This month brings a new integration with Adobe CC and more updates and enhancements to the Widen Collective, Portals, and Workflow. Take a look to see what’s coming in our 11.0 release this Saturday, February 11!


Adobe CC Connector is now available!

The Adobe CC Connector is now an available integration in the Collective. With the Connector, you can open and edit assets from your site directly in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. New or updated versions can then be uploaded into the Collective directly from Adobe.


InDesign continues to allow dynamic linking to versioned assets in the Collective. If Widen support is needed, users can also directly access it (along with a number of other preferences) from the Connector.


Support articles about how to install and use the Connector will be avilable soon!


Mobile App Update

In the mobile app, you can now download single assets to your  mobile device then open them in the app they were created in and save them to your camera roll.



Portals (Early Release)


Column Sections in Brand Portals

Add column sections in your brand portals to lay out additional information on your portal for your audience. Choose from a one- to four-column layout or choose a 1/3 + 2/3 or a 2/3 + 1/3 layout. After you’ve selected the layout, add text or images to each column, then format the text and crop the images for best presentation on your portal.



Undo Actions

In a portal, undo the most recent action in sections, text areas, and banner images. When you perform an action in one of those locations and want to revert to the previous action, simply click “Undo” in the notification that displays and action will be undone. Delete the section or text area, or change the banner image.



Resolved Portals Issues

  • The issue with not being able to select an asset while in Quick View has been resolved.

  • The issue with blank sections displaying in public portals when collections are deleted from the Widen Collective has been resolved.

  • The issue with messaging not displaying for expired portals has been resolved.


Workflow (Early Release)

We’ve streamlined the way you create and route projects and have added a multi-stage workflow option. After you create a project, set up the workflow, add proofs, and route the project to reviewers in one or multiple stages with one or multiple rounds for each stage.



Other Updates and Resolved Issues

  • Assets with empty required metadata are no longer limited to 10 asset groups.

  • The issue with an existing collection already being selected when adding assets to an existing collection has been resolved.

  • The issue with getting an error when exporting all orders that have been placed has been resolved.

  • The issue with publishing YouTube videos to social networks has been resolved.

  • The issue with Quick Insights exports erroring has been resolved.

  • The issue when downloading files with unrecognizable file extensions has been resolved.

  • The issue with an incorrect number of conflicted assets displaying on the Admin dashboard has been resolved.

  • The issue with Insights reporting storage for March 2016 two times has been resolved.

  • The issue with collections displaying in expired assets search results has been resolved.

  • The issue with selecting assets using the iPhone mobile app has been resolved.


REST API Updates

  • Metadata can now be updated via the API immediately after uploading an asset in version 2.0 of the REST API.