image support.
Twitter Updates allow you to show a wide variety of Twitter content on your signs and screens as well as filter Tweets by language.
1/29 - Google Docs, entire Google Spreadsheets + Bug Fix
This weeks we released our Google Docs integration which includes the ability to showcase Google Docs on your slides as well as entire Google Spreadsheets. You can now include Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Maps, Google Spreadsheets, or event customized Google Spreadsheet data on your signs. We also included a bug fix that affected the slideshow app.
1/23/2019 - GIPHY, Google Slides, new Menu Formats, Override Schedules and more
We have a few new features to help you deliver your message and manage your signage network. Here is the first round of features we are rolling out in 2019. Stay tuned for more updates that we will be rolling out every few weeks here.