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Launch Day for Purple.pm

3 years ago from

Hey folks - it's been a little while!

In case you haven't heard of us, Purple.pm helps you build and share your design process with your team (docs, lists, images, designs, prototypes, and more)

Anyways. We've been hard at work on some features to make sharing and organizing projects easier. Project Archiving and Teams, are now live. We're also coming out of beta today (wooo we're on Product Hunt too), so we've announced our pricing. The goal is to make the product free if you're an individual using it for a project, but if you start using it more heavily with a team, then we start charging for the product.

Lastly, this community has been a wonderful source of support and feedback as we built up the product. Thanks so much for everything!

11 comments

  • Darren Treat, 3 years ago

    I LOVE that 'single focus' loading animation, what a killer way to say "We. do. this:"

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    • , 3 years ago

      Thanks Darren! That's awesome to hear, I spent way too long on that hahaha. Had to cut out all of the JS on the page + any HTML below the fold, until after the animation runs otherwise it was too jittery.

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  • Sean Berg, 3 years ago

    This seems to be VERY interesting. Already passing it around the office to gauge interest from designers and PMs!

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  • rok pregeljrok pregelj, 3 years ago

    Okay, this is finally something I have had in my head for many years but could not find a way to visualize. The mix of soft and hard-constraints, formats and embeds seems perfect.

    Can't wait to try.

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    • , 3 years ago

      Interesting! Glad it makes sense for you. Yeah, sometimes people ask "why can't it just be a 2D canvas?" My response is exactly as you said...you need some constraints otherwise the board gets messy real fast.

      Enjoy!

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  • Stedman Halliday, 3 years ago

    Purple.pm is now my go-to tool for including collaborators and clients in my work and presenting deliverables to them in context. They love it and are beginning to value design much more when they can understand the process that goes into synthesizing the results that end up in front of them. Brilliantly built product!

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  • Jim RenaudJim Renaud, 3 years ago

    This is very impressive. I love many of the decisions you made here. As an early designer at Asana, I understand how hard it is to tackle productivity and organization. Overall, I'm impressed.

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    • , 3 years ago

      That's some wonderful praise, especially as someone who's worked on productivity software - thanks! I worked on Office Online before this, so I've seen some of the complexity - but even then I underestimated the challenges. I'd especially appreciate your input as you give the product a spin!

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  • Peter Vogt, 3 years ago

    Cool product. I find the zoom reset when dragging cards really jarring almost to the point of prohibitive to task completion. I assume there is a technical limitation that has bore this out but I would see if you can revisit it.

    It's a little expensive, too. Could be worth it. I'll give the one free project a go with our team and see how it goes. Overall, I think it's a great effort to capture a long lifecycle of collaborative design process. I am looking forward to using it.

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    • , 3 years ago

      Thanks for the feedback on the zoom - I'll pass that on. You're correct, it was a big technical issue but it may be time to pick that back up. And also helpful feedback on pricing. Determining the right value is hard, so we're open to adjusting it in the future!

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