Samepage Unleashes Power of @mentioning and Shared Calendar Events

Samepage online collaboration software is helping teams manage projects with ease and speed, so they can get more things done. In today’s business environment, people are looking for the fastest and most effective ways to get tasks done as if life depends on it. Thus, every team member is being more accountable for his/her work, but at the same time, collaborating more to accomplish greater things. In response to these demanding requirements, Samepage provides features such as @mentioning and new calendar capabilities to give teams the right tools for the job.

@mentioning Projects/Pages

Often, project teams handle multiple projects at the same time. Some projects are big in scope, while some involve a great number of members across the organization. In any case, it is crucial to be able to find the right project asset when needed. Unfortunately, this has not always been the case. As such, the online collaboration software leverages the power of @mentioning to make it easy to share links to project content and assets. Project managers can create a new page for each project. They can then add a link to each project page to reference other projects. Just by typing the symbol “@” followed by the first few letters of the name of another project, they can already see a list of suggestions pop up to help them locate what they are looking for. This is much easier than creating a wiki.

@mentioning Files/Folders and People

Samepage enables users to @mention more than just projects or pages. In fact, any item in a team’s FILES section can be referenced. When typing the letters following the @ symbol, users can click on the files and documents that are suggested on the pop up list. Once they clicked it, the file will be brought up and opened in preview. They can also @mention fellow team members on a page. A link will be created that when clicked will create a private chat between the users. @mentioning people is also useful for tagging content owners and other responsible groups. Users can also @mention a person in a comment. The @mentioned person will receive a special notification, seeing the @ symbol beside the name of the team who @mentioned him/her.

Samepage Shared Calendar Events in External Calendars

Another major improvement is available in the shared calendar and events features. First, Samepage calendar events can now be seen in external or personal calendars such Google Calendar. When an event is created in a page or directly from the calendar, attendees will be sent a notification email that contains a .ics attachment. This attachment will be recognized and translated by personal calendar programs. Therefore, when this event in Samepage is updated, the event in the attendees’ personal calendar will also be updated.

Adding non-Samepage Users in Calendar Events

Another new feature is the ability to invite non-Samepage users as event attendees in Samepage. Usually, when adding attendees, the auto-suggestions are limited to fellow Samepage co-workers. Now, users can type any email address. Samepage will suggest to add this non-Samepage user to be a “Guest to this event.” Guests will receive an invitation email with a .ics attachment. They will also be able to access the page or calendar where the event is shared. They can chat with the event organizer, but these guests can only see events and page content where they are listed as attendees.

Save Time, Collaborate More

Samepage unleashes new features to help its users have the right tools that get things done effectively. Now, they can find the project content, files, and people they need to complete work. They can collaborate better with more stakeholders, including non-Samepage users. For more information on new features and other productivity tips, visit also their Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn page.

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com and Bridge24. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.