Huddle, leaders in secure collaboration tools for the enterprise, has announced the release of Huddle Desktop, their new desktop app that improves collaboration and productivity, incorporating deeper Microsoft Office application integration which enables users to manage their Huddle files online and offline more efficiently.
Huddle Desktop has been developed to connect the user’s experience to a powerful cloud collaboration platform, simplifying the way users access and manage their files. New tools include plug-ins for MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook allowing documents to be opened, edited and saved that are stored within Huddle. Users are also able to view comments from other users and sync their comments back to Huddle via MS Office applications.
Stuart Cochran, CTO at Huddle, said: “Our goal is to make document collaboration as simple and intuitive as possible. Huddle Desktop is all about personal productivity: the app provides instant access to recent work, allows uers to manage offline availability, prevents version conflicts, and enables you to search all of your online Huddle content. Huddle’s cross-platform recent files feature also means you can pick up on a document that you were just reading on your iPad, and start editing it on your Windows PC or Mac immediately.”
Key features include full integration wtih MS Office; quick, direct access to relevant files; the elimination of version conflicts; the ability to work offline when required.
Cochran added: “Huddle Desktop is the perfect bridge to connect the desktop experience to the industry’s most powerful cloud collaboration platform. For example, if I know I’m going to be without Internet connectivity, I can quickly make a file available offline through the Desktop App, then edit it, review team comments and save them from within Microsoft Word. When I reconnect, Huddle Desktop will automatically manage the synchronisation of the file – and my comments – back into the cloud for the rest of my team.”