So what has been updated in K4 in the past 2 years?
Here is a list of the new features that matter to my office:
- Independent Tasks can be linked to specific status. In K4 6.6 an independent task can be used no matter what the status. Being able to prohibit a given independent task from being used in a given status enhances security and makes me more willing to allow someone to conduct an independent task.
- Facebook and Twitter integration might be useful. I've let the editor responsible for postings to these services know that we can set up a simple workflow to ensure that postings to the company accounts are first reviewed by editors.
- Fewer notifications. Staff will only be notified of assignments if they are new assignments, and not every time that someone edits an object that is in their cue. This requires the administrator to make some changes to publication settings.
- Show the expander arrow in a K4 Query window only if that object has sub-objects.
- Date and Time fields can be empty when originally set.
- Hide deleted K4 user accounts.
- The K4 Web Editor is now Java free. I'm looking forward to experimenting with the Web Editor on an iPad.
- A K4 5.9 feature has returned. The default assignment for an object can be set to the current user.
- InCopy users have the option to open every article in a separate window.
- The administrator can define the folders for K4 clients to use for local files. Revoked files can be sent to a separate folder. This also eliminates the need to create folders or directories on client computers manually. If you set the folder locations on the K4 server then the K4 client will automatically create the folders.